Monday, October 8, 2018

Lo's 6th Birthday

Our sweet Lolo Bear is 6!  I can't even believe it!  How does time go by that fast?!?  It literally feels like yesterday that I was praying so hard for this kid.  She has brought me more joy (and anxiety, ha) than I ever could have imagined.  She is blunt and will her argue her point to the ground, just like her daddy, and she is sweet, shy, and sassy, just like me.  This girl is determined and head strong and knows exactly what she wants when she wants it.  She has the biggest heart and loves those close to her fiercely.  She is super smart and still humble, and walks around the house singing songs about Jesus.

She loves being crafty and loves to draw, her family portraits are my favorite.  She loves barbies and LOL dolls, and can tell you anything you want to know about Star Wars.  She is a walking tornado, like her mama, and her room is a disaster at any given moment.  She loves being in conversation and seems to subtly steal the hearts of all of those around her.

For her birthday this year, we chose to forgo a party.  I took her to school and went and ate lunch with her, then after school, her and I went to pick up her cake.

That evening we had a little family celebration at home with pizza and cake.


On Sunday, I took her to eat lunch and go shopping with my mom.  Then we went to Pinkitzel to decorate cupcakes with her cousins.  She had a blast!





Sunday, June 17, 2018


We love Seaside/Watercolor/30A so much!!  We had been dragging our feet to book a summer vacation for a few reasons, so come June 1, I just decided to book a house in Watercolor for the following week.  We told my mom and sister that we were going to leave in 5 days, that we booked a house and there was rooms for them if they wanted to come.  Surprisingly, they both were in!  So 5 days later we packed the car, loaded up, and headed to Florida!  I have never booked a vacation like that on a whim with such short notice, but everything worked out and it was a great time!

The kids did amazing on the drive down there, we drove half way and stopped around midnight.  We got up early and made it to our house at around 7 pm.


While Andrew and Keith went to the grocery store and got doubles of everything under the sun, we explored the house.  The kids loved the bunk beds! 

The next morning, I went for a run to the beach and checked out that view!
Then we all got ready and headed to the beach!!

After a fun-filled morning at the beach, we relaxed for a bit and took naps. This porch bed swing was amazing!

After naps, we got ready and headed to dinner!  The kids looked so cute in their matching MJ dresses.

On Day 3, we headed to the beach again that morning, but not before a music session with Lo Willis.

We headed home for lunch and naps, and while the kids all napped and the boys babysat, I took my mom and sister on a bike ride to Lululemon!  After they all woke up, we headed to Seaside for dinner!

Then I got the bright idea to let Drew get a sword!! What sane mom even does that?!


The next morning, we decided to head to the pool.  It was about to rain, but we chanced it anyway. 

It did indeed start raining on us, se we left the pool and headed into Seaside for lunch and doughnuts!

The kids took naps, and then we headed to the beach!

And Drew wins the award for best pictures of the entire trip!!  Gosh, I love this kid!

 The nest day, our last full day, we headed to the beach again, because why not?!?

After the beach, we rode our bike into town to get a pizza and grabbed a coconut while we were at it. 

Nora decided she was too tired to get dressed and hopped into her bed all by herself...this girl!

While the 4 littlest kids napped, us girls went shopping in Seaside.


After everyone was awake, we all got ready and headed to the beach to take some pictures. 

After we bribed and pleaded with our kids to cooperate for pictures, we went to eat dinner at Pickles. 

The next day, we got up, but not at the crack of dawn, and headed home!  We stopped for breakfast, lunch at Cracker Barrel and dinner somewhere and then drove straight through. 


The kids were amazing!  We got home at 2 am were glad to be back!  But what a fun trip!!