Sunday, November 25, 2018

Halloween 2018


I'm that Mom that will do anything I can to make sure we have matching Halloween costumes as a family. This was very difficult this year because Haidyn is always dressing up regardless if it is Halloween or not. She lives to be in anything that isn't "normal" clothes. I can't even be mad because her dressing up everyday is just so rad. This year she couldn't figure out what WE should be together as a family so I mad the executive mom decision and decided that WE were all going to be Costco themed !




 I mean come on! No one else is more obsessed with Costco than us and more important Haidyn . There's something about a Costco hot dog and pizza lunch that just does something to ya girl. Also , this was probably the easiest costume that we've ever put together as a family. I needed something quick and easy after coming back from vacation and this just solved all my worries. 
This was the first time we've ever trick or treated in our own neighborhood and Halloween that we got to also spend with Waymon! Last year , he didn't make it to trick or treat with because of his work schedule but not this year. :)  It was such a good turn out for a neighborhood that doesn't have a lot of kids in the area. I was so pleased that we all had a great time hanging out in our own neighborhood stress free.





Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Genoa Candy Dance


 


We’ve never been to the Genoa Candy Dance, but apparently is a thing here in Nevada.  ( Like a big thing ) It’s so much closer to home than our usual Apple Hill trip. (I’m still so sad that we won’t be making it to Apple Hill this year). Haidyn was excited to go with the family because of the name of the event alone. Sadly, she was disappointed that it wasn’t a festival dancing around to candy. She envisioned an entire crowd getting down while throwing candy in the air.


 




Even without the candy throwing dances we had a great time spending the day shopping with all the "gypsies" as Waymon would call it. It was an entire girls day event ! We traveled to Genoa with all the girls and ran into our BFF little sister E along the way. Aren't they the cutest?!?





 


This event was so neat!  I know that the next time we go I have to bring a lot more money ( or my own lunch) and go a earlier than we did. We didn't get any candy Haidyn actually liked  but the experience was worth it over all. It was a beautiful day to relax and walk around with the family.  Haidyn was thrilled to go home with new RIDICULOUS unicorn bedazzled headbands and the most obnoxiously loud fake gun money can buy.











Monday, September 24, 2018

Goodbye Summer


Summer is gone but for the first time ever I'm not sad to see it go.   A lot of it has to do with how busy we were during our summer and it being so damn hot! I know that living in Nevada for what seems like forever I should be use to it by now but I'm not.  Nevada summers are hot and we made sure that we were out most of the time . Haidyn and Frankie had the best time traveling on short notice. They're traveling bugs! We spent a lot of time being surrounded by water whether it was the lake, water park , or the pool at Hootsee and Papa's.  


I don't think I've spent so much time outdoors than I have this summer and I have the tan lines to prove it. We made it to San Francisco, Palo Alto, Sacramento , Mountain View and Milpitas this summer along with making it to our usual summer mini getaways to Hootsee and Papa's. That's a lot of traveling for a summer that wasn't planned.  Isn't that funny how busy you are even if you don't plan anything? The blog has been lacking a lot of love lately but I'm trying to live in the moment more than documenting them. I've missed so much with working too much and making sure everything is "blog friendly" . I've been enjoying the time without taking the pictures and instagramming everything and it's been so nice to actually enjoy this time with the family. Don't worry I'm sure the blog will get more love during the holidays.


Nevada days are getting a little chilly ( emphasis on a little) but we're so ready for Fall and Winter ! Our house has been decorated as if it were Fall since September 1st. Can you blame us? Give me all the pumpkins.. 




Friday, September 14, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday Francis!





Happiest birthday to our little boy and baby of the family Frankie ! I can’t believe that my boy is a year old now, it seems like just yesterday he rescued us. It’s not a secret that Frankie is Waymon’s replacement in my life and he knows. Frankie is our rambunctious saint of a dog that everyone loves when they meet him. I’m not sure if Frankie has a mean bone in his body even when he does try to be mean. He’s a lover but he’s also a fighter. He’s the one who is now putting Sassafras and Haidyn in their place. (ABOUT TIME) Frankie has brought so much love and happiness back into our lives in the time in which we as a family needed it. I’m forever grateful for that .  Spoiling him with more love than he gives all of us on the daily today!

Happy Birthday to our Francis ! 
( AKA Frankie, Frank, Frankenstein, Frankie Doodle, Frankie Pankie , Frank the Tank, Franklin, Frankie-lynn,  Frank and Beans  and Francois ). 
We love you!