Friday, April 25, 2014

The Friday Five- What? You Thought I Forgot??

  1. Here are the reasons I have not blogged in 2 weeks: our laptop bid us farewell a couple of days ago. I have soop-ah cute Easter pics of the kiddos that I went to load on Tuesday when I realized that I couldn't get the computer to turn on. Boo. And, I have been a bit over the blogging lately, honestly. So, I decided to take a breather. There will most likely be a few more of those to come until I get out of my blog-funk.
  2. I read this a little while ago on A Cup of Jo: * "I thought I would share something that never fails to make me smile, even on the bluest of days. Are you ready? Just imagine a Tyrannosaurus Rex making up a king size bed. Those tiny arms. Those big sheets. Amazing. —Kirsten. Kristen, you are hilarious! Let's be friends.
  3. I can't tell you how many times I have reenacted "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" with Hazel this week. We have old-school french-style doors that open to our living room that is perfect to set the scene. She stands on one side & I stand on the other, while we take turns being Elsa & Ana. I always create ALOT of frustration on her part because I can't remember all the words. Speaking of Frozen, Jeremy sent me this today. I was ROLLING.
  4. The Goldfinch. Does anyone know when I get to the part where I can't put it down? I am about 82% done and I haven't seemed to find it yet. This. Is. The. Never. Ending. Book. I will say it's well written, but geez, it's depressing. Good thing I have the handy T-Rex/ King sheets trick to use going forward!
  5. And, here's my favorite song for this week. (Nope, still not sick of them!) I have cranked this about 4 times today with the windows down. Perfect.


Friday, April 11, 2014

The Friday Five- The AT Edition

It's Bachelorette Weekend for Alissa Trove!!! Yay! We are in Gruene this weekend celebrating our fabulous friend, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite things about this little lady & what I hope this weekend involves on today's Friday Five.

1. When trying to think of my all-time favorite Alissa story, I am bombarded by a whirlwind of such fun memories. So, to make sure they are appropriate for the blog (as if they wouldn't be???) and to keep this list from turning into a novel (who, me?), here are a few words to sum it all up: Enterprise, dancing, NOLA, Memphis, bathroom stalls (ahem), bloody mary's, karaoke, hurricane-survivals, olives & cool whip (not together. separate. for dinner.), solo cab rides (sorry!), Vegas, AMLI, pool days, Love Actually, Texas Trash & chocolate covered Ritz crackers, work hard/ play hard, laughter & tears, sleeping in parking lots, Superbowl, Fox & Hound, road trips, unattended microphones, and roomies.

2. I plan on eating some really good Mexican food, bar-b-que, taking in a bit of shopping, and maybe lounging by the pool. Wow, my 25 year old self is so disappointed in my anticipation of this Bachelorette Weekend.

3. Gruene Hall!!!

4. Because this post is dedicated to Alissa, I leave you with this....(fyi, do yourself & skip to
5. Alissa, may your weekend be filled with your favorite songs, favorite ladies, favorite beverages, LOADS of laughter, and amazing memories. I love you, TONS!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Friday Five (eve)- Catching Up

Hi, Friends, long time! How's it going? We are ready for a s-l-o-w weekend around here- Happy Friday Eve! In my attempt to combine 2 posts into one, here's my Friday Five- Catching Up addition. Let's see if we can

1. We celebrated Hutch turning 5 at Pump it Up. Wow, that place is crazy. As documented below, you can see that Hutch. Was. Ecstatic. Really, he was. He was just anxious for them to open the doors. These birthday number pics seem to get harder and harder to capture each year. Boo. After the celebration, we headed over to Middendorf's to meet up with some family that we ADORE and had not seen in such a long time. Cindy & Tammy, not sure if you are readers, but we would have driven all the way to NOLA to eat lunch with you. Of course, that is real easy to say when we didn't have to drive that far. But, we would have.


2. Ok, ok, ok, I know I have blogged enough about the loads of fun at Turnpike Troubadours. But, just in case you needed some footage to prove it. 

3. Friday marked one year since our dear friend, Hal White, passed away. I can't believe that it's been that long. He is certainly missed by so many & thought of so often. This toast was to him. Hal On! 

4. We celebrated some very special people this past weekend in H-town by helping co-host a couples shower. We got to see SO many wonderful friends that we had not seen in such a long time. Alissa and Pickles, we love you TONS! Also, I was in charge of pictures. This was, literally, all I got. And, technically, the first one I stole off Alissa's FB page. We wrapped up our time by kickin' it on the Lupe's patio for about 2.5 hours. It was AWESOME. 

5. Because it's Friday Eve and because you maybe, just maybe, want something to jam out to, here is one of my favorites...

Have a great weekend!!