Friday, March 31, 2017

Five on Friday - Kevin, Errands with MA

Kevin made out really well with his nasal surgery on Tuesday.  Doctor said it will really improve his life because he was such a mess!  Thank you all for thinking of him this week!

Chaos in CVS on Monday after work.  I know it's weird but Molly Anne doesn't really go on many errands with me because I do most of that stuff during lunch in the work week.  Now that she's walking, it really is much easier to take her places.  We had 15 minutes to waste in CVS while waiting on a prescription so we walked the toy aisle checking things out.  She really had so much fun haha!

Oh and she got to have a "sucker" for the first time.  As we walked around the store, she kept saying, "TASTE" and I'd let her lick it.  I am too paranoid to let her hold such a chokable thing!

We had a little time before Kevin got home on Monday so we played outside.  I'm still not sure who loves who more!

She loves picking these "flowers" and we talk about how they're yellow and we set them out to count!

Bubblesssssssssssssssss.  Her very favorite!

Girlfriend has been such a good girl while I've been playing nurse this week.  I'm not going to lie, there's been some Mickey Mouse involved!

And this little boy too.  He's been taking care of Daddy. ;)

ALL ABOUT THE BOOKS!  Girlfriend loves some books these days!  Well she has for awhile now.  I'm so glad!

Music started back yesterday and our friend Emmerson is joining us this time which is so fun to have a friend in class!  Molly Anne LOVES music and has the best time.  

Today I am attending a YMCA dedication because the owner's of my company donated a bunch of money to the YMCA so they're naming one after their family today.  And the other big news is that our office is moving today and tomorrow to a new office location so that's exciting. 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

House Update - Doors

This week we are trying to figure out doors.  Specifically three of them.  

1.  See the door that goes from the breakfast area to the covered porch? 

We think we want it to look like this.  Ours won't be double doors, we only have room for single because we may do some built ins in the breakfast area. 

2.  And then this door that goes from the bathroom to the covered porch that may be used for a pool if we do one.  We can either do a solid one or one like the above and put blinds on it.  

3.  This is our front door but I'm not sure what color stain we will have.  We are trying to decide between clear glass and beveled.  

Would love your thoughts please!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Easter Decorations

I kept Easter decorations pretty simple this year.  Come on in.  Front door...

This was the new decor I picked up this year.  I always try to get one new thing each season for each holiday.  I love this felt bunny runner from PBK - link is here.  

One of my first decorations was this Easter tree from Williams-Sonoma that Mom gave me back in the day.  I try to get a new ornament each year but I didn't last year.  We'll see if we find one we like this year!  (ignore the tile samples on the table ha!)

Molly Anne's Easter basket with eggs and a purple bunny that I always had in my basket growing up.

I love this bunny.  She may be my favorite thing I have.  I got it at a little shop near our house a few years ago.  She's fragile but so cute. 

I really would like to get a Happy Easter banner for our mantel but I may wait and get it after the holiday on sale if I can find one I like.  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sick Weekend

We really didn't do anything this weekend other than take care of Molly Anne.  She was better on Friday but then Saturday became super congested.  Saturday night she was up coughing all night.  Sunday night the same thing.  I took her back to the doctor this morning and her ears were clear which I was concerned about.  It's basically just how croup works - one day you're better and the next day not.  The steriod helps speed the breathing and barking cough along to a more productive cough which is what she has now.  She hasn't had a fever since Thursday so the steriod really did nip it in a bud.  Now we just get to deal with the lingering cough.  Overall you wouldn't really know she is sick except the runny nose and cough at night.

Doctor approved her going to Becky's so I came to work.  I hadn't been to my office in a week.  And we have a rough week in front of us.  Kevin is having sinus surgery tomorrow.  Oh did I mention, I have some sort of junk with a terribly sore throat and my ears are about to pop off?  I'm going to the doc in a little bit.  Ahhhhh!  We will get better.  Until then, trying to rest a lot and drink a lot of water!  Exciting times here.  Hope you all had a good weekend!

Friday, March 24, 2017


This week I was in Idaho for a few days.  I flew out there early Tuesday morning and landed in Boise around 1pm.  We jumped in the car with our client and drove the market for awhile.  Later that evening I got to go meet up with my cousin at their club to have dinner and catch up!  We went back to their house and chit chatted.  I didn't get back to my hotel room until almost 11:30pm.  We have such a small family that when we are anywhere close to each other, we make the most of it!  

Wednesday morning we got on the road and drove across southern Idaho and looked at markets for almost 11 hours!  So productive and we saw so much!

I loved getting pictures from Ms. Becky this week.  She is always so sweet to send them when I'm out of town.  I figured you all would prefer to see these versus pictures of Idaho from a window haha.

We ended up in Idaho Falls for Wednesday night and had a delicious dinner of Idaho trout and an Idaho baked potato and salad. The Jack Daniels tasted good too! ;)

Yesterday we had a wrap up meeting then flew home.  I stopped in SLC to meet with our brokers then I landed about 11pm last night and got home shortly before midnight.  It was a great trip and I really haven't laughed as hard as I did in a long time.  We had fun.  

On the flight home, I sat with a Panthers coach and we talked for the longest time.  He was sweet enough to let me take a picture of his Superbowl ring from last year.  

Billy Dee Williams was also sitting near by.  He's the star wars guy.  I didn't know who he was until my Panthers friend told me and when I texted Kevin to tell him, he was like please get a picture ha!  

I returned to a little baby who has croup again.  Thankfully Ms. Becky caught it early.  She had been fine all day, no symptoms and when she woke up from her nap yesterday, she had that seal cough and a fever of 102.  That's how quickly croup comes on!  Kevin picked her up and took her to urgent care where she got the steriod medicine again.  That stuff really works and it's pretty much essential with croup.  She had a pretty decent night with no big episodes so today we are low key and just hanging out at home.  I will be taking a nap when she does this afternoon.  I'm toast!  

These two are so sweet together!  Mills knows she doesn't feel good.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

House Update - Another Tile Store

A few weeks ago I visited Daltile and met with a lovely lady named Jeannie!  This is what we picked out:

Master bedroom - this marble.  It's really pretty.  She drew out a neat design with how to use this combo for our bathroom.  It is darker than our current bathroom which drives me nuts with how much dust it shows!

Guest bath upstairs - above the soaking tub - Subway tile with one band of gray subways laid vertically.  And the large tile for the floor.  

Laundry room floor - these are actually a lot like bricks but evidently they clean up really well and are durable.  

Guest bath downstairs.  Honeycomb marble shower floor, oversized marble subway walls and the gray tile floors which are below the honeycomb.  

Molly Anne's bathroom will be the same as what I keep showing you all - all honeycomb all white floor (2"), above the tub will be white squares to halfway up and then white subway above that.  See below is what I'm thinking for behind her faucets....I LOVE these scallops and found the perfect turquoise for hers!  

So we have three different store's options for each bathroom except Molly Anne's is pretty much the same.  In the kitchen we are probably doing a beveled subway and keeping it pretty basic so we don't get tired of it.  It's almost 30 linear feet of tile so it's a lot and we don't want it to overpower the room.  Butler's pantry we will most likely do something pretty fun!  Stay tuned!  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Molly Anne - isms

Molly Anne has been doing so many fun things I thought it'd be fun to jot those down today!

1.  A couple weeks ago when she and I flew to Maryland, we were at the airport on the way back and a guy with a white beard walked into the boarding area and Molly Anne said, "ho ho hooooo!"  He reminded her of Santa evidently!  Well, we were on the plane first and when the guy walked on the plane, she yelled out, "Santa!!!!"  I told him I was sorry haha but he was a good sport and laughed!  

2.  Two weekends ago this little queenie took her diaper off during nap so she slept for over 3 hours with no diaper.

3.  I guess Kevin and I have been saying, "oh Molly Anne that was so nice" and "good girl" too much because now if she does something that she knows was good, she'll say, "so nice" afterwards or "good girl!"

4.  When we were in Maryland, she had a boot camp of manners training.  My Mom was on her about her manners and boy did it pay off.  Girlfriend is into saying Please and Thank You and she says both unprompted now!  She also will say Yes Ma'am or No Sir but you still have to tell her to say those.  And we're working on Yes instead of Yeah!  We'll see...she isn't going to be 100% perfect all of the time but we'll take 75% perfect! ;)  

5.  Last week in the car to Ms. Becky's, Kevin told me that she said, "I wuv you mills."  Mills wasn't with them but I guess she has heard us say it and was being extra sweet.  Speaking of, last week when I was in Utah, Kevin sent me a video of her saying, "I love you Mommy" in the bathtub and basically my heart crumbled into a million pieces.  I'd post it on my blog but I'm not really into sharing half naked pictures of my daughter on social media. ;)

6.  We were talking to my Dad through the Bluetooth in my car and he called and said "hey."  He didn't know Molly Anne was in the car but Molly Anne blurted out, "hi poppa" right after he said hey.  Meaning....she knew his voice and didn't have to see him on facetime to know who it was.  I was like AWESOME!   

7.  When anyone sneezes, she says, "bless you!"  It is so cute.

8.  She folds her hands before dinner when we say a prayer and then says A-men at the end.  Thank you Becky for this!  

9.  She repeats the last word of any sentence you say if she's near you.  Girlfriend likes to talk talk talk talk talk.  She didn't walk for a long time but she has made up for it in the talking department!  She'll say anything you tell her to say and she'll also say things you don't want her to say, ahhhh!

10.  She knows what is going on at all times.  She is very aware of where Mills is.  She knows what food and drink she does and does not like.  She will tell you, "No" if she doesn't want what you are offering her.  Yes, a little bit of sass is in her step!  Kevin is already preparing for the years to come! ;)  We pull into our new neighborhood and she immediately says, "house!"  I could go on and on.  This child does not miss a beat.  It's unreal.  

This stage will definitely keep you on your toes but it is SO FUN!  I keep saying that each phase is my favorite yet but this one really may be.  I love that she can communicate with us!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Birthday Party Uptown

Well, it's Monday!  I love weekends.  Here's a wrap of ours....  

Friday we made these individual pizzas!

On these little crusts!  My friend Ashley used these when I visited her in January and I think they're perfect for easy pizzas on a Friday night.

After I put this one to bed and told her that Mama loved her she responded back with, "I wuv you!"  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh melt my heart.  

Saturday morning Kevin had a meeting with our accountant (ughhhhhh don't even get me started on what we owe this year!) so Molly Anne and I went to the mall to get her some new shoes for this Spring/Summer.  

She was not impressed with getting her foot measured but she got some mini Melissa jelly gold shoes.  They're super cute!  

After the mall I took her to Kevin's parent's house so they could watch her for the afternoon while Kevin and I went to a birthday party uptown.  We had some extra time before the party and there were lots of St. Patrick's Day celebrations going on so we pretended like we lived uptown again and joined the festivities!  First stop, Sip.  Second stop, Dandelion.  

Third stop, visiting our old stomping grounds.  

We LOVED living uptown but also love our little suburban life too! ;)  

We went over to Benjy's for his girl's birthday party.  Benjy's dog Murphy is sooo cute!  You know I love Goldens!  Murphy is just a puppy!

They grilled a bunch of wings and burgers and we all hung out.  It was fun!

We made it home in time to meet Kevin's parents with Molly Anne at our house so I could put her to bed.  I don't ever like missing putting her to bed especially when I have to miss it during the week when I travel.  

Sunday morning we chilled.  After her nap we went for a walk then came back and played with our backdoor neighbor girls.  They love Molly Anne.  They jumped over the fence and entertained her for a good 30 minutes!  So sweet!

Dinner Sunday night was salads from Zaxby's - have yall ever had them?  They're so good!  Kevin went and got them for us so we could eat at home.  

This morning Molly Anne was not thrilled about getting out of bed.  She's still sleeping an hour later because of the time change.  I kept trying to pick her up and she would just say, noooooo!

Back to the grind today!