Monday, March 30, 2015


Happy Monday, y'all! We had such an awesome {albeit jam-packed} weekend; one of those when seeing the weekend end is a major bummer. But let's get to it, shall we?

I took off work, and Walker and I had a fun time spending some time together. 

We started our day at Kroger...and let me tell you, the grocery store at 8 a.m. on a Friday is a dead - yet absolutely amazing - place. Even with the little man in tow, we were in and out in 30 minutes. That has to be some sort of record!

After a quick nap {and an outfit change for Walks}, we had lunch at Chick-fil-A. He waved at every. single. person. in the restaurant; ha! Kid is just like his mama and never meets a stranger! 

We ran a few errands and then I took Walker over to my in-law's to play with my nephew, as my mother-in-law was watching him for the day. The boys had so much fun dumping these little rocks she had for decoration into and out of little sand buckets...who would have thought!? 

Then, I took Walker for a quick hair trim; he was getting a little shaggy! Ha! He did so great and I even succumbed and let the lady give him a sucker. Needless to say, he was obsessed with that thing and got so mad when I tried to take it away!

Brandon made it home from his monthly week-long business trip {without a bag and majorly delayed, thanks, American!}, so he was happy to be home and we were happy to have him home! 

It was a beautiful, cool spring evening, so Brandon lit a fire in the chiminea, and we had some friends over to just hang out and visit on the patio. We chatted until almost midnight, so this mama was pretty dang tired on Saturday morning! #inormallygotobedat9

Liz came over to take Walker's one-year portraits {two months late...oops!}, so we were up and at 'em! I can't wait to see those sweet pictures; Liz does such a great job and I think he had a pretty precious subject. ;) {If you're in the DFW area, be sure to check Liz out. We love her!} 

We had a lot of yard work to do, so after Walker's pictures, we ran to Home Depot to get some flowers, soil and mulch. Ignore my shirtless husband back there {!}, but Walker and I had snacks on a blanket in the front yard while Brandon did the majority of the yard work. {Love you, honey! Ha!} 

Loving our pretty new flowers...just ready for our knockout roses to bloom! 

After Walker's nap, we did lots of playing in the backyard. And seriously, little boys in ball caps = so precious! #meltmyheart 

After a yummy supper, we got Walker in his new "Brown Bear" jammies. His absolute favorite book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" so when I saw these PJs on Amazon, I had to scoop them up! He was so excited when I brought them into the bathroom for Brandon to put on him. Like literally, he shrieked. It was so cute! 

We started our day doing Walker's favorite thing: reading. But seriously, we start our day like this daily. Kid loves to read! 

Then, we went to church and had leftovers at home for lunch. While Walker took a nap, Brandon ran to Home Depot to get some play sand and got Walker's sandbox all ready in the backyard. 

When Walker woke up and saw the sandbox all set up with his toys, he got so excited! He refused to sit in the sandbox for a long time, but finally got in there. Also? The cap. Love it! Brandon and I commented that that was about the longest Walker has been still in one place in about six months. 

And what's a warm spring afternoon without a run through the sprinklers?! Brandon had to replace a sprinkler head and then test the sprinklers, so we stripped Walker down to his diaper and let him run wild. He had too much fun out there! 

I made a quick Target run and then made supper for us. Then, we went for a walk around the neighborhood. I'm loving all of this extra daylight that comes with Daylight Saving Time! 

Once Walker was down, I got a few things picked up around the house and did my Easter chalkboard. I'm hosting Easter lunch on Sunday, so I've got lots more cleaning and picking up to do, but I'll get there...I hope! 

I'm only working three days this week, so I hope they go by quickly. I took off on Thursday and our district is closed Friday, so keep your fingers crossed for a painless week 'round these parts. 

Happy Monday! Hope y'all have a great week!

Linking up with Biana and Meghan 



  1. :) What an amazing weekend! Seems really busy, but filled with so much joy. I absolutely loved reading about it!

  2. Yay for a short week! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend and I'm a little jealous of your weather. I did the grocery store on Friday at 8 pm and had a similarly wonderful experience. haha. Looks like you guys have a great backyard set up for Walker - a sandbox and a jungle gym thing. Have a good Monday girl!

  3. I love how you have the lights all the way around your fence in the backyard!!! Great idea!


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