Monday, October 22, 2012

weekend wrap-up

The last 7 days have been absolutely crazy for me!!! Between jewelry parties, doctors appointments, girl time with a few of my friends, bridal showers, family time and of course hubby time, I have barely had a second to think with everything going on but it has been nice to be busy and not just sit at home and miss James.
Instead of giving a blow by blow of everything I have been up to I thought I would just tell you about two of my favorites.

Friday night I had a much needed girls night with my friend Lacey. She has three kids and not a lot of free time so it was so nice for the two of us to get away. We went to Zea for dinner and it was amazingly good. On top of the good food they had 1/2 margaritas!!!! We got there at around 8 pm and we ended up not leaving until after 11 pm!! Since they were on a wait we decided to grab a little table in the bar area and it was perfect (especially because we were like two little middle school girls giggling  and taking lots of pictures). After we left there we decided to go to the bar next door, Corner Bar. It is a chill little bar that doesn't have a lot of people and we could just relax and talk some more. We ended up playing pool with some people we met until 2am. Lets just say I was exhausted by the end of the night! I am a grand-maw, 11pm is late for me! I was so glad we had the opportunity to get together and just let loose. She is a stay at home mom to three kids, runs a money saving website and is a very busy lady. She is such a sweetheart and I had a blast!!

Saturday my long lost little sister came visit!!!! Back in my sorority days I got the best little sissy ever. She is super funny and creative. She only stayed here for one year and then sadly moved home (2 hours away). In the year she was here I grew to love her so much and she was one of the amazing ladies by my side the day I married my soulmate. So Saturday she drove up and spent the entire day with me. She also brought with her my new little (puppy) nephew, Murphy!!!! We spent most of our day talking and catching up on our lives. We got lunch at her fav laffy spot (Izzo's Illegal Burrito). The dogs had such a good time playing with Murphy and I was in doggy heaven. Murphy is the only beagle to have a place in my heart!!
How cute is he?!?!

Hope you had just as good of a weekend as I did but I am definitely look forward to a more relaxed weekend to come. I just have to get through this crazy week ahead!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

our first LSU game

This weekend we were able to attend our first LSU game!!! Neither one of us had ever been to a game and both have been talking about it for years. A few weeks ago one of my friends had extra tickets and offered them to us. I was so shocked, I mean these things aren't cheap and she was giving them to me! But anyways we of course said HECK YES!! The game was a late game so we were able to leave around lunch time and head to Baton Rouge. It was my friend, Lauren's, fiancé's work tailgate so we weren't sure what to expect but let me just tell you! I have never been to tailgating like this before. It was in the "faculty center" on campus and it was amazing. This was open bar, catered, air conditioned
kind of tailgating. But look I wasn't complaining. I always love the tent outside, beer bong, big pot of jambalaya kind of tailgating but this was so nice!!! We got there and decided to go walk around for a little while. I have never really walked around the campus before, so I was having so much fun seeing how big and beautiful it is. I got to see the Phi Mu house (always my favorite thing to do on a new campus). After walking around for a while we headed to the faculty center and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon in air conditioning!! The game was at 7pm but of course we got a little side tracked and left too late to see kick off but walking into that stadium was a memory i will never forget. It was breathtaking to see so many people and hear the noise. We sadly did not get to stay the whole game(Lauren is 8.5 months pregnant and was feeling really bad so we decided we should head back to Lafayette). I am so happy LSU won though (definitely a close one). The game was so much fun and I am so happy we got the chance to go!!
tickets to our first game!!!!

Lauren, Mike, and baby Addison!!

As soon as I saw someone else with one of these I died!!! Thankfully the hubs went and found the stand selling it!! Yummmyy

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Friday, October 12, 2012

our blog has a new look

If you can't tell our little blog got a major face lift!!! I am so in love with the new look!!! And how cute is that name.. sandbox soulmates!!!! A few months ago my sister in law asked if I would like a blog make-over and of course I said yes. Let's just face it the old blog was so not cute!! So the last few months she has been working in between a baby and a full time job (I know amazing right?) to give us this masterpiece. I am so grateful for what she has done for the blog!!! I hope you like the new look as much as I do! This blog is a true representation of us and I just love it so much!!! I am hoping to really start getting more involved with blogging and expanding it to more than just weekend wrap-ups. My hope is to start blogging about cooking, diy's, and so much more!! Hope you have an amazing Friday!! My hubby is coming home so you know I will!!! ;)

You should SO check out my SIL's awesome blog here!!!!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012


This is my first "Link Up" and I am so excited!!! I recently started following Jenn at Perfectly Imperfect and thought this would be a great first link up!!! 

current book(s):  school books =( I have no extra time to read lately. As soon as December comes I will be reading my little but off!!!!! 
current playlist:  the last two days I have been obsessing with anything country, listening to it constantly while I am at home or in the car.
current color(s):  anything fall!!! (mustard, purple, hunter green, red) 
current food/drink:  my cup of coffee and half of a bagel (YUMMM)
current favorite show(s):  X Factor, Long Island Medium, Jersey Shore (sadly), Modern Family, and 2 Broke Girls.
current needs:  anything for the house, colored skinnies, chambray top, and a new winter coat
current banes of my existence:  LESSON PLANS!!! 
current celebrity crush:  Channing Tatum. (idk why but I find him so cute)
current #1 blessing:  my husband. He is the most amazing guy ever and I am so blessed to call him my husband!!
current indulgence: halloween candy!!
current outfit: pj's!! (laying in bed drinking my coffee and writing this)
current excitement:  James and I are going to our first LSU game this weekend!!!
current mood:  burnt out with school work and still so much left to do!! (is it December yet?) 
current favorite quote or verse:  Don't Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else's Middle -Jon Acuff
Really need to keep telling myself this. I sometimes find myself so envious of others and then realize they are 5-10 years older than me and are in a different place in life.
 current wish list item:  This iPhone case! So Cute!!!----------------->
current favorite product(s):  fall nail polish!! (any brand any color LOVE them all)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

happy fall y'all

Here is our pretty outside decorations for fall. We had way too much fun at the pumpkin patch and I think we have more pumpkins in our yard than our whole neighborhood combined!! I love it and can't wait to finish the inside! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

weekend wrap-up

Good morning!!!
As I speak my husband is making "big breakfast" as we like to call it. It is one of our favorite things. He makes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, and coffee of course. And it is all yummy!!!! Over the years we have turned into early birds and 7:00 am is the normal get up time for a Saturday and Sunday morning in the Gautreaux household. I used to get really upset but now it is so nice to get up and get more things done. It also makes 8:00 am class a lot easier during the week compared to my freshman year when I missed quite a few of those morning classes!! 

So anyways while I lay in bed sipping my coffee I thought I would tell y'all about our weekend! I was supposed to work on Friday (For the first time in three weeks) but lucky for me my aunt called me to babysit my precious little nine month old cousin and I  could not resist. I quickly gave my shift up! I mean who would rather spend their night waiting on hungry and sometimes grouchy people when you can spend your evening with a happy, sweet, and cuddling baby?!?!? Sadly Olivia has been going through a phase and was far from a happy bubbly baby but we made it through! They think she is possibly teething and she pretty much cried the whole entire time!!!! It wasn't the night I expected but still way better than working at the restaurant! 
James had his friend Ryan over and they played Xbox late into the night (something I will never understand). From what I hear they played some new scary game and took turns getting the begeebers scared out of them and screaming like girls! (Can I please be a fly on the wall?)

On Saturday we woke up and went on an early morning grocery shopping trip. We are now on a once a month shopping trip so we knew it would be a long and pricy trip and wanted to get there early to be the crowds. Luckily Starbucks is right in front of Walmart and we picked up coffee before heading inside. We were in and out in ohhh 2 hours... not too bad right?!? ;)  It really isn't too bad, we have always liked going together to go shopping so it is actually something we look forward to!

This is only a portion of the list ;) 
After we got home I had to get ready for a baby shower. One of my friends, Lauren, is pregnant with her second baby(first one was a boy and now she is having a girl!) and some of her friends decided to throw her a shower for baby Addison. I had a lot of fun and she got lots of goodies. There were so many dresses and bows I think she is going to be the most fashionable little miss around!! 

When I got home we hurried up and changed again (Yes I know, it was a crazy day) and we headed to the pumpkin patch! We love fall around here and get so excited to go to the pumpkin patch. I think I might have gone a little crazy with the pumpkins but who cares I could not resist. We have made it a family tradition to go together every year with our dogs and can't wait until we will be able to bring our own children there. I love seeing all of the little families there taking pictures and buying pumpkins.

Hubby was a good sport and never complained as I was adding more and more pumpkins!

Daisy was bored and yawning while I was trying to take pictures

My little family

Crazy right?!? 
After leaving the pumpkin patch my Maw-Maw called and said she was cooking the first gumbo of the season an to come pick some up! My response: HECK YEAH! Will be there ASAP!!! We love gumbo around here and Maw-Maw makes the best gumbo!!! We went over there and all the puppies got to play together and we got to visit with Maw-Maw and Poppy for a little while. 
This is Teddy's favorite spot: Poppy's chair!!

 Today we are going to decorate the inside and outside for Fall and I am so excited. I have been burning "fall" candles for two weeks now so it will be nice to have everything out (pictures coming soon)! I am also trying out a Pinterest recipe I found and hopefully it will turn out super yummy!!!! James is sadly leaving tonight to go back but I have a huge test on Tuesday so as soon as he leaves I will be studying nonstop until Tuesday at 9:00 am.

Hope your weekend was just as amazing as ours!!! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

7 years and counting...

Yesterday was the seventh anniversary of James asking me to be his "girlfriend" during the last song of our freshmen homecoming dance. At the time I never would have thought in 7 years I would be married to him! At the time I thought it would last a few weeks or months and then we would move on, but God had other plans for us. Also at the time I had no clue how absolutely amazing this guy was and how happy he would make me. He is the sweetest, kindest, most loving and generous person I know. He makes me strive to be a better person every day and he encourages me on my roughest days. He is simply amazing and I get to spend the rest of my life with him. He is just the best and I am so dang lucky. Everyday I thank God for this amazing gift he has given me. I am so lucky to have found my soulmate so young in life and I cherish him more than you can ever know.
I wish he would have been here with me to celebrate the special day, but of course he is in Shreveport. =(

While celebrating our four year anniversary 3 years ago he proposed. It was one of the best days of my life. We were spending it at the beach and the second day we were there he decided to make it the trip we would never forget. It was such a special weekend and I am truly blessed to have such an amazing man to call my husband. Our dating-anniversary is always going to be so special to me and something we will always celebrate it. 

I love this man more than anything and the past 7 years have been the best ever and I am looking forward to the next 70 years!!! Love you Babe... more than anything =)
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