Friday, March 24, 2017

What's Happening

Another random catch-up post today.  It's been a busy week so far. A friend of mine and her family is planning on moving here from Florida so they came down to visit and look for homes. It was a successful trip for them because they've found a house they are making offer on. I'm so excited that they will be moving into our town. If it all works out, our boys will be going to Kindergarten together!

These guys refused to pose for a "normal" picture.

Acceptance came letter came in for a couple of organizations for me and Michael. We've officially joined YMSL and SASO which are mother/son organizations that go out and perform community service together. I'm excited because Michael and I will get to spend some time together and Michael doesn't mind it because he knows a bunch of boys who are doing the same things.

Michael has been certified as a referee so he can now gets paid to referee soccer games. We went to the bank and opened up a checking account for him. He wasn't excited about it but I think it's a pretty big step for him.

Matthew is working hard on improving there skit for Odyssey of the Mind. In two weeks, we will be on a short road trip to Houston to see him compete in the State Finals.

A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I went to visit Tulip Texas, which is a you-pick tulip farm, with a friend. It was a great little trip. We drove through the countryside and saw some beautiful ranches up North. Coincidentally, this farm was featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of the 2 best tulip farm in the South. It was really pretty up there.

These two were meant to be friends. Big personalities all around!

These tulips we picked out were so unique. I loved them. Mark's favorite was the Orange Flame and he was adamant that we take one home.

Last Saturday, Mark finally scored his first goal of the season. He played so well. Even though his team lost, I was so proud of him for playing hard.

Our former nanny came to visit with her little guy. these two played so well together. Mark still calls him Baby Owen.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Come On Down!

My friends and I had an impromptu girls night out last Friday and went to see the live version of The Price is Right. It was so cheesy, yet so much fun. There were so many crazy fans out there with their T-shirts!

Unfortunately, we did not get chosen, but the anticipation and possibility was definitely there.

Sitting on the edge of our seats. It's too bad we didn't have time to come up with a clever T-shirt...

I'm so happy this woman got picked. She was fighting cancer and she was so gracious about it. She only won $200. I wish it was more...

The BIG Wheel!

After the show, we decided to extend the night and went out for drinks. What a perfect way to end the night.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Happy March! Oh my gosh, February was a whirlwind so I'm going to try and remember what we did this month.

We celebrated Valentine's Day with Mark and his class.

Oh and I got to meet Tre Wilcox from Top Chef at our February meeting for Southlake Women's Club. It was a fun afternoon with these ladies. We are working on Art in the Square together so I'm sure we will be spending much more time together.

I think he's showing us how to cut up a red bell pepper....

Matthew and I had a nice one-on-one time with our SAGT friends at iFly.  What a great experience.  I was a little nervous that he would change his mind about going but he was a pro and had so much fun. I did too!

February was also unseasonably warm so we spent some time at the park.  That day, I discovered that he liked to wear his pants backwards.

We also transitioned Mark to his own room and got around to making this guest into his room. He loves space.

And of course, this month was a big one for Matthew. His Odyssey of the Mind team competed in the Regionals. There were 7 other teams competing for 4 spots at State and his team came in 3rd so we are heading to Houston in April to watch him and his team compete in the State Finals.

Love this little guy-although he's not so little any more...

We were not allowed to help in any way so these kiddos did their own costume and make-up.

Getting ready to go into the competition

These kids were so creative-they did all of this themselves, from skit to props to costumes. So proud of how they performed.

February was also the start of soccer and T-ball for Mark! He was suppose to have his first T-ball game this month but it got rained out. But he does love his uniform!

This was him after a soccer game. He was very proud that they have not lost a game yet.

That's our February! Hopefully, I can get back to posting more frequently than just once a month.