Monday, November 18, 2013

CWA: Fun-filled Weekend

Thanking God for…
::an incredibly fun weekend with family and friends.
::the upcoming holidays because it means we get to spend more time with family and friends!
::little Linus feeling better. He had a good 3 weeks of not feeling well. Such a world of difference to see him being himself sans allergies/virus.
::my husband's job.
::dark chocolate with sea salt.
::water. It's so refreshing!

Looking out my window…

I can see cars that are getting off of work passing by, while the wind picks up and plays with all the little leaves that fall from the big tree outside our dining area glass doors.

I am praying…

I am praying for my boys, my husband, family, friends, friends who are pregnant, and for the many gifts I have to be thankful for.

I am pondering…

I cannot believe Linus is 9 months! He pulled up to a stand today! How is this happening already. He has a voice. He smiles. He laughs. He giggles and finds himself funny. He loves his brother. He loves being loved, held, and engaged with. He explores. He roars often (his brother taught him). He loves pick-a-boo. Squeals! And is 20 lbs of a-stinkin'-dorable!Love him! Love him! Love him!

I am reading…

Blogs. Playing catch-up. I drift in and out of being active on keeping my blog updated and keeping updated with other fellow bloggers that encourage and inspire me. So many wonderful women that are lovely mamas with such beautiful insight!

I am creating…

This post? Haha. Still trying to learn my camera better. So, we'll chart my photo attempts as creating memories.

I’m learning…

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter People and 'Halleluljah' is our song. ~ Pope John Paul II
I'm learning how wonderfully true this is! Also learning how beautiful so many people are and how their lives truly are singing Hallelujah! 

In the kitchen…

I have a crockpot curry chicken that I'm trying out. I'm pretty excited. Lots of goodies in the crockpot friend. will be pairing it with some Jasmati Brown Rice. Excited!
We just ate it and it was delicious!! New crockpot meal in the rotation. Woohoo!
I did everything except a few things. First, I did not put all the veggies in a food processor. Just left them chunky and chopped. I used one can of coconut milk not two. Also, I didn't do the red curry paste only because I forgot to get it. Haha. And, I accidentally forgot to add the sugar. Even without these, it was so yummy! Thanks, Heidi at The Busy Mom!

Around the house…

Yup, I'm with Jenny in this area. Little Linus was struggling with allergies and caught a virus at the end of the past three weeks. All this to say, we are definitely in recovery mode. Trying to catch up with laundry and life. Get back to our day-to-day.

I’m wearing…

I am wearing black leggings paired with a long sleeve charcoal grey sweater. It's comfy, cozy, and all things Texas Fall.

Look what I found…

Haha. Found this. And all I have to say is Whaaaaaa?

And I saw this a few months ago, but it was circulating Facebook again. It's so sweet. I could watch it on repeat! I love their love!

I am looking forward to…

THANKSGIVING! And, finding our home. We're house hunting right now. Pretty surreal. But, VERY exciting!

A favorite quote for today…

Teach us to give and not count the cost.
-St. Ignatius de Loyola

One of my favorite things…

How incredibly excited Bigfoot gets when family visits. It is like Christmas morning every morning waking up to those he loves so much but doesn't get to see as often as he likes. His face and heart light up. It's pretty beautiful. 

The week ahead…

Cleaning. Cleaning. Putting stuff away. Throwing stuff away. Cleaning. Washing. Washing. Washing. And, planning for THANKSGIVING!


I did a lot of capturing this past weekend. Uncle A and Bekah came to visit and we loved every moment! We miss them terribly and are so grateful they came all the way to come spend time with us!
Beautiful Bekah and Linus.
Although it looks like Bigfoot is trying to eat Linus he is actually giving Linus a big ol' kiss.
We went to Firewheel Saturday evening. This area has been our go-to evening stroll/dinner out.
A little bit of evening fall and our sweet boy.
Trips to Firewheel are just so much more complete when we treat ourselves to an Uptown Popcorn snack. they have the BEST dill popcorn EVAAA!
So many yummy choices!
It's hard enough for me to resist sticking my hand in these candy jars - I can't imagine how trying it is for Bigfoot!
Yup, candy jars and barrels. It's a happy place.
Welcome to my bookstore! Little one leading the way as we made our way to Barnes & Nobles. His library
Little bambino teething on the stroller strap.
Bigfoot thinks this large rolled up map is a vuvuzela. He picks it up every time we come here and he tries to blow in it too. 
Uncle A was amused.
So sweet! Bigfoot loved having Uncle A around.
He showed him the Thomas the Train station.
Beautiful Bekah again with Bigfoot showcasing his new smile.
Bigfoot smile in full effect with Uncle A on Sunday morning.
Love this picture! The boys had so much fun with Uncle A and Bekah. And, so did we! Thanks for blessing us with your love! Can't wait to see y'all again! XO


  1. Your pictures tell a fun story. How nice to have family visit. So sorry your little guy has been sick. It's no fun I know.

    1. Thanks, Jenny! We had such a nice time! Thankfully the little guy is feeling better and I love seeing it evidenced in his energy, smiles, and playfulness (all things that were near non-existent for a few weeks)!

  2. Pulling up to stand -- that's a milestone I truly enjoy. It's like they are starting to strategize and before you know it, they are running all over the place :-)

    Precious photos you have there, too!

    1. Thanks, Marcia! Yes, he is such a strategizer! I love watching his little self think through things. Can't believe we are where we are now!

  3. Great Almanac.
    great pictures.
    And house hunting is surreal. Good luck. I'll be praying for you.

    1. Thank you, Emily! Especially for the prayers! I find myself get discouraged here and there, but I'm really trying not to. I've been nagging so many saints for extra prayers the past few months too. lol God's Will be done.

  4. I'm so with you about the blogging thing, but we just do the best we can, right?! I'll have to check out your CrockPot recipe! I can never have enough good ones!


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