Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Erin Condren

My Erin Condren Planner finally got here! It is so pretty and perfect. I have been wanting one for what feels like forever but just couldn't see paying the money. Lucky for me, I could use a coupon, and the husband said he wanted to get it for me. I love that you can make it so customized for yourself! I have always been a firm believer of planners but I also use mine as a daily journal. I'll just jot down things I did or how I felt that day.

So make sure you go check out www.erincondren.com and order your own planner soon. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I have had two wonderful days off with my husband. I am not ready for it to end. Our work schedule is so hectic that we never know what days we will have together. Just enjoy the days when we have them. <3.

So with that being said, we just wanted to say goodnight! This is how we have enjoyed our last night off. Cuddled up and together!

Friday, August 10, 2012

School Time

Thursday was Canyon's first day of Kindergarten. We were probably more excited and nervous than he was, haha. Nicole {Canyon's mom} & Kolby {his step dad} brought him to school that morning so we can time to go and meet his teacher, Ms. Hays. She seems so kind and definitely a teacher for small kids. 

He was running just a little late so he had to hurry up and take his picture and get to his new seat. He didn't have a problem telling us bye at all. I hope he really enjoys this year! {We did receive an email this afternoon stating Canyon had some issues at school today. He was sent to the principal's office and we have a parent meeting next week. Already?! Holy Moly, this whole new mom thing is hectic! But in a great way. I wouldn't trade it for anything.} 

Hopewell is where my brother and I both went to school. I hold so many great memories there! It was pretty fun going inside and just smelling the school again. I'm on duty to be at school every Wednesday for pick up. That is so exciting!

Cars has to be one of his favorite movies! So of course, what is his backpack? Yep, you got it!

Canyon took a picture with his daddy and his mommy on his first day. It's hard to be a step parent but you have to learn to put aside what was in the past between adults and move on. Thank God, Nicole and I have a pretty decent relationship. There are ups and downs but I'll never be able to change who Canyon's momma is. So you have to make the best out of a funky situation. 

{This lights my heart up! He was so happy that his daddy and I were there!}

{Canyon and his mom.}

I feel like I totally left Caycee out of the loop but school to a 14 year old isn't exactly quite as exciting. He missed his first day {half of a day} Wednesday so he went back Thursday morning. It's this kids last year in middle school! He is a popular kid with lots of personality. He says he had a good day back but like I said, he seemed less than enthused. {Side note for self: He is in 8 Red}

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Birthdays & Boys

Friday was a big & busy day for us! Our neighbor's little girl, Leighton, was having a birthday party for turning 2 years old. So we kept Canyon for the night so he could have plenty of time to play and then time with us at home. 

Leighton is the sweetest little girl and we have totally fallen in love with her. She turned 2 on Saturday so her parents had her a party for friends at the park on Friday. The theme? Pink & Hello Kitty! {Oh how I hope to have my own little girl one day} 

We got to eat these amazing cake pops at the party! Oh my goodness, I have never had one, but a bite of cake on a stick is seriously one of the best ideas ever. Vanilla cake with chocolate chips covered in chocolate and sprinkles. They were a hit!

Rachael {Leighton's Mommy} and I enjoying our pops!

Canyon starts kindergarten this week so we had to make that fun trip to Target to buy school supplies. He is getting really excited and he is already so smart! Hard to believe he is going to be in school this year. He had to make sure he carried all of his supplies himself and kept saying, "This has to go in my book bag!" LOL. 

Canyon came home completely exhausted Friday. He took a bath and played in there for awhile, watched some of Despicable Me and then he was out for the night! Meanwhile, I get a phone call from Caycee at midnight telling me he needed a ride home. He didn't want to go to a friends house he was going to have to go to and I am so glad he could pick the phone up and call me when he felt uncomfortable. I got my tired booty out of bed and picked him up to take him home. What's a step mom for, right?

Saturday we hung out with Canyon a little longer before he had to go home. We always try to make it a point to take him to see his Nana and I happened to get this picture of them talking and playing. I hope my MIL doesn't see this and kill me but I thought it was priceless.

Somewhere in this whole weekend I didn't get one picture of Corey and I. OOPS! Next time, right?! Last thing to leave a note on ... my Asters are blooming! I planted them as little seeds about 5 months ago and they are finally starting to make an appearance. I saw one bud, then a few more the next day, and now I have blooms and tons of tiny buds. This makes for one happy "future flower planter".