"Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart" ~Psalm 37:4

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day With Daddy.

I love when my hubby takes a day off work to spend family day!...I so look forward to them!...he took off yesterday since he worked Monday instead and we had the best day! We went to the park in the morning because Joshua wanted to "go kick soccer ball"...it's his new favorite thing, we go play on the field almost every morning...we bought him a soccer ball the other day he loved playing so much.

Then we went to lunch at Wendy's...Joshua's loves him some cheeseburger and fries! We're a chick-fil-a fam but every once in a while we head here, he loves it!

Then we headed home for nap time and when Joshua woke up we headed over to TCBY for from frozen yogurt! Joshua asked for "nilla ice cream" and "sprinkles please"! He scrarfed it down! Mommy and daddy got the banana fosters fro-yo (with peanut butter cup topping that is) and man was it yummy!

Then we headed over to Joshua's favorite place and daily request these days, Fernbank! He loved showing daddy the exhibits and running through the playroom with daddy chasing him! He never slowed down for one second until we left at 5 when they closed!

Days like this remind me just how blessed I am to have these two guys in my life! They are my heart...we just had the most wonderful day yesterday! I love that the hubs does this with us as often as he can, I treasure these days!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yours Are The Sweetest Eyes...

I've Ever Seen...


And then he was "all done mommy" with the photoshoot... 
I love my sweetest
 blue-eyed boy!

Things I Love Thursday.

Things I love This Week!

*I love that I got two dinner dates this week; my hubby took me to Wahoo Grill in Decatur for Valentine's dinner, it was amazing to have a romantic candlelit dinner, just us time and enjoy delicious seafood...and i love that i also had a girl's dinner last night with two of my best girlfriends; we went to Noche for some tapas and girl talk...we do girl's dinner once or twice a month and it is just so wonderful!

*I love that the hubby and I are going cosmic bowling this weekend, and that my mom begged to come sit so we could go out..we haven't been in forever and I'm excited to kick his butt!

*I love the half spicey chicken ceasar salad from wendys, it's the perfect little size and oh so yummy!

*I love that we're getting our backyard all cleaned up working on our deck this weekend, i'm so anxious for warm weather and to be out there all the time!

*I love my little man's new haircut, I had it cut shorter and he looks sooo cute!...and I love Pigtails and Crewcuts, they always do the best job!

*I love Boudreaux's maximum strength butt paste (yes, a total mommy comment) but Joshua got the WORST diaper rash from his antibiotic this week and it cleared it up like overnight!

*I love that we're going to see the IMAX today at Fernbank...we've already been twice...little man loves it so much I have to limit it to once a week!

Hello almost Friday and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ready For, Spring Decor!

I am just not a cold weather gal..and especially if it's not going to snow! I'm over this cold already..I am sooo ready for cookouts, playing on our swingset, lounging on the deck, and hanging ferns, flowers and lanterns! I am so anxious to decorate our deck...we took out the hot tub on the lower tier our deck just because we maybe used it 3 times in 3 years...it was here when we moved in and we just didn't use it ever and it just took up the entire lower space...and now with a toddler running around we figured we would make such better use out of it for him to hang/play on...so we took it out and the hubby and FIL filled it in with wood and stained it...now i'm so ready to buy a lounge set for that part of the deck...i am all about hot red/orange right now i love this one i found! I just know I want something bold and fun!

And i love these hanging lanterns from Pottery Barn, definitely going to be getting these to hang from our trellis!

And of course I always turn to my favorite little place every year in the Spring, Big Lots...I always get my outdoor lights here, and they have the best little patio finds for so cheap!

And Pier One looks like they are going to have some great stuff this Spring...i love all their bright colors and serving stuff they are previewing, can't wait to shop for some!

I cannot wait to wrap my deck in twinkling lights, pop some food on the grill, and just lounge outside! I have missed it! I will not miss you cold weather, now please hurry up Spring!

Have you found any fun outdoor Spring decor!?

Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Little Man Up To!?, 27 Months

Joshua is has blossomed so much as of late, it's crazy how fast they change...I haven't done a post about what he's up to lately so here it is..

He's 27 months old now and...

*He LOVES his food haha he truly loves to eat and eats like a horse...some of his favorites are Moe's burritoes, avacados, turkey & cream cheese sandwiches, panera's mac n' cheese, all FRUIT but his favorites are strawberries and blueberries and mandarin oranges, chicken nuggets, pizza, carrots, The Varsity, cupcakes, milkshakes, raviolli, and cheeseburgers!

*He is saying 4 and 5 words sentences now all the time!

*He has the sweetest smile from ear to ear, i can't help but smile too!

*He loves being active and on the go all the time, this child doesn't slow down...Gymboree, Fernbank, park, Aquarium, Hippohopp, you name it he asks for it now! Really looking forward to adding park dates and pool dates at the grandparent's every day in the Spring soon too!

*He loves being sung to before he goes to bed, puts him right to sleep in minutes it's so cute!

*He is sleeping from 7:30-8 to 7:30-8 every day, and naps from about 12:30 to 2:30 every day.

*He can count from 1-10 all by himself!

*He asks for mini pancakes or french toast sticks with fruit and orange juice every morning for breakfast!

*He has the brightest most beautiful blue eyes and super blonde hair!

*We have yet to start potty training thinking in the next month we're gonna give it a shot! (I just really want him to be  potty trained by pre-school in the fall!)

*He loves jumping on the trampoline!

*He tries to push limits with mommy at times, luckily it doesn't take him but a minute to bounce back and return to his smiling self!

*He loves to climb up everything!

*He hates getting his teeth brushed and fight's it every time!

*He has the funniest smile face!

*He loves playing with playdough these days!

*He loves his daddy, he always asks me "mama, daddy home soon?" in the afternoon and sprints to him every night when he comes home from work to hug and tackle him.

*He's a stout little man i love it...chubby cheeks still and thick little thighs...looking like he's going to be short like mommy and daddy!

*He loves to kick the soccer ball and hit off the baseball tee and run the bases!

*We loves strolls with mommy still it's his favorite!

*Team Umizoomi is his favorite show and he loves watching it with breakfast every morning!

*When people ask him his name he says "I'm Josh"...it was easier to say and stuck...but we'll always call him Joshua!

*He loves to swing at the park, he will sit and swing in the bucket swing forever!

*He loves to dance, he dances all the time everywhere!

He's growing way too fast, he's the love of my life and I can't imagine life without this fun little ball of energy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Things I Love Thursday.

Things I Love This Week!

*I love that hubby took the day off  from work Tuesday and we had a wonderful family day filled with the park, then lunch date, then Fernbank Museum...it was such a fun day! I love that my hubby takes off to this once a month!

*I love the Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks...with Soy milk, oh yumm! It's my new once a week treat!

*I love my new MAC Lipglass Viva Glam VI I just bought, perfect lipgloss for Spring!

*I love that we had a belated birthday dinner with Chris' parent's and had a yummy spaghetti and meatball feast, homeade key lime pie, and I got new workout pants!

*And I love love that Saturday we're going on date night again! And I love that his grandma's fight over watching him so we never have to pay a sitter!

Happy Thursday almost Friday everyone and hellooo weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

OUR LOVE Story...Link-Up

Thought this would be fun with Valentine's Day approaching!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
We've been together for 11 years, WOW. more than a decade, i haven't thought about that until now!

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met in high school, he was my high school sweetheart. Yes, we met at computer camp the summer before freshman year, haha...It's a funny story..my mom saw him get out of the car when his mom dropped him off and said to me "honey, look at that cute boy you have to go talk to him"...he had the blonde hair (which is my total type) and my mom said honey he's so your type go get him haha...I was way too shy to talk to him then and found out he had a girlfriend at the time, but he remembered me haha and we started dating late sophmore year..never were apart after that, and the rest is history!

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
We've been married 3 years, it will be 4 years in May!

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?

We got married here in Atlanta...It was a decent sized wedding, about 250 of our closest family and friends..we kept it as intimate as we could...Our reception was at the Trolley Barn at Inman Park and oh was it the perfect place, so much fun! It is such an amazing memory I'll always treasure that night!

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
No nothing special...just love and hun!
6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
*He shows me every single day how much he loves me...makes me feel like one special lady ;)
*He loves our son more than anything in the world, and I couldn't have hand picked a more amazing father to my child.
*He is truly the sweetest man I've ever met in  my life...people tell me all the time, it makes me smile...you can't help but love him.

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
He proposed at our most favorite restaurant ever. We went for dinner and I truly had no idea anything was up other than he kept looking around which I thought was weird...I ordered my usual dumplings appetizer and soon thereafter the he waiter brought out my dumplings and when I opened the top of the canister it was not dumplings but instead a ring box, I gasped and he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him and of course I said "YES!"
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberrieschampagne, and rose petals?
He's pretty creative, I love the sweet cards and champagne..but he surprises me with something sweet every year.
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Definitely a pop in a movie and relax on the couch kind of girl, haha now that I'm a mommy that is. We used to go out all the time for romantic dinners during the week...but these days it's a redbox, cook a yummy dinner and wine kind of night most of the time!
10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
Two places I want to go with my man...Figi and Italy, I've always wanted to go...I have a really hard time leaving my little man but one day when our kids are a little older I'd love to go and just have us time!
11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
This Valentine's Day, like he always does, the hubby is surprising me with dinner and a date!
12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
No...Valentine's to me is just being with the one's i love, my sweet boys...but he always seems to sneak something even though i tell him not to.
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Honesty, never go to bed angry, and remember the little hugs and kisses all the time! Whoops, that's three.
14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday Dinner Fun.

 He is my rock, my best friend...the love of my life..I am so blessed to call him my husband.
...Not to mention he's pretty darn handsome too.. ;)

 He took me to The Sun Dial for my birthday Saturday night and one of my best friend's came with her boyfriend...it was so much fun to get all dressed up and go out on the town..we had SUCH a blast! I'm one lucky girl!

Monday, February 6, 2012

A New Obsession.

Fernbank Museum has become a new obsession...after I bought the membership last week we have been every day since! We usually go either in the morning when it isn't sunny until lunch, or after Gymboree in the afternoon and usually stay until it closes at 5...He absolutely loves the huge Naturequest kids room, he will play in there for hours and go nonstop! And to my surprise he is obsessed with the IMAX!...I wanted to try it out with him and was fully prepared for him to lose attention very quickly and just leave mid-way..but he sat through the entire movie laughing and yelling out all the animals names it was so fun watching his face! We are headed over there this afternoon..he asked me this morning "mama, I wanna see monkeys" and so back to Fernbank we go this afternoon for some play and IMAX!...We have a new favorite place and we love it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Things I Love Thursday.

Things I Love This Week!

* I love my new running (well walking for me since I don't run) shoes that I just bought...I said adios to my
Easy Tones and am loving these new Lunarglide's, I feel like I'm walking on air!

*I love that the hubby is taking me to The Sundial Saturday night for my birthday!!

*I love that the preschool hunt is over!..Yesterday we had an amazing tour/class observation and little man's preschool is decided! My hubby and I both walked out saying yep that IS the one!

*I love that this weather has been in the 60's and sunny we have been at then park every morning until lunch!

*I love that I just got our Fernbank Museum membership and Joshua loves it so much! And I really love that it is 5 minutes away from our house and we are going to be using it so much!

*I love that we got a new king size bed and said goodbye to our queen...oh all the extra room so nice and now Joshua can come climb in our bed too!

*I love our lunch dates with daddy, this week we got 2 and we love them!

And I love that this week has seemed to fly by, hello fun weekend almost here!