Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Greetings and Recap

Hello friends!

Figured I'd do a little recap of what's been going on.

You probably know if you follow me on Insta that I fell a little over a week ago and broke my foot.

I have a fracture at my fifth metatarsal and the Orthopedic surgeon told me to take it easy and wear my boot and use my crutches and I might not have to have surgery.

I was sitting at the Doctor's office awaiting my boot when a nice fella sitting next to me asked what happened. I told him that I fell down my front steps chasing a cat and fractured my foot. I asked what happened to him and he told me he fell down a goat hill in Afghanistan.


I asked if I could steal his story to sound more heroic but so far nobody's buying it.  In all seriousness I've wallowed in a bit of self pity but that put things in a bit of perspective. At this point I'm telling myself I'm fortunate I didn't crack my head open or injure my foot worse. Supposedly it would have been worse if I'd torn my tendon, but thanks to running those are nice and strong. So when my ankle turned over my tendon stretched but my bone snapped.

And when I get really down and can't sleep I watch Flo videos on youtube.

I mean if she can get through Ship to Wreck without hopping of that stool and breaking it down surely I can make it a few more weeks.  Hmmm..... wonder how she broke her foot? Maybe I'll google her story and use it?

Ok.  Back to my own problems.  

My foot hurts a little still, but mainly wearing the boot is just annoying. I've been taking it really easy though. Rosie and Shane have been taking care of me and the kids. So grateful for those two!

Speaking of which I think Rosie might be doing my job better anyway.

Kids in coordinated outfits out shopping and posted on Instagram!

She manages to drop the kids off at school ON TIME and bring me home Starbucks. Then proceeds to do my laundry. And clean.  And cook dinner.


So enough about that...

Last weekend was all about Midnight, Carsyn's class pet. Each weekend a different student gets to take Midnight home with them and keep a journal of everything they do. To say Carsyn was excited is an understatement. 

Here she is the day she got him.

They went to the library..

And then loaded up to head to EKY for visits at "Camp Rosie" and Shane's mom and dad's house.

Midnight visited the local pizza shop and got to plow potatoes with Pops and Hank.

Saturday Midnight got to visit my bestie's house for her daughter's birthday party.

Midnight also got to have a tea party in the playhouse Sunday morning.

When I broke my foot I laughed and told Shane I'd finally get to ride one of those motorized scooters at the grocery store. 

I took midnight along to buy snacks for the classroom for the week and we tore up those aisles..

They see me rollin..

Here we are looking "bootylicious" at Meijer.

This weekend I got a little scared because my foot hurt a lot and I figured I'd be feeling much better.

I made it to Carsy's ballet lessons on Saturday but other than that I just alternated between Fox News and Hallmark movies.

Its ok though..I had these littles to snuggle up to.

And Carsyn picked out some movies for us to watch together.

I kid.  I did not let her get that!! But it was seriously what she picked.

This kid.  Such personality.  But she did a wonderful job picking out her own outfit Monday :)

So that's about it.. How are y'all?

Got any broken foot advice for me?  Hopefully just 2 more weeks!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Fun!

FALL! Fall is my favorite.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Its also a super busy time of the year for us, but thats ok too.  
Probably my favorite thing to do is visit Gatlinburg and just people watch and hike. Or just basically stare at trees in their autumn glory.

We stayed at the Lodge at Buckberry Creek this year and I loved it.

They had s'mores waiting for us upon arrival and the whole staff was just super friendly.

The kids loved exploring.

There are hiking trails and little porches everywhere with rocking chairs and fire pits.

There were also rocking chairs on our porch.  I sat out here one morning and finally cracked open a book I've been wanting to read for a long time.  Ironically the kids called for me to come play with them, but I'm hoping to pick it back up soon.  Have y'all read it?

I mean, could you turn down that face?

Every year we travel through the Great Smoky Mountains to Bryson City to ride the Polar Express and this year we decided to do the Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express.

I think the kid's favorite part was a tent they had set up with little decorated houses inside called Trick Or Treat Street.

Also.  Anyone else have kids that love to argue when they're at home but the minute they're in public become besties?  I don't think they let go of each other's hand the whole time.

Besties for sure.

Welllll....sometimes Carsyn can be a little TOO snuggly.

Of course no fall is complete without trips to Camp Rosie!

And decorating pumpkins!

When I told the babes to pose with their pumpkins Hank said I'm going to pretend to be dead, Mom!

So what could top painting pumpkins, and pumpkin patches?

How about a Taylor Swift concert with your bestie?

And your moms tagging along?

Seriously, So. Much. Fun.

Ricarda and I always get together for a "Spooky Sleepover" this time of year so we had the basement set up for the girls when we got home.

Love them so much.

We wrapped up October with trick or treating with my sister's kids in our neighborhood.  Hank insisted on being a "Charlie Brown" ghost until 5 minutes before time to trick or treat.  Then he was sad he wasn't a ninja.

Shane stayed home to hand out candy and my BIL drove me and all the kids around on the golf cart.  

Why you might ask?? Because momma fell and broke her foot and am wearing a super cute black boot for the next few weeks. Oops.

Maybe that means I'll finally have more time to blog?

Anyone else super sad to be taking down a few Halloween decorations...

Bye Bye cute little Halloween plates and cups..

Bye bye kid's little corner in the playroom..

See you later "witches brew" coffee station.

Don't worry though! My pumpkins stay out until Thanksgiving!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Recap…Also Known as Too Many Pics at the AG Store

Woohoo!! Carsyn's birthday weekend finally arrived and we headed to Nashville to check out their new American Girl Store.

First, we celebrated at school with ice cream and sprinkles and I got to read a book favorite to Carsyn's class.  We chose Camila the Cupcake Fairy because Camilla turns five just like Carsyn.

We were in the car that week discussing what book we would read and she said "Mom, can you do me a favor?  When you come to class can you not wear your workout clothes?  And maybe wear cute shoes and makeup?"  Guess we are entering the phase where mommy's appearance matters too.

Poor kid.  I obliged that day, but am proud to say I rocked the "mom uniform" yoga pants this morning. 

Rosie and I picked the kids up from school Thursday and headed straight to Nashville.

We had dinner at The Factory, our favorite place and took our pics on the big rocking chair.

(We missed you May family!)

We got into our PJs and got some sleep before the big day.

We went to the store first thing and had such a wonderful experience.

Rosie hooked Carsyn up with some Grace goodies.

And I sat with Hank a little while he blatantly ignored everything in the store and played manly games on the iPad.

We had lunch at the cafe.

And had a quick wardrobe change before leaving.


Saturday afternoon we met some friends for froyo.

Couldn't leave home without our sisters.

Finally, on Sunday we headed to EKY for Kyria's glammed up spa party birthday.  

Love these littles so much.

And this gorgeous momma too.

And to think, we still have Carsyn's birthday party this weekend!