Sunday, February 27, 2011

Painting with a Twist

Last week, a group of my girlfriends and I, got together for a fun Girls Night Out! The new hype around this area right now are these painting places where you can sign up to go by yourself or with a group of friends, and an instructor teaches you how to paint a particular portrait on a canvas. Our group chose to do a "private party" because we wanted to paint a specific picture. If you just show up, you're with a huge group of people and you paint whatever is on the schedule for that night. The class lasts 2-3 hrs. and you can bring in any type of outside food or drinks. But, we chose to all go eat dinner beforehand, so we didn't take anything. It was a super, fabulous time and I can't wait to go back again!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

I have never, ever participated in Ten on Tuesday. But, my friend Lindsay does, so I thought this week I would join in on the fun! The topic is all about summer, and I DO love me some summer!!

1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?
Yes. We are doing our annual Marler vacation to the Frio river, and we are heading to the beach with the McWhorter's. You never know with us, though. Some more may pop up between now and then! :)

2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)? Believe it or not, I still wear jeans (for the most part) in the summer time paired with my flip flops. I know that we live in Texas and that jeans in the summer are just flat out insane, but I don't do shorts. Sometimes, I will go a little crazy and wear a skirt or a fun summery dress.

3. What is your favorite summer drink?
I am still a faithful Diet Coke drinker in the summer time, too. I also love me some shaved ice. Does that count as a drink? :)

4. Do you tan or burn?
Tan a little...burn a little.

5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?
Just to get through the summer, toting 3 kids around, while being in my last stages of pregnancy. Yes, I will be the beached whale you may see that is living at the pool! Ha! :)

6. What is your favorite summertime food?
Oh, I love anything! But, fruit and anything cold is always refreshing.

7. What song most says “summer” to you? A lot of songs by Kenny Chesney. Especially, Old Blue Chair.

8. Any home improvement goals planned for this summer?
Oh, yes! We will be moving the girls into the same room...while redecorating, and we will be putting together/decorating a new nursery.

9. What is one thing you hate to see at the beach?
Well, I view this two ways. :) With or with out our kids around?! Ha! If it is with our whole family, I would say jelly fish, clouds, rain, other children running around with out any parents to be seen. If it is just with Conn, I would say clouds, rain, and any kids within our general area!

10. Did you ever go to a summer camp?
Yes. Almost every single summer. They were all church camps and I loved them. Also, when we got married, Conn was a high school pastor. So, I still got to enjoy many more years of them.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Whole Lot of Love

Saturday night, Lindsee and Missy, threw an awesome chocolate fondue party at Lindsee's place. It was such a fun night spent some lovely ladies! Along with the chocolate fondue, they had strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, bananas, apples, graham crackers and more for all the yummy dipping. It was also a great night full of fun conversation and girls just being girls. It always amazes me how much "talking" we can get done when it just us girls and no kids. Ha! Our topics of conversations ranged from t.v. shows we watch, to the worst date we ever had, to babies, to how to change a flat tire, and what type of toilet paper we should use. I love it and I love these kind of nights! Can't wait until the next one!!!

Oh, and thanks to Missy and Heather, for all of the pictures. :)

This morning, my Valentine's Day, started out with my daddy stopping by the house and bringing me a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers. Oh, they are so pretty! He has given me flowers every single Valentine's Day, since I was one month old (my bday is in Jan.). No matter where I have lived, or how old I am, I get them every single year! It brightened my morning, that's for sure! I love you, dad! Thanks so much!! :)

I snagged some pictures of the girls' before they left for school. Love these two girlies!

My littlest Valentine decided to finally wake up, and we spent the morning together. He makes me smile! :)

We then went and met daddy for lunch! Mexican food, of course! :)

After lunch was done, we made a stop at Maggie's school Valentine's party. Gotta love a class full of 15, 4 year old's! Fun times! :)

Conn has carried on the flower tradition with his own two girlies! They love it!!

Most of all, I want to wish my man, a Happy Valentine's Day.

We have never been ones to make a huge deal out of this day. But, it is still fun to let him know how much I love him and appreciate him. I pray daily, that I have many, many more years of dancing with the one I love!
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance

Tonight, Lily and Conn, went to a Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance at her school. Lily has been talking about this dance for over a month. Of course, they both got dressed up in their Sunday best, and danced the night away. I love that our school host such fun activities! Such a blessing!

Monday, February 7, 2011

This & That

Last week, Lily, celebrated her 100th Day of School. They were told to come up with a project that included 100 items.

Here she is with her 100 gumballs inside a gumball machine.
We thought that her idea was very original, but she said 4 other people did the same thing. Oh, well! :)

In my last post, I ended by saying that Conn and I were supposed to go away for the weekend. BUT...because of the crazy snowstorm that was supposed to take place, they shut down all of Houston. Including the airports! We were okay with the realization that we were staying put and will hopefully get to reschedule. But, the worst part, there wasn't a single drop of snow!!! HA!!!!!!! So, instead of heading to Colorado (where there WAS snow), we decided to make the most of some of our weekend, and got away for the night to a hotel in Houston. It was wonderful! No, it wasn't Colorado, but we were still kidless for 24hrs. :)

We did A LOT of this...

and, A LOT of this...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

8 Weeks and First Ultrasound

Today we went to my first appointment for this 4th little love! Yes, there was just ONE! Ha! All my friends just knew that it was going to be twins. Sorry, girls! :) We were able to hear the heartbeat and see our precious one "wiggling" all around on the screen. My doctor said that the baby was measuring about 4 days larger than what I had calculated, so our due date is set for around Sept. 9th. So, technically, I am 8 wks. and 5 days. Thank you, Lord, for this amazing miracle!

8 week baby bump!
Yes, I know that it is already large! I just keep telling myself that this is my 4th pregnancy and that my ab muscles are pretty much shot! Ha! :)

Hope you are all staying warm. It is in the low 20's here. They are predicting at least 3 inches of snow on Friday for Houston! Of course, it is the one day that Conn and I are set to fly out of town for a little weekend get away. We are praying that the whole town doesn't shut down and that our flights are canceled. We shall see!