Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Favorites 10.30

YAY!! Happy Friday friends!! This has been a LONG week for me full of a sick kiddo!! But we survived! I'm linking up with my girls Erika, Andrea and Narci for Friday Favorites!

1. We are celebrating one of my favorite people this weekend!! DEENA!!

 Her 30th bday was at the beginning of the month but we couldn't all get together to celebrate till now!! Deena and I met in 2004 at an ASC (aggie sisters for Christ) informational on our second week of college at Texas A&M. We shared a blanket at the park during the meeting. We both ended up joining Philadelphia Sisters (another girls christian sorority at A&M). She is my bestie. I am so lucky to have her in my life!! We did everything together and we still enjoy each others company. I am thankful for the years we lived together in college and our adult relationship. I love that I can call her up for anything and that our kiddos are friends now too! 

And possibly my ALL time favorite memory of us together....

Happy birthday Deena!! I can't wait to see you!

2. We weren't able to visit a real pumpkin patch this year because the rain interrupted our plans last weekend. Our neighborhood had a meeting on Tuesday night and invited The Pumpkin Man to come! We got to pick some pumpkins off his trailer. The boys loved it!

They each picked a small pumpkin and then Baker picked a big one. He knew exactly what he wanted...a mud pumpkin.

3. I ran across some of my favorite Halloween pictures this week too. 

Baker's first Halloween - 2013
Fisher's first Halloween - 2014

My brother is probably going to kill me, but look how cute we were as Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. 

4.  How could this moment not be a favorite!?! I gave you a glimpse inside the Magnolia Market at the silos yesterday. And Joanna Gaines my bff commented on my instagram!! 

5. We had so much fun doing a fall leaf activity last week. Did you check it out?? It is fun and really easy!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!! I can't wait to see pictures of everyone dressed up! And don't forget to make your kiddos some mummy dogs for a fun Halloween meal!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Magnolia Waco, Texas

I know lots of people LOVE fixer upper on HGTV. The Butlers love it too!! I thought I would give you a little glimpse inside the new Magnolia Market at the silos today. We got to visit this weekend while we were in Waco.

These first two photos were taken by Nancy. 

It was raining and wet!! They still have some work to do before the grand opening this weekend but it was still fabulous. Parking wasn't easy, especially in the rain, but I heard they are working on a lot. 

Look at the floors!!!

They had an in store sink to water plants. How cool is this sink!

We loved the store!! Our plan is to go back when we are in Waco to celebrate Christmas. I'm hoping it is less crowded!! We didn't spend long in the store because we were headed to spend the day with my family. Austin's sweet aunt Gwen had picked me up a few goodies a little earlier in the week. 

I showed Austin this #shiplap shirt back in August and almost ordered it online then!! and the candle is Joanna's favorite fall scent. 
Thank you Gwen!

I posted this picture to instagram when we left Magnolia. Do you see who commented??!!! It made my day!! Joanna Gaines thanked us for stopping by. Clearly we are besties!! 

Thank you Chip and Joanna for letting us enjoy your store! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Family weekend and Mayborn Museum

We had the best weekend with family!! We got a little wet but we left with very full hearts. My dad, Nancy, Tyra and my nephew, Logan, all flew in from Washington to come meet baby Hollis, my new niece. 

Friday evening we drove to Waco in the flooding rains to see everyone. Austin's grandmother lives in Waco and we stayed with her all weekend!! She is the best host! 

Why don't my boys cooperate to take pictures?? how do they know this at such an early age??

Austin's sweet aunt Gwen had a bag of goodies waiting for me at grandmother Butler's house. Inside was this magnolia candle and #shiplap shirt from Magnolia Market. How sweet is that?? She really made my day! Thank you Gwen! 

On Saturday morning we met up at my brother's house and then headed to Waxahachie for lunch at the Catfish Plantation.

 They had a cute little pumpkin area outside but it was super WET!!!

The rain certainly didn't stop the boys!!! They LOVED it. By the time they were finished playing they were drenched from head to toe. We loaded them up and headed downtown for the Texas Country Reporter Festival. A cold front blew in with the rain and I didn't snap any pics!! We had to go back to my brother's house to warm up and dry off!

We attempted a few hundred pics with their Nonna and Pappa. Once again Baker wasn't having any of it. 

Outfit change into their Seahawks gear and another picture attempt!

On Sunday we started with a little blow dry session and then we met up for some shopping, lunch, and zoo time.

We unloaded all 5 kids from the cars, Got them set up in their stroller and headed into the zoo. Then sadly they told us the animals were all put up because of the flooding. BOOOOO talk about a disappointment. The kids were bummed and so were we. We did take the opportunity to take a few pictures. 

Nancy, Logan and Tyra

Fisher had the best weekend ever. He was so happy the entire time and just enjoyed everything. His little personality is blossoming and he is so much fun!!

Since the zoo was a bust we headed to the Mayborn museum at Baylor. This museum was awesome!! It was perfect for our kiddos to run and play and let off lots of energy. 

Alright I'm about to show you a bunch of pictures of the kiddos enjoying the museum. 

HAHA!! this is my favorite picture!! Smile kids!

See he had the BEST time! 

I highly recommend the Mayborn Museum if you are in the Waco area. You could easily spend several hours playing. They have so much to offer! Baker has asked to go back already! 

Thank ya'll for coming!! We loved spending the weekend with you!