Saturday, February 28, 2015

Texas

Well, I am so disappointed I didn't take more pictures!! I didn't get any with our family or of myself with the girls. I'll pay closer attention on my next trip down there.

We checked out some historical sites down below my grandparents restaurant


I LOVED it. 

The church is gorgeous. 


AK loved ringing the church bell. 


AK loved the old miners home, after all, it's her favorite color. 


The weather was perfect & AK let me take a few pictures of her while Masyn went sledding down the hill with her cousins. 



& this is the only picture I took of Masyn :/
She's still talking about how she played the piano. 
I think it was the highlight of her trip.

It was so great to see family I hadn't seen in years, & for my girls to meet everyone. I am looking forward to going back in July & actually documenting our visit a little better. :) 


On our way home, we made an IKEA run & it was crazy and overwhelming. I picked up almost everything I needed & I have my list started for my next visit! The girls thought it was the greatest place on earth & I had to drag them off of the showroom floor. ha! 
We even made it home by bedtime. :)



Valentine's Day

It's the last day of February & we're snowed iced in, so I am catching up on all things Feb over here. 
Masyn's class party was so fun. She wanted to wear a pretty dress & this is one of my fave.


I picked up a few of these heart frames when we went to IKEA & added a free printable that I googled.
She was very excited to take it to her teacher. 


AK was so excited to pull up a seat to Masyn's table & be one of the school kids.
I can't believe this baby will start Pre-K next year!


Masyn & Noah exchanged Valentine's Day gifts again this year. They are so precious. She picked the exact same box of chocolates + bear that he got her last year because she wanted them to have matching bears. She's already wondering what she should get him next year. :)


After school, the girls came home & hosted their own Valentine's Day party. AK couldn't change back into her kitty cat dress fast enough. ha!


PBK has the cutest covers for their anywhere chairs right now & I couldn't resist them. 
I tried to convince her to put on pajamas, but I lost. Not because she hates pajamas, but because she LOVES this kitty cat dress SO MUCH. :) 


I was so excited when PBK liked AK's photo on IG! 




I finished their pink & red room and I can't wait to share it.
You can order the Run Wild My Child print here


Hope your Valentine's Day was fun & memorable! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

the girls

I just have so many moments I want to document and remember, then I got so behind on blogging.
So, in typical Misty style, I am going to just post as many random pictures as I can. :) 

Lunch dates with this little bitty are a fave of mine. I can't believe she's starting school next year & I could cry just thinking about it. 


I mean, I will have to go to Target without my shopping buddy. :(


She is going to be the class clown. I can already what my conference will be like with her teacher. 



She also hates wearing a shirt to bed because dad doesn't wear a shirt. 




Masyn loves to wear her Thanksgiving shirt. constantly. 


She has her own style & I love it. 


She loves to play office & plan parties. She asked for office supplies for Christmas & she plays with them every single day. 


She goes to bed every single night without a peep.
 No tears, complaining, or asking for one more drink of water. 
How did she get so big? 


She says, "I'm half way to 1st grade!" every single morning as she's getting out of the car. 
I just can't figure out how on earth my brand new baby is 'half way to 1st grade.' 
I am looking forward to a new teacher for her next year, but I would love to keep her little forever. 
She celebrated her 100th day of school, 101 100 Dalmatian style.


One of their fave things to do is go shopping, even if it's at Walmart.


They also love movie dates & we just can't get enough of Annie. I think I might be more obsessed with the soundtrack than they are :) 



I have about 20 posts I need to make & can't decide if I should do them in order, or just skip them & pick up with current events happening now. 

I think I might just go to bed instead of playing catch up tonight. 

sweetest angel babies 



Friday, February 13, 2015

Garth Brooks

I went to see Garth Brooks last month with my grandma, Masyn, & some friends.
I think this was the best concert I've ever been to!


I wish we would've snapped more pictures, but the entire night was chaotic. 
I was a bit stressed out until we finally sat down, but then the show was so great that I forgot how crazy the evening was. :) 

I have NO idea why my eyebrow looks so crazy. It doesn't look like that in real life! 

Masyn made a sign on computer paper that said, "Garf Crox Rox"
She held it up almost the entire time. It was so sweet! 

AK doesn't like anything too loud, so she skipped this concert & said she will wait for Taylor Swift later. ;)


Tulsa renamed our downtown streets.
Pretty awesome!


I hope he makes another stop close to home because we will be there with boots on!

Paul's Taco Recipe

My friend Gina posted about a taco recipe she just LOVES a few weeks ago & I wanted to try it!
She was right. BEST TACO RECIPE EVER. 

You'll need:
a package of white corn tortillas
1 pound of hamburger meat
canola oil 
shredded Velveeta cheese
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes
picante sauce

and the secret ingredient is Trappey's Bull Sauce
(I can't find it locally, so I ordered online. ^^ click to order^^)



These really are the best tacos ever. 


pull apart pizza bread

A fam member gave me this recipe a few years ago & it's been a Tharp fam fave ever since. 
It's more of an appetizer or party food, but sometimes AK & I have it for lunch. 
You can click here for the original post :) 



recipe 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

flu


 Well, the flu hit the Casa de Tharp the day after Christmas & we were down for a full 10 days. 


Masyn got it first & then it hit me, and then AK.

My grandma got a touch of it, too.
Thankfully, she called her doctor & they got her started on Tamiflu since she was exposed
& dodged a hospital stay.


I haven't had the flu since 1998 & this was my girls 1st time.
Hopefully their last! 

I know I've said this 10 million times before, but this wagon is my favorite thing I own.
Masyn hates the stroller because she's not a baby, but she was took sick to walk & her body ached too bad for me to carry her. I made her a bed in her wagon & she got to rest with her own pillow & blankets just like at home. She napped for 8 of the 8.5 hours we were in the ER. 


Getting Masyn to drink fluids was a challenge, but AK would drink as long as she had a bottle.
Sometimes you just gotta' do what ya' gotta' do.


Pineapple juice was the best thing ever for her cough. 


This pretty much sums up how we spent 10 full days, give or take a few trips to the ER for fluids. 
What. a. week.


I did get out the pack & play for them & they love to be snuggled up together. 
.Sometimes they'd get tired of sleeping on the couches, so they'd sleep here. 


My personal BFF's for the 10 days: 
Tamiflu & a cell phone charger that doesn't have to be plugged into the wall. 


We rang in the New Year by sleeping. 
I had a little NYE party planned with a friend of mine for the girls, but obviously we couldn't make it.
Maybe next year :)

via pinterest


Here we are in all of our flu glory! Happy New Year from the Tharp girls! ha!
This was one of my worst days, but I couldn't skip documenting it. 
Next year when we are healthy & celebrating, I'll appreciate it so much more when I look back at this picture. We got over this round of the flu & Masyn got sick again. Surely this season of sickness is almost over. Surely.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Christmas 2014

I feel like I missed Christmas. 
We did several Christmasy activities, decorated, & all that jazz, but I still can't believe it's already over.
We totally missed NYE, but that's another post :)

I made my own gift tags this year. It's been on my To Do list for 3 years in a row, so this was a big accomplishment. ;)


I let the girls open a few presents early.
That was always THE BEST thing ever when I was little, so I caved. 


I helped my friend decorate her classroom door with a gingerbread theme.


The Cranberry Kiss was our favorite Christmas drink this year. 
I think we will make it for Valentine's Day, too.


I found this nativity cookie jar at a resell shop in our town.
I love nativities, so I scooped it up right away.


My sister came over on Christmas Eve & we exchanged gifts.
I love this picture of my grandma reading to Masyn.





The girls also used my coffee table as a stage.


They put on a Taylor Swift concert before we left for church.


Asbury has the most beautiful candle light Christmas service.
The music is my favorite & I just love everything about it.
It's definitely the best Christmas service I've ever been to & I look forward to it every year.


AK slept through the entire service.


Lyndon  was supposed to be out of town the week of Christmas. Somehow things got changed around and he was home Christmas Eve AND Christmas day. Talk about a Christmas miracle! I'll take it :)


I love that my BFF & her fam goes to the same service. Every year I get to ring in Christmas with my family & best friend. It's so special.


We got home about 12:30 Christmas morning & put the girls to bed.
  Santa made it to bed around 2am & was back up early with 2 little sweethearts.
Masyn loves Taylor Swift {that's obvious}
I was going to DIY some Taylor Swift notebooks for her, but found these composition books at Walmart! SCORE! I think it was my favorite Christmas find this year.


She loves a theme, so we went with Taylor Swift as much as we could.
I found this little T Swift pillow on etsy & ordered the girls sweatshirts from Kristen
Masyn picked the RED one, naturally. 



They were so excited! They were trying to decide what to play first :)



 

 AK said, "look mom! twins!" I told her they were triplets & she said, "No, mom! They're puppies!"
Of course they are! :)


This is a random phone photo from The Christmas Train night that I forgot to post.
I love AK's face when she poses for a selfie ha! 


Christmas night & ready for Candyland and bed.
It was such a great day. This was one of my favorite Christmases ever.