Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Getaway with Just the Girls

Last Saturday,  I got to take a girl's day trip with the girls (minus one - missed you Alise!).  We had so much fun!  There's nothing like uninterrupted conversations, shopping, and yummy food!  We got to play catch up on what was going on with everybody throughout the day.
Our first stop was West to get us some yummy breakfast!  I had a sausage roll and pecan roll and both were delicious!  If you have never been, you should stop next time you are driving by.  It's worth the wait in the line! 

After stopping to get yummy breakfast we were back on the road and arrived in Waco soon after.  We quickly realized we didn't know exactly where we were going or have a true plan.  Thank goodness for our iPhones!  First stop (of course) was Magnolias!  We did some damage in there, along with every other person visiting Waco that day.  Everybody got something and just couldn't wait to get back to their house to decorate but the day of shopping wasn't over just yet!  The store had many cute things in it and they couldn't keep anything on the shelves very long before it was snatched up by a shopper and soon replaced by the staff with more!
After our first stop we headed back towards town to eat lunch and do some more shopping!  We ate at Olive Branch bakery & Cafe.  I got the Strawberry Grilled Chicken Salad...I think it has another name, maybe Orchard Salad, whatever it was, it was yummy!  I highly recommend it.  After enjoying a nice lunch and taking our time doing NOTHING we decided to head upstairs to Spice Village.  Such a neat little place and cute little shops.  We took our time walking around and finding a few more things we each thought we just had to have! 
After Spice Village we headed to Common Grounds where a few of us grabbed something to drink and just check it out.  It was a really neat place and if I went to Baylor that would definitely be a spot I would frequent, even though I don't drink coffee.  It was just a cute little hang out spot.
And these two...they just had to do their school signs (TCU and TECH) on Baylor's Campus.  I was behind the camera but Axe'em Jacks!
We had one last stop on our list to get to and wanted to try to get there before they possibly closed.  As we pulled up Chip was outside taking a pic with some other ladies but we missed him.  We looked around in his little shop but didn't get anything.  A few of the girls wanted some candlesticks but the girl working said that they couldn't keep them on the shelves and you could order on line.  Well, that's not as fun. 

After our quick visit we headed home.  Memories were definitely made on this trip and we are already wanting to plan another one. 
 These girls are what gets me thru the day.  We are constantly texting each other with praises, worries, prayers, thoughts, funnies, or just checking in DAILY!  I love these girls and I am so glad God put each one of them in my life.  They each mean so much to me and I am very thankful for our friendships. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

12 months/One Year!

I can't believe tears are not streaming down my face as I start to write this blog.  Camden, our sweet, loving, happy (oh so happy), content, easy going baby is turning one today.  He is just the best little baby around and now is turning into a toddler.  I can't believe it, I mean really.  12 months ago this bundle of joy joined our family and made it so much better.  Although times more hectic, there hasn't been a day that goes by that we aren't happy he's around.  Oh, and just ask his brother, he just ADORES him and they make sure a great team and are already best buds!
What's New: Standing by himself, he's taking 2 steps then crawls, and he has a personality.  It's his way or no way and he gets mad! He still loves to be with his mommy at all times. 

Sizes:  He's wearing mostly 12 month clothes and a few 18 months.  He is still in a size 3 diaper.

Food:  He eats what we eat for the most part.  If he's done or doesn't want it, he tends to throw it on the ground.  He hates when we get on to him for this, even it's just saying NO!

Sleep:  It's still good.  He would prefer to be rocked to sleep but we sometimes just put him down.  Mommy can't rock him because he thinks it's more time to play.  Daddy is usually the one that can put him down smoothly.  He usually wakes up between 6-7am.  That needs to extend once Summer comes!
What I love:  How fun he is and how much he enjoys life.  He is starting to become a little boy with a personality that makes him who he is.  He loves to be with everybody but can also play by himself.  I love how he's our little boy that God gave us and he is the reason we are a family of four and it's perfect!

The Party
One Year In A Flash! 

His monthly pictures on the mantle


Thank you treats - Camera cookies
Camden's One Year Facts Poster
Entry - time capsule

Film Strip Cake

Food set up

Forever Friends enjoying the food

Cake time family picture
Enjoying some presents
Time Capsule

In Camden's invitation we had a little letter that asked for everybody to fill out a letter for him to open and read when he's 18.  It also asked to include anything of this time.  Some added baseball cards, books,  scrubby from his great grandma, fishing lures from his great grandpa, Bible Verses, ect.  This was really special and now I want to do this for Drew.

Party Pintables and Invitation - Personalized Art