Monday, May 11, 2015

Sydney turns 2!

It's official!  As of April 18th, we have a two year old in our house! (yes, I am this behind on posting). It's hard for me to believe it's already been two years, time just flies!!
We had a fun weekend celebrating little Miss.  My parents came up from Dallas and we just enjoyed our time together.  Sydney soaked up all the attention and of course, enjoyed all things pink!!

We started the weekend with a small little Minnie Mouse party with a couple of sweet friends!
Here is handsome little Sloan
Emma and her pink cupcake!
She was so unsure about being the center of attention.
The next day was Saturday, her real birthday, and we had donuts for breakfast!
Then after a "selfie" with her new Minnie Mouse camera, it was off to watch brother play baseball!
That afternoon, Miss Priss got to open all of her presents from family.

She didn't mind this one bit! ;)

Her new wheels!
More birthday cake before bed...
It was a fun day!!
Happy birthday sweet Sydney!  We love you so much!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

She's married!!

Last Friday, my beautiful little sister, Lindsey, married Braz Williams!  It was the most fun and special weekend!  I was so honored to be her matron of honor and get to stand by her side on the big day.  I love getting to see so many family and friends at the wedding and of course...dance the night away!  Congrats Lindsey and Braz, we are so happy for you!!
I wish I had taken more pictures, but boy, we were busy having fun!  Good thing there was a professional photographer there. ;)

Thursday morning some of the bridesmaids met up to get pedicures and manicures!
Mimosas for the win!!


Then we met at Celebrity Bakery for lunch.
The smallest flower girl got to come too!

After the rehearsal, the dinner was at this amazing steakhouse called Dakota's in Downtown Dallas.
The atmosphere was awesome...outdoor patio open to downtown.
Me and my sista!

Great center pieces!

Friday morning it was time to get all dolled up for the big ceremony that night!
We had two hotel rooms that connected...hair in one and make-up in the other!
We had our make-up air brushed and fake eye lashes put on.  We were magazine ready! ;)

Me with the beautiful bride before she put her dress on.
Sweet moment as mom buttons up her dress.
Ta da!!
I literally melted into one sappy pile when this little stud came out of the bathroom.
I want to freeze him this way.
His eyes are swollen (virus) and his face has road rash (scooter accident).
I mean can you time these things any better??
Our little family ready to walk down the aisle!
My favorite pic of the entire day!
Sydney crashed the father/daughter dance!  It was adorable!
I'm framing this and keeping it for forever.
Mom and dad pulled off an absolutely perfect wedding, it was just fabulous!!
The venue was Ashton Gardens in Corinth, so, so pretty!

The next day we were all tired, right?  Yes, but don't worry...we drove down to Waco and visited Baylor!!  How could we not?  We were so close!
All of you BU people out there...this is Viteks, can I get an Amen??
McLane Stadium!
Look who we found at the baseball game!!
Bless her, she was exhausted and napped in daddy's arms!

Neesie and Grandad on Easter Sunday!
I can't think of a better way to end this special weekend but to celebrate our risen Savior!
Happy Easter!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Disney Cruise Part two

In this post I wanted to focus more on what our days at sea looked like and glimpses of inside the ship.    If you missed part one, see my previous post.  Here ya go!

The characters!!  Let me tell you…we saw and hugged more characters on this trip than we ever got to meet when we went to actual Disney World several years ago.  This is the way to do it folks!!
Parker was VERY into meeting the characters.  He is at the perfect age, totally thought they were real.
Minnie kissed him and he seriously turned red, the cutest!!
The whole gang!
Sydney did NOT like the characters, they scared her.  She cried.  She's about to bawl in this pic, the paci was about to shoot out and tears came flowing! ;)  Glad we snapped the pic when we did!
This kid on the other hand wanted to hug each and every one of them.
This was "It's a Small World Nursery".
It was adorable and Sydney mostly enjoyed her time here. ;)
There was a whole other room with cribs where they took naps.
The pool deck with the Aqua Duck slide going around the whole ship.  This was a highlight for sure!!  It even lights up at night.
There were beautiful mosaics all over the boat.  All of them were made in Italy and displayed throughout the ship!
These are different scenes from inside the kid's club.

Even the bathrooms were all out Mickey!
Woody's room!
The older kids could also stay in this kid's club while docked and parents were off.  Each kid had a wrist band with a micro- chip inside…they were locked in this place.  
Our kids would even eat dinner and come up here before the adults ever ordered…they never had to sit still at dinner. They ate and ran up here to play unil we were finished!
They could climb and play all over this stuff.
Now you see why Parker made sure he was getting back on this boat!
Putt putt was a lot of fun.
This was a giant splash area.
A lot of shuffle board competitions went down on this cruise.
Luke, Parker, Faith, James and Adelynn competed on this particular day!
There was one area for littles in swim diapers.  It was outside on the pool deck but under cover.
Brilliant.
Sydney rode this slide over and over and over again.
This is the big screen that showed Disney movies at the pool.
There was even an arcade room!  A big hit with the guys!

The details inside the ship were amazing.
Let's talk ice cream for a minute.
That is a Mickey Mouse bar in my hand.  I may or may not have had one of those every night for dessert! :)
I drew the face on there.
This girl can dominate an ice cream cone.


Precious.
This restaurant is called Animator's Palate and the walls came to life with animated characters that talked to you.  One night Crush, the turtle from Nemo, talked to Parker and Blake, like had a conversation.  Best meal ever!
Sydney got into the animation and eating crayons.
There were plenty of nights of watching Disney movies before bed.
This is us waiting for a taxi back to the airport after getting off the ship.
Sad day, very sad day.
We know how to tackle a lay over in the airport!
Games everywhere!
This pic is right before I realized my cell phone fell out of my back pack on the taxi.  "Find My Phone" is a really cool app if you don't have it yet! ;)
The trip ended and I have my phone.
The end.