Thursday Travels : Spring at the Silos

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Thank you for reading stopping by our little space and reading. Today I am implementing an earlier vision for my blog and it will be one of my favorites. I really hope it will be the girl’s favorite too.

Welcome, I will be documenting our travels for the girls on random Thursdays. I’m constantly trying to counter my “thyroid” and “mom” brain with catchy phrases to help me remember stuff so this is how “Thursday Travels” was coined. Initially I was regretting not updating our travels consistently and in the moment but now I am kinda proud. The reason I didn’t keep up with my blogging our trips, in the moment, was simply because I made the intentional effort to be in the moment with my family. In our techno generation this can be quiet the challenge! However, I have no regrets.  I am finally in a season where I can be more consistent with updating everyone about our travels! Plus I found a way to simultaneously play catch up, I will be doing fun “Throw Back Thursdays ” of our yesterdays. Expect unexpected updates of local and world travels with our little family.

To start, I am sharing photos from our recent trip to the famous Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas. We didn’t go on any ordinary day either, we chose one of the busiest times to go. We ( Chelsy and I ) decide to brave the thousands plus crowd during their Spring Silobration. We enjoyed the road trip, shopping small businesses, picnic on the green, playing and the cupcakes! Ok so I have to share that the line for cupcakes was about an hour wait ( yes, they’re that good!) so although I’m down to take my kids everywhere I’m not really willing to wait in hour lines with them but I thought quickly. I found a mother who looked sweet and offered to pay for her cupcakes if she would add our choices to her order and she obliged! See, us moms have to stick together!

My friend Chelsy is one of my best friends. She is one of those that I’m going to be sticking with for the rest of my life. She is never afraid to get out and live life with me and our kids! I love this about her and myself. Mother hood is hard enough so why not tackle it together without sacrificing adventure and spontenaity?! Plus, the memories for our girls is priceless ..

Blessings,

D

Mini Me Monday : Bowling

Hat: World Market / Sweater: Sugar Love Boutique / Jeans: Calvin Klein / Heels: Jessica Simpson

 

This past weekend was the grand opening of Pinstripes in Fort Worth and we were blessed with a generous night to enjoy their bowling and dinning venue. I am so excited for the opportunity to encourage you to go out and experience a new and sophisticated way to be entertained for yourself. Pinstripes really brought to life their vision and passion of gathering while uniquely enjoying one of America’s best leisure sports.

The best part is you can do this with your kids! Let me tell you friends, we brought a couple of two-year olds and a six-year-old. It was obviously a comical challenge teaching the two-year olds bowling and so there were a couple dropped balls and drinks spilled but they graciously and professionally love us through it. I will always remember our server Mancy. She didn’t allow us to keep apologizing but rather kept redirecting our focus to having fun. She exemplified superb customer service which I have to assume is the representation for their whole staff. So I would be bold and request her as a server when you go out on the lanes.

After a couple of hours of bowling we took a tour of the facilities and then relaxed by the fire pits while waiting to be seated for dinner. By relaxing I do mean my friend Chelsy and I did diaper changes while my husband actually sat and warmed himself by the fire pits with Lyianna, lol. We did get a couple of minutes to relax before we were seated so it’s technically a win, right?

My favorite part of the experience was the food. There is something so comforting in sharing a meal with your people and so this was the needed winding down of our evening. We had an amazing waiter named Curt! I expanded my palate by trying an off the menu entrée. It was an ahi tuna ceviche like dish. It was actually suggested to me by the CEO and I am glad I listened. It was delicious and I really hope they officially add it to their menu. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon and the kids pizza, lol. They have a pretty decent range of foods on the menu so you have choices.

I can’t tell y’all enough about how glad I am that we chose to experience this new joint and again with our children. We were super impressed with how family oriented Pinstripes was. From the toddler sized bowling shoes to the children’s menu to the booths you can trap your kids in, Pinstripes really made you feel at peace about having your kids for a night out. Oh, and did you notice how adorable there bowling balls are?! It’s safe to say we will probably be regulars here …

So why are you still reading this?! Go make a reservation!

Blessings,

D

Mini Me Monday : Easter 2018

 

Just six years ago we celebrated the new life of our three-day old baby girl, on Easter. It was a day full of love, joy and life. I will never forget that Sunday. It was the first Easter my understanding in the power of the cross was deepened. First, as a woman who finally gave birth I had an immediate sense of empowerment physically. Then, in the same moment as a daughter of Christ I was overwhelmed with the power of conquering spiritually. I had enduringly overcame the loss of pregnancies with life in my daughter and most importantly the battle of faith with life in Jesus. Jesus conquered death and then promised eternal life. He not only conquered death on the cross but death for each and every one of us who believes. “For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. ”

Six years later, on Easter ( of all days! ) and wearing all white we are still celebrating that same precious baby girl. This Sunday we celebrated Lyianna’s declaration to the world that she too believes in this promise by getting baptized. I even had the honor and privilege of baptizing her alongside her Sunday school teacher Madison.

With family watching online to friends that were present and the rest of the day at the beloved Hillman lake house this day was an answered prayer. How can I ever forget this Easter too?

He is Risen,

D

 

 

 

 

 

Lyianna,

Since before you were born you were teaching me how to have faith. The day you were born I became a believer of unbroken promises and in the power of prayer. More than intelligence, knowledge, understanding, health, beauty, joy and love I have been praying for you to believe and accept Jesus. Your boldness and fearlessness in sharing that decision with the world is an inspiration! Baptizing you was an unexpected joy to my answered prayers. I am excited to see how you change the world!

love,

mommy

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