Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Pre-Weekend

Ah this weekend was pretty good! M was away at drill, which is never fun, but I made sure to have our weekend jammed packed and in my mind it was pretty darn good. Having M there with us of course would have made it that much better.

Friday started off with M watching the kids while I went to work and had a professional day. That means we attend meetings, input grades, clean the classrooms and plan for the upcoming months. My day was spent with meetings and dealing with the failure list. That is never fun. Ever. That afternoon I had plans to walk with our neighbor and see if we could get her labor started. She was 4 days past her due date at that point. We were not successful, but the hour long walk we had was amazing! It was awesome to relax and just talk about everything and nothing. It did my soul good!

Saturday morning we went to my mom's to swim for the last weekend of the season. The kids loved it. She also made dinner for us. She made meatloaf and baked potatoes. It was yummy!

That night we ended up going to an event at Oscar Shearer State Park. They were having a haunted trail event. We didn't go on the haunted trail, but they did have trick-or-treating for the little ones in a separate place. Booger and Pretty Girl LOVED it and had a great time! Booger even won in the costume contest. :) How cool is that??? We haven't gotten their Halloween costumes yet, so we borrowed some dress up clothes from M's parents house and it worked out perfectly. The weather was chilly but perfect as well.

She is NOT sure about all of this

I can't believe he won in the costume contest!

Sunday was spent at my mom's for a bit, swimming one last time, then it was time to head home, get laundry done and some of Booger's homework done. We finished the night up with spaghetti and a movie.

Overall, it was a great weekend.
Now on to getting all of the things needed for the kids various Halloween/"fall festival" parties coming up on Friday.
Have you done anything Halloween related?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Awesome new charms

I am so excited that we have such awesome new products now for Origami Owl. One of my favorite new additions are the military charms. I have been waiting forever for them to finally come out with them and now they are here. I am using mine in my new lanyard locket with some blue crystals. I know it's a large locket with not much in it, but I haven't had a chance to add other charms to that locket yet. I will have to find some time and see what I have to add. today also marks when our holiday products launch! How exciting is that??? I think it's pretty cool, but I am also in love with Origami Owl. I love being a part of this company!


Pink wrap bracelet with new black twist locket. It also includes my new Army charm and a few blue Swarovski stones

Lanyard Locket with blue face and snowflake window plate

I love the new products they keep coming out with! Some times there are too many to choose from.
What is your favorite Origami Owl product?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What a weekend (sorry it's a delayed post)

**This post was written on October 6th, but I was finally able to get the pictures done and uploaded to add to the post. Sorry for the delay**

Oh my what a great weekend we just had. Let me tell you it has been awhile since I have had such a nice weekend and the best part is we didn't do anything amazing. But it has been awhile and it was awesome.
Our weekend started off on Friday with dinner at a yummy restaurant called Luna's with M's parents and then cards afterwards. Us women won in cards, so that always makes for a nice night :)
Saturday M got up and went golfing with a family friend. I was afraid he would get rained out, but he was able to get a majority of the holes in before it started to rain again. He said he had a good time, which is what is important. While he was gone the kids and I went to lunch with my mom and her new significant other. He seems really nice and makes her happy, so that makes me happy :) It was nice getting a chance to see her and spend some time with her. I miss seeing her.
After lunch I was exhausted, I have no idea why, but I could not function to save my life and thought it might be a good idea to rip my throat out, because it was hurting so bad. Thankfully our children were awesome and played nicely while mommy dozed on the couch. That NEVER happens, but I felt better afterwards.  We had dinner at home and watched movies as a family that night. We all were asleep before 10pm (which is unheard of for us unless someone is sick)
Sunday we had planned to go shopping. Pretty girl can't seem to stop growing and so we needed some new dresses and shirts for her. (Her dresses look like shirts on her now) With the rain on Saturday, we had a cold spell come through. Let me tell ya, when it's 90 degrees with 90% humidity for that long, 72* feels pretty darn chilly. But it was a nice change :) I don't know how long it will last, but I'll take what I can get right now :) I made breakfast that morning (pretty darn good breakfast too if ya ask me) and we headed up to the outlet mall. I was expected a short trip with running into a few stores and getting what we needed and leaving. But let me tell you, my hubby was awesome! We spent a couple hours there and had a good time. :) We got everything we needed plus some. He told me I HAD to buy a pair of reef flip flops, that I would love how comfy they are. Let me tell you, I hated that I had to tell him he was right. But he was! I wore those puppies all over the mall and my feet didn't hurt at all! How crazy is that?!?! I got another pair of work shoes, and he bought me a beautiful watch. I didn't need a new one, but he informed me, watches aren't a "need" item and if I found one I liked, I could get it. How awesome? I love it! Plus you can't go wrong with a little bling, can ya???

Pretty girl got some really cute clothes from Carters and of course new shoes. Her shoes light up and I swear if we let her wear them to bed, she would have. :)
How could I say no to these??? I would probably wear them too if they came in my size :)
Booger got a new Transformer shirt and a new pair of shoes as well.
M of course got a few new pairs of work shoes and did an amazing job not getting annoyed with me and letting me shop and try on clothes. He really was awesome the entire day.
After the mall we headed to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. M has been telling me how amazing this place is for MONTHS. Finally we were up near it and he was awesome enough to take us there for dinner. Let me tell you, he was right! I love Outback, but this place was WAY better! The cinnamon butter on the rolls is just amazing!!! I was pleasantly stuffed and happy. We played cards at his parents house again that night.
Overall it wasn't a spectacular weekend, but it was still pretty amazing. I enjoyed every minute of it (except when I felt I was coming down with strep)

I love relaxing weekends! What makes an amazing weekend for you?