Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

Happy Father's day to the 2 dad's that mean the world to Miss H and I!!  My sweet loving daddy and Miss H's sweet daddy! We love you both.  I hope that Miss H can have the same bond and love for her dad that I have for mine.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Road trip part 2

We arrived in good old A town around 10 pm, normally that is no issue but since she slept the WHOLE way it was a bit of an issue!! Even though the crazy awful pouring rain I hit in Groom, Tx! She was up and ready to party once we arrived.  Thankfully Papa and BB made us some dinner.  Miss H played for about an hour and was ready for bed again! Whew this mommy thought she would be up all night :-)
BB showing H how to cut! She loves to cut her food

Friday was our "off" day of driving!  We spent the day hanging out with BB and Papa.  We finally got to see all their house demo in person, normally we just get iPhone pics.  We love it all!  My sweet parents are remodeling my grand parents house.  One day (this has been going on for 2 years) they will live in it, can't wait.  I love my grand parents house especially since they built it!!  I can't wait for all the renovations to be finished it will look amazing!  Oh and did I mention we loved on the turtles!! Mom has turtles, she has for gosh 8 years or more now…we love them! She has 4 boys and 1 girl and almost every year they have a baby.  We found a baby while we were there.  The sad news is the babies don't know to eat the food we give them so not many have made it, or they have escaped in some way.

We took a little break from remodeling and took Miss H to the Discovery Center.  She love it and enjoyed just checking out all the exhibits.  She was a little sad that they didn't have babies like our museum does, but got over it!

Helping clean up outside after the rain

Saturday we began our 2nd leg of the car riding…off to Colorado!  My dad's parents were moving to a new retirement home and his sister, my aunt asked for some help.  We left around 7 am and rolled into CO around 3.  Just in time to start unboxing and setting up George and Mary Alice's new home.  Miss H was happy to be out of the car playing too.  This is her only set of living great grand parents so I enjoy letting her make some memories every time we can.

reading magazines to pass the time driving

That night we all crashed at my Aunt Alice's house!!  Charlean and Matthew were also staying there so it was pretty fun.  We got to chat and enjoy some family time with the family we don't see as often.  Sunday was spent doing some touching up and cleaning up for George and Mary Alice.  We got things pretty squared away..enough that they can manage to find every thing.  Miss H played babies with her great grand parents that was pretty sweet to watch.

Great grandpa George trying to figure out Baby Claire

Loving life

Papa is the best baby doll carrier ever!

Monday we took off pretty early again to head home, well Amarillo that is!  Miss H and I spent the rest of the week in Amarillo.  My best friend from 5th grade lives there so I try to sneak in as much friend time as possible.  Plus our kiddos love each other.  We also got to have a mommy dinner and movie date!! Whoo whoo!!  We also spent a lot of time helping with the house.  They got plumbing, skylights, and more while we were there.
Back on the road to Amarillo

She drew an airplane…pretty good if you ask me

backstage at Chick-fila

moms night out

so excited because Papa brought her donuts from the best place ever

enjoying the big fan at lowes

first time in high heels

splash pad with our favorite boys

Headed home to see daddy!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Road trip part 1

Loaded up and on our way!

Miss H and I have finally cleared the dust from all our road tripping we just did!  Now time to blog about it…  First stop was Norman, Ok!  Sweet baby girl HAD to see where mommy went to college and meet all my friends.  I can't believe it had been 4 years since I last visited Norman.  Boy oh boy has it changed….I mean they have real stores and real food!  The college kids these days have no idea, lol

I am so blessed to have found an amazing family when I was at OU that took me as there own, the Flax's.  I nannied for their 4 sweet babies all through college.  I loved every second of it.  They truly are the most amazing family ever.  Their sweet baby Jack (not so much a baby) was even on of our ring bears for our wedding. We love the Flax's to say the least!!!  Of course they put Miss H and I up during our road trip.  We fit in just like on of them…got to stay in the Pi Phi bunk room!!

When we first arrived I meet up with a dear friend whom I hadn't seen in ages.  We talk all the time but physically haven't met up…thankfully she just moved back to OKC area!!  Oh and was days away from giving birth to her second son.  I loved, loved, loved chatting in PERSON and letting her meet Miss H.  That evening we had big celebrations to attend.  Sweet baby Jack who was 4 months old when I began watching him graduated from 5th grade, tear! Where does time go?  That's not even the 1/2 of my reality checks I had while I was there.  I mean both Sissy and Wee (who were the babies 4 and 5 when I began with them) are driving and living up life as high schoolers.  AHH

 Miss H loved Tuffy the kitty and Idabell and Claireabell the pups..the pups were glad when we left!

Sissy and Miss H with Sweet Claireabell

The rest of our stay was all about visiting college friends and showing Miss H my college world.

 The 2 houses I lived in after my 2 years in the Pi Phi house!!

Of course I had to show her the Pi Phi house (as she says fifi house)  She loved seeing my old pic in there! I am so happy we got to share that memory after all she has no choice she will be a Pi Phi at OU!!

calling on the house phone…Men on second, lol

Sweetest angel around, seeing mommy's old room

 Visiting with sorority sisters and our new babies! 

Miss H's first eye check from Troy Daddy of course!!

Even saw my Uncle and cousins for dinner one night!  After our 4 days of invading the sweet Flaxs we had to head off to Amarillo…next stop BB and Papas!

 She slept the whole 4 hours from OKC to Amarillo!! One tired girl!