Monday, May 22, 2017

You guys, I am EXHAUSTED! This weekend was so busy but a really great weekend at the same time!
Friday when I got off work I went to Babies R Us for a baby shower gift then headed to get the kids. We originally were going to go with Dave to pick up my dads truck but he ended up going by himself. I went ahead and picked up them up early regardless since I had nothing else planned.
 On our way home my sister called and asked if we wanted to come to the pool, YUP! We headed home, got dressed, grabbed our pool stuff and headed to her apt. We enjoyed hanging out with them for a little bit. We ordered pizza before we left then headed home and played in the yard all night. Well Dave cut grass so he probably didn't really "play" haha
 Saturday morning I woke up at 6.... my body apparently hated me because I also had a hard time falling asleep the night before. So I ended up working out, got everyone breakfast, got us all dressed then me and the kids headed out. I dropped them off with my Aunt and Uncle while I went to a baby shower. Dave stayed home to clean!
  How cute were the decorations and the cake! I left early but I am sure that cake was as delicious as it was cute! I can't wait to meet little Miss Annie, Lauren was gifted so many great gifts and I was happy to get to celebrate with her.

 Alayna and Logan went to the Coast Guard Base open house and had lots of fun besides Alayna wiping out playing basketball. She thought it was so cool though that she got all bandaged up in an ambulance. I will say though later she probably wasn't loving how great of a job they did with her bandages. We had lots of tears at bath time while trying to take them off.
I am so thankful the kids get to have fun experiences with my family.

On my way home I met up with Dave to buy our new dining room table, I am in LOVE with it! I think it fits our décor perfectly and having a bigger table will be so nice when we have people over.
 We had a few friends come over including my aunt and uncle and spent the rest of the day putting together the gazebo. The instruction book said it would take 90 minutes to put this together.... yeah it was more like 4 1/2... we are extremely grateful for the help and we felt kinda bad at the same time because we had NO idea it was going to be such a big project.
Sunday we all slept in a little bit and skipped church (yes we are bad). I walked on the treadmill for 50 minutes then we went grocery shopping. We cleaned a bit while the kids played and then headed to my parents house for a yummy dinner and hanging out.
Next weekend is a 3 day weekend and we celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. We don't have any set plans yet but I know we will at least go out to dinner to celebrate. We thought about doing gifts but I just don't think it's necessary. We shall see what the weekend holds!
Happy Monday friends!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mothers Day Weekend

 Last weekend was jam packed full of fun and a ton of time spent with my boy. We had two weekends back to back without the kids but they are back this weekend with us then back to our normal schedule with 2 weeks thrown in during the summer. This is probably our last summer getting them for 2 whole weeks because next summer Dave won't be in the military. Unless he has no job then I guess he could have potentially even more time with them.
Thinking out loud here so I will just stop. haha I am believing he WILL have a job and things will be just fine.
 Friday when Dave got home he had brought me a surprise and it was this pretty piece of art for the yard. He knows how much I love my yard so this was perfect.
 We got ready then headed to JI for dinner at the Bohemian Bull. He is obsessed with their breakfast burger and craves this thing all the time so we figured a date night Friday would be great! So obviously that is what he had, we ordered onion rings that were to die for and I had a black bean burger which was surprisingly delicious. There was also a margarita involved which was also quite tasty.
 We sat at their outside bar and the weather was beautiful so all in all a great date!
 We stopped by to see our friends for an hour then stopped by mom and dads then headed home and passed OUT.

Saturday morning I slept past 9 which hasn't happened in gosh at least 3 years, like I woke up after Dave. This.Never.Happens. haha I should also mention I have been sick since the previous Saturday so I think my body just needed that sleep and the margarita helped that happen. After we got ready we went to the gym and for the first time ever we worked out together and I really liked it. Then we went shopping where I got some shoes then we got groceries.
Later that afternoon the storms moved in and it POURED for a few hours. We had free tickets to the Battery soccer game which we were sure at that point we wouldn't get to use but the skies cleared and we decided to go and hope for the best. It turned out to be a beautiful night for some soccer and we both were really glad we decided to go. We were also thankful I brought a towel or we would have had wet butts. haha
  Free shirts too!! woop woop!

 Sunday was Mothers day!
I got a lot of mothers day wishes which was cool, I forget this applies to me now even though I am a step mom. I definitely fall short when it comes to being a mom but I can say I do my absolute best and love those kids unconditionally.
They had a photobooth area at church so mommy and I took 2 pictures before church started! I sure love my mommy and our pictures we took! The one with the hats is so cute!
There was a cupcake table outside after service and the cupcakes were amazing! A girl from church owns her own business, I grabbed her card and will definitely be having her bake for me in the future. delish!!

The pretty flower we got for mom! I loved it and I may need to go get me one too!
 We headed to mom and dads later for a taco lunch that was delish! Lots of yummy food was consumed on mothers day!
Lots of family time which I loved! I wish I had worn nicer clothes to Grammies house because mom and gram look so nice in this picture and I look like a bum! haha
 One last thing, We bought this umbrella this past weekend after WEEKS of searching and it's really nice.
 It won't last long though because we are having a gazebo delivered this weekend, we are blessed and very fortunate to have people who love us and bless us with nice things! We will continue to enjoy the umbrella a little bit longer though. It's probably a good thing though we are not keeping it because Teddy does not like it and barks at it. He is a special puppy!
Hope you all had a wonderful mothers day!!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Our Saturday

I was about to make this a weekend post but realized I only took pictures on Saturday! So this post is all about our Saturday!
Logan had an Autism appointment pretty much all morning so Alayna and I were on our own. We went to the gym then headed to the AFB park for her to play since there were no kids in the gym kids area. At the park they had a yard sale which also happened to have a LulaRoe consultant. I didn't need to spend the money but I was so excited to finally get to try stuff on before shopping. I absolutely love the Carly dress and had ordered myself a small as a birthday present back in December. Well when it arrived it was huge but I can still pull it off if I put it in the dryer. Well the one I bought this past weekend along with the shirt I got was a extra extra small. Clearly their sizing charts are off because according to the chart I am a small, WRONG. So basically I was thrilled and spent too much money on 2 items of clothing but I had a hard week so I treated myself.
 When the boys got home we had some lunch then headed to drop off Teddy to get groomed and go to Target for Pokémon cards. Logan has been doing better and did good at his appointment so that was his reward. The boys literally played the Pokémon game for at least 2 hours before Dave had to go get Teddy.
 We headed to JI because my dad was cooking BBQ for a competition. I have no idea how they even placed because I literally was looking for sharks teeth on the beach with a bunch of kids for almost 2 hours. I am not even kidding, who am I? I found a TON of them though and yes I shared them with the kids but I really didn't want to haha
 I love this kid and he probably thinks I am crazy for picking up a dead crab. It was interesting though to see it up close it clearly had not been dead for too long.
The girls!

 I went for a walk down the dock and as I was headed back Logan came running up because he wanted to go down the dock so I turned around and down we went. It was such a nice evening, the weather was truly perfect.
 While we were on the dock Logan spotted a decent sized boat that had three engines. He was obsessed the moment he laid eyes on it and kept talking about how it had three motors and it must be super fast. As we walked back down the dock he asked if we could go down to the floating dock. I knew right then he just wanted to get closer to the big boat so I said yes.
 We got down there and as he is admiring the boat the captain walked up and asked if we wanted to go for a ride. I looked at Logan and we both said YES! Looking back maybe I shouldn't have since he is a child and didn't have on a life jacket BUT it was insanely fun and the shortest boat ride ever. It was also a REALLY fast boat and we both had a lot of fun regardless of the amount of time.
He pulled the boat up onto the trailer and pulled it up out the water. So this is where I start thinking how the heck am I supposed to get off this thing, it was big. I am used to my daddys boat where I can climb off of it even if it is on the trailer but this was not going to be as easy. They told us to come climb down the ladder and I knew this was going to be fun and I was not wrong. Of course they helped the child out of the boat with no problem but I didn't fare the same luck. Let's just say not knowing where to put your feet, a bigger boat than I am used to and a wet ladder just didn't mix and I slipped down a good foot or two.
The amount of bruises I received were worth it for the experience Logan had but man it hurt.
 As we were leaving we saw the boat again so I told Logan to get a picture with it. Then the Captain showed up so we got a picture with the both of them.
For me this really wasn't a HUGE deal since I have grown up riding in boats but for Logan this really was HUGE. He is obsessed with anything that has a motor so for him to have been able to get to do that especially unexpectedly he was thrilled.
The smile on his face was priceless.

This actually didn't get any worse but still ugly. Bruises on my other arm and leg appeared this week, I look like someone beat me up haha
 These were the sharks teeth I kept along with some other shells and "bones" we found.
We had such a good time, Dave and I both agreed Saturday night was the highlight of the weekend.
This weekend we don't have a lot planned except Saturday we are going Kayaking with my cousin for a few hours which Dave and I have been wanting to do. We figured best to do it soon before it gets so hot that we wouldn't enjoy it.