Archive: February, 2016

Happy Loving Day

Sunday, 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

Friday, 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!

Preteen mission trip!

Friday, February 12th, 2016

I’m still so thrown off when our church says PRETEEN when talking about Peyton. It’s crazy and I just can’t wrap my head around it, but Peyton loves doing everything with our church. The overnight trips are the best!

Hugs for little brother…. lol

Jayden loves having alone time with Jason and I, but he really misses Peyton when he’s gone.

Lake Fork

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Jason surprised us with a long weekend vacation at Lake Fork. He’d been there with his dad back in the day and wanted to revisit with us.. It was a fun little get away, even if we didn’t catch as many fish as we had hoped. Like Peyton says “That’s why they call it fishing, not catching.”

And we’re off! Truck loaded up with boys, fishing poles, kayaks, and ducky!

As soon as we got there the boys were all over the place, not knowing what to do first. It was going to be an adventure for these two for sure!

Photo cred: Peyton

Our lake house for the weekend.

It didn’t take us long to get out on the lake. It was a little windy where our house was so we found a cove not too far away.
Peyton brought along his new camera and took a few pictures of his own.

(Photo by Peyton)


Peyton was excited to find two dead fish…. photo cred goes to him. yuck!

(Photo by Peyton) Love this one!

When we got home we were ready for a cook out and some hot tubbin’.

But first, a Mester party…. Watch me whip!

And, as promised, the paddle boat just HAD to be done!

The next morning we were ready to really get out on the lake. Our boat was waiting and these boys were SO READY!

It was so chilly!

It warmed up by afternoon. There was a lot of fishing but not a lot of catching. They sure did try hard though!

Photo by Peyton

Time to clean the fish…. YUCK!

And a little more paddle boat and hot tub.

Here we go again! Another early morning of fishing fun….

That hair tho!

my little stud!

Cut open a fish to find a crawdad and a baby turtle in it’s belly.

Paddle boating pros!

Jason bought a fryer when we got home, just to fry the fish. We don’t ever fry anything but OH MY GOODNESS was it good!

my explorers

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Jason and I love seeing our boys being “boys”, like back in the day, no electronics and just being outside doing whatever they want. We try to find ponds and new places for them to explore. There is a new housing development going up by our house. It has THE BEST little ponds. It’s a shame it will be full of houses soon. We sneak out there as much as we can. Setting the crawdad trap and letting the boys do their thing.

Peyton has no fear when it comes to exploring, Jayden is our forever cautious one…. We are thankful for both, one looking after the other is always a good thing!

Peyton our little fisherman….

And Jayden our explorer…. If Jason could have it his way he’d move all of us out of the burbs and back to the country. He’s a country boy at heart and always will be. There are days I am right there with him.


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