11.30.2011

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday, and to one tired mama!  I will be linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday…
For whatever reason I have been lacking the energy to put any effort at all into getting dressed.  A normal day the past few weeks has been me in sweatpants + a tee...  Why it might not be appealing, it is very comfortable.  And I guess I have chosen comfort over cuteness...  I'm trying to get back on track, so maybe next week I will have more than one outfit to post.  We shall see!
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Dress: Adrianna Papell (Nordstrom)
Sweater Wrap: BCBG
Booties: Alfani (Macy's)
Clutch: Coach
Tights: Nordstrom
Ring: Target
Bracelet: Express
***This picture was taken at the end of the night, or early Saturday morning around 3:00.  So it's not the best picture, but it is the only one I have of the dress...

This is the dress I wore to the wedding we attended this past weekend.

Happy Hump Day, and cheers to a beautiful day!
xoxo, Shanna

11.29.2011

A night away...

Howdy, how ya been!?!  Me, I'm here!  A little tired from the VERY packed holiday weekend, but I’m alive and did make it.  I was probably a little grumpy come Sunday, but you know what it's okay.  I had been going pretty much non-stop the entire month of November, who wouldn’t be a little grumpy!?!
The husband and I had our first night away from the kiddos this past weekend.  I have to say it was nice, it was nice getting to have one on one time (that we don't hardly ever get), it was nice not having to be in constant parent mode, and it was nice getting to be with our friends to celebrate the wedding of two of our closest friends.
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***The husband doesn't like this picture, but it's the only one I have of us...  He looked so handsome in his tux!

It was a beautiful wedding, the bride was gorgeous and the groom was handsome.  We have known these two for at least seven - eight years, and we consider them family.  I’m so happy for them, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.
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***The bride & groom***
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As I did enjoy the night away, I was very excited to see my babies the next day.  Don’t tell anyone, but I think they missed me a little and were happy to see me too!  It’s just a feeling I got…
I did tell the husband that we need to do this again (soon).  It has been WAY too long, since we have gone out and acted immature, and sometimes I think you need to act immature, don’t you!?!  We celebrated, danced, talked, laughed, toasted each other, and didn’t worry about the problems of life!
Cheers to the happy couple!  And it's almost bedtime, I'm ready for bed, I need to sleep for like 72 hours...
Goodnight sweet angels!
xoxo, Shanna

11.25.2011

One tired turkey...

I made it through Thanksgiving, barely, but I made it!  My family wasn’t even out of the house good, before I was climbing in my bed.  All I could think was, I had a small window to take a nap, before my little diva woke from her's.  Pretty sad, I know…  But I was up with two sick kiddos throwing up the night before, and it was after 1:00 in the morning before I got settled on the couch (after washing two different loads and having to handwash two blankies), to be woke up by the husband wanting to know why we were sleeping the couch…  Really, can we talk about it later!
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***Waiting on family to arrive***

Our Thanksgiving was very nice!  My husband out did himself getting all the side dishes together.  I know he was beyond tired himself since he worked the night before and didn’t get home until 5:00 in the morning.  But he we pulled it off.  It might not have been with the same class of my Nana’s, but we were all together, and everyone left with full bellies .
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***Sissy getting to sit at the kiddie table for the 1st time***

I truly have so much to be thankful for, and sometimes I (like most people) lose sight of what is important at times.  It’s easy to do when you're feeling sorry for yourself.  But at the end of the day, I’m always reminded, by two sweet babies, what is important.  I try not to take my blessings for granted, as I’m so thankful for them all.

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Yesterday morning as I was getting the kiddos ready (half asleep), I was talking to them about all the things that we are thankful for.  I’m pretty I was talking to myself, and that they didn't understand one word I was saying, but hopefully one day they will.

Family traditions are very important to me, and always have been.  I’m trying my best to following the traditions that my Papa & Nana put in place, as family get togethers are now being held at our house.  As the food and company are the same, it is so different not have the holiday dinners at my Papa & Nana’s house.  But, I’m so very thankful that my Nana was able to be with us yesterday.
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Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving yesterday!  No Black Friday shopping for us…  I have a wedding I have to start getting ready for.  I just hope I can fit into the dress still, after all the food I have consumed.

Cheers to it being Friday!
xoxo, Shanna

11.23.2011

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello to the day before Thanksgiving!  I can’t believe it is the day before Thanksgiving…  What has happened to this year?  It has truly flown by!  In a few weeks we will be entering the New Year, and I do hope it will be better than this year.  As I am thankful for everything that we have been blessed with, I’m not thankful for the health problems that I have been blessed with this year, nor is my wallet.

I will be joining The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
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***Being silly***

Tee: Hanes
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: Express
Belt: Gap
Moccasin: Minnetonka


Top: Target
Cardigan: J Crew
Jeans: Levis
Belt: Gap
Oxfords: Target
Two precious kiddos, all mine:)

Hope whatever your plans might be for Thanksgiving that you are blessed with family!  If you are traveling, hope you and your family have safe travels! 
Gobble, Gobble!
Happy Hump Day!  And cheers to a long weekend, even though mine is booked solid, it will be spent the entire time with loved ones!
xoxo, Shanna

11.22.2011

A free evening...

Who has a free evening... 
That would be me, and at the moment I have to say I’m BORED!  I guess this is what happens when you are use to two little ones running around your house that constantly keep you entertained.  So what to do, watch all the movies I have on the DVR that are taking up space, rent a movie, take a long bath, or just go to bed to make-up for the lack of sleep I have been getting lately?  What should a girl do, maybe a little of each…
I’m a little stressed (I’m really always stressed), but right now I’m REALLY stressed!  We have so much to accomplish over the next few days, and I just hope to make it through the next few days.  Tomorrow we have a wedding rehearsal, then my family is coming over on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner (we haven’t gone to the store to buy anything for dinner, don’t even know what we are fixing), then the actual wedding on Friday, and Sunday we will have be having Thanksgiving with the husbands side of the family.  I’m really stressed about how we are going to be pull off Thanksgiving on Thursday, and then me making it through everything we have planned.
What are your plans for the Thanksgiving Holiday?  Will you be going shopping on Black Friday?
Happy Tuesday, and toast to an evening to myself!  Just what to do…
xoxo, Shanna

11.21.2011

It's overrated...

Sleep is overrated…
Who needs it!?!
Apparently not I!
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This cute little girl has had me up the past two mornings before 4:00!
I feel like I have already put in half a day, and it’s not even 8:00 yet.  It is going to be a really long day.
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***You are just too darn cute, even at 4:00 in the morning!

But little girl, if you pull this again tomorrow, your daddy is getting up with you, not ME!  So don’t be calling MAMA, you better be calling DADDY!
Happy Monday!
xoxo, Shanna




11.19.2011

Mama's boy...

I love this little boy so much!  He's my baby boy, and always will be.  And for now, he is a mama's boy...  It's kinda funny, in the mornings he won’t little daddy get his milk or help with anything.  He says, no daddy, no daddy… Over and over…  While daddy might not find it funny, I do.  And for the time being, I'm over the moon that my baby boy wants his mama.  
I know there is going to come a time, when this will change...  But for now, I'm going to hold onto him as tight as I can, and savor every moment.
Its okay, the little girl is all about her daddy, and wants little to do with me most of the time.  I guess that is how it goes.


My nephew’s 1st birthday party was a success, everyone had a great time. 


 He is just too cute, he seriously makes me want to have another baby...  He reminds me a little of my baby boy, with his smile, and the way his face lights up when he smiles and laughs...

And thanks to my Aunt & Uncle for coming over, I was able to enjoy a much needed nap.  As usual I was up most of the night last night.  Hopefully my doctor will be able to do something about this on Monday when I go in for my treatment…
We are calling it an early night, both kiddos are already asleep.  I don't know what to do with the free time, watch a girl flick, have a glass of wine, or go to bed.  Since my eye lids are heavy, I guess going to bed will be what ends up happening.
Happy 1st Birthday  J! 
Goodnight sweet angels!
xoxo, Shanna

Here I go, here I go, here I go again...

Here I go, here I go, here I go again…
Girls what’s my weakness, MEN…
Okay then chillin’ chillin’ mindin’ my business…
Who doesn’t love a little Salt & Pepper on a Saturday morning!?!
This segment is about you guessed it, my weaknesses…  That are keeping me from losing the weight I would LOVE to lose.
M&M's Mint Chocolate Holiday Mix Candy 11 Ounce BagFIRST, have you tried the new Mint M&M’s?  OMG, they’re that good.  They’re melt in your mouth pure goodness!  I would have loved to have shared with you, so you could have tried it for yourself, but I ate them all, yes all TWO bags!  Someone (not going to mention any names à BeeBee) bought me TWO bags…   I like crave them, like in the middle of the night wake up wanting them.  They are a must try, but be careful, they are addicting.
SECOND, I love onion dip.  I ate a ton of it when I was pregnant.   I guess I should have just eaten plan salt, it would have been cheaper.  I mean, I clean the bowl to where there is nothing left, its finger licking good!  So, we had some for the little man’s birthday party, and I just finished the last of it, yes for breakfast, don’t judge.
 
AND, we have a birthday party today, where there is going to be more sweets.  I need to go to sweets rehab, or meetings for my addiction to sweets.
What are your weaknesses?  Please share, I want to know that I’m not alone here.  I never use to have this problem, but since having kids, my eating habits have gone to you know what, in a big way.  I’m trying to find my way back, to the healthy Shanna, but it is so HARD!
That’s all I have on this fine Saturday morning.  Hope your Saturday is filled with Mint M&M’s and Onion Dip, mine was!  It will also be filled with screaming kids, and cupcakes or cake, either way it will be filled with sweetness…
Happy Saturday!
xoxo, Shanna

11.18.2011

weekly recap...

Hello Friday, boy am I ready for bed.  This has been one LONG week, and each day I have felt like I could barely make it through the day. The lack of sleep is definitely taking its toll on me. I don’t have a problem falling asleep; it’s staying asleep that is the problem.  I feel like I could go to bed right this minute and sleep thru Sunday…  But of course that isn’t going to happen, if I am able to sleep thru the night, I will be woken up bright and early by two little ones that will be ready to start their day, full of energy.
We have another full weekend, with a birthday party tomorrow and a family get together on Sunday.  My mother-in-law is in town, so we are trying to take advantage of all the time we can with her before she heads back home.  And the husband has to work all weekend, so that means it is going to be an extra long weekend for me.  Do I have any takers that would like to come over and help?

I didn’t do a weekly recap last week, since I busy planning a birthday party.  But let’s just say last week I was down another pound from the week before.  This week, I’m up a pound from the week before.  So you do the math, I have gained two pounds in a week, thanks to cupcakes, a cookie cake, candy, a cake, ice cream and cookies…  And we will be having more sweets tomorrow!  Pretty much all I have eaten this week is sweets, so no need for me to list it out and embarrass myself, you get the idea for breakfast, lunch and dinner I was consuming some kind of sweet treat vs real food.  I have been drinking lots of water, so I will give myself a slap on the back for at least continuing to drink water.  I hope to get somewhat back on track this week, but with it being Thanksgiving (I can’t believe we are a few days away from Thanksgiving), I’m sure a lot of comfort food will be consumed.  But I’m going to try hard to be good.
I’m saying goodnight, I can barely keep my eyes open to type this post, and my daughter is in bed screaming.  
  Cheers to the weekend!
xoxo, Shanna

11.17.2011

Happy birthday to my sweet baby boy...

Today my sweet baby boy is THREE!  I can’t believe you're already THREE!  I’m so proud of you; you have accomplished so much over this past year.  You're truly one laid back, caring, passionate little fella…  I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday, and all the emotions that ran through my body.  When I first saw you, my heart skipped a beat, I was so in love.  Butterflies filled my stomach; I was so excited to meet you.  I remember them taking you to the nursery and me staying up the entire night until they brought you back to me, so we could be together.  We are forever bound together, and you will always be my baby boy.  The love I have for you, runs so deep, it hurts at times.

I knew today would be an emotional day for me.   I’m not ready for you to be THREE!  I reflect back, and miss that chunky little monkey of mine.  Now you have slimmed down, talking back to me at times, and holding hands with a girl (which I don’t approve of).
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I hope your day is filled with LOVE, and I hope you know how much you are LOVED!

I’m so thankful that God choose me to be your mother.  I LOVE you so much, and here’s too many more birthdays sweet boy!

Happy Birthday my sweet baby boy!
***This was my baby boys first favorite song!  We use to listen to it over and over, and over and over...  I miss those days!
xoxo, Shanna



11.16.2011

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday and to the heat wave that has hit Texas!  Here we are in the middle of November, and we are having 80 degree weather, only in Texas can it be 40 degrees one day and 80 degrees the next.  It’s been a crazy week, we celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday over the weekend, and he had a great time.  And it seems the celebration has continued thru the week.  I remember when I got excited over my birthday, and would try to drag it out the entire month.  My how times have change, now I just try to avoid the whole getting older thing all together!
I will be joining The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
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Top: Target
Cardigan: Target
Jeans: Express
Boots: Target
Scarf: Target
Belt: Gap

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Top: J Crew
Pants: Express
Sandals: Target

Cheers to it being Wednesday.  Not that I’m rushing my life away, but I’ ready to be done with this week already.  I’m not sleeping too well or should I say not sleeping at all it seems (which I don't understand, because I dead tired), so I'm looking forward to my treatment on Monday.  I also know that Thursday is going to be an emotional day for me, since that's my son’s actual birthday.  Yes, I will be the mother crying like a baby…
Happy Hump Day!  Hope you’re having a fabulous day/week!
xoxo, Shanna



11.13.2011

A traintastic party...

What a traintastic weekend we have had!  We celebrated my baby boy’s 3rd birthday, and it was a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends!
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I don’t know about you, but I always get EXTREMELY stressed out, when it comes to the birthday parties.  I want them to be so perfect, that I end up stressing myself and everyone else out.  And at the end of the day no matter what they're always perfect, due to the family and friends that come together to help us celebrate.  But until the actual day arrives, I always stress out about the decorations, food, and making sure I have enough in place for everyone to have a great time.  So yesterday, I was really stressed and I think it showed more than usual for whatever reason.
Here is a little glimpse into our day…
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Just a few of the decorations, I hope Thomas the Tank Engine would be proud…
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The kiddos having fun…
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The little man enjoying his day…  But he gets so shy when it comes to everyone singing him Happy Birthday!  It’s so cute to watch him be so bashful…
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And the day wouldn’t be complete without this adorable baby girl!
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All in all, it was great day!  And thank you to everyone, that helped make his day perfect!
Baby boy, I hope you had a great time.  We love you so much!

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Hope whatever your plans might be, for this beautiful fall Sunday, that you're having a traintastic time!  We are going to take it easy today, and play with all the wonderful gifts we received.  We have more train tracks than we know what to do with.  So our Sunday with be full of Thomas the Tank Engine, and a little Chuggington on the side.
Cheers to a wonderful and blessed weekend!
xoxo, Shanna

11.10.2011

Someone has a crush...

You see this sweet baby little boy…
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He has his first crush…

He’s been saying Kate, a lot lately.  And I just thought he was referring to his cousin Kate.
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Little did I know, he has been holding hands and running around with a little girl at school, which happens to be named Kate.  The teachers think it's so cute…
Me the MOM, not so much!
You are suppose to be playing with your trains, not worrying about holding hands with little girls...
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Little man, I feel a little betrayed here.  I already told you (and everyone else pretty much), no girlfriends until you are 50!  And yes, I’m dead serious! 

  Can someone tell me what happened to this little boy?

  And when you find him, tell him I want my baby back, pretty please!  I’m not ready for female friends, and you getting excited about going to school because you are going to see Kate.
Sweet boy, I sure do LOVE you! 
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xoxo, Shanna





11.09.2011

The 1st haircut...

Today we took the plunge and got the little girls haircut…  To be totally honest, I wasn’t ready to do this.  I don’t understand why this was so hard for me, and why I have waited so long, but I have.  I'm not ready for her to be a toddler, even though she already is. 
Here is our before photo…
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And a few in between…
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And the precious after…
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Sweet angel, I sure do love you!  But for goodness sake, please stop growing up so fast!
Goodnight sweet angels!
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xoxo, Shanna

What I Wore Wednesday...

Hello Wednesday, hello to another day, and to the cool front that has come in.  Hope everyone is having a nice week.  I have a lot to do this week, with my son’s birthday party being this weekend.  I can’t believe my little man is getting ready to be three.  Can someone please tell me where the time has gone, and why can’t it slow down just a little!?!
I will be joining The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
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Sweater: Express
Skirt: Express
Bracelet: Express
Cocktail Ring: Target
Shoes: Macy's

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Dress: Target
Tank: Banana Republic
Leggings: Target
Flats: Liz Claiborne
Necklace: James Avery
Hat: Hurley
And one sick baby boy:(

Cheers to it being Wednesday, and only having one more day left of work this week, and getting a three day weekend.  Love me some three day weekends, how about you?
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xoxo, Shanna