Friday, August 30, 2013

visit from my mom

My mom decided to come last week when I had pneumonia. Dave couldn't go to work since I couldn't get out of bed for a few days. So my awesome mom flew out to help me with the kids. 
 Before she came, I had a few awesome friends who had my kids over to play and brought me dinner. It was a lifesaver.
 My mom is such a fun grandma. My kids just love when she's here.
 And after a few days of her being here, I was able to put on clothes and make up and get out of the house once in a while. Here we are getting some frozen yogurt with the kids.

 Quinn had back to school night. Me and Dave both went with her (without Veda and Hendrix) which was so fun since we don't have one on one time with both of us very often!
 We played at the mall.

 and played in the backyard
 And went to lunch
 And my mom was able to go back to the doctor with me. Even though I was doing a lot better, I was having a lot of pain in my lungs, so I went back to the doc to check it out. We did a breathing treatment and I was given an inhaler and cough medicine (on top of my already 2 antibiotics). Pneumonia is no joke!
 My mom cooked and cleaned and cleaned some more. She's so awesome.
 We went for a walk together one night. I even tried running (like 1/4 mile) :)
 Then Quinn had her first day of school!! It was AWFUL!!! She cried a LOT and her teacher had to hold her back as I walked away. So sad.
 A morning at IKEA
 ice cream!
 We went to yoga with a couple of great friends.
 We tried out a new mall in Austin we had never been to before. They had a Lego store - which my kids obviously loved.

 Sweet grandma got them a cookie to eat on the way home from the mall.
 playing with new Legos
 And we went to the pool!
 The last night my mom was here Dave had a soccer game. She babysat so I was able to go. I never get to see Dave play, so it was great. We made a date of it and got some ice cream afterwards.
It was so fun to have my mom here. I don't know how I would have done it without her. I am doing better every day -- although still not 100%. I'm not sure when I will feel ALL better... but that's going to be a great day. I had to cancel my first half marathon that's in a few weeks since I won't be able to run it. (Hopefully the rest of my racing schedule won't be affected.) I have felt so much love and support while being sick, I am blessed to have awesome friends and siblings and a loving mother who help me. It's so nice to be feeling better. And it was great to be able to do some fun things with my mom before she left. She is coming for my birthday, so I get to see her again soon. Is it too soon to count down again? ;)

Monday, August 19, 2013


We went to the pool with some friends on Friday. It was our last outing before death took over my body. I think I went to Urgent Care 4 hours after we got home to find out I had pneumonia. The pool was actually the best I had felt all week! The worst obviously came after :) 

after this picture, Hendrix said "I posed for you mom!!"

 Just some fake smiles from Hendrix.
 Still such a handsome boy-- even when he's faking it.


Last week I colored my hair. See that little bit on my ends? There are a couple of sections on both sides that are now blonde underneath. Doesn't look like a big deal, but kind of was for me since I never change my hair color
Dave has always begged me to put some pink in the girl's hair. I FINALLY did. It's temporary- so it comes right out when I wash their hair. But they both loved it (Daddy too)

Some little monkeys at the park. Our friends from down the street have been in California for a whole month, so it was fun to play with them!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

cute kids bags and pneumonia (just the bags and kids are cute)

Veda sincerely wanted to hold Hendrix's hand
 He was holding firm against it...
 ahh!!! look at that fury. (He never gave in) :)
 Me and my friend both made these bags... they match
 Veda's dress in this picture, and the top pictures was made by me! Look at the darling heart buttons!
 And just a couple more of my little monkey

Maybe I'll have a chance to sit and blog since I'm on strict doctor's orders to REST. I have pneumonia! Crazy... I know.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This is the life

I've had a busy and fun few days!!

I went to San Antonio with a few girls from my ward to go to the Temple. I made a skirt really quick to wear that day.
 The temple is beautiful. It was a perfect evening and such a fun day.

Gold sparkly nails
See these DARLING neon yellow shoes that were calling Veda's name?!! I didn't buy them. I wanted to SO bad. But I resisted the urge. They were even on sale... and it is tax free weekend. But, I am holding strong to my challenge of not buying my kiddos clothes. (or shoes) :)

 In July a few friends and I did a squat challenge. It was awesome. Every day we had to build up more and more squats and by the end of the month we did 250 in one day. To celebrate our success and firm bottoms we went out for dinner. Only 3 of us were there to celebrate-- but we had such a fun time! Me and Allisa (The one with the crazy thumbs) even went to a movie after. I know I know... I'm wild and crazy going to a movie at 10 pm!
I went for a 7 mile run with my running group, then Dave set off for his bike ride. Then he called me a while later with a blown tire so I had to go get him :)
Hendrix was at a birthday party so Dave and I took the girls to lunch and to a toy store.

 Then, of course-- to the pool.
Crazy fun weekend! I have such awesome friends and such a fun family. Life is good :)