Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Potty Training Diaries: I Ate my lunch on the bathroom floor

It’s the day before Thanksgiving
Everyone is busy preparing for the big meal…..
getting ready for company……
grocery shopping…..

No us!

For the last few years we’ve taken my in-laws out to eat on Thanksgiving day.
No dirty dishes to clean.
No long grocery lines to wait in.
No traveling.

We actually really enjoy this unintentional tradition.

So knowing that most are busy preparing for Thanksgiving with no time to read my little ol’ blog I decided that I wouldn’t put a post up for our weekly Wednesday post.

Buuuuuut here I am.

In the wee hours of the morning alone with my coffee cup sitting in front of my computer with really not a lot to say which is usually when things get all rambly and weird.

That can kind of be fun sometimes though, no?

So for those who happen to be here reading……

here’s your mini dose of ramble.

Perfect for potty training: For the Frozen lovers with a sense of humor.

Yesterday I ate my lunch on the bathroom floor while waiting for Weston to poop.

It was unsuccessful and I figured as much as he always has to go “poops” right at nap or bed time aka he’s trying to pull one over on his folks.

Are you done trying buddy?
“Nope I still trying. Can you sit witd me riiiiight here (pointing to the floor by the toilet)” said in the sweetest voice you’ve ever heard.

“But mama’s hungry. I’m going to eat some lunch while you keep trying. I’ll be right here (pointing to the kitchen)”
It was 2:30 and all I had eaten for the day was a protein bar.

“Can you eat your lunch in here witd me?” Again pointing to a tiny space on the floor next to the toilet.

Come on how can you say no to that?

So he wins.
A later nap time and a hungry mama singing songs about pop while she eats her lunch next to the potty hoping for poop to actually happen.

It definitely wasn’t a moment I‘m proud of. 

So if you too are eating lunch out on Thanksgiving and see a lady sitting on the floor in the bathroom with a plate in her lap signing songs about poop and pee feel free to pop your head under the door and say hi.

I’d love the company and I’d love it even more if sang some potty songs with us.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cabin Tour–Broken Bow, Oklahoma

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If you missed this week’s Wednesday post be sure to click HERE and check it out. Otherwise you might be wondering why I’m sharing a cabin tour with you.

Oooooorrrrrr maybe you’re a long time follower and know just how near and dear cabins are to my heart so you may not be the slightest surprised to see me posting a cabin tour.

Shoot either way if you missed Wednesday’s post go check it out NOW…..then come back pretty please!

Cabin Tour Vlog:

Some of our Favorite Activities During the Trip:
Lunch at The Grateful Head.

Stopping for coffee at Adam and Eve’s coffee shop (try the horchata latte with and extra shot of espresso)

Scenic drives

Enjoying the fire pit at the cabin

Relaxing of course

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Link to Cabin Info:

You can find more info about this cabin such as available dates and rates by clicking HERE

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All the photos in today’s post were shared during our trip via our Instagram account.
If you would like to see more of our phone snaps from this trip you can find us on Instagram under Kendra_Huie


Pervious Post You May Have Missed:
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Photos from out time in Broken Bow, Oklahoma click HERE

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

She’s A Beauty -Our Trip to Broken Bow Oklahoma

Hi friends!
I’m back for our weekly Wednesday post.
This week I’m taking you on a little mini trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Long time readers know that we typically head to the Ozark mountains in the fall. The views are breath taking ( I 100% recommend a fall trip to the Ozarks if you can swing it)  BUT since we took at 14hr road trip to CO a few months back (plan on blogging about that soon) and Carson wasn’t loving his time in the car we thought we would scale back this year.

Kent suggested Broken Bow and couple weeks later we were cabin side in amongst the trees. 

My most favorite place to be!

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Broken Bow is a 3 hr drive from Dallas.

Honestly I wasn’t expecting much in the view department since it’s so close to home but y’all I was shocked at how stunning it was.

The trees…..
The lakes……
The streams that run along beautiful hiking trails.
Even the guys fly fishing were a sight. Anyone else think fly fishing it pretty? Maybe I’m the only weirdo.

Ugh it’s stunning and since it’s only 3 hours from us I’m thinking of reasons to go back……asap!
A girls weekend?
Mama needs a break weekend?
Umm a weekend of hiking?
Whatever the case I would be tickled to go back!

It was a great trip short but lovely.
We sat around a warm fire and looked up at the stars.
We fished.
We hiked,
Weston fell in love with the playground on the cabin’s property.
I drank yummy coffee from a quaint coffee shop (hello horchata latte).

We took a few scenic drives while the boys napped in their cars seats.
Kent and I even went on a little fishing/coffee date.

It was good for the soul these trips usually are.

I tried to lug my camera around as much as possible.
You know my whole 2015 resolution to “Put the Phone Down and Pick That Camera Up”
Yep still working on it!  
And as usual I’m so happy I did.

Here are a few photos from one of our hikes and fishing adventure.
Weston’s very 1st time to fish.
He's been asking to go fishing daily since.

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This one of Kent and Carson……melt! I told y’all I’m a sucker for photo of my hubby loving on our babies.

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Weston is my little adventure seeker which fills my heart with crazy joy.
I hope we’re hiking trails together for many many more years. When we it was time to go home I asked him if he was ready to go back to TX “No mama I want to go to Colorado!” That’s my boy!

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Oh my sweet sweet chubby Carsie Bear how I love baby wearing you!
I was thinking about getting a Tula baby carrier for him when I was pregnant. They’re supposed to be amazing but I couldn’t do it. I’m too attached to my Ergo. Again is that weird? Probably. But I can’t help but to think about all the trails and trips we did with Weston in this very same Ergo and now Carson is loving it. Sorry Tula I’m sure you’re just at amazing as everyone says you are but me and my Ergo have history so it’s here to stay! I have the same attachment to my K’Tan. #WearAllTheBabies

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Oh my sweet kind Mother-in-Law! When we told her about our trip she asked if she could join us. I was honestly excited. I don’t take for granted how rare that is. I’m so very blessed to have such awesome in-laws!

During our hike she spotted what she called “The Perfect Walking Stick” look it even has a handle. She smoothed it down on some of the surrounding trees and brought it along for the rest of our hike. It even came back to TX with us!

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Our trip to the lake.
Do you see what I’m saying? Beautiful right?

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Ugh this picture of Weston with his fishing pole another one that melts me.
The fishing pole was a gift from my dad aka Papa. My dad’s most favorite thing to do is fish so I know he’s going to love this one.

He doesn’t read the blog so I can share a little secret with y’all……I’ll be including this shot in our family calendar this year. One of my dad’s most loved and requested Christmas gifts. 

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Oh Brady…..
The best dog in the world.

I’ll be back (hopefully on Friday) with our cabin share and review.
I filmed a little cabin tour for you guys because I know just how much you love them and well I love you! 

PS…. I’ve learned to start using phrases like “hopefully” “I plan to” and “if everything goes according to planned” when making promises. With my littles I’ve got to take it day by day because y’all I never know what they’re going to throw at me . Like a couple nights ago when I had gotten up with Carson in the middle of the night and Weston who never wakes up started crying. I was running room to room trying to sooth them. Or this week when we had to wake them up at 3 am to take cover from a possible tornado that was headed directly towards our house. Like the weather man pretty much circled our home on the map and said “It’s headed here” scary! Anyway the boys and life in general keep me on my toes. 

PPS….My new blog design is about to start! I’ll soon be blogging from WordPress and using ProPhoto aka the photo quality will be a million times better than what you’ve been seeing here. Blog Spot sucks at preserving the integrity of your photos which drives me nuts. Seeing these images on my desktop verses what you see here is night and day! This photographer is excited! Not only for better photo quality but all the other lovely things that will be coming along with this new jump! 

I’ll see you guys back here on Friday…… “If all goes according to planned”

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