Week In Review: Ashley

Wellll hey guys! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve written a week in review. We missed last week. Life just got in the way BUT we’re back this week. 🙂

Ok, so since I didn’t recap the week before last – I think I’ll just do a mash up the previous two weeks. If that’s ok with you guys? … It is? Cool.

Last weekend I got the chance to fly out to Dallas and hang with Rhonda and Stuart. My plane was supposed to leave Friday evening. That didn’t happen though. After a mad rush to find a parking space and then HOURS waiting on the plane. The flight was cancelled and rescheduled for the next morning. That sucked so bad. I ended up spending Friday night at my parents, because they are a smidge closer to NOLA than my house. After about three hours of sleep I was back on the road to the airport. That flight took off without a hitch – except for when I got Dallas…sans my bag.

We still had a fabulous time! There was some day drinking, brunch eating, shopping, snapchat hilarity, girly time getting ready together….AND THEN we headed out to the Stockyards for the night. What did we do there? Well, I got a tattoo… we made friends with a band playing at one of the bars (per our usual)…and you know. Just a few shenanigans. 😉

I had so much fun…and I can’t wait to go back for a longer period of time!

The next week was the usual Monday and Tuesday work and after work grind. Wednesday I took Coop to get registered for summer day care and fall preschool. He actually starts tomorrow – and I’m quietly freaking out. He’s never been to any sort of day care. His grandparents and/or aunts and uncles are the only people that have ever cared for him in the absence of me or his dad. I’m sure he’ll do great. He’s incredibly social and eager to learn and meet new friends….I’m …well I’m just so nervous.

This past Friday night I got to go out with one of my favorite people, Michael, and see the band Dumm at the IP in Biloxi. I drank allll the wine and you know – just generally had a blast. 🙂

Saturday and Sunday we spent most of the day at my parents. Celebrating my dad. Cause you know. Father’s Day. 🙂

And now the kids are in bed…I’ve blabbed on enough about our ongoings …time to try to sleep while I stress about Cooper starting daycare. No big deal. 😉

What have you guys been up to??

 

Week In Review : Ashley

 

Hey hey! So glad to see you guys back for another look at what we did last week. What did we do? Not much really. Just the usual. Did I take a lot of pictures? Heck no. But what’s new??

So anyway. Let’s just start with Wednesday – you know as we usually do. Monday WAS Memorial Day, but we talked about that in the last WIR.

Wednesday we lounged around the house. The kids drug out all their toys, because would it really be playing unless every single toy was out of the toy box and half brought into the living room? Yeah. I didn’t think so. I mean. At least that’s how it goes around our house. We did manage to get our act together though and get dressed for the day at a reasonable time. Look at those cuties in their matching outfits!!

We went to the ‘park by the beach’ per Soso’s request. Sophie is finally at the age where I let her go on her own on the play equipment. I still hover close by, because she is still likely to easily fall down or you know, just walk off the side. But hey, we’re getting to more independence. 🙂

After about thirty minutes of play time the bottom fell out and we were confined to the pavilion. I had actually remembered to bring the bubbles, which were a big hit to pass the time as we waited for the rain to slack off. The kids ended up having a blast playing with each other under that pavilion.

Friday night the babies stayed with Grammy and Ppop, and mommy got to spend some time with Aunt Grace and Uncle Dejan. Their flight to Dallas then London that was supposed to leave Friday afternoon was delayed and then cancelled. That sucked for them. BUT we all got some extra time to see them before they left for two weeks. So yeah. We had mexican for dinner and then saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was a really great night. Saturday morning we all just hung out at my parents, and that afternoon I took Grace and Dejan to the airport. They are currently in London having a blast and sending us some amazing pictures. 🙂

Doesn’t that look amazing? 🙂 Anyway, what you all up to this past week?

Day In the Life – Rhonda

I have always enjoyed seeing how others live their lives, so when I joined the blogging community over ten years ago, I read every Day In the Life I came across.  I have also done a couple myself because why not write what I love to read?

I decided to do it yesterday, on what I thought would probably be a pretty ordinary day – Wednesday.  I originally had a time jotted down each time I changed activities but it was hard to follow, I’ve decided to break it down hourly for an easier read.

6:01 am- Alarm goes off.  I have a routine to set my alarm to kiss Stuart goodbye before he goes to work.  Life is too short and we aren’t promised tomorrow.  I try to stay up at that time, so that I get a lot done before my kids wake up.  I haven’t been feeling great, so have been going back to sleep.

For the next nearly two hours, I alternate between going to the bathroom, watching the news half-asleep, scrolling Facebook, dozing, and taking medicine.

7:50 am- I check the time, listen and don’t hear kids, so I doze back off after I get up and put on a shirt (I sleep naked).

8:00ish – I have an unknown call and texts from Ashley.  I surf Facebook while waiting for 8:30.  I know that Stuart sets the coffeemaker for 8:30 if I am not fully awake when he leaves for work.  I definitely don’t want to have to wait in the kitchen for the coffee.

For the next hour, I drink coffee and work in my bullet journal, the way I start my weekdays without exception.

9:00 am- Claudia wakes up and comes to my room for her morning routine of OJ and a fruit snack in my bed.  I go refill my coffee and get her “breakfast.”  She drinks all her OJ and half my coffee while we watch Live! With Kelly and Ryan.  I also do some blogging while I watch.

10:00 am- I start laundry, check on some makeup brushes I have drying, and plug in some of the kids’ dying devices.  Then, I go to put chicken in the crock pot because I like to batch cook shredded chicken to use in several different ways.  Well, things get interesting.

As I am putting the empty chicken packaging into the garbage, I somehow spill fucking raw chicken juice allll over my feet, kitchen mat, and floor.  Well, as I am cleaning it off the floor I somehow cut one finger with one of my fingernails.  So, when I am outside cleaning the mat, the bleach spray gets in my wound and I basically feel like I would rather die than do what I am doing.  After all that mess was cleaned up, I am putting the spray back into the cabinet and somehow the bottle breaks and the cleaner goes everywhere.  I finally escape back up stairs, where I put on more laundry.

11:00 am- I finally get my teeth brushed and face washed, then get dressed and do my makeup, all while leisurely watching TV.  This is the time of the day when my kids realize I am boring and go downstairs to destroy that level of the house.

12:00 pm-  In this hour, I make a brand comparison video for my Lipsense business.  Then I get lost in texting all my frans, folding laundry, and watching Four Weddings on TLC.

1:00 pm- I somehow end up wasting time in this hour.  I browse Pinterest for wedding stuff, look online at some houses for sale, and make the kids lunch.

2:00 pm- It’s the kids’ nap hour, which always starts at 2 or 3, depending on what time they woke up.  They are allowed to use personal electronics and the only one who even occasionally naps is Claudia, but that’s the entire point.  I spend the hour working in my journal to get set up for June.  I also have a snack during this time.  It’s usually when I eat my lunch.  In peace, thanks.

3:00 pm- I spend the final nap hour doing some more journaling with HGTV on in the background.

4:00 pm- Knowing I have to start the evening routine, I get to a stopping place in my journal, take a deep breath, and go downstairs to start the chaos.  I go to tell them nap time is over, but find that Claudia is actually asleep.  So I let the boys get up and I take out the trash as usual.  I pick up a few things around the house.  Then, on my way back to my room, I start more laundry.

5:00 pm- I do a weight loss countdown in my journal, with some more HGTV in the background. I text a lot too, which drags everything out.

6:00 pm- I go downstairs since Claudia is now awake.  I start a super fancy dinner for the kids and pour some Shiraz-Grenache.

7:00 pm- I start making dinner for Stuart and me.  We generally eat different things than the kids and we always eat later than them, because I wait for him to get home from work.  While dinner cooks, I’m on social media and sipping my wine.

8:00 pm- Stuart comes home shortly after 8.  We sit down and have dinner together and talk about our days while the kids play.  Claudia spends most of this time on Stuart’s lap, eating his food.  We discuss mortgage loans.

9:00 pm- We begin doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen and sweeping the dining room.  We have drinks and chat (with ALLL the interruptions) while we work.

10:00 pm- We are still cleaning up downstairs for a bit, then we tuck everyone in, take their devices, and go upstairs.  We take our shower (yep, together 90% of the time).  I do some evening journaling while Stuart gets together mortgage documents.

11:00 pm- We turn the lights out and watch news as I finish my wine and Stuart snores within 10 minutes.

12:00 am- After answering a few questions in my Poshmark shop, I finally put my phone down and drift off to sleep.

Week In Review: Ashley

Welll hey there party people. Yup it is week in review time…on a Tuesday…and super LATE on a Tuesday. But hey. That gave you guys all day to revel in Rhonda’s WIR…now it’s time to spend your night with me. 😉 Anyhow – let’s get to it!

I worked five days this past week. Shocker. I know. So there wasn’t too much going on throughout the week. Waking up. Surviving the tornado that is the everyday grind of getting myself and two kids ready to leave the house on time. One day I will be that mom that wakes up hours before her children and is all calm and collected as I allow them to leisurely wake up, eat a big relaxed breakfast, and get dressed in a calm and cool manner….. JK That will never be me. I mean. I aim to get close to that – but I’ll never be that mom. #notamorningperson This is what a lot of our evenings looked like…chill:

And there was some lego playing…

So yeah. To the weekend. The THREE DAY weekend. Saturday we woke up and lounged around the house.  Did some chores. Played with the wildlings. We went outside for a bit and blew some bubbles. How an innocent activity like bubble blowing could turn into something that involved baths afterwards…I have not clue. But it did. There were screaming kids – and hair washing … THEN they took a nap. After the nap, we got dressed and headed to the park in downtown OS. We ended the day with a trip to Target.

OH! And on Saturday these beauties came in the mail. {{all the heart eyes}}

Sunday started out much like Saturday. Chores and chilling – then we got dressed and went over to Grammy and Ppop’s!! They had been on vacation and the kids hadn’t seen them in two weekends…so needless to say those two littles were over the moon with excitement to get over there. As soon as Coopy found out where we were going – he started asking to stay the night. LOL He did. Of course. 🙂 And so that night Sophie and I went out to eat with Daddy at Patio 44 in Biloxi. It was so good.

Memorial Day we went back over to my parent’s. There was lots of relaxing. Forcing an unwilling daughter to take selfies with me. Some pool time. Grilling that resulted in yummy food. Chilling. Shopping. Naps. You know. The best of times. 🙂

What did you guys do this past week? How was your Memorial Day? I hope you got to spend the day with loved ones…and also spend a little time remembering those military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. We may not all always agree on the political state of our country. Things are in turmoil here on the home front lately. BUT I feel like we can always agree – that under whatever circumstances – those men and women who died while in active duty serving our country in the military are worth being remembered for that. Because I know I’d never sign up for that. I know that life is a big sacrifice. And losing your life in the process – well that is an unimaginable sacrifice.

And now to end on a lighter note…I will leave you with some of my meme spoils from the week. It was hard to narrow them down to just four. But you know. I don’t want to overload you. 😉

 

Week In Review – Rhonda

Hey, hey! We decided to delay the week in review posts to enjoy our Memorial Day events.  Just kidding, we totally forgot it was Monday until after 5 pm. So anyway, on to my week.

I hit the ground running on Monday.  I kicked its ass and sold a lot of toothpaste and lipsense.  That’s always a good thing!  Claudia made sure to be a big help for me all day, but especially when it was time to do dishes, her favorite task.

I had lots of errands to run on Tuesday, so after trying a new hairstyle (obsessed with this iron that gave me fast and easy messy waves), we hit the road.  Shipped some orders and went to the grocery store.  Then came home to make dinner, which ended up being fun and relaxing.

Wednesday, I took the kids to the playground.  It was absolutely perfect weather and they really needed to run off some energy.  We had a great time.

I took the kids to Target Thursday in an attempt to get some birthday stuff done.  It was a fail.  However, I did come home and make a successful and healthy dinner and Stuart brought home a bust form he bought for my resale shop, which was really exciting!

With one day left before Harper’s birthday party, I had last-minute shopping to do on Friday.  After that, the kids helped me get some decorating done.  And by “helped,” I mean got in my way.

Saturday was party day and we had a guest cancel last minute leaving us with an intimate family party, which are my favorite anyway.  It was perfect and Harper was happy, which is all that matters.  We grilled in the evening and had a great time just catching up with Dustin and drinking too much.

Sunday, before Dustin headed back home, we had him stay with the kids while we went to look at a house.  It was an absolutely perfect home (sadly though, we didn’t have our funding worked out yet and someone else has already put in an offer) and it was exciting to start looking at houses.  In the evening, I stepped on a piece of glass with BOTH feet, because I am freakishly talented.  It was extremely painful and bloody.  We ended the day with grilling again and just enjoying the less-humid weather.

Memorial Day was absolutely lovely.  You know you’re having a good day when you totally forget it’s Monday.  We did what most people do and grilled and drank.  Which also happens to be what we do every weekend lately.  I also cut the boys’ hair in the afternoon.  It was just the perfect day at home.


Week In Review: Rhonda

Thanks for stopping by again!  I swear, I feel like I was JUST writing last week’s review.  Time really does go by so quickly, as evidenced by the fact that yesterday marked ELEVEN MONTHS away from my wedding.  Didn’t I get engaged yesterday?  I should probably plan something for the wedding.  Anyway, on to the week…

Monday and Tuesday were full of work and just Momming and I didn’t take many pictures or do anything noteworthy.  I can’t really tell you where the time went.

I wasted a lot of Wednesday playing in makeup, but eventually got down to business and got some blogging and and work done.  Then we went to dinner with Stuart’s coworkers at Rio Mambo, which was nice.  The food was amazing.

I did a lot of housework Thursday, including taking all my Mother’s Day flowers and rearranging them into more vases so that I could have them in different areas of the house.  I also had some product come in for my amazing lipstick business, Purple Pucker.

I decided Friday to put on some sexy makeup and lingerie and do a little bedroom shoot.  I intended to just get a couple of okay shots for some upcoming blog posts I have planned, but was pleasantly surprised that it was a lot of fun and I ended up with a lot of really good images.  In the evening, Claudia and I did our evening routine of waiting outside for Stuart to drive up.  It was a pretty typical Friday evening.

Saturday, after our morning brunch routine, we went to the store and upgraded from a tiny hibachi grill to a regular charcoal grill.  While Stuart and Claudia grilled steaks and veggies, I read and sipped wine.  I finally finished Evelyn, After. That’s a damn good book, y’all.

As always, Sunday was a day for mimosas, nails, doing Claudia’s makeup, and just lots of relaxing.  Stuart cleaned the motorcycle and grilled again.  After the kids were in bed, we jumped into ours and watched the Billboard Music Awards.  I am such an awards show junkie!

Are you into awards shows?  What did you do over the week?

Week In Review: Ashley

What up people? Ready for another exhilarating week in review?? 😉 LOL Really though – it is good to look back at what we did over the past week. And you’re here, so you must enjoy it too. 😉 Alright alright…let’s get to it shall we?

Monday and Tuesday were the usual yada yada…also I didn’t take any pictures from those days..so I can’t remember what we did. However, on Wednesday we went to the trampoline park with Aunt Grace. I took way more videos than I did still pictures this time. It’s always fun going there when we have the place to ourselves…and it’s always especially fun when we have Gracie there to hang out with! We made a trip to Target and Chick-Fil-A after all the jumping. Then I put the kids down for naps and tackled some household chores. Fun stuff like laundry and dishes. 🙂

When the kids woke up we all put on our swimsuits and went over to Aunt Grace’s pool. Sophie was pretty dang excited. It took Cooper FOREVER to even get in the pool. He’s a pretty cautious dude. Some of that is his Dad’s fault (pretty much the biggest worrier I know) and also I may or may have not coddled him a little. Sophie’s got second kid probz for real – I literally just grabbed her and pulled her in. She loved it though.

I had a little shopping drama Thursday. Because of FOMO I all of a sudden decided I needed those pretty rose gold sandals from Target. I placed an online order for pick up and about two hours later they emailed me saying that the shoes were no longer available. The shoes were no longer available ANYWHERE. Well. Anywhere near me. Thankfully, I have a friend who was in CA and the shoes were available there. So. Problem solved. Tragedy averted. Thanks Jen!

That night there was wine and blogging.

Friday night we went to Cooper and Sophie’s cousin’s, Nathan,  HS Graduation. Nathan was only 10 or 11 when I first started dating the kid’s dad. I absolutely cannot believe how quickly time has passed and that little kid is now headed to college. It was a really nice night – the weather threatened to rain; however, the rain held off!

Saturday morning I put on my new Nickel and Suede Earrings (Coop said – “Why those earrings have a hole cut in them??” I then died. hahaha) But yeah. We all got dressed and headed to Nathan’s graduation party. It was really cute. The party was for a group of Nathan and his friends who have all known each other since elementary school. Each family had their own table that the parents decorated. Nathan’s was a soccer theme. I and various rotating family members spent a lot of time outside with the kids. They weren’t really in to the whole let’s just sit at this table and chill plan. We had a good time though.

Since it was a nice day – and the children needed to burn off some energy, we went out for a little nature trail hiking. We actually saw two baby alligators this time. We’ve been going to the Gulf Islands Nat’L Seashore Park for a while now and this was the FIRST time we got to see an alligator. The kids loved it. That day there were no naps …so by 7 pm my little wildlings were in the bath and headed toward bed. All the praise hands for bedtime on full days.

Sunday was a super chill day. It rained on and off pretty much all day. We spent the entire morning and early afternoon at home. When the children woke from their naps we went to Target for a little grocery shopping…you know – among other things. Other things being that purse you just scrolled past.

This picture is actually from Saturday night but ya know. Are you guys going to really hold me accountable for keeping my pictures in timeline order?? Probably not. Anyhow – that’s our week. What did you guys do? Anyone else attending graduations? It’s definitely that time of year!

Mommy Confessions Volume I

Hey guys – Ashley here, I wanted to take a minute to introduce and kick of a series that we wanted to start on the blog. Ready to hear all about it? Welllll let’s go! 😉

So, my dad always tells this story about me. I can’t remember for sure ..but I think I was around three or four in the story. It was back in the golden days of only childness. Tell me you other first children don’t think about those first few years of being an only child with a little bit of nostalgia and rose tinted glasses?? No? Oh. Ok. Well anyway. You guys know I love my siblings. If you read this blog you know. If you don’t read it? Well I love them. Like. Immeasurably. But ANYWAY – today I’m here to talk about me. 🙂 🙂

Baaack to that story I mentioned. I was around 3 or 4 years old and my parents took me to the mall. Apparently I was misbehaving, while my mom was just trying to shop in peace. Imagine that? Kids never ever ever disrupt that magical shopping moment for their moms. {{side eye emoji}}. So yeah. I was being bad. My mom tells me that I’m not getting ANY treats. Dad can see she’s frustrated, so he volunteers to watch me while she shops in peace. Alone. Cue the heavens opening up and the chorus of angels singing. Well, mom heads off to solo shopping bliss. What does dad do? The most logical thing. He takes me straight to the ice cream shoppe at the food court. BUT he is sure to say to me (over and over…) “Don’t tell your mom we had ice cream!”.  Many hours later (hours? I don’t really know…if it were me..it would have been hours) my mom comes strolling toward us. What do I do? I start running toward her, sans any physical evidence of the ice cream – thanks to dad, yelling “Mommy, mommy….daddy got me ICE CREAM!!!”. Man. If I could just go back in time and see the look I know she shot my dad. Sigh. I can’t though. I’m sure it. was. good.

Why did I tell you that story? Didn’t the title say that we are talking about Mommy Confessions? Yeah, we are. We’re going to talk about all kinds of parent confessions in general. And just like my 3 (or 4?) year old self…I’m going to get some things off my chest. No sense in keeping all this bottled up. No one was hurt in the process. We’re going to dive into the nitty gritty of parenthood. Those things we do that we might be a little ashamed to admit, but we’re gonna put it all out there anyway. Why? So you can relate. So you can laugh. So you can know that you aren’t alone. And maybe you are a dad like mine in that story up there – who did something your spouse told you not to and yet you lived. You survived. You’ve made it to the other side and still have life in you to tell your tale. You told it and now those other dads feel a little better. That’s what we’re doing here.

Welcome to this fun little series.

Ok – since this post is already long…what with that introduction and all. And also. We were already doing some confessing for my dad. Let me just treat you to another Daddy Confession via the golden child, the first born, the one he calls Ashley on his behalf. (LOL) Once, when my mom was away (where? … I do not remember..  ) I was a teenage girl on her period. I was experiencing some major cramping. It hurt so bad that I actually told my dad what I was in pain. I say actually because I didn’t talk about my period back then. To anyone. Because – that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. Another story for another day though. So yeah. I told my dad I was hurting.

He’s like “Oh I have these muscle relaxers. Why don’t you just take a half of one.”

Me: “Will this make me sleepy??”

Him: “Nah.”

Me: “Ok.” {{takes and ingests the muscle relaxer}}.

……

Me: 18 hours later {{wakes up in another day .. very confused}}

 

I mean. I no longer felt my cramps. I didn’t feel anything. I was in a coma. It’s cool though. I lived. Thanks dad. 🙂

Well there you have it folks. Our very first session of Mommy Confessions. Let us know what you think? This is something that both Rhonda and I will be writing – SO make sure you keep an eye out for our future Mommy confessions.

 Have you ever done something to..or with…or around your kid that you are a little hesitant to admit? Come on. Tellllll us. It will feel good.

 

Week In Review: Rhonda

Oh boy… the first week back after vacation is always a killer.  I seriously was not myself for the first several days.  My mind was somewhere on a beach, sippin’ something strong.  I’m back now though, for the most part.  It’s been a fun week and I’m happy to be settling back into some normalcy.

You already know I was still at the beach Monday and that part of Tuesday was spent traveling home.  Stuart took off work early to pick me up from the airport and I came home to lots of presents and a spotless house.  What more could I ask for?  Oh, how about a pan-seared tuna steak and a glass of wine?

Wednesday was the day to pick up the kids, but I had all day to myself.  I can’t even tell you what I did.  I slept, worked a little, watched TV, and cleaned.  Then Stuart came home with another gift, a perfect adult coloring book.  We jammed to some favorite tunes in the car, then stopped for dinner before scooping up the kids.

I woke up motivated Thursday, slowly getting back to normal life.  I pounded some coffee, worked out, received MORE gifts, and cooked a healthy dinner.

Friday was Cinco de Mayo, which is really just an excuse to drink tequila in case I feel like I need one.  I took the kids to my favorite store, Total Wine, where I growled at them because they couldn’t stop touching things. Surely you all know the mom growl that we use in public when polite reminders are working but you don’t want to be the Yelling Mom.  I got my tequila and came home to make taquitos, nachos, and margaritas.

If you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning you know how much I love my weekends.  You also know that we always start with my super strong mimosas and sometimes never get out of bed.  This Saturday, we stepped outside the box a little.  After boozy brunch, we went to the water park where we have season passes.  We really had a great time and everyone enjoyed soaking up some sun.

Sunday was closer to the usual weekend.  After boozy brunch, we just kept on sipping all day.  I never got dressed and I don’t think I even brushed my hair.  Sometimes, you just want to lie down and spend time with your people.

It was the perfect week for getting back into the swing of things.  I am mostly back to normal now, working my ass off and being healthy.

Do you have a hard time bouncing back after vacation?

Week In Review: Ashley

Heeeeey you guys! Happy Monday and thanks so much for taking some time to stop by. 🙂 Another week has gone by and we are staring at the face of Monday again…how does that happen so quickly?? I can’t believe we are already in the second week of May. Anyway…let’s see what DID we do last week??

Coming back to real life and work from vacation is always hard, but somehow we survived it. 😉

Monday and Tuesday were pretty typical days…work and home stuff. Wednesday Cooper decided he want to hit up a nature trail again so we headed back out the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park. We walked a different trail this time and also stopped by the visitor center. The visitor center has some really great educational displays that tell you about the park and the wildlife in it. There were lots of things to look at and read and there were also some really great interactive displays that the kids really enjoyed. We had a lot of fun. Aunt Grace came over to the house after nap time and hung out with us. 🙂 THEN we had the bright idea to load up the kids for a Target run while it was raining.

Friday night I had dinner with Grace and our friends Michael & Michael (not a typo…two Michaels were present 😉 ). We attempted to eat at the Mexican restaurant in D’Iberville…but since it was Cinco De Mayo the wait was ridiculous. We ended up at Chilis…which was just as good. After Chili’s Grace and I hit up Ulta and Target. Yes. Target again. Confession time? I went to Target four times last week. Anyway. I got some awesome goodies at Ulta…yet I didn’t snap a picture? Did it actually happen?? 😉 haha

Saturday we hung out at Grammy and Ppop’s. Uncle Shane bought a house recently so he was moving some things out that day. How is it possible that my little brother is doing something so grown up as buying a house? I mean. Dang. But really…I am so proud of him. 🙂 🙂

Coop stayed at Grammy and Ppop’s Saturday night…so Sophie and I went to the At Home store to look for some things for a refresh that I’m working on for our front porch. We also stopped by Starbucks. I drank a crap ton of coffee on Saturday. Oh well. We met up with Daddy for some dinner at The Reef in Biloxi. That night I consumed several glasses of wine while folding mounds of clothes and watching Girl Boss and The Handmaid’s Tale. Both of those shows are so so good. Definitely must sees.

I also did some shirt cutting – in the midst of my laundry and show watching. I’d seen Rhonda recently do this same technique to one of her T’s…and as I was putting away this shirt the wine decided I should try it out. 😉

Sunday, Sophie and I picked up Aunt Grace for a little shopping at the Outlet malls in Gulfport – before we headed back to Grammy and Ppop’s.

I tried on some pants, but unfortunately they didn’t have the size I needed. 🙁 We spent the rest of the day at my parent’s. Eating. Relaxing. You know. The usual.

The rest of the evening we chilled at home. There was lots of wreaking havoc in a once clean room…lots of fun…and by the end of the night: two really tired and whiny children. This Momma was so ready for bedtime.

As I was looking through pictures to put this post together..I realized that 1. I take a crap ton of selfies…that I do have the common sense not to share every single one of them…BUT it’s slightly excessive.

2. I am a meme and screen shot hoarder.

Sooo I thought I’d leave you today with some of the things I’ve collected this past week…minus the selfies. Actually you can just go to my Instagram (@ansumrall) if you want to see those. 😉

Hope you guys have an amazing week! What did y’all do this past weekend?