Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kinda Homeless

So we are a little homeless these days. Our house of 6 years sold right after the new year. It was the strangest Christmas I have ever had. No decorating. Lots of packing. Opening up gifts in the saddest living room. We were completely moved out Dec. 27th. 
We moved into my grandmother's home (she is in Florida for the winter). We were so lucky to have that space available. It's a little tight there though. We are using 2 of the 3 bedrooms to store our stuff that wouldn't fit into storage. Little Ollie sleeps in the living room under his tent that holds his crib mattress. The entire situation isn't bad but I'm so over it. I'm ready to be in our own space again. I'm ready to put our new home together. Sometimes I wake up at 3am thinking about what I want and where. Thank goodness for Pinterest!!

Ollie seems to be at the perfect age for moving. It was fairly easy during the move. Not asking a lot of questions. Not getting upset. He broke mine and Austin's heart the night we walked through the last time. We told him to say "bye" to his room. He got on the floor and hugged and kissed it. Of course, I cried. Austin brought "the white house" for me (us) November 2007. We got married next door to it, made so many memories in it, put so much work in it, started a family in it. Ollie is, however, very excited about his new home. Right after it was framed, he picked out his room (and has never changed his mind and switched). We go over a couple times a week to look at the progress. Hopefully only 6 weeks left.
We're taking a little staycation this week at Austin's parents house. It's been a nice change. We have more room and a bathtub (there's only a shower at my grandmother's-poor Ollie). The weather was so nice this past weekend. The boys gave Hydi a bath, and I sat outside trying to get some freckles and worked on finishing the final pumpkin beers my father-in-law still has.
^^Austin took this picture, and it is seriously my favorite picture ever!!^^

Ok ok, so one last thing. So even though we have places to stay, we're constantly bouncing around. Almost everyday when I pick Ollie up, he will ask me where we are staying  tonight. "Mom are we going to Jojo's or Granny's?" Like I said, homeless!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Celebrating holidays with babies is so much fun. More fun than I expected. I have never been a huge Valentine's day fan. But with Ollie around (and now that he's older) I want to make these days special. And it's so much fun for me. We didn't do anything crazy this year. No baking or card making. We are living at my grandmother's house waiting for ours to be finished- hopefully in March- so getting creative is hard to do when you're living out of suitcases and the bare essentials. But we did put together some V-day cards for the very special people in Ollie's life!!

Ollie is really into all things super heroes now! He has one Avengers shirt that he never wants to take off. Any time they are on tv, we must watch! I love this phase right now. He's such a boy! And he loves tattoos. So I found Superman Tattoo Valentines!! 

He's learning to write his name! A little scared to do the E's. He's such a smart kid. I love how he learns something new every day.

Ta-da!! Oh yes, and I picked the Henry Cavill Man of Steel cards.Win-win. Happy Valentine's Day, Oliver. I was dropping him off this morning, he usually cries when I leave him, but today he wanted me to leave so he could eat all his candy! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow day!

The last 3 days have been quite silly! A lot of work skipping. A lot of waiting for the storm to hit. Finally saying "Screw this! Let's go to Target!!" Getting back from Target and watching the yucky, gross rain turn into beautiful snow flakes!! It's the first snow we have had this winter. Alabama winters are so strange. In a couple days, it will be in the 60s!

We waited a couple hours then stepped out into this!! I love when it's cold enough to snow but not so miserable that you don't want to get out in it. We hung out a while mostly walking the yard and letting Hydi (our pup) run around.
Ollie has started to cooperate more when I take pictures of him. He will pause and give me his cheesiest grin! I love it.
 This turned out blurry, but I really like it. It was almost dark out. No one was driving down the road. It was so peaceful and so quiet and with the snow perfect.

We woke up this morning and snow was everywhere but melting fast. We slowly drove over to my parents, had a snowball fight, built a snow bear (a dirty snow bear!), and finished off with driving our power wheel all around. Ollie doesn't get the concept of snow angels! He just laid there and looked silly.
Happy snow day!

Monday, February 10, 2014


So this is me. I'm Tawnie. I was going through my phone trying to find a decent picture of myself and this is the best I could do. It's my new go-to for profile pics and what not!
So I want to start a blog. I have a 3 year old son (and hopefully more to come). I was crappy about putting together a baby book- do people even do baby books anymore?- so I thought this would be perfect. 
What's my little guy look like?
Oliver "Ollie" Bryant. Born March 30th, 2011. This was the first day we met.
And this is what he looks like now. Almost 3. He has fantastic hair! Super smart. Very strong willed but also very loving. So this is it. The adventures of Ollie Bryant to begin!