Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

We packed a LOT into Memorial Day weekend, so I have split it into two parts.

Saturday morning started off bright and early with a 5k with some coworkers. Becca and I had matching shirts made. Since we knew we weren’t going to be the fastest- they say “I run like a 90’s slow jam”

We got lots of compliments on them! (PS. My friend who made them has them for sale here).


We also met up with our coworkers Daysi and Ashlyn. So fun to do this together (though Daysi and Ashlyn were faster than us!)


After the run and a quick shower, we went to brunch together. Remi was SO funny this day. She was adamant that she wanted a dish pictured on our table- it was pancakes with fruit and bacon. She didn’t care about the pancakes, but she wanted fruit and bacon and “sour cream” (which was whipped cream).  She and daddy also enjoyed coloring together.


And she wore her cape to breakfast, because she’s super Remi.


We stopped by the park at the dump (yes, our city dump has a fun park right outside!) and played on the equipment for a few minutes.


The park is (of course) trash and recycling themed, so you can drive a trash truck and slide down a trash can. ha!


She always LOVES the swings.


After the park, we went to a hair appointment where I chopped off my hair! 🙂 I love the new, easier to style, short do!


We spent the evening at my mom’s.  The pool water was a bit cold, but the view and the sunshine were awesome.


Sunday morning, Remi got into my makeup while I showered and she gave herself a 5 o’clock shadow. ha!


And we all matched in our red, white and blue and sunglasses. We had our friend Gabby take a picture in the nursery. Love it!


Part 2 coming tomorrow!

Playing Catch Up

Playing Catch Up

We had a busy couple of weeks, but here are the highlights of some fun inbetween.

One afternoon Remi asked to go to the park after school, so we agreed to a fun night. We stopped first for an early dinner (so we could play until it was time to go home), and Remi surprised us! She asked the server for chopsticks and USED THEM.

She amazes us every day.


Caitlyn came to visit after her graduation, and Steel Magnolias happened to be showing in the theaters for the 30th anniversary.  We LOVED seeing it on the big screen!


My work team had a fun team building day where we went to Lake Fort Smith and hiked about 6 miles on the Shepherd Springs Loop.  It was hot and mosquito-y, but it was a fun day with my coworkers.


We finally found some sunglasses that Remi likes to wear. Yes, they are little boys. No, I don’t care.


She was SO HAPPY to match daddy in her sunglasses and ride on the lawn mower with him.



Totally 80s!

Totally 80s!

A coworker’s wife was planning a fundraiser for their kid’s school.  He invited us to go, and we jumped on it.  The fundraiser was an 80’s prom! We didn’t have much lead time (this was the weekend after we returned from our cruise!) so we had to use the clothes we could find…instead of going all out on 80s prom attire.

I wore a sweater that my mom saved me months ago at our church’s clothes closet, and Tyler found a shirt at our thrift shop.

We had a great time dancing, eating yummy food and drinks and hanging with my coworkers.


They had fun bracelets and glasses set out. So OF COURSE we had to wear them.


It’s fun when your coworkers are your friends and you can have a blast together.

Close up of our looks.  My eyeshadoe and his gold chain.  I die.


We aren’t usually “fundraiser event” type of people, but it was fun to get out on the town for a good cause!

Work Halloween: Mean Girls

Work Halloween: Mean Girls

A lot has changed at work this year. Relaxing our corporate culture and allowing for a little more fun (and more jeans! Yay for a relaxed dress code!)

With the changes, we were able to dress up for Halloween and pay towards a fundraiser for a nonprofit. Our team decided that since Halloween fell on a Wednesday, that we would wear pink!

We got several team members in on the fun!

We had Janis, Damien, The Plastics, and Kevin Gnapoor (the mathlete!)

Our team did an AWESOME job dressing the part!

We had to have a little Plastics photo shoot

And with our amazing Janis! She nailed it.