Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hooray, hooray! It's CLOSING day!

It is official! Mr. T and I are moving to a new neighborhood. We are becoming home owners...we are REAL grown ups now!AHHH! I am looking forward to all the little projects we will have together making this new space ours. I have been at my current rent home for 5 years - FIVE YEARS! and it is going to be sad to say goodbye to her, but I know in my heart that I will get just as much attachment to this home as the years go by and we build our memories around it. I mean- this will be the home that we bring our first baby home to- wow! Talk about making a mark on your memories.

I'd like to say a special thank you to our realtor, David Roberts, who has calmed my nerves many a time and made this first time home buyer feel at ease with the process. He made it fun and I never doubted that he had our best interest at heart. David, you don't know what it means to us to have gone through this whole experience with you. You are just the best! Thank you for everything.

The movers are coming at 8:00 AM Saturday morning; there's no looking back now!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Andrew turns 1...

Happy birthday, sweet Andrew! We had a wonderful time at your birthday party. Way to GrOw, buddy.
Andrew received lots of new toys and books, but I have to say- I think his favorite is that alligator push-toy. He lights up everytime he is behind it. This curly cue will be walking in no time!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

burgers, brews, and blues...Twisted Root Opening!

 Ann and Grant invited us (along with most of Shreveport) to the private opening of their new restaurant, Twisted Root, this weekend.

As the doors opened, I was struck by the industrial, yet homey feel--exposed ceilings, corrugated aluminum siding and unfinished plywood--these unexpected materials were visually interesting and I instantly felt at ease. The line was long with many recognizable faces from around the area ready to partake in their first hamburger or buffalo Twisted Root Burger. Each month they will feature a different type of meat to choose from such as: Venison, Elk, Lamb, Ostrich, Kangaroo, Emu, Boar, or Alligator. How exciting!
We first made our way to the bar that was decorated with old records and guitars. There were many choices of beers on tap, but considering my current condition, I chose the pecan root beer and made my way to the covered brick patio. Both the root beer and the patio were AMAZING! This patio might be my new favorite place to "tailgate" during football season.
 Lauren and David got in line and ordered for us. I chose The Western that was served with fried onion rings, bacon, pepperjack, and jalapanos! Tison had The Ranch Hand and said it was "the best burger I've ever had that I didn't make myself." This is definitely high praise. I couldn't have been happier with my choice either! You could seriously mix and match to get a different burger every time you go. Their choice of side sauces that are conveniently already at your table were also very tasty. I added the BBQ sauce to my western buffalo burger and it was right on the money. Lauren went with the fries instead of the sweet potato chips that it comes with. Order the fries every time people. They are delicious! I am so excited to see such a fun, new restaurant open in a different location that Youree Drive.
 It opens to the public today and if you don't have dinner plans yet, I highly suggest you go TONIGHT! I wish you the best of luck Ann and Grant- but I don't think you're gonna need it ;) xoxo

Thursday, September 12, 2013

sugar and spice and everything nice!

We are having a baby girl!!

Finding out what the gender is surrounded by family was so wonderful. No restricted excitement in a doctors office- tears, screams, and "what are we going to do with a giiiirl" comments were all expressed freely amongst our packing boxes and messy house. I was thrilled with how Paper Shack set up the balloons in the box with the most adorable balloon weight ducky. They were so sweet to do that for us! They even switched my polka dots to the outside of a bigger box to fit more pink balloons. Julie Anne's Bakery made a special king cake for this Mardi Gras girl with pink and blue sugar on top.

{Dad recorded everything for us to share with Leslie - and all of you, of course!}
Cheers to you baby girl. We are so lucky to have you!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

it's a...

I had a doctor's appointment today and they were able to tell the gender of the baby! I had them write it on a piece of paper and put it in a sealed envelope. We are having our families over for a little reveal tonight. I am giddy with excitement! I am dying to know what you guys think it is.... comment and let me know if you think it's a boy or a girl. I will let y'all know tomorrow! Eeeek!!! I can't believe I am finding out in a few hours!

Amazing the difference 10 weeks can make, no?

As always, thanks for visiting and for keeping baby T in your prayers! The doc told me today that I was going to have my hands full with this kiddo because he/she wouldn't stop moving around during the ultrasound. It is so much fun to imagine this little baby's personality already shining through. I am SO looking forward to feeling him/her move in my belly. They say it will be any day now...

(Sorry about the crickets on the blog lately- we have been looking at buying a home! Exciting stuff, but stressful stuff. I really had no idea what all went into this home buying business.- whew- It has been consuming my evenings; another thing I will fill you in on soon :-)

Don't forget to let me know what you think! 
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