February 28, 2013

a year of firsts...

tomorrow, our little man turns one! he has made our lives fuller, richer and so much more purposeful than we ever thought possible. here's a look back at his firsts....our firsts.
1st family pic
1st road trip
1st movie 
  1st slide
1st goodbye 
1st angry birds 
1st 4th of july
1st date
1st horse 
1st cowboys game 
1st gameday
 1st gecko 
1st mustache 
1st tofu 
 1st time to play piano 
1st balloon and bball court
1st pumpkin 
1st parade
1st harvest festival
1st halloween
1st jack-o-lantern 
1st (and last) art trail
1st trolley ride 
1st thanksgiving
1st reindeer
1st carol of lights
1st stand
1st snow
1st christmas
1st superbowl
1st  plane ride
1st donut/valentine's day

nugget, you are the coolest kid ever and we are so lucky to be your parents.
you made us a mom and a dad and we are forever grateful.
hugs and kisses~m, s, b, b, t, m, b, n, m, bc and t

February 27, 2013

this one's for kimmi....

our dear friend and mama-to-be requested that i answer my eleven (11) questions from the liebster award nominations. so, here is me answering these 11 questions.  kimmi, i apologize for the delay. 

1.  if you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
in new york! (and when i'm saying it, i'm actually singing it, alicia keys style). in new york, concrete jungle where dreams are made, on there's nothing you can't do, now you're in new york. these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you. let's hear it for new york, new york, new york. 

2.  if the president of the united states was coming to your house for dinner, what would you serve?
nasty matt's pizza (aka: my husband's pizza) since it's my favorite, i would feel terrible if i didn't share it.

3.  what did you want to be when you were little?
it depends on what movie i had watched recently. cocktail? a bartender. the cutting edge? an ice skater. mystic pizza? a waitress at a pizza shop. gorillas in the mist? a friend to all gorillas. no wonder it took me 29 years to figure out what i wanted to be :)

4.  if you could give your 14 year old self advice, what would it be?
do not touch-up your own highlights!

5.  what has been your biggest fashion faux pas?
when i tried to touch-up said highlights.

6.  top three (3) favorite books?
jane eyre. everyone worth knowing . redeeming love.

7.  what is your idea of a perfect date?
dinner and drinks on a patio.

8.  if you could spend the day with anyone (famous, not famous, dead or alive) who would it be?
my grandmother. i need to tell her thank you. and i want to hear all about her life. and i want her to meet matt and mclain.

9.  if you won the lottery, what's the 1st significant purchase you'd make?
i'd pay off my stupidly large and never-ending student loans. i should probably buy a lottery ticket.

10.  your favorite dessert recipe (with either the link or the recipe typed up)?
oatmeal, chocolate chip, coconut cookies, hands-down my favorite cookie! i wish i knew the recipe to my g-ma's coconut cake, it was my absolute favorite.

11.  if you had the entire day to yourself, how would you spend it?
i would love to have a spa day! i've never had one. but that calls for $$$ and that's not really what this question is about. so in that case, i would start off with the earliest matinee movie. then i would go to barnes and noble and get a starbucks coffee and read through a dozen magazines (the $4 latte is justified by not purchasing any magazines) and then i'd go home to take a nap, which wouldn't really happen, so i'd watch all the gilmore girls that i've dvr'd :)

hugs and kisses~s.

February 25, 2013

twenty-five on 2.25

twenty-five things we LOVE about lubbock
(in no particular order)
sweet treats~pumpkin patches~fair grounds~cheese fries with homemade ranch
taco tuesdays~drive-in~retro themepark~red dirt
donuts galore~ttu dot edu~cowboy symposium~game days
oh, the sunsets~cowboy santa~trolley rides~bbq on every corner
bolton's~white christmas~carol of lights~buddy holly ave
best fro-yo this side of the mississppi~science spectrum~BIG, blue skies~our new church home :)
and last but not least....the dream of our future home.
did i leave anything out?
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, b, b, t, m, m, n, b, bc and t

February 22, 2013

a boy and his tiger

a week from today our little man will be one. 
in july 2011, matt and i went to the zoo with michi and t. i was 8 weeks pregnant. i was fortunate enough to know the miseries of morning all-day sickness and walking around in the blistering texas summer heat. as we were leaving the zoo we stopped by the gift shop. we didn't know yet if our little was going to be a boy or a girl but we did know that their very first stuffed animal would be tiger.
mclain, you are a blessing and we are grateful to be your parents. thank you for the past 51 weeks! we love you so!
hugs and kisses~pops, tootie and tiger
happy friday! hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

February 18, 2013

this weeks happenings

several things that happened this past week....

1. mclain decapitated one of his stuffed animal during nap time.
2. we are officially house hunting. hip-hip! hooray!
3. mclain gave me my first real "neck-squeezing" hug...did your heart just melt? because mine did.
4. i found mclain reading flipping quietly through his books.
5. i'm in party-planning mode. our little man will be one in less than 2 weeks!?!
6. oh, and mclain took his first steps!!!!

happy monday! hope y'all have a great week!

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, m, t, b, b, m, n, b, bc and t

February 15, 2013

all you need is love...

spent the morning with my little valentine. 
he had his first donut. i think he's a fan.

*we went to story time at the library and he stayed in my lap for 2 of the 3 stories...i'm calling that a success.
*valentines' for his 3 amazing teachers
 *valentines for me :)
*best/BIGGEST cookie bar ever!
*the banner that only looked good laying flat (pinterest fail).
*his favorite pie
*my favorite men

hope you had a lovely day, spent with the ones you love.

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, t, b, m, b, m, n, b, bc and t

"we love because He first loved us."

February 11, 2013

what if....

 his very first plane ride. yep, he's awesome and the cutest and i think we'll keep him.
what if dallas and lubbock could somehow morph into one place? i would be the happiest person in that magical little/big place. what if we could have the dry weather of lubbock and the light breeze of dallas (emphasis on light)? what if there was gloria's and it's yummy bean dip and tasty beverages? what if all my favorite dallas people lived in lubbock (and actually wanted to live in lubbock)? what if mclain could spend his days with his role model/hero and the sweetest girl that gives him the sweetest smiles? what if taco thursday and the creek house moved to lubbock? what if ? until then, i guess we'll keep making our dallas trips and keep trying to cram in our favorite things and keep failing at cramming in said favorite things. 
so thankful. so blessed. our cup overflows.

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc

February 6, 2013

a sneak peek into our weekend

mc's 1st pancake*mama bear's pancake*papa bear's pancake
calvin and hobbs snuggles*sippy cup training....ugh*super bowl-dudes only*nasty matt's pizza shirt
nasty matt's (super tasty) pizza*a man's best-friend--or 4
playing magic*sleeping through magic (photo stolen from invisikid)

next weekend, matt, mclain and i will be in dallas....hooty-hoo!!!

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, b, b, t, m, b, n, m, bc and t