Happy 12th Anniversary to us!

June 15th, 2016

Who would have thought 12 years later we would be waking up to an early baseball tournament for our 10 year old! We had to eat a quick breakfast then rush out the door and since the tournament was just down the street from Cross Timbers Winery, (where we were married) we made a quick stop to jump the small fence to take a 12 year picture in the gazebo where it all started.


I have been so bad about blogging that I forgot to mention we had a stray cat show up at our house. She had been showing up around dinner time every day and then leaving for the night. We started giving her cat food, since we had some and because she looked so skinny. Plus I could tell she probably had just had a litter of kittens because you just know when you see a mama cats tummy that something is up. She’s a sweet girl and the boys love her. We call her #2. (Jason had a cat named #7 when he was little, so it at least makes sense to one of us).


Anyway, after a long morning of Peyton’s baseball tournament we headed back home to relax by the pool, and came home to find 5 kittens in our garage! Best anniversary present ever! I swear they were sent here from my dad! Perfect timing and the sweetest little faces ever!

Jayden fell in love with one of the black and white ones. At this time we have no idea what we are going to do. Probably give them away, but for now we are not speaking of it!

Happy Easter!

March 27th, 2016

The Easter Bunny came and went and the boys had a blast. Peyton is onto us, but seemed to enjoy Easter even if he is questioning this “Easter Bunny” person/rabbit.

We have all of the supplies for a hungry bunny!

Jayden decorated our vegetable garden with Easter eggs he found in our Easter box. So cute!

The weather was questionable so our bunny left eggs in buckets so we could have our Easter egg hunt later when the weather cleared. Of course the big bunny has big feet!

The Easter Bunny was here!

Searching for their goodies….

Hungry rabbit came and went!

We invited Gpa and my mom over for Easter dinner and to watch the boys have their egg hunt. Peyton set the table and Jayden helped Jason in the yard. Sweet boys!

Mac & Cheese snack on the patio….

The hunt is on!

Now the backyard!

So glad Bunny and Gpa could come over!

Confetti eggs, always a favorite!

And, since I forgot about coloring Easter eggs this year, we did it last minute. In the hot tub. While watching Disney.

Happy Easter!

Easter at Compass

March 25th, 2016

Ready for the early Easter service at Compass!

March and April through my iphone

March 20th, 2016

I can’t believe March and April have passed so quick! We are super busy and enjoying it all!

We went to see The Thorn twice in March. Jason and I went the first time by ourselves, my mom was supposed to go but got really sick and couldn’t make it. It was so good as soon as we got home we got online and made reservations to see it again, with mom and the boys. It was amazing both times! We can’t wait to see it again!

OC Taylor had their annual Boosterthon…. Jason is always such a trooper with school functions!

These two are still BFFs….

These boys tho! There goes the neighborhood!

Fun with the cousins!

Lake time….

They are getting so big! I love how they’re always together!

Their annual St. Patty’s Day green milk!

The Mester clan! Gpa’s brother, Uncle Glenn and Aunt Patsy came in town for a couple days…. We always love seeing them!

The Mester men!

The day has come…. Our 10 year old gets his own phone. Only to be used for texting and calls when we can’t be with him. Baseball and school functions are getting real around here!

Sweet boys!

This is how an 8 year old eats his breakfast….

Spring has sprung!

Me and my favorite 8 year old.

Chewy the class pet got to spend a long weekend with us. Sweet little thing but, no, no thanks.

An awesome tournament weekend for The Warriors!

First place baby!



Practice at The Coliseum.

Our new herb garden for Ranger.

Flag football started and these three are amazing together!

Boys being boys!

Jayden has been counting down the days for this!

Crazy cat.

We live and breathe baseball on the weekends….

Peyton’s last choir performance of 4th grade. WHAT!

double playdate fun!

Just a few of my favorite oils! The toner is amazing!

First annual one day Mester project

March 13th, 2016

We usually sign up for a family mission trip during Spring Break but this year we decided to volunteer our time at my mom’s house. We worked in her yard and got it read for spring. It was so great to see the boys working so hard. Bunny’s yard looks great!

Peyton also went on a Spring Break preteen mission trip. He loves his church family!

Sammie 12.15.99 – 3.2.2016

March 9th, 2016

Sammie was such a huge part of our family. Fly high sweet girl! We love and miss you so much.

IPhone photo drop

March 8th, 2016

I officially earned mom of the year by watching Peyton’s baseball game from my car. Because it was raining and because, rain.

With the rain, brings out the worms, which these boys LOVE!

This one loves the softest pants I own. Which by the way he can totally pull this look off! I have no idea what they are made out of but theyre so soft and comfortable he wears them to bed sometimes.

Our favorite local honey spot! Put this on grilled chicken, among other things, it is amazing and good for you!

This poor cat! He lets the boys do anything to him.

Jayden had his “student led” conference. He was a little nervous but did really well. Good job Jaydeu! (his nickname at home)

His “All about me” poster. So cute!

The picture of his MLK speech is my favorite!


Jayden loves his mac & cheese and now asks to make it by himself…. No I don’t make homemade mac & cheese. Somewhere along the way I got over it and he’s still alive.

They love playing with their hot wheels.

sweet Shay.

visitors in our pool.

Open house came and went…. how is it possible we are about to wrap up the school year already? Showing daddy his virtual report through his school ipad. Amazing!

And Peyton’s turn! We are so proud of both boys! Ready for 3rd and 5th? WHAT!!!

I can’t even with these two….

We love you Sammie

March 5th, 2016

We had to put sweet Sammie down and it was one of the hardest things our family has ever had to do. She was 16 years old and the sweetest most loving dog. We miss and love you lots sweet girl.

Jason wanted to bring Sammie home, so he made a box to put in the yard.

We love you Sammie, so much! ugh it was so hard.


Happy Loving Day

February 14th, 2016

Waking up to Valentine candy, cupcakes, and Target gift cards! Yes I was out of ideas for these two. Seems the older they get their interests in toys change daily. I just can’t keep up sometimes.


They are loving all things football right now so it was day full of this….

My sweet Valentines!


Loving Day (Vday) school Parties

February 12th, 2016

I am co-homeroom mom for Jayden’s 2nd grade class. One of my good friends is the other homeroom mom and a lot better at it than I am, thank you Michelle! She was unable to make it to the Vday party so I was in charge. It went well, considering my plan was to sugar them up then send them home. Isn’t that what the kids want? Unfortunately I couldn’t be at Peyton’s party, but (un)fortunately for Jayden (depending on how he sees it) I was all over the place at his party.

Crafts, candy, ice cream sundaes, and valentines…. I say it was a success! (except for the picture taking…. I got about two at Jay’s party and one at Peytons’) Thankfully one of the moms at Ps party texted me a few.

Peyton’s party seemed like it went well. He was all smiles as I ran in for once second to take a picture.

I did manage to take selfies with my sweet boys! (and teacher gifts)

Thank you for the party texts Laura!


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