Pretty in Pink. 💕


Hope everyone had a great April! Time seriously flies so quickly. Sometimes I’m fine with that, but most the time, I try to hold on.

Speaking of time, Trent (my sweet little brother) gets home in 3.5 months. It’s almost been 2 years since I’ve seen him. He’s been serving the Lord down in Chile- his first time away from home was Chile. I’m so proud of his sacrifice he has made. He could have been attending college for 2 years already, but he chose to put others above himself & serve the Lord. We have received blessings for his service, but we absolutely cannot wait until he comes home to us!

Also, it’s my cute sister’s birthday this week! 🎉 I miss her so much. Anyone who knows her knows how fun, thoughtful, and caring she is. She’s also beautiful & I love her! She is my little twin. It seems like just yesterday that she was born. I’m so happy she came to this Earth & that I get to be sisters with her. Happy birthday, Meme! 💕

I can’t wait to celebrate with her when I see her next. 🍭🎂🍬

XOXO,

Alyse

Aruba Flamingos

Flamingos in Aruba are the coolest thing ever!

I’ve never been so close to one. They were so cool to observe. Their knees bend the opposite way our knees bend and they bark like dogs almost! Haha but they are so beautiful with their pink feathers. We got to feed them, too! Go to Aruba, and you have to stay in the Renaissance because you have free access to the stunning private island with the flamingos. I didn’t inquire, but I read on a blog that if you don’t stay there, then they charge $100 or so per person to get to the island. I really am going to do another blog post on the hotel alone because it was the best.

But yes, Nick and I spent the afternoon laying on beach chairs, wading in the ocean, and following these beauties around to snap pics of them because HELLO! They are flamingos, and they are beautiful!

The only thing missing from my outfit was some straw and pom-poms. I love Kate Spade’s new pom-pom straw bags, but they are $300…so there’s that… but I found so amazingly similar alternatives below all under $50. I think I need them all…

Well, I hope you are ready for the weekend! I know I am. I have my first Texas Rangers game tomorrow, so I am a little nervous, but also excited.

XOXO,
Alyse

Our First Valentine’s Day


Our 1st Valentine’s Day married was sweet. My little love sure knows how to make me happy. Roses and a box of fresh cookies, brownies, & ice cream w/ a card that says- Do NOT share these with anyone! 😋  He knows I just wanted a box all to myself. 😂

But really, he is so sweet. ❤️ He is the best at cheering me up and making me laugh when I’ve had a hard day at work. He will sing to me and it makes me happy. We are so glad we have each other to encourage each other, to support one another, to laugh together, and to love like we’ve never loved before. Having him as my forever Valentine is a beautiful thing. Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetheart.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you wonderful readers, too! Thanks for the love and support you give me.

Xoxo,

Alyse