Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Growing Up...

Today Bree Leighton became a Saint.  She had her interview with the Dean and will attend PreK this Fall with Claire and Owen at their school.  I am so proud of my B and at any minute could just fall apart in a big ole mess of tears.  It literally seems like yesterday she was born and we were fighting over who got to hold that sweet dark, curly headed baby!  
Being a mama is rough stuff!  I once thought, it will get easier after they are potty trained, in school, etc. But I will tell you...this is not easier, it is harder.  As I always say, the most rewarding, but the hardest thing is being  a mama.  But, I would not trade this life for the world.  As motherhood gets harder, Rachel gets better :).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


5 things that have currently made me smile...

Had to travel last week and this text exchange with my crew made my week :)

There are very few things that cannot be cured by Butter Toffee cupcake from Bliss :)

Taught my big girl how to tease her pretty southern girl :)

This boy in his Cinco De Mayo shirt....there is no way you are not smiling at that...

Last night, this was Bree dancing and celebrating after watching Cinderella because the shoe fit!!!  She also told me "you da best mama in da whole world!"

So blessed and have so much smile about these days!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dancers and T-Baller

Shane and I have been pretty fortunate so far in that the kids' schedules have worked out and we have been able to do everything this year. Claire and Bree have dance classes and Owen is playing t-ball.  We have a busy schedule, but it works and we are honestly enjoying ourselves.  

Claire continues to grow as a dancer is doing so well this year!  She is in quite a few dances and they have done great and won many awards at competitions (including quite a few first and second places!).  Here are a bunch of dance pics....

This is their trio - Hollywood! Musical Theater - Claire is center :)

Here are a bunch of other pics from competitions and her other dances :)

Owen started T-ball for his third year last month - this year is an "Indian".  He loves it and so do we.  Daddy helps coach this year and Owen is getting the hang of things :).  Here are a few pics so far...

I will have many pics of Bree soon from her very fist dance recital in a couple weeks :).

Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

10 Facts about me...per Shane!

Long time, no blog!  Life has been crazy as usual and I have tons to catch up...but I thought I would post something fun today rather than get all caught up :).  

I have seen so many of my fave bloggers posting this fun post where they ask their husband to list 10 random facts about I sent Shane an email this morning and asked him to do it! He quickly responded back and I laughed at his here you go...his are in black and of course I have comments, they are in Red.

  1. You never miss an opportunity to cooperate in one of these games. Ha! Very true and he sandbagged this fact :).
  2. You love your family more than anything. Yes sir!
  3. You believe there is no such thing as too many pictures. Agree! Too bad he and the kids cannot get on board with this!
  4. You love shopping...even online at work. No comment needed :)
  5. You love to be in a position to help others. Love this one and very true.
  6. You aren't shy about your faith. Thank you Lord that I don't have to be shy about it!  Yall know this is true about me, I love that he knows too :)
  7. You love romance but married the most unromantic man ever and now you're stuck with him :) HAHA - true, but I love him anyway :)
  8. You love and hate your dogs. Very true!
  9. You love dancing, but married a man who HATES dancing :( Enough cocktails and he will a white boy :)
  10. You never feel you are doing enough as a mother despite the fact that you are more involved in your kids' loves than most mothers I know. This made me tear up.  Love my Shane.

Join in too!!!  This was fun! Happy Thursday!