Monday, June 29, 2009

Little B's Bash!

Friday night was such an amazing night! Tara and Mom hosted a Baby Bash for my sweet Bree at Mom's. All of my girls helped with the food and they did such an awesome job!! Tara completely out did herself with this party and it could not have been more fabulous!! Below are tons of pictures, but know that Tara also hired a professional photographer as her gift to us not only take pictures at the shower, but also pictures of me and the kids is Bree's nursery! So we will have even more pictures soon!!

Me and Big Sis!! My chair says "Rock Hot Mama" - Claire's nickname for me =)Me and TaraMom and Tara

Me with Jess and Amanda
Alyssa and Amber
Christin, Jess, and TaraNicole and TaraThe Amanda's =)Tiffany, Ashley, and TaraThe fab decorations!!!!!Look at that cake!!!!!!!
Me opening a few presents - That night I stayed up late and was going through everything again and I realized that baby girl got diamonds (thanks Nana for the diamond cross necklace) AND pearls (Thanks Jess for the sweet baby pink pearl necklace)! She is going to be rotten for sure!! She got so many fab gifts!!!!!!!!!
Ashley, Amber, Tiff, and Amanda

Lane and Becky
Me and Becky
Amanda, Brooke, and Jennifer

Becky and Claire
Brandi, Nicole and Me

Ellie, Sydney, and Christin Maureen, Imogene, and Nina with Mom They had the cutest game - guess how much Bree weighs (tiebreaker - time of day when born) and the winner will get a custom gift from Scarlett Boutique!

Again, I cannot tell you how gracious I am for my fabulous group of friends and family!! You ladies made me feel so special and I love you all!! I was actually a little anxious about having this party as this is my third baby, been there done that, but yall made my night and I cannot thank you enough!! Tara and Mom - I LOVE YOU and thank you for being such great role models to my girls!! That really goes to all of you!!!!!!!!!!! Tara and I laughed when we were putting together the invite list as I felt like I was forgetting a big group of people, then I realized it was all my blogger friends out there =)! Hopefully we will have the pro pics soon to share...
We are super busy this week with VBS so I will try to stay caught up...HAVE A GOOD WEEK!!!!

Giveaway Winner is.......

...drumroll please....

ALLIE AT FRIZELL FAMILY!!!! I am so happy Allie won as she just had a sweet baby boy, Max and she is moving into a new house!

Allie - please email my Mom here with your design needs as well as your address and we will get it to you soon!!

Thanks to everyone for playing along!!! Stay tuned as Mom is going to host a giveaway soon and
Tara will be doing one in July!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GIVEAWAY from the Browns!!!

Hey yall!! In honor of our new blog face lift and that I am giddy that I am in my third trimester and you are catching me at a good time before I start to slowly lose my mind =)...I AM HAVING A GIVEAWAY!!!

Most of you know that my Mom has her own business now, Scarlett Boutique! She makes all these custom, handmade gifts that are just fabulous!! So I am going to give away one of her custom, painted wooden boxes. You can go see some examples here, here, or here! These boxes can be used for ANYTHING!! Some of our friends have used them for recipe boxes, prayer request boxes, I use mine to hide my candy from the kids =).

The box that I will be giving away will be a square one, customized to as far as your imagination will take you!! Mom is really talented and has a really good eye at making just what you are looking for!! Seriously, go to her blog and check out all her posts and you will see some great stuff and maybe get some ideas of what you want your to box to look like.

Here are the rules:

1. Post a comment with what you would use your box for and your color / design needs, get one entry.
2. Become a follower to Footballs and Crowns (or already you are a follower), get one more entry.
3. Become a follower to Scarlett Boutique (or already you are a follower), get one more entry.
4. Post about my giveaway on your blog and get 3 more entries!! Make sure you direct back to me and Scarlett Boutique, as well let me know that you did this so I can account for all your entries!!!
5. The giveaway will be open through this Friday, June 26th - I will draw this weekend!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Footballs and Crowns Makeover!!

Yes, you are still at Footballs and Crowns!! I just got a blog makeover by the ever so talented and sweet Jen at Jen Gets Fancy!! You should totally go check her out and let her work her magic on your blog too!!!!!
Now we are all set with more pink for the arrival of Miss Bree (sorry Shane and O, you will be outnumbered and I had to add some pink)!!

Hope you had a great day!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Relaxing Weekend and Father's Day!

I just had to start the blog with this picture as it is my new favorite - THANKS TARA!!!!Shane and I had a wonderful weekend!!! Friday morning I drove down to Plano to meet Shane who had already been there for a couple days. We wanted to take advantage of one last weekend to ourselves before we are a family of 5!!

This weekend was exactly what we needed!! Shane has been swamped with work and I have been so wrapped up in baby stuff and two other rugrats =), I needed a break! We stayed at a super nice hotel in the Legacy area in Plano, right in the middle of a bunch of fun shops and restaurants. We were able to get in some shopping, as well as have dinner with some friends, including our TX besties, Seth and Brittney! We had such a good time with them, all the way to 1am Saturday night/Sunday morning!!! Shane got a massage Saturday afternoon while I got a fabulous pedicure! It really was one of the most relaxing weekends EVER!!! But we were anxious to get home to our kiddos!! When I say we shopped, we shopped for the all three of our sweeties!!
We were not home until late evening on Father's Day, so we really did not get a chance to celebrate (Claire did insist on she and Owen giving Shane his cards they made him before school was out, all be it 10pm last night =)) with Shane. So tonight we ordered in his favorite pizza and had our own mini celebration! I have not even seen my camera in days (still hoping it is the bottom of my purse...) so I have nothing from our mini vacay or tonight, but Tara snapped some shots of the kids while we were gone that are too cute!!!

I had just gotten into Plano and I received this pic on my Blackberry from Tara, from her phone!! It was titled "Look at your daughter..." and then she prefaced it with "I swear she is wearing tons of sunscreen". Only Claire...
Happy Father's Day Shane!! We love you so much and you are the greatest Daddy ever!! Claire loves you because you protect her from everything and ALWAYS listen to her many stories and watch her performances =). Owen loves you because you are always willing to wrestle ANYTIME and however long as he wants. There are many reasons why I love you, but a few are because you are the best role model for our kids and love us all so much!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Guess which pretty little girl spent the night with her aunt Tara last night and had a mini photo shoot??? This is all after getting in her first car accident (someone rear ended Tara) and not totally freaking out!
Guess which mischievous little boy has had more dirty diapers lately than I thought was humanly possible?? As well, has a pink spot in the back of his hair that daddy thought was funny to spray with leftover Halloween hair dye?? Do you think it is time for potty training when the kid says "Bye Bye Poopoo" when you change them???Guess which other sweet girl's room this teaser picture may have come from?? Just a tease until it is all done late next week before the big Bree bash!
Guess which Mama is beyond exhausted, in desperate need of a tan, and is literally counting the minutes until she gets to leave for the weekend to Dallas, (leaving Friday morning, sans KIDS) to meet Daddy who is leaving tonight and leaving her with these two monkeys for 2 nights???
Daddy and Mama are getting one last mini vacay, just the two of us, this weekend!! The grandparents have split the duties and I am out of here early Friday morning!!!
Have a great rest of the week!! Also stay tuned as Footballs and Crowns is getting a facelift by the ever so talented Jen at Jen Gets Fancy!!!