Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Catching Up

Hi everyone! I know it has been about a month since I have really blogged but it has been a crazy month. With school being out the kids and I have been on the go all the time. I will do a fast recap of the month of all of our highlights.

  • Last time I wrote I had to make a fast trip back to Indiana. My bestie Lynn her son Peyton lost his battle with cancer. BFF LB and I both went up to the funeral home together to support our friend. It was the hardest thing but yet at the same time I feel it brought our bond even closer because we all hugged at the same time and cried together. 
  • While I was back in Indiana I stayed for almost a week. I was able to go to a family wedding anniversary party which was a blast. I got to see extended family that I had not gotten to see since I was a little girl. 
  • All of the grandparents met up and we all went for a couple hour trip to this ranch. We got to play and hold with a six week old tiger. She was the cutest thing. I have to say this was by far one of the coolest things I have ever done. 

  • I didn't get to spend a lot of time with BFF but the time we did get to spend together was fun. We drove out into the country and explored which was fun for an hour or two. 

  •  I've had a lot of play dates with new Okie BFF Liz. We get together weekly for our kids. We have had zoo play date, played in the water at her house, played at our house, park date, and much more. 
  • We celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago. It was a fun night and taught me I was not a young pup any longer! I didn't function for half the day the next day. I am thankful to have met these ladies that are now also my Okie BFF. Sad Liz couldn't make it that evening.
 Me, Whitty, Sky

Monday, July 1, 2013

Review + Giveaway

This is a compensated post but all opinions are my own. 

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Dermagist to see if I would do a review of their product. They gave me free reign to decide what product(s) I wanted to try. I have never really had an issue with acne so I thought I would go with their anti aging system. You are never to young to work on those wrinkles right? Before deciding if I would do this I researched their product. I am very picky on what I put on my face.

Once I got the Complete Rejuvenation System I was very anxious to try it out. The first two days/nights I used the Original Smoothing Cream. The first night I put way to much on and could tell. My face felt heavy but not greasy. The next time I used it I used way less and liked the product and the feel much better. The third and fourth days I used the Dynamic Age Defying Serum. This product was very light and went very far. I made sure that I rubbed in all the creams very well before applying the next layer. Once the fifth night arrived I used all three products. I really liked the feel of the instant lifting serum. It was soft and didn't take a lot to use.

I could tell as the days went on that my makeup had gone on so much smoother and looked a lot more flawless and more natural. I like the natural look and don't wear a lot but I am the kind of person you can tell I do have my face done. My skin has been so soft. The bottles that the products came in are a very good size and look as though they would last at least a month if not longer.

I am please to tell you that the nice people at Dermagist is going to offer one lucky reader of Country Roots City Living an opportunity to try out their product too! You must not have won a giveaway of the Dermagist product in the past. This is open to the U.S. and Canada only. Now the only thing that you must do in order to enter this giveaway is to go to their Facebook page and like it, Follow them on Twitter, and follow them on Pinterest. Once you have done all of this please comment and let me know that you are following them, then tell me if you won what product would you choose! Bonus if you follow me on Bloglovin too! ;) Entries will be checked.

This contest will close on Sunday July 7th at 12:00 AM EST.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Peyton's Angels

It saddens me to write this, Peyton got his wings this morning. He is up dancing and playing spider man up at the pearly gates. Peyton put up a strong couragious fight this year. He has taught me many things. I will forever cherish being able to know him and spending the evening with him a couple months ago. Please say a prayer for this family, you may also go to Peyton's Angels on his Facebook page. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Praying for Moore

The past few days have been a roller coaster to say the least. With moving to Oklahoma in October I knew that there would be storms but had no idea how bad the storms would get. It is heart wrenching listening and watching the coverage of all of the families and the schools. 

The town we live in is about an hour and half north of where the Tornado hit. I am very thankful that my family is safe. Unfortunately there were two families that were affected by the tornado that are co-workers with my husband. They lost their home but luckily they all are safe. The location that my husband works at is rounding up some relief supplies and plan on making a delivery in the next few days. 

Please keep everyone in your prayers. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Shennanigans

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend has been very busy but a good kind of busy. I loved every second of it and really didn't want it to end. The only thing I could have done without were the storms that were around last night. I am a big chicken and am scared to death of tornadoes so I pace and text my cousin Stephen while the storm is going on. My cousin lived in Oklahoma up until March then he moved back to the Midwest. He attempts to keep me calm...attempt being the key word! Anyhow moving along lets dig in shall we?

Friday Brayden had a pre op appointment at the hospital. So off Brayd and I went to his appointment. Todd met us and we traded kids. Todd took Brayd out for lunch and had a guys day. By the time they were done with lunch and if he would have taken him to school he would hardly have been Brayd got a free day. Gan and I went downtown and met up with our new friend and went to a festival. We had planned on going and meeting up with a group of moms that we are starting to hang out with. Gannon and I made a new friend on Wednesday but that is a whole different post. While walking around the festival it was really cute Liz and I were both using strollers and the two boys were just chatting away. They have became very fast buddies!

Telling each other bye...they just did high fives and giving each other knuckles. 

Once we parted ways we started texting about an hour later. What else are new friends suppose to do? So we decided that we needed a moms night out and we went shopping then had a late dinner. I can't tell you how much we laughed. I seriously laughed so hard I was crying, it was the best. Of course when we went to dinner we had to have an adult bevie! 

I got the moijto and sent it was horrible. I ended up with my faithful Bud Light. Liz got some kind of rita. We really enjoyed our bevies!

Saturday night Todd and I had a date night. We ended up going and getting Gannon some new shoes. We just got him new tennis shoes like a month ago and they were coming apart at the seams. Once we were done shopping we figured out where we were going to go dinner. I called and made us reservations for Wolfgang Pucks restaurant. We were early and Todd mentioned something about a tattoo. I went along with it but they were not able to get him in that night. He made an appointment with them. Once we got the appointment made we made our way over to Wolfgang's. Let me tell you I had the best Skinny Margarita ever!!! All the ingredients were so fresh and everything was blended so well. The food was absolutely amazing! 

When I woke Sunday morning and turned my Ipad on to play some tunes while I was getting ready I noticed that Gannon and Carley had a little photo shoot. It totally cracked me up. I love that she loves our boys so much!

We normally go to lunch after church which is something that I love that we do. We had to make it a fast lunch because a delivery company was coming to switch out Brayd's new bed. We decided to go to McCalisters for lunch. While we were there Gan decided to greet everyone that came past us. It was really cute because everyone was speaking to him. Needless to say we were cracking up!

This pretty much wraps up our weekend! Next weekend won't be as exciting since Brayd has his surgery on Friday.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heavy Heart...

This is a post that I have really been dreading on writing. I've known it was coming but in my mind and in my heart I've been praying and hoping for a miracle.

If you remember when I went back to Indiana in March LB and I drove up and spent the evening with our other bestie Lynn. If you have been a follower of my blog for very long then you will have read the info I have spoke about on Lynn's son Peyton. If you need a refresher then you can go herehere, and here. Yesterday Peyton had a MRI done to see how things were going. Per Lynn the report showed that Peyton's tumor has almost doubled in size in just two weeks. There is also hemorrhaging signals which means it appears that recently the brain has hemorrhaged. Thus, creating all these new bewildering symptoms such as slurred speech and hearing loss...etc. The brain is not currently bleeding. So that's good. Probably the only good news. 

Lynn has been very open about talking about Peyton's prognosis. When he was first diagnosed in June 2012 the doctors told her he would last anywhere from 12 months to 24 months. With the new results on the MRI the doctor told her most children last up to three months but they can prove her wrong. As a family they decided to stop the Chemo treatment for Peyton. With them stopping the chemo this will let them be eligible for any trial treatments that may come up.

If you would like to make any donations to the family you may send checks to IU Credit Union in Bloomington Indiana under Peyton's Angels. Awareness really needs to be brought to DIPG. Before Peyton being diagnosed with this awful disease I had never heard of it. Everyone that loves Lynn and her family really hope there is a cure one day for this. If you would like to reach out to Lynn and her family there is an email account set up for them at

There are several goals for Peyton but a big goal is that he is still around and gets to meet his new baby sister. Now I haven't asked what the name is going to be but Peyton is pretty sure "Pickle" is the perfect name. So now she is referred to as "pickle". If you are not already following along on Facebook with Peyton's Angels you may click here and it will take you to the page. 

This family could use all the prayers they could get right now. Lynn is one of the strongest people I know. I look up to her and I am so blessed that I can call her my best friend. She is one of the most selfless people I know and always making sure everyone is happy around her and putting others first. She has stayed so strong for her kids through this difficult journey. This is the kind of family that when you get to meet them or know them there is a little sparkle or magic that you know God has his arms around them and guiding them in the path he has set up for them. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hey y'all! I hope each and everyone of you had a fantastic weekend! My weekend was not to shabby at all!

We are going to skip over Friday because to be honest I can't think of what we did that evening. Whoops! So moving right along to Saturday. Saturday morning started when Todd woke me up early to let me know he was going for a walk. He sent me a picture of some horses and how close he was. I was so jealous! Once he got back he went and got a haircut and the boys and I were still playing outside. We started outside early Saturday! Once he got back I had debated on going to get a pedicure while I was debating if I wanted to go and where I wanted to go he took my truck and got it washed for me. Then once he got back I went and got my toes and nails done. This was my first pedicure since my surgery in December and let me tell you I about came out of my chair a couple of times. Once I got back Ollie and I went for a walk. During that walk we had four dogs at two different times come after us. I claim I was saving him and fighting the dogs off and I am sure if you ask him he would say he was protecting me! (Didn't you know my dog could talk? HA HA) These dogs were in their fence but have found a way out. Needless to say once it was all said and done and we were safe I realized that while I was trying to push Ollie in front of me so the other dogs wouldn't get to him he stood stubborn and was pushing me in front of him to keep me away from the dogs. Once we got back he got an extra treat or two. Oh I also need to add that while Todd was away washing my truck Brayd and I found a turtle in the yard. We kept it for a few hours then once I got back from my pampering we set him free. I also got a delivery of flowers from my parents for Mother's Day.

Sunday I woke up to both of my boys in bed with me telling me Happy Mother's Day. Then once Todd gave Brayd the go ahead he had to lead me out to the kitchen where Todd made me breakfast and had a dozen yellow roses waiting on the table for me. He also got me three balloons and then a Cavendar's gift card so I can go get some good jeans to wear with my boots. We got ready for church which was baby dedication day. It was so cute to see all the babies dressed all up. Made my baby fever kick in extra high. Once church was over we went downtown and ate at this Pizza Place called Joe Mama's. Let me tell you this place is so legite. We have lived in Oklahoma for six months and just now finally found a good pizza place. I have to say I am picky when it comes to pizza!