Monday, February 6, 2012

Special visitors!

We had special visitors in our house this weekend!  My parents flew up to Amarillo on Friday afternoon and spent the weekend with us!  We had so much fun, in fact, I was too busy having fun to take any pictures which I am just sick about!  I don't know how I went a whole weekend without taking one picture, I'm so ashamed.  So instead of  pictures, I am going to recap the whole weekend for my own scrapbooking purposes!  :)

Our weekend was filled with...
- a trip to our favorite Mexican food restaurant, Leal's
- homemade dessert (key lime cheesecake crumble I found on Pinterest)
- Pioneer Woman blueberry muffins for breakfast
- LOTS of playing with Parker
- a trip to Hobby Lobby, James's office and other errands
- lunch at Chick-fil-A (Parker's favorite lunch spot)
- mother/daughter manicures and shopping
-  we had James's parents over Sat night to eat with us
- a trip to the Urgent Care center for a surprise ear infection
- more playing with Parker
- by the way, it was so cold.  I don't know what it is about the weekend mom and dad always come, it either snows or is frigid. 

Thanks mom and dad for coming, we had a wonderful time with you even if we were indoors for most of it!!  I leave you with some random pics of Parker I have recently taken with my phone!

 Our days have been so  pretty and somewhat warm!  Parker has picked up yet another!  This kid loves him some tennis!

 He's a man after my own heart, the boy loves chocolate yogurt!!

 A visit to Dr. Fletcher...he's been fighting upper respiratory stuff and now an ear infection.  He looks like he feels fine in this pic because he was hopping around the room and spinning the stool...go figure. 

Let me explain this good friend Tiffany has a love of cooking just like me.  I was discussing my menu for Saturday night with her and she suggested serving dinner on my fine china.  I looked at her and had to admit that my china has been in storage at my in-laws house since we got married (10 years ago this summer).  We've just never had room for it.  Well, our kitchen now is plenty big, it's just been out of sight, out of mind.  She demanded that I go and retrieve my precious china and serve dinner off of it.  So that 's just what I did!  It was like Christmas opening all of this beautiful china!  I love that it's in my house and I can use it whenever I want!!  ;)  In fact, to make up for 10 years, we may just eat off of it every night for the next several months!  Ha!  It made a beautiful presentation Saturday night for my family dinner!

The Menu:
Pioneer Woman's lasagna
Salad with sunflower seed dressing
French bread
Barefoot Contessa's baked chocolate pudding
(this is my ALL time favorite chocoholic dessert, it will make your face sweat it's so good!)

Next up...potty training!  Yes, it's time.  This weekend we have nothing going on, it's cold outside and I've decided we are going to give the 3 day method a shot!  I could use some prayers and advice is welcome!   My prayer is that I can post a picture of a sweet little boy in his big boy underwear on my next post!  Wish us luck!  Elmo underwear, here we come!!!


  1. What a fun time with your parents! Good luck with potty training...I've had good and bad experiences..I'm sure Parker will do great! BRING ON girl time when you come to Dallas (or time with kids too is fine with me....just figured we'd get some more talking in without kids!)

  2. Good luck potty training! Call me if you need help...although we didn't do the 3 day method. ; ) Love you!