Monday, September 29, 2014

Epic Birthday Weekend

We had an epic weekend for many reasons, all of which I will not be going into but let’s just say it was full of fun and family and many blessings all surrounding our sweet 5 YEAR OLD Z!

Nana and Tata arrived on Thursday evening for Z’s birthday. We relaxed, opened presents from them, had dinner, and visited. It was wonderful! Then, on Friday, Mama had some me time (hallelujah! and thank YOU Nana and Tata). The kids had so much fun with Nana and Tata and certainly did not miss me.

Friday night, we stayed in, ate and played and prepared for party day, which also happened to birthday day! We got up, sang, opened more presents and headed to the most fun birthday party we’ve had in a while! Seriously great, and I had to do next to nothing to prepare for it!!

These two were EXCITED!

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They bounced and bounced and played tug of war and ran around in their party favors (the capes).

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Lulu even had one of her sweet friends there (she’s a sucker for an Auburn boy)

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Some adults got in on the action

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Then we sang and had cake, and we were outta there before 12! Perfect!

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After the party, we opened more presents, took naps/had quiet time then went to the pumpkin patch. It was opening day, and let me tell you, the best day to go! We were practically alone and got the BEST pumpkins! But that is coming in a separate post. I told you, epic!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I Love September

September’s here! Really couldn’t tell you what I’ve been doing lately, oh yeah,

Celebrating my birthday

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Planning Zayd’s Party (Gotta thank Etsy for this find)

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Getting ready for Halloween

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Hanging out at home

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And having lots of quality family time!

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I guess we’ve been a little busy…

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Come on in…

The Come on in… series has come around to master bedrooms, which is appropriate for me, since we have recently made some changes in our master.

Here is a ‘before’ picture, which I had no problem with for the past few years, but now I realize was a little… sad.

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First, we had the tray ceiling painted, and let me just say, I liked the tray ceiling before, but this was definitely the right move. Then, we lightened things up with new bedding and some gorgeous new lamps (before lamps… yikes! Sorry hubs!).

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It just feels extra cozy now, and that Capri Blue Volcano Candle over there (on my side), divine! We try to have our kids in bed by 8 every night, so at 8:01, you’ll find us here with a La Croix, some ice cream, and some good TV on, currently, Big Brother, The Leftovers, The Daily Show, or Jimmy Fallon. Love some TV!

So on one end is our bathroom, which is a good bathroom (not as good as when we were in the condo and each had our own, but we don’t mind sharing anymore ;)

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On the other end is a sitting room turned CLOSET, which is all mine. Nick has a rather large closet attached to the bathroom, so we are both very satisfied in the closet department.

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So there you go, our master bedroom, bath, and closets!

Kite!

I almost forgot to post about our kite! Nana got us this kite for our beach trip last year, and it has been huge hit! This year was no exception.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Beach House

Me and hubs are researchers, you know people who research things to death before we decide to buy (or rent, as in this case) them (well hubs moreso than me, I tend to be a little, ahem, impulsive). Back in January when we were planning our trips and vacation days for the year, we started researching beach houses. We knew the general area we wanted to be in but went back and forth on being right on the beach, inland, within a “beach community,” etc. etc. and we kept coming back to this house, on stilts, on the beach. When we pulled up, we knew we made the right decision.

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We took lots of pictures on our back deck, because, hello, beach!

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We’ll always stay close enough to Seaside to be able to hit up the food trucks and toy store there! So fun!

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Okay, maybe one more beach post then we’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming.