Monday, January 18, 2016

the Gaylord Texan Resort - Dallas

We spent a weekend relaxing at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas and holy moly! It was amazing! It's huuuuge and so nice! We spent most of the time poolside at their little private water park and the rest of the time exploring everything the resort had to offer. We watched an artist create a freaking masterpiece with spray paint in front of our eyes! It was insane! This resort has so much to offer and everything is so nice and relaxing. I seriously can't explain how much we enjoyed ourselves!

Oh I can't wait for summer now! And I definitely can't wait for the next getaway with my little family!

Friday, January 15, 2016

mommy and me birthday photo's

Here are photo's I had done of Presley and me! The boys had zero interest in pictures so I took my best girl and some done of just us!
All photo's done by The Dawn of Time Photography

Thursday, January 14, 2016

my grandpa's funeral

The day before Presley's birthday my sweet grandpa passed away. I was extremely close to him and it was so hard on me. His passing was the first one that really affected me the much. I spent my whole childhood just minutes away from my grandparents and I went to their house every day after school. I love all my grandparents but my grandpa and I had a special relationship that I will never forget.

 We traveled back to Utah to attend his funeral and I'm so glad I was able to make it. I got to see family members that I haven't seen in years! My grandpa was a WW2 vet and he really bonded with Dave about the military over the last few years. They would talk about it for hours every time they saw each other. I could listen to his stories forever! So once he passed we were able to inherit a lot of his old military items and things that meant the world to my grandpa, which now means the world to me. We brought home a lot of priceless items that I'm so excited about!

Because he was a WW2 vet he had a military style funeral and Dave was able to be a part of it. It was such a neat experience and I'm so glad he did it!

 Pictures of all the grand kids. My grandpa left behind 41 grand kids and 102 great grand kids. Amazing!

I can't wait to see my grandparents again someday!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Presley turned TWO

Has it really been since July since I last blogged? Oh dear, I have SO much to update on! To be honest I can't remember everything we've done since July so I'll just start with Presley's birthday in October. Can you believe my baby girl turned two?  I had some mommy and me photo's taken and I just love them, but I'll share those another time. We kept her birthday pretty low key. In fact we didn't even invite anyone over to celebrate! I made her some cupcakes and we opened gifts etc. Ya know, the normal birthday activities! She was spoiled rotten and she knew it!

She's a;ready changed so much since her birthday just a few months ago. Time is going way too fast and my momma heart just can't take it. I'm so happy she's apart of our family, these last two years have been the best two years of my life! Kyson and Presley are my world!

So a few of my New Years Resolutions for the year have been to blog/instagram more. Dave is deploying soon and it's my way of keeping him more involved. I'm off to a bad start ha! BUt I promise I'll do better. So if you'd like to follow along with my instagram, @denise_madsen, I'd love that. I''m always looking for more people to follow!