Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentines 2013

Every year Valentines gets more and more fun.
The older I get the more I appreciate holidays in a different and better way.

Brielle and I went to the Grocery store the day before Valentines, she was super excited when she saw all the flowers and asked if she could buy me some.  Bless her heart but I wasn't going to buy "myself" flowers.  Well that night I told Landon about it so he had her gather up all her moneys (as she calls them) and took her back to get us all flowers.
  She was thrilled to give me mine but even more excited to receive hers from her Dad!
Waiting anxiously for her rose.......

I in love with how much he loves her.

Lita brought her a super cute magnetic doll dress up toy.

Valentines morning we found beautiful gifts left for us by the man of our house.

I wanted to get B some stuff but Landon wouldn't let me. He said this is his holiday and he wanted to get his girls gifts, that melted my heart, such a good daddy!

I had placed Brielle's gifts at her spot at the table.  She didn't know it and you should have seen how pouty she got when I told her she needed to eat breakfast at the table instead of in my bedroom.
She got the biggest smile and her face when she finally agreed and climbed up there and saw everything, then she got a little embarrassed that the was mad in the first place lol!

I love holidays and themed food.
I cooked up some homemade crepes for breakfast with heart apple slices.

For lunch a heart sandwich and apples.  I had filling left from the crepes so I put brown sugar in it to make a caramel dip for the apples.

Valentines punch

For dinner I made cheeseburger pockets, homemade heart shaped french fries and mac & cheese

Dessert was a strawberry pie and chocolate filled raspberries.

My cousin Derrick came into town that night too.  He had a wedding the next day and was staying with us.
He's always sooo thoughtful and brought my mom and I heart shaped boxes of candy, Brielle a valentines puppy and Landon a more manly version candy in a green bag instead of a heart shaped box lol.

I didn't  get any pictures of  me and Landon! Regardless, I love him more than anything!  He is so incredibly good to me and perfect for me in so many ways.  I love him with all my heart!
Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Grams and Pops 50 Years Together!

Grammy and Poppy celebrated 50 years of marriage this year!
We made a trip to Amarillo to celebrate.  I had been pretty homesick missing family and friends for the past couple weeks so I was really looking forward to this trip.  Lucky for me there was a huge windy sand storm that day and I was reminded of why we left in the first place lol.  That cured me for a while at least.

.Aunt Carol did a fantastic job planning the event.

My favorite girls! Now if we could just get Tiff to move to Dallas
we could have ourselves some fun nights out!

How Beautiful is my Chloe!!! I mean look at that outfit.  I just love looking at babies and how absolutely  perfect and flawless they are, beautiful skin, clear eyes, pink lips.  Just perfect!

Sweet Levi and Brielle had so much fun together....

a little to much, this is what they did the whole time, I felt bad for the tables around us who didn't have kids, I used to know how they felt ha.  But what do you do.

Levi has begun saying CHEEESE when you take his picture and then he'll clap for himself lol.
Well here is B copying him, caught her in mid clap/hurray.

They rented out a gym at the church for the after party.  Carol, Emily and Tiff put all the decor and food together and it turned out perfect.

Grams and Pops gift of the family tree, this was soooo cool I thought!

They had half the gym blocked off so the kids could play, and play they did!!!

Roy and Lyn are Grams and Pops best friends from England.  It just happened to be their 40th Anniversary this month too.  Every two years they switch off going overseas and visiting each other.  Roy and Lyn own a coach and do tours, apparently Grams and Pops got on that coach by mistake 25 years ago and they have been friends ever since!  Lyn was so incredibly thankful for the party.  She told me she cried when she walked in and that nobody's ever done anything like this for them before.  Bless her heart she deserves it.

I die for Emily's outfit.....Color block, grey, leopard=LOVE!

Randy loves karaoke and hired his friend to host a karaoke night for us.

The twins dressed as twins by mistake...Carol was beaming from ear to ear with flashbacks 20 something year ago.
17 1/2 weeks!

Aunt Carol, Chloe, Brielle and Landon

Landon singing what he sings best...The Dance.
I'm just in love with the way he sings that song! 

Can't even tell you how long these two have been friends, but it's forever!

I was cracking up at Trent practicing his songs before he went up for his performance.

Dancing with his daughter


Grams singing Amazing Grace, just beautiful! She gave the sweetest speech about how she was so incredibly proud of us all and who beautiful and good looking she thought all her family was.  Poppy even had tears in his eyes.  I'm a lucky girl to have such an amazing group of people to call family!