Thursday, September 29, 2011

Momma's gettin' a new 'do

Tomorrow night I'm getting my hair cut. Let me just say, that I haven't had anything done to my hair (other than coloring it myself) in a YEAR, a YEAR! Seriously! Being a mom has definitely made me a lot less glamorous, that's for sure. I don't want to take much off the length, maybe an inch or two, but want a change... enter- bangs! 

This is my hair now

 Hello, long and boring

These are a few styles I'm thinking of doing. (NOT the blonde color, not for me)

 I also really love this style.

So, what do you all think? Any other suggestions for keeping my hair long, but spicing it up a bit? 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweet Addaline!!


Today is your birthday. You are 4 years old, FOUR! I keep saying it to myself over and over, because I can't hardly believe it. I feel like just the other day, you were a sweet, chunky, squishy  baby, and now you're all grown up (not really, I'm just being dramatic). Looking back on pictures today definitely has me feeling sentimental, and teary eyed, which doesn't take much for me. I wish I could keep you this little forever, but I know that's not possible. I just feel like you're at such a fun age, that I don't want you to get any bigger! 

I know I saw this all the time, but you are such a character. Sometimes I never know what is going to come out of your mouth, and cringe when you start talking. You are definitely the life of the party, and pretty much always have been. You love to entertain, and make people life. I think you have made your sister come out of her shell a bit and have her loving to be the center of attention as well. You have such a special relationship with Macie, and I love watching you two interact with each other (when you're not fighting). 

Thank you for giving me 4 of some of the best years of my life. It is such a joy to be your mother, and I can't wait to see the kind of young lady you turn into, but not for a LONG time, OK?! 


Photos of Addaline over the years. Just uploading them is making me teary eyed. Someone please find that pause button for me, kthanks! 

 7 months pregnant with Addaline
 1 tooth grin

 1st birthday 
 Love these girls

 On her birthday, today, waiting in line at preschool

Being a mother is such a blessing, and I thank God for it every day!! 

Photo Booth Pics

The photo booth was definitely a hit at the party. The adults, and my kiddos, had a great time with it. Seriously, best $20 I've ever spent! 

 The expression on Macie's face cracks me up in this photo.
 Addaline and my niece Kamryn
 Addaline, Kamryn and Macie
 Addaline and my dad. I think this is one of the funniest pics from the night, I can't look at it with out cracking up!!
 Some of us girls. The mustache and lips were some of the funnest props! 

 Love this pic, and my girls! 

I think I might have to do this again, maybe for the girls' birthday's next year, with different props of course. I loved this idea, and thought it was a huge hit! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gerrad's Surprise 30th Birthday Party

This summer I decided I was going to do the unthinkable (in Gerrad's mind), and throw him a huge surprise 30th birthday party. I started planning in July, and spent 2 solid months stressing myself out with all the details. It all came together perfectly, and we all had a wonderful time. Two of Gerrad's loves are the Texas Longhorns (football) and playing golf, so was born the cake. I had a 2 tier cake made, that turned out so great. I also found a few different ideas on pinterest that worked great as well. I made a few things with the slogan '30 sucks,' incorporating suckers. I also decided I wanted to take photo booth type photos, but didn't want to pay the $600+ to rent the local photo booth I went to the Dollar Tree and spent $20 on props for the photos, which turned out to be HILARIOUS! I'll do a post on it's own of all those photos tomorrow, they're great!

I had arranged the day of the party, that G and his friends would go play golf for his birthday, and the guys would be responsible for getting him to the party location (a party room at a local bar). Things were going great all day, until the guys got done 45 minutes early with their golf outing, and had to seriously think something up to stall. So they had a putt off, which in hind sight, G thought was the strangest thing ever, since after golf they usually just hop in the car and everyone head to their respective home. Thankfully their stall tactic worked, and they arrived to the party shortly after their scheduled time. It went off without a hitch, and G had NO idea what was coming to him. He was floored! He said SEVERAL times, "I can't believe you did this" "I can't believe you pulled this off!" I was so excited! I was a little worried he might be upset, because he doesn't like to be the center of attention, but I think he really appreciated the party, and everyone being in on it. I've spent the past few months just knowing something would go wrong, or someone would slip up, but nothing went wrong, and no one slipped up, YAY!

Here are some photos from the party... Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate, you all mean the world to us! I couldn't have pulled the party off if it wasn't for some of our closest friends and family, so a HUGE thanks to you all! 

 The photo booth prop table

 The cake, which not only looked good, it was delicious too!

 Gerrad's big gift. He has hinted a few times over the years that he wants to learn to play the guitar. He thought that I just let those statements go in one ear, and out the other. I've been thinking for the past few months, that I thought this was the year to get him an acoustic guitar so he can learn to play. He was SO excited, and has been playing it (watching youtube videos to teach himself) since he got it. 

 All the guys walked in before G, leaving him the last one to enter the door, he stood outside the door for a second looking SO embarrassed!
 Love this pic! 
 The 'You dirty rat' look!

Happy 30th Birthday to the man who I love and appreciate, more than words can say. You've brought so much light into my life, and I'm grateful for you EVERY day! I hope your birthday was the best one yet!