Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Month in Photos | May 2012

May 2012

We celebrated Mother's Day at the beach and a had a tea party.
Payton received an award for reading over 100 books this school year.
We celebrated my dads birthday out on the boat.
Made lots of silly faces for the camera.
Payton's best friend Korben had a farewell party at Pump it up.

The month of June is packed full of fun and exciting events already.  My dad is getting married this Saturday, Chuck is turning the BIG 35, the kids get out of school, move into our new home and then let the Summer fun begin!

Stay tuned for our weekend update...

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Bitter sweet

In 10 days we move to our new home but will greatly miss our neighborhood, neighbors that have become our friends and this fabulous view of these beauties who surround our home with their grace...

Every morning I wake up to this sweet guy, Duke eating under the tree.

Let's not forget all our fur friends that have become quite fond of us.

Kind of bitter sweet...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Any plans for the kids this Summer?

While on Pinterest looking for Summer fun ideas for the kiddos I stumbled upon this great blog, Creative Family Fun. 

Whether you are a SAHM (stay-at-home mommy) or a working mama here is a list of 200 fun ideas to keep those kiddos active and their minds busy for the Summer.

Terri has great ideas for ALL ages! 
We have only 8 more school days left so I can NOT wait to get started on these...

Go on a hike.
Keep a nature journal.
Make homemade ice cream.
Go to a pick-your-own fruit/veggie farm.
Go camping.
Make butter.
Make homemade cards and mail to far away friends and family.
Make s'mores.
Go to a splash park.
Make homemade strawberry jam.

The possibilities are endless!

Go ahead check out all the fun ideas...

Here is a super cute idea she came up with to make a bucket list.

Also, if you are planning a family road trip this Summer here are some fun ideas for the kiddos from Darling Doodles.

I spy some cute ideas for kids while on a road trip...

So what are your plans for the Summer?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Hump Day!

Hope you all are having a great week. We are looking forward to a nice long holiday weekend. Do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend?

Here's what I'm Loving today...

I'm Loving that there are 10 more days of school left. Then we can enjoy our Summer adventures!

I'm Loving the beautiful weather here in the Sunshine state. Fun in the sun. Beach. Sandcastles. Flip flops. Swimming. 


I'm Loving these cute little happy feet the kids made in the car.

I'm Loving this entry way for our new home. Bench for sitting. Rack for backpacks and coats. Perfect!

I'm Loving this amazing photo website, PicMonkey. Check out our handsome boy. "I mustache you a question, mommy"...hehe

 I'm Loving these adorable mugs! Maybe for our 10th wedding anniversary?

  I'm Loving that I don't have any school until August. This chica needs a break from the  books!

 I'm Loving everything about this entire outfit! It has Summer time written all over it.

I'm Loving all these yummy Summer time recipes. Thank you Pinterest!


Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

 Grilled Garden Wrap

 Watermelon Sorbet

What are you loving today?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week/Weekend recap

The past 5 days have been busy but filled with great times...

Payton's best bud, Korben had a farewell party at Pump it Up. These two kiddos have been best buds for almost five years now. Korben is moving to California. His daddy is in the Navy. We will miss them dearly but hope to find fun and creative ways to keep in touch.

Two peas in a pod.

I spy a 13 year old in an itty bitty school bus, do you?

Two of Korben's favorite ladies; his mama and little sis.

Next up was Payton's Reading Celebration at Metro Park. 
She read over 100 books this school year.

Payton loves Martha on Martha Speaks.

Sunday we spent the day on the boat for my dads birthday.

Yes, we are a silly bunch!

Birthday boy trying to put on a 'mean' face for the camera.

Ha! He couldn't hold it.

Lunch and Yappy hour at the Jacksonville Landing downtown. Yes, that is Yappy, not Happy.

Hey your hot pink dress. What do you think of my new kicks?

Loved watching all the fabulous pups for the Yappy Hour.
Now back to the birthday boys lunch.

These Corona-ritas were absolutely delicious. What a great way to end the weekend!

What did you do this weekend?