20 July 2016

Summer Haps

  You guys, I can't belive July is halfway over!
Ok more than halfway,
but gosh darn it it's flying by!
  We haven't been up to much and yet I feel like we're super busy!
Our 4th of July was very chill.
In fact, all we did was go to IHOP for breakfast hahaha
To be fair, Andrew really doesn't like going on outings unless he HAS to cuz he works
all day so the weekends he likes to laze about
and well, we girls just don't like to do it every time hahaha

Rory did get a special treat this month.
I won a Painting with Rapunzel at As You Wish from A Childs Dream Entertainment
and so we met with Rapunzel
(who was actually Allie's sister Abby!)
and she painted 3 pieces!!
A shark, a princess (Belle if you ask her) and a little butterfly 
that I asked them to make into a magnet

Before we met up with Rapunzel we had dinner with grandparents Mills
and Aunt Haley.
We hadn't seen Grandma and Grandpa for over a month while they 
were cruising around Europe (again! so jealous!)
So the girls were super excited to see them and even posed for pictures!
Last week we did something the most dramatic of all!

Yes, I got Rory's hair cut.
It was her first hair cut other than one when she had that 
mullet problem as a baby.
She did so good during it!
At first she was apprehensive, then she just let it go 
and she's so freaking adorable I die!
I had both girls with me (duh)
BUT the GreatClips wasn't really crowded at all
and she said I could hold Jade........

yeah THIS happened!
First thing Andrew said to me when he saw it was 
"It's almost the 'Classic Ali' look!"
Meaning the style I had in high school and when we started dating.
He prefers my hair long but he was actually pretty nostalgic about this 'do.
So so far I'm liking it and just kicking myself for giving myself bangs....
I forgot how much I hate these things!
Overall though I'm loving not having to waste so much shampoo,
constantly brush through it 8 million times a day,
but I do still miss my long locks ;)
It was sooooo direly needed though it was sad hahaha
and NO I didn't dye my hair.
It's literally that dark now hahaha
Saturday was my friend Stacy's birthday and she requested a movie and lunch,
so we went and saw Ghostbusters!!
It's freaking hilarious!!
I literally choked on a Junior Mint while watching it from laughing so hard!
There really isn't anything bad in it either! 
Now there is a guy that flips them off like 8 times
(super immature and such)
BUT he doesn't say the actual word so it's a half victory.
And Chris Hemsworth?!
You guys know I adore him,
and he's funny!!
Not like acting so bad it's funny but actual comedy funny I was so surprised!
This weekend I'm super stoked!!
Andrew and I are getting a getaway!
We're getting a kid-free weekend and lemme tell ya,
it's been most needed!!
Can't believe summer is almost over!
Rory starts preschool in 3 weeks!!
Can I get an AMEN?!

30 June 2016

June you Monster!!

I thought I'd catch up on a few 
happenin's around the Mills bunch ;)

 We went to the splash pad with our really good friends and Rory still hates water hahaha
I seriously don't know where she came from!
Her daddy and aunt were swimmers in high school and I love the pool!
Jade on the other hand, loves it!
After about an hour Rory finally mostly got into it
but then we had to go cuz it was HOTTT
and lunch time which resulted in a meltdown haha
oh toddlers man!

After the splash pad we got some Kneaders for lunch and 
naps were a big success that day. 
We all felt better after a nice snooze.

My dad "had" to bring the drone to help us take a video of the whole room
and it sent decor flying around like crazy with the down draft hahaha

 We helped my grandparents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!
That's a HUGE milestone and my major #relationshipgoal
They were so cute during the whole endeavor
and especially during the program my mom had put together for them of their favorite
songs from Broadway.
She asked actors from the theatre to come help her out 
and they more than rose to the challenge!
They came without getting paid,
unless you count mom's famous chocolate chip cookies as payment haha
and they dazzled the crowd! 
It was a cultural hall full of fairy lights and family and friends.
My grandparents were thoroughly impressed
with what my mom had put together
and I was happy to soak my feet the entire next day after being 
the designated helper all day for party prep hahaha

We also got to go to opening night of Newsies at Gammage!!
My parents had given us tickets for Christmas
and it was finally time to pay up!! ;)
It was sooo good and made me just wanna dance around everywhere.
Note to self:
dancing around while cooking dinner, not the best time to try out
new dance moves that I definitely can't do! Hahaha
It was a nice night to get out without the kids and leave them in the very capable
hands of our favorite babysitter (who just moved away! cue tears!!)
We celebrated Andrew's 27th birthday on the 15th!
I didn't take any pictures cuz that would have been smart
But we took him out to eat for lunch and then he went on a guys night out
to nerd kingdom (AKA GameStop) and then they played games
for a long while that night.
He was a very happy camper ;)
Father's Day!
So Rory's birthday was also Father's Day and we gave Andrew a book
he's been asking for for a couple years now.
And each grandpa and Papa got a similar present to Mother's Day.
"All About Grandpa/Papa" and they loved it!
All three of them have interesting favorite superheroes,
and their jobs are very unique and no, 
I have NO idea where she got these answers hahaha
They enjoyed them though and I think this may turn into a tradition ;)
Beverly, Jenna, Kayla, Jen, Brooke, Camille, and me
I also got to do a brunch with some of my favorite ladies on the planet!
It was nice to get out and just be me.
I didn't have to worry about entertaining kids or husband
and I could just listen.
It was awesome!
I can't believe June is over today!! 
Year is half over, holy crap!
I'm also extremely grateful that this insane month is over!
Anniversary party, 2 birthdays, Newsies, Father's Day
AND a birthday party full of toddlers!
Oh my! ;)