Weekend Getaway to Dallas

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello lovely readers!

Last weekend we headed to the big city (ha!) to celebrate my MIL's birthday.
The Mr. had a day off from work on Saturday, so we decided to make a weekend of it and stay the night. We left Saturday morning and settled in our hotel before visiting Nebraska Furniture Mart (holy moly, that place is awesome!) and then enjoyed an amazing dinner at Estillo Gaucho, a Brazilian Churrascaria in the Frisco area. It was nice to have everything near by and not have to drive to Dallas. We even had brunch at the Plano Blue Mesa on Sunday, and it was delish!

Here are some pics of the happenings...

Like I have said before, I am fascinated at how much the twins love hotels! They are all about rolling around and being high up where they can see everything.

My MIL and us at dinner

This place is so delicious I can't stand it! The mini rolls are baked fresh and have cheese in the middle, and the smoked salmon is to die for. 

I had to take a mirror selfie in the hotel of our denim outfits and Sloane's successful attempt at mixing prints, she looked darling :)

Ford showing off his OU hat.

My plaid babies!

We had a wonderful time with family and hope to get back to Dallas soon!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend also!
~Mrs. S

growing up simmonds

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello all,
and welcome to to my new blog 
growing up simmonds!

Notice the lower caps as I decided that eventually when I feel the timing is right and the kids have grown a little, I will change it to upper case :)

So, my first post will be dedicated to scenes from our weekend.

The Mr. did not have a game Friday night, but he still had to go scout for the upcoming game, which means it was an early night for us here at home. 

Saturday morning we watched the unexpected loss of my newly adopted team the 
Oklahoma Sooners

My little sooner fan

It was nice for the kids to spend some quality time with their daddy

We visited a local pumpkin patch in the afternoon. The patch was located at a nearby church ranch on acres upon acres of land, which meant we had to take a hayride to the main grounds which had a petting zoo and snacks for kids, then another hayride to the actual pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, the hayride did not wait for picture-takers so no pics from the patch...

The twins met some sheep and Ford even got to meet a baby pig

Saturday evening we had dinner at a local Mexican place and although it was good, it made me miss Dallas Tex-Mex so much :( there's just no comparison to Mi Cocina!

Sunday was spent relaxing, walking to the park, and making the most delicious slow cooker chili. 

I hope you all had a great weekend and I look forward to hearing from you!

~Mrs. S


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hello Everyone!

You may have noticed something different about my blog here today.

I was inspired to update my blog yesterday after one of my favorite bloggers, MissDixie shared her new look. I not only decided to change my whole look, but also my blog name!

I wanted to give you all a heads up that beginning Monday, October 12th, I will be located at 


Considering we now live in a small town in Oklahoma, I wouldn't necessarily call us suburbanites and while we may live in a big city again one day (or the suburbs) I figured the majority of my posts will likely center around raising the twins and our journey in life through our faith in God, our love for our family and friends and our hope in Jesus that he brings good health and prosperity our way. 

I hope you all decide to follow along, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my new look!