Stock Yard Mama

Just a young mom of 2 sharing her thoughts with the world.

Archive for the month “August, 2011”

House hunting…

So this past weekend we went house hunting for the first time here in Fort Worth. We called individual realtors and set-up showings at their properties. We saw some nice homes, over-priced homes, and a home that could have been ours but with our lease renewal looming over our heads we decided to just bite the bullet and not buy right now. I’m not sure what we’re going to do in the future but for now we’re staying in the apartment. With all that said I’d like to share some pictures with you from our time. Some of the parts/pieces of some of the homes were priceless and not all in a good way :). ENJOY!

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Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin

Good summer read πŸ™‚

Safe Haven

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

READ IT!! Highly recommend it! I read it in less than 2 days which is saying something in my daily life πŸ™‚


So an old friend of mine has always been a musical genius in my opinion, so to find out that one of his songs was used for a Honda commercial was not surprising. Hope you enjoy!

His band is Heypenny and they are based out of Nashville. Way to go BEN!!

Here’s the link to their website, enjoy!

Visitors and Birthday

So DeeDee was here for 5 days and 4 nights then the very next day NaNa and Papa came to visit for 4 days and 3 nights. It was a BLAST!! Here are some pics from all the fun we had! Oh yeah and it was my 31st Birthday too πŸ™‚

DeeDee and the kiddos


Sticking out her tongue...she's a real comedian πŸ™‚


Swimming time

Such a big boy

Swimming all by herself

Jumping in - action shot πŸ˜‰

Another angle

My turn!

Riding the Bucking of their favorite things to do in the pool

more pool pics


He's ready to go in

Water Gardens with NaNa and Papa

My Birthday card from Justin...PERFECT

Inside of card

Birthday Dinner at Sardines - YUMMY

Booklists from 08.17.11 & 08.24.11

Great Blog to follow

Here’s a great blog from a blogger I read often! ENJOY!

My Soul Longs For You


Our niece Nicole was baptized this last weekend in the waterfall at her parents home outside of Smithville, TN. We are so proud of you Nicole!! You are growing up to be such a kind-hearted and wise young lady.

Jason and Nicole in the water

Almost time for school

So Addyson will be starting Kindergarten in less than a month and I am trying to prepare myself. She’ll be going to McKinney Church’s ELC (Early Learning Center) school 3 days a week from 9:00 – 2:00 so it’s not too much but still trying to get ready. A lot of our preparation has been doing workbooks and ready books so…if you want to help get Addy ready here’s an idea!

Click here for some books to help get her ready πŸ™‚


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