Fun Little Moments

Fun Little Moments

Just recapping some photo-worthy little moments.

Remi begged for me to paint her toes…and she wanted them rainbow. So we used all 4 colors! She was so excited. I sometimes think about things do to, like big exciting things, and forget how happy these little things make her. Here’s to more of the little happies this year!


One evening (while we were still on Christmas break) Gigi had a bonfire at her house for her life group girls…and Ty and Remi went. I had a headache, so I stayed home. But she had a blast. And she looked precious before they left! ha!


Cheesy smiles…but Tyler and I had a date night in.  We grilled steaks, watched some DVR shows and cleaned out the mud room.  Not very romantic, but very necessary. Here’s to date nights however they come!


We’ve had unseasonably warm weather (which, honestly, Arkansas can really go either way) but we get January afternoons in the 60s. We take full advantage. “Daddy, swing me higher!”


Christmas Day Excitement

Christmas Day Excitement

Christmas Eve, we did the exciting things- left out cookies, milk and carrots for Santa and the reindeer…and Remi went to bed excited that Santa was going to come!

When she woke up, she came in our room like normal. I was expecting “Santa came!” but she almost didn’t notice. I had to ask her “Did Santa come? Let’s go see!”

I think she was bummed that he came in the night (and she didn’t get to see him!). But once we sat down and looked at the remnants (cookie bites left behind….the toy he left) she was excited.

She got her Santa toy- the Peppa Pig house she asked for, and then we told the grandmas to come over. The nice thing now is that they both live like 5-10 minutes away!

So we quickly passed out presents in a gift-covered living room and started opening.

We took our time and enjoyed giving each other gifts. We often had to pause and open a present for Remi and let her play while we all took turns opening.


After gifts, I made homemade donuts (from canned biscuits…so easy and SO good), and sausage balls.



We played and then napped…and then Tyler asked me if I wanted to go hunt with him.

I said ok, so he arranged the grandmas to watch Remi and we suited up and headed to the woods.

It was my first time in a tree stand. I was a bit tense so high off the ground, but I enjoyed our time together.


All we saw were squirrels and owls, but it was a gorgeous day, so it wasn’t wasted!


That evening, Remi played with ALL of her new toys.

Favorites include her new kinetic sand and her big bowl of Orbees!  Who knew like 3 tablespoons of Orbeez would grow to be so huge?! It’s an 8 quart bowl!


She got lots of dress up dresses, and she made lots of costume changes.


And Kelsey gave her this unicorn crystal-growing kit. Well, it didn’t grow any crystals, but she still enjoyed painting it (I don’t think she even knew it didn’t work right ha!).

She loves creating!


We are so thankful that this year we got to share with her the reason for the season. She totally knew that Christmas was Jesus’ birthday and that we give gifts because of the gift of Jesus. I’m so grateful for that gift, and the chance to share it with her!

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas, too!

2019 Christmas Parade

2019 Christmas Parade

While we were in Dallas, our hometown had their Christmas parade. We’ve talked about her riding in it from her county fair pageant win (though our hometown would let just about anyone in the parade!), and I didn’t want her to miss out just because I was gone.

I was so sad to miss it, but I was glad she had a blast.

Tyler borrowed a vintage convertible from some family friends, but it was misting and cold, so they kept the top up.


They got Remi looking SO cute in her crown and sash.


So many friends sent me pics and videos- which I was so thankful for.

Remi said she LOVED throwing candy and yelling “Merry Christmas!”

She was also thrilled when she saw people she knew. I heard ALL about her seeing momma’s friends and Lillian. She loves Lillian.


The parade ends at the square, where Santa lives, so she was on the lookout for the big man.


And she found him!  He picked her up and carried her around for a minute (which I totally heard ALL about- I think it was a highlight for her!)


This was the best pic I got of the three of them riding. I love it!


Merry Christmas (card) from Us!

Merry Christmas (card) from Us!

Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!