Five Things That I am Loving This Week

Five Things That I am Loving This Week

1. I am sure y’all remember me posting a few pictures from our Ladies Jammie Party last Friday…

jammie party

But what I didn’t tell y’all about was the awesome DOOR PRIZE that I won! To be honest, I am not exactly sure how I won cutest pj’s because precisely an hour and a half before, I was a COMPLETE DISASTER. Continue reading

Happy 11th Birthday To Our Oldest Son

Happy 11th Birthday To Our Oldest Son

I will keep this as SHORT, SWEET, and least SAPPY as possible… Because if I don’t, I will become overwhelmed with emotions! And hence…will be a blubbering mess for the remainder of the day! We cannot have that because we still have lots of celebrating to do.

Today we are celebrating our oldest son’s birthday, and I simply cannot believe that our baby is getting so big, so incredibly FAST! He was our first child, and was the one that we tested all of our trial and error parenting techniques on. Haha! Just joking! But he has really taught us so much in the way of parenting. We never knew that DEEP, PURE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE until we first laid eyes on him. And over the past 11 years, he has helped us to become better parents, and better human being all around.Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Now that it is July 1st, we would like to wish all of our July babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? On top of all of these wonderful birthday celebrations, we get to enjoy summer vacationfireworks, barbecues, snowballs, swimming, flip flops, catching fireflies, late nights, trips to the beach, and Independence Day! And we hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

We would like to send a very special birthday shout out to our oldest son who celebrates her birthday in a few weeks. He will be turning 11 and heading into the 6th grade! YIKES! We love you, baby, and are super excited to celebrate it with you. 😉

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to tag your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3

5 Things: Baby Shower Honoring Little Miss Hailey Grace

5 Things: Baby Shower Honoring Little Miss Hailey Grace

Hi Friends and Happy Friday! We have been so BUSY with orders, and I am just now getting a chance to post about the FUN and TOTALLY GIRLY baby shower from a few weeks back. I apologize for not having the opportunity to do so sooner, as we have had several of you ask about it since. Well, it went wonderfully, and everyone had a great time. Plus the family received some wonderful gifts for their baby girl.

***WARNING: Men, proceed with caution as this post is overflowing with EVERYTHING FUN, SPARKLY, PINK, and FABULOUS! Your mind will automatically be infiltrated with all things girly. The images below will never be able to be unseen, and may make you have uncontrollable feelings of wanting to attend a baby shower A.S.A.P. ***

Now that we have that taken care of… welcome to the SECRET WORLD OF BABY SHOWERS! 😉 …

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Christmas Is Exactly 6 Months Away… Are You Ready?

Christmas Is Exactly 6 Months Away… Are You Ready?

We’re already HALF WAY THERE! Can y’all believe it?

Do you get your Christmas shopping finished EARLY? Or do you wait until the LAST MINUTE? I think I am somewhere in between. 😉

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

Hi Friends and Happy Father’s Day to all of our daddies and daddies-to-be! We have had a wonderful day showering Patrick with love, and now that we are home and he is taking a little evening Father’s Day nap, I decided to sneak on here and write a little post for all of you about the ADVENTUROUS day that we have had. So here it goes…

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny:

1. So, here is how our morning began…. Well, I should really give y’all a little backstory first. I was FORCED BEYOND MY WILL to take a HUGE portion of cake home from the baby shower yesterday. And not just ANY section of cake, it was more like the entire side which had an ENORMOUS amount of LUSCIOUS FROSTING. Which I usually do not complain about free cake, but this cake was DANGEROUS y’all!

It was a fabulous, homemade, incredibly moist, creamy, rich, buttery, melt in your mouth, almond flavored cake…. And it tasted exactly like Wedding Cake. And here’s the problem, Wedding Cake is my one weakness! It is my favorite and I lose all of my senses and become completely clutched in its grasp while in its presence. Well, on my way home yesterday evening, I tried my very best to get rid of it all. I dropped some off to my grandparents, and then brought the rest to the boys. I left it on the counter hoping they would devour every last morsel.

But when I woke up this morning and headed into the kitchen, there it was… just STARING at me! One glorious piece of cake left. It was as if Jesus had saved it just for me! I tried to resist at first, but as I walked past to retrieve the coffee creamer from the fridge, I got one heavenly sniff and immediately fell into its evil clutches. I had no other choice but to gobble it up at once. Plus, you know that I am an adult, and it IS technically okay for me to eat cake for breakfast… And that is EXACTLY what I did.

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Good Report Today!

Good Report Today!

Well Friends, this was THE DAY that we have been looking forward to for the past 5 weeks. Today was Patrick’s first check-up visit with his heart specialist since undergoing his last heart procedure. We went into today with high hopes that we would receive some good news, and would be able to finally begin to put all of the pieces of our life back together since everything seemed to fall apart last year when he was first diagnosed with AFIB and Congestive Heart Failure.

This day seemed almost SURREAL. All of the trials that we have gone through until this point were coming to a head. And as excited as we were going into it, we were also a teeny bit apprehensive. Would we receive good news that would help to uplift our spirits and fill us with hope? Or would we receive bad news and would once again have to restart this whole process over again? We were filled to the brim with nervous excitement, and were anxious to find out whether or not the reading from the heart monitor over the past month would be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. So we said a prayer and took a deep breath as we made our way into the doctor’s office while hoping for the best.Continue reading

Louisiana Saturday Night!

Louisiana Saturday Night!

It’s a Louisiana Saturday Night over here, Y’all! And tonight we are cooking some Eggplant Parmesan (MY FAV!) with some fresh eggplants just picked from the garden!

They will go well with the 500 lbs of pasta I accidentally cooked earlier. HEHE! 😉

spaghetti

Every. Single. Time.

Am I the ONLY one who does this? I always cook enough pasta to feed approximately 125 people and I DON’T KNOW WHY! Maybe it’s just my Italian roots coming to the surface. 🙂

What’s on the menu in your home tonight?

5 Things You Should Know About This Picture: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

5 Things You Should Know About This Picture: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

5 Things: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

1. So, let me start off by telling y’all that we have not been to the gym in FOREVER! At least 8 or 9 months. Basically since Patrick’s health issues began last August. But since we finally have his heart rhythm under control, his doctors have released him to start working out again. Until now, he was only released to work… and that was it! So, sitting at home during this time period has caused us to really undo all of the hard work that we put in at the gym throughout the years prior. And with all of the added stress… the pounds decided to make themselves at home… on our bodies! The struggle has been REAL my friends. Especially considering that this is what my heart keeps telling me to do…Continue reading

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… Continue reading