Love and Food in the Big D

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Grant Henry Kelley - 9 Months

Oh little brother.  What am I going to do with you?!  I blinked ONE time.  ONE. SINGLE. SOLITARY. TIME after I found out we were pregnant with you.  One blink.  And now we are here.  Nine months in the womb.  Nine months out.  I can't decide if it's because of how busy our lives are now with TWO bears to run around after... or... life ALWAYS moves this fast.  I sometimes feel guilty for that.  Like it's my fault that time is getting away from us.  As if I could magically make it slow down.  Every single day I make it a point to take a picture of you and your sister.  Every single day has been captured since the day you both were born.  I'm sure so many people think I'm nuts because of it.  But it's not for them.  It's not even entirely for YOU.  It's for ME!  Pictures help slow things down.  They make me remember what my old aged, crappy memory seems to forget so very fast.  In one instant, I'm back to that day in time and even though my heart aches that you both are getting older, those pictures help take me back.  

So thank you for the glorious nine months we've been able to capture together.  You are the SWEETEST, HAPPIEST baby boy I know.  I'm so thankful God chose me to be your mom.  I hope one day soon you realize how incredibly lucky you are to be so loved by not only your dad and I...but your sister too.  She loves you SOOOOOOOO much and it's been so amazing watching your love for each other grow every day.  

Happy NINE months Grant.  (aka "Baby Brother", "Little Guy", "Little Brother", "Papa", "Pops" and "Dad")

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Fox 4 Good Day - Cinco de Mayo - Chef Chad Kelley Style

So I'm kinda sorta proud of this guy of mine.  ;)

Aside from being a total goober, an all-around awesome dad to our two kids and so incredibly patient..(with me and my inner mexican sass & with our sassy-like-her-mother threenager), this guy is also a freakin' ROCK STAR CHEF!  

As Executive Chef of the restaurant group that owns Barley & BoardLSA Burger Co (both in Denton Square), and Earl's 377 (opening soon! in Argyle)... he has had TWO back-to-back TV segments on Good Morning Texas (yesterday- talking all things Barley & Board with some of the owners - Jason Lee (the ACTOR!) & Eric Pulido) and this morning on Fox4 Good Day (talking Cinco de Mayo fun).  

I honestly couldn't be more proud of the hard working man I married.  With the upcoming opening of Earl's 377 Pizza (in just a few short weeks), this guy has been on OVER DRIVE...and although his stress levels have been through the roof, you can't really tell.  :)

Here's a little behind the scenes action at this mornings live taping.  :)  Great job nailed it!

If you want to see clips of both the segments click on the links below.