Sweet Kitten

All P asked for for his birthday was a kitten. So on his actual birthday we took him to a shelter and let him pick one out.

This sweet little girl is just a kitten. They found her across the street from the shelter and needed some TLC. We are waiting for her to grow just a little more before we are allowed to bring her home. Until then, the shelter lets us come visit and play with her so she can get used to us.

It took a little bit, but after about 10 mins she was playing with us. She is still so small!!!


I feel like here she is asking him ” Will you be my friend?” So sweet!


He laid on the floor and she actually climbed on him!


She is just so pretty!


He loves her already!


*sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, can’t wait to get her home to use my real camera on her! 


Bucket List

Are they even still a thing?

I have had a bucket list for several years now and some things I have checked off, while others had yet to be done. I also have added more through the years.

Here is a few of my bucket list items:


I have always had a passion for writing. I have always wanted to write a book as well. A children book and maybe even a young adult book. I have even started a few and then put them away or deleted them. I feel like one day I may actually check this one off my bucket list.


I love my camera. I hate my camera. I have a love hate relationship with my camera. I want every single photo I take to turn out just like I have planned. Then when it doesn’t happen, I want to never pick up my camera again. I would love to try taking a photo everyday for a year though. Wondering though, should I start now or wait for a new year?


This is one I am currently working on. I have not had a real hair cut in 2 years+. I trim off the very ends when I feel like they are needed, but I am trying to grow it out at least to my waist. Right now it past my shoulders. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY THOUGH! I always say I want to grow my hair out and then I get tired of it and cut it short. So, I am currently staying away from all hair places. I am sticking this one out! For once!


I love the beach. I love the sand in my toes, the smell of the ocean air. I would love to sit on the beach and watch a sunrise. I also love to sleep in, so this one might be hard… but I bet it would be so worth it.


I have been saying for YEARS I want a tattoo. I can never bring myself to actually doing it. All of my siblings have them except me. At first I thought I would be too scared of the tool they use, but I think I could handle it. Then I always said I would never get anything that did not have a certain meaning, as it would be permanent, and I just don’t know if I could handle it. Then I found one ( well created it myself) that has the perfect story and would actually mean something to me. I would be willing to get this one. Now I have to convince myself to spend the money on it. Thats a whole other justification in itself!

I am hoping one day I can say I have done all these and more. Until then, I will keep growing my bucket list.

*all photos are from Pinterest


Rain, Rain…and a kitten?!

Today has been nothing but a boring, rainy day.

Woke up this morning to rain and it has lasted all day so far.

Would of been the perfect day to chill out on the couch and watch movies, but that did not happen. Instead, we did school work and watched some Law and Order SVU off and on.

Such a day.

Tomorrow though, I plan to take P to Dallas to visit his kitten. Yep, that’s right! P asked for a kitten for his birthday. So, on his actual birthday we took him to pick one out. The kitten wasn’t ready to come home yet. So, tomorrow we will go visit the kitten and find out for sure when we will be able to bring her home!

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Right now her name is Clara, but we are considering renaming her. She is just the tiniest, sweetest thing!

Now to buy all the fun kitten stuff!

Master Bedroom Dreams

When we moved in the house back in December, we moved into a clean slate.

Brand new, never used, painted or decorated.

Now, we get to do that. Sounds fun right?


Hubby and I are so different. Have different taste and style as well.

I am the one with holes in my jeans, longer shirts and hair thrown up in a pony, not cut in 2 years. While he is nice jeans, dress shirts and hair cut every 4-6 weeks. See totally different.

And, it shows in our decorating for the house as well.

I love color! I also love white. I love openness and playful spaces. I want it to be a happy space.

Hubby likes the country style, darker colors and designs that remind me of something in my grandmothers house.

So, trying to pick out anything for our master bedroom has been a drag.

So let me show you what our room currently looks like…

As you can see the master is a pretty good size. It has tons of space. The walls right now are some kind of boring tan color and the trim and doors are cream. Right now all we have in our room is our bed, dresser and a chair.

What I would love to see in our room is something along the lines of this…

I love the navy color in the bedding  from Anthropologie and even the design of the bedding. Dream catchers are just a favorite of mine. I found this one on Pinterest, but found the creator is Rachael Rice. I think the particular dream catcher would really work with the color scheme I have planned.

The wall. Isn’t it stunning! Looks hard doesn’t it? NOT AT ALL! I was on Facebook while in Houston and came across a company through a sponsored ad. The company is called Stikwood. The product is very similar to tile you would place on your floors. Instead of the floors however, you stick them to your walls! I love the look of this Reclaimed Weathered Wood White. With our white bed and dresser and the colors of the bedding, I think that wall would look amazing. To me, it also has that slightly modern with a little country, so it would be perfect for both hubby and I.

These are just a few of the important items I think would work for our master bedroom.

Now to just get started and turn this dream into a reality!

Home Again

We are back!

Where did we go?

Houston, for a few days.

As much as I love visiting family, I am thankful not to live there. I can not handle the traffic that comes with Houston!

I am much more of a back roads kind of girl.

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Instead of traveling down main highways the whole time home ( Dallas), I found a back roads kind of way for half the trip! Makes it so much more enjoyable! Yes, I did take that while driving, but as you can see… NO ONE ELSE WAS AROUND!!! Best kind of road!

Now that we are home, birthdays are over, and big holidays are over, we can start putting together some ideas for the house.

I have been trying to come up with some color ideas for rooms, wall ideas and just overall what style we want for our home. I am more modern with color, while hubby is more country style. Now we have to come up with a way to put the two together and make them work!

I have a few ideas I am working on. We will be doing one room at a time. I will be posting before and after shots because those are always fun and the best way to see how things changed!

Speaking of change… After not coloring my hair for nearly two years, I took the leap while in Houston and had my mom color my hair. Not as red as I had hoped for, but it will do for now!


(and no I was not driving at the moment this was taken!) 

Happy 9th Birthday!

My baby boy.

My one and only son.

My only child.


Tomorrow marks 108 months since you were born.

Tomorrow you are 9 years old.

How did this happen? Where has this time gone? Weren’t you just born?

I remember that day.

February 12th, 2007.

Dad and I went in early the morning of to be induced. Oh my it was early. And you know I am not a morning person. I was so excited to meet you though.

We arrived at the hospital. Dad video taped while I carried in the bags. SERIOUSLY! We laugh about this now. I don’t even think at the time we even realized that happened. I mean neither of us noticed that I carried in the bags while he taped until years later when we watched the video for the first time!

I remember getting checked into the hospital and then waiting…

We got the medicine started, walked around some to see if that would help. We even played some card games.

Nothing happened.

Around noon, my doctor came in and said she would break my water. I was all for it. I still had not felt a single contraction with you. Not a real one anyways.

She told me the only way she would break my water though is if I had an epidural. I was bummed. I had wanted to try it on my own with out the medicine. She told me she did not want me to be uncomfortable. Yeah, being young though and not knowing any better, I agreed.


Once they got it in and started I felt nothing. My legs went numb. My doctor went back to her office for the day. After work she came by again. I was still pregnant. I guess you just really wanted to stay in.

It wasn’t till later that evening when I started having major shoulder pain ( which we later learned it was from the epidural in wrong!), that we discussed a c-section. I was bummed, but being young again and not knowing I should of let my body take its time, I agreed.


Right before 9pm we were wheeled in the operating room.

I remember the doctor telling us that you were stuck and she literally had to get on the table to pull you out!

At 9:20 pm you were born. All 8lbs 10oz of you! You had a good size head too!

I remember the first time I actually held you. You seemed so little, so fragile, and so perfect!

Now, it is 9 years later. You have grown into a very great kid. You are friendly to others. You love Minecraft ( even though it drives me crazy that you spend hours on it!), you love Disney channel and Hotwheels. You are so smart and Science is your favorite subject right now. You enjoy playing with Dad when he is home and coming into our room in the morning and cuddling with me.

I do miss you being little, but I know that I get to watch you grow up and begin to experience new adventures. I look forward to sharing these new moments with you and all that has yet to come.

Just remember, You can do anything you set your mind too. You can be whatever and whoever you choose to be in life. You are special and I love you mostest!