Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas in my home

Love. Love. Love Christmas. I dont claim to be a decorator or anything, but I do love what I have!

Christmas at The Twitty's

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kase's 1st hair cut

Kase (18 months this week!) finally had his first hair cut this morning! He's had pretty long hair, but I didnt want to cut it yet! I attempted to trim it myself a few months ago, but I made him look like dumb and dumber.

The hair cut was rather traumatic. I tried to hold him at first, but he went nuts! They actually told me to go and hide, and let them just deal with it! They got about half way through (so it seemed to be working!), but asked me to come back and hold him for the end. I took some pictures with my cell phone; sorry for the horrible quality!

He has no idea whats about to happen. haha

This is when they told me to hide, and I tried to sneak a picture

The owner of the Salon went and took this one for me! He looks so miserable! Poor guyThey finished off his hair cut like this!
Checking out the new do in the mirror
Happy to be home and eating goldfish! He crashed shortly after this!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Decor

okay; I dont claim to be an amazing decorator or anything, but here's what I've done in my own home to decorate for fall on my budget! Of course, all thanks to hobby lobby.

Table. I love my lanters and glass cake dome. Perfect for filling up with fall decor; or any decor for that matter.

Fireplace. I like to keep it pretty clean and simple. Not too over the top. It would however, be amazing to get a fall wreath!

love, love, love my apothecary jars. I decorate them for all the holidays. Just add a few sparkly pumpkins
Got this little pumpkin at target for 50% off after Halloween!A few apples in my bell jar and a garland of leaves

Its the little touches that makes the atmosphere really come together. And of course, Pumpkin Marshmellow in my Scentsy Warmers! Love it. Happy fall! Now who's ready for Christmas?! I TOTALLY am!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Wish Lists!

I saw this idea on Pinterest to make christmas wish lists, where the kids can clip pictures! I thought it was super cute, and attempted my own Christmas Wish List for the kids! Its not super amazing or elaborate, but its cute and I think the kids will really love it! And look, the youngest member already has a picture clipped!

For an additional option, snap a picture of the completed list and email to grandparents!

ps. My husband asked where his list is

Monday, August 15, 2011

Are you ready for the kids to start school?!

I know lots of people started school this week, but my kiddos dont start til next Monday. My husband, who's a teacher, went back yesterday. Am I ready for the school year to start? I've had a husband and FOUR kids at home all summer; do I need to answer that?! No, Im kidding, but I do have some thoughts on the school year starting! Here are my thoughts; just in case you're interested!

* I love the summer. We ventured to Florida, went to Austin, and the kids had some church camps. These are all things we don't really get to do during the school year. We also spent some time in Dallas with my family there, and usually we only go during our Christmas break
*It's super nice to have my husband at home all day; considering we have 4 kids. Its nice to have the help, as well as a break, when I need it!
*I'm really not sure if a job came along, that paid more money, would be worth losing my husband for the summer!
*Chores and cooking pretty much went out the window over the summer.
*I think we're the only ones that still dont give our kids a "summer bedtime", because no matter what, half of them are up by 7! (And thats just a disaster to let them stay up late, knowing they're going to wake early and be cranky all the time!)
*I am definitely ready to get back to menu planning and cooking again. I haven't been to the store, and we have nothing to eat or cook right now!
*I am ready for all of us to get back to a routine and schedule; thus, HOORAY for school!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I bought a pregnancy test, "just in case"

Well, now that I have your attention!

For the past two weeks or so, I've been feeling nauseous and I even tossed my cookies one night!That is completely abnormal for me, and the only other time i've felt like that, was my previous pregnancy! SOOOOOOOOOO, I thought instead of freaking out, I better just buy a dagum test and get it over with.

For those of you that dont personally know me, I have 4 kids already. Yes thats right. I feel like Im right behind Michelle Dugger; even though, she has considerably more than me. Sorry if this is TMI for the fellas, but I am on birth control, but we all know NOTHING is 100%!
I bought the dumb thing, and attempted to tell Edwin. I started to cry because I was so overwhelmed and scared at the thought of FIVE. (oh by the way,;my youngest is 14 months old, so this would NOT be the time; if there was such a thing as a right time anyways!)

My husband had just mowed the law, than exercised, so he was already hot and sweaty to begin with! He had to sit down, understandably, and quickly said, "please hurry up and take that test!"
We are not pregnant. Im glad Im not pregnant. If this was in 2 years, I might have been sad that it was negative; even though, that would mean FIVE. My husband is FOR SURE DONE. Poor thing thought he was done, than I came into his life and wanted a baby of my own.

Life is full of surprises and uncertainties; as we all know. Sometimes its easy and fun, and other times its heart wrenching and just flat out difficult. Life of a family of 6, is just that. It is certainly not easy all the time; we can't afford to do much (poor kids just want McDonald's sometimes, and I cant tell you the last time we even went! ha). but our days are full of laughter (and screams), snuggles, and lots of family. Would it be so bad to have 5? just sayin...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Florida Vaca

So we had a vacation planned for 3 weeks at my parents condo in Forida! At first I thought 3 weeks was going to be UHMAZING! After 1 1/2 weeks, we realized it was just too long with 4 kids and headed home early. Lets be honest, 3 weeks would have been awesome without kids! We could have just layed out all day! We did have a great time; enjoyed the beach, the pool, and some good outlet shopping! Its always good to be back home though. Of course I'm planning out next Dallas road trip...

Monday, July 4, 2011

My newest hobby

It's been a while since I blogged! You'd think I would have more time, but we've been so busy and out of town a ton! Speaking of out of town; we're about to leave for Florida for 3 weeks; Hollar! I can't wait!

So lets move on...

The past month or so, I've been dabbling into photography. I've spent countless hours reading articles, learning my camera, looking at websites, and have had a hand full of practice sessions. I've really enjoyed it. I have lots of visions in my head, and would love to put those into reality soon. There are a few things I would love to purchase, but those will have to wait until the timing is ready (IE; earn some mula first!) I have a facebook page and separate blog already designed and ready to go, I just haven't made them public yet.

My next thought...

I have a hand full of friends that are amazing photographers, and I am by no means trying to compete or compare myself to already greatness.I don't claim to be the next big thing, and Im not trying to be. Im not trying to do this full time, purchase a studio, or live off this. I am a stay at home mom, who is finding her niche and enjoying a hobby. Everybody starts from somewhere or nothing, and this is me starting from the ground. I realize I have a lot to learn and master, and I plan on taking a class when the timing is right for me to do so. In the mean time, I would love your support and your "likes" when I publish my facebook page! I welcome your comments and encouragement (just dont rip me apart or give me too much "constructive criticism"! I may not be able to handle it! ha).

Ready for a few previews?!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The "Mom I'm Bored" list

We all know summer is a fabulous time to spend with our children, other family and friends, and do fun things! We also know its a time that we try to keep our kids occupied, from killing one another, and from driving us insane. 2 months is a long time, and I am certainly blessed to have a husband that gets to be home the entire summer. I may end up in a mental facility, if I was home alone with 4 kids all summer.

Even with my husband at home, there are still those moments when the kids say, "mom I"m bored!". We don't really allow our kids to just watch TV all day, or play countless hours of video games. They certainly get ample time of technology; we just limit it.

This summer is going to be a little bit busier than last summer (our youngest was born so it was pretty slow moving at the beginning of the summer!) We're going to Florida on vaca for 3 weeks, and our kids will be with grandparents near Austin for about 1 week. SOOO, we dont have 2 full months of boredom at least!

So, without further notice, here is my "mom I'm bored" go to list. When a child is bored and/or has run out of video game time, they can check this list to find something else to do. If nothing STILL peaks their interest, there are plenty of chores listed as well!

We can go to:

The Pool

The Library

The park

A friends house


Somewhere to take portraits with mom (Keira is the only one that will let me go and take her picture! ha)

You can:

Ride my bike

Jump on the trampoline

Play in the sprinkler

Read a book

Make crafts

Draw/Write in a notebook


Play with Legos/toys

Play a board game

Take pictures with a camera

Cook or Bake with mom

Go run errands or go to store with mom

Lay out in the sun

Jump rope/blow bubbles/play with chalk

Paint toes

Go on a walk on our street

Talk on the phone/Text

Play dress up

Make a card

Write someone a letter

Make a video with videocamera

Play hide and go seek

Water balloon fight

Write mom and dad a note

Go to mall

Take a bubble bath

Vacuum /Sweep kitchen

Clean my room

Clean the bathroom

Wash car/do yardwork

Play on the computer

Pick a movie

Help play with Kase

Make beds

Do laundry

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My baby's 1st birthday party

This past Saturday we had a little shindig for our son's first birthday! We didn't want to make it a huge deal; just because you never know if they'll be sleepy or in the mood! Thankfully he had some great naps before the party, so he was good to go! We just had some family in the area, stop by for some cake and cupcakes! Of course I had to decorate a little bit!

The Big ONE polka dots

Having some fun as the party started!
Cousin, Miss Quinn, striking a pose
Miss Blayke wearing Kase's birthday hat! Somebody had to; there's no way Kase was!
I think Kase is laughing, that his cousin is flashing him

Trampoline; one of the best investments we've made.

Just sang happy birthday, and he's "assessing" his cake
he figured it out.
Sharing some cake with daddy!
Time for a quick bath in the sink
Got to get all that chocolate off, so the party can continue!
Opening presents (with the help of a cousin and daddy of course!)
Eating a birthday card
Looking at some presents with Aunt Misty
The 3 kids enjoying Kase's new toys!
My red velvet cake; and all the leftovers I get to eat!
Thank you for those that came, and for making it special AND non stressful! Happy birthday little man!

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