Thursday, May 31, 2012

Memorial Day Fun!

This Memorial Day, we had a swim party over at Papa Jay and Lovie's house with the Slaughters.  We always have so much fun with the Slaughter Crew!!
Me, Erika and Baby Slaughter on the way...boy or girl...I'm thinking girl.

Tab and Ebby Lee

Lovie and Kensington

Wonderful day for a swim!

Smith and Lovie

The sign of a good swim :)


And the best thing to eat during and after a swim...why my Skinny Girl Margarita bundt cake, of course!

Happy Swim Season!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Meet Emmy

For months and months and months, we've told Kensington that if she was good at the wedding (cooperated for pictures, walked down the aisle, smiled, etc.), we would buy her an American Girl Doll as her reward.  She's talked about it non-stop.  We received a catalog in the mail and she has memorized it.  This girl was determined to get her doll.  Well, the big day came and she was perfect, so the next evening, we headed into Dallas to visit the American Girl Doll store.  Let me just say...I am so thankful I only have one daughter.  Geez...that store could get a mom in trouble!
Daddy and Kensington about to walk in.

So happy with their rewards!!  (Yes, since Smith was a fabulous ring bearer, he was promised a toy from the toy store, however, he found a stuffed dog at the American Girl doll store and was smitten.  One stop shopping for the Shulls!)

Smith and Chocolate Chip :)

Kensington and her Bitty Baby, Emmy.  Bitty Babies don't come with names, so when I asked her what she wanted us to call her, she immediately said Emmy.  They're in love.

Of course, I had to buy them matching pjs.  Aren't they cute?!

Me, my girl and her Emmy.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sexy and I know it

Every time the LMFAO song Sexy and I know it comes on, we tease my brother and tell him that's his song.  It's couldn't be further from the truth.  Last night's episode cracked me up when Emily's friends begged demanded asked him to take his shirt off and do push ups.  He's not the kind of guy to just walk around showing people how hot he is.  Sean getting the rose on a group date involving kids was perfection as well.  He is great with kids!!  Three episodes in and he's making me super proud to be his sister.  The things he said about my parents were so very true...great examples of a wonderful marriage!   I love that Sean Lowe.  Next week...Bermuda and boats?  Hmmm...sounds dramatic, right?

As for the Team Sean bracelet on the beach...I guess Team Sean fans are everywhere :).

PS: I love Wet Paint's Top 10 quotes from last night.  Click here to read.  Hysterical!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Brooke gets married!!

On Saturday, May 26, my little cousin Brooke married her boyfriend of 10 years Austin Bennett.  (They were 12 when they started dating...isn't that sweet?!)  If you know my family, you know we like any reason to have a party (and cake), so this wedding has been a huge deal for us.  My grandparents have 4 grandkids and we are all 4 so close.  We're like siblings.  Now 3 out of the 4 are married...only one to go...
The morning before the wedding, Mom, Grandmother and I hosted the bridesmaids brunch at the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas.

Casey (Brandon's wife...who I love!!!), Mom and Me

Casey, Grandmother, Brooke and Me

That night, we had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  Me and Casey

Sean and Brandon

The day of the wedding!  The sweet flower girl Kensington!!

My mom did her hair...thank you Pinterest for ideas :).  That's all her hair piece.

Bridesmaid Mama (who needs to get dressed) and Flower Girl

The ceremony and reception were at The City Club in downtown Dallas.  Dad (who officiated), me and Sean.

Love him!

Love him too!

My kids danced and danced and danced.  They loved the reception!

Casey and Brandon

The 4 grandkids (and Austin)

I'm so proud of my sweet cousin Brooke! (Who now gets to be Brooke Bennett instead of Brooke Higginbotham...reason enough right there to marry the boy!)

Come on mom, let's dance.

I had 4 pieces.  Yes.  You read that correctly.

Trouble.  That's all I have to say.  These two are trouble.  Blue eyes, dimples...ladies, watch out.

The 4 Shulls danced the night away.

I didn't have any pictures from the ceremony because I was in the wedding.  However, my kids did so great!!  Smith was precious standing next to Papa Jay, the officiant, and Kensington was the sweetest little flower girl.  Such a blessed day for our family!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

First Day of Summer

We considered yesterday the first day of summer at our house (since K's last day of school was Tuesday).  Before we headed out to the gym, I snapped some pics of my little summer kiddos.

Love them!

Kensington asked that I take a picture of their backs.  I always take pics of their fronts, so I guess she wanted to make sure I had documentation of their backs too :).

They really are best little friends.

Happy Summer!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Things that make you smile...

On Monday, we went to the park with some of our friends.  I, of course, left my camera at home and therefore pleaded with Sheaffer to snap pictures, post them on her blog and allow me to steal them.  This seems to work every time.  My kiddos sliding together.

Two very hot and sweaty looking boys.  They're really the perfect friends.  On most days, Smith refuses to eat his lunch and Nixon eats it for him.  As long as the lunch is being consumed, I'm happy.

Carter, Kensington and Ebby Lee having a "dance show" at the park.

Such sweet friends!

And if you want your kids to have this happy, frosting covered smile, head on over to Mix and Match Mama for a Kool-Aid cupcake recipe.  So easy and so yummy!!

...these are the things that make me smile.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Episode 2 Tonight!

Woohoo!  Tonight is episode 2 of The Bachelorette!!  I'm excited, how about you?  If you want to know a little more about Sean, click here to see his bio video from the show.

On Saturday, Sean did what every reality TV personality does on the weekend...went furniture shopping with his big sister and her family :).  Not quite sure how we roped him into that (I'm pretty sure a certain 3 year old and 2 year old being there had something to do with it), but he went and we had lots of fun.  This is us :).

And here are some awesome pics of some loyal Team Sean followers.  These lovely ladies all work at Children's Medical Center in Dallas (an AWESOME hospital by the way!).  Every season, they put up all the guys (or girls) pics from the show and vote on their favorites.  They contacted me and said Sean had a big following and asked for some Team Sean bracelets.  This is Team Sean all wearing their pink bracelets.

What a fun group of girls!  How do I get a job working there?  I would fit right in!!

Have fun watching tonight!  We love Sean!


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