Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Our little chunky monkey turned 7 months on Sunday and we snapped a few iPhone (eek!) pictures of her right before church. I never knew my heart could grow any bigger after having Mae, and yet, it has doubled in size. My heart melts for this sweet girl. She is the sweetest, snuggliest, fun little nugget and is the perfect piece to finish our Harbuck puzzle. 

She is loving being the baby of the family. Her sister can make her laugh the hardest, and she loves to be spoiled...which we can't turn down. We give in just a little, since she is our last baby for us! Soaking in each and every movement as she grows and changes each and every day. 

She is sitting up completely by herself and puts every thing possible in her mouth. That would make you think she is teething, but no, she isnt. She is taking her sweet time on getting teeth. Her sister had 4-5 by now! Maggie says "whatevs' to teeth! 

She loves playing with her feet, talking LOUDLY for everyone to hear, and squealing at us to get our attention. 

Maggie loves pushing up on her hands, but is no where near showing interest in crawling. Her sister had been crawling laps by this stage. Yet again, she is soaking up being the baby of the family. 

She continues to be extremely sensitive to touch. She hates having her face wiped, nose wiped, or hands cleaned. She loves a good bath though and sits up in the bath splashing away with her sister. 

She had her 2nd beach trip of the summer and loved watching the waves and listening to the sound. She has had a slight runny nose since we have been back and decided to pretend she was a newborn again waking every few hours. Thankfully she is coming out of it now...slowly by surely. Thank God. 

She loves her swing, bouncey seats, jump-jump, music, bumbo, any thing small enough to fit in her hands and chew on, and being tickled. Her laugh is to die for. We love you sweet girl! Stay little and stop growing so fast!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Parent Play Date

We had a quick getaway last weekend sans kiddos. It was perfect in so many ways. We had a great time and I got a much needed trip to rejuvenate and come back refreshed to my girls! The Wilsons invited us to their amazing beach house in Ocean Isle. Our first time to a North Carolina beach! From great conversation, lots of belly laughs, games, dancing, the town concert night, yummy food, a shrimp boil, beach sitting, and more...we had a blast.

The golf cart was so fun to ride around in, to and from the beach, to the concert, and for beer runs. It even had wood-grain!

Sweet Kehler, had monogrammed wine glasses for the girls when we got there. This southern girl, LOVED that!

My view for most of the trip! We also played the MOST fun game ever! We placed a cheap sand dollar from the beach tourist store on fishing line in the shoreline. As people were walking we would real it in with the fishing pole. It was HILARIOUS watching people chase it, look up and laugh, or grab their friends to try to trick them. Best. Game. Ever. 

Our trip planner. She did pretty darn good. 

I marked paddle boarding off of my bucket list. And am proud to say I didnt fall! I wish Ryan could say the same :)

My cute date for the weekend.

The good old golf cart again! We took turns. 

The concert in Ocean Isle Beach town center. We learned what the term "beach music' means to North Carolina folk!

Just the girls. This was right before I laughed the hardest I have ever laughed in my entire life. ;)

Some things I want to remember from this trip:
Peach Emojis
Cards Against Humanity
Roast beef sandwiches
The trust tree
"Beach Music"
Dance parties
Trying crab legs and almost throwing up
Sweet Gus
The Wilson's inability to apply sunscreen
The Sandollar game
Prince William
Katie's husbands qualities
yummy breakfasts
My first trip to an irrigation store
Our personal bartender
"I've got some good friends, that live down the street"
Creating great memories with great neighbors!

The clan! What a fun weekend! Looking forward to our "reunion" in a few weeks for a date night in Charlotte. I used the term "reunion" loosely...they live right down the street! I am one lucky girl!

Now on to a family beach trip tomorrow! Packing it in before school starts back!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Phone Dump

The summer has flown by, and for us, it is still ticking on until Labor Day when Mae's WeeSchool starts back up. We have had a fun summer as a family of 4 and life is full of laughs with our two girls. Here is our summer as I do a quick phone dump:

Morning snuggles and breakfast in bed:

Indoor picnics and playdates:

Our summer addiction, Chipotle:

I started snapping some shots and using my editing software:

Too cool for school:

Lots of snuggles and naps:

Realizing they can be friends with each other:

Girls nights:

Getting stuck in our attic trying to fix our air conditioner:

Coordinating outfits: 

We take this purse e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.:

Plane watching:

Tree cutting:

Loving on each other:

Friends visiting:

Potty breaks:

Library time:


Lots of walks:

Chickfila Cow appreciation day, one year later:

Watermelon Eating:

Arts and crafts with neighbors:

Clifford exhibit Uptown:

She loves pretending to be like mama:


Shoe Shopping with daddy:

All smiles:

All kisses:

Two peas in a pod:

We have seen one MILLION fire trucks:

Eating this girl with a spoon:

After nap snuggles and snacks:

Fingernail Painting:


Smiles with friends:


Mama hair cuts:

Visiting daddy at work and leaving him with a surprise:

LOTS of pool dates:

Date nights:

Honey-do Lists on my new Emily Ley notepad:

Sparkly bandaids for awful shots:

Celebrating birthdays:

Sitting up and Standing up:

Stealing snuggles:

Story time with our neighbor:

We can't get enough of summer. Mommy and daddy leave for a beach getaway tomorrow and we have another family beach trip next week! Plenty more to squeeze in before schools starts!