Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weekend Review: Momcation

Early Friday morning, my sweet husband dropped me off at the airport and I made my way to Arkansas to spend the weekend with my Arkansas Bestie, Marci. We had plans to eat, laugh, and junk shop. 

My ride to Northwest Arkansas. 

 After landing in Arkansas, Marci and I headed to downtown Bentonville to see how the square has changed and to do a little boutique shopping. We ran into Walton's 5 and 10 shop which I haven't been into in 20 years... But there is a cute little gift shop at the front with lots of throwback toys.

We walked the square and then had lunch at Tusk and Trotter where I downed a full-sized hamburger and plate of fries. (momcation you can eat whatever you want!)

Next, we ran to a few thrift shops where I racked up on cheap matilda jane, under armour and pyrex bowls. Marci found a load of Brand New Ralph Lauren pullovers for next to nothing...
 After our junk shopping adventures, we ran back to the house just in time to go with Joseph to riding lessons.


I love my life in Texas but I sure do miss the beauty of Arkansas.

 After riding lessons, we got ready for a little girl's dinner.

 Marci and I downtown.

 We ate at Table Mesa on the square, which was one of my favorite restaurants in town mostly because of the cheap dates. I could eat them all day every day. It was so nice to sit and laugh with a group of ladies and talk about all the mom things- kids, cooking, recipes, the instant pot vs. the power pressure cooker xl, Aldi, and oven-cooking vs. Microwave cooking.  Thanks, Mendi, Kelly, Elizabeth, and Marci for the fun night.   I might have called Kelly, KellysKorner more than once...

 Marci knows my love for Rick's Bakery and had some ready to go!

On Saturday we loaded up and headed to Praire Grove for a day of junk shopping. I couldn't help myself and took pictures along the way. I really miss trees and hills!






 I also took some Christmas inspiration pictures at a couple of the shops.











 I found this amazing table in Praire Grove and tried to get Marci to buy it because it was amazing. It was probably 12' long! Someone go and buy this!


 I haven't found white queso in Texas either...

Love this girl. Once upon a time, we went to lunch together with 18 month Lucy and as we talked Lucy rubbed sour cream all over her face and then proceeded to get up and run around the restaurant... And Marci still wanted to be my friend!

I might steal Joseph. He is well mannered, hard working, a little serious and a little silly.

 Saturday Night we drove down the to the square with Braum's ice cream in hand and saw the lights.


 Saturday night we put on our Best Friend shirts and watched Alaskan frontier.



 Sunday we welcomed the new Bull to Bar over 3 Farms, moved some cows and banded a bull. This cow business was new to me but Marci and Craig (and even Joseph) were professionals.



 When I said that we moved cows and banded a bull I really mean that I watched and drank coffee. By the way, if you don't know what it means to band a bull I encourage you to google it.





 Sunday after all the cow work we ran to True's Treasures and on our way saw my old house where I grew up.




Monday morning Marci drove me to the airport and just like that my momcation was over. I felt refreshed and renewed and ready to see my family. Marci is quite the hostess and her family is just the sweetest. She also is quite the cook and has renewed a new interest in cooking for me. (and organizing and parenting... laundry... basically she is great at everything!) She inspires me.



My husband picked me up at the airport and greeted me with a hug and kiss (love actually style). He missed me. My kids were not ready to leave Manna and Aunt Laura's care. But we are all back together and enjoying the week off of school.

Happy Thanksgiving!

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

I'm on an adventure!

I'm on my way to Northwest Arkansas this morning! I'm so excited to stay with my Arkansas best friend for a whole weekend! We plan to eat, junk shop and wear sweatpants and drink coffee. 


See you Tuesday!
God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekend Review+ Weekly Happenings..

We just came off a week of chemo! SEVEN more to go! 

Cookie came down to help this past week from Wednesday to Saturday. I'm so glad she did because it wasn't as draining on me and the kids loved having her here. 

Henry helped her cook all the meals. 


 Lucy and I had a math lesson in the car while we waited for an appointment.

Friday I drove down to NorthPark in Dallas to the Neiman Marcus for a facial. I've never had a facial but the Collin County Moms Blog had a spot for a free facial and you know I jumped on that. Would I drive 20 minutes away again for a facial? Probably not. But my face has never felt better and I got to learn about some new Kate Somerville Products! I purchased the Depuffing eye cream and love the way it feels under my eyes.

Here are my before facial and after facial pictures...


Makeupless at Northpark, which for people not in the know is a hoity-toity area. (I wasn't in the know until Friday). The greatest part of this whole experience was the people watching I got to do!  

Saturday the kids went to Flower Mound to spend chemo weekend with my sister and her family. After I dropped them off I asked Jonathan what he wanted to eat and he said a which wich. He's the only person I would stop and actually go into a store for to order a sandwich. I usually tell the kids that I can make them a sandwich at home...  

After lunch and a nap on Saturday, I got busy on Christmas decorations!

Sunday Lucy had a makeup soccer game. Our little team went undefeated this season and only allowed 4 goals against them the entire season!

 Monday, I met a friend for coffee at the new nerdvana coffee shop. I was early to meet her and ordered my coffee. I noticed that I didn't have my wallet... So, I told them that I was meeting someone and she would love to buy my coffee... And she did...

Lucy came home with a new Library book.

This week we have been trying to solve a mystery. Where in the world is Lucy's other tennis shoe? Every day I say, "Put your shoes up". The kids can put them in their lockers or I have a bucket in the hall closet but everyday I have to remind them to put their shoes up. Monday we couldn't find Lucy's shoes for school. I searched for them that day knowing we had volleyball practice that night. I couldn't find them. Lucy couldn't find them. I found one in the closet but the other one was missing...

Here is Lucy at Volleyball practice...

Last night I found the other shoe... in the crack of my bed, under my pillows...

Those are our latest happenings...

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Favorites:



{One}

I've started my Christmas shopping! Yesterday while searching for a costume for Henry I came across this jewel of a deal. 


Henry is really into costumes right now and he loves star wars so this was a perfect choice. 

{two} 

This week I blogged my first tween gift guide. It highlights all the things your tween daughter might want. 








{three} 

It's party season! Do you have a dress for your holiday party? Y'all know how I love thredup! I ordered 4 dresses this week to try out, I plan to send 3 back! (One of those dresses was a Temperley London dress (think upwards of $1k) for $35... )

You can signup for Thredup here to get a $10 coupon + you get 40% off your first order! 

A couple of thredup dresses that I love but didn't order... 










Enter your sizes. I search either by brand names that I love or I click the designer button and then select what category I want to look at. Designer-Dresses. (They would be in my size) I then can narrow the dresses down by color. You can arrange by price too. It seems overwhelming at first but once you get used to it is a lot of fun! 

{four} 

It's chemo week and I recieved this hilarious card from a BFF. 


That's it. I'm decorating for Christmas this weekend! I hope you have as much fun as I will be having! 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

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