Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Mommy Loves New Clothes and Meeting Goals!

That's right! What mommy doesn't love new clothes? I know that I do. I thought I had an opportunity to try them on before the boys got up this morning. Wrong! Carter got up first so I went ahead and got him off to preschool. I had to persuade Caleb that the remote control in our bedroom was much more interesting than mommy trying on clothes and he bought it for a few minutes. Ha! If you follow me on Instagram then you've already seen these pics. Now that I have my own little dressing room I figured why not take pics?! So, I did.

Kenzie Dress from Kiki La'Rue

Calley Henley top from Kiki La'Rue

I know I said to stay tuned on the mint jeans. I didn't have time to put them together with the things that I wanted to. Laura did a post on how she is going to be wearing hers today. Check it out. I am thinking maybe a denim top or ivory sweater with brown boots or black sweater with black boots. There are really a lot of combos for them. I even thought about trying to find a navy blue shirt or sweater. Laura did a red top with hers and I really liked that too.

So, yesterday I mentioned my goals for 2013 and how I have met some of them already. My first goal was to work on my relationship with God and becoming a better Christian. I have already joined a women's bible study in my hometown, Covington. It is amazing! I am really excited about what is to come. It was good to do some singing, praying, and see some familiar faces. Long overdue! God is good! I am really excited that one of my BFF's will be able to come next week. She wasn't able to make it to our first meeting. I can't wait to see her!

Also, for 2013 I plan on traveling more. My cousin lives in Nashville and we are already talking about me and the kids coming for a visit. He means the world to me and I don't get to see him enough. We were neighbors growing up and for 30 years I have spent every Christmas Eve with him. It just wouldn't be right for us to go another year without seeing each other.

That's him, Nate! He was posting ugly pics of me on Instagram!

Next possible trip is one for our 5 year anniversary. It may not necessarily be on or even near our anniversary. It will all depend on childcare and how many empty seats are on the plane we are leaving on. It's been tight lately. May have to bite the bullet and buy a ticket. Ugh...just the thought! A few years ago, Brian and I went to Las Vegas. We had so much fun. One of his best friends was living there at the time so that made it even better but he and his wife have moved back here now. We are talking about possibly going back out there. There is just so much to see and do there! We didn't get to see a lot of things that we wanted to. We stayed at New York New York. Don't get me wrong, it's very nice but we want to be closer to the action next time. We did a ton of walking last time. Maybe the Bellagio next time or The Mirage? We also didn't get to see any shows while we were there...bad tourists! Not even sure we'll head back out west but it's a good possibility. Here's some pics from our last trip there.
 The fountains at the Bellagio. I could watch them all day!
 Oh, yes! Louis Louis!
 Our room had a view of the valley
 New York  New York, where we stayed
 Lady Liberty, Vegas Style
At The Hard Rock Cafe. I love The Beatles!

Oh, I want to go back now I have been through the pics! We are also planning on taking the kids to Disney World in the fall, October'ish. I have heard it's wonderful around Halloween. The last time I went to Disney, Aubree was celebrating her 5th birthday. It's hard to believe that's been almost 6 years ago. Carter is so excited. After posting all of this I should call work and sign up for some overtime. Ha!
 Aubree with Snow White for breakfast
 Minnie Ears are a must!
 She loved Sleeping Beauty!
 Time out for you, Aubree! Haha!
 We were exhausted in this pic. 
 Birthday dinner with Cinderella at The Castle in The Magic Kingdom
The princess makes a wish!

In other news, I cooked homemade Chicken and Dumplings tonight via the crock pot...woman's best friend! I may need to share that recipe soon. It's delicious! 

Suggestions for where to stay, eat, and shows to see in Las Vegas? Shop Kiki La'Rue? You should! 


  1. We stayed at MGM when we went in May. But I would like to stay at Paris or Bellagio. I will have to send you an email...we did a ton of fun stuff!
    And please post that recipe! I love the crockpot!

  2. Oh my goodness I love those outfits! You match your blog! I love Kensie! Love that dress! Can't believe Aubree was so little!! I'm going to Vegad for my first time this year and staying at the Rio one of the times, this March and May. Can't wait! And chicken and dumplings is one of my favorites. I need to have meemaw make that soon. She makes some great homemade ones too. Guess I need to get that recipe. I was just sitting here thinking about vacations yesterday and thinking I needed to plan something for this year. I'm having beach withdrawals. I'm thinking we should all go to St Thomas again. That's the only time my dad had taken a true vacation besides NASCAR races lol. I wish I could get him to take off more but he said we would definitely take Carter to Six Flags year so I hope so. It would be good to see Aunt Beverly and Clifford and go. Haven't been to Six Flags in like 7 years now!

  3. Yes! please share that recipe! also, I want to go to disneyworld! we haven't taken the girls yet...but I'm thinking this may be the year...especially if I can find one of those deals where you pay monthly on it and have it all paid off before you go!

  4. Love that Kenzie dress! It's adorable. I stayed at New York New York in Vegas too. I liked it but defnitely agree that next time I'd stay closer to the action at Treasure Island, The Mirage, etc. Definitely share that chicken & dumplings in the crock pot recipe. I love easy crock pot recipes. Have a good weekend!

  5. I got the same exact dress for Christmas! Love it!

    We stayed at the Mirage in Vegas and really liked it! It's a fairly good location in my opinion.
    The only show we saw was Penn & Teller, and we really enjoyed it! I would have loved to seen a Cirque show too, but those show tickets can really drain your money fast!
    We ate at Spago, Serendipity, & Nove. Those were the only three places of note.

  6. What cute, cute, cute. Love that dress I might try to snatch it up. Adorable.