Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites


I have 2 Friday Favorites for you this week.

First up, a new TV show that I really like!  It’s on VH1 on Wednesday night at 9c called ‘Hindsight’.  It’s just getting started so there’s time for you to watch the 3 episodes that have already aired online then start watching it weekly.  Basically, the main character goes back in time to the 90’s and makes different decisions based on how she knows her life turns out and in turn changes the course of her life.  It’s a trip, that’s for sure!  For instance, the 90’s music that’s playing.  And last night? She wore a black choker with a peace symbol charm on it.  Totally 90’s!  Weird, ha ha!  You need to check it out!

Second up: Gilmore Girls.  It’s on Netflix and I am (sadly) watching it for the first time ever.  I have seen a handful of episodes from later seasons but honestly don’t know the whole gist of it so have decided to start watching it.  I knocked out the first 3 episodes yesterday and think I will love it like everyone else did. Does.  Whatever. I like it.

So, what’s everyone doing this weekend?  We have very few plans, a good thing!  Aiden has basketball tomorrow morning and that’s the extent of it. 

What are your Friday Favorites?


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Little About Me


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a ‘Getting To Know Me’ post.  If you want to play along and use these same topics to write your own post I’d love to read it – leave the link to your post in my comments!

Five people I’d like to have a meal with, dead or alive

  1. My Grandma Wehr.  She died almost 7 years ago and I have thought of her every single day since then. We were kindred spirits and she was so special to me.  I would love to get together at her house for Sunday Dinner just one more time.  We’d have the meal she made every time my sister and I stayed with her in the summers: Hamburger Steak, macaroni and cheese, and corn she froze the previous summer.  The radio would be on, tuned in to her favorite AM station, and the scent of geraniums would be in the air.  And she’d tell me it was ‘oodles’ when I’d serve her up her meal. 
  2. Miranda Lambert.  I’d love to meet her and make her my best friend.  I think after I got past my shyness we’d really hit it off and have a great time together.
  3. Johnny Carson.  He was a handsome, charismatic, charming man.  I’d like to have our meal while he was hosting the Tonight Show so I could laugh at all the funniness that happened while he was on the show.  I think he’d be really neat to chat with, he’d have all kinds of amazing stories to share.  He seemed like someone that could tell great stories.
  4. My friend Shelli.  We’ve never met in person, never even talked on the phone, but we hit it off through email and blogging so I am certain if/when we met in person we would have an amazing meal together.  Our food would get cold because we would be doing more talking than eating (which would be funny because we both like food!). 
  5. Andy, my husband.  This is not a copout!  I really love being with him and love our lunches together.  It would be fun to go back to a locally owned restaurant in the big big city we went to once.  They brought out BIG bottles of Mt Dew and Andy laughed and laughed at the expression of joy on my face when I saw them.  We got quite the laugh out of it and I think it would be fun to go back and experience that again. But really, anywhere we went would be fun.  We always have such a great time together!  Lots of laughter.

Who would you switch places with for a day?

Ok, this might be a tad crazy for me to say because, until recently, I have not been a fan of this person.  But, I think walking in her shoes for one day would be really cool.  Are you ready for it?  Taylor Swift!  Yep, I can’t believe I just said that either! But really, how great would it be to have everyone go ga-ga over you for an entire day?  To have doors opened just because you are the biggest thing going in music right now?  I’d love to do the interviews.  I’d love to get up on stage and perform.  I’d love to be pampered and have my hair and makeup done and my clothes picked out for me.  (Plus to be her size, yes please!)  To have everyone fawning all over me? It would be pretty amazing for a day!

List 3 strange or crazy things about yourself.

  1. I won’t point the remote at the boys when changing a channel/volume/whatever (like if they are standing in the way).  I’ll hold it off to the side of them so there is no way the radioactive bands of whatever shooting out of it can get into them.  Weird, I know.
  2. I have to say the exact same thing to Tate every time I lay him down, or the world might end or something.  “Nighty night, sleepy tight!”
  3. When watching something that is scary I have to have all of my skin covered up or something might get me.  Luckily I don’t watch many scary things!

Remember, if you answer these same questions on your blog I’d love for you to leave me a comment with your link!  Or just leave me a comment with your answers!

Have a great Thursday!


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homecoming Week


Here in our little town our school celebrates Homecoming during basketball season because we share our football team with another school a town over.  Last week was Homecoming.  Every day was a themed dress up day.  We missed Monday but jumped in feet first the rest of the week.

Tuesday: Pirate Day


Wednesday: Storybook Character Day (Clifford the Big Red Dog and Copper from the Fox and the Hound)


Thursday: Animal Day (Party Animal) (Bren didn’t feel like dressing up this day)


Friday: Spirit Day, Go Eagles!


Next week is our school’s 100th day of classes.  In Kindergarten they have to make a project out of 100 of the same thing (100 pennies, 100 M&M’s, etc.).  We made the Washington Monument our Q-tips (and lots of hot glue!).  At first we were going for a log cabin but as it kept getting taller and taller and taller we changed course and ended up with the monument.  Bren is so excited to take this to school next week!  He counted out all 100 Q-tips and Andy and I did the assembling (since we were using hot glue).  He kept saying “this is going to be the best one there!”


And speaking of the 100th day of school – that means after next Wednesday there are only 80 DAYS LEFT!  Yikes!  This school year is flying by! 


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekend Recap


We had a busy, fun weekend around here.

It started off Saturday morning when I met some friends for breakfast at Panera in the big city.  A friend of ours moved away a couple months ago (waaa) but was back in the area for a niece’s birthday party so we met up for a little breakfast and gab fest beforehand.  It was so so good for my soul to get together with the girls and have girl talk.  I had big plans to take picture of all of us and the 2 babies that came along but of course I was too busy chatting to remember.  Womp womp. 

While I was at the breakfast Aiden had his first basketball game/practice/scrimmage (any of these descriptions will do) at the Y.  He was asked to sign up with his best buddy, Evan, so they carpooled over together.  Evan’s mom told me that both boys made baskets, so that’s exciting!  After that Aiden tagged along with Evan’s family to one of their cousin’s birthday parties that was about an hour away.  They were gone all afternoon, got back about 6:00, and Aiden was wiped out!  He had a great time!  Anytime he can hang out with Evan is a good thing! 

After my breakfast I had to hightail it back here so that Andy could leave and meet his Dad and brother to go see ‘American Sniper’.  To say he was blown away by the movie is an understatement.  He was super impressed with it and of course now wants to read the book (Father’s Day gift idea???).  Meanwhile, back at the ranch, it was just the Pea Pod hanging out.  We had a great time! 


Saturday night, once we were all finally back together under the same roof, was pretty low key.  We watched some college basketball, some Fixer Upper, and some Ridiculousness. We’re barn burners over here, I tell ya! Ha ha!

Sunday was another ‘scatter the family to the wind’ kind of day.  My mom, sister and I threw a baby shower for my sweet cousin, Meliah, and her adorable little guy, Max.  I kicked the big boys out of the car at religion class and bombed out to my mom’s to get there with enough time to bake my breakfast casserole and Monkey Bread.  The shower was a brunch, which was a fun change of pace and super yummy!  (And guess who forgot her camera again!!!  So those pics I promised of the decorations, Chrissy? Not going to happen. Boo!)  We had 2 breakfast casseroles (mine was a hash brown base), Monkey Bread, Blueberry Muffin Cake, fresh fruit and Mimosas.  When my family gets together we ALWAYS have a great time, lot of laughter and chatter and gossip and BABIES!!!  I left mine at home (sad face), but of course the main man Max was there, plus Baby Mavis (4mo old) and little Lawson (he’ll be 1 this week).  I did my fair share of baby hogging and got my fix (and maybe my ovaries twitched a little, ha!). 

Meanwhile, while I was there, Andy picked the boys up from RE, brought them home to feed them, then got Aiden ready for a birthday pool party and to be picked up by the mom at 1:00.  Oh, and redressed Tate 2 times because he has learned how to pull his pants off, lol!!!  Lets hope he doesn’t figure out how to remove his diaper!!!  Silly bebe!  As soon a I got home Andy was changing him because he had a nasty teething diaper. I grabbed the nakey boy and took him to the bath tub!  After he got all dried off and dressed (again) he went down for his nap so we had lots of time with our Brenner Joe.  Next week is the school’s 100th day so we worked on Bren’s 100th Day project (pics of that to come), then Andy and Bren played chess (or a version of it, ha!), and watched some football.  After Aiden got back from his party (exhausted) we took it easy and got ourselves ready for another week of school, work and hanging with Tate.

It was such a great weekend, filled with family and friends.  Who could ask for more than that? 

What did you do this weekend?

P.S.  I love getting comments, and have had some new commenters lately, but I can’t reply because they/you are set up as a ‘no reply’ blogger.  I’d love to respond to you so go change your settings so I can! Ha!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Favorites // Link Up



Today for Friday Favorites I’m going to share with you some of our new favorite books that Tate received for Christmas.  I love love love these!

I hope you check out some of these sweet little books with your little's.  We love them!

Also, go link up with Narci, Erica, and Andrea.

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