San Antonio 2018

Well, one week from today…the kids go back to school.


My mama heart has all the emotions right now…but instead of dwelling on that, here are a few pics from our trip last week to San Antonio’s JW Marriott.   You know it’s a good trip when you only take a few pics and forget to look at your phone.  Happy Monday, friends!

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Ah!  We love doing life with the Slaughters!  It’s just FUN!

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Day two!  I love any trip that only involves me packing pajamas and swimsuits for everyone!

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I was holding Britt while Madeley played peek-a-boo!  Hahahaha!

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These two girls are just so sweet!!!

Okay, if you’re wondering about this resort verses the Lost Pines in Austin (where we took the kids on our first annual road trip), I would say there are pros and cons to each.  I think the hotel accommodations are just about the same for each.  We had nice rooms that allowed us to accommodate six people in one room (if you call them they’ll let two parents put four kids in a room and give you wristbands for everyone to visit the pool).  Both resorts have a Starbucks (which makes breakfast easy!) and nice restaurants poolside for swimsuit and cover-up dining.  The Lost Pines pool area is quite a bit smaller than the Marriott’s.  Where Lost Pines has one slide, the Marriott has four slides (two are for really small kids) plus two rides that use tubes.  Also, the Marriott’s lazy river is much deeper and longer.  I will say though that Lost Pines has the amazing movie night outside which we loved, and we didn’t have that at the Marriott.  Don’t worry though…they both do s’mores outdoor after dinner 🙂 .  In my opinion, if you’re looking for a place in Texas to visit, you can’t go wrong with either!

Okay…I’m off to finish laundry and take kiddos to speech.  See you tomorrow! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 13, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Looks like you guys had such a great trip judging by all the smiling faces! Sweetest family ever! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter August 13, 2018 at 5:02 am

    LOTS of fun last week, Friend!! XO

  • Laura Thomas August 13, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Nothing better than a hotel with water slides and Starbucks!

  • Elspeth Mizner August 13, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Looks so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams August 13, 2018 at 6:18 am

    It looks like you all had so much fun! It’s awesome how your families travel together too! Happy Monday!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Chane August 13, 2018 at 6:28 am

    I love the friendship you and Erika share, its like reading one person’s blog lately as you are so insync with each other.

  • Elizabeth August 13, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Looks like you guys had a great time! I love the friendship you and Erika have. I hope one day when I have kids I can have a friendship like that with someone! Also…I can’t believe it is back to school already!

  • Narci August 13, 2018 at 7:08 am

    What a fun trip!! The pics of the whole group are my favorite!! And, I’m so glad you are back now. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Vanessa Roberts August 13, 2018 at 8:47 am

    What a fun trip! And I can’t lie…I love Andrew’s tank! 🙂 Enjoy your last week of summer vacation! We go back to school on Monday as well, so we soaking up every last minute this week 🙂

  • Nicole August 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

    What drink and food are your go-to’s from Starbucks? 😊

    • Mix and Match Mama August 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

      It varies depending on the time of the year. I typically get a Pike with cream, but sometimes, I get a London Fog Latte with almond milk or something seasonal (hello PSL!).

  • Debbra L Weber August 13, 2018 at 9:10 am

    My mama heart is full of emotions as well. My oldest starts his first day as a senior tomorrow…. Enjoy the last of summer break and have a great start to the school year!

  • Mary August 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

    we LOVE the JW!!! In fact we were there when you all were there.. wanted to say hi and how I love reading your blog daily but was a bit shy and didn’t want to interrupt your family time! It is the best place for families!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Oh man! I wish you would have! I would have loved meeting you, Mary!!

  • Sheaffer Sims August 13, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Looks like so much fun! I can barely pack myself when we go to the ranch, I cannot imagine packing 4 KIDS to go anywhere!!!!

  • Clare B August 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Gotta get in as much fun as possible before school starts!!! Glad yall had fun!

  • Angela Ellingson August 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Y’all sure packed in the vacations this summer! Living the dream! I homeschool my kiddos and I got everything planned out for the first semester this past week (which feels amazing to have done). We start the 27th! 🙂

  • Cheryl August 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Such beautiful families. So happy that all of you had a great trip. Creating wonderful memories is so much fun!
    How cute is Madeley playing peek-a-boo! Brit’s personality is coming out more and more…she is a sweetie.
    Thank you for sharing your families with us. God bless all of you.

  • Kelly August 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Ha! Shay, you are a mind reader:) I absolutely wanted to know the pros/cons of each resort. Which do you think is more suitable for older kids/teens? Enjoy these last few days of summer!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 15, 2018 at 9:48 am

      JW Marriott!!