My Son’s Steelers Game Surprise {Video}

See this face? This is the face of a kid who was tricked into thinking he was going to Ikea with his dad but they were really going to the Steelers game in Charlotte instead. My son thought he was earning $50 helping my husband. He had no idea what he was REALLY getting! This […]

Our New House Tour (Mostly)

While a bulk of the unpacking has been done already, there are still some odds and ends that don’t have homes, or organization for those things (so they’re sitting in boxes until I can figure it out), and our garage has been untouched so far (yikes!). Plus, we’ve done NO planting whatsoever (which is SO unlike […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W30 & 31} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Life List Item Crossed Off: Our Tea Party Send-off at Mad Hatter’s Tea

Yesterday, a few of the San Antonio bloggers came together for a “Brunch Send Off” for me and my friend Claire, as we’re both military wives and both our families are both moving away 🙁 I became super excited when I heard our brunch would be held at the Mad Hatter Tea House – to go to a real tea house and […]

Life List Item Checked Off: Riding Bikes with My Kids

We’d been wanting to get these for some time. I am so excited to be able to bike ride with ALL of my children, even if only briefly before we have to go somewhere, or it’s too darn hot out (still). We do our best to get out there every day. I can’t believe how […]

Bucket List Item Crossed Off: SeaWorld San Antonio Aquatica Stingray Interaction

A couple weeks ago, we got the chance to cross off a bucket list item with the kind SeaWorld folks – we did the Stingray Interaction! Ahh! It was SO! FREAKING! AWESOME! They were quite squishy feeling, brushing along your legs like they did. They were excited to see us, swirling around, splashing in the […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Five} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Operation GMST (Get My Sh*t Together) – January update & February Challenge

At the beginning of this year, I was determined. Operation GMST was officially afoot. I created our family’s “bucket” or “life list,” and began the #happinessis weekly feature, focusing on all the happiness in our lives each week (which I love so sooo very much). This year is going to be the year of getting […]

The Day We Became Models for SeaWorld

A few months ago, the Douglas Family got to cross something off their family bucket list – being models. (No, we did not walk a runway. Heh.) We had been asked by SeaWorld San Antonio if we wouldn’t mind posing for their photographer so they could get some new, updated pictures of their new cabanas […]

Traveling and Our Family Bucket List

We spent time looking out over the ocean for Thanksgiving, visiting my parents, drinking in the sea air as we trolloped all over coastal Florida with a smile. We played at the park, we ate collaboratively cooked meals together, sharing in laughter and joy for three wonderful days. It’s always bittersweet when visiting family – […]