Monday, June 30, 2014

Our Weekend

We had a really fun weekend!

On Friday, B's band had a gig, so Aniston and I had dinner with Nana and Papa and then watched a movie.  Aniston is in love with all the "Buddies" movies, but Super Buddies is her current favorite.

We spent most of Saturday at home, relaxing and doing a little cleaning and laundry.  Saturday evening, Aniston went to spend the night with Nana and Papa, and for the first time in years, I went to see B play a gig!  Before Aniston was born, I went all the time.  He recently joined a different band as the lead singer (you can check out their facebook page here), and I had been looking forward to seeing them play.  Brooke went with me, and we had a great time!  They played at a restaurant, so we ate dinner there and the food was wonderful.  I had saved calories all day in anticipation, and it was worth it!  The music was really good, and it was fun to have a grown up night.

Since Aniston was away, B and I skipped church and slept in.  It was fabulous.  I felt a little guilty, but it's something we never get to do anymore!  We picked Aniston up, had lunch, and then headed to B's parents house to swim.  I'm still trying to convince B we need a pool of our own....just like I do every year.  This year, though, I have Aniston in my corner.  She kept telling us she wished she had a pool at her house.  Maybe that's the push he needs!  Ha!  She loves the water, and is getting more confident by the day.  She even asked to go under twice yesterday, which surprised me.  It was such a fun, easy-going afternoon, and I loved spending time with my little family!

I'm looking forward to another fun week with Aniston and spending the 4th with friends!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Our Weekend

We had a great weekend!  Even though it's summer break, I still look forward to weekends.

On Friday, Aniston and I were on our way out the door to go grocery shopping when Mamaw and Papaw stopped by.  Aniston is such a homebody and never wants to go anywhere, so, naturally, she saw the opportunity in front of her and asked to go to their house instead.   That made the great-grandparents happy, of course, and Aniston was excited to get out of shopping.  Me?  I was thrilled!  I never, ever thought I could be so giddy over grocery shopping by myself, but over the last three years I've learned what a luxury it is.  Ha!

We spent most of the day on Saturday B's parents' pool.  We had a great time!  I don't have a single picture because I was in the pool, too.  Oh well!  Sometimes being in the moments is as important as taking a picture of it, right?

After church yesterday, we had lunch with my parents and Chelsea.  (Eric is at Kentucky Lake for the last tournament of the Walmart FLW Tour.) 

 Cute new dress from Mamaw Sandy and Papaw Barry!

Last night was the first night of Vacation Bible School.  I love watching Aniston learn and grow in the Lord, and I love watching her play with other kids.  Precious!  (Even if she is a little bossy.  Ha!)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, y'all!

We had lots of fun celebrating Father's Day last weekend.  I'm so thankful for these wonderful men, and wouldn't know what to do without them. 

My daddy, who is the best dad a girl could ask for.  He has done--and continues to do--so much for me.  Even though he's a great dad, I think he's an even better Papa.  I love watching him with Aniston.  Sunday was his birthday, too!

Barry, my father-in-law, who raised an amazing man and gave him a great example of what a husband and father should be. 

And, of course, B.  I thought I couldn't love him more when it was just the two of us, but I was wrong.  He's a fantastic daddy to our little girl.  Aniston has no idea how lucky she is yet, but I do.

Last week, B found a snake in the garage.  He just happened to get home a few minutes before me (which never happens), so I'm glad he was the one to find it!  It was a small snake, though, which made me wonder if his mama was nearby.  Shudder.  I refused to park in the garage (or even walk through it) until B checked it from top to bottom and made sure mama snake wasn't hanging around waiting to give me a heart attack.  Thankfully, no other snakes were found and I can safely park in the garage again.

Our first week of summer break has been an adjustment.  I had to adjust to dealing with a three year old all day instead of seven and eight year olds, and Aniston had to adjust to being told, "no."  Apparently, I say "no," a lot more often than the great grandparents.  Who knew? 

After falling off the wagon, I'm back to working out and using My Fitness Pal (my username is asc10, if you use it too).   The end of school was busy and I was lazy.  Then there were teacher workdays, which meant several days of eating out.  It was a disastrous combination.  No more excuses now, though! 

Three is a really fun (and funny) age.  Everything is an adventure, and Aniston has a huge imagination.  She says and does the funniest stuff--like this week when I told her to 'hold her horses' when she was wanting me to do something right then.  She gave me a funny look, then walked to her rocking horse, grabbed its neck, and said, "Got it."  Too funny, and so literal! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Confessions

I took a bit of an unintentional blogging hiatus for a while.  (Like, a month and a half.  Oops!)   But I'm back!  And what better way to begin blogging again than Confessional Friday?  So, let's confess, shall we?

1.  I confess that while my blogging hiatus wasn't intentional, it also wasn't completely unexpected.  Things are always crazy around here the last month of school. 

2.  I confess that our chocolate lab has been getting out of her kennel by climbing the fence.  We couldn't figure out how she was escaping until we happened to see her do it one evening.  Have you ever seen an eighty pound dog scale a fence?  It's definitely a sight.  Bless her.

3.  I confess I'm excited about summer break....even though I know it won't be too restful or relaxing with Aniston!  Ha!  Seriously, though, I'm planning to soak in every minute of it.  One summer, she'll be grown and I'll be bored again.  I'll rest then. :) 

4.  I confess that living close to family is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  It's such a blessing for Aniston to be able to see her grandparents and great-grandparents pretty much any time she wants.

5.  I confess that it's a simple, quiet Friday night.  At one time, I was never happy staying home.  Now it's where I'm the happiest, and I love that.  Right now, I'm sitting on the screened-in porch and blogging while I listen to B play the guitar and work on lyrics.   Maggie is at my feet, her tail thumping against my chair.  And I'm just...content.  I'm looking forward to the weekend, Father's Day, and a summer filled with nights like this. 

Happy Friday, y'all!