Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Belated Turkey Day

the past few days has been filled with lots of family time and good memories. Our family from Chicago came out here to celebrate Thanksgiving. The girls spent time with Memaw and Pepaw, their Uncle-ro-ro aka Andro, Auntie "ikey's mom" aka Rachie, and Ikey aka Isaac. So busy spending time with the family very little picture taking was going on. Leave it to Memaw to capture some good ones on her phone.
Auntie Rachie playing Customer at Brooklyn's fancy tea love love her fancy british of her!

the Proud Pepaw and his grandkiddos....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Age restrictions.

When is it too old to be pulling late nighters doing this?...

Wonder if I can get my girlfriends to come over and play dress up with the barbies.....just a thought.
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Monday, November 21, 2011


Sheasus.....always a hit or miss if she'll eat. Tonight's hit was pot roast.

Brooklyn on the other hand.... She'll find a way to eat it even if she doesn't care for it.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

So. Not. Ready

While at a friends house tonight my 22 mos old pulled me into the bathroom, said potty, proceeded to point to the potty. With no attempt yet and without any intention to I figured, heck why not....placed her on the throne that swallowed her 12 mos old sized bootie whole. A few minutes later I hear the trickle and splash of pee. Shut the front door (thx summer for my new fav expression) she did just do that! Did I mention.... SO NOT READY! (especially since I literally just bought another super sized box of pampers... On sale of course!) I was gonna wait til the spring to even introduce the idea. So i figured i can stock up on more pampers. We have a huge international trip planned with both girls and honestly traveling in diapers.... So much easier!
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Mommy and sheasus

Love. This. Girl

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Thursday, November 17, 2011


Salted caramel butter bars. I have been eyeing this recipe on pinterest for a few weeks now. Hesitant on whipping up a batch due to time as well as calories. Til today....

My pictures don't due it justice..... Heaven in my mouth..... I try not to think about the 1 lb of butter called for in the recipe....
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday: blast from the past

The night it all began..... Not sure how many people have pics of their significant other and themselves from their first date....

But I do and I cherish ours! Pretty crazy picture from over 10 yrs ago! I do have to point out that our heads/hair look rather fluffy and larger in the pic due to poor quality and shadowing of the picture and not because of some weird style 10 yrs ago. As a matter of fact Brett has had the same hair style since I have known him!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Guilty of stealing....but only pictures (from Becky's blog)....especially when they are so darn cute. My little girls have such beautiful friends!

Monday, November 14, 2011

She has a name!!!!

Recently Sheasus' vocab has really exploded.... Among her new new words is one for her sister...."Boow-en" that's about as close to Brooklyn as we are going to get for now. I'll take it!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Welcome back!!!!!

Brooklyn gave up napping nearly a yr ago....she recently took it up again....

We welcome the quietness, however waking up isn't always the most fun.....waking the beast is the best description I can think of...

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Princess Brooklyn

In school October's theme was fairytales. So at the end of the month they dressed up as their favorite princess....which is everyday at our house.

Brookyn's buddy, "Brooklyn D." from school wanted to dress the same way as well...

You can't ever have too many princesses!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday

I know the agreement was to not post pics from Vegas, but in honor of my besties birthday and for those curious minds regarding Tony I've decided to post a few tamer pictures from our birthday celebration in Vegas!

We rocked that stage.....At least we thought we did! Check out Tony trying to get up and dance with us!

Happy Birthday Anjee!
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Thursday: Blast from the Past

Nov 2008

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dancing with the star audition

Ran into Tony from dancing with the star while hitting up the club at Planet Hollywood.....we sat VIP next to his crew....

All us girls put him to shame while dancing on stage with him .....he was intimidated by our moves.....just saying.....I've got pics to prove it, but Brett thinks I'm showing a Lil tooo much leg for my family friendly blog! Hehehe

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While mommy was away playing in Vegas daddy took the girls to Fargo. Not often does this happen but they flew thru bismarck and spent a Lil bit of time with their Auntie mikaela...... So sad I missed seeing her, but glad the girls did....

My girls definitely take after their aunties stunning drop dead gorgeous looks!


Celebrated my 32nd birthday in typical Vegas fashion. Meant as an upcoming 40th celebration for Anjee but worked out over the weekend of was a perfect girls trip away. Given the nature of the weekend and respect of my friends... I'll share only a few pictures....

Anjee and the airport on our way.

Fast Forward 4 days....
We met Pete Rose on our last day on our way back to the Airport.

Use your imagination for images of the 4 days spent in Vegas. 16 girls (with the addition of my Mom and Sheri) running around the strip of Vegas....CRAZY memories! Now time to recover....oh and I COMPLETELY lost my voice somewhere in Planet Hollywood

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Adrenalin Junkie

Brooklyn loves the thrill of a good roller coaster. even the rickety older then life rusty one found in Queen Creek.

not all her friends feel the same way.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hard to resist

We have an understanding in our house that the girls are to sleep in there own rooms... Since they were both about 2 mos old that has been the case. With the exception of vacations and one time for Brooklyn when she was sick. They are great sleepers and they don't try hard to climb into our beds at night. In fact Brooklyn kicks us out of her room during bedtime. As they get older cuddle time gets rarer and every moment I want to bottle up. I have resorted to either sneaking a few moments with Brooklyn after she's fallen asleep. And then this.......

If I'm still awake and Alexis starts crying from her room there are times when I don't hesitate to scoop her up and slide her in bed with us. Not a habit, cuz normally we just let her cry it out. But as every mom knows there are times when you just want to hug your kiddos and never let go.

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Breaking the Rules

with parent permission of rule we let slide every so often is the one about turning the bed into a bounce house.

How can you now when you see this type of enjoyment.