Feb 14, 2010

Happy Love Day

First of all I just want to thank all of you that left a comment on my last post. All of your thoughts and prayers mean the world to me. I had tears running down my face as I read through each comment! It has been a rough two years, but we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel so I feel as though I can not complain!!


What a busy weekend! On Friday John and I went out to eat at our favorite Italian restaurant, ALONE. Yes, we had a night out with out the kids. My mom, sister and niece came over and watched the kids so we could have a night out to celebrate Valentine's Day. We have been the last three years so I guess it is our tradition now! After dinner my other sister and her hubby came over to watch WVU play Pitt, otherwise known as "The backyard Brawl". I am sad to say that Pitt beat us in THREE overtimes. Oh well, it was fun cheering them on and of course we all had our WVU attire on....even Ayla and Brennan!



On Saturday we met my sister and her hubby again for lunch at the Grand Prix. My poor husband stood in line for over an hour just so Ayla could ride in one of the cars with him. After seeing the smile on her face, it was all worth it. She loved it, this was her first time, she kept saying, "Go fast,fast, fast". Oh, yes she is truly a daddy's girl. I did not get any pictures, I only had my Iphone and they turned out blurry, but I did want to remember this because Ayla had such a good time!


Today we did not do much, we had to run a few errands and then I went to kickboxing class. I have been trying to do it three days a week and I have also started the 30 day shred so hopefully I can lose these last 15 pounds! For Valentines day we got Ayla a little stamping kit Brennan a Boz and Veggie Tales movie and Kaleb a kit for his car so that it will play his Ipod. They were so happy with that but Daddy went out early this morning (before I was out of bed) and brought home more gifts as well as breakfast! He bought Ayla a set of music cd's, Brennan a Wiggles movie and Kaleb a new x-box game! Oh and he bought me a new external flash for my camera. I love it! I have been trying to get extra's for my camera here and there, this really helps with taking pictures inside. I honestly didn't expect him to get me anything since we had our dinner, so It was a nice surprise!



I have had fun this week celebrating Valentines day with the kids. We have made heart shaped cupcakes almost every day. Ayla and Brennan made Valentines with glitter glue and stickers. Ayla was so excited, she gives one to anyone that walkes through the door. I also bought some little wooden Valentines characters and Ayla has loved painting those too.






I hope everyone had a great Valentines weekend with your loved ones!! I am so ready for the warm weather. We have been stuck inside for the last couple of weeks because of the weather. I have started ordering some spring and summer clothes for the kids. This is fun, it makes me think that Summer is just around the corner!!

So I guess it's time to get ready for Easter now!!
Oh yes and did anyone notice anything different about my blog? I love my new makeover! Stephanie from Dirt and Lace designs has been wonderful working with me on this. She is such a great person, if you are wanting a makeover please go and visit her site. Thank you Stephanie!


Brandi said...

I noticed your blog makeover...way cute! Looks like you had a great weekend. I'm also trying to lose some weigth. Maybe 5 or 10 lbs. The last are definitely the hardest...ugh. I finally joined a gym since its been too cold to run outside. Have a great week!! Oh, let me know how the Shred is.

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog makeover!!!! The valentine outfit is sure cute! Have a nice week

Lauren said...

First of all, your blog looks fantastic! We've also had so much winter snow here...I'm ready to celebrate spring! My husband and I are also doing "The Shred"! It's no fun, but I'm so happy to have the company! (I'm training for a 1/2 marathon that is in May. In the past, just the training runs helped me lose weight, but that method is not working as well this time! Boo hoo!) :) Looks like you all had an amazing V Day!

Leigh said...

Great new blog makeover!! So cute!
By the way...I love the wall color that is in the room where yall are sitting on the couch!!

Beth Priest said...

LOVE the new blog I saw it yesterday before your vday post! Looks and sounds like yall had a great celebration!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Your kids are just too cute! I love Aylas little Valentines outfit---so cute!

Heather said...

I love your new blog makeover! It's so cute! Glad you guys had a great weekend, Matt and I don't know what it is anymore to have alone time or a date night! ha! The pics of the kids are so cute!

Jamie said...

I LOVE your blog makeover! It is so cute! Glad you had a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your makeover on your page!!!!You have a beuatiful family!!!!and her outfit is precious!!!hope you had a great heart day!!

Maria said...

Visiting your blog just made my day. What a sweet post about your little girl and what a wonderful Valentines week you had. Dates ALONE are hard to come by, aren't they:)

Have a wonderful week!!!

christy rose said...

Your new blog look is so cute! I love it! Sounds like you all had a great Valentine weekend! I guess you are right, it is time to get ready for Easter now! It all just goes so fast, one holiday after another. But they are fun and they make great memories with the people that we love. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks so much and tomorrow
I think I will clean....and
I am getting a new blog design.....thanks for the referral

HD said...

Cute kiddos!
Thanks for stopping by...and keeping up with the Shred-that's awesome.
I'm using 5 lb weights. There is one move where I still often use the 3 lb ones (maybe level 2, squat and bring your arms out from your sides to meet in the middle at eye level, ouch!) but I'm looking into getting some 8 lb ones. But I did definitely stick with the 3 lbs until I thought it was too easy. (o:

FrouFrouBritches said...

Love the new look! It's so colorful and cheery!

Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend. Your little Ayla is so precious. Love the outfit with the stripe ruffle pants. TOO CUTE! I've got to try to make some of those.

Did you get the link for the PB Knockoff party? If not, it's http://www.homebodyholly.com/2010/02/pottery-barn-knock-off-party.html#comments .

Tara said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Kids def. keep us busy, don't they? I'm trying to get Andrew interested in the potty so I've been introducing him to the big potty. He now loves waving and saying bye bye when the toilet is flushed. I think I may have made a mistake though. He got quiet the other night and came out of the bathroom slapping his watery hands together. Yep, he'd gotten in the toilet. Ughhhh!

Kimberly said...

Lesli, I love your blog look. I am not sure what it looked like before but I read you had a blog makeover. It so cute. Thanks for coming by my blog and joining the giveway and becoming a follower. I am a follower of your blog now too! Your family is beautiful!!! At what age did your daughter get her glasses? My daughter had glasses at one year old!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

We live in the Eastern Panhandle and my boys love WVU!