Saturday, August 27, 2016

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

~Banana Cream Pie Smoothie~

2 frozen bananas

1 cup almond milk

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt

drizzle of honey

dash of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla

4 ice cubes

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Makes 2 servings.

This tasted wayyyy too good to be healthy!! 

#smoothies #smoothiechallenge #banana 
#bananacreampie #pieinaglass #healthy

Friday, August 26, 2016

photo dump friday: aug 20-25


{summer days}


{evening stroll}


{that smile}

SnoBiz + Pizza + birthday visit w/ Pop Pop Robbie

Mommy Snuggles.....

and Daddy snuggles....

in just 4 short months this happened.............

{august day book}

August 26, 2016

outside my window.......more HOT HOT HOT temps!! Really looking forward to FALL!

I am usual, capris & a tee!!

a favorite quote this week......


in the kitchen.......baked pork chop & roasted squash

in my flowers are beautiful! Some that I planted last year, are coming up all over the back patio too!! I also bought seed packets from Dollar Express earlier this spring and most of them grew. :O)
I have had to really be on task with the watering though because it has been blazing HOT!! My pumpkin patch (was) huge, so we cut it back, now it looks dead!! :O(

from the board room (Pinterest) next project: command center for bills. I've had one before but it slowly turned into just throwing everything in a drawer. I'll post on this soon.

Command Center

one of my favorite things.......IPSY BAGS!!

my calendar....


- 8/11-13 Homecoming CANCELLED

8/19 Logan's Diaper Party-


8 days - 9/03 Logan's birthday

10 days - 9/05 Labor Day


36 days - 10/01 Last night B&B :O)

66 days - 10/31 HALLOWEEN


90 days - Thanksgiving


121 days - Christmas

[august book club: the girl on the train]

Book Club — The Girl On The Train — Please join in the discussion for our no obligation, no pressure book club. This month we are discussing "The Girl On The Train" by Paula Hawkins. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfy. I welcome you to click thru to read and comment on the discussion page.:

week #1 - pages 1-100

Wanda and I started a book club!! 

She had just bought The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, so we are starting with that book for our August selection. I had read it already, but am much more excited reading it this time! I am anxious to get another persons take on this twisted story - what is actually real and what is just Rachel's fantasy?? 

 We are breaking up the book: read 100 pages then discuss. Today was our first discussion, so after our walk, we stopped at Four Brothers for a treat {Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee} and chatted a bit about the book so far.

We both agreed that this book is a bit (well, a lot) dark. We both have no favorite characters so far, although Wanda seems to like Rachel's character more since finding out that Emily Blunt will be playing her in the movie. 

The Girl on the Train UK poster

The movie is scheduled to be released in October, so we are planning to see it to compare. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[Kamry's First Visit]

Kamry made her first visit to TI today!! Logan, Lindsey, & Kamry took the cruise over on the Steven Thomas (her first boat ride!!). They picked the most gorgeous day of the summer for their outing over. We only had two hours, but everyone gathered here to see them, including great-grandmother - Mom Mom Lois!! :O) I just want to note here that there are very few people that can get Mom Mom Lois to go anywhere these days.....her last visit to our house (in 2 years) was Christmas time when Nathan asked her to join in, and today, when little Miss Kamry showed up!! {side note: she lives right next door!!!} They were soooo happy that she came over and got to hold her and spend some time with them. 

And some snuggles with her other great-grandma - Gran!!

And like Lois, not just anyone or anything warrants a visit from Derek either
...except little cousin Kamry, of course!! <3

some Nana time!! :O) :O) :O)

We ordered food from Lorraine's and crab melts from Four Brothers for lunch. The two hours passed much too quickly and soon it was time to head back home. It was an awesome day and I can hardly wait for them to come back. It was nice having the family all together today (even though there were some that were missing). :O(

Lindsey sent this pic of Kamry when they got home!! 

...all worn out after her big day!! <3 <3 <3

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kamry - 4 months

Kamry turns 4 months....

* can roll from tummy to back

* sleeps for 5 hours straight at night

*coos & smiles really big when talked to

*knows her mommy

*weight & length
(4 month check-up soon!!)

*pretty much all feeds breast fed + 2 bottles a day 
(fortified/rice cereal)

*(just moved up to) size 2 diapers 

 * 0-3 & 3 months outfits

Still a very happy, pleasant baby! She's the best!

Friday, August 19, 2016


hugs & kisses


photo dump friday: Aug 4 - 17


...sometimes it's the only way to get things done :O)


family visits....




Kamry rolls over....




sleepy head....


nap time!!

Crew Change Day...yyyaaa!!! 
Waiting for Daddy!! <3


crabby bottom....:O)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

my boys....

Every once in awhile, the boys schedules overlap a bit (usually due to yucky crew changes), so they try very hard to see each other. This week was one of those rare times! This melts my heart and makes me sooooo happy!!! Hopefully, over the next year, Nathan will switch tours so that they can finally be reunited again! :O)

<3 <3 <3

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

and just like that, they are gone.....

The time had come......Nathan was moving out! I knew it wouldn't be long before he was ready to move into his own place, and in a whirlwind of a few days, he was gone! :O(

Kayla is going back to school and instead of commuting, they decided to get a place for the next year, until she completes the nursing program. They started scouting around online, and luckily, stumbled upon this cute little one bedroom place. It's a duplex and the landlords live in the other part of it. Family and friends know them, and they also got great vibes when they met them, so overall, as a Mom, I have a pretty good feeling about where they are moving. They moved all their stuff on Monday (8/08/16), then came home until Sunday (8/14/16), because their electric hadn't been switched over, or their wi-fi, phone, or satelite wasn't hooked up yet either. This didn't hurt my feelings because you know, every minute with our kids is priceless!! Also, Peter got home from work and got to spend the last few days of Nathan's being home with him! 

side note: Nathan has always kept his room very neat and organized, his packing up was no different. :O) Logan left us with half a shed full of stuff (still there) and 10 large containers in the attic, that I finally got rid of last year. Nathan left 2 little boxes of sports stuff and keepsakes. They are so different in that way! ;o)

Saddest part of the packing up....Jay Culter coming down off the wall!! :O(

....note the chalkboard! :O) 
(I gave it to Kayla for her birthday)...and she already hung it and wrote her first quote on it :O)

....even Weasley likes it there!! :O)

They have friends and family who live nearby, they are just a short drive away from Logan and Lindsey, and a quick boat ride home. I miss him soooo much, but knew the time was coming. After Logan moved, Peter and I literally grieved for days. Little by little it got better and we got used to him not living here anymore. I had the same feeling the day Nathan loaded up the boat and left with all of his belongings. I waved goodbye and went straight to work. As soon as I got home, i went to bed for 2 hours. Peter was away at work, so I was here all alone. :O( 

I pulled out this bathbomb that I had been saving for a day just like today and took a looonnngggg hot bubble bath!! 

We are taking it a day at a time. If he's okay, we're okay! He went back to work, so it feels like normal now. The real test will be when he comes home....and it won't be here! :O(

I am excited about seeing the apartment, it looks so cute from the pictures. 
(another big difference in the boys, Logan wanted us to help him move in his first apartment (and we also helped them move into their first home)...Nathan wanted to do this alone, just the two of them (and some help from a few of their friends with trucks). :O(
We will stop by there when Peter gets back from work next month. 

Official Empty Nesters! :O(