Hey Momma, Don’t Lose yourself in the Everyday.

I’m in a season of life where my children are still pretty small. Everyday they are growing more independent, and I try my best to not do everything for them. I really rejoice in moments wherein they take it upon themselves to do something that they would normally ask me to do…well expect me to do for them. Just this morning while I was getting ready Cooper pulled a chair to the kitchen counter and got two donuts from the container that they were sitting in on top of the kitchen counter. One donut for himself and one donut for his sister. He hadn’t even asked me prior to this act to get one. He just did it and came to tell me what he’d done. I was so proud. I was so happy he’d taken that tiny little task off my plate. Because the thing is when you have tiny littles running around, they are demanding things from you every single second. It can be eternally exhausting.

You carry these precious babes inside your body for nine months. That is exhausting. I disliked being pregnant – so I have maybe a more negative slant on the whole thing than most…but it just felt like my life force was being sucked from me. I love my children and I’m so grateful for two healthy pregnancies and births. But listen. That doesn’t mean that I can’t express how I hated the whole thing. My point though – is that for nine months they demand the full attention of your entire body and mind and soul in order to grow into a whole little human. And then – they are born and they still need you for absolutely everything. I mean listen. I’m 33 years old and I still depend on my mom for tons of things. Things I could do on my own – but she’s there for me and is willing to do those things for me. Who am I to turn away her acts of love? 😉

It is so damn easy to get caught up in all that constant demand for your attention and time and energy and physical labor. Add being a mom to trying to maintain a career and keep your house from looking like an episode of hoarders because they are constantly taking their toys from their room and leaving them wherever they want. I know that without a doubt – I could spend an entire day just picking up the toys that my children sporadically and periodically leave all over the house through the course of a day. It can be all consuming.

That’s so dangerous. It’s so important to not let being a mom be all that you are. It’s a huge part of who we are. It’s one of our main identifiers. It’s not all that we are. I have to remind myself to not lose myself in the midst of being a mom to the two humans that I love the most. I have to remind myself to set boundaries and demand more from them. For my sake. For my sanity. And so that I give them the best opportunity to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Obviously it’s important to have big dreams. Big goals. An endgame in sight for where you see yourself in the next ten to twenty years. And it’s important to do things daily that are taking you to that goal.

However, sometimes you might find yourself approaching your mid thirties and you’re not quite sure exactly what it is that you want to do with your life. You love your job:  It’s easy and comfortable and lets you be flexible and doesn’t take up any of your time outside of the hours that you’re clocked in. One day you’ll figure out the bigger picture, but for right now you need to do things every single day that feed your soul and keep you sane within the chaos of being a mom. Maybe you’ve got things figured out? You still need to stop and set some boundaries in the everyday between who you are as a mom and who you are as a person.

These are some things that I do.

  1. I don’t drop everything just to tend to something my child wants me to do. Literally, since I’ve been writing this I”ve been interrupted at least 20 times. The most recent interruption was that they needed Rescue Bots restarted on Netflix. Oh. And also they are hungry. Like NOW. It is important to me to get these thoughts out of my body and written down. So I told them to wait. Give Mom 20 minutes. Give me 20 minutes to be me. They fussed for a second and then ran away to play. Don’t be afraid to say no. Let me finish this – then I will attend to your wants.
  2. When you’ve worked your tail off to clean the house, and it’s now almost five pm and they just keep bringing more stuff from their room to litter your kitchen and living room floor. Tell them to stop. Set a boundary. Tell them to that no more toys are allowed in the common areas. All playing must now take place in their room. Don’t feel bad for pushing them back a little. You need your space. You just busted your butt to get the house clean. Make them respect that. Teach them to respect that.
  3. Never be afraid to indulge in some time for taking care of yourself. Spend 45 minutes getting ready in the morning. Maybe let your preschooler go to school with wild hair because you don’t have time to comb it since you had to wash and blow dry your own hair this morning. He doesn’t care about his hair. You care about yours though. Probably, the rest of your day would have a little bit (or a lot bit) damper put on it if you have to walk around with extra greasy hair that no amount of dry shampoo can fix.
  4. Be yourself. Be yourself in every second of every day. Don’t waste time and energy trying to filter yourself in front of your children. Speak your mind. Say a ‘bad’ word. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Be honest. Be true. Be. You. I promise you that your children will respect you for that when they become adults. Probably before then. If you spend time trying to hide parts of yourself from children in an effort to maybe protect them or shelter them or whatever your reason is, you’re doing more harm than good. You’re hurting yourself because that’s just spirit trampling to have to pretend to be someone you aren’t. And you’re harming your children because who wants to grow up and find out that you actually don’t even know who your mom is? Are you trying to hide flaws? You cray boo. Our children need to see and know and learn from our flaws and mistakes.
  5. Sometimes I just have to stop. I have to quiet my mind. I have to stop worrying about all the little things that I need to do or buy or places I need to go or things I need to make sure I’m teaching my children or tasks I need to check off my to do list or WHATEVER. I have to to stop the whirling that are the thoughts in my mind and live in the moment. Whatever moment I’m experiencing: whether its time with my children – I’ll let the dishes sit in the sink overnight so I can get down on the floor and kiss on my babies or sit next to them while they watch a show. Sometimes it’s a moment that is all my own – like our Wine Wednesday Facebook Lives or solo time in Target or writing or reading a good book or getting lost for 30 minutes in my social media and just forgetting everything else that I have going on. Just to simply be here – now.

Those aren’t the only things I do – but I feel like those five things are what keep me sane on the regular. 🙂 I hope that if you’re struggling one of these things will help you to not lose yourself within the whirlwind that is being a parent. Being a mom is my absolute favorite thing. My children are always the brightest part of my day. I want to be the best mom that I can be for them so I know that I need to find balance between being mom and just being Ashley. 

 Also, tell me – what would  YOU add to the list?

Life Lately

Hey y’all! If you’re long time readers you may have noticed the absence of our every Monday posts called “Week In Review”. If you’re not a regular…well you haven’t noticed anything missing! BUT in the new year we’ve decided to switch things up around here. Tweak some post series that weren’t working for us, or that started to feel old and tired and tedious. So, we kicked WIR to the curb. We’re going to now do a twice(ish) month post called “Life Lately” wherein we catch you all up on the day to day of each of our lives. So yeah, that’s what leads us to today!

Hey hey…. Ashley here! I’m going to start this week off and Rhonda will follow my spill with all her juicy news. 🙂

Since last time we talked we’ve had Christmas and New Years. Right? And now we are already halfway through January! So. Cray. Anyyywaay, Christmas and New Years were really great. The kids are old enough to totally be aware of what’s happening as far as Christmas traditions and such which makes the holiday even more special. They got way too many toys – but we all (by all I mean the WHOLE family) can’t help but spoil those babies. So. #sorrynotsorry

New Year’s Eve was pretty low key. The kids and I went to a party hosted by one of Coop’s classmate’s parents. And we spent New Year’s Day at my parents.

I am super happy to report that we had an incredibly smooth transition back to PreK when Christmas break was over. I was fully prepared for some pullback and hesitation on Cooper’s part (if you don’t know he’s suffered from serious separation anxiety when starting school). But that kid just marched on into the building like it was no big deal. He’s a legit pro now. 😉

And life has just pretty much gone back to normal. I finally got to see Rhonda when she came down this past weekend for a hair appointment. We got to hang out Friday night and get into all sorts of fun trouble. 🙂

It has been unseasonably cold around here. Yeah, I know it’s winter BUT it’s not usually actually cold. For so many days and weeks in a row.  So – that’s been fun. And different. And makes it incredibly hard to get out of your warm bed. 🙁 lol

That’s about all the major points for me…what about you Rhonda?


Well, it’s been a hell of a month for me.  I kicked off the new year with a ton of goals, which have all but gone to shit already.  Really, its not that I wasn’t reaching them, but shit happens to really make you reassess what your priorities are.

You know how I told y’all I was going to lose all this weight?!  Well I still believe that, but I definitely had a setback with going out of town this past week.  I was on the road a lot and doing a lot of running around, so I definitely consumed some fast food.  That’s okay, though.  Back at it.

December was a really tough month for my business, so I planned to come back with a vengeance in January.  Well, turns out January isn’t amazing for my business either. Oops.  I have not been in the proper mindset the last week or so, due to preparing to go out of town.

As Ashley said, I went to Mississippi this week and it was great.  Thursday, I drove all day then went to dinner with my friends Brooke and Cyndi.  I stayed the night at Brooke’s apartment and we sipped red wine and chatted.  It was so good for soul and exactly what I needed at that time.

Friday, I had my hair appointment and went for something very different! My appointments take several hours, so I had just enough time after to run grab a new top to wear and head to Ashley’s house to get ready.  We went out to our spot and met a lot of new friends and just had the best trouble-making time. 🙂

I went to my sister-on-law’s baby shower in another city on Saturday then stayed the night at their house.  Sunday was back on the road!

It’s been really crazy around here, but I am ready to smash some goals and get back to some sense of normalcy.  I think I’ll start by taking down the  Christmas trees…

Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2017

Hey you guys! We hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season so far! Obviously, we still have New Year’s Eve ahead of us…so the fun is not quite over! 🙂 Anyway, in lieu of our typical beginning of the week – Week In Review Posts – we thought we’d do something fun and take a look down memory lane at our Ten Most Popular posts from the past year. These are the posts that were viewed the most by YOU guys, and we couldn’t even begin to express in words the thanks that we have for y’all for taking time out of your day to spend a little bit of it over here with us on this blog that we love so much.

So yeah, enough with the blabbing…let’s get to the 10 Most Popular Posts from 2017!

**These are in order of one being the most popular …I realized after I’d already completed the post that it may have been more dramatic to start with ten and count down to one…BUT like I said I realized that after…and well…it is it what it is now. 😉 **

I.  A Drinking Problem

II.  Parents Need Sex Too

III. Nipstick

IV.  From Arrest to Engagement

V.  The Story of My Tattoo : Ashley

VI.  Three Years

VII.  Nickel and Suede: A Love Story

VIII.  5 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Love

IX.  Mommy Confessions Volume II

X.  The Often Untold Story about Preschool Drop-off

 

That’s it you guys! Let us know if one of your favorites didn’t make this list…we love to hear from y’all. 🙂

 

 

Week In Review: Ashley

Heeeeey y’all! It’s week in review time again… are you excited? You so should be.

Alright – what’s the main story from this past week? Well. We’ve been sick around here. Cooper has had this monster combination of allergies + a cold. Sophie got a little bit of the cold…I got full blown cold plus what I think was a sinus infection. Then thanks to all that drainage happening from the cold and allergy combo, Cooper has developed some stomach issues. So yeah. That has been a BLAST. Anyway – we are surviving it.  Barely. I mean – I keep talking about it and complaining about it…and posting to my Snapchat about it…I’m almost on the level of man cold over here with all the attention I’ve been giving this thing. 😉

Another highlight of the week was Cooper’s Thanksgiving Program and Feast(s) at his school. Wednesday I got to go eat lunch with him in the Cafeteria for the school Thanksgiving lunch day. Friday was the day of the program and the PreK (3&4) feast which took place in the PreK wing at school. It was all super cute and fun. Sitting there watching him during the Program was definitely one of those “dang I’m an adult with kids” moment! He did really well, fulfilling his role as turkey with ease. 😉

This weekend was super chill. The kids went to Grammy and Ppop’s on Friday night so I took full advantage of that. How so you ask? Well – I took my sick butt to bed early and didn’t get out of bed until after 10 am the next day! Super wild times.

Saturday, I joined the kids at my parents. My sister and brother came over and we all just relaxed … well they kind of relaxed. You know, in between the times that Cooper and/or Sophie demanded they play with them. lol As I sat there and listened to Cooper whine that Grace needed to play with him some more, despite the fact that she’d just spent a solid hour running around with the kid playing police man, I thought how one day my time will come when she has kids and I won’t get to be the boring parent anymore. I’ll be the exciting aunt who has a nieces and nephews insisting upon my full attention and playtime. One day ….

Speaking of nieces and nephews – Cooper asked for a brother this weekend. Apparently having a sister is not good enough. He needs more. Unfortunately for him this factory is closed down…so I texted Grace to let her know I’d told Coop he’d just have to hold out for a boy cousin to fulfill the role of “A boy to like play with and stuff” <<his words…

Sunday we did venture out of the house to go the park – but besides that we spent the rest of the day at home. I did a crap ton of laundry and watched football on and off.

I’m looking forward to a short work week and Thanksgiving Festivities! What about you guys? Anybody put up their Christmas tree yet? 😉

Week In Review: Rhonda

I know, I know…I literally say this every single week.  But seriously – where did the week go?!

Monday, I did some much-needed meal planning and grocery shopping.  I also took Quentin to Target to spend his birthday money.  It is always one of my least favorite things to do, because I end up continually talking the kids out of buying shit with a million tiny pieces or stuff I know they won’t play with.  I was thankful that he actually made some good solid decisions and it was fun!

Wednesday, true to my extra self, I designed and ordered Thanksgiving Dinner invitations to send to my parents and ex-husband.  I love how they turned out (the black rectangle is actually blacking out my address, not part of the design).

The rest of the week was full of working my business, recovering from an epic Wine Wednesday (seriously, you have to show up for these live broadcasts if you aren’t already), wedding planning, and juggling mom life.

Then the glorious weekend rolled around and it was time for football, day drinking, and lots of relaxing.

We rounded out Sunday with hair cuts for all the boys (and a fake out snip for Claudia who can’t be left out of anything), which was needed in the worst way.

How was your week?  Do you watch football on the weekends?

Week In Review: Ashley

Hey there! Another week has flown by…we are getting dangerously close to Christmas and the end of the year. I’m just going to be one of THOSE people and say “I can’t believe it’s the end of year already!” I’m also going to be one of those other people and say how this whole time change thing was a real doozy this past week. I mean, I really really like that it is daylight now by the time I get up between 5:45 and 6 am. However, when it turns dark by five pm – and I look at the clock around 8 or 9 – it literally feels like I’ve just been through the longest night ever cause it’s not even close to being finished. Seriously. It really felt like the evenings were just super longggg.

Besides that? What did we do? Oh you  know – the usual. Side note alert : I really hate when I’m talking to someone I haven’t spoken to in a while, and they ask me “So! What’s new…or what have you been up to? etc.” I’m just always like – the usual. lol Like – do you want to know the nitty gritty details of what’s going on? Cause if so I do actually have a lot to say. But I mean, if you’re just wanting some huge new thing that’s happening – wellll I’ve got nothing for ya dude. Anyone else feel that way? Anyone else feel annoyed by that? I’m not saying don’t ask me how it’s going…just maybe you know – ask something more specific, because most likely you are actually curious about one thing in particular OR you don’t actually care and you’re just asking out of social politeness.

So anyway, things have been really good and relatively calm around here. Cooper is doing AMAZING at dropoff. He’s just walking into that classroom like its no big deal. He doesn’t even say goodbye. 🙁 🙁 I might have teared up in the car one day … BUT I’d much rather have no goodbye hug than leaving a distraught little boy at school.

We’ve started to really let Cooper play video games on the PlayStation. The whole thing began as a reward for keeping it together at dropoff – now he’s just freaking obsessed. I’ve had to learn to navigate turning the thing on and changing out discs which was pretty comical one night when I had to resort to Google’s help in the matter since his Dad wasn’t answering the phone. But – we’re doth doing pretty well…sometimes I’m even able to help him get past parts he can’t figure out in certain games. It’s been one of those moments where I look at him and stare in disbelief at the little boy he’s becoming. He’ll be five in four months which is so crazy. I see other parents with five year olds, and those kids just seem so much older than him…because in my mind he’s still a little baby. Gah. Excuse me while I go cry for a few minutes….

Alright – what else …what else? I feel like I’ve been doing laundry everyday all day and yet every morning the hamper is full again…what is up with that? That’s mainly what we did this weekend – chill and do chores. On Saturday, we hung out with Aunt Grace and hit up one of our local nature trails. The weather has finally been cool enough to be outside for an extended period of time without melting away! Oh and – Something monumentous that happened? I cooked breakfast on Saturday morning. I hate cooking. But I especially hate cooking in the morning. But I was craving Stuart’s Omlet and since I can’t drive to Fort Worth real quick – I had to try to do one on my own. 🙂 I did get to have dinner with my sister, brother in law, and friend Michael on Saturday night which is always always a blast. Sunday we went over to my parents. My Mom is out of town so we definitely missed her, but it was still a really nice day. And then we went home in the early afternoon to settle in and get ready for the upcoming week!

What about y’all – what have you been up to?

Week In Review: Ashley

Hey hey..what’s up you guys?! Yet another week has flown by and here we are back for some more week in review blog posts! Let’s get into it and see what we’ve been up to.

Tuesday was Halloween – So, after work I met up with Shaun and the kids at his parents house to get ready for Trick or Treating in Downtown, OS. This has been are tradition since Cooper was born. I like it because there’s guaranteed candy for the kids, and I don’t have to escort them while knocking on strangers’ doors. Because – for real – approaching strangers for anything is the absolute last thing I want to do. The Trick or Treating situation downtown is that local business owners (and maybe just non business owners who want to participate .. .I’m not positive ) line the sidewalks of downtown Ocean Springs, armed with buckets of candy to give out to the children. The parents and children all get in line and casually walk down the sidewalks collecting the candy. The Ocean Springs High school Drama Club was also there doing some dancing to Thriller which was entertaining. Sophie was very impressed, we had to hold her back from running up and participating alongside them. lol  We got there 20 minutes early so we did have to kill some time just standing in line – with a 4 & 2 yr old. So, you know that part was a BLAST. 😉 Actually, we suffered for a hot five minutes before I decided to give in and follow the kids around while they did some exploring, and Shaun stayed back to hold our spot in line. We collected candy for an hour which was when Cooper started saying he was ready to go home. So we just hopped out of line and made our way back to the car.

 

Wednesday,  Thursday  and Friday were all the same same around these parts: work & school stuff. Ok – well that’s not true. Wednesday I was off work. Sophie and I snagged Aunt Grace for a couple hours of Target + Chick Fil A + Beach/Park time. It was the perfect weather for being outside! That afternoon when I picked Coop up from school he randomly requested the trampoline park and since he’s been doing so well at school I decided .. why not!? So we got drinks, socks, and a change of clothes before making our way to the Mullet Hop. The kids had a blast, and they were both super tired that night which was a major parent win win. 🙂 🙂

Friday night I let the kids stay up an extra hour. I never do that. I am like a bedtime/bath time routine sticker. We don’t waiver. We do the same routine every night at the same time. It works well for us – and I generally get a solid two hours of uninterrupted me time after they are in bed. Anywaaay – So Friday night I was feeling generous. Sophie didn’t seem to notice, but Cooper LOVED having more time to play video games which are his new obsession.

We actually spent a ton of time at our own house this weekend. We only went over to my parents for a couple of hours. It was nice and exhausting to have all that solid just me and the kids time. I got sooo many things done that I’d been meaning to. I’m in the process of cleaning out my makeup collection, so I took lots of pictures and listed things online for sale. I decided to try my hand at selling some gently used clothing as well – so I took pictures of that stuff on Sunday. I cleaned my car, we went to the park, we made a Walmart AND Target trip and I of course did tons cleaning around the house. And so by nine pm I was in the bed.

What were you guys up to this past weekend? How was your Halloween?

Week In Review: Rhonda

Not even sure how another week has already passed since I last wrote my week in review.  Where did the week even go? Hmm…let’s see…

We started the week with trying to get into a routine again after the kids returned from their dad’s.  This meant workouts, outside play time, and healthy, hearty meals.

By Tuesday, I was ready for some tequila.  Like, really had a craving for it.  I made some delicious margaritas with fresh watermelon and enjoyed them on the front porch while the kids played with neighbors.

Friday, we had a sangria play date with a mom group.  The kids and I all had such a great time.  Unfortunately, in the evening Stuart was on his way to join us when the shifter on his motorcycle snapped in half.  He was fortunately moving relatively slowly in a residential area and not on the interstate.  I had to leave the party to go follow him home at literally 12 MPH, since the shifter broke while in first gear.  We then went back to the party and had a couple of drinks before heading home.

Saturday, we just hung out as we usually do and practiced Lipsense application on Claudia so that we will be ready for Halloween makeup.  Sunday was amazing weather, so we took full advantage with some time in the sunshine!  An absolutely lovely weekend for sure!

What was the highlight of your week?

Week In Review: Rhonda

Well another week has gone by and my kid-free time is OVER.  The kids are back and they came in like a wrecking ball.  Sheesh.

During this week, I started decorating our house for Halloween, meet my mom group for drinks at one of their houses, and shipped out a shitload of orders.

Friday was a freaking exciting day.  My company was holding its Leaders Conference and I eagerly watched groups to see what was announced.  Two new limited edition colors came out, along with reformulated concealers and a new blush.  Pretty much the entire company collectively freaked the fuck out.  All this was happening while I wandered around the Halloween store, staring at my phone watching updates.  That was also the day that I received my first three-figure commission check, so it was a good one.

Saturday, Stuart and I had brunch at home then ran a few errands while we waited on his friend Ben to arrive from Germany.  Then I ran out to do some quick shopping while they caught up.  When I got back, we grilled some steaks and had a lovely dinner together before going out.  We went to the Stockyards to see Justin Moore and Dylan Scott.  What a freaking AMAZING show they both put on.  Justin is especially a super talented entertainer.

Sunday we made brunch for Ben and sat outside in the lovely weather for awhile with him. Then went and got the darling children before coming home to grill.

I think the best part of my week was Saturday night. What was yours?

Week In Review: Ashley

Hay y’all Haaayyy! Happy Monday. 🙂 I had a pretty jam packed week/weekend, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. 🙂

Our week started with me facing five days of doing all things parent related on my own since Shaun was going out of town for work. He and I usually share kid drop off/pick up responsibilities, but since he would be gone it was all on me. I know. That may not seem like a big deal, but it is pretty exhausting doing it all by yourself. However, by the end of the week I felt like the three of us handled it just fine. I even remembered to pack Cooper’s show and tell item for Friday! **high fives all around**

Speaking of Cooper and school – he has been doing really well. His dad had been dropping him off everyday so we were really worried that with me now bringing him we’d have to start all over in the department of his separation anxiety. BUT at Monday drop off he did not get upset or cry AT ALL. He whimpered a little bit at the classroom door, but was calm and collected when I kissed him bye. I wanted to cry from relief when I got in the car. The rest of the week was pretty smooth as well. He did cry each day, but each day the crying has become more and more controlled. I’m so proud of him. AND he’s been loving his new lunches I’ve packed. I’m surprised everyday that I open his lunch box and he’s eaten almost everything inside. He requests to take a picture with his school sign at least every other day which is incredibly cute.

Rhonda came to town on Wednesday and stayed with us until we left for Fort Worth on Friday evening. Cooper was enamored with her. On Sunday night he was still asking about her and when would she be coming back?? lol I know Soso enjoyed her company too…she’s just not as vocal about it as Coopy is…I think she gets that from me. 😉

Since I was off on Wednesday – I got to pick up Coop from school. Sophie loves seeing “Bubba’s tool”.  As we walked to the car, they held hands. How freaking adorable is that???

Rhonda and I did our Wine Wednesday Live (on our Facebook Page) that night. It was so fun to actually get to be together in the same place when we filmed!

Thursday night I got to go out with my sister and Rhonda for ladies night at The Chill inside the IP Casino. It was so. much. fun. There was a fantastic band there to listen to and we did lots of dancing. I had to take a picture of the floor where I parked, because I am so bad at remembering where I park. Does anyone else do that?? lol We had a fantastic time that resulted in a late-ish night……Then I had to get up for work the next morning. Oy!

Friday evening after work Rhonda and I piled in the car to make our way to Forth Worth for a fun weekend. The 9ish hour drive wasn’t so bad. Actually about three hours in we were feeling like rockstars. Then. Well then we started getting hungry, and we couldn’t find a an exit to stop that met our criteria. We wanted to exit somewhere that had a gas station and food place within seeing distance of the exit. We ended up having to wait until we got to Alexandria, LA – which met none of our pre established criteria. Sooo after a long trip to Chick Fil A that began with somehow ending up in a random mall parking lot and ended with a near death experience via an almost collision with oncoming traffic – we had food in our bellies, gas in the car, and were back on the road for the last leg of the trip. From this point on there was lots of made up milestones that kept us motivated and encouraged until we finally made it to the DFW.  We rolled in just before three am, and after a little house tour, guzzling some water for our severely dehydrated bodies (we’d avoided drinking for the last 3-4 hours so that we wouldn’t have to make a potty stop), and chit chat with Stuart – we crashed in our respective beds.

Saturday day was just a lazy chill day. After a super delicious brunch served by Stuart, we made quick trip to Target and Ross for some things I’d forgotten to pack. The rest of the day was just lots of time hanging on the couch while talking and relaxing. Sometimes it’s just so nice to be still and present and not have anything pressing to do. Rhonda and I did a little live Get Ready with Us broadcast on our Facebook page. That night we went to the Stockyards and hung out at a our go to bar. There was some really entertaining live music. We snagged the perfect spot right in front of the dance floor and band. We were continually impressed by the dancing skills that were demonstrated on the dance floor. Seems like knowing how to two step is a Texan (or maybe just Fort Worth?) requirement. 😉

Saturday night led to Sunday morning and we found ourselves once again up until after three. After sleeping in Sunday, we had another fantastic brunch then got ready to head to the airport. I was pretty dang sad to leave…but I couldn’t wait to get my hands on those babies waiting for me back in Mississippi.