Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Day in the Life Updated

A few months ago, I did a day in the life post.  I love doing these just to look back and see what a typical day is like for me.  That way when I'm older I can see just how busy I was in this season of life!  Since I'm not working I thought it would be fun to do an updated version of what a typical day is like.  I picked last Thursday because I knew we had some fun activities planned plus a few of our daily routines mixed in.  Also, I would like to note that my husband is nowhere to be found in any of these pictures.  For two reasons, he's gone before I usually put my feet on the floor and because he hates his picture being made.  So, here is a day in the life of me...

6:00- Up and at em.  When I first started being at home I would get up at 6:30, but I discovered that I like getting my workout in before the house is awake.  So, I get up at 6 and workout.  I have been doing Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 series and I love it!  It's only 30 minutes of my day but it hits every major body part. 

6:30- After my workout comes my favorite part of the morning.  I pour my coffee and sit down to my quiet time.  I'm doing a study right now on being thankful and I love the lessons I'm getting from it.  It has really made me sit back and feel gratitude for the blessings in my life. 

7:00- I pack Landry's lunch

7:05- I get this sweet girl up.  She is so much like me.  Most mornings she greets me with a smile ready to conquer the day.  Landry eats her breakfast and does her bible study.  My Grammy gave Landry a kids bible a few years ago and she loves it!  We've been doing a few stories a day. 

7:30- I get Hayden up and he eats breakfast.  This is also when Landry and I head upstairs and brush her teeth and fix her hair. 

7:40- We head to school.  We are in countdown mode for summer.  Every morning on the way to school she asks me how many more days.

8:00- I make my breakfast.  I gave the recipe for the smoothie a few weeks ago and last week I started adding in protein powder.  It has helped to keep me full for most of the morning.  This is also the point in my day when I blog if I'm going to.

8:30- Hayden and I play.  He loves to be outside so if it's a nice morning we head outside.  Otherwise, we play in his room. 

8:31- I literally walked away for a minute and came back to this.  I'm going to have to put a lock on this kids diaper drawer!

9:00- Hayden goes down for his morning nap and I begin getting ready for the day.  Makeup, curl my hair and brush my teeth. 

10:00- Snack time.  I like to eat six small meals a day.  I've done this for years and I'm never really hungry which is a good thing if you've been around me hungry :)  Right now I'm snacking on a string cheese and walnuts with almonds.

10:30- I get dressed and ready for the day.  I also stop and give my girl a smooch. 

11:00- I get Hayden up from his nap and get him dressed

11:30- On this day we were headed to Irving to visit my Grammy and Grandaddy.  I stopped at Sonic to grab us lunch.  Interesting fact about me- I worked at Sonic all throughout high school and some of college.  I loved this job!  I made really good spending money and I loved seeing my friends come up and visit me while I was working. 

12:00- Since Dani is working part time right now we invited her to come too and she gladly accepted.  We love seeing Ninny!  I love that my grandparents are still young enough to play with my kids and interact with them just like they did Dani and I.  They are such Godly, awesome people who set a great example for my kids. 

2:00- We head home to get Landry from school.  I'm not usually this early to carpool line but I didn't want to go home and get right back out so Hayden and I sat in the car with the windows rolled down and listened to music.  He loves music!  If a song comes on and I start singing he sings right along with me! 

3:00- We get Landry and head home.  Hayden goes down for his afternoon nap and Landry heads to her room to play or watch TV.  This is usually the time when I start prepping dinner. 

5:00- Landry hollers and asks me if she can get Hayden up and I gladly accept the help.  10 minutes later I walk in her room to find this.  Hayden has discovered her ladder up to her bed.  Oh Lord, help me!  You will also notice that two hours ago this room was clean :)

5:30- I have an event to go to this evening so I start getting ready to head out.  This is also the time of day Tim is heading home from work.  Hayden notices me getting ready and this is his reaction.  I think that is probably the only drawback to me being with him all day every day.  He's attached to me...literally!

6:00- Ready to head out!  Tim walks in and I tag him in and me out and head out the door.

6:30- I meet my sister at the club my parents belong to for a wine dinner.  My parents usually attend but they happened to be out of town this week so Dani and I gladly accepted.  With Dani being pregnant she couldn't really participate but she comes for the yummy food and conversation with her favorite sister! 

8:00- I head home and check on my babies.  Tim does such a great job feeding them, bathing them and tucking them in.  I tell him I should go out more often :)

8:30- I get ready for bed

9:00- I get in bed and watch Big Bang Theory.  I only watch this show in reruns but I love it!  I sometimes will also catch up on any shows on the DVR. 

10:00- Tim comes to bed and this is usually the time when I'm drifting off into dreamland. 

Whew!  That was a full day.  I can't say enough how much I love being home.  I love that every day is different and new and yes, sometimes it's boring, but it is what you make it. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekend in Clyde

This last weekend we went to Clyde for our annual trip for their towns garage sales.  I love going to this little town.  My aunt and uncle moved here 21 years ago and we love visiting them here.  It's such a cute little town and pretty much every garage sale we go to my aunt knows the person that lives there. 

I've always had such a good relationship with my Aunt Karen.  When I was growing up she lived close to us and she is a teacher so in the summer we would always go to her house and hang out with her.  Before she married my uncle Steve we would spend the night and she would paint our nails and make us junk food, you know what every good aunt should do!  Plus, she's the only other blond in our family so that makes her special too :)

My mom usually goes with us every year but this year her and my dad went out of town so she couldn't come.  We missed her coming so we sent her this picture of us missing her. 

My girl.  She loves going to this every year with us.  We give her some money to keep in her purse and this year she used it to buy a toy for her brother.  She has such a giving heart and I love that about her. 

She also found a house that was giving away kittens and asked if she could bring it home.  Um no. 

You never know what you're going to find in Clyde.  You might even find a goat for sale.  #yesthatsreallyagoat

My cousin Brett turns 21 today so while we were there we celebrated his birthday.  We went to one of our faves, Texas Roadhouse.  I love my cousins.  It was just Dani and I for a while and Chase came along when I was 10 so he has always been like a little brother to us.  Then Brett was born when I was 13 so he was one of my first babysitting jobs!  Love these guys so much.

Landry loves them too!

I still cannot believe this guy is 21! 

Our little family had such a good time and Landry got some extra attention without her brother there! 

It's ok though because he was getting special attention with Tim's parents!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Favorites

Once again it's Friday.  This week flew by for me.  We only have three more weeks until Landry's out for the summer and we started making our summer bucket list this week.  We scaled it down from last summer to make it a little more attainable. 

I'm linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for my favorite pictures of the week.

Big boy...
Hayden has really started to copy Landry lately and want to do everything she does.  He decided on Tuesday that he wanted to sit at the table and eat his breakfast just like her.  Poor thing was way too short, but he tried.

Coming up roses...
I met two of my favorite girlfriends for dinner Tuesday night and had some yummy sushi.  I wore my new favorite shorts I bought this weekend.  I fell in love with the rose print on them.  Also, I'm in desperate need of a new mirror.  I'm on the hunt for a full length one for our bedroom.

Get this kid a selfie stick...
Hayden has this play phone and it has a feature that makes you think you are taking a picture and I taught him this week how to take a selfie.  I'm so proud :) 

Just let him sleep...
We went and visited a friend yesterday and then ran some errands which always wears this kid out.  He fell asleep on the way to get Landry so I took advantage and read some of my new book.

We need a bigger bed...
You know that feeling when your house is quiet?  Sometimes it makes me nervous and yesterday I was putting clothes away and noticed that upstairs was awfully quiet.  I walked into my bedroom and this is what I discovered.  They had made pallets on my bed watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  It was a wonderful sight!

The weekend is upon us and I'm super excited!  The rain we have been having lately is putting a damper on all our outdoor plans.  Also, it's Mother's Day weekend and I'm spending it with my mama and then my own kids are taking me to lunch Sunday. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekend Update

We had such a great weekend! 

It started Friday with Landry's field day.  When I was in elementary school I loved field day.  I looked forward to it all year.  Back then we got ribbons for first, second and third place and I always strived for that blue ribbon.  Landry is no different.  They don't award places anymore, but she was really competitive.  She had such a good time in all the courses and I had a good time watching her and her friends together.

Friday afternoon Tim called and asked if we wanted to take Landry to the Ranger game.  If your counting that's two games in one week.  We rarely ever go and now we went twice in one week.  It was such a beautiful night and since it was Friday is was fireworks night. 

She had such a good time!  We let her eat whatever she wanted and get a shirt. 
I just love this kid.  When you get her alone she is really funny and has the best personality.

Saturday we went over to my parents house to hang out and Landry begged to put her swimsuit on and get in.  I couldn't believe she actually did it. 

Well monkey see, monkey do and brother wanted in too
It was so cold but they loved it.  Well, Hayden loved it for a few minutes then was ready to get out!

Saturday night, Tim grilled yummy steaks and corn on the cob.  Hayden was sitting in my lap when dinner was over and grabbed my corn and just started sucking on it.  It was hilarious.  He loved it.

Sunday my parents came over to hang out and mom and I went shopping.  I had such a good time hanging out with just her.  We never get that time anymore so when we do I cherish it.  Plus she's a really good helper at running and getting me different sizes :)

I just love weekends spent with my family.