Friday, June 23, 2017

Father's Day 2017

This weekend we celebrated the best daddy in the world.  It's only right that he gets a day to be celebrated all day long, because really...he is just the best.  The best girl dad around.  He loves being a dad and he loves his girls something fierce.  If I had a dollar for every time someone said to him "and now you need to try for your boy"...we would probably be rich.  But, the truth is Steve could care less about having a boy and says he loves having girls and if we ever have a third he would again wish for yet another girl.  He despises that comment...because these girls compete his world.  And to these girls....he hung the moon.

He plays tea party, dress up...always plays the prince, get his nails painted, knows the words to every princess sound track, can do a mean top knot and knows no outfit is complete without a matching bow.  He works so hard for our family and is such a hands on dad.  He does it all y'all, and for that I am forever grateful.  He changes all the diapers, has always helped with night time duty, takes turns waking up in the morning every other day so I can sleep in, does whiney toddler duty, bath time and knows exactly when to swoop in and give me the break I need so I can tap out.  He works so hard to provide for us and for me to be a stay at home mom,  shares all my dreams and encourages them and is such a true leader and perfect example for my girls.  They have the perfect example of what to look for in a husband in their dad.  They are his princesses and not a day goes by that he doesn't kiss them or tell them how beautiful they are.

They are so lucky to have him.










This Father's Day we celebrated with donuts, a beach day and catered in bbq with my grandparents.  It was a great day!



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cousin Time

Our second beach house visitor was my cousin Heather and her two boys.  She lives a few hours north of here and it had been a whole year since I saw her last.  She last came to visit me last May to meet Jolie and since then she has had another little baby boy and so our visit was long over due!
She came just for the weekend only, short and sweet but the kids had a blast!



The girls loved having a baby around.  They were on him like white on rice and could not get enough.  He must have had a lasting impact because Brynn has since said that she wants a baby brother.  But what she has since said is she would like a baby boy...but once he turns into a bigger boy we need to give him away ;)


We spent the day at the beach together where the kids dug the day away, Steve caught them a giant crab in their bucket which kept their attention for hours, Heather let the kids bury her, which Im sure she probably super regretted later haha and we ended the evening with babies all over their great grandparents.  





These pictures melt my heart to pieces.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beach Dayyyzzz

I haven't been doing much blogging since being here at the beach, and well, thats because I have been trying to just enjoy these babies and this family of mine to the max!  Doesn't mean I haven't taken one million pictures as per usual though, and sooo it's time for a little picture recap of our past month at the beach house.

Our routine has pretty much been eat, beach, sleep repeat.  And after a few full beach days in a row we take a little sun break and do some exploring and go to different towns,  have lunch, visit the sites...ice cream.  It has been so fun.  Steve works in the mornings through Jolie's nap and after that its all family time.  I have enjoyed spending all this time together the four of us.  So much togetherness and undivided attention on the girls and it has been so great.   Also, my grandparents are down the street so, we have enjoyed so much special quality time with them as well.  They are 80 and so all this time with them has been beyond special.  They are enjoying the girls so much, and its so beautiful to watch the happiness the girls bring to them.

Anyways....pictures.  Because there can never be enough.  Which is kind of how I feel about toddler swim wear.  Never enough. Never.























And just like that month one is in the books!


Memorial day weekend recap

We had the best Memorial Day weekend.  My two best friends from elementary school and their husbands and kids all joined us at our beach house for three days.  I seriously still cannot believe that it actually happened and that everyone made it and we were all in the same house! We talk in a group chat every day all day...so sometimes it feels like we are just virtual friends haha!  Being together after all these years was just the best thing ever!  We have all been friends for 22 years which always makes me feel super old when I say that out loud!


We had six adults and 8 kids in this house and it was pure madness, but we enjoyed every second.  I don't think it was ever quiet for a single minute but, it was the best kind of chaos.  The kids enjoyed each other so much..it was like I wasn't even here because Brynn could have cared less about me!


& when you get together with the one person in the world who loves matching as much as you, you match them alllllll!


It rained a lot, which stunk..but cleared up just in time for Memorial Day and we had the best time playing out in the lagoon.  Babies galore and it was such a happy day!




The big girls were in their own world and played from sun up to sun down, dolls, dress up and make believe parties.  They would just run from room to room trying to escape all the boys.  No boys allowed was their key phrase all weekend.  They were too stinkin' cute together.




The kids lived off mac n cheese, uncrustables and lucky charms...vacation food ya know! & they loved every bit of it.

We did a low country shrimp boil for our "non southern friends" and they loved it...its all about the experience..& you can't come to the gulf and not have the shrimp!



The adults stayed up late and drank wine, played games and laughed til it hurt and it was so nice to just enjoy adult conversation!  Plain good for the soul!

We just had such a great time and I HOPEEE it can become a tradition that we meet up the same weekend every year with all our babies.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Giving the gift of JORD this Father's Day



Father's Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect man to celebrate around here!  He is all kinds of special and I don't think we recognize him nearly enough.  He does so much for us.  He works extra hard so that I can stay home with the girls every day, takes care of all our manly chores... from the lawn, to pool, to garbage and our favorite-bug killer! Not to mention he plays a mean Maui, or whatever prince the girls are requesting on any given day.  Watching him with our girls melts my heart every.single.day.



Normally our Father's Day consists of lots of hand made cards and crafts from the girls, along with breakfast in bed and our traditional shrimp boil with our families for dinner.  It's always such a nice day and the girls are alway extra excited to give them all the goodies they made.  This year we were able to give him an extra special gift a little early.




Steve is a very casual guy and his style is very relaxed.  He is a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops kind of guy.  That is what you will find him in 99.9% of the time...especially since we  have been spending our summer down at the beach. This unique watch from Jord is totally his style and fits him to a tee.  I love that it can be dressed up for special occasions but is also perfect for our low key day to day.  


Do you have a special dad in your life that deserves a one of kind gift this year?  There are so many styles of mens watches to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one that suits the dad in your life.  You can even add that extra special touch by giving an engraved gift.  Surprise them with a sweet custom message engraved on the watch as well.  


Want to win $100 gift code to use on the JORD site? ENTER HERE. Only ONE lucky person will win, but EVERYONE who enters will receive a consolation code of $25 once the contest ends.  Contest end on June 25th at 11:59pm.  Good Luck!