Goodbye Gallbladder!

So this is where I say, 
I miss my blog, I'm gonna do better, I need to get a laptop and it's a pain to blog from my phone!

Blah, blah, blah

I have one extra excuse. I got sick in March and had a fever for 2 weeks. We thought it was the flu at first, but it lasted too long. I was miserable. 

I went to the ER on Good Friday. I had gallstones, but none of the symptoms (besides a fever)

So I had surgery on Saturday HOPING it was the issue.

These are my babies visiting me on Easter:
Since I was sick for awhile, there were no new Easter outfits this year. I DID make a quick run to the store, before the hospital, so I could fill their baskets. 

My family swooped in and took care of our kids. I didn't have to worry about them at all. 

My fever continued another couple of days, but it finally broke. And it hasn't come back.
 Thank you Jesus!
So it was the gallbladder's fault!

I couldn't lift over 10 lbs for 3 weeks! Jesse is triple that. Marcus took time off work and did EVERYTHING! When he went back, my mom took over. (I have an organized pantry now) And Courtney even came over one morning, in her pink robe, to lift Jesse out of his crib. 

I'm so grateful for my people!

So, now I'm back to normal, if you can call me that? I'm making up for lost time and doing lots of projects.

I just decoupaged this dresser yesterday:

And look! I have a pink dining room again! This is my third pink dining room. 

While I abandoned my blog, Jesse turned 2 and Katie Belle lost all her teeth!! 

I'm on Instagram @dinaleighw

THAT I can keep up with!



As of February 20th, I'm 41.

That's a real live grown up age. 
I don't feel like a real live grown up quite yet.

My niece, Melissa, made my super cute cake!

 My whole family came over and I took zero pictures! There are 20 of us when we all get together. I love how my family and Marcus's family all get along so well.

And Katie Belle and Jesse are in heaven having all their favorite people in one place!
Marcus decorated and KB kept singing "Let's get this party started."

I love my people!

 I got a couple of fun bday gifts for my house!
Cute red stools.
They are from Hobby Lobby, if you need some too. 
And handles and pulls for my cabinets. I've had naked cabinets for 7 months, so I'm excited about these!

 Katie Belle loves our new stools. She and Nonni were having leftover birthday cake and I think Jesse had the best seat in the house. 
There's not many people I would share my chocolate cake with, but Katie Belle has a special love for her brother. She calls him Mr. Cutie Pants and always wants him to be happy. In fact, yesterday he was ripping bears out of one of HER pop up books. So I took it away, he cried, and she told me to tell him I was sorry!! 
I don't think so lady.

Good luck, future wife of Jesse Bryant!

I like for my birthday to last at least a week, so tomorrow I get to go out with my friends and I can't wait!


Hello From The Other Side

 Here's the other side of the dining room. 
I just changed the fabric on my dining room chairs.
 It's a Waverly fabric and it fits my Rainbow Brite/Punky Brewster style!

I also painted my front door. 

And we inherited a family piano recently (nobody died), so it's been fruit basket turnover with all my furniture. 

This dresser was in the playroom. I painted the top black. It was a 5 minute makeover and I love it!

 Here's a picture of the dining area before we bought the house. 

And now. 
New paint on the ceiling and walls, new light and hardwood floors. 

Tomorrow I have 5 hours of kid free time, so I'm going to tackle another project.
It involves this paper template my dad made me!
Mother's Day out twice a week is a lifesaver. 
I super appreciate it and thankfully Jesse is overjoyed to go too!


Plates and Panties

 Are plates on the wall, old news?

I still like them and I'm not really a rule follower, so it's fine.
I like how my Walmart/Pier 1/TJ Maxx/grocerystore/Anthropologie plates go with my family heirloom plates. 

One big happy crazy mismatched plate family!

I sold my corner china cabinet, because I'm in a purging mood. After my Christmas wonderland comes down, I get the itch to redecorate!

So I've mostly been doing house projects that include spray paint and glitter. And I'm ignoring my laundry.

I had a nice laundry pile on the couch and Jesse found a "hat". 

A My Little Pony undies hat!

They will come in handy if he robs a bank:

This is his Tupac look:

These pics WILL resurface sometime in his teenage years. 
I'm sure of it!


I Wanna Build a Snowman!

Are you covered in snow?
It was in the 60's here today.
I'm thankful for pretty park days, but I NEED at least one snow day.


We've had lots of pretty pink sunrises and sunsets this winter.

Katie Belle turned 5 1/2 last week!
I tried to warn her that kids at school wouldn't care, but she told everyone anyway!

We started the day with donuts...

Then we had ice cream after school. 
Some green beans were consumed with dinner to even things out a little. 
So far 5 1/2 is lots of fun and a little sassy.

My sweet Mother in law turned 75 yesterday! We celebrated all weekend. 

Of course my niece made the cake. She has quite the booming business now. She has to turn down orders sometimes, because she gets so many!

 January is supposed to be slow and a time for hibernation after the holidays, but that hasn't been the case around here! 

Life is busy, but it's all good stuff! 

Best for last:
I had lunch with Katie Belle at school and brought a surprise guest. 
Charis didn't have school, so she came with me.