March 30, 2012


And I mean TGIF! What a week!!!!!!!!!!!! It started off not so bad but mid week Camryn caught the stomach bug! Ick! Luckily it came and went pretty fast but its never fun seeing your kiddies sick. She's feeling great now so hopefully it stays that way but I am hoping we can go to Blizzard Beach tomorrow! But we'll see.

I am exhausted! I hope I can catch up on some sleep this weekend. But not sure if it'll actually but I am really hoping :-)

Our weekend isn't too crazy. A few things planned but all fun of course, and staying local :-) The hubby and I also planned another stay-cation next month with the girls. I am looking forward to that! Since a "real" vacation isn't in the cards right now due to work so we'll make due with these little getaways!

Happy Friday everyone!

March 29, 2012

Life lately

I feel like I haven't blogged much about whats actually going on in our lives lately. My posts have been pretty short and to the point. I am totally lacking blogging time but I think its time for an update.

First lets start with our weekend, I know its Thursday and I am now blogging about it, LOL. Friday night was a quiet evening, the hubby went to play poker with the guys and I hung out with the girls. When they went to bed I got to work on a few projects I had started. Sometimes its nice to have a evening like that!

Saturday we took Payten to dance, left a little early so we could head to the beach to meet my parents and aunt. After a beautiful beach day we headed to this yummy Seafood restaurant to celebrate my parents birthday, aunts birthday and my parents 30th wedding anniversary. They had all you could eat crab legs, my fav! Well my dad, mom, aunts boyfriend, and I all ordered them so our entire table was filled with crab legs.... after they were all on the table the girls FLIPPED out. I mean Payten jumped into my aunts lap screaming that they were going to get her. I was trying so hard not to laugh and console her but it was hysterical. Of course Camryn saw the way Payten was acting so then she became hysterical as well. This will be something they won't live down, EVER! :-)

Sunday morning we had breakfast with my parents and then headed home to get a head start on the house chores. It was a quiet day at home. The girls got to play outside with the hubby, while I caught up on laundry and other chores :-)

It was a great weekend! I love when we get to spend time with our family! Although it wasn't the same without my sister :-(

So whats been going on around here. . .

Payten is loving school! She is learning a ton lately! Everyday she comes home with something new she learned and I love hearing all about it. She has homework, yes I said homework 3 nights a week, sometimes even 4. But its fun homework. She asks me everyday to do it, so that's a good thing. Wait til shes older and not wanting to do her homework! So I guess I will enjoy this now :-)

She learned her dance routine for her recital in June. Its super cute! I can't wait to see the costume when it comes in next month. They are going to look ADORABLE! We are actually looking into a new dance school next year due to scheduling. Saturday mornings just aren't working anymore. Its too hard. I am going to be visiting a few schools in town to see what they have to offer.

Camryn.... ahhh Camryn! She is definitely in the TERRIBLE two stage! About every other day she gets a bad report home from school saying she isn't listening. The best one was that she tried to pull the fire alarm on Friday!!!! What is she thinking?! I can tell she is going to be our hand full, that's for sure!

Cam has recently transitioned to a toddler bed. I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. Some nights are better then others but I am hoping soon she will get the hang of it and just stay in ALL night! Next on the list is potty training! Oh joy! Waiting for school to give us the go ahead but I am thinking VERY soon!

Camryn will be joining dance next year. I am trying to decide what type of class she will attend. But I am leaning towards the tap/ballet combo. She wanted to dance so bad this year but because of her birthday she missed the cut off :-( Next fall will be super busy for us!

It's nice to actually blog about whats going on... maybe I need to do this once a month! I'll have to add this to my monthly to do list!

Hope all is well with everyone! Ready for the summer?! I know I am! I love the fun and the sun activities!!! Happy Thursday!

March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday. . .

Happy Birthday to the best Mom and Dad!!! You are both my rock and I don't know what I would do without either of you by my side! Love you so much!


So proud to have you both as my parents. I hope that Sean and I are at least half the couple you and Dad have been through the years!
<3 you both soo much!

March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Little Sis!

Happy 24th Birthday to my little sis, Tracy! Can't believe she is 24!!! Happy Birthday sis! I miss you so much! Hope your having an amazing day!!

March 23, 2012

Girls Rooms

We have lots of projects going on around here but hopefully soon they will be finished and we can enjoy the summer at the water parks and the beach :-)

Payten's Room is a lot further then Camryn's. The pink and yellow room is Payten's. I love how the hubby painted her accent wall. One of my favs! Crown molding will be installed in a few weeks. I can't wait to see it in this room I think it is going to finish off that accent wall just perfect!

I have ordered some vinyl butterflies to put around her monogram. {This picture was taken a few months ago}. I can't wait to see how the butterflies look around it!

And now I am finally getting around to ordering some art work for her walls. Check out these super cute prints I found on Etsy. I will be purchasing them this weekend and then will mat & frame them. I can't wait to see how they look in her room!

This is Camryn's room! These pictures are a few months old because now she is in a toddler bed. And since her bedding is for a crib/toddler bed we will be ordering her some new bedding to go with her TWIN bed :-) It'll be a few weeks before its all ordered and put together so stay tuned!

I LOVE this comforter set I found on Love the bright colors! Perfect for her room!

Her new twin bed! Minus the trundle though.

I will also be ordering this art work for Cam's room! I love all of the colors!! I can't wait to see it all put together!!!

March 22, 2012

Family Room

Our living room is slowly transforming! The process has been a little lengthy but its totally been worth it! And I love our how its turning out!

It started like this. . .

And then it was bare!

Coming together....

And its almost there.... just a few more finishing touches {minus the piece in the front, that has been to moved to the garage now}

I can't wait to decorate this! I am sure it'll be quite the project but I can't wait!!!!!!!

March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 03.21

She is already pool obsessed and its ONLY March!

March 20, 2012

Easter Goodies

Oh how I love Pinterest and these awesome ideas!!! Now which one should I choose for the girls class party?! There are way too many cute ideas! I am thinking one for Payten's and one for Camryn's... now to just narrow it down to two?!

Dipped strawberries

Peeps.... yum!

March 19, 2012

Full House of Hogans

The hubby's two brothers out of the four came to visit this past weekend. Well it more like a long weekend, Wednesday - Sunday! Of course we all wished it was longer because we had such a great time and it was soo good to see them! Visits are never long enough :-(

Thursday we enjoyed a day at the pool. We were there for several hours, got lots of sun, especially those pasty Irish boys, haha. Of course I just enhanced my tan, LOL. We enjoyed the evening home just hanging out, and watching March Madness.

Friday morning I had to work a few hours but after work we headed to Clearwater Beach. It was a beautiful day! The traffic was horrific but we didn't let that stop us for having a fun day! We got home pretty late so we just ordered in and hung out :-)

Saturday the boys spent the morning golfing. After lunch we headed to the pool and enjoyed the beautiful day! It was such a gorgeous weekend! Perfect weather. Saturday was St. Patrick's Day so of course we went out to celebrate the Hogan boys being Irish. I think they got a little carried away with the NEON green, yes NEON green hair! Had a great time downtown. Had lots of laughs! It was quite interesting when we got home and took the guys FOUR hair washes before they got all of that green out of there hair! LOL.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Yesterday we enjoyed just hanging out and even manged a quick swim at the pool. The boys headed out last night and of course good byes were hard but we are excited to see them again in the summer! So glad they came to visit! I am so lucky to have such great BIL's!!!