Drink Up, Witches!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tonight, for the second year in a row, the girls and I are getting together to play the Hocus Pocus drinking game! Last year was so much fun that we decided to make it an annual Halloween time tradition. We have some kind of yummy fall dinner (this year is chicken pot pie soup with biscuits) and then we spend the rest of the evening eating snacks, and getting tipsy watching one of the best movies of all time!

I decided to change the rules a bit from what we played last yea just to keep it more fun. So, here is the version of the game that I compiled for us to play this year:

Take a sip whenever:

~Winnie calls for her "BooOooOook!"
~ Mary smells children.
~Sarah sings.
~Winnie says "sistahs".
~The black flame candle is lit.
~Binx dies or says "Emily".
~Billy Butcherson loses a body part.
~The witches fly on their brooms...or mop...or vacuum.
~The spell book's eye opens.

*Bonus Rules* 

Chug the remainder of your drink while dancing to "I Put A Spell On You"!

A witch hat is passed around to the last person to catch on to each drinking prompt and to anyone who misquotes a line during the movie. Once the credits roll, the last person wearing the hat has to say, "Oh, look...another glorious (beer, glass of wine, etc)" and then chug an entire beverage finishing with "makes me sick!".

The best part of this game? Everyone wins! You get to watch a great movie and end up tipsy! Hooray!

So, drink up witches! ;)


Anniversary Recap!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brian and I had so much fun celebrating our anniversary yesterday! We decided to do a day trip down to Disneyland so that we could ride all the rides that we don't get to when our only 34" Baylee is around. ;)

We had breakfast at the Carnation Cafe on Main St. I indulged in a Mickey waffle that was so good I could seriously eat one for breakfast every day. 

We ran around the park like kids and got to go on most of our favorite rides. We weren't too hungry for lunch, so we decided to do a little day drinking at the Cove Bar in California Adventure instead. (A MUST if you are visiting the parks and are in dire need of a yummy cocktail.) We ordered some delicious drinks off the secret menu (Neverland Tea is where it's at!) and shared a fajita quesadilla roll appetizer. 

We hit a few more rides at California Adventure (Word to the wise: Don't go on Goofy's Fly School when you're tipsy!) and people watched for a bit. We met the cutest cast member, a custodian, probably in his 80's who finds pennies in the park and picks out kids to give them to telling them that they are "magical pennies" because they come from Disneyland. Um, you're adorable! So, Brian baited a few pennies for him for later. (So something my hubby would do!) After a bit we decided that it was time to make our traffic-filled trek to the restaurant we had chosen for dinner, but first we had to take the classic picture in front of the Mickey pumpkin!

For dinner, we chose Northwood's Inn, which is, in my opinion, the best steak house in So. Cal! We had to practically be rolled out after all the delicious food, and we failed to take a picture together, but it was a great evening with my love. 

Oh, and funny story! I got Brian the buffalo plaid shirt he is wearing in the above pic as one of his anniversary gifts, and he got me buffalo plaid pajamas! I also got him this flask, and he got me the "T" mug that I have been wanting so bad. I guess we were thinking exactly on the same wavelength this year. :)

Thank you for a wonderful anniversary darling! 
Cheers to us!

 Until next time! XoXoXo



Wedding Album Highlights!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tomorrow, Brian and I will celebrate 3 years of marriage together. I swear it was just a few months ago that I was being fitted for my dress, but in reality here we are 3 years later as parents, homeowners, and proud drivers of a new minivan! ;)

In the 5 years total that Brian and I have been together, this one has been our most challenging yet. Between struggling with our infertility issues and his injury at work, there has been a lot of stress and uncertainty, but we never let it cause a great divide. We know that this too shall pass, and things will finally begin to look up again! I am so blessed to have a husband who is steadfast and determined, while also being my best buddy. Darling, you really are wonderful.

I've been feeling nostalgic about our wedding day with our anniversary being tomorrow, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pictures from our wedding album with you! We had the best day, and our photographer was on point, so I was so happy with how all of the shots turned out! Here are some of my favs!

Getting ready with the girls:

Brian and the guys: 

The ceremony and after pics:
 We got married at a church in the mountains, and the setting and fall foliage were absolutely breathtaking.  

The reception: 

It really was the best day. I sometimes wish I could go back and relive it...and maybe relive the flying to Jamaica the next day too! ;) But, I wouldn't trade these last 3 amazing years of growing in love for the world! I thank God every day for putting this crazy guy in my life, and I don't know where I'd be without him! Happy 3 years, my love, and many many more!

"I tip my hat;
to the keeper of the stars;
He sure knew what He was doing;
when he joined these two hearts."
~Tracy Byrd

Until next time! XoXoXo





Today With Bay!

Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30 Morning Sunshine!

7:35 Potty time!
Baylee is 95% potty trained, and even though it was rough (blog post to come!) it has been amazing to not have to change her diaper all day!

7:50 Yummy breakfast! 

8:15 Diffuser and chill 
 I love my new diffuser! Every morning while Baylee watches a couple of cartoons I diffuse while I have a cup of coffee. Right now I have been diffusing On Guard to help boost our immune systems against the yucky colds going around.

9:30 OOTD
 And ready to shop!

10:30 Halloween City

11:00 Froyo goodness
Baylee picked out all the toppings! :)

11:30 Germ town Playground
We have an indoor playground at our mall, and it totally grosses me out, but Baylee loves it. I just make sure to wash her hands and lather her in sanitizer when we are done!

1:00 Nap time!

3:00 Ahh, much better!

3:20 Snack/late lunch 
Whenever Baylee takes a nap later in the day, I always skip lunch and give her a healthy snack instead. Otherwise, she won't eat any of her dinner. Today we shared some greek yogurt with granola.

4:00 OOTD Part II
 Because toddlers are messy.

4:15 My minivan co-pilot!

4:30 Target is where the cookies are.

5:30 Dinner 
Tonight I made tacos, but Baylee got some ground beef, quesadilla strips, and peas and carrots.

6:15 Dessert
This salted caramel apple with peanuts, almonds, and dark chocolate chips was as amazing as it looks!

6:45 Scrubby dubby

7:15 Jammies and movie time! 

8:00 Books with Daddy.
Brian was helping his parents at their store today, so when he got home he read books with Baylee so that they could have some snuggle time. 

8:30 Goodnight, sweetheart.

We had such a busy day that we didn't get to do a whole lot of playing and learning at home, but we had fun! Now, time for a nice relaxing weekend! :)

Until next time! XoXoXo