Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Beauty School

Whew, its been a whirlwind couple of weeks.  Let's backtrack to November 12th when me and 10 of my team members headed to Salt Lake City for the Young Living Beauty School.

On the plane with Cassidy and Shan

We got this awesome kit with lots of goodies inside.

Beth, Kim, Beth, Cassidy, Shan, Susan, Me, and Jennifer.

Good looking ladies trying out all the beauty products

Young Living gave us a brand new prototype to try out.....a personal face diffuser.

We take things very seriously.

We had a chance to make some fun items to take home.

Excited to try this lip scrub.

With the whole bunch.

Had a chance to get a picture with Gary Young.

So true!

Tried to get home on Sunday, Nov 15 but my flight kept getting delayed.  I was anxious to get home to see my boys.....because the next day I headed out for another adventure.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Windows and Walls

One positive to this whole house re-do is that its forced me to update some things.  I have had the same curtains in my living room for about 14 years so it was definitely time for an update.  We have this huge wall of windows.....which makes it tricky as far as drapes go.  Here is my fabric (draped over my couch)

Blank canvas

We laid the board out so that we could measure

My little helpers- my mom and Jason's mom.  Okay, who am I kidding?  They did the whole thing :)

I think they turned out pretty good.

Shawn and I celebrated 3 years on Tuesday. I have felt bad this week so there was no celebrating but he did bring me some pretty flowers.

I got a frame for our well picture......that we now keep by our kitchen sink.

This wall had one large painting on it......and I was ready for a change here too.

I decided to try a gallery wall.  These two are so funny!  Both of them think they know everything so watching them was quite entertaining.

Not completely finished but I think it turned out great so far.  I need something under the large sign and then I think its done.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween

I've said it before but Halloween just isn't as fun when your kids start picking out their own costumes.  
Really?  I have no words.

A zombie and a phantom.

Cooper still wasn't a 100% so we didn't go to as many houses this year.  Which is fine with me.  The less candy in our house, the better.

I loved listening to them say "thank you" and "have a good night."

The neighbor kind of freaked them out.  And this guy made them come right up to him in order to get candy.  They did it but they were definitely hesitant.

Every year, we dump both bags into the middle of the table.  And then we all pig out.  But since Cooper was still not great, he picked 2 pieces and we put it up.

That night, we got home and Cooper had put his mask over my diffuser......which was funny because the mist was coming out of its eye.  Silly boy!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Furniture Shopping

Since we had to take everything off the walls for the painters, I figured it was a good time to update some pictures.  I took these down....... these were taken one month after Jason died.  I remember trying so hard to fake a smile that day.  My head was spinning and I was wondering how in the world I was going to go on and raise these boys all by myself.  My heart was and still is, crushed.

I decided to use some pictures from our last beach trip.  I think they turned out good.

Got some black and whites of the boys for these frames in the hall.

October has been so busy that we haven't had a chance to do our annual pumpkin painting.  We started this when Hudson was really little.

Everyone had things to do that night- tests to study for, projects to it just seemed rushed this year :(

I had to represent Young Living :)

On Friday, Shawn and I ventured over to Dallas and went to Nebraska Furniture Mart for the first time.  Wow, its huge.

We were looking for a leather chair, which we found.  Unfortunately, it's out of stock (like every other thing we've bought for our house) so we have to wait a few weeks for it.  October has been the month of learning patience for us.

Next up was Ikea. Which we both hate but they have these certain organization tables that I need.  Doesn't this guy look excited?

I let sweet boy pick where we had lunch and he chose Sushi.  Definitely not my favorite but I found something I could eat.  He was in sushi heaven.

Starting to put one of the tables together.  We got 2 of them and this will hopefully be where Cooper builds his Legos and stores them when not using.  I feel like our house has been taken over!

Cooper came home from school not feeling well.  He called me twice from school but he didn't have fever and I was in Dallas.  I feel bad because he got home and looked horrible and slept most of the afternoon and evening.  I oiled him up every 20 minutes or so, diffused Thieves by his bed, had him drink lemon water, took a warm salt bath.....

......and thankfully he woke up looking like himself and showing me his new "accordion" (I keep telling him its called a recorder but he forgets) Praying he kicked that little bug!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sky Ranch

Yesterday, Cooper's 4th grade class at school took a day field trip to Sky Ranch.  Its about 2.5 hours from here.  He was excited to ride the bus with his friends even though they had to be at school at 5:30am.

A little tense at first but he finally loosened up.

Shawn went as one of the chaperones.

They got home around 9pm last night.  He had a great day!