Cibolo Creek

Back in August we drove up to Boerne, Texas to attend a family wedding. We actually missed the ceremony due to faulty GPS instructions...but we all had a blast at the reception afterwards! The next morning after breakfast we visited an antique shop and then decided to spend some time at Cibolo Creek on our way out of town. The boys had a lot of fun seeing a bunch of geese and ducks (and a few turtles!) up close, although Connor kept trying to run off on his own! He is becoming quite the independent little boy! Here are a million some pictures we took of our morning by the banks of the creek.


Going Out In Pajamas...

Dress & Sandals (TJMAXX) Plaid Shirt (Target) Purse (Ross)
...is a no no, but a sweater dress that is as comfortable as pajamas is perfectly fine! I found this one on clearance at TJMAXX recently and know I'll get a lot of use out of it this fall and winter. The above pics are from last Saturday for some errands and park time with the family, and the one below is from Sunday before church. It was a lovely weekend, despite all of us still having the sniffles. We got groceries after church, picked up lunch, and then settled in to watch the latest Doctor Who episode. (Still waiting for this season to pick up a bit...) Sean's allowed to play games on the weekend so Ryan got him set up on the computer and I got Connor down for a nap and then we enjoyed our mini date together. With iced coffee and snacks of course! Oh and speaking of snacks, I'm still trying to get back into better eating habits, I've made some progress but I'm not where I'd like to be yet. I'm not going to beat myself up about it though and even decided to hold off on weighing myself for a while. (The daily weight fluctuations were driving me crazy.) Instead I'm just going to focus on the positive things going on in our lives right now, (choir practice for me, karate class for Sean and Ryan, a fun game we're all enjoying playing together, progress in Sean's homeschooling, new cute things Connor does and says each day, and sweet time spent with friends and family) and just keep trying to be healthier every day! Onwards and upwards my friends, by the Grace of God! 
Dress (Target) Sweater (Old Navy) Flats (Gift) Necklace (James Avery)
(Linking up to the Stylish Housewife and the Pleated Poppy!)



 Shirt & Shorts (Old Navy) Boots (Marshalls) Watch (Fossil)
I've been feeling pretty frazzled lately, especially after a weekend spent at home with a sick baby (just a cold thankfully), and then getting sick myself. Lack of sleep and falling back into poor eating habits don't help either. (Like that scone pictured above!) I've gained some weight back and that sends me into a cycle of feeling bad about myself and then eating sweets to feel better, and then feeling like a failure for not having better self-control. I need to pray for strength to do what's right for my health instead of giving into the momentary pleasure of junk food. I know I feel better and have more energy when I follow a paleo diet, but I keep slipping up and vowing to "do better tomorrow." Last week I made cookies and strawberry cobbler for the family, and today it was a toddler on a nap strike that drove me to sweets. Ryan rescued us from cabin fever after work and we went for a drive and picked up coffee and dessert. We eventually wound up at a dead end street in a neighborhood nearby and stopped to watch the deer we saw in the surrounding field. It was nice to see a bit of nature in the middle of the city. We also did some window shopping and let the kids burn off some energy running around before heading back home. I thought for sure Connor would nap after that but NOPE! Still flat-out refused to fall asleep. It would be fine if he wasn't tired and didn't need to sleep, (when he's well-rested he's a joy to be around!) but he was delirious with exhaustion and acting out because of it. He finally passed out at 7:30, which means an early morning is in store for me tomorrow... Oh well, at least Sean went to bed early as well and I've had some time to get my feelings out here. It's true what everyone says, blogging is therapeutic y'all! Here's to making better choices tomorrow and God bless husbands for treating tired mommies well!
Anticipating Flashback Fashion Fridays: Four years ago I was blogging about this fall outfit I put together:
I still like it and how appropriate are the deer earrings considering my little encounter today! :)
(Linking up to the Stylish Housewife!)
(Also linking up again with the lovely Adri and Jessica from Adri Lately and Jeans and a Teacup with Flashback Fashion Fridays.)
Jeans and a Teacup