Exciting Girls Day

Exciting Girls Day

Tyler was planning on hunting, so I scheduled a fun girls morning for Remi and I. (He ended up having terrible poison ivy, so he didn’t hunt…but he rested, so all good!).

We dropped the dogs off at the groomer and went to run around town with my mom.

At Remi’s request, we started at the park. She played for a good hour running around to everything.

But she WOULD NOT take a picture with us.

We did a little shopping, including a stop at Creative Kitchen. Remi HAD to have a cookie. Look at that cute turkey!

We hit up another store, lunch at Tacos 4 Life and Target before getting the call that the dogs were ready.

After nap, I headed to Tara’s to catch up with my friends while daddy and Remi played at Gigi’s house.

Tara jokes that her house is a zoo- lizards, dogs, cats and a bird. And Teddy bird loves to fly around. He landed on my head for a while. Tara says that means he loves me!

We all brought cheeses and snacks and made a board. It’s our friend group’s fave thing!

We all made plates and drinks and headed outside by the fire. We chatted and watched football- the perfect night!

I’m SO thankful for friends who can gather in our comfy clothes, spill EVERYTHING about life, encourage each other, laugh together. It’s just such a blessing.

And it was the perfect day. I spend a LOT of days alone right now, working at home still. It can feel lonely. So days where I’m full of people and laughter and life, I am grateful.


Tulsa Girls Trip

Tulsa Girls Trip

I headed back to Tulsa for another Hanson concert! I’m LOVING these socially-distanced shows! They are just so fun, and a great excuse to get away for a night.

This trip, I took my friends with me! Rachel and Brandy were down for some fun with me, and I was so grateful. Get you some friends who will go to a concert with you and have fun.

We got to Tulsa and had a great Mexican dinner. We ate outside all weekend because the weather was great. Brandy had to take a pic with the cute murals!

I made a Hanson jean jacket with some iconography from their albums. I loved it. It’s a work in progress- a few more patches are coming to me for it.

We headed into the show and had a fun night. They made me laugh- Brandy was taking pics and boomerangs of me dancing. 🙂 This show was all fan club music around their new album release, Perennial. It was SO fun!

We had a fantastic table. Right in the middle, like three tables back. I had a clear view of the entire stage. SO good!

We stopped on our way back to the hotel at Glacier, and then hit the hotel. We stayed up talking and laughing (and checking election results), and crashed. WE SLEPT UNTIL 9 AM, which is unheard of for any of us!

We laid around, eating breakfast chocolates and then we got dressed for brunch.

We had brunch at Que Gusto, and had DELISH empanadas!

After brunch, we hit a cute boutique, Trader Joes, grabbed a quick snack at Weber’s Root Beer and then drove home.

It was like a quick 24 hours away, but we had a GREAT time!


Halloween Part 2

Halloween Part 2

After the fall festival, we came home to change, and then we hit up our friend Avery’s birthday party. They live right down the road. I work with her parents and the girls used to go to daycare together. The party was SO fun- outside on their epic treehouse. The kids made slime and did a pinata. Old fashioned fun!

PS A slime bar was a HIT for birthday. They had premade slime and all these fun mix ins. Remi made like 3. She loved it.

And, of course, a Halloween birthday party calls for ALL the candy!

After this, we headed to Mimi’s for trick or treating. My mom lives in a small gated community, and they decided to host trick or treating for the kids in the neighborhood (and grandkids), and they were SO sweet.

Remi decided to be the Little Mermaid from the costume closet. We were a little past our prime for the day, but she had fun driving around the neighborhood from house to house. We had trick or treated at the park before with our community, but this was her first door to door experience.

We ate our traditional Halloween dinner of mummy dogs and caramel apples and CRASHED for the night.

It was such a fun day!


Fall Festival Fun

Fall Festival Fun

While we were there to pass out candy, we took turns walking Remi around to have some fun.

We HAD to do the bouncy house. A few times.

She did love passing out candy. We found many people wearing masks there, which was great. While we didn’t (a combo of outdoors and trying to maintain a social distance behind our table), we appreciated those that did.

Tyler participated in a Twinkie Eating contest (yuck! He hate like 8.5 Twinkies!), and then they had a costume contest. They let anyone enter and it was cute to see the kids in their costumes.

Remi LOVED this rabbit (he was a Twitch or something?) and he actually won his age group. He should have with this homemade costume!

Remi was SO funny onstage doing this funny tight lipped smile. But then she took a bow and it was adorable.

Tyler and I both entered the adult category.

When they announced we had tied for the adult category, we took Remi on stage with us (because the kids had already won, and she didn’t win, so we let her get back on stage and get our award.

But then they announced the overall Mayor’s favorite, and she won! She was SO excited!

I’m so glad we decided to not only attend the fall festival, but to participate. It was a fun way to show off our costumes, interact with community (safely) and enjoy the day. Halloween on a Saturday was a marathon, so check back next time for the rest of the day!