Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Life Lately

Prepare yourself for the randomness that is otherwise known as, my phone clean out! 

(I mean, what do other people do with all their random phone pics??)


hehe I've mentioned before that Lawter tries to eat her bows so I guess Daddy was just hanging on to it for her during a facetime/play session... 


this cracks me up


little person.


Heyyyyyyy


Cold, cozy nights in with massive amounts of Chinese take out 


I've been known to let her wreak havoc on the magazine stash under the coffee table in order to get a few minutes to accomplish some things. Also, apparently she hates socks.


Cheeeeeeeeeeese.


Those teeth. 


It's pretty but I'm ready for it to be GONE!



Baby diva in leopard + gold   <3 p="">


Random, this was a total lunch highlight for me over the weekend and I'm still thinking about how good it was. I made coleslaw almost as good as my mama makes and can't pass up an opportunity for a hot dog with good coleslaw, mustard and a potato bun. Anyone do this? My fam loves it. 



Baby couch naps.


We had dinner at my parents' a few nights ago and for my Mom's amusement, I rocked my red cowboy boots she gave me for Christmas a few years ago. We call them my "Ted Mosby's" 


Dinnertime with Aunt Jessi



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Shopping Buddy

I know someday, probably in the very nearish future, I'll feel differently so I'd like to state for the record that at this point in time, there's no one I'd rather take to the grocery store with me than my Lawtie girl.


She is SUCH a fun little shopping companion and keeps me laughing the whole way through. She dances and claps her hands to the store music, and insists on waving enthusiastically to every single person she sees. ESPECIALLY if they dare to not see her at first. She stares them down with a smile and a ferocious wave until it's reciprocated. 


...and I may or may not dress us alike for errands some days.... Hey, doing it while I still can.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Lovely Weekend

Hi friends and happy Monday!

Even though it's Monday and therefore the weekend fun is over, I'm going to remain very positive and grateful that this Monday is significantly more pleasant than my last! Enjoying a low key weekend with my sweet little family with everyone healthy and happy was just the best and I enjoyed every minute of it. 


I had to work for a bit last Friday- I did not particularly enjoy that, and missed my gal pal time! We made up for it the rest of the weekend though. 

We cooked fantastic meals, made yummy drinks, danced around the house, taught the babe some new tricks and cracked her up with our silliness, attended church as a family, and just had a downright lovely time through it all. 

It just takes a weekend of the stomach bug to restore a little gratitude, huh? : ) 



We sipped on delicious Blood Orange Bourbon Smashes while dancing Lawter around the kitchen, rocking out to music dvds like we used to do in our younger days. She thought it was hysterical and we had so much fun.





My food photography (as usual) consists of crummy dark iPhone pics so I'll just tell you the highlights: homemade crock pot bbq, roasted brussel sprouts, homemade coleslaw that I'm proud to say was almost as good as my mama makes it!!, and new york strip topped with a delicious sauce made up of pan drippings, red wine, half and half, butter and rosemary, served with rosemary roasted red potatoes, and of course, a great bottle of red wine. There was some good eating.



We did counter it with a little fitnessing. My RIPPED instructor had been on vacation for two weeks and while I'd taken some other classes and done some running during her absence, let's just say I was really feeling it after Saturday's return class.

And finally, check out little Miss Sass posing in her Sunday finest after church. 
I can't get enough of this kid. 



Hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Jumping Shots

Things are pretty quiet around here and with the beyond frigid temps, we're spending plenty of time being cozy and playing at home. 

Which of course means I can't resist snapping some shots of the cutest little muffin I know, messy disheveled hair and all. 


Hope you're all having a peaceful, cozy weekend!





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lawtie's First Snow Day

Here are some more of my photos from Lawtie's first real snow day.



(I saw real snow day because this is the 3rd or 4th time it's snowed in the past few weeks but this is definitely the most we've gotten and the first time she's been "out" in it. Her actual first snow was when she was getting ear tubes hah)


So the evening of February 15 and through the night, we got a decent amount of snow. Anthony says like 6 inches. I have no idea. I'm terrible at estimating that stuff. Regardless, it's a lot of snow for us, and an even bigger deal, it's actually snow and not ICE!

Last night it even snowed a little more and now things are starting to feel a little icy with the ridiculously cold temps. 


So on Tuesday, we enjoyed a snow day.

Snow day pancakes



It was just a quick romp around the yard. Lawter doesn't have any appropriate snow gear and as she can't walk, it was really more just a photo opp outing! She did well with it though and was definitely curious. 




Super cute knit hat was a Christmas gift handmade by our great family friend Janet. Lawter knows she can pull the flower off this hat and aaallllways does, but this time, the over sized mittens we stuck on her helped keep her away : )