{Weekend Wrap-up}

You know those weekends that are so, so good that you don't want them to end? The ones where you look at your camera roll on Monday and realize that you took over 300 photos on your phone, but only posted maybe 2 to Instagram? That was the kind of weekend that we had. It was so perfect and I enjoyed every minute of it. The weather was nice and warm and we landed ourselves the first sunburn of the year! 

Nathan didn't work overtime on Friday because he had a dentist appointment. Which means that he was able to take Mason to school! It's always nice for me to have a little break from the routine every now and then. I was able to run to the store and get a few things we needed for the weekend all before the work day begun! Nate went to his dentist appointment and then we had lunch together. He picked Mason up from school after nap & snack time and they came home to hang out. They buried some treasure together and Mason drew a treasure map so that he could find it later. He wanted to leave it buried for 20 days. That evening we worked around the house and in the yard. We walked to Nate's parents and hung out with them a bit. We also met a neighbor of ours that we haven't yet met in the almost 8 years we have lived here! He was walking his dog and stopped by and we chatted for a while. Then we ran to town and had supper at El Fenix and grabbed some movies from the Red Box. 

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Saturday morning started with a T-Ball game at 12:15. The boys played so great and we tied 15-15. It was exciting and adorable. There were so many people there it was crazy. After the game we grabbed a quick lunch and back to the house to work on the yard some more. Nate mowed and Mason and I fiddled around outside. Mason played with the neighbor kids all day. Early evening we ran to our favorite snowcone place!! I don't know what we did before we discovered Ozzys. They are amazing!!! We ended the night with another family movie night.

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Sunday we woke up fairly early and went outside and started working in the flower beds. We pulled weeds for almost 2 hours while Mason pretended to be a policeman. Later we ran to home depot to get more mulch to fill in our gaps. Mason played with his friends all day again. That evening we visited my family to hear about their 7 day cruise they had just returned from. 

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It was such a perfect weekend!! How was yours? Do anything fun?

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A few weeks ago I joined a group of moms for a #boyMOMBoxSwap hosted by Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me and Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason!! A chance to share a box full of goodies geared for boys? Sign us up! 

We were paired with Holly and Ewan from Back Home Again and had so much fun shopping for their box. Below is what we got from them...

+ animal crackers
+ lego set
+ Marvel Superhero
+ Spiderman bubble and whistle set
+ target giftcard
+ cute notecards

Mason was so excited to open his box! Homeboy loves getting mail! 

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Thanks Stephanie and Liz for having us and for setting this up! And a very special Thank you to Holly and Ewan! It was the perfect box of goodies and we adore it all.

Did you participate in this swap? Or one similar?

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{Guys behind the blog // March 2015 edition}

Linking up with Heavens to Betsy for her Guys behind the blog series! How fun is this? Nathan rarely makes an appearance on this blog. I need to change that. Starting with this post...

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March's questions:

1 // Do you have a good luck charm or ritual? (like a lucky coin, or you always used to listen to a certain pump-up song when you played sports in high school or college?) 

>> I had a lot of rituals, most baseball players do.  I didn’t wash my sliding shorts my entire senior year.

2 // What is your favorite dish that your wife/fiance/girlfriend makes for you?  Do you have any fun memories of a time when she tried to cook and it totally flopped or does she get it right every time?

>> Mine “was” chicken spaghetti and no funny stories.

{note: he was "was" because we are on a diet! I don't cook any of that oh-so-good but oh-so-bad for you food anymore.}

3 // What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

>> Besides a professional baseball player I wanted to be a game warden.

4 // Which of the five senses is your strongest?  

>> Touch, I am a very hands on kind of guy!  ;)

5 // Would you ever run for president?

>> No, I have a strong desire to please people and it would probably drive me crazy.


So there you have it friends! A little something about my guy. Happy Friday! Any plans for the weekend?

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{A Grateful Heart}

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Linking up with Emily at Ember Grey for a Grateful Heart

If I am being honest, it has been a very hard and trying last couple of weeks. Mason has an attitude bigger than Texas lately. He pushes his limits, talks back like no other, and has been throwing some epic tantrums. I know it's all just a stage and part of a learning process and pushing his boundaries to see how much he can get away with, but it's tiring nonetheless. Some days it feels like all we have done is get on to him and correct his behavior. Then it's time for bed and Mason apologizes over and over for his behavior and lays on the sweetness thick and heavy! He definitely knows right from wrong and knows what he is doing. I guess that's why it's so frustrating! But despite it all, I still have a ton to be Grateful for.

+ that the good times outweigh the bad
+ a supportive husband
+ sweet hugs and cuddles
+ the gym as an outlet to let out some frustration
+ snowcone dates
+ playing outside after school
+ when Mason picks flowers and tells me that I am his love
+ Mason's sweet and tender heart
+ puppies that bring a huge amount of happiness to Mason
+ friends that say, "I'll pray for you" without even having to ask them
+ bike rides
+ Spring time temps
+ budding flowers and bluebonnets and the birds chirping

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What are you grateful for this week?

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{It's the Little Things // Like Daddy}

Linking up with Jess for It's the Little Things...

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A few days ago Mason mentioned that he had a hole in the knee of his pants and he was acting sad about it. I told him that it was okay and that it was almost Spring/Summer in Texas and he'd be wearing shorts in no time. Daddy also told him how it's "cool" to have holes in your pants that big boys like that and showed him a couple pairs of his with holes.

Fast forward to Monday...Mason and I are at the snowcone stand for an after school date and I notice a giant hole in his pants. I asked him if he made that tiny hole bigger and he says...

"Yes Mama, I wanted to be like my Daddy!"

My heart melted into a giant puddle. Can't be mad about that! I just adore the love this child has for his Daddy.

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{First Tball practice of Spring 2015}

Last week we had our first Spring Tball practice!! It went pretty well for the most part. I will say that going from Blast Ball to T-ball is a pretty big step. For the last 3 Blastball seasons we've had anywhere from 5-7 kids on a team and this year we have twelve! Twelve! It's amazing and crazy all at the same time. We joke and say that it's like herding cats. But for real. 

In Blastball they didn't play positions, only ran to first base and games were 20 minutes long {Just enough for each team to bat once, maybe twice if they moved fast}. Well, we've moved up to the big leagues. ha. They play positions, run all bases, have to make actual outs, and games are 50 minutes and some nights they have a double header. Whaaaaa? It's crazy to me that they schedule double headers on week nights for kids 5 and under! This should be interesting.

Anyhow, the kids did great, got muddy and had fun. I think that's what counts, right? :)

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Cute pictures of Mason, huh? He looks excited and ready to practice, right? Well, don't let these pictures fool you. He participated the first 30 minutes or so of practice. And by participated I mean that Nate and other coaches had to tell him a gazillion times "Mason, put your bat down we don't need it right now", "Mason, you don't need a drink right now", "Mason, over here dude". Seriously. Total coaches son that thinks he can get away with anything. Oy vey!

At least he's cute! ha. Joking....it's a constant work with his behavior.

Is your kid(s) playing sports this season?

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{Spring 2015 Bucketlist}

Spring is finally on the horizon here in Texas!!! We are soaking up and enjoying the sunshine before all the rain hits. Y'all, I am so OVER the rain and the wet!! Give me sunshine!!!

Anyhow, here is our Spring time bucketlist for 2015!!

Hall Around Texas Spring Bucketlist
+ have park dates after I pick up Mason from school
+ go to Texas Rangers opening Day
+ visit the Waxahachie Farmer's Market
+ take Mason to the Zoo
+ plant/buy flowers for the porch
+ start/play T-Ball
+ grill out dates at home
+ pick up food and have a park date/picnic on a Friday night
+ dye & Hunt Easter Eggs
+ read the Easter Story and dive deeper into it this year with Mason
+ put out our hummingbird feeders
+ have suppers on the patio
+ go on hikes and long walks
+ sit on the porch with a fire in the chiminea
+ go to the drive in movies
+ go to Canton
+ camping trips
+ take a spin class at the gym
+ play with sidewalk chalk
+ take Mason fishing
+ play in the rain
+ plan Mason's birthday party
+ take Spring pictures
+ go to Round Top, TX
+ play outside until sundown 
+ knock some things off our Texas bucketlist
+ take the dogs to the lake/creek
+ go to Ranger games
+ clean out our garage
+ major Spring cleaning and purging
+ bike rides
+ snowcone dates
+ go to the bluebonnet trail in Ennis
+ kindergarten roundup/registration
+ finish planning our trip to DISNEYWORLD!!!!

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{Camping Trip to Lloyd Park}

This past weekend we were able to get away for a couple of days and camp with Nate's family in their new camper. Little weekend getaways are good for my soul. A couple of days to refresh and recharge and to just relax and enjoy the company of my family. 

We went on bike rides, made a couple of trips to the park, did a little hiking, put puzzles together outside, had races and roasted marshmallows. Such a good time!

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What did you do this weekend? Do you and your family like to camp?

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{A Grateful Heart // My husband}

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Linking up with Emily for A Grateful Heart

Lately I am feeling so very grateful for my sweet, sweet husband! He's the most amazing man I have ever met and makes me the happiest person in the world. Almost 19 years later and he still makes my heart flutter and I get butterflies when I hear his voice. Seriously! It's so much fun doing life with your best friend. He just makes my heart so darn happy.

Not that I had any doubts at all, but Nathan has been so supportive of my "gettin' fit" journey and has even joined me. Just last week he went to Zumba with me...just because he knows how much I love it and wanted to do it with me. Goodness, I love him! He praises me and acknowledges each little milestone that I hit. He keeps me motivated. 

And not only is he the most awesome husband in the world, he total rocks the Dad thing, too. He plays with Mason countless hours, teaches him all the boy stuff, and is so affectionate with him. I just adore their relationship!

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So today {and everyday} I am Grateful for my husband.

What are you grateful for this week?

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{Five on Friday // Tball, camper, Firmoo}

Howdy! Gonna be a random Friday over here. Linking up for Five on Friday.

{O N E}

It's almost baseball season!!! Ya know, if Spring would ever get here {Texas I am talking to you}. Nate went to the coaches meeting last night and we have our roster! We have 12 players this year!! We've never had a team this big. Also, this is going to be a whole different ballgame {pun intended} than Blastball! We are the Astros again! So exciting.

{T W O}

Yesterday my brother in law and his girlfriend went down to the creek and lit Chinese Fire Lanterns and made wishes together {I know, they are adorable}. And when they got back she asked if she could do one with Mason. Melt my heart! Mason thought it was so awesome.

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{T H R E E}

My in-laws picked up their new camper today and tonight we are having a slumber party in it! We {or they} are going to order pizza and I will BYOS {bring your own salad}. #aintnobodygottimetogainweight

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{F O U R} 

It's been 43 days since I have had greasy bad for you fast food, 41 days since I have had a diet soda {or anything but water}, 39 days since I started working out at the YMCA {and going 4-6 times a week}, 22ish is the pounds I have lost. #butwhoscounting

{F I V E}

THESE glasses!!!!! To say that I am in love with them is an understatement. I was contacted by Firmoo to try a pair of their glasses for an honest review. I have nothing but good things to say! They are comfortable, durable and so very cute. I have gotten more compliments than I can count on them. I already had in mind what kind of glasses I wanted for my next pair...and...Firmoo had them! And when I said they were comfortable, I wasn't kidding...I've even wore them to Zumba a couple of times and had no problem with them. 

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The glasses came with the cutest hardcase, soft case, lens cloth and screwdriver. So cute! 

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Another thing I loved about Firmoo was their Virtual Look Viewer. You can upload a picture of yourself and try on different frames to see what fits the best with your fave type. 

To get 50% off your first pair, click here.

Happy Weekend friends! Any plans?

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