Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Over the weekend, I got the honor to be able to attend my cousin Taryn and her husband Jimmy's wedding reception. 

See Taryn and Jimmy had a destination wedding in Belize back in May so only her closest family members were able to attend. But she told me that come fall, her and Jimmy had decided to have a reception for those who weren't able to attend. 

You have to know something. Taryn and I aren't blood related cousins. Our parents aren't siblings. But we are cousins in every other aspect of the word. Almost like sisters. I've known Taryn since I was born (she is 3 weeks older). Our parents have been friends since high school. We both have older sisters (who are also 3 weeks apart). The Kesterson's are a huge part of my life and I thank God they are. They are loud, funny and say what's on their minds. 

It was fun getting us all back together. We decided to leave Brody with Debbie since it was an open bar and we knew we would be out late. Kara left Hayden with her Debbie but did bring Landry.

Landry loved being the only one! She got to dance with Pop and Mimi and she also danced with B and I! 

I didn't get to catch up with Taryn as much as I would like (she had a bunch of people to chat with) but she lives here now so we have plans for lunch! 
Congrats Taryn and Jimmy. I hope Jimmy knows what a loud, crazy but fun loving family he has entered. And I hope he knows that when he gets the Kestersons', he gets the Clemens' too! I love that y'all live here now. And I love you both! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Queen B

Last night was The VMA's and boy was it good! Everyone looked incredible, nothing was over the top and I didn't find myself fast forwarding through any performances.

Favorite outfits of the night...honestly....has to go to Beyonce and Kim K on her makeup. She looked beautiful! So natural (ok...well as natural as she can look) but her makeup was killer.

But y'all...I am having a case of the Monday's, so I am just going to leave a link to Beyonce's performance in case you didn't see it.

Because you all need to see it. You all need to see what talent looks like. 

Click below for video

Friday, August 26, 2016

Five on Friday

one. Jesus loves me this I know
The Emerald Sky girls are back at it again. I love this shirt. Love love love it. It's so soft and so comfy and looks so good on him. He got complimented all day on this shirt. And their fall line is about to drop and I am ecstatic to see all the new pieces. 

I saw these the other day at Target and almost had a scream fest. Fact: I hate onions. Despise them. But I love French's fried onions. Can't explain it. Anyways......I have put these on chicken tacos, I have added them to my salad and I have just ate them by themselves. They are a little spicy but not to bad. 

three. Pumpkin everything
It has started. The pumpkin spice is back and it's everywhere. Coffee, cereal, Pop-Tarts, creamer, candles, sprays, etc. I love pumpkin so I am so excited it is back. My house is already loaded up with so many different pumpkin things. Bobby just laughs at me. Oh well. 

four. Football
Football has started back. Yes, I know official games don't start for 2 weeks but I don't care. I love football season. I am in search for a new Dallas Cowboy hat this year. I was going to join a fantasy football league but I decided to not this year. I get way to invested and it doesn't end well when I lose. Especially if Bobby has helped me that week, I end up mad at him. So instead I think I might do Draft Kings to help feel the void. 

five. National Dog Day
Today is national dog day so I couldn't let this day go by without a picture of my pups. I love these guys so much. They are so sweet and so good with Brody. They are simply the best dogs on the planet! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Dear Diary, 


Change is a word that most of us don't like. I have found that most people don't like change, especially when it is something we can't control. 

Well, change has happened to me. A change has come into my life and I am dealing. 

Without going into a massive amount of details, last Monday I was let go of my daytime job. A job that I had been at for over 3 years. They are making some cuts and because I was already part-time, they made the choice to let me go. 

Good news is that it wasn't something I had done. 

Bad news is that I am out of a job. 

I have had a job since I was 14 years old! That is over half of my life. So I am new at this "no job"! 

So what am I going to do you ask? 

Well, right now my plan is be a stay at home mom. And beyond that, I don't have any plans right now. 

So to all of you stay at home moms out there, what do you do with your children for fun? What are some fun and maybe free things that I can take my 1 year old too? How do you keep your head on straight and keep your mind sane? Any advice for me? 

I know God watches over me. I know God has bigger plans for me. I know God has blessed me with an incredible husband and a beautiful baby and I am going to enjoy every moment I can with them. 

Love, Me

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gold, Silver and Bronze

So I told you I would do an update on the Olympic winners and here they are: 

We won 46 gold medals, 37 silver medals and 38 bronze medals for a combined total of 121 medals: 
  • Swimming: 33 medals: 16 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze
  • Track and Field: 32 medals: 13 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze
  • Gymnastics: 12 medals: 4 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze
  • Wrestling: 3 medals: 2 gold, 1 bronze
  • Basketball: 2 medals: 2 gold
  • Boxing: 3 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze
  • Tennis: 3 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze
  • Judo: 2 medals: 1 gold and 1 silver
  • Cycling- BMX: 2 medals: 1 gold and 1 silver
  • Rowing: 2 medals: 1 gold and 1 silver
  • Shooting: 3 medals: 1 gold and 2 bronze
  • Water Polo: 1 medal: 1 gold
  • Triathlon: 1 medal: 1 gold
  • Cycling- Road: 1 medal: 1 gold
  • Fencing: 4 medals: 2 silver and 2 bronze
  • Diving: 3 medals: 2 silver and 1 bronze
  • Cycling- Track: 2 medals: 2 silver
  • Equestrian: 3 medals: 1 silver and 2 bronze
  • Archery: 2 medals: 1 silver and 1 bronze
  • Volleyball: 2 medals: 2 bronze
  • Sailing: 1 medal: 1 bronze
  • Taekwondo: 1 medal: 1 bronze
  • Golf: 1 medal: 1 bronze
  • Weightlifting: 1 medal: 1 bronze
  • Beach Volleyball: 1 medal: 1 bronze 

Congratulations to all the winners this year and to all the athletes who participated in the games. You are all so talented! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

1st and 2nd

I know this is a day late but I just want to say good luck to all my school starters. Especially Landry, Colton and Kent. 

Landry is now in 2nd grade and at a new school. I am so excited for her. I can't believe my girl is in the 2nd grade! She is so beautiful, so smart and just has a very kind way about her. I love everything about her! 

Both Colton and Kent are in the 1st grade now and are still at Tyler Street. These 2 are like brothers and I love that they have such a great relationship. And not to mention so incredibly handsome! They too are also very smart and they both care about others. I love seeing that, especially in boys. 

Landry, Colton and Kent: 
I love all 3 of you so very much. You are all going to do something great in this world. You have kind hearts and such a sweetness about you. Never stop being you. Never stop helping others like you already do. Keep learning and keep being excited about school. And don't ever forget how much I love you! Besides your mommas and grandmothers, I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN! I love love love you all so much! 
-Aunt Dani

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." -Dr. Seuss 

Monday, August 22, 2016


Y'all.....Thank you so much to those who participated in my 500th blog post giveaway! I am excited to announce that Casey Davis has won my giveaway! Congratulations and I will reach out to you on Instagram! 

I can't thank you enough for being on this blog ride with me. It seriously is the best outlet for me and I love talking about things; things in my life, things in the world and everything in between. 

If you have been on this ride with me, if you have read all 500 blog post or have just read 1, I thank you. I really do thank you for it all. 

Here's to 500 more!