"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Monday, May 19, 2014

{Ali's Bachelorette Party!}

For the future Mrs. Nick Lewis...
 ...my sister and FRIEND...
 ...the one who loves to pamper herself just as much as I do ;)...
 ...who has a smile so beautiful and genuine that it reminds me of sunshine and rainbows...hehe!...
 ...who is LOVED by so many...
 ....who has simply AMAZING skin, btw...:) :) :)
 ...and is about to marry her VERY BEST FRIEND!!!!...

To that AMAZING girl...

I hope you enjoyed your "last fling before the ring" as much as I did!


Pin the lips on the hunk! Hehe!

Matching PJ'S


An unexplainable incident with shrimp...in the bathroom...and it's TOO hard to explain!

Hey, Nikki!


Kissy for Sissy! LOL!!!

"Is this those carpenters?"

Gas Station...another one that's hard to explain. HEHE!



...and lastly...your Bachelorette Party is SOOOOO NOT cool unless you get thrown out of the Anderson Mall. By a Barney Fife look-a-like. Who tells you to call your ride. And desperately wants to show his "mall rules" because it's the most action he sees in months. Dude, I've been driving for 15 years!


I love you girls!!!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

{Almost there, Chloe Bug!}

Chloe is trying SO HARD to crawl!!!
 She's got her belly off of the ground but she just hasn't quite figured out how to make her legs and arms move her to the next place :) She just rolls around until she gets to where she wants to be!
Hi guys!
  So....yesterday I got absolutely NOTHING done in Chloe's room or closet--BUT...I did get lots of shopping done for Ali's bachelorette party this weekend!
 You people better be ready to EAT! HAHA!

Someone woke up super happy, as usual!
Ready for a rainy day inside playing with my Chloe Bug!

That comb-over, tho!!!

Starting my summer class tonight---and looking forward to it mostly because I love seeing my friends :)


See ya tomorrow!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

{Pool Party}

 There's something about swimming, no matter what your age, that leaves you sleepy
 And HUNGRY :) But thanks to lunches like these, I'm down to 140 lbs!!! So, since May 1st, I've lost almost 5 pounds. I hope to make my pre-pregnancy weight of 137 by June 6th, when we leave for our beach vacation. My ultimate goal is 130 but as I've mentioned in prior post...slow and steady wins the race. I have to squeeze in my fro-yo at Sam's on a (not-quite-daily) basis :)
 Little bit was hungry, too! And Glory is ALWAYS hungry...hehe!
 Busted out the color run headband for errand running (that was the most FUN day, ever!!!)
 And guess who that is under that mask?!
 It's Makayla :) We had a girls spend the night party! She loves holding Chloe! She was in the middle of singing a song to her in that picture. As she says, "my songs always calm her down"...how sweet!!!
 And now...time for that pool party I mentioned earlier! Hats and tents for sun protection (I know...I'm such a nerd...lol!)
Makayla is such a hoot. In this picture, instead of "cheese", she said "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!"
And in this one, "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!"
And in this one, "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!"

 Not sure where that one came from! She makes me laugh....CONSTANTLY!
Chloe LOVES the water and we all loved our new pool from Sam's. It's HUGE and a great deal for $40 if anyone is in the market for one :)

One more thing before I go and FINALLY finish sorting thru and organizing Chloe's clothes and closet....

(finished our closet yesterday...yay me!)

I was rocking Chloe to sleep Monday night and Makayla was sitting beside me on the floor playing with something. She pooted and laughed and said "excuse me"...and just moments later, Chloe pooted and we all laughed. Then Makayla said "Don't worry, Laura. You'll poot at midnight, right?"

Well,----I said,----I guess it's always a possibility! HAHAHA! She CRACKS.ME.UP!!!

That's why kids are so GREAT!

See ya tomorrow!


Monday, May 12, 2014

{My 1st Mother's Day!}

 Travis and Chloe started the day off sweetly with a bag of donut holes and this BEAUTIFUL Pandora bracelet with a special 'mom' charm. It just made my heart SO happy!!!

I'm such a sentimentalist so I can't wait to add special charms every year. I really will cherish this forever!

On my way to church for my 1st Mother's Day :)
A little gift they gave us at church
After church, we went to E-town for a Mother's Day cookout. It was HOT but super fun :)
A lovely lunch...

...celebrating MOMS :)
...Meagan's 17th Birthday and cousins having such fun!
Piggy back rides...
So much love.So much fun.So much more to look forward to!!!

I LOVE being Chloe's Mom!!!!

Lots to do today---

Plant the rest of the garden

Plant my new gerber daisy from Aunt Fran :)

Take Chloe on a walk/exercise


That's ALWAYS on the list---hehe!

See ya tomorrow!