Tuesday, May 1, 2018

a middle school play

Layla's theater class performed this morning.  
It was a great performance with a wonderful message.

Layla did great playing the sad girl.

Here is Layla bowing at the end with her "parents."


Layla played the role of a teenage student. ha! In the play, she was in the locker room and one of her best friends took a picture of her in her undies.  The friend then posted it to the Internet.  Tori, Layla's character, was very upset and sad.  Her parents, teachers and principal helped her through this awful time.  Her friend didn't mean harm, but she suffered the consequences of her actions.  

It was a cute production and well acted out by the whole class!  I enjoyed it!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter 2018

We spent our Easter morning on the golf course.

It was a wonderful day for golf.  The weather was breezy but nice and the sun was shining bright!

The Easter bunny delivered eggs to our backyard.

I'm so obsessed with our backyard view.  If this isn't God's work!!  

Gorgeous clouds on an Easter evening!

We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on the back porch.  Layla drew pictures, Hayden played with his lizard friend and Gary and I just enjoyed the warm April sunshine!

I played the worst round of golf ever.  I actually quit.  I had high hopes for my Easter golf game, but it was less than pleasant.  It's been awhile since I failed so terribly at golf.  You win some and you lose some.

Happy Easter y'all!!

Saturday, March 31, 2018


H.C. found this lizard at C.C. and Brandy's house.  It's a cute little lizard and it's skin changes color so fast!  We've seen brown, black and mostly green.

It seriously loves him.  It's the craziest thing.  We told him he could bring it home, so he did.

He made a little habitat out of a shoebox and the silly lizard was still there when we woke up.
His little buddy will be sticking around out in our backyard.  He's welcome as long as he wants to stay.  He loves eating those giant bugs that look like mosquitos, but aren't.  Soooo....I'd love for the lizard to stay!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

She's made the team!!

We are beyond proud of Layla!  She has been working so hard and that hard work payed off!!

She was in twice a week gymnastics for months to learn to tumble.  Tumbling is a huge part of cheer!  It's isn't like the old days when I was a cheerleader.  She set her mind to it though and rocked the tryouts.

Every day after school this week they had practice.  When she got home she worked and worked until her feet hurt.  I felt so proud to see her working so hard, but also felt sorry for her when her legs just wouldn't move another second.

She made the MMS cheer team and we are thrilled for her.  She is proud of herself too!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

golf lover

We see him climbing the fence and leaving the gate open to chase after stray golf balls.

We see him every single morning sporting a 'polo' shirt, because that is what golfers wear.

We see him hitting the snot out of the ball as it launches up high in the sky.

We see his smile when his golf coach tells him how awesome he is doing.

We see the want to learn in his eyes and we are proud of his hard work!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

This Saturday is for clovers and food trucks

We had a fun time at the Food Truck Showdown here in downtown Waco.

We got dressed up in our green and hit the streets before the rain and storms blew in!

My favorite thing was the cheesecake egg roll.  It was amazing!!!!!

Of course we toasted with green beers and March Madness.

The storms rolled in and we stayed inside and listened to the rain pound the roof and windows.  We turned on our Amazon Echo and set it to 80's music and guessed at who sang each song.  It was a blast and we laughed and danced and enjoyed our kiddos and friends!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

this is how we feel

about Spring BREAK!!  Woohoo!!!!!

Monday, February 26, 2018

sausage and sunsets

We are loving our outdoor space in our new house.  I'm loving all the things we've done to make it fun and cozy.  I especially love stepping down the back starts and taking pictures of the sunset.  I'm obsessed and it makes me so happy!  I get to see this every night!!!

Tonight we ate outside.  Gary grilled sausage.  I steamed broccoli and I made baked potatoes in the instant pot.  It was one of my favorite meals.  I just love sausage.  I wish it was more healthy, but I really don't even care.  It's a wonderful treat and one of our go-to meal ideas.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

weekend fun

My iPhone broke last weekend and nothing could be done for it.

I haven't had bluetooth or Wifi since last Sunday so I called Apple and they told me to head to their store in Austin, so we did.  I made an appointment and they were so nice.  They replaced my phone and were wonderful to work with.

We had the best time exploring and playing!  We went to Apple, Lululemon, Brighton and Kendra Scott.  We explored the outdoor mall and it was awesome for Layla and I.  Gary and Hayden were there for the ride and I'll say they were great sports!

We'd been dying to try 600 degrees pizza place in Georgetown, so on the way back home we ate giant slices of pizza.  It was wonderful!

I loved my salad and cheeseburger pizza.

Hayden's piece was giant, but he finished it and was shocked he did.  His tummy was full for hours.

And of course we HAD to stop at Bucee's!

Friday, February 2, 2018

student of the month!

We are so thrilled that this guy is student of the month!

Gary and I tried to sneak into the gym so he wouldn't be suspicious, but he saw us and then I felt like he knew he was chosen. 

It was also pajama day!  He was so comfy!

We are two proud parents!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

air fyer love

I used my instant pot and my air fryer for our wings tonight.  I think they look so yummy and they tasted even better!

Acquiring and using kitchen gadgets is my obsession!  

These wings were cooked fully in the instant pot and then I crisped them up in my air fryer.  Y'all....so good and so fun!  I'm in love! Now I'm just searching for more recipes to try!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Date night and a new place

I love being able to sneak away for a few hours with Gary to have dinner.

We have been wanting to try this new place in Waco, and Friday nights are perfect for date nights.

We sat at the bar for a drink and then headed to a table for dinner.  The bar was the best part in my opinion.  The drinks and chips were the highlight of my night.

I got some sort of beef fajita tacos drizzled with queso and it was only OK.  I was not impressed.  I usually love Mexican food, but this wasn't my favorite.  I think this is a good spot for drinks and then head to another venue for dinner time!

Gary said his food was pretty tasty.  He ordered one of their signature dishes and I think he's on to something.  They spend special time and attention on some things and I think that makes them better!

I've heard so many good things about Hecho and then to be disappointed bums me out.  I think my expectations were high from all the hype.  I will go back, but I just wanted to be blown away!  Haha!