Thursday, March 29, 2012

Friends, Fun and Sun

One of my BFFs, Terri, and her family just moved into a gorgeous new home. What better way to break in a new home than having 40 friends and family over for a birthday party the week after you move in!  Terri was amazingly calm and such a gracious hostess considering the stress and chaos of moving, preparing for a party and being a mommy to three kiddos under 5.  She's my new hero!  I wouldn't have been able to pull off a party under those circumstances.

There are two weeks worth of photos because I skipped my weekly phone dump last week.  Last week I went out to eat with some of the elementary teachers (I'm a junior high teacher).  They are such a fun group to hang out with.  The group tries to get together once a month.  This month we went to Buffalo Wild Wings and everyone wore their college t-shirts since it was March Madness.  After eating at BWW, we went to a bookstore to hang out.

Alichia, another teacher friend, is one of my favorite shopping pals.   She's also a world traveler.  She's traveled all over Europe and the U.S.  So amazing!

While I was on my girls' night, the boys had a boys' night.  Mark took the boys out to eat and then they had ice cream.  Don't judge but Will really wanted to go to Burger King.  It's not a place we ever eat at so I'm sure that's why he chose it. 

After Burger King the guys went to Braum's for ice cream.  They chose the "blue ice cream" which was birthday cake. 

I let the boys jump on the bed.  I do. 

I haven't had donuts since I started Weight Watchers at the end of February.  I miss them each Saturday morning when the boys enjoy their donut holes and chocolate donuts with sprinkles.  Ben always wanted a plain chocolate donut until recently.  Now he's just like Will and wants his chocolate donut with sprinkles. 

We stopped by "The Land" this week.  This summer we will start the process of having contractors give us estimates for how much the gravel road and driveway will cost.  There's still a lot of work to do, but it's a start and that's very exciting!  Hopefully the road will go between these trees. 

This isn't where the driveway will be.  Mark's actually standing on the land that his brother owns.  That land connects to ours.  Mark's looking for bluebonnets.  We sowed seed there a few years ago but haven't had any luck getting the bluebonnets to grow.

This week I showed you several new milk glass pieces.
Here is where they end up once I display them.  They are on top of my kitchen cabinets.

Another view 

A smaller cabinet has my collection of bud vases, a candle stick and pedestal dishes on top of it.

It's spring and my toes are happy to see the sun.  I had to paint them a bright, happy color in honor of spring. 
Essie: Watermelon

Will's wearing his new camo flip flops 

Ben's cute little boy camo flip flops. 


Look how high!

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  1. ummm, you have a really amazing milk glass collection. It's enviable.

    So exciting that your land is transforming. Hope those blue bonnets start popping up for you.

  2. Yay for a night out with the girls!! And, fun the for the boys, too! I love how you displayed your new pieces- very cute. And I'm jealous about your white cabinets...that's on my to-do list for this summer!

    I let my kids jump on the bed, too:)

  3. fun pics.
    i don't think i could have pulled a party off under those circumstances either! wow, how fun though.

    your girls nights sounded so fun .

    my kids would have probably wanted BK too, also because we do not ever eat there. kids.

    and doughnuts, i bought one for claire and i yesterday because they looked sooooo good at albertsons. and they were. sometimes ya gotta cheat. ;)

  4. what a great milk glass collection!
    ps- try baked donut holes. there are lots of recipes for them on pinterest. super yummy. :)

  5. visiting from Life Rearranged...i love the gorgeous white on white collection of pottery and vases ...sooo pretty...
    thanks for sharing and good luck with the weight watchers -- both my sister and neighbor are loving it...hope it works for you too xxoo Jen

  6. Amazing milk glass! Did I see a cake stand in the corner of the first one??!

    You boys look like they were made for those crowns and p.s. I let my little one jump on our bed, too.

    Jessie Lynn

  7. I like your property photos. How exciting! My parents did the same thing and it was nice growing up next door to family.

  8. Balloons, painted toe nails and donuts with sprinkles?! Sounds dreamy. :)

  9. I love your first "The Land" picture! Reminds me of where I grew up in Minnesota... so beautiful.

  10. Looks like fun! I love the photo of the balloons on the ceiling! :)

    Dropping by from InstaFriday. :)

  11. Hi friend. I tried to comment the other day and kept getting an error message. Thought I would try again today.

    Love your milk glass collection. It's so pretty!

    We let Boyd jump on beds too! :)
    And, we love donuts.

  12. the land looks so gorgeous! i know yall are so anxious to get started on your new home - after seeing that land, i would be too!!! loving your nail polish color - watermelon is perfect for summer!


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