Friday, March 28, 2014

March on....

How is it possible that March is nearly over? I swear I blinked and it was gone. We have been busy busy the last couple weeks having lots of fun with family and friends.

First off, I started the Lenten Season by giving up Facebook. Technically I deleted the app from my phone. I was spending a little too much energy mindlessly scrolling. If I was tired, I browsed. Nursing, browsed. Standing at the kitchen counter waiting for coffee, browsed. It got to the point where I wasn't feeling entirely present just being. So goodbye Facebook, see you after while! (now if you are reading this you think I have cheated but I can link to fb without actually opening my news feed. ) Instagram now is getting all my love. Agr2023....holla!

For spring break this year we (3 SUVs, 8 adults, 4 kids, 2 babies, and 5 packed coolers) headed to broken bow Oklahoma for the week. We stayed in a beautiful big house with an great porch and a hot tub. Spent most of the day eating drinking and hiking. Not in that order. We started House of Cards which has become our latest TV obsession. Raleigh boy went on his first hike and loved it ...or hated it. He slept so I'm not sure if he was bored or exhausted from all the excitement.

All of the kids were so fun and well behaved.  The babies kind of slept through the night. All of the meals were amazingly delicious and my wine glass never seemed to run dry. Beautiful family vacation. I'll try not to be too cheesy but my family pretty much rocks. We all really enjoy each other and want to spend time together.

Cousin time is the best!

Day 1 hike

Baby playing with a biggy!
Sweetest boy!

Day 2 hikers

Mr. R and I headed to New Orleans for one of our closest friends 40th birthday this past weekend. Our first time away for the boy. I thought I would cry all weekend but I was surprisingly ok. It doesn't hurt when you are getting pictures from the farm like this.... 
When mom and dad are away....the boys will play!
I actually did not cry at all. I did miss him like crazy and could not get to him fast enough. We flew home Saturday night so we could all wake up together Sunday morning. And baby boy must have got the memo and slept in an extra hour.

We had an awesome time and found some new favorite places to eat. Of course we have our usual go tos. Just a few random pics from the weekend. Nothing too wild!! We kept it pretty tame. Nice to spend time with great friends.

W Hotel under a cabana and a bottle of wine. Yes. Please!

Port of Call burger is my favorite lunch spot!
Happy birthday Mr. P!!
Raleigh boy is some how 8 months old! Crawling, and into everything! Pulling up and standing on his own. Time really does fly!! He is saying mama and dada and lots of gibber grabber in between. At dinner he goes into these long aggressive monologues that seem incredibly important to him. I wonder what he is trying to tell us???

Raleigh boy met his cousin Elizabeth!
The pups have also been extra enjoyable these days too. I found myself missing them on our trips. I have a little dream to rent a house somewhere for two weeks and take the dogs and really live as locals. That would mean we would have to be somewhere within driving distance that was dog and baby friendly. Any ideas? I would love some recommendations. Phew, I actually finished this before April!

Keep calm and March on!