Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Slackin' on the Job!

Well, here we go again...weeks before a new post. I think I was secretly hoping that more than 5 people would request to read. That's okay, all that matters is I remember to put things down for us to remember...we're already blinking and years are passing by.

Trey and Emery continue to make us fall out laughing at least once a day. They're so similar, yet SO different at the same time. Let's take a look at their diets and you'll see what I mean. Emery, would be a vegetarian if it weren't for her undying love for cheeseburgers. Just the other evening for dinner, Joe and I grilled steaks. Knowing they both weren't huge steak fans, I made them some chicken nuggets, but we also had corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. Emery however, requested the pineapple and strawberries from the fridge to accompany her already full plate. To top it off, she batted her eyes and begged daddy for some bites of his steak and spring mix salad. Trey, you ask? Nuggets, mashed potatoes, and corn...done. Here's how far Emery goes with her love of veggies. We were at Schlotzky's one evening last week, and she and Trey each had a ham and cheese sandwich. She walks around the table to Joe's tray and starts scooping up his shredded lettuce and shoveling it in her mouth. Totally cleaned his tray of ALL lettuce, plain lettuce. I don't know who she belongs to. Trey was practically gagging watching her scoop that up.

Okay, moving on. I'm sure y'all would love to see some pics. Prepare yourself for an iPhone dump...it's the best I can do. These go back to Mother's Day weekend at the beach, so be warned...there's a lot!

This was this past week at daddy's Spring Game...
He wants in that huddle SO bad.

Trey purchased this with his own piggy bank $...fun times!

Em + No Nap = Hot.Mess
{this madness over a popped balloon}

My two new cuffs, LOVE.

At least our life is eventful...

...and I only have to do this 6 more times before SUMMER!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Going Private Tomorrow! {3/3/13}

This little blog of ours will be headed to the land of private readers tomorrow. If you'd like to keep reading and keep in touch. Send me an e-mail, and I will gladly add you to the list. If we don't know each other in real life, feel free to send a request, just let me know who you are. :)

Thanks so much!

Best e-mail to find me at: owensoriginals {at} yahoo {dot} com

See y'all on the other side!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

No More Excuses!

Alright y'all...my sweet little ones are not so little any more and my blogging has gotten worse by the day. I'm going to be so wrapped up in every day life that I'm going to forget way TOO much. Therefore, after being motivated by a sweet friend, I am hopping back on the saddle. There will, however, be a change. I want to use this blog as a memory book for Trey and Emery as they get older and it has become apparent, that not every body in the world needs to read about our lives. So, this Friday {5/3} The Owens Crew blog will be moved over to private. In order to keep reading, shoot me an e-mail and if we don't know each other IRL then let me know who you are please: owensoriginals {at} yahoo {dot} com. < don't type the at {put an @} and the dot {put a . }, I just didn't want it to be clickable for spam.

Okay, now let's get on with business. The last time I blogged, we were having a tough start to the new year with some heavy hearts for our friends. Our hearts still ache for several of our friends going thru tough times, but all we can do is be there for them and lift them up in prayer daily.

I've been trying to slow down and really value our time with family and friends. We are winding down the school year, so that is becoming doable! 25 days, y'all....25! I can' wait for days in the pool, and sno cones. Today may be the day for the first sno cone of the season...before the cold front hits tomorrow.

I'll leave you with a massive iPhone unload...

This is our friend Braxton, they're a month apart...
...and no, Emery isn't standing on a different level.

 10 minute photo shoot before church...new favorite

Trampoline time...a major staple at our house.

Most nights are spent here before bed...
Trey morphs into 'Not in my house' Mutumbo style

iPad time with daddy...

Trey thought this was a great place to watch football
on Grandma & Papa's porch...

Helping grandma make fruit salad...disregard the
prechopped Kroger containers...it was home.made.

Parents of the Year right here...
NEVER {mark my words}, NEVER attend the Rodeo
on Value Wednesday. You'll find yourself here, just
to hide from the insane crowds. Please note...we had
the real tickets, and were not there to capitalize on said value...

This little gem helped mama get thru Value Wednesday.
It was worth every dollar. {12 dollars...don't judge}

At least Trey enjoyed the 58 second haunted house ride at the rodeo...

Emery and her so-called future husband, Mr. Corbin.

We bleed purple at our house...
2013 Southland Conference Basketball tourney


Easter 2013

Our eggs...we loved the PAAS Marble box this year...

Em loves when daddy takes her to dance!

Loading up on some new props!
I may or may not have picked this up ON my photo shoot...

Counting down the days until my first girl newborn gets to model this beauty!

Last week I got to witness Relay for Life for the first time.

Lexi Wynn purse planning madness. Look it up.
Let me know if you want to come to a party...it's genius, y'all!

Trey and Em adopted their friend's Nanny...beyond cute.

Ballet time!

Alright, hopefully we won't have to unload that many pics next time, because I will stay on track! Remember, Friday is the day that we move over to private!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HE is there...

What a month. Do you ever have those weeks or months where it feels like you keep getting punched in the gut? It's been that kind of month for us. Not in our immediate family, but in our circle of friends this month has brought about a ridiculous amount of bad news.

For starters, we lost a great man in our community. If you like Owens' Originals Photography on Facebook, you might remember this family. David passed away suddenly a little over a week ago. It hit me hard...not necessarily because I was close to David {we weren't}...but I am close to his sweet, sweet wife. At 38, he leaves behind a wife and 3 precious kids. It hits too close to home for me, because I was that kid. From one day to the next, at the age of 14, I was left fatherless...with no warning. The community is surrounding this awesome family with love and support, but it just sucks...plain sucks. I feel like I'm not doing nearly enough, but something we are doing is this...

Following that news, another family was hit with some horrible news. Emily and I went to high school together, and just this fall we met up for a photo shoot. Her son, Sam {ridiculously cute and spunky}, has just been diagnosed with Duchenne MD. Punched in the gut with that news. He and Emery are the same age. I can.not even begin to imagine the stress, worry, grief that comes with a childhood disease. There is no cure for Duchenne at this time. You can however go HERE, and voice your support of more funding for Duchenne. Prayers for the family would be greatly appreciated.

Sending lots of love and prayers your way, Sam!

It seems like any problems Joe and I come across, seem so insignificant now. We walked in the back door one day last week, to two full rows of tile in our breakfast nook, popped completely up {like a tent, y'all}...Joe and I looked at each other and just laughed. If all we have to deal with is a downstairs with ripped up tile, then we're doing pretty good I think. This is the breakfast nook now, and my kitchen now looks like this too. Joe is on a mission to get all of the tile up before Spring Break, so we can lay our own wood floors over Spring Break. Bring it on!

With everything going on the last couple of weeks, I was so thankful to be driving yesterday when I happened upon this...

HE always reminds us that HE is there...even when life hands us a bunch of lemons.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

Thought I would share our 2012 Christmas card! We waited until the last minute to get Trey and Em out to do our own pictures. We failed with the self timer, so I went with my first idea. I knew I wanted shots of them in what they are currently obsessed with. I love how it turned out...and even though these cards are not on their way to the mailboxes any time soon, here ya go!

{click to enlarge and read}

You can check out some other really cute cards HERE and HERE.

Friday, September 7, 2012



I'm pretty sure that's the sound you've heard when you've visited the blog the last few months. It always crosses my mind that 'oh, I should blog that'...but you can see how well that has worked for me. Now that school is back in full swing, and I am at a desk more and more every day I thought I'd give this another shot. So without further rambling, here's what you've missed out on.

{These are in no particular order}

Trey started flag football...
You'd think some of these parents {not on our team}
thought this was the superbowl...
Almost makes me nauseous the pressure they put on 6 year olds.
So glad we're letting Trey have FUN.

Galveston for Labor Day weekend.
Dolphin watching!

Trying to be organized...baby steps.
We love this new addition to our kitchen!

My little giant started ballet.
Say a prayer for me, SO NOT a dance mom! :)

SFAVB Reunion
My MOST favorite people on the planet.
Besides family...and some friends are considered family...
you know who you are. :)

Lazy mornings...

One of the BEST inventions...EVER.

What have I done?
First purchase @ abercrombie kids.

We got ready for daddy's football season...
Emery is Wildcat'd out!

I bought some 'fake' TOMS online, and painted them.
Saved me about $50! 

We visited Longhorn Caverns...very cool lil' excursion.

We had art time...
These canvas' are now proudly hanging in their rooms.

Road Trips!!

Celebrated an AMAZING daddy for Father's Day.

 Mommy felt like painting...
Here are the guinea pigs.

To top off the last of the summer...
Trey lost a battle with a Bird of Paradise trunk...
Yes, all of those black dots are splinters.

...and when you're in Galveston, and need the Dr. to
check his hand, you end up having a sideline call at
Dynamo stadium. We have an AMAZING doctor.