Thursday, May 10, 2012

Project 366: Day 83 [May 9th]

Good morning everyone! :)

As usual, we will start off with the May Photo Challenge! Are y'all having fun with it?? I sure am! I LOVE this stuff! :)

Today's task was:

Something You Do Every Day


Take pictures!

I LOVE it! :) I am so blessed to be able to do it on a regular basis. I am still learning and I know I have a lot left to learn, but it is so much fun! It takes me into a whole new world and I just love every single second of it!

And now for our day...

We had a visitor today!


He came to visit. Tayler crawled up into his lap and it wasn't probably 10 minutes later she was fast asleep in his arms. She does that with him quite often, haha!
Doesn't she look so sweet? *sigh*
Shortly after that, she woke up crying and I figured it meant only one thing... hungry! I had left over steak and mashed potatoes from the night before, so I cut that up and gave it to her..... with a fork. She's been doing pretty good with a spoon, but the fork was a whole new territory. And guess what?
She was doing so good with it! I couldn't be more proud of her! :)

After Papaw left, we relaxed for a little bit. Tayler cuddled up on me and we watched 'Ghost Whisperer.' It is literally my favorite TV show and I am so glad that WEtv shows it all of the time!! 
Then, we all had this brilliant idea to go to our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant. You all know which one I'm talking about because I post pictures of it all of the time! LOVE their chips and salsa! Papaw and Gigi even joined us! Here's Tayler talking to Gigi:

She enjoyed some chips, salsa, rice, beans, and steak. 

Isn't that outfit adorable? It's one of the ones that my mom's friend at work gave us! I LOVED it on her! We paired it with a pair of REAL flip flops last night, haha!

Isn't that some outfit? LOVE it :)

After that, we had a photo session. I was REALLY excited because it was our first engagement/family session! When we first got there, I was a bit worried because this is how the sky looked....

We had already cancelled this session once because of rain, so I was devastated just thinking about having to cancel it again.... but glory to God, the rain held off and we got the entire session in! I figured I'd give you a sneak peek of this because you can't see their faces or anything :) This was their rings with their kiddos...

Love it! We had such a good time! :)

After we came home.. it was American Idol time. As I keep saying..... it has really bored me this year. Ever since Skyler and Coltin went home, I really could careless. But... Since I've invested so much time in it thus far, I figured I'd give my two cents really quick..

I hope to GOD Hollie is finally going home. 

That's all :)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Project 366: Day 82 [May 8th]

The May Photo Challenge of the day was:

A Smell You Adore


This is BY FAR my favorite Scentsy smell!! :) If you haven't tried it... I highly recommend it! You will absolutely LOVE it, no questions asked, haha ;)


Now for our day!

I thought Tayler looked adorable today. Okay- who am I kidding? I think she looks adorable every day! But I digress, haha! She had a cute little blue outfit on with a blue bow. I loved it!

She's precious.

My mom came over today on her lunch and dropped off some clothes a lady at her work gave us for Tayler. There was some ADORABLE clothes in there!! I was in heaven!

Dresses, jeans... and SHOES. Oh yes, shoes! Adorable boots, sandals, and.....


I cannot wait until she wears these! Eeeek! 

It's hilarious.. I was so excited. You'd think they were for me, LOL!

After that, I got things together for our cubed steak that we were having. I was in the kitchen about 3-4 minutes and I got to thinking, 'Man, the kids are being really quiet...'

Oh, hi whole box of kleenexs and some french fries laying on my couch!


Yes. This is why they were so quiet.

I always say I'm in trouble, but seriously?

After that, Kenton went home and we went for a walk with Tayler. It was absolutely gorgeous out. Too nice to stay inside. And Tayler loves going for walks :) I love my little family!

When we got back, we hung outside for awhile. She played in the front yard.. ate grass... the usual!

We have so much fun together!


dinner time!

I made cubed steaks tonight. It's one of the favorites in our house and it's superrrr easy to do!

You take a pound of cubed steaks and put them in your crock pot.

Next, grab a bowl and pour in Brown Gravy Mix, Au Jus Mix, a can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of french onion soup, and a can of water. Mix all of that together and pour it over the cubed steaks. I throw some garlic powder, pepper, and salt in too!

Let all of that cook on low for about 6-8 hours! It usually takes mine just about 6!

(Recipe HERE)

We served ours with four cheese mashed potatoes, the gravy from the steaks poured over those, and green beans-- my favorite veggie!

It was absolutely delicious! We even had enough leftovers for all of us to have some for lunch tomorrow! That's a good day in our house!! :)

Then.. we went to get popcorn.


Let me tell you.

It's a love thang.

I haven't had popcorn since February. If most of you remember correctly, I had my wisdom teeth out on February 12th and popcorn has been off limits since then. BUT... the restriction has finally been lifted. And yes, I enjoyed some tonight!

We ate that and watched...

Dear John.

I love this movie and Ethan has yet to watch it.. so I made him ;)

He kept telling me it was 'stupid' but he watched the whole thing! ;)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Project 366: Day 81 [May 7th]

The Photo Challenge for today was:

Someone That Inspires You.

This little lady right here means EVERYTHING to me. She has inspired me to be a better person. When I'm getting ready to speak things... listen to things... watch things... I think of her. I wonder if I want her to do the same things... She has made me a better person. And I feel like I'm forever indebted to her because of that. She makes me laugh on a day to day basis. She is a joy to be around. She has such a personality.. and her smile is contagious! This little girl is all the inspiration I need to be the best that I can be. I love her so much, it's unreal!

And now for our day!


I went to the kitchen to make Tayler and myself some breakfast. I came back in the living room and guess what I found?


Tayler sitting on the end table like she's not suppose to.

Ornery little booger, haha! How can you not laugh at that? Ugh. We're in for it!


But.. as the day progressed, my sweetheart started not feeling good. I got my editing done for the day... and she ended up throwing up.... everywhere. Poor thing! We weren't sure if she ate something bad or if she had a stomach virus, but I figured it was a stomach virus because, well, it was coming from both directions if you know what I mean. So, Tayler got a bath... and got in her warm peejays!

Look at that face!

Then it was cuddle time. You could tell she felt terrible. It seriously broke my heart :(

Love these moments. She probably won't want to be doing this when she's 17, so I'm going to enjoy it now!

Hope y'all had a great day!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Project 366: Day 80 [May 6th]

Morning bloggers!

I figured I'd start this morning by posting the May Photo Challenge.

Today's task was:


I took this on my phone.. with instagram OF COURSE ;)

It was really hot today and I didn't feel like wearing my softball shirt to E's game, so I wore this tank top and my orange glasses. I figured that would be enough orange to support him ;)

But anyways...

back to our day!

I woke up this morning bright and early to get things done. Tayler, of course, was up with me, haha! And let me tell you... (well, I know I ALWAYS tell you... but my kid is freaking cute!)


How cute is that bed head hair.... and those peejays!

She is something special :) Just love her!!

We got up, got breakfast, got our baths, and headed out the door for some photo sessions. As I always say, I won't post pictures on here out of respect for their privacy, but if you're interested, check out our facebook page :)

We had a GREAT day and I feel like we got some great pictures despite the heat! :) (I was the idiot who wore a black dress and black leggings.... go me!)

We came home, got ready after that, and went to E's softball game. Now let me tell you, Tayler had not napped ALL DAY. By 5PM when we finally got out there, she was already getting cranky. I knew it might be ugly even before the game got started, haha! and sure enough-- it was. She was crying, screaming, etc. So, unfortunately, I left the game early. Tayler didn't even make it out of the parking lot before she was asleep! I brought her home, carried her in the house, laid her on the couch... and she didn't MOVE.

Bless her heart. Mental note: Next Sunday... she gets a LONG nap before!

She slept until about 8:30PM. She was worn out!

While she was snoozing, I decided to get stuff together for dinner and for E's lunch tomorrow. I did dishes then prepared a stromboli for dinner. I flattened out the Pepe's dough, then added pizza sauce, pepperonis, ham, bacon, cheese, onions, and jalapenos. It looked pretty full...

But it closed up nicely..

I told everyone on instagram... working in a pizza shop for 4 years paid off here! :)

Once I figured E would be close to coming home, I threw it in the oven at 350 degrees for 18 minutes to get it nice and crisp!

While that was cooking, I made Ethan a turkey, bacon, and cheese sandwich for his lunch tomorrow and made a bowl of chocolate pudding for dinner/lunch :)

He finally came home (thanks to whomever brought him home!) and we had some dinner...

I know. So colorful... and so healthy, haha! Stromboli, pizza sauce, chocolate pudding, and a Dr. Pepper. BUT the chocolate pudding was sugar free ;)

I love having dinner ready for him :)

After that, everyone got their baths, and we cuddled up for some 'Once Upon a Time!'

Anyone else addicted?

HOLY COW. I cannot believe Henry ate that poisoned apple turnover! It was comforting to see that Emma finally believes him (in the previews.) I am so sad that next week is the season finale! I hope it's like 'Pretty Little Liars' and comes back quickly, haha!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Project 366: Day 79 [May 5th]

The May Photo Challenge task today was:



Can you see the birdie on the power line? He was gettin' all warm :)

And now for an update on today!

How cute did Tayler look this morning??

She was getting on and off the couch... over and over again LOL Such a monster!! She is just hilarious, let me tell you!!

After awhile, we got ready and we met our friend Kyra at our favorite Mexican restaurant (did anyone else celebrate Cinco de Mayo?) I guess we weren't really meaning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo... it just happened, haha!! Kyra's birthday is Monday.. so we were celebrating that! :) They even brought the sombrero out and sang 'Happy Birthday' to her! :) I think she might have been a little embarrassed ;)

And Tayler REALLY enjoyed being there..

HAHA! She had lots of beans and rice.. and she was out on daddy LOL!! She is just too much sometimes!!

After we got home, we got Natalie, got our bags packed, and headed out the door for Ethan's softball game. We brought the double stroller along so both girls could have fun! :)

They were having so much fun and everyone was seriously eating them up!

Too cute! 

We took the girls to the park... here's Tayler swinging :)

She was having so much fun!

And she played with a stick almost the entire night, haha!

Who knew that could be SO much fun?? :)

We had a great night! We headed home, the girls went to bed, and I honestly don't even remember falling asleep LOL!

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