Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

One thing that never gets old for me is seeing Noah with the kids. There is something so special about all the love. We were just two love birds and then we added our babies to the mix and that love has transformed into something so much more beautiful.

All of our kids adore their dad like he is truly a super hero. He's always there to check for monsters at night and to beat up whatever is making the kids cry, even if it's a piece of furniture. He battles the dragon ("thunder") during rain storms and he's a jungle gym when the kids decide to pile on top of him.

Noah is so hard working and he loves his family fiercely. I'm so proud of him. I'm so grateful to have an equal partner in parenting. I don't ever feel alone and I know I can count on him when I need help!

I want to wish my man the happiest Father's day today and every day! We love you so much! 

Photo taken by: Midnight in Georgia Photography

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer 2018 Bucket List

My kids are out for the summer and weekends mean more to me than anything because as a working parent I don’t always get that quality time during the weekdays and work hours.  I plan to do as much as possible during my nights at home, on my weekends off and also taking advantage of the little vacation days I have.  I thought it would be fun to create a Summer Bucket List so we can get in all the fun! I asked both my eight year old and six year old daughters to weigh in and pick a few things they want to do this summer. We had a great time dreaming up adventures. Here’s what we came up with! 

I love Ava's idea of hosting a summer gift exchange. We set it up for the girls and their cousins in Virginia to exchange summer-themed gifts valued at $10. They will open gifts when we visit during the 4th of July. I can't wait to help the girls pick out their gifts and see what their cousins pick out for them. 

I hope this bucket list inspires you to create your own. We have so many memories to make this Summer and I can't wait to report back and share what we were able to check off our list! 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Mia's Sweet As Peach Themed Birthday

Mia turned one on May 17th and we hosted her first birthday party. I decided on a peach theme because our baby girl is as "Sweet As A Peach". She really is, but I was totally inspired by this cute outfit I found for her at TJ Maxx. Isn't it precious? Since we live in Georgia I thought the theme was so fitting! It was a fun party to plan and below I'm sharing all the party details!

Above photo taken by Midnight in Georgia Photography

I went to Hobby Lobby for most of the decor! 

  • Peach Hangings: paper lanterns and mint colored card stock
  • Picture Frame with clip 
  • Various Baskets: for peaches, peach cookies, peach candies and mini peach pies
  • Vases: I found some peach sign images online and printed them out. Then, I taped them to square vases. I filled them with baby's breath
  • Small cake stand (from Target Dollar Spot)
  • Large cake stand (old, from her Mimi)
  • Peach Canvas: I painted it myself :)
  • Peach Balloon Garland: (ordered through Amazon) and tied with tweed and mint tulle

The Menu:
  • Cake: Publix-- I was so impressed with their attention to detail. They accomplished exactly what I wanted with the peach ombre icing. We served the vanilla cake with peach ice cream!  My cousin created the cake toppers. She does calligraphy (@calligraphybylindsey) Go Check her out! 
  • Smash Cake: I made this from a box cake mix
  • Peach-shaped Sugar Cookies: The Topiary (Calley did a wonderful job! Those cookies were gone in like 10 minutes!)
  • Chicken Fingers (Publix)
  • Pasta Salad 
  • Peach Salsa served with Tortilla Chips
  • Blueberry and Peach Summer Salad (I found this recipe on Pinterest and it was so good!) 
  • Fruit Salad 
  • Lunch was served with Sweet Tea and Moscato Peach Punch 

Everything came together so nicely and our baby girl had a wonderful time! Now, on to the next birthday party! Thankfully, I get a break. Levi's birthday is next and it's not until November! 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

It's Friday, I'm in Love!

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! We have plans to visit with Noah's brother and it just so happens there is a tropical storm headed that way too! We are going to make the best of it! 
Today, I'm sharing my Friday favorites! What are you currently loving lately? 

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