You didn’t throw your kid a party?!?!!!?? What tha….?

My daughters birthdays are a day apart, a great time to celebrate but we skipped the party and went to the beach. I am not saying I will never throw my children a birthday party. I love a great party! I love get-togethers. I love being with friends and family. There is not just one…

Life Lessons from Toddlers 

I’m looking back at a year of pictures of my girls. They turned 4 and 2 this weekend and I cannot believe how much they have changed. I cannot believe how much I have changed as well as my husband. We have all grown so much and in so many ways.     No one…

Robert Rodriguez-famous Texan, awesome Dad

I have never met Robert Rodriguez, but he seems like the coolest guy, father, writer, director, musician, artist, chef….. And the list goes on. He is known for movies such as Desperado, Sin City, and Spy Kids to name a few. They call him “The Wizard” because of his inventive ways he makes his movies….

Listening to our plants 

My husband and I enjoy gardening and nature. To explain this further, we cried over losing a 7-year old hibiscus plant. We towed that thing with us from an apartment in Lufkin to our Fuller Springs house and then all the way to a Dallas  apartment. The “Fuller Springs House” was a house Ryan’s grandfather…

Camping in the piney woods

 The weather was perfect for our first camping trip with kids. My father-in-law has entered his retirement as a RV expert. He and his wife invited us to spend the Lavor Day weekend lakeside. Camping has turned into the dreaded “glamping” that is equivalent to giving in and buying a minivan for Ryan and I….

My daughters dress better than me

Believe it or not I have not always been fashionable. Since I became the mom to two beautiful fashion forward little girls, I have found it necessary to step up my game.  I blame strategic marketing and the grandmothers.    Most of the clothes I received as a little girl were hand me downs which…