Life Lately.

Happy happy Thursday!
 It’s like pre-Friday, right?  It’s pretty much Friday.  It’s basically Saturday.  Enjoy :).
Andrea got the girlies matching swimsuits.  I mean…how cute are they in their monograms?!?!

 We’re hot, we dirty, some of us are in our pajamas (because after swimming, they love to put on their pjs), we’re up past our bedtime and we’re at the snow cone place. ‘Tis summer!

The night before our sweet girl’s MRI.  She wasn’t allowed to eat after 10:00 PM and wouldn’t be able to eat again until 6:00 PM the next day (it was actually closer to 8 because she didn’t feel great and was nauseous).  We let her stay up late and eat scrambled eggs and watch Mickey Mouse.

About ready for her MRI.  Ashby loves her daddy :).

 Andrew was giving me a hard time for over packing for her MRI.  Hello?  We were there alllll day long!  I’m like a Boy Scout…I try to always be prepared!

The day after her MRI, she woke up happy and back to her cheery self!  We headed out to have a fun Friday!
We watched a movie and had popcorn on Friday night.  The movie looks intense, right?  #itwasn’t
Saturday morning baking!

My best accessory at the grocery was on the end of my cart. πŸ™‚

Sunday before church.  Love these three so much!!

I’ll tell you…these two find each other in the night like magnets!  We put them in their own beds and yet, they end up together often.  I enjoyed the sweet moment…because I knew the minute they were up, it would be a lot of “Smith is touching me” and “Kensington keeps looking at me”.  Siblings. 

Pool days are my favorite days!!  This just never gets old :).


Kensington was super pumped to receive this in the mail this week!  After your suggestions, we ended up donating Kensington’s hair to Pantene.  She was beyond thrilled when they sent her a letter this week thanking her for the donation.  How cool is that?!  
Well…that’s life lately.  I hope you have a great Thursday!!
If you’re looking for something yummy and easy to make in the kitchen this weekend…
…my Banana Cream Pie is a winner!  The crust is made of Nilla Wafers, so it basically tastes just like banana pudding.  So good!!
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  • Nicole July 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Hi Shay! Love, love your blog! Such a sweet family πŸ™‚ I was wondering what your fitness routine looks like now? Browsing your site, I saw that "shade" hasn't been updated in awhile. Thanks!

  • kimm atwood July 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Love ashbys hair in this little pigtails!!!

  • Erika Slaughter July 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Ashby on the end of your cart…how do you ever tell that face no? I won't do it. How long until she figures out that Erika will never tell me no? Hahahahaha!

  • Narci July 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Aw!! What a great life lately!! Watching the kidd have so much fun at the pool really does not get old!! So fun!! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa July 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Whose sleep mask is in the pic of the kids asleep? I was just contemplating if I should start using one. Any thoughts/does it help?!? Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} July 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    When your little piggy tailed girl hopped up and hugged me after dinner last night I just about died. We spent the next several minutes talking about how adorable she is. πŸ™‚

  • Hayley Nelson July 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Just an idea…when we go to my daughter's long appts at Scottish rite and children's, I put all of her snacks, toys, entertainment in a small pottery barn suitcase, so it's easier to transport between rooms and waiting areas!

  • schoene7 July 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Shay! I love reading your blog! My daughter has NF1 which means many MRI's. Unfortunately, we have an afternoon slot in August so no food/drink after midnight. How did you keep Ashby distracted the day of? I just know my husband and I are going to hear "snack, yogurt, crackers ect." on repeat ALLL day long. It might make us lose our marbles. I'm glad everything went well with Asby's MRI. It's never fun to take them to any doctor:(

  • Haley Southey July 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Ahhh, your babes are absolutely THE sweetest!! Can't wait to check out the banana pie recipe!

  • Rebecca Jo July 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    That's so nice they sent a letter about the hair – I would always wonder if it got where it needed to go.
    Good for you packing like that. When I have to take my dad to the hospital, it looks like I'm moving in.

  • Leigh Clark July 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    So cute – I love the photo of Smith and Ashby watching their movie – you can tell their eyes are looking past mama at the TV!

  • Kelsey Mann Peacock July 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Can we just talk about how stinking cute Ashby is in her picture the day after the MRI and at the grocery with you? Happiness radiates from that sweet girl! Love the connection Kensington & Smith have, my brother and I have always been close like that and to this day he's one of my best friends!

  • Rebecca July 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Kensington's excitement over her letter is so sweet! I also donated 11 inches of hair to pantene's beautiful lengths (after much research as well) nearly 4 years ago! I was just as excited to receive my letter too & still have it! ☺️ Rebecca

  • Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld July 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Always be prepared is my motto, too, so I feel ya on the over packing!

    Your family is seriously the sweetest, and I hope you guys get the answers that you are looking for from these MRI results.

  • Lindsay Otis July 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Ashby has had quite the week! Just continue to know that she is SO prayed for. I love those monogram bathing suits, wish I had a big girl one. ha!

    not a mom

  • Mama Of Boys July 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    I'd say that looks like a perfectly acceptable amount of luggage for a whole day out at the hospital! Not matter where we're going, be it a long haul holiday or a trip to the park, my husband always just meets us at the car with his keys and wallet…I often toy with the idea of not taking the bag/s and seeing what chaos ensues…but then I remember how much I love my children and relent!

  • Kerrydohns July 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Oh and ashby is oh so adorable! Xoxo

  • thebusybrunette July 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing some snippets into your life. Your kids are adorable — as usual!! πŸ™‚
    Oh, and I am an over-packer ,too. You can never be too prepared!!!

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living July 31, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love following you and your beautiful family πŸ™‚ XOXOXOXO

  • Jaren July 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    My 7 and 8 year old still find each other at night too πŸ™‚

  • pinkqueen August 12, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I was wondering what your fitness routine looks like now? Xoxo