Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy Fourth of July

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!!

You can find both of their 4th of July outfits here.

And because I love a good comparison. Here are the last 5 years of 4th of July pictures along with this year! Look how little they were just a few short years ago!!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday and Happy First Day of Summer!!!

We got back from our trip to Jupiter, Florida a couple weeks ago and it was such a great time. My cousin's wedding at the Lighthouse was absolutely beautiful and we spent a lot of time soaking up the Florida sun! I'll do a more detailed post at some point, but for now, here is a picture of us from the wedding.

We didn't do anything too extravagant for Father's Day this year. Just church and lunch afterwards, but I did get a cute picture of Jake with the kiddos! The kids and I sure do love Jake and all he does for our family!!

A couple weekends ago we had a free Saturday and decided to spend the day at Six Flags. We had a great time with my sister and her family. We also got to ride the new Supergirl Skyflyer ride which was SO much fun!! It may be my new favorite ride there.

Orange Poppy Boutique just released their Back to School Collection and I fell in love with this adorable outfit for Avery's first day of Kindergarten! I absolutely love Orange Poppy Boutique and can't wait to see Avery in this outfit. Their clothes are so soft and so adorable and they're also very affordable! They also have great customer service! I can't say enough great things about them.

Jackson and Avery have been at their first week of Summer Camps this week and have really enjoyed them. Jackson's was a Bricks 4 Kidz Space Adventure Camp through our school district. They made rockets and space related things out of legos. It's SO right up his alley. Two of his favorite things: Legos and Space!!

Then Avery has been at a Cheerleading Camp, which is also through our school district! They had a little performance yesterday to show us what they learned and it was super cute!! Several of her friends from her pre-k class were also at the camp, so we had to get a quick picture of them altogether! So cute.
 Have a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Last night was amazing!! The Blues finally won the Stanley Cup and the city of St. Louis is overflowing with excitement!! 

I'm not what you would call a "hockey fan." I don't really watch sports on a regular basis. I grew up watching football mostly and that's the sport Jake is most passionate about. However, I am a St. Louis fan. I was born and raised in St. Louis and I'll always cheer for my city. So when either of our teams are playing whether it be the Cardinals or the Blues I'm going to cheer them on. 

So when the Blues made it to the play-offs this year, we were all excited and have been watching every game we could. Several nights we got together with our neighbors and watched the game in our neighbor's drive-way. On Memorial Day our neighbor brought his t.v. over and we watched the game pool-side. It's been an amazing series, one we won't ever forget. It's been fun for the kids too. They've fallen asleep several nights watching the Blues game and I've had to tell them the final score the next morning! Ha. So when the Blues made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 49 years we were ecstatic! 

We even cheered the Blues on while we were in Florida 2 weeks ago!!

Sunday night was game 6 and it was in St. Louis. We were just sure they were going to win it all that night! So we had a party at our neighbors and we were all so dissapointed when they lost!

They still had one last chance to win it all last night in Game 7 and they DID!!! They brought home the Stanley Cup for the first time ever!!! We had some friends over last night to watch the game and it was such a great game to watch. We were up 2-0 after the first period and ended up winning 4-1! To say the city is excited would be an understatement! It is GLORIOUS!!! One of our local radio stations is playing Gloria (the Blues theme song) all day long today for 24 hours! It makes me so proud to live in St. Louis! #LGB #playgloria

Friday, May 24, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 Jackson and Avery have their last day of school today!! I can't believe we'll have a 2nd grader and a Kindergartner in August. They're growing up so fast!

We'll be celebrating Memorial Day with a huge pool party at our house! Though the water is still freezing, I'm sure the kids won't mind. Ha! Jackson and Avery have went swimming once last weekend. Crazy kids!!

Then the day after Memorial Day, we board a plane headed for Jupiter, Florida. My cousin is getting married at the lighthouse in Jupiter on June 1st, so we're going for that, but staying a full week. I found this dress to wear to the wedding from Loft and I just love it. It's very comfortable and on sale right now for only $35.

 I just love the lace and the little cut-out in the back.

I searched Amazon for a couple pair of earrings this past week and found 2 great pair. I was looking for some navy tassel earrings to wear to the wedding and then I was also looking for some blonde tortoise shell hoops for everyday wear. I just love Amazon and their next day prime shipping!!

Wednesday night Avery had her Mini Dance Recital. It was her second year and she loved every minute of being on stage!! She and her whole class did so great! They danced to "Me and My Teddy Bear" and it was the cutest thing ever! Avery was right in the middle in the purple leotard and the pink bear. I'll post all about it soon, but here's a quick picture of them on stage.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Avery's Pre-K Graduation

Avery had her Pre-K graduation yesterday and it was bitter-sweet to say the least. I'm going to really miss her school. The teachers she had and friends she made over the last 3 years were some of the best and we'll miss them all dearly. 

For her graduation they put on a little play for us at the beginning. They acted out a book they had been reading called "Mortimer." 

Then the teachers had made a really sweet slide show set to music of pictures and videos from the past year. By the end I was a puddle of mush. Then, just like when Jackson graduated, Mrs. Darr read a poem called, "A Touch of Love," about the kids growing up that had us all in tears! They even passed out Kleenex to all of us when we walked in the door and we certainly needed it. 

At the end, each child came up and accepted their diploma and as they did, the teacher read how much they had grown that year and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Avery had grown an inch and a half throughout the school year and said she wants to work on a computer when she grows up. Ha!

Afterwards, we went back to their classroom to take a few pictures and pick up their stuff to go home. 

Jake couldn't make it because of work, but my mom and I went and it all was so cute! I can't believe Avery only has one more day of preschool tomorrow and she'll be off to Kindergarten in the Fall. How is that even possible?? 

I'm so proud of all that Avery has learned and how much she's grown the last 3 years in Preschool and I'm so excited to see all that she accomplishes in Kindergarten. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!!!

First and foremost, today is World NF Awareness Day. My sweet niece Addie was recently diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, or in her case NF1, after falling and breaking her leg. You can read all about the genetic disorder here but there are several symptoms and no cure at this time. So we're spreading the word about Neurofibromatosis to help people learn more about it and so that they'll hopefully find a cure someday soon!

 I just love this picture from Thanksgiving last year of Avery and Addie!! They love each other so much! 

This past week I ordered this super cute top from Walmart of all places. They seem to be stepping up their game in the online clothes department and I love it because the prices are great. At $15 I thought it was worth a try, though I didn't really have high hopes, but I ended up loving it. It's comfortable, great quality and fits great too. So I ended up going back online and ordering 4 more tops. They should be delivered today. I'll let you know how they turn out.

I also recently ordered each of the kids new swimsuits for our upcoming Florida Beach trip! Since we have a pool, we can always use more swimsuits anyways. 

I ordered this one for Avery from Target, since we're loving all things "Rainbows" right now! It looks adorable on her.

And this one for Jackson from Walmart since he continues to love all things Space-Related. 

Speaking of our upcoming Florida Beach trip, we leave in a week and a half and I'm so ready to spend a week at the beach. We're going for my cousin's wedding in Jupiter at the Lighthouse on June 1st!! It's going to be beautiful!! We are flying there the day after Memorial Day and we're staying at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa and it looks awesome. The kids are coming along and are so excited to go to their first wedding and stay in a hotel right on the beach! I'm looking forward to a week of relaxation (at least as much as I can with 2 kids in toe, ha.)

Our St. Louis Blues Hockey Team is in the play-offs and we're so excited!! We've had a couple neighborhood parties to watch the games together at our neighbors' house. We've had SO much fun!! This particular picture is from this past Saturday night. It was a cool/damp evening but that didn't stop us! We just built fires in our fire-pits and bundled up. Tonight is game 4 of the Western Conference Final. #LGB
Photo Credit to my neighbor Maria. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!