March 29, 2015


We had a slight change of plans this weekend.  Charlie and I were supposed to head down to Charleston for the annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  I am not pregnant or breastfeeding for once in my in the past 5 years, so I was pretty pumped for it.  But two out of three children got a little stomach bug on Thursday and I was fully expecting we all would.  We stayed put with our sweet little germs and everyone stayed healthy the whole weekend.  And we had ourselves an unexpected fun family weekend.  
My favorite picture ever.  March 31, 2007.  Right before we finished the run and got engaged!

Firefighters at Touch a Truck.

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt.  'This one is so tiny I gonna give to Theo.'

'Can I have one more piece of candy mom.  Pleaseeeee this will be my last last last one.  Pleaseee!!'

I got an egg! AND my first pair of shoes!

March 26, 2015


Busted up concrete face, eating dirt, first selfie.
I am a decent mom, I promise.  His brothers were the ones that were supposed to be watching him!

March 24, 2015

BIG Feelings

I have a little crush on Jen Hatmaker.   I saw her speak in Raleigh a few years ago. I laughed, cried and learned a thing or two about Jesus.  I even purchased a few of her books and actually finished two of them.  Anyways, I love this little piece she wrote for the Today Show, I Wish Someone Would've Warned Me About These BIG FEELINGS.    I am in that exhausted, 'Dumb. Now you have a dumb wife.' stage of life.  And I can't imagine being anywhere else.  The future is looking bright.

Theo checking himself out.  It runs in the family.

Brotherly Love. Well, that is what I call it.

March 22, 2015


Charlie and I headed for a quick trip to Las Vegas this weekend.  Charlie is a Vegas 'pro' and I have been once in high school, sooo that doesn't really count.  We met some friends out there and stayed at Mandalay Bay. The guys hit up the casinos and the girls the pool.  We had two awesome dinners at Charlie Palmer Steak House  and Sushi Roku.  When we planned the trip we didn't even think about it being the opening day of the NCAA tournament.  It was a sports betting dudes heaven.  I am old and tired and not so much richer.

Right when we got to Vegas, 8 am, we needed some serious brunch to get this party started.  We hit up the famous Peppermill Restaurant & Lounge.  I recommend the french toast with a little bit of whip cream.

Jackson and Nash's favorite picture of the trip for obvious reasons.  And I have no idea who that guy is.

Getting serious at The Bellagio, almost game time.  Go Heels and other random teams that didn't do as well...

Pre dinner drinks in The Four Seasons lobby at Mandalay Bay, where we actually stayed because we fancy and it was cheaper.  Check it out!

I love this picture just because.  Lindsy and I at dinner.

Late night drinks at The Foundation Room.  Awesome view.

Brittni, Me, Lindsy.  The girls.

And since this blog is supposed to be about my chillins and all I am doing is blabbing about myself, here are some much cuter pictures.  The boys stayed at their grandparents house in Wilson.  They live right down the street from their cousins.  After I picked them up yesterday Jackson asked if we could please please move to Wilson!

Making a cake with grandaddy!

Sweet Sophie entertaining sweet Theo.  Theo did miss his mommy while she was gone.  I got the biggest smile and best loves when he saw me.  Best part of the trip.


March 19, 2015

10 months!

10 months?! Pshhh I don't even believe that mom.

Yep, and we are celebrating my going to Vegas for a hot 48 hours.  We as in your parents.  If we win big I promise to get you new pajamas that fit.

March 18, 2015

Fowler Fam

My sister and her family came to visit!!  I love it when that happens.  Everyone's babies are starting to grow older and actually play together.  It is so fun to watch.  We have some very strong personalities in this bunch.

The 'big' guys and gals.  Nash, Jackson, Hannah and Brooklyn

Overalls on and 'feeding' the ducks.  That's my girl.

Grilling out in this awesome weather.

Uncle Kyle with the slam dunk.

What would you dooo, ooo, ooo…. for a Klondike bar?!

Just a casual stroll with Hannah.

Lil ragamuffins taking turns.  Practicing taking turns…

Little dudes telling secrets.

Menchies regs.

Pre-bedtime entertainment.

Bed time stories with Uncle Charlie.

March 16, 2015

ACC Tournament

Every year Grandmama and Grandaddy Farris have a tradition of an ACC weekend get together with their college friends.  We made it to Wilson on Friday for some visiting, good eating, a Carolina win and lots of cousin love.  Go Tarheels!

BABY PHEEOOO! The ladies man.

The 'brothas' doing a little celebrating, and water chugging.  :)  

March 14, 2015

Mom's a girrlllll...

This is what happens when the accidental 5:00 couch nap lasts 2 hours.  Around 10pm I told him if he couldn't go to bed then he had to be a good helper.  We started with laundry.

"I like your Elsa dress mom."
He convinced me to try it on.
"Ohhh yeah, you look like a girl! A princess. I'm gonna marry you and Ms. Caroline." (his teacher)
He then convinced me to let him try it on.
"I'm a girl.  This looks weird."