The Daily Chase

Friday, February 13, 2015

Making Memories: Handmade Valentine's

It's the day before Valentine's Day and Brocky and I spent the morning making homemade Valentine's for some of the special ladies in his life (Grandmothers, of course!). They may look slightly tacky but they are straight from the heart. Can't wait to deliver these sweet creations to some very lucky recipients tomorrow!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Toddler Approved Valentine's Day

Happy February, friends! We're gearing up for baby boy #2's arrival at the Chase house and I've decided to take a break from prepping for baby to focus on a super fun Valentine's Day party for Brock. It's his last Valentine's Day at home before starting pre-school next year and I wanted to make a day full of fun activities for him. I'm excited that Valentine's falls on a Saturday this year so Daddy will get to participate in all of the fun events too!

Here's what's on our agenda so far:

COLOR: No day is complete in Brock's world without trains, so naturally when I saw these I knew they would be a perfect activity. Want to print a set for your little love bug? You can find them here!

MAKE: Brock and I love making homemade Valentines for the grandparents and relatives we don't get to see often. These are on the list for this year. 

More on these cute creations here and here.

BAKE: No holiday is complete without baking something yummy. Heart shaped sugar cookies should do the trick. Don't these look scrumptious?!?!

Do you have any Valentine's traditions you like to share with your family? Ours sure have changed since starting a family, but I can't complain...we always have so much fun!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Life lately...

Hello, dear friends! So much has changed since my last post and to be honest I'm not sure where to start! First and foremost, I am officially a STAY-AT-HOME MOMMY! Thanks to my amazing husband, our Advocare business and a little update to our budget I was able to walk away from a wonderful corporate job to take care of my little man. I have never been happier and finally feel like I'm fulfilling the plan God has for me.
Since I've been home our days have been filled with little adventures, creative learning, play-dates and getting involved with our church's Mother's Association. Here's a little peek from this week...
Don't be fooled! While we try to fill our days with fun, the reality is that laundry, dishes & other  household chores fill our days too!
We're looking forward to a wonderful weekend and hopefully a little sunshine! Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Weekend Adventures: Labor Day

Happy Tuesday, Friends! This post is coming to you from a relaxed and refreshed Mommy! We had a wonderful holiday weekend at the Chase house with lots of R&R/family time/birthday celebrations, etc. I am one VERY blessed Mommy!
My boys surprised me at work on Friday with a bouquet of roses and a sushi lunch date at Blue Fish. I got a super cute purse that I've been eyeing, and I spent the evening at the first Jesuit football game of the season. Getting older definitely has its perks!
Since our daily schedules are always so hectic our goal this weekend was to do as little as possible! Besides completely cleaning the house and grocery shopping we only left to take Brock to the park. It was a short visit due to the scorching heat, but he loved it none the less...

Thank you to everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday. Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lions + Tigers + Camels...oh my!

It's been awhile and we've been so busy soaking up the summer that I've seriously neglected this blog! Time to catch up on one of my favorite Summer Adventures...Brock's first trip to the Dallas Zoo!
Vince + I were so excited to have a long holiday weekend with Brock and we filled it with family time and fun in the sun. Our first stop was the Zoo on July 4th. The weather was perfect and we spent 3 happy hours taking in the sights, sounds and smells! We conveniently arrived during Brock's nap time so guess what he did the 1st hour...
Yup, little man snoozed half-way around the Zoo before waking up completely in awe of his surroundings. It didn't take long before he was focused and ready to explore!
After petting goats, watching the zoo keepers feed the elephants and an up close look at a camel it was safe to say Brock's first trip to the zoo was a huge success!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Lovin'

I absolutely adore summers here in Texas. Despite the sometimes unbearable heat, I can't get enough sunshine! Lately we've learned that Brock is obsessed with water! He spends every weekend either in our back yard kiddie pool, at Grammy & PopPop's pool, or at the Chase lake house. We've already created so many fun memories this summer and some of my favorites are from our recent trip to the lake to break in PopPop's new pontoon boat. Brock loved taking naps on the boat soaking up the summer sun and we can't wait to go back for the 4th of July!
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with little adventures!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Here's to 3 Years!

Vince and I are celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary today! It has been an amazing journey and we couldn't be happier with our lives/marriage/family/faith/dreams! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our special day and those who have supported us over the past 3 years. We wouldn't be the people/parents we are without our amazing family and friends.
Enjoy the highlight video from our wedding. Still feels like yesterday...