Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#startyourlife { 1 }

Do something. I did and it's been life changing! 
#bettermom #betterwife #betterME

* Posted on my Instagram in June

Monday, September 29, 2014

swim lessons - elbow elbow, knee knee

Trace went to swim lessons every Saturday morning for 2 months straight. They happened to be right before his morning nap, so although he yawned through most of them, he and his daddy got in that water and swam their little hearts out!


Want to know the worst thing in the world to Trace? Being on his back! Kid loathes it!!

Love that Trace and his buddy, Keegan, got to take their 1st swim lessons together!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

4th of july

We started the day with a parade through Birkdale Village with my parents, Bryan friends and Beth!

We then hung out, watched the firemen's water show and hit up all of the booths

Next up -- we had a 4th of July party with our neighbors and their parents/extended families. 
As always, the more the merrier!

It was such an awesome day filled with family, friends, beer, BBQ and old fashioned patriotic fun!
God bless America!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

a BIG suprise

Over the years Bryan has been so good at gifting me things out of the blue, but I've fallen short.
Well, that allllll changed in July!
I secretly flew Bryan's best friends from high school out to NC for 4th of July weekend.
I picked Chad and Mike up from the airport and planned to meet Bryan for lunch.
Chad and Mike sat on one side of the bar and waited for the surprise, while I sat on the other side.
Bryan walked into the restaurant, found me and grabbed a beer.
His friends were DIRCETLY across from him, but because of his bad eyesight he didn't see them.
Mike even said "hi" to us from across the bar, haha! 
Then I told Bry to look reeeeeally closely... and he did.
He froze.
No emotion. No reaction. Just silence.
I did it! It was a success and they all had THE best weekend together!!

We spent the entire next day out on the lake

That night we ended up at The Rudder for dinner and drinks!

 Next up.... 4th of July!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

snack-time silliness

Trace and Cali share a bond that will never be broken. He buys her love and in return, she's obsessed with him. Especially during snack time! She gets all up in his personal space, stares at his hand and just waits for him to reach his hand out toward her. Within a split second he gives her his snacks, she's chowing down and he's giving me the most happy and proud look. This little boy sure does love to feed his doggy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

trace's 1st birthday beach vacation

I'm not a party planner, but I am a memory maker! For Trace's 1st birthday we rented a beach house and enjoyed a weeklong celebration in the sun and sand!

My parents were in town and it was so nice to have them with us!

Cali is family... she's my girl... and goes eeeeeeverywhere with us :)

Shrimp boat docks!

Trace's 1st ever ice cream -- Birthday Cake, of course

Leaving his dollar on the famous wall 

Beach days with our Angel!

We love to swim!

Dude and Lil Dude

So much family fun on June 26th, Trace's birthday!!!!

It was honestly the most peaceful and rewarding vacation

Happy birthday angel boy! We all loved our week at the beach with you!!

* These photos were taken on 3 different cameras, so they vary in quality and color