Sunday, July 26, 2015
About a month ago the Nurture Vox Box from Influenster. I was excited to try out a whole bunch on new stuff. This box was so much fun!
I quickly dug into the red vines candy. They were the perfect afternoon snack.
Next up was the Blue Lizard sunscreen. This was perfect for our faces. We use spray for the rest of our bodies because it's so quick and easy but I really like this for our faces. I also love that the cap turns blue in UV light so you know when to cover up.
This one was a big surprise to me. I love french fries. I was very skeptical that fries out of the microwave would be any good. These were delicious. I was shocked. My only complaint was there weren't a lot in the package but for a quick snack it worked.
I needed a quick side one night so I cooked the Uncle Bens Brown Rice Medley. I wasn't all that impressed with this but we don't really eat a lot of rice as a side.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
First of all, I have the best husband, friends and family. I've been saying for probably over a year now that I wanted a surprise 30th birthday party. I knew there was no way anyone would pull it off because I'd been talking about it for so long and why would they even bother. Boy was I wrong! Not only did they pull it off, but it was absolutely perfect. It's exactly what I wanted and I felt so loved all night long that so many people would go to so much trouble for me. I was literally speechless when I realized what was going on.
I opened the back door to 30 of my closest friends and family and was so confused at first. I couldn't figure out why all these people were at the "hamburger party". Then they were all dressed up in character for the murder mystery. I quickly realized what was going on and was speechless. I just couldn't believe they surprised me. I was so surprised that I thought Patrick had no idea either. I can't believe he kept quiet.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Day 183: We introduced Barrett to the joy of Taco Casa. He's a fan.
Day 185: Celebrating the 4th at the lake with the family. We were so excited Patrick got to join us this year. Its the first time in years he's been able to be there.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Day 176: Dad took Barrett to the Gardendale Farmers Market to see the petting zoo. He met up with the Bailey boys and had a blast!
Day 177: Our favorite things party was so much fun! Can't wait to do it again.
Day 178: We went to dinner with Aunt Elizabeth at Melt and then walked over to Avondale and let Barrett run around. It was a lot of fun. We taught her the perks of eating dinner at 5:30 such as happy hour and not waiting for a table. She taught there are some bars that are kid friendly in the afternoons. Barrett loved people watching and playing with dogs.
Day 179: I didn't take any pictures. I was reading in bed and cuddling with Ally by 8:30.
Day 180: Another day I didn't take any pictures. Barrett took this one. I call it Blanket.
Day 181: Patrick had to shave his face for work. It's been 16 years since he's been clean shaven. He looks so different.
Day 182: Barrett was scare of the thunder. I enjoyed the extra snuggles.
Brittany and I have seen this idea on a few blogs and we'd been waiting for the perfect time to host a Favorite Things party. We started planning it back in April and we were so excited when it was finally time for the party. Brittany hosted it in her new place and it was perfect. We laughed because the party started at 6:30 but several of the Mom's started calling around 5:30 asking if it was ok if they came early. Everyone needed a night away.
The way the party works is everyone chooses a favorite thing and brings 5 of that item. (We chose 5 so it wouldn't be too expensive we also set the price limit around $5. You can choose any numbers you'd like.) When each guest arrives they put their name in a bowl 5 times. Then each guest goes around and tells what they brought and they choose 5 names out of the bowl and those people get their item. I think the hardest part for me was narrowing down what to bring. Each guest also brought their favorite appetizer.
Signs of Sophie made coffee mugs for each guest with the party logo on one side and their name on the other. Several people sent pictures the next morning of them having their coffee in their new mugs. I loved it!