Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Life Lately [And a Giveaway!]

I can't believe we are already to Wednesday! Being off with a sick kiddo on a Monday leaves the rest of the week just feeling out of sorts. I missed doing a recap of our weekend (and it was a good one!) so rather than doing a delayed weekend post, I figured I would just dive into a bit of life lately instead! And, I have teamed up with some of the sweetest ladies for an AMAZING can enter at the bottom of this post! :-)

We just wrapped up all of the wedding festivities for my brother and sister-in-law (I am so excited to officially be able to call her that!) It was truly one of the best weekends ever. I don't think I could have watched someone be more excited than she was to marry my brother. She jumped up and down, threw her hands in the air...her excitement and their love for each other was contagious. Neither of my boys were on board with the happiness, though ;-) Jackson made it halfway down the aisle before abandoning ship to go back to the nursery to play with all of the toys. And poor Lincoln woke up the day of the wedding with a low grade fever. Mike did his best all morning to manage their naps and keep them on a good schedule, but they arrived at the church and Lincoln was just hysterical. Nothing would calm him down. So, we finally threw up the white flag and Mike had to miss the entire ceremony and drive around until Lincoln fell asleep before coming back to get Jackson. Two family weddings in the past year..and Jackson didn't make it down the aisle at either. Woops!
Mike dropped off the boys at his parent's after the reception, and the rest of the night was SO. MUCH. FUN. We all danced, and got in some of the best sibling time we have had in ages. We got my brother and my uncle, both of whom DO NOT DANCE, out on the dance floor. I don't think anything would justify it as being an amazing reception more than that ;-)
Blurry. Which is probably an accurate representation of how we and the person taking this picture were feeling at that point ;-) Seriously, it was SUCH a fun night. Any night I get to slow dance and see this guy put on a tie is a good night :-)

Aside from the wedding, life lately has been a lot of this:

And this:
Lincoln's first coffee (or oreo smoothie). He LOVED it. And when I tried to share it with him he yelled at me. A child after his mother's heart!
I die every time I look at pictures of him wearing goggles. He was so proud, and looked so ridiculous!
Naked babies and sticky popsicles are how Saturdays have been going around here lately.
On the weekends, Jackson has been making a 'bed' on the couch/ottoman, and curling up to watch a movie, and every time he pretty much passes out instantly. Summer and sunshine are AMAZING for wearing out toddlers. I am already dreading the cooped up winter days where they can't burn off their energy outside!
 Both of our boys LIVE for the riding lawn-mower. Who needs a theme park when you have one of these!?
 His snuggles are sparse, so I take them whenever I can get them!
And if this isn't the epitome of lounging, I don't know what is ;-)

Lincoln is cutting some teeth and had some sort of a bug, so all weekend and the start of this week were pretty rough. It is always so hard to see your baby in rough shape. And, even in his sickness, this kid is just not a cuddler. Yesterday, he crawled off of me from the couch whimpering, laid himself on the floor, and crashed. I guess the floor is cozier than mom!

We are prepping for Jackson's birthday party this weekend. You guys. He turns THREE tomorrow-I am kind of in disbelief over it. I never knew three years could go by so quickly. He is all about the minions, so a Despicable Me theme is what we have going on. He is going to be so excited!

I feel like we are finally coming up on a bit of a slow down in our lives now. We have thrown more parties, showers, and had family events happening in the past five months than I think we have ever had, so while I love hosting get togethers and having things going on, I am pretty excited to enjoy these final weeks of summer with open calendars and preparations for fall. I KNOW, how dare I already be talking about fall, right? ;-) But that crisp air, Sunday football, and all of the pumpkin things makes my heart all sorts of warm and fuzzy. But I'm not wishing it away too quickly. We have at least a few more weekends of watching the boys splash in the pool, first!

OKAY, now for the giveaway! You guys, the winner will receive an IPad valued at $450, as well as a $50 Starbucks giftcard! It will close at midnight on August 6th, so be sure to enter before then!


  1. Happy (early) Birthday to Jackson! Three felt SO much older to me than two; they're such a kid at three and there's just really no more "baby" left!

  2. Your boys are too cute! So glad the wedding was a ton of fun, even if the ceremony part didn't go quite as planned for your family. :)

  3. I'm so glad the wedding was fun! You look gorgeous!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. Glad you could enjoy the wedding with your hubby! Love the bridesmaid dress, too!

  5. Looks like a fun wedding weekend. Loved the bomb pops and swim life, sounds like life here too. Sorry you had a sick kiddo, that's never fun! xoxo ERIN

  6. Such great pictures, and fabulous memories for you.


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