Remembering Chuck Mitchell: The Best Dad in the World

Note: this post is back-dated for my records, but today is actually Mar. 27, 2018. For 2.5 months I’ve been thinking about how to write this. I knew I needed to write about it.  We had a very rough go at the end of 2017 and it’s basically given me full-blown writers’ block. I don’t…

Morris Ranch 2017

It’s fall break time, which means it’s still 90 degrees, but we’re gonna head out West! My sister, Big (Michelle), and brother-in-law, Rusty, bought a ranch in central Texas about a year ago. Since Viv was teeny when they bought it, we hadn’t made the trip. That didn’t seem to matter, because I ended up…

All That Glitters is Gold – Vivian Elise is One Year Old

Viv’s precious onesie was custom created by Miss Lulus I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fully entered Girl Mom Mode. When we found out we were having a girl, I was so vested in the boy world that I refused to succumb to glitter and pink. So, what better way to contradict myself…

Vivian is One

If you’re looking for party pics from Vivian’s first birthday, extravaganza, then head here.  This is an update on what Miss Viv is up to now that she’s 12 months old! She can’t be bothered with these blocks! Let’s start with some stats:Weight: 19lbs, 11 oz – 49%Height: 29″ – 45%Head – 18.3″ – 87%…

First Day of School

It’s the middle of August, so it seems weird to be going back to school, but we’ve had some unseasonably mild weather for Texas that is helping with the transition. We kicked off this school year in a new city: Prosper! Luckily, Walt had been going to his elementary in Prosper since we moved in…

Summer 2017 – Part Two

This summer was intense. That juggling act of being amazing working parents, while still doing fun stuff was a tough one. Through all the scheduling intricacies, I think Walt ended up with a pretty killer summer. He did an insane number of camps and came out of it all happy and healthy. Summer wasn’t just…

Vivian Elise is 11 Months!

I’ll spare everyone my sappy nostalgia, but I cannot believe our little baby is already 11 months old! They say time flies… Our little sister shows us incredible amounts of joy and we just love her so.   Here are some of her new tricks: Standing without holding on (YIKES) Touching her head when asked,…

Staycation – Gaylord Texan

This summer we chose to pack it full of local activities. After moving into a new house with an infant in tow, we knew we needed to keep things simple. Simple they are not, but fun they certainly are.  So, for our summer vacation, we chose the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. It’s a huge hotel…

Oscar is FOUR

Our crazy Oscar Man is four years old! Holy cow!  This one has his own unique and perfect personality. He’s insanely lovable, yet very strong willed. He loves to do things independently, unless he doesn’t.  He’s amazingly friendly. We cannot go anywhere without him stopping strangers and saying, “My name is Oscar. What’s your name??”…

Vivian Elise is 10 Months

Double digit months?!? ACK! Can’t she just stay a baby forever?? It was a BIG milestone month for Little Miss Sassy Britches. Here’s all the amazing things our 10-month old can do: Wave “bye bye” and “hi” Throw her hands in the air when you say “up!” Waves her finger at you when you say…

Stori is 40 – in Cabo!

How do you celebrate 40 years of fabulousness? Get all your closest friends to fly to Cabo and rent an ridiculous mansion built into the side of a mountain overlooking where the ocean meets the sea. Oh, and stock it full of the best Mexican service you can find to serve out-of-this-world food and whip…

Summer is Here

I don’t think I have the discipline (or time) to make a separate post for all the amazing things that are happening this summer. So, I’ll start with my “Tales of Summer, Part 1” post.  School was out on June 2, but we really kicked things off Memorial Day weekend (who doesn’t).  We tried out…