We went on our last family vacation of Summer last week. So bittersweet. We went to my grandparent’s house in Jacksonville again because we did not get to do everything we wanted to last time we were there. Unfortunately, it rained nearly every day we were there again this trip, but we still had a lot of fun. We went to a family member’s neighborhood pool where they have the best kid pool. My kid’s had a ball there. We also went back to the awesome park with a splash pad that day and they had so much fun. Man, it’s good to be a kid, isn’t it? I totally took it for granted.
This weekend, we went to south Alabama to celebrate my aunt’s big birthday! I videoed the big surprise on my insta-stories. It was in a beautiful barn and was such a gorgeous set-up. It was truly a beautiful escape for the evening and the kids enjoyed running around with their cousins. On Saturday, we got up and drove to Birmingham to take the kids to the McWane Center. It was a big surprise for the kiddos because they have never been, but I’ve been wanting to take them for months. There is a big dinosaur exhibit there now and Hamp has a huge fascination with dinosaurs, so it was pretty perfect for him!
Ryan, you are our rock. Our encourager, our provider, our spiritual leader, our protector. I have to pinch myself every day that God chose me to be your wife. I feel incredibly blessed to be your partner in crime. We have the most beautiful babies who absolutely adore you. They miss you terribly when you are gone and get so excited when you come back home to us. They love their story time with dad and to run and flip over you. I love to watch the little boy come out in you when you are playing with them and laughing hysterically. Your bond with our baby girl is the sweetest relationship that I have had a front row seat to and it is just beautiful. Your boys admire you and look at you like they’re staring at superman himself. Your unwavering faith in our Lord during the good times and bad is something I am constantly striving to achieve and you are so faithful, supportive and encouraging to me. You have unconditional love for us. We are so grateful and thankful for you. Thank you for being our husband and father. We love you! Happy Father’s Day!
Happy…Tuesday. I have had to think about what day it is all morning. Does anyone else get super thrown off after a long weekend? I hope y’all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your loved ones and spent some time remembering those who have given up their lives for our freedom. Our weekend was spent with close friends that we do not get to see very often which was the highlight of our week, and spent with family! It was a great time together and we were continuously reminded of our blessings.
Our Mother’s Day weekend was full of sweet moments, celebrations and countless reminders of our blessings. We got to see so many people and celebrate graduations, birthdays, mothers and grandmothers and watch our boy play t-ball! It was a pretty perfect weekend.
I haven’t done a good Friday round-up in a while, so I thought it would be fun to highlight a few things today that I am currently loving/excited for. There are a few things on sale right now that are awesome and you definitely need to know about it, so here we go!
Happy Monday, friends! It’s been a while since I did a little life update, so I thought today would be appropriate after our big Easter weekend! Our weekends seem to be filling up these days. I can still remember when we looked forward to the weekends because we could rest, hang out with friends, catch up on cleaning, etc. Now, I feel like our weekends are busier than our weeks. Catch up on laundry? That’s a thing of the past. BUT… these little babes of mine make it all worth it! Our Easter weekend was no exception. We had so much going on, but it was all so good and honestly, I just feel so beyond blessed to get to spend my life with these babies and my best friend! It’s always good even when it’s not. You know what I mean?
It snowed in my hometown for the first time in 4 years over the weekend! It wasn’t much, but it was still so fun! Watching my babies discover the snow for the first time was precious and hilarious. Weston loved it and was very curious about it, but Sophie screamed as soon as she touched it because it was “cold.” Bless her little heart. Hampton warmed up to it pretty quick once our neighborhood kids all started a big snowball fight – which he was all about! Our fun didn’t last long because it was all melted by lunch and we were left with muddy slush. BUT, it was pretty and fun while it lasted and we are so thankful for that magical day. Now on to some GREEN MONDAY sales!!
Good morning and happy Friday! I love a short week after a holiday, don’t you? It has been really tough getting back into the swing of things this week, so I’m hoping I can get my act together this weekend! Although, we are going on vacation again this week, so who knows? I am really excited for the weekend and hopefully catching up on laundry and cleaning up after a crazy week so that we can go out of town again! Until then, here are some Friday Favorites and my June POPSUGAR Must Have Box review:
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins THURSDAY!! Eeekk! If you aren’t already a cardholder or don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, read this post and apply for one TODAY because it’s the last day to get it in time for this year’s sale! I have been pouring over the catalogue and am already picking out some pieces for fall! I can’t. wait. We will actually be in Jacksonville for the first day of the early access sale, and I will definitely do a little try on session for y’all on Insta-stories so be sure to follow along on Instagram if you aren’t already!
Aveda sent me some products this week and I have been using the Be Curly like crazy! I have loved it because it doesn’t made my hair hard- like some gels do, and it isn’t too sticky. It is great for days that I want to give my hair a break from the heat.
One of my best friends moved to NYC last year and she came over for a visit yesterday! We had so much fun! She also has three kids three and under (in NYC!! Supermom!). I really enjoyed catching up with her. It’s great having a friend who 100% gets what you’re going through. haha
You may notice my tabs changing over the weekend. I am excited to change things up a bit and hopefully help you guys find things a lot easier! I will give you a little tour once I’m finished on my Insta-Stories, so be on the lookout!
FIVE. (I was sent this box to review. Get $5 with code SHOP5)
My POPSUGAR Must Have box came in the mail this week! It was such a good one, and I swear, it’s like they know when I am going on vacation. I will be loading up this box to take with me to the beach the week. Here are the items in the June POPSUGAR Must Have Box:
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray // Aloha Collection Mid-size Ocean Coco Palms Pouch // Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink // Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash // Billabong Aloha Trucker Hat // NCLA So Rich – Mermaid Tears (cuticle oil) // The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo Novel // MERI MERI Blue and White Party Straws
Top (my favorite right now)
Seriously, it’s like a beach vacay in a box. I am in love with the hat! It is so adorable and perfect for the summertime. I am also excited to take the wet bag with me to the beach and to leave it in my pool bag at home! I know we will get a lot of use out of it. I am really excited to try the sea salt spray because y’all know how crazy my hair can be – especially in the salty air.
As I prepare for the Nordstrom Sale, I want to know what you guys want to see! Round ups? Styled posts? Holiday gift guides, beauty products? Let me know and I’ll add it to my calendar! Have a great weekend!