Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sea World 2015

I have loved Sea World since I was a kid! Who doesn't love going to Sea World, ya know besides PETA? Ha! We took the kids to Sea World in San Antonio for the day and it just happened to be Military Day so we totally got in F R E E of charge. Fist bump anyone? It was Kyson's second time and Presley's first. Kyson was in such a bad mood though. He kept saying things like, "I don't know how to have fun." and "I don't think I can smile." oh it was so irritating but I really didn't want his attitude to ruin my time there. He eventually got over his unhappiness and ended having a blast! Presley didn't care about the animals, she just wanted to run around. Typical. Our first stop was to the Azul show. Dave and I loved it last time we were there and it's still our favorite show. There are some seriously talented people in this world! We walked around, watched some more shows, rode some rides, shopped and ate crappy food that was oh so delicious! Presley went on her first thrill ride and it was freakin' cute to watch. Even though she could barely see over the bar she had so much fun!

 I have this weird fascination with flamingos. Every time I see them I have to take a picture.

 Ha the excitement on their faces is priceless. Ha!

And.... she's out!

We were all so exhausted once we left. So exhausted that we went straight to dinner! Big mistake. Presley was so cranky! We did discover how much she loves ranch though. Especially slurping it through a straw. #yuck Whatever keeps you happy, kid.

We went back to the hotel and went swimming, vegged out and just relaxed the rest of the day.
It was fun San Antonio! Can't wait until next time.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Alamo

We did the whole touristy thing while in SA. We hit up The Alamo, Riverwalk and Sea World. It was so fun and so exhausting! What are vacations for am I right? It was my in laws first time going and since Dave and I have been before we played tour guide and we were awful at it! We got lost more than once, didn't know what the heck we were talking about and ditched them on more than one occasion. Oops! But we had fun and we made friends with not one but two squirrels! They let us feed them out of our hands even though we weren't supposed to. We're rebels! This day was spent at the Alamo/Riverwalk and even though I didn't take a single picture (these were all taken by my niece. Thanks Tayle!) we had such a fun time. I laugh constantly when I'm with my in laws. They're the funniest people! Dave and I love history so visiting places like this is so fun for us.

I'm not really sure where my butt disappeared too in this first picture? Maybe I should do more squats..
My feet were tired and Dave didn't want to push.. This was the result!

I definitely think San Antonio should be on everyone's travel list. It's such a neat city with so much to do! We love visiting!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

Dave and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on Saturday!
7 years of happiness.
7 years of love.
7 years of fun.
7 years of adventures.

I love you Dave!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

San Antonio

We went to San Antonio for a few days for my brother in law's Basic Training graduation. We had so much fun even though the humidity about killed us. The drive to SA was amazing. The kids slept the entire time and the drive was gorgeous! Fields and fields of wild flowers covered both sides of the road. THE ENTIRE WAY! It was magical! So gorgeous! When we got there, we immediately went and visited Brandon. It was so weird seeing him in uniform for the first time. Let me just say this, Basic Training has changed immensely since Dave went through. Seriously, it's almost embarrassing how pampered they are these days. They're not allowed to do push-ups? Because it's too hot? REALLY!? Brandon was telling us all about how easy it is haha. I could go on and on about it but I won't. Anyway, we went through some military museums, did some shopping, ate some food and spent time with family who was also there supporting him. The next day we went to his actual graduation. It was kind of neat seeing one since I wasn't there for Dave's. We were crammed into the stands with two tired and restless kids who ended up dumping a bottle of water all over the poor guy sitting in front of us. I'm sure he didn't mind too much since it was so hot! You're welcome, sir. We took some pictures, met up for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings and then went back to the hotel and did some swimming. We did a lot of swimming while we were there. It's always fun escaping reality and going on a little getaway. We love San Antonio and always have the best time there. 
Part two coming up next!

Congrats Brandon, you'll make a great Airman!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

celebrating our freedom

We had a pretty laid back 4th of July. We grilled up some pineapple pork chops made some crock pot bbq baked beans and snacked on some festive snacks but other than that? It was pretty low key. Dave was voluntold he would be the "shop chief" of mid shift (graveyard shift) a few months ago so he's on a completely different schedule than us. Sleep all day, work all night. It's been awful!! So we do the best we can with what little time and energy he has with us. So we took a family nap, I baked and cooked all morning and we just relaxed all day. I would have loved to get out on do some fun outdoorsy things but I knew Dave was completely exhausted and needed his rest. The food was delish and the nap was pretty amazing so I'm not complaining too much! :)
We did a tiny photo shoot to show off the kids cute 'merica outfits. Ha it was a disaster. But such is life with a wannabe teenager and a toddler in full force! Fireworks were banned within city limits and even the city passed on putting on a fireworks show this year so we missed out on the fireworks. I was totally bummed but we made up for it with a Back to the Future marathon ha.

I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday! We are so thankful for those who fight to protect our freedoms. We will forever be in your debt! Home of the free because of the brave!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Father's Day 2015

I know I'm way behind on updating this blog, trust me I have so much too blog about and no time to do it! I'm updating way out of order but I'm doing the best I can. Ha!
So this year for Father's Day, Dave informed me that he wanted a nice watch, the day before FD!! So we went looking and didn't find anything he liked. Our town has the worst shopping! So we looked online and still couldn't find anything he liked that was in regs (military!). So here we are a few later and I still owe him a watch. We're just waiting for the watch to find us at this point! Anyways, so Dave didn't actually get a Father's Day gift, yet! But I did spoil him through his belly. I made some apple turnovers for breakfast (YUM!!) that turned out so amazing! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We spent the day napping, watching movies and doing absolutely nothing, per Dave's request. I did talk him into a few pictures, just for social media. haha you're welcome! Dave had to work Father's Day night so we only got half a day with him. It was a great day nonetheless!

This is how Presley felt about taking pictures! What a snot. See what I did there? :)

Happy Father's Day, Dave!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

virginia pt 2

I just want to throw it out there that I nailed it on the first try taking this picture!

We spent a lot of this day at the beach walking the board walk! The water was ice cold and the waves were really big (you can't tell in the picture) so we didn't do any swimming. We did stick our toes in the water just so we could say we've touched the Atlantic Ocean, ha!. The lifeguards were going crazy! We just happened to be there during whats called the Patriotic Festival. Every branch of the military goes out and promotes themselves, brings all their cool vehicles and blasts music. The Marines tried to get Dave to enlist with them and it was quite funny watching Dave lead them on. Too bad they'll never hear back from him. If only they knew he's already in the Air Force! There's stands, vendors and all kinds of activities going on. People were covering the boardwalk! There were concerts and parties everywhere. Big stars were there like Lee Brice, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Andrew McMahon, Alabama and so many more. It was so fun!! We walked around just taking it all in, did some shopping and did a lot of people watching. There is absolutely no shame at Virginia Beach! Ha!

This is when we found out just how cold the water was! This picture was taken the second after a wave came crashing into us and although you can't tell, we got soaked in ice cold water! This was our reaction. And no that little kid is not eating my butt :)

After the beach we headed to our hotel where we got fancied up and went to dinner. I really wish I would have taken a picture of our dinner attire, dangit! We walked down to this real fancy Italian restaurant where we spent almost three hours eating and enjoying each others company. It was such a nice restaurant! I found a hair on my plate, not in my food but on the plate and guess what? I didn't even care! haha gross I know but I guess that's the hairstylist in me! I threw that hair on the ground and chowed down. But seriously, you would think if you're paying that much for a fancy meal, they would at least make sure to wear hair nets? Call me crazy! On our walk back to the hotel, my feet were killing me! Who walks a mile to dinner in wedges?! This girl does! Dave was so sweet and carried me back! We decided to jump in the hotel pool and hot tub to help my feet feel better! My feet definitely felt better but my eyes about burned out of my head! They had so many chemicals in the hot tub and no ventilation in that room that our eyes were watering the entire time, haha! We just laughed about it though.

We seriously had the best time in Virgina and cannot wait to go back with a little more time! It's such a fascinating place!

Monday, June 22, 2015


So the whole reason why we made the quick trip to Virginia Beach is because Dave graduated from a school there and we wanted to attend his graduation! He got his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and I couldn't be more proud! That degree was a killer right at the end. So many sleepless nights and a lot of stress, for the both of us! We are both very happy it's over! Did I mention he graduated Summa Cum Laude?! #proudwife
Congratulations, babe! Now on to bigger and better things :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

a quick trip to Austin, TX

My parents were in Austin for a few days on business so of course I had to drive down to see them. I loaded up the kids and we made the short three hour drive there. Of course about 45 minutes from Austin we hit some bad weather! Texas, man!! It was such bad rain/hail/wind that we had to pull over on the side of the freeway and wait it out. My poor car took on some hail damage. Dangit! We didn't let it stop us from having fun though. We got to Austin and couldn't find our hotel. Ha! My navigation needs an update. BAD! Anyways once we finally found our hotel we went and picked up my parents. We went to dinner, did some shopping and sight seeing. We didn't really have much time to play the first night because we arrived a little later than planned. So, we called it a night and just decided to do everything the next day. While my Mom spent the day in and out of meetings all day, my dad and I took the kids out on the town. Austin is such a green city! Trees everywhere! It was beautiful! The only request I had was to go see the Graffiti Park. I really had no idea what to expect aand when we arrived it was seriously such a cool place. Different than what I imagined but still pretty awesome! I'm not really sure of the story behind it or if anyone can paint whenever they want but there was just paint on paint on paint. And a bunch of levels. It was pretty cool! It had recently rained so the ground was muddy and there were mud puddles everywhere so I had to hold Presley nearly the entire time. And she did not like it! So of course, she would not pose for pictures!

Other than the gazillion selfies Kyson and I took, these are the only pictures I took in Austin!

We went and did some more shopping and ended up spending most of our time in the Lego store. We didn't buy anything, but Kyson and Presley sure had fun building stuff. Presley's bright pink outfit was a big hit with all the girls who were working there. They loved her! Who can blame them though? :) We ate at Chipotle for the first time and although it was delicious, it doesn't even compare to Cafe Rio! It was fun getting to see my parents for a couple days. It's so hard living in different states then them. We only get to see them once maybe twice a year so we'll take every chance we get!

Monday, June 8, 2015

our first time to the east coast

A couple weeks ago Dave and I took a little getaway to Virginia Beach. It was our first time to the east coast and we were so excited. There is so much history in that area and it had us giddy with excitement! We love history! It was only supposed to be a three day getaway but Dallas had some bad weather the night before our flight. Our flight ended up cancelling the next morning so we didn't even get to Virginia until 10;30 PM. An entire day, gone! I could have cried!! We were so upset that we missed out on a whole day of exploring, especially since our trip was already so short! Once we finally arrived we woke up the next morning as early as possible to get as much in as we could! We toured an old WW2 ship, the USS Wisconsin. Holy crap! That thing is huge but still so crammed on the inside! I don't know how they lived in such tight quarters. I would go crazy! It was such a neat experience and Dave is still talking about how it's the coolest thing he's ever seen :)

 Seriously, look at the size of those chains!!

When you're finished walking around on the ship they have a museum right next to it full of cool stuff. They have walls and walls of old pictures and other cool things from WW2. Dave found this old picture of  B-1 and he just had to take a picture of it. (Dave's entire job revolves around the B-1!)

 Walking around the city was so cool. The streets there are so gorgeous and it looks like a scene from a movie. Narrow roads with outdoor cafe's everywhere. Tree's flowers and art all over the place! And the buildings were breathtaking! So old with so much detail! We fell in love with the area and would absolutely love to live there! For lunch we decided on Hell's Kitchen and oh my word! Yum! I got the chicken ranch wrap (something like that) and I devoured that thing! I've been way into wraps lately so it was calling my name.

We walked some more and came across the ship yard where they have massive ships being built right in front of you! We were on the other side of the bay so the pictures don't do it justice but there were 3-4 Navy ships being built at the same time. 

I want to go back SO BAD!! Norfolk/Virginia Beach is one of the coolest places I've ever been! Day two coming up next!