Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wha!! I am lovin' that!!

This post is kind of a brain dump wrapped up in things that I am lovin' right now!
Growing up, I think that you too may have heard of a little boy band, New Kids On the Block!

I know right, I totally loved these guys.  If you did not, please exit out of this post now!  I loved them and their "Right Stuff"!  I was "Hangin' Tough" with them throughout the years.... ya see what I did there, those were two of my favorite songs that they sang!  Obsessed much, I think so!  I even saw them in concert.  Ya see, they came to Bentonville way back in the day.  It was my first concert to ever attend.  I was escorted by my momma, one of my oldest friends, Amanda Bailey, and her momma!  Just a couple a girls out on the town!
The coolest thing about the whole night was walking home from the stadium, me, Amanda, and the mothers were standing on the corner getting ready to cross the street, when all of a sudden the NKOTB tour bus pulled up, and stopped!  It was totally meant to be!  I mean they stopped right next to us (okay, it was not totally meant to be, they had to stop because they were sitting at a red light, but whatev!)  What happened next will forever be imprinted in my memory.  The curtain on their tour bus moved, and there were some super cute faces.... Joey, Jon, Jordan!  I DIE!  They were smiling and waving... obviously at me and Mandie!  I mean, we were a couple a cuties.....

 just hangin' out on the corner with our mommas!  I am for sure there was a connection!  Ha!
Anyways, this brings me to the first thing that I am lovin'!  They are back, the NKOTB, but this time they are on a boat, and it is on t.v.!  Hello, DVR!

That is right, there is a new show that will be documenting the NKOTB on a cruise with hundreds of

their super fans (I guess I missed the boat)!  How am I just now hearing about this?

For now, I will just have to watch.  Can you imagine?  A fun group of your girlfriends (only the ones that know any of the words to some of their hottest songs:  Please Don't Go Girl, Step By Step, I'll Be Loving You, Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (didn't I??)! 
Who was your favorite?
I had a poster of Jonathan on my door.... he was super dreamy.

We would have made a pretty cute couple....just saying!
That brings me to my second thing....
was anyone else aware that Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlburg got married?

They also have a television show, I watched, and will continue to watch!  They are super cute.

I even cried during their show.  I have no idea why I was so emotional about it, but I was crying.  I am such a sap..
FYI, his best men.....

that's right, the NKOTB boys!

Is anyone else watching this?
So, I have been thinking more and more about my big health kick, and thinking (just thinking) about adding a bit of exercise to the routine!  I keep seeing these super cute athletic outfits from this new brand, Fabletics.

Have you heard of it?  These outfits are designed by Kate Hudson (love her), and your first outfit you order is $25.00.  Sounds like a deal to me.  I filled out the information on the site, and these are some of the outfits that were chosen for me....

love them.  Might even order them.  Possibly even use them to work out in okay, that is not probably going to happen, but I would look super cute lounging around the house in them!

Speaking of my health kick!  I am still loving Plexus.  I blogged a few months ago about Plexus, and I am still using the products.  So far, it has been the easiest and best thing that I have ever tried....

lost many inches, 20+ pounds, sleeping, more energy, my stomach issues have improved, and honestly, I just feel good about myself.  The fact that I am also doing the business part of Plexus too, has been a great thing for our family.  I feel different and I think that I look different (and I love that my clothes are fitting better)!  The other big thing that I have noticed fitting is my wedding band.  For over a year and a half now, I have only been wearing my engagement ring, and the wedding band that Aron gave me, just over the past few years has gotten tighter and tighter.  So, I had to retire it in my jewelry box.  Well, I was over the moon excited when I picked up the ring earlier this week, and placed it easily on my finger.... IT FITS!!

One of my favorite HGTV shows started back this past week... FIXER UPPER!
I love Chip and Joanna!

They take the worst looking house on the block and make it a fixer upper!  The homes that they have transformed have been a- maz-ing!

They are one of the reasons I started transforming my house!  Everything that they do looks so clean, and it is now what I am calling my "new style".

Then to end the day, my littlest little just came in and crawled in the bed....

then says the sweetest little words to me.....,"Momma, don't you just want to snuggle me and give me smoochies?"  Well hello, how can I resist a guy that approaches me like that!
I love him!

Monday, January 5, 2015


Christmas Time...
First of all, let me start my saying Christmas is over?  It makes me so very sad!  I just finished boxing up all of our Christmas d├ęcor yesterday, and honestly, I hate to put it all away.  Christmas is definitely my most favorite season of celebration.  The kids this year were so excited about Christmas!  Yes, we were "that family" that had the elf of the shelf, his name is Chippy, and the kids are still sad that he left with Santa on Christmas Eve... they know he will be back at the beginning of December next year!  They loved reading Christmas books, dressing in red and green everyday (okay, their mother loved doing that to them everyday), and they loved that the whole season is celebrated because it is Jesus' birthday (my littles love a great birthday, and His is the greatest of all)!  We were able to do so many things in December, and I am going to do my best at getting them all documented.

Our month started with a Christmas party at the school.  I volunteered to help, and Aron took the day off, and then I volunteered him to help too (your welcome husband).  FYI, the kids loved having him there, they were super surprised and loved showing him off to their friends (I kinda understand how they feel, I love showing him off too!)

A fun and new thing that we did this year, is the school had a "Breakfast with Santa Claus"....

Well, Sophia loved getting to have a meal with St. Nick and then sitting on his lap and discussing how she had been a very sweet girl all year.
Brayden on the other hand, found Santa to be less than appealing, and felt his time was best spent sitting on the floor about 10 feet away from him.  We did not push it, and I was so sad that our Christmas picture opportunity with the kids and Santa was gone.  Next year I suppose, he will be ready for him then.

The day before our Santa breakfast, the kids and I came home and wrote letters to Santa.  The kids had a great time telling me what to write, and then I let them decorate however they wanted....

After our breakfast, we took the kids up to our town square where they had a mailbox for Santa set up.  They were pumped to be able to mail their letters.

A few weeks later, they were elated when the mail came and Santa had written them back!  (Seriously, that was the greatest, and will for sure be placed in their baby books!)  Sophia held onto her letter for the rest of the day, Brayden, well, he saw the letter and off he went.

I can only imagine how our next few Christmas' will be.  Oh, the excitement through a child's eye.  I love how they are just so hopeful and happy at the idea of a big man in a red suit traveling at night led by a group of reindeer delivering toys!  They do not really ask questions like how is that possible.... but are just so sure of it all.  I wish I could keep them this little forever.