6.27.2014

Five on Friday


It's FIVE on FRIDAY time!

one.  We've been traveling around our great home state of ARKANSAS!  First stop, we visited Pops and Na and had a fantastic time.  

Vanilla tastes best when it's purple!  

two.  Can you spot the AG?  We were in Mardel's and AG said, "Mom! Mom!"  I swear I looked around to find her for like 45 seconds before I spotted her.  We got a good laugh!


Then Edy had to try!

three.  After a year long sabbatical from running (for a number of reasons), I'm back at it and loving it!!  Looking forward to some upcoming races in my future!

new kicks

the girls' new kicks

four.  The girls were sad to end swimming lessons, but they did a great job.



four.  We are now at my parent's wrapping up our AR trip.  Graham heads back to TX from Nicaragua  today and we will join him next week!  We haven't seen him in nearly THREE weeks and miss him!

Tat and the girls

I'm looking forward to a slow weekend and lots of family time!  Have a good one, y'all!

6.25.2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 6

Hey y'all!!!  Welcome to WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY!  If you've been linking up with us these past weeks, you know the drill.  For those of you that are just now joining us, the details are at the end of the post, but SO simple--link-up what you wish!
Today, I'm featuring a few posts from last week's WYWW.
If you are looking to purchase a DSLR camera for the first time, check out Shae's post.  She really gives some helpful tips which make the daunting task of camera choosing a little bit easier.  
Wanna see a gorgeous living room?  Head over to Seeking Lavender Lane and ooooohhhh and aaaahhhh over Deb's space.  *But don't go before linking-up here! :)
Features, be sure to get grab a button for your blog.
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Let's get this party started!  Here are the details:
  • Share a very recent post of your choosing. 
  • Include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
  • Check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myselfStasiaNikki, and Melissa
  • By submitting a link, you are giving me authorization to feature your post.  If your post is featured, I will include a picture and a link to your site to share the love!
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6.23.2014

Joy's New Do

Joy Tatum got her first haircut!  Although she doesn't have much hair what she was starting to form a mullet.
BEFORE




AFTER

Poor Joy has cowlicks galore! Thanks, Mom. j.k.

*Sorry for the blurry phone pics--she was wiggly!

Graham has lovingly poked fun at each of the girls' first hairdos.  For instance, he called AG "Baldy Professor" because she had a bunch of hair in the back, but not too much on top.  He called Edy (when she finally grew some) "Gollum/Smeagol" due to her scraggly irregular hair growth.  And...he's been calling Joy "Lloyd Christmas"...

Endearing or Mean?  Whatever the case, I laugh every time!

6.20.2014

Five on Friday


Linking up with the gals for another FIVE on FRIDAY...

[ONE]
The girls are taking swimming lessons this week.  So far, so good.  They are making a lot of strides and I'm optimistic that AG will be swimming by the end of next week.  Edy Rose...well...she'll get there!


Edy, my sweet girl, never stops talking!

[TWO]
Poor Edy caught her baby sister's stomach bug.  She was pitiful, but such a trooper.  She's doing better.  Two down...one to go???  I sure hope not!


[THREE]
Summertime and the livin' is easy?  Really?  

Summertime--one of our favorite songs and I love hearing my girls belt it out!

[FOUR]
Head over to my home tour page and check out my happily imperfect kitchen!

[FIVE]
Who's ready for some BB???  We stopped watching it for a long time, but last summer we got back into it because Graham knew one of the cast members.  We are hooked and can't wait for another summer of expecting the unexpected!


If you have a minute, check out some of the links from WYWW!  Don't forget to link-up this Wednesday.  It's such an easy way to connect with other bloggers.  We'd love for you to join us.

I featured Amanda @ Cultivate Create's painted parquet floors.  They are incredible! Click HERE to take a look.

6.18.2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 5

Welcome back to What You Wish Wednesday!!!  *Link-up details at the end of the post.
We had a wonderful party last week and some awesome inspiration-filled posts to enjoy. Y'all must head over to Amanda's blog, Cultivate Create, and check out her painted parquet floors, they are stunning!  Thanks for sharing, Amanda!
OurJoyHisGlory
Let's get this party started!
Link-up details.  It's too easy no to join in:
  • Share a very recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
  • Include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
  • Check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myselfStasiaNikki, and Melissa
  • By submitting a link, you are giving me authorization to feature your post.  If your post is featured, I will include a picture and a link to your site to share the love!
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6.13.2014

Five on Friday

Time for another Five on Friday...

[ONE]
Graham has high hopes of growing a few pumpkins this fall.  Apparently, the prime time to plant pumpkin seeds in order to have pumpkins by Halloween is July 4th.  He has the soil ready to go and will be planting the seeds in the coming weeks.  Crossing my fingers he gets a few pumpkins.  I've mentioned that plants come here to die, but maybe, just maybe, Graham is better with plants than me.  I'll keep you posted.

[TWO]
Joy has been really sick with vomiting and fever for the last few days.  Having a sick baby is one of the most helpless feelings for a parent.  My poor baby was very sick.


I'm happy to report that she's on the mend.

[THREE]
Graham is so good about taking his girls on dates.  Monday, they went to see Maleficent.  They loved it and had the best time with their handsome date.


[FOUR]
Y'all, I'm not a baker...but I try. Here's my attempt at copying Nothing Bundt Cake's icing style...


[FIVE]
If you haven't checked out my home tour series, click HERE.  So far I've given a tour of three rooms in our home.  More to come in next week.


Wishing the dads in my life a very Happy Father's Day!!

6.11.2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 4

WELCOME to What You Wish Wednesday.  *All of the link-up details are at the end of the post.
This week, I am sharing a canvas the girls and I made Graham for Valentine's Day...
A friend of mine made something similar with her girls and I loved the idea so much that we made one for our special man!

I painted the canvas in a camo-like print and the rest was pretty easy:  painted kids' hands (I used acrylic paint), let dry, and added the wording.

The other day, I was looking through Father's day ideas and stumbled upon this...

I thought it was pretty cool that someone else liked the idea, repinned it, and made one too.  Great job, pinner!

Link-up details.  It's too easy no to join in:
  • share a very recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
  • include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
  • check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: myselfStasiaNikki, and Melissa

Next week, I'm planning on featuring an entry from the link-up.  *FYI: only participants with a visible link-back will be considered.

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