Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Travels - Part Two

Forgive me for the picture overload, but considering I never print pictures anymore, this is my way to document our life. Ha! So after we bid farewell to B's family in Louisiana, our road trip adventures continued. B dropped us off in Dallas, and he headed to Canada for work {a huge country music festival hardly sounds like work to me!}. We packed up the boys and Oma and Poppa and headed to the ranch.

I was so excited to go to the ranch! It is our family land in the Hill Country of Texas, and we had not been since G was just a few months old. I was so excited for the boys to get to play and get dirty and enjoy country living. Plus my parents are building a new house, and I could not wait to see where they cleared all the land. We took in plenty of dirt road playing, splashing in the creek, a parade and rodeo to boot {pun intended.}. But the highlight was driving up to the top of the "mountain" to see where the new house would be built in just a few months. It has me giddy and sentimental at the same time to think of all the memories that will be made there.

After we washed off all the dirt we could we packed back in the car and headed back to Big D. B was coming back, and I was ready to see him {single parents have my complete admiration!}. Fun times swimming at Oma and Poppa's pool, Mexican night at my fav with some of my besties and the best part, a weekend of pre-wedding festivities to celebrate my baby bro and soon to be sister-in-law. Once those crazy kids landed from California, it was non-stop wedding prep, showers and parties. It was certainly a whirlwind, but the best kind. Non-stop fun. I hosted a party for them Sunday afternoon before they headed to the airport and cannot wait to share all the "Mr. and Mrs." party details with you. My boys and I packed up and hit the road bright and early Monday to head back to Nashville. Now just looking forward to doing it all again come September and the big day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Travels - Part One

We're back! Finally! Two and a half weeks on the road traveling to see family and friends and we are finally back in Nashville. We had the best time, but I have to tell you, traveling with my two wild men can wear a mama out. It was worth it though.

We kicked things off heading to Louisiana to celebrate the Fourth and celebrate B's grandmother turning 90! Such an incredible woman who is an example for us all. B's entire family traveled in for the celebration, and with plenty of food, water slides and crazy kiddos, it was a party to remember. Our time in Louisiana was also filled with plenty of music! B sat in for a set at an old stomping ground and his band put on quite a show for a farm party. G loved watching his dada jam! We also enjoyed plenty of downtime just relaxing with MeMo and Pappy as well as some time visiting my sweet great-aunt and great-uncle and grandmother who were in town.

As tiring and wearing as traveling with little ones can sometimes be there's nothing like hearing their sweet laughter at their silly MeMo or watching a loved one steal their sugar to make you realize it's all worth it for the chance to make these memories. Oh and free babysitting from the grandparents for a few nights out too!

Stay tuned for our Texas adventures!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

On holiday...

Hello! It's been too long! Life has been crazy. But crazy good. We've been traveling and catching up with family and friends. It's been nonstop fun, and we're still in travel mode. Spent last week in Louisiana and made it to Texas this week. After a quick stop in Dallas we are now headed to the ranch. Cannot wait to see my boys playing in the creek and enjoying country living. I'll be back next week with plenty of pictures and stories from our road trip adventures. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Scenes from the weekend...

Happy Monday! For once I feel like the weekend did not just completely fly by. We were in town and with not too many plans on the books. So enjoyed just relaxing. Here are a few highlights from our weekend.

*Mexican night with friends at our house Friday complete with the best {and easiest} margaritas {Just mix one can frozen limeade, one can Corona, one can Sprite, one can tequila}.

*G's first slumber party {He was much more interested in playing than slumbering}.

*Lots of pancakes!

*Celebrated the first day of summer playing outside.

*A three and a half hour nap for the boys {despite chocolate chip pancakes} Sunday afternoon which meant three and a half hours of Breaking Bad for B and me. We're almost finished!

*And per usual, plenty of park time!