Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! And a Guest Post!

First of all, if you missed Andrew’s post from Saturday about his feelings on adoption and how the Lord worked on his heart, I recommend you click here.  His story is amazing!
And today, I’m sharing my infertility story over at a wonderful new blog called Due in Time.  This is a wonderful blog for those who are struggling to get pregnant or have a heart for infertility.  You will be blessed by the open and honest feedback from the blog’s writer Caroline and her journey to get pregnant.  I’m praying for you Caroline!
And now for some pictures…photo randomness that defines my every day life…
We love, love, love our town.  Money Magazine named our town the second best city in the United States to live in.  That’s pretty cool.  My kids think it’s pretty cool because there is this awesome candy store with giant lollipops downtown :).  On this day, we headed to the square to eat lunch and celebrate Narci’s birthday!

Every other Thursday, I get the boys while Erika takes the girls to gymnastics (and then I take the girls on the opposite weeks).  I love having these boys in my house!  They are so fun and so sweet!  And yes, Bowen looks a little frightened but wouldn’t you be if your life was in the hands of these two 3 year olds???

Last Saturday, we ran some errands and my dad got stuck in my third row.  And then I bought a mirror…
My poor dad.

I was cleaning up after dinner the other night, and this is what I saw out my window…my hubby sitting out back watching my kiddos play in their little pool :).  You might think, why weren’t you sitting out there too?  Because it was 105, so I chose to stay inside where it was cool and clean up while watching the Red Sox game at the same time.  They were sweet to look at sitting out there…but mama was quite happy inside staying cool!

Sweet Presley had her birthday at this fabulous little dress-up store that my friends and I are obsessed with!  Kensington had the very best time!

Look at that glitter!

The girls even got a manicure!

All of the pretty princesses!

On Tuesday, I was downstairs working when I checked my Instagram feed…and this is what I saw.  My mom was upstairs in my house playing with my kiddos. They love their Lovie!!
And this is what you call a wild Friday night at the Shull house…popcorn with Chutes and Ladders!  (By the way, I won!)
And did you see Bar #1 yesterday?!?!  My new series kicked off with to die for Oreo Bars!
And dinner tonight, is Pesto Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers!
Don’t forget to pop over to Due in Time to check out my guest post!
Have a great Monday!
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  • Megan Andrews August 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Oh Shay, that picture of your dad is gold! What a sweetheart. Thanks for the laugh. x

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} August 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Papa Jay with the mirror thrown up against him is hilarious. And I love that picture of your mama with the kiddos. Such sweet parents!

  • Blue-Eyed Bride August 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Cracking up at your dad!!

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On August 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    LOL at your dad with that mirror! Oh, what a sport. Your beautiful little princess fits right in at that princess party.

  • Kelly Jo August 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful photos. Papa Jay is a good sport. 🙂 My hubby and I have been trying for a baby and it has been a looong road. Great guest post!

  • Tara G. August 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Playing Chutes and Ladders is so fun as a kid…but as an adult it's the never ending game!! 🙂

  • Carmen August 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Your family is so much fun…that pic of your dad is just hilarious and so sweet at the same time…my dad would have made me sit in third row while he drove! 😉

  • {Jessica} August 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Your little family is just so sweet! I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow along as you and Andrew (and Kensington and Smith) welcome a new member to your family in the next few months:)

    PS: I popped over to read your guest post and was so touched by your testimony, Shay. Fortunately, my husband and I were able to get pregnant quickly when we decided to begin trying, but our first pregnancy did end in a miscarriage and I was absolutely devastated by it. I too have a heart for moms who struggle with infertility and miscarriages. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • Misty August 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    they are soooo cute!!!

  • Little Pink Rose August 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    The picture of your Dad made me chuckle. What a great Dad! I love your blog so much.

  • Jennifer Cannon August 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I love reading your infertility story. Not that I love your struggle, but I love your testimony!

    God is good. His plan is great. and his timing always has a purpose!

    Praise the Lord for two healthy beautiful children, and one soon to be answered prayer 🙂

    God is doing wonderful things for the Shulls!

  • Angie August 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Fantastic Photos!

    My daughter has that same expression every time her 3 year old brother is holding her LOL

  • Team Harries August 27, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Always love seeing your pictures – thanks for the link up and for the prayers! Means the world!

  • Traci August 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    What do you do with all the yummy food you make? You can't possibly eat it all, or can you? And, how do you stay so skinny while eating all that yummy food. I need your secret!

  • Anonymous August 27, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Cute pictures! Love your yellow and gray shirt where's it from ? 🙂

  • Aubrey August 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Photo fun! Your parents are wonderful. Feeling sad about that pesky ocean between me and mine!

  • Mix and Match Mama August 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I eat everything I make! Life is about moderation :). Check out 52 Shades of Shay fitness for my workout routine.

  • Misty September 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    that pic of ur dad is priceless!!! loll!!!! I have been reading ur blog for a while but never posted my name is misty my hubs and I are stationed at FLW,Mo