#roadtrippity…Intagram Greatness


So on the back of our awesome Color Me Rad shirts we made…

We gave ourselves hashtags that expressed us. Then hashtagged ourselves on Instagram.

I thought it was fun to see the other pics on Instagram with the same hashtag.

A little creepy that more than one of these is in a cloud of smoke….




I got a good chuckle that there were actually some other RUNBABE hashtags!  And an equally good chuckle at the girl next to Aunt Babe’s pic.1020


Little tip…if you want a screen shot of a popular hashtag…take it the SECOND you upload it…otherwise it will take you over an hour get back to it.



I love that I’m grouped with Starbucks, Six Pack, & Dyed Deviled Eggs…all the true symbols of #awesome.


Pretty sure that little girl in the middle is a cheer leader but whatev.



Nice. EFF bomb right next to muh bebe. Chinese Chick (I think) in top row middle doesn’t look so happy it’s her bday. Big titty prom girl at the bottom has some fierce posing skills.1025

This one is as exactly what I thought it would be. All is right in the world.



I thought this one would be wayyy more interesteing. I mean c’mon…it’s #photobomb people!!



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#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part seven-All good things must come to an end


How do you end an awesomely epic adventure like ours??731 732



Buh-Bye Houston!photo (8)

You also end it with some yum yum Chick-Fil-A!


NOOOO Road Trip is complete without the classic side of the road cheesy bluebonnet pics.741 742 744

Haha!!! DO YOU LOOOOVE IT???749 750 765

This is muh rainbow bright look I was rockin all the way home.769 770


Of course we had to have an end of the roadtrip photo sesh.776 777 805 808 810 813 815 821

This is muh fav pic!

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The kids swung on this gate. Good times Good times.833

And then LeeAnn made the kids give her some lovins.834 835836837 838 839 840

Some gave it up more willingly than others. LOL841

G…not so much842 843

She wouldn’t let him go until he hugged her.844

This is what she got. LOL. That kid is a MESS! Such a jokester! Good thing I’ve got fun jokester friends that give it right back to him!845

My kids really do love her!

After we dropped LeeAnn back off…Aunt Babe decided to try out Daynie’s sandals LOL

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After the Bee & LeeAnn were dropped off…Aunt Babe & the kids & I headed to Granny’s for a little gathering of yard ball, fried fish, egg huntin, &  birthday cookie.


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He got that hat from school. 901

He wanted the part with his name. I happily complied. That’s my baby you know.906


And that’s how we ended the most awesome road trip EVA! Cookie cake.

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#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part six-Finish Line

Right befo we crossed the finish line!538 539 540

We decided to go ahead & run it on in. Ya know…for the full effect!542

These kiddos had the best time! Even Daynie Muffin who was not completely sold on the physical part of it!544 545

This kid pretty much had the best day of his life! 546 547 550

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This guy was fun. He took our after fotos.565

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Listen…if ya ever do something like this…DO the photos. They were fun. They turned out AWESOME. And they were surprisingly CHEAP. $2-3 bucks for DIGITAL. You get to print all ya want!


The sun was a tiny bit bright!575 581

Back at the hotel we had a random weird guy take our group photos. With Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie.


He might be the ONLY guy on the planet that can’t take a pic with an iphone.  588

He took NINE flippin pics just like it.

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Luckily we were able to zoom & crop & instagram it to greatness…734


Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie were pretty pissed off that we made them stay at the hotel during the 5K. But we made up for it by bringing some fun back with us!594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601

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And remember my genius idea for the shirts involving duct tape?? They turned out quite fab if I do say so muhself.  And I do.

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Bomb Diggity

After our photo sesh…we changed clothes & got ready to head out of the big city…I’ll post about that awesomeness tomorrow.726 727  1027 1028

And…I leave you with our precious little babies singing this precious precious song.



#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part five-Color Bomb Diggity

(be prepared…this is a loooong post with a bajillion photos…b/c obvs a bajillion photos is the only way to accurately portray the awesomeness of the color bomb)

When I left you guys at the last #roadtrippity post…we were pretending to run so we could get some photos. Ha!

Well…we actually DID run some of the race…

And not just to film that video either LoL….we actually on some parts would run from one curve of the track to the next.

The first color we came to was green…


We weren’t expecting it to be liquid…I thought it was all going to be the powder stuff…but the liquid was still neat. It sure did dye our clothes better.375

Garridon LOVED it. He stood still in front of a guy & just let him spray him like a dog getting sprayed with water on a hot day.376 377 378

Daynie obvs was a little more cautious. 379 380 381

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Purple Powder!404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415

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Thank the Lord for H2O!!! We were so parched.

Have you ever seen a trash can full of nothing but water bottles?? Me neither. Now we both have 😉  Yes…these are the things that intrigue me & I take pics of on a reg basis. You’re welcome.


Coming up on another Color Bomb Station!426 427 428 429 430 431 432 434 435 436 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448

I’m the life of allll parties!450 451 453 458 460 461 464 465


Now for the best color! PINK!!

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The lady chased Garridon around. Luvs it.473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 483 484 486 487 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505

Going back up to the bridge at the end of the race.506 507 508 509 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529


As you can see the kids had a BLAST! This was hands down one of the funnest things we have ever taken the kids to do!

Tomorrow I’ll wrap up with the finish line & after…

#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part four-And we’re off!

So when I left you hangin on the last #roadtrippity post…we were here:



At the start line.324

With allll these people behind us:330

Let me start off by saying….Since we started telling the kids about where we were going…we called it a “race” for lack of better words.  They really had no clue what to expect. They had never been to anything like that before & had no clue what it was all about. So I can see when we say the word “race”  (which is sorta kinda right) I can see how they got their point of view.

So..I was thinking because we were surrounded by hundreds of people…that the start off would be rather slow & congested.

I wasn’t counting on the possibility of us being FIRST at the starting line! I mean c’mon..what are the odds of that?? Of course…what are the odds of my son getting Happy Birthday sung to him by hundreds of people?? Apparently pretty good. Ha!


So…what came next…I wasn’t really expecting.


The guy put down the flag & said GO….And Garridon set off to win the race.

Yes…I had a minor freak out.

Ok…I had a major mom freak out moment.

I was laughing & freaking at the same time.

That kid is FAST.


There was NO EFFIN WAY  I…or any of muh posse was ganna catch that kid.


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Even if I wasn’t an asmathic hippo…I couldn’t have caught him.

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I was afraid he would get like 1/2 a mile ahead & realize that we weren’t with him and look around & see hundreds of strangers. or get off the track & get lost. or get kidnapped. or be scared when I wasn’t there.

Thank the sweet baby Lord Jesus that the kid only got about a hundred yards ahead before he turned to see where we were.

I felt so bad for him because he really was ahead of everyone..& so proud of himself that he was that fast. He really thought that was what he was supposed to do!


This was really the only hill the whole race..up & down the bridge.342 343 345 346 348

Daynie’s face was pretty much like that the whole time LOL. She was not into the physical part of the whole thing!354 355 356 359

Here is Aunt Babe pretending to run.

Notice the people walking behind her the whole time.

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Here’s me pretending to run. We were trying to get some action shots…to show we were ya know…really into it. Also notice the people walking behind us. Lol…we didn’t really think things through.366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373


Next post I’ll get to the Color Bombing…

.for now..enjoy this BEFORE of us getting photo bombed,


Some mo befo’s:

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#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part three-Birthday for the History Books

We started out the day with making the kids read from the Bible for 45 min before they could eat breakfast. We’re hard core Bible thumpers like that.

J/K people J freakin K.

…I don’t know why but they thought it was the coolest thing that there is a Bible in every hotel room. I came out from getting dressed and they were reading from it. It really gives me the warm & fuzzies  that they have a heart for Jesus.192

We all got our rad attire on & headed downstairs to stuff our faces.194

Well…maybe just a quick photo sesh.195

We did two fun things with the shirts:

ONE…on the front we used letters cut out of duct tape to make the names. The idea was…when our shirts are splattered with paint…we peel off the letters & our name will be in white. It worked FABULOUS by the way.  Ahem…I wonder whose genius idea that was. Ohhh jeah…..it was this crafty mamma’s right here.

TWO: on the back we used hashtags to describe us & then of course the hashtag #roadtrippity….everything we uploaded to Instagram had that hashtag so we could all follow each other’s pics. AND if anyone at the race was like…man they are soo cool, I needta know more…they could totally check out us on Instagram by searching our hashtag.

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We ate breakfast at the hotel.

Let me start off by saying…I have eaten a lot of breakfast at a lot of hotels. This was by far the WORST breakfast I have ever had. The MOST expensive. And had the WORST waitresses.  They had a buffet out..and the website said that kid’s eat free. AFTER we had gotten our plates & sat down…the waitresses decided to tell us that the kids ONLY eat free if they order off the menu. When I argued a little bit they finally said…ok well the two smaller kids can eat  free but not the older (mind you the younger two are both 6 and Daynie JUST turned 8.) When we questioned them as to why they would allow two and not the other…they responded (RIGHT in front of the kids) well…obviously they are smaller so they won’t eat as much as her (Daynie) This was one hot mamma! Let’s just say their attitudes were as nasty as the food & they did NOT get a tip.

Anyhoo…Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie seemed to enjoy their cardboard pastries.

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This is Reliant Stadium (where the race was) from our hotel.228 229

The hotel had a shuttle we hopped on to Reliant Park.232 233

This one’s goin on the wall:235


You like my rainbow peacock feather headband?? The Bee found them at Family Dolla. That dolla make me holla honey boo boo child!  LOVE us some dolla stores!280

Here’s some hard core runners stretching.282

Group pic…notice the photobombers behind us. Whetev freaks. Ok actually I love it.284

These two ready to do work. Daynie is totally rockin the fanny pack.285

Me & my oldest best friend LeeAnn!  We be knowin each other since way back in da day!286

The best sista-n-law evaaaa….Aunt Babe!287

Me & the Bee….Oh how I heart her! 288

We just jive ya know.289

Hashtag tees:

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The girls looked sooo flippin cute! Their headbands & sunglasses were also from Family Dolla. The rainbow herrr was from Wally World.311 312

There were so many folks out. The day was GORGEOUS!314

We were waiting our turn…they would let about a hundred people go at a time.316 318 321

These two were SO STOKED!324

They stopped the start line right in front of us after they let a group go. So we were at the beginning!326

Looking back at the crowd behind us.330 331

Doing the wave.332 333

This guy saw Garridon’s shirt & asked him how old he was. With the most serious face ever Garridon replied as serious as can be, “I’m seven”  I was behind him shaking my head and saying, “No, he’s six”

G does this pretty regular. He is a clone of his dad & can do that kinda stuff at the drop of a dime. He told a little girl at a bday party last month that he was four. He also told a coach once that he was 16. He also likes to reply with “I’m a senior in high school” when asked what grade he is in.  It takes people by surprise & they crack up at his seriousness.


The guy got a good chuckle & told Garridon that he was ten. G said…you are too big to be 10. They guy said….that’s what happens when you eat your vegetables. I like that guy.335

Not sure how the Announcer Guy caught wind it was Garridon’s B-Day…but he walked over & asked him his name…that’s when I took this pic:336

Then I switched to video & I’m soooo glad I did b/c the next thing that happened was PURE AWESOMENESS.

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Stay tuned b/c next week’s post will be all about our color bomb diggity fun & it may or may not start out with a hilariously embarrassing video of me having a minor freak out.

Don’t forget you can check out our pics on Instagram by following me & searching #roadtrippity




#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAAA part two-Destination: Houston

Friday, March 29-

Me & some of muh favs tagged along on these guy’s road trip…



For ya know…moral support.

Top Left: The Bee, Top Right: Aunt Babe, Bottom Right: LeeAnn

Top Left: The Bee, Top Right: Aunt Babe, Bottom Right: LeeAnn

Besides..who wouldn’t want to hang with us? We’re awesome! Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie totally get that & practically begged us to go!

Aunt Babe

Aunt Babe

Of course the littles tagged along too.


Bi-products of our awesomeness…the little’s awesome levels are of epic proportion.




The white chariot needed a bath:



We stopped along the way for some awesome photo ops with the guys…


When I got back in the car from taking the above shot…muh girls were on the phone with this guy:


OMG!!! I about died!!  I hadn’t talked to him since around the time we graduated high school in 2001!!!

A little back story…he’s a precious, genuine, angel of a guy. He’s also a jokester & completely hilarious! One of my favorite friends from high school! We used to sit together on long band trips & he would sing to me! Grandma’s Feather Bed was my FAV song!  Btw-He totally knows who I am in the video. There’s only so many Nina’s around! Besides…I’m pretty unforgettable duh!

Please excuse the crazy country accent.

Shameless Selfies….


We made it!!

It only took us SEVEN hours to make a FOUR hour trip!




Look who I ran into at Pappasitos??


The babies were sooo hungry!

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Have you ever seen triangle crayons? Awesome.

Who says crayons have to be round? Take that Crayola!!

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Hippie Santa was chowin down on some chips & hot sauce.


These singing guitar guys were awesome!



These guys may have had a few too many…


The next day was Little Man’s B-Day…so ya know we had to get him some mexican birthday love!


There birthday song cracked me up a little bit…I mean it’s kinda cool when they say “we’re famous for our margaritas & so much more” unless it’s to a six year old!


The girls totally jacked his birthday grub.



On the way back to the hotel we turned up our jams & rocked out!


At the hotel the race was ON to push the coveted elevator button!




We all were excited to finally get to get comfy & relax! We also added some last minute touches to our awesome Color Me Rad attire!


Yes those are his pajamas. Isn’t he the most adorable little spiderman EVER???

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This is how the girl’s started out sleeping…



Obvs I’m the cool mom that let’s this happen.

I guess it wasn’t as awesome as Daynie thought bc I felt her sleeping at the foot of my bed in the middle of the night.

The next morning I got a wake up text from Aunt Babe!


Stay tuned for Part 3!  It’s EPIC!!!

Can’t wait?? You can check out a few sneaky peaky’s by following me on Instagram & searching #roadtrippity



#roadtrippity the most awesomely epic road trip EVAAA part one-The adventures of Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie


Meet Hippie Santa:

Not my dad...the other guy.

Not my dad…the other guy.


You may remember him from our family Christmas Bingo.


Meet Gnomie My Homie:

Not my mom...the short dude in the pic.

Not my mom…the short dude in the pic.


They are BFF’s.


and they’ve been dying to take a road trip together.

On a side note…on Easter my bro asked me if they can only be together when we (me & busy bee) are together. I was like…well, I guess I could arrange for like a sleepover or something. That guy is a weirdo.

Back to the important stuff….these two were totally PSYCHED to get to hang out & roadtrip together!



Can you see the excitement on their faces?



After a quick fill up…





And a car wash….

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They were ready to hit the road!


Of course there was the occasional detour for a random photo op.

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These guys were seriously outta control!

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They caught a ride on the short bus! Ha!

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When they FINALLY cut out the shenanigans & arrived at Destination: Houston….they stopped at Pappasitos to get their Mexican Food on!


And apparently their drink on!


They are so famous everywhere they go. The waiter even asked to take a pic with them.


We don’t always hang out with The Most Interesting Man In The World….


But when we do…it’s epic.

Finally…after a long awesome day of travel…they got some down time in the hotel.


T.V.  Time.

They fought over the remote.

Hippie Santa was determined to watch some Bachelor reruns while Gnomie My Homie was more into finding him some Duck Dynasty to get an Uncle Si fix.


The next morning they were bright eyed & bushy tailed… and ready to attack the day!


Such picture whores…always posing for a shot!


Breakfast of champions!


They were really into the Color Me Rad color bombs!

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Hippie Santa was giddy with excitement.


Gnomie My Homie was a little more chill about it.


On the way home…Gnomie jammin to some 90’s on 9.


Buh-Bye Houston!


Of course..who can have a roadtrip without a little Chick-Fil-A?



These are going on the wall.


Poor Santa got an ice cream headache. Ouch. You can see the pain on his face!


Gnomie decided to play it safe with a coke.




These guys rocked the road trip! They are stoked to already be planning their next one!



Stay tuned to part two of:

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To  follow their roadtrip search:  #roadtrippity



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