Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tree Lighting and Holiday Tea's

This is such a magical time of year and even more so now that Elle is really understanding Christmas. The excitement she has over every baby Jesus and Santa she sees is so sweet. We enjoyed our weekend with going on our first carriage ride with some of our wonderful friends and taking in a tree lighting on Friday evening. On Saturday, we attended our first Teddy Bear Tea at the Four Seasons with a sweet friend from Preschool. Then, on Sunday we attended the Delta Gamma Legacy Holiday Tea event with another sweet friend. Attending the legacy tea has been one of my favorite things to do with Elle. So many sweet memories being made this year.

 We even dressed up bear bear for this special event. We were spoiled with hot cocoa, yummy treats, a story read to us by Santa, donating a bear to the Dells Childrens Hospital, and signing Christmas Carols. 
A special greeting from Santa!

Santa even came to check on the big girls at college!  

 All smiles and giggles at Legacy Tea. 

With various holiday events to attend this month I wanted a piece that would allow me to mix and match with various tops and this skirt has been the perfect addition to my closet.

Elle is wearing this dress and this dress (gray is no longer available)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Recap

Where is the fall going?  I can't believe Halloween is already over and in three weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving! I love this time of year and just wish it would slow down a bit. Between visiting several pumpkin patches, preschool Halloween fun, and having fun with our neighbors on Halloween and Elle really getting the whole trick or treat concept down this year we had a great Halloween!

We went to several pumpkin patches with my favorite place being 45 mins from Austin.
Pumpkin Patch Memories
2011 in Arizona at 10 months & 2012 in Texas at 1 1/2 years old

2013 at 2 1/2 years old

2014 at 3 1/2 years old

Elle is also all about fairies and princesses. I really wanted her to be Elsa for Halloween so I could dress up as Anna but she wouldn't go for it. In her mind she was Silvermist.

It is so fun to see the magic of Holidays thru a childs eyes again. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Motherhood Mondays: My Weekend Away

Last weekend I flew to MN for a girls weekend. 
Was so much fun being able to spend time with these girls whom we all met when we pledged Delta Gamma 16 years ago. 

 wine tasting at an apple orchard. 
So many memories with this great group of ladies. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Whiny Whiny Rhino Book Tour Review

Today I am hosting a book tour review on Whiny Whiny Rhino illustrated and written by McBoop. This children's read is the perfect read to help instill confidence in a child who finds themselves worrying about trying new things or simply getting them to believe in themselves.

Whiny Whiny Rhino has two big brothers who can do it all and just can't seem to understand why Whiny Whiny Rhino is always so afraid to try new things. With lots of encouragement from his friends and Whiny Whiny Rhino always feeling tired of having "boring" days he finally works up the courage to have fun. But, just how he builds up his courage will have you laughing and cheering on little Whiny Whiny Rhino!

available to purchase here

Thank you to IRead Book Tours for this opportunity.

Motherhood Mondays

Off to go shopping. Why, yes she accessorized and picked out her own shoes. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Farewell to Summer hello School Year

We had a fun filled summer where we enjoyed...
 a quick trip back to ND for my niece's high school graduation! 

 Pizza Party Playdate with friends

 Testing out a new set of wheels! 


Sunday nights are meant for relaxing to live music 

Checking books out from the library and logging reading hours

Enjoying one of our favorite reads 

 Shopping with her sweet friend Miss C

Spent a week at dance camp! 

 Someone learned how to swim! 

Enjoying her first professional pedicure 

 who doesn't love a water balloon fight?!

 Making family memories at Lost Pines. We can't wait for our stay next summer!
 Building sandcastles like Fancy Nancy


 Fell in love with fairies and was invited to feed the fish at our neighbors water garden center

 Wearing her first Lilly Pulitzer dress (becoming such a Southern Girl) and meeting her Preschool Teacher at open house. LOVES her teacher! Such a blessing this new school year is going way better than I could have ever imagined.
1st day of Preschool

With gymnastics, dance, and three days of pre-school we sure are keeping busy! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fashion Finds

My closest said Thank You a few weeks ago when I scored this jacket on a great sale price.

I want these loungewear leggings for lazy days around the house

Can never have enough black dresses

I also adore this dress

I love these tee's. I own this t in 3 different colors. 

They are super soft and wash up really nicely. 

and how in the world could these pants be flattering on anyone?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our Lost Pines Family Vacation

We had so much fun during our mini getaway that was literally 45 mins from our doorstep to the beautiful grounds of Hyatt Lost Pines. So many fun memories were made and we can't wait to return next summer. This will definitely be a family tradition. 

 Summer Days are meant for ice cream!
 and more ice-cream! 
Enjoying some ice cream at Lock Drug. One of the oldest Soda Fountains in the state of Texas. 

 and a s'more. 
I promise you my kid never gets this many treats especially in one day! 
Plus, its vacation and who can say no to a s'mores

 Then there is the wonderful sand beach where we spent a majority of our days.

floating on the lazy river

and the water slide. 
This was Elle's new found love. We probably rode this slide 50xs. 

Enjoying the peaceful view of the Colorado River

Bye Lost Pines. 
Until next summer thank you for the wonderful family time!