When I think of vacation, I think of blue skies, a nice sandy beach, warm ocean water, and of course this year for our first family vacation, I had thoughts of us being in optimal health to enjoy all that lovely weather.
Well…(and I’m sure it won’t look like it from all the following pictures) the last thing on my mind was being sick on vacation, but that’s exactly what happened. Our first family vacation and it was full of runny noses, sneezing, coughing, sore throats, and basically fighting to enjoy all the good that comes with taking a much needed break.
I’m not talking about just myself. We were all sick wit’ it. However, we still managed to have fun at the end of the day.
Continue reading “A Vacation For The Record”
I can’t believe it’s been a whole YEAR! We survived…we made it…we have accomplished the first year of parenting. Continue reading “A Party For ONE”
I thought I wasn’t brave enough to take on a date night up in the sky. I should have known better…of course I am!
Continue reading “Starlight Flight Tours: A Date Up In The Air”
Life is different…not bad, just very different. For the last few months I’ve been a recluse to our home and our family. I feel great about it. I’m just really enjoying discovering mommy-hood and all of its detailed joys.
Continue reading “Mommin Ain’t Easy”
I’ve always wanted to attend a pop up restaurant. I see them in movies and modern tv shows but I can never figure out where the heck these places actually exist! Well thanks to awesome chefs like Sarah and Matt that managed several successful pop ups I now have access to a local foodie first for me. Continue reading “Hot Box Biscuit Club”
It has finally hit me…I’m a mom!
Even though we’ve had our daughter for 7 weeks, up until this point it’s been an awkward getting to know you phase. When we brought her home from the birthing center, it was just so surreal. I knew she came out of me but I just still couldn’t believe she was actually out of me. One minute she’s tucked away safe in my belly, the next she’s screaming and crying bloody murder as she is being wrapped like a burrito in swaddling cloths. Continue reading “Officially A Mom”
I went into early labor at 11:30pm 8/29/17. At the time our Houston refugee cousins had just left and we were settling down for the night. I felt crampy but with a different twinge of pain so I ignored it until I could confirm they weren’t going away. At 3:30 that morning I had begun to lose my plug so RJ and I were extremely excited that things were getting underway. The next day during active labor we notified our birthing team so they could head over to the house and help us through. Continue reading “Brinley’s Birth Story “
One of the fun things about prepping for a kid is coming up with a nursery theme. I must admit, I already know I’m not a traditional style mom; mostly because I’m not a traditional style person. I don’t like a lot of fluff and I knew I wanted our daughters room to resemble bold color, mod design, and minimalist tastes rather than some of the nurseries I have seen (not that that’s bad, I just like different style). Continue reading “The Bees Nursery”
In my 8th month of pregnancy I just wanted to share a piece of real life from our growing little family. On a sunny Sunday afternoon Brandy J. of Brandy J. Art & Images came to our house to capture me and hubby in our full blown lax maternity element. Continue reading “Officially 8 Months Pregnant”
So while I was out, date nights with the hubs certainly didn’t stop. There was one in particular that stood out among the rest and it was at Si Na Ca Studios off Magnolia in Fort Worth. This place is a studio dedicated to glass blowing! Continue reading “Si Na Ca Studios: A Hot Date For Two”