Monday, June 29, 2015

Life Lately - Summer Vacation Week 4

We sure do know how to pack a lot in in one week!! Week 4 of our vacation was nonstop. Like, I'm for real exhausted! lol.  

We tried out a new beach with our friends!  This one is called "Tables" up near Patrick Airforce Base.  When I was telling my dad about it, he told me stories of how he used to surf here all the time when he was a kid.  I love his stories.

The waves were perfect size for Autumn to boogie board all on her own!

 After the beach, I stopped off at Bealls (because the one near me closed and the only one close is over on beachside...NORTH.)  I was on a hunt for a bathing suit!!

Shopping with the girls is nothing short of

But I found one! If you are a bustier myself, this is the perfect suit... because LOOK at the back!!  It's a Nike. I will forever buy this suit. And if they would've had two that fit me, I would've bought them both!

This picture cracks me up... sweet Caroline showing her "monster"

 I could only go to a few days of bootcamp this week since we went away on vacation, but I mean seriously... working out to this view is kind of awesome!

And having friends there is great too!

On Wednesday, the girls and I left for the FL Keys with my parents. {Here} is the post on our trip to the Keys.  

When we came home, it was so nice to give everyone a bath and shower....

...and sleep in our own beds.  That's Brooklynn reading in bed. Autumn is asleep under the pink blanket on her bed. Yes, my children go to bed when it's daylight out during the summer. Believe me, they are ready for it!

and that night I got back into my workouts! I absolutely needed it!! My body was in a lot of pain from sitting for 4 hours both ways.

The next morning, Saturday, we woke up bright and early and got to work on "play!"  By 7:00 my girls had built forts, played with Legos, had TWO breakfasts... I mean, we have to make the most of each day, right?

Then I headed to my BF's bridal shower! It was so beautiful!!  My post on it is {here} - you should really check it out!

Sunday was swim all day in the pool day... again.  I've decided I'm going to start swimming laps. This day, to start off with, I did 30 minutes of alternating  100 yards freestyle, 50 butterfly, and 50 backstroke.

Afterwards, I made a shake (Shakeology) and sat in the pool. I mean, life is hard. Ha!

And then... it was time to head back to the doctor for Autumn...with another ear infection. I forsee this happening a lot with how much we're going to be in the water. Oy!

Still waiting....30 minutes later.

 Then it was off to Publix with these little hams to get her medicine...

On another note, Caroline, who is not really interested in eating the pureed food I make her has become addicted to veggie puffs.

They are like the toddler snacks that "melt" in their mouth. I cut them up into fourths and they are perfect for her!

And now I will leave you with these pictures of my sweet Caroline. I just love her smiling face. We get compliments everywhere we go about how much of a happy baby she is.

Check out the rest of our summer vacation so far!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Vintage Bridal Shower for Matteson

One of my best friends is getting married this year! I'm so excited for her!! Honestly, I might be more excited to see how the wedding comes out, because this girl is such an amazing crafter! I tell her all the time between her crafting and her cooking and baking, she really needs to have her own blog. And after you see these pictures, you'll see why.

She did all these crafting things herself. She is my idol, honestly. And don't be surprised if you see a lot of these things in Caroline's First birthday. lol. I had a theme already in my head, and wouldn't you know it?  Matteson had a similar theme for her shower! Maybe that's why we're mermaid sisters. :)

When you walked outside, beyond the tables and chairs, this was the main attraction. LOVE it!

On the menu:
donuts from one of the best bakeries in town
maple and bacon muffins (umm... yum!)
coconut muffins
yogurt and granola bar with fresh fruit toppings
2 different kinds of sandwich biscuits (I had the one that had tomato, bacon, turkey...I see a bacon theme for me!)

The water was a lemon, lime, and mint. It was SO yum!

The prizes for the games.

These were the souvenir glasses she made everyone. Some were vinyl made with my cameo and some were made with paint.

The banner she made with scrapbook paper and doilies.

The tables were just the cutest!

One of the games was to look at all the pictures and guess how old she was.

I tried taking pictures of all the guests for her, but I was also distracted by that cute little baby in the carseat back there... sweet Caroline was a little hot. lol

The bride and her momma.

Me and some of my girls, April and Kristi!

We got the bride in!

April loving on Caroline.

Our bling! The rings were kind of like the clothespins for a baby shower... whoever said "wedding" had to give up their ring. I went home with 3 rings..perfect for all my girls!

One of the games we played...this one was really hard!

Um.. this sign on her mom's fence. I need one please..and thank you!

My baby girl <3

I love these next set of pictures... they crack me up. I just keep taking pictures while I'm waiting for everyone to get ready and you always come out with some good ones :)

The bride and her family

So it was hot... and we were really wanting to go in the pool... so we did!

I just love these girls!

So the gift.  Ron made her the gifts. He lasered a rolling pin with starfish all over it. He also lasered cutting boards; one side said Cowboys and the other her new last name... with the Dallas Cowboys star with both. She was overly excited to say the least. Sometimes that husband of mine has some really great ideas!