Monday, September 11, 2017


Before I begin, I have to address two huge things going on in our country today: the 16th anniversary of Sept. 11 and the devastation Hurricane Irma has caused in the Caribbean islands, Florida and neighboring states. My heart is just so heavy today for these things and, while I hate that both of these happened, I am thankful for the way that horribleness is turned into amazingness when the people in our country come together, regardless of age, gender, religion and the like and just love on each other and help each other. It truly is a beautiful thing; beauty from ashes. 

Some of our weekend highlights included: 


+ A trip to our city's new fire station, which of course Walker just adored. He was in heaven and asked me if he could use stay there with the firemen. ;) 

+ A post-nap play date with the boys' best friends at our house. The weather was so gorgeous and we all adored spending every minute outside playing. The big boys loved jumping on the trampoline and the little boys loved playing with the lawn mowers, while the mamas loved visiting. 

+ A quick dinner, glass of wine and the latest season of "Narcos" for Brandon and me once the boys went to bed. 


+ A trip to the Dallas Zoo on an absolutely beautiful Saturday morning! My grandparents graciously gifted the boys with a zoo membership at Christmas, and we've loved using it and will definitely be asking for a renewal this year. The boys loved seeing the new hippo exhibit, riding the carousel, and seeing their favorite animals: monkeys, giraffes, elephants and penguins. 

+ A long nap for both boys, followed by a trip to Target. Walker earned seven stickers on his bedtime sticker chart this week, which meant he got to pick out a toy of his choice ($20 and under). He picked a fire truck, of course! ;) I'll blog more about the sticker chart and our process this week. 

+ A family walk to enjoy the beautiful fall-like weather; Walker ditched his bike for a run in the "comfortable grass," as he said. 

+ A complete non-highlight was the depressing Baylor game; I'm still in mourning for this season...and probably the next four seasons. 


+ Brandon did his greeting duties at church while the boys and I stayed home. Hand, Foot and Mouth was in Knox's nursery class last week and I wasn't taking any chances with that, as it's awful. So, while Walker played with his LEGOs, I did a ton of cleaning and organizing around the house and decorated for fall.  

+ Sunday afternoon football was BACK {all the praise hands!} so we played Candy Land while we watched it. It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

+ Had a lazy afternoon, a delicious dinner and watched the Cowboys game, then just got things ready for the week ahead. 

Have a great week, friends, and our prayers are with all of you who have been and will be affected by Hurricane Irma. 

Linking up with Biana


  1. What a fun weekend! I love the fire station photos! What a great gift, passes to the zoo! We've got to try the zoo again. We did it back when Graham was an infant and it was a disaster. Maybe the boys would be more into it now! Yay for football being back!

  2. Y'all did a good job fitting in a lot of things to your weekend! Baylor might not be getting out on the right foot this football season, but at least Dallas won last night :)

  3. Love your family day at the zoo - that looks like so much fun! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Glad you all had a great weekend- the zoo is always fun! It breaks my heart too with all the devastation going on right now and of course the anniversary of 9/11. Praying for all those affected.

  5. I love the idea of memberships like that for Christmas gifts! I'm going to remember that when we have kids. Luckily the Cowboys game last night was great (hopefully that eases the Baylor loss for you a little)!

  6. I am so bummed about the Baylor game too.... it's not looking like it will be a great season!

  7. The family photo of you guys at the zoo is seriously so cute! You guys do the best stuff!

  8. A zoo membership wow that's such a genius gift! "Comfortable grass" hahaha kids crack me up! I can't wait for Vivi to start talking and saying hilarious things

  9. What a wonderful weekend!! Your zoo looks so nice! We're so excited because we have a zoo 10 minutes away and can't wait to get annual passes when we have kids! Thank you for all of your Irma prayers!!


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