Friday, July 3, 2015

June Recap

We are three days into July but I wanted to post pics from June! We celebrated birthdays and Father's Day and just enjoyed Summer!

Playing at the splash park

We had to get a new swimsuit so we went with our go to gal, Elsa. As always, more posing

Sliding down her slide in her pool

And after playing hard in the fun, she rests hard

One Saturday night, we went out for dinner at our favorite: Texas Roadhouse. I love this picture Brian got of me and Mallory and our matching shirts.

I love this dress Mallory received for her birthday. She wore it to church and I wanted to get a picture of her in it before we left. Below are the photos I got :)

Mallory and I got to go The Majestic in downtown Dallas to see one of small group girls, Claire perform in her dance show. She did so well and I'm so glad we got to go!

Brian traveled some for work in June and I got this shot of Mallory hugging Brian because she was sad he was leaving

We started using the Oral B Tootbrush App that counts down while you brush and uncovers a picture when you are done. Makes brushing fun!

I got this sweet picture of Mallory reading her books before bed one night.

We played dress up one day and I got this big smile

We got to go see the movie Inside Out with Katie Ryan - Melody and Brooke joined us too!

We ended up the month Nana and Papa's house. Mallory played in sprinkler while there.

And then ended the evening with a popsicle. It's a tough life!

And now we are looking forward to all July has to hold! We are going to celebrate the 4th of July with our friends and enjoy this long weekend! Happy Independence Day!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

June Birthday Celebrations

I realized that we had some birthday parties to attend in June but I didn't realize until a week in that we had one every weekend. We were excited though because we love celebrating all of our friends and family so we partied every weekend with the birthday people!

The first weekend in June, we celebrated Kinsley turning 3! Kinsley used to go to school with Mallory but she moved last year and Mallory misses seeing her so much. Thankfully, Jill comes back most every weekend for work so we still get to see them a good amount! 

Kinsley's party was held at Big Sky Event Hall where Jill is an Event Coordinator and she did a great job decorating!

Fun with the hula hoops

Everybody had to be close by while Kinsley opened her presents

Singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl! She was so excited to be three and kept telling everyone how old she was! We loved getting to be there and celebrate her!

The second weekend in June we celebrated Brooke turning one! We love the Ballard family so much and Mallory was so looking forward to going to Katie Ryan's house to celebrate her baby sister, Brooke!

This girl loved her cake!

I didn't get any pictures of the presents but she got some great toys and cute clothes! So grateful for The Ballards and their friendship! We are so glad we get to watch this sweet girl grow!

The third weekend of June, we headed to Wichita Falls to celebrate Owen's first birthday! I put more pics in my last post since we went on Father's Day weekend. We had a great road trip and so much fun getting to see our friends that are family to us!

The last weekend in June, we celebrated Brian's cousin's daughter's first birthday! Hailey is so cute and they held her party at the same place Brian and I held our wedding  reception. I was looking forward to going back since we haven't been back in 6 years. We kept telling Mallory that this is where we had our wedding reception and she kept asking "Why???"

Her beautiful cake

They had a clown there making all kinds of different things with balloons. Mallory did not want to get close to her (which I don't blame her) so she stayed far away. The clown was very nice and made a big one for her even though she wouldn't get close.

Towards the end of the party, Mallory was able to tell the clown thank you for her new large balloon creation

There was also a face painter there and Mallory requested a rainbow butterfly and that's exactly what she got. And they did a great job of the colors matching her dress! Mallory loved it!

And, as always, Mallory was very happy to Grammy!

What a fun month of celebrating our friends and family! We are ready to celebrate more in July and the rest of the year!! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

2015 Father's Day Weekend

Saturday, we got up bright and early to head on a 3 hour road trip to Wichita Falls for Owen's (Julie's son) 1st birthday party. Julie is my childhood BFF and I love that we still get together to celebrate the big moments in our families' lives. Here we are all ready to go:

Owen's party was at a park and was baseball themed. All the decorations were great. So thankful for my friend

Owen LOVED his cake. He didn't even use his hands in the beginning, just leaned in and took a big bite!

After the party, we headed back to Aaron and Julie's house and had lunch.. Mallory was so happy to play with Kinsley and Emmalyn.

Love these sisters and their families so much. We've grown up together and have always been close and I hope we always continue to be!

After leaving Wichita Falls, we headed back to go to my brother's house but before, we stopped by Cabela's - Brian's choice. I know he was happy to get to go there - especially Father's Day weekend.

I was able to get the sweetest shot of these two!

Brian was happy to show Mallory his favorite store. While we were walking through the store, Mallory saw the ducks and told Brian "There are the ducks that you shoot and hurt really bad" - Ha - she knows of her Daddy's love of duck hunting

Mallory loved the aquarium so much and waved at the fish because she would see them looking at her. We had to keep coming back to see all the fish

After leaving Cabela's we headed to Ryan and Kate's house to celebrate my Dad for Father's Day. I love this man so much!

When Mallory signs her name on cards, she writes each letter very large so her name goes up the side of the card. This is my dad trying to read her name :)

Papa and three of his grandkids - we missed Greg, Melody, Kiersi and Kayden!

I'm always happy to get a family picture if we can! We had a good time being with our family and then headed home to crash after the long busy day!

Sunday morning, we got up and gave Brian his Father's Day card.

All that we had planned for Sunday was church and rest and that is exactly what we did!

I love these two so much and Mallory and I are so grateful for him and all he does for us! He is such a great husband and Father!

And we rested and that was our weekend. Loved being with my family and friends as always!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Outdoor Fun

Happy Friday friends! We had a full week of sunny days and we've taken full advantage of enjoying time outside. From hopscotch to playgrounds to swinging to swimming to bubbles, we've had some fun! Looking forward to seeing what more fun Summer has in store!

Have a wonderful weekend!