Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sambo's Sweet Feet

What do you get a little man that pretty much has everything? Being the younger brother that he is, it's hard to think of anything that he actually might need and/or want. Especially due to Ben being completely pimped out in the toy department. He's getting a sandbox from Gigi/Poppy and new swings from Nana/Papa John, but from us...his parents? I've gotten him some cool wooden balls and organic stacking cups, but what else? So I was scouring the blogosphere and found these sweet gems! I'm thinking some sweet new kicks should do the trick! Now I just have to figure out his size! Have an outstanding Wednesday!

Love, A

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mama said there would be days like these....

After much thought, I've realized that I need to post this for all those people out there fighting the fight. As a blogger, you obviously just put out mainly the best of you, not necessarily the ugly. I try though to post a little of it all, and be truly authentic about who I am, but I don't ever post pics of my dirty house, my pimply face, or messes throughout our lives. I don't post about drama with family members or my husband or whomever.

But today I thought I would keep it real. As the morning started, I dealt with numerous students with HUGE problems going on. We aren't talking about little stuff like boyfriend crap or what to wear stuff. More like CPS, cancer, shelters, suicide, death,etc. My main advice to all this is to create the life you want for yourself and your kids. Take it

Daily make steps towards your goals. Life isn't what is handed to you to deal with, it is how you let it make you BETTER, never bitter. And most important let everything you do, do with love and for His glory. Especially after seeing the beautiful Guatemalan people, with so very little, they still had the Joy bubbling over in their hearts. It's all and only about your heart. Shine on.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bloggin Lovins

Yes, I'm once again in love with another blogger. She has LOADS of free printables and this cool newletter thingy you can get for $7.95 a month with loads of more printables. She's a mother of four too. She has chevron papers, fabulous prints, and my favorite tags ever. I think I'm giving all the boys teachers one of her printables framed. Her stuff rocks my socks....check it or wreck it sistas. A

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


The trunk show on Friday night was a success! Thank you to all who came and a big thanks to Bella Bridesmaids. I was completely humbled to be in such a beautiful shop, next to an amazing Austinite designer, and that so many of my sweet friends came to just see me. It truly humbled me. Thank you.

This weekend we had a blast decorating the house for Christmas. It it bad that I thought we were late because it wasn't the DAY after thanksgiving? John will usually make a lovely comment like, "you know it isn't even December yet?" And I'm like...and your point is?

I love the glow of my sweet little boys faces by the christmas tree lights. It makes me feel and remember the magic too. I'll post those pics later....happy day to you! A

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Still Thankful

Due to posting Guatemala pics, I'm just now posting Thanksgiving stuff. It seems I'm either really early for everything or really late. I used to not be that way. Maybe it's just from living with two little men :). Who knows....but without further adieu....

We rented a house out by Blanco and just hung out together, eating, playing, doing puzzles, (which I'm no good at), and walking. Here are some of the highlights from us playing outside.

Nana, Cousin Grace and Ben

This picture makes me laugh. He was of course trying not to smile or look at me.

I loved the random yellow leaf in the midst of brown. I sometimes feel like I'm the random dash of color surrounded by black.

The pic absolutely makes me laugh my booty off. I feel like he's saying ,

"He laaaddy. What you doing?" Isn't his little bod cute?

Christmas card worthy maybe?

Best. Dad. Ever.

This stick is now on our night stand and has been made into a stick "man"

I know you can't tell. But this plant actually glistened. It was glittery in the morning sun.

Hope your day is full of blessings, joy, and simple pleasures. A

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