Monday, July 27, 2015


Tuesday, I turned 33! Yes - double tres! It was a great day and I truly felt so loved! I received so many birthday wish phone calls, texts, social media messages and birthday hugs! Yall truly know how to make a girl feel special! Mallory did ask me Tuesday morning if I had to go to work on my birthday and I think she thought I got the day off because I always take the day off of work for her birthday! :)

All my co-workers showed me some sweet birthday love. My desk was decorated when I got to work

My awesome team at work took me to lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings - yes I'm a big fan of the Traditional Parmesan Garlic Wings!

After work, Brian and Mallory took me out for dinner to Bin 303. We had never been there but heard good things and it was very good! They even had a coloring book and crayons ready for Mallory when we got to the table and she loved that!

Love my little family! We went for dessert after dinner and just enjoyed being together!

My birthDAY was wonderful but the celebration didn't stop there

Friday night, Melody and Lyndsey and I headed out for girl's night - Joy and Brettni, we missed you! Melody's birthday is July 2 and Lyndsey's is August 1 so we enjoyed some birthday dessert. The chocolate cake (and everything else we all ate) at Paul Martin's American Grill was fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Saturday evening, we celebrated my Mom and I's birthdays at Babes Chicken! My mom's birthday is a week after mine so we get to celebrate together with our family! It's always great to get together! Mom and I did do the traditional birthday chicken dance at Babes but I won't post those pics :)

Nana with all her grandkids that love her so much!

Singing Happy Birthday and blowing out her candle

After Babes, we headed to get some snow cones. 
I'm so glad I get to celebrate birthdays with this wonderful woman!

Here's to 33!

Monday, July 6, 2015

4th of July 2015

We had the most wonderful day celebrating our country's Independence!! We are so grateful for our freedom and are truly thankful for the sacrifices made so that we can be free!

We decided to start the day by going to our town's parade but before we left, I had to get a picture of my little firecracker!

And apparently I just want to make myself cry when I make these collages - time flies! 

I was excited about all we had planned for the day but the biggest thing I was most excited about was just getting celebrate with Brian and Mallory all day long! Here we are before the parade started

We were happy that our nephew Cade wanted to come with us to the parade

I didn't take many pics of the parade but it was fun! Our friend Charles was riding one of the horses at the beginning so we got to wave to him.

After the parade, we headed to the fireworks store to get some sparklers for the night


Our friend Adam works at the fireworks store every year so Mallory was happy to get to see him

We got our sparklers and headed home to rest before the party later in the afternoon

After naps by all of us, we headed to our friend Joy's neighborhood for their 4th of July party! There was a band, lots of good food and a whole lot of fun!

 We got to hang out with our closest friends and our kids got to all play together! I love celebrating holidays with these families!

Love these ladies so much and am thankful to call them friend.

Love this man!

Fruit pizza is my go-to dessert for 4th of July so I decided to be more creative this year! Not the prettiest but it was sooooo yummy!

These two sweet friends were sitting down petting the cat and they actually obliged to a picture together! Win win!

The band played 90's country music. If you know me at all, that is my favorite music!! I listen to the 90's country station on Pandora all day long at work so I was thrilled when the music started playing! I might have sung in the microphone some but that video will never been seen (right Lyndsey?!?!) Although, she may post it after she sees the photo of her belting it out below! You did a great job singing Lyndsey!

Trey singing

and my man singing!

They were all singing Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks. Again, video was taken but will never be seen.

After the singing, it was time for sparklers

We had the best time with our friends at the party! So thankful to The Calhouns for the invite!

We left the party just in time to make it to see our town's big fireworks show with our family!

Zoey and Mallory watching the fireworks

Definitely a great day!

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!!