Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday: My Loves

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by today as I link up with Andrea at Momfessionals to share all about the 3 loves of my life on today's Show & Tell Tuesday!

First, let me introduce you to my people! Robert and I met at the end of my freshman year of college, and within a few months, I transferred back to Texas so we could be together. We're coming up on 12 years of togetherness and 9 years of marriage! I always said I wanted to marry a tall, dark, handsome cowboy, and that's just what I did! He's from a small town in south Texas and started working in finance after college. A few years later, he decided to move into the education world like every other person in his family, and Robert now teaches algebra at a high school in our district. He's a great partner and an awesome dad, and I'm so happy that I chased after him 12 years ago! 

Next up is Trip aka "Doodle." Trip spent the first few days of his life in the NICU and gave us all a good scare. Fortunately, we've spent the last 7.5 years out of the hospital except for multiple trips to get stitches in his head! Doodle loves to draw, paint, and create. He doesn't play with action figures and is happiest drawing, coloring, or building Legos. Trip is a fantastic swimmer and loves to be outside collecting arrowheads on our ranch or playing with turtles in our neighbor's backyard. T has been a great big brother to his sister, and I hope that they continue to have a strong friendship as they get older.

Finally, we have the littlest monkey of them all, Ari aka "Roo." Aurelia is our miracle baby. The doctors thought she was going to have genetic issues, and after lots of testing and stress, Ari turned out to be perfectly healthy. I remember getting the phone call in the middle of a class I was teaching and my students were so excited to hear the news (which I then needed to phone Robert to let him in on, too!) Ari is a lover and wants nothing more than to snuggle and be hugged on. She loves horses and dogs, and she would watch way too much t.v. if you let her! Roo keeps us on our toes with her intense obsessions with motorcycles, the rock band KISS, and baseball. And, she definitely has her daddy (and some boys at school) wrapped around her finger!

I thought it would be fun to ask my crew some questions to see what they all had to say in 2017. Here goes!

Favorite color?
Robert: blue
Trip: blue
Ari: pink

Favorite food?
R: pizza
T: jambalaya
A: Chinese chicken stir fry

Favorite book?
R: Point of Impact
T: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
A: Clifford

Favorite song?
R: "Highway to Hell" AC/DC
T: "Highway to Hell" AC/DC
A: "I Was Made for Loving You" KISS

Favorite t.v. show?
R; Arrow
T: Wild Kratts
A: Paw Patrol

Favorite movie?
R: Deadpool
T: Lego Batman: The Movie (2013)
A: Barbie: Pony Tale

Favorite sport?
R: Formula One Racing
T: Soccer
A: Baseball

Least favorite chore?
R: Cleaning the bathroom
T: Cleaning the kids' bathroom
A: Cleaning my bedroom

Favorite thing to do on the weekend?
R: Watch t.v.
T: Play Legos
A: Play Legos

Where would you go on a shopping spree?
R: Amazon
T: Target
A: Target

Goal in life?
R: Ride a motorcycle
T: Become a marine biologist
A: Ride a motorcycle

Best gift you've received?
R: Benchmade knife
T: Legos
A: Puppy Surprise

Favorite vacation?
R: Gulf Shores, Alabama
T: Dallas - The World Aquarium
A: Dallas

Favorite ice cream flavor?
R: Homemade vanilla
T: Chocolate
A: Strawberry

Favorite holiday?
R: Memorial Day
T: Christmas
A: Valentine's Day

Favorite restaurant: 
R: Pappadeaux
T: Pappadeaux
A: Freddy's

Thanks so much for stopping by to meet my family! I hope that you have a day filled with lots of love with the people you love! Stop by tomorrow for my Day in the Life post, and don't forget to link up with me and the ladies of Moms' Coffee Date on Thursday for our monthly link-up- show us what's in your makeup drawer! See you soon!


  1. LOVE all of your pics- especially the one of your precious little girl in her tutu :)

  2. Your family is so sweet - I love learning more about them and you!! Happy Valentine's Day!

    1. Thanks, Kristi! Have a great holiday with your husband!

  3. I love how you got all of their input! Beautiful family.

    1. Thanks, Tara! Hope you guys had a great Valentine's!

  4. Your family is so cute! Your kids are the perfect combination of y'all. How cool is it you can buy one carton of Neapolitan ice cream and make all 3 of them happy. What's your favorite? Hope you had a great day with your "loves"💕

    1. I wish it was that easy with the Neapolitan! I loved chocolate and mint chocolate but can't stomach ice cream any longer. :( I do love the Yasso Greek yogurt bars though- they're delicious!


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