Fourth Fun!

Ah!  Well, ’tis that time of year to share one of my VERY favorite days in McKinney with you!!

Every year, my family LOVES spending July 4th here in McKinney.  From the parade in the morning to the fireworks at night, it’s just a fun-filled day from start to finish.  Here are some pics from our July 4th…

We arrived!!  I love McKinney for so many reasons, but one of the biggest is that it’s (in my opinion) the perfect combination of big city and small town all wrapped into one.  Our historic town square is always the place to be, but on July 4th? It’s simply magical!

When you show up to the parade twinning with your bestie 🙂 .

Speaking of besties…how big are these two girls?!  I cannot believe they’re about to be in FIFTH GRADE!!

July 4th is always extra special because it marks the half year anniversary of being this girl’s mama!!  Four and a half years ago, we met our sweet Ashby London!  If you missed my post about it, you can see it HERE.

Presley, Ebby Lee and Kensington were all ready for the FUN!



Madeley had her flag and her front row spot!  She was ready for the parade!

Did you know that 17 years ago on this day, I met Andrew Shull for the very first time? 🙂

There are just so many friends who meet us every year on the square!  Please note, Karla brought a huge bag filled with patriotic earrings for us to have.  Wasn’t that sweet?!  She said she got them HERE.



If you know Andrea and myself then you know this…we rocked that parade HARD…and then the very next morning, we started texting each other about when the Pottery Barn fall catalog would be out.  Bahahaha!  We are two peas in a pod!  We love you July 4th…but we love you more fall 🙂 .



Oh hey there, Meagan!


Madeley is…um, a sweater.  Are any of you or your kids?  She sweats a lot.  She’s suuuuuuper adorable even sweaty 😉 .

I love this community so much!!  We have gotten to know and love so many families over the last 13 years that we’ve lived here.


Besties. xo

My beautiful Ashby!

These two girls are so sweet together!

After the parade, we always grab lunch together.  Love this family of mine!

And then…

…we get ready for our swim party!!  We bought this float just for the occasion 🙂 .

The Slaughters came over for our annual framily swim party, and as always, we had the BEST time!  We swam, we rented a bounce house, we grilled fajitas for dinner…fantastic!

That night, we headed to the fireworks!  We always love McKinney’s Red, White and BOOM!

And as always, we finish off our night at 11:00 PM at In-N-Out Burger.  Somehow, that became our tradition…and we love it 🙂 .

I hope you all had a fun FOURTH too!!  Don’t forget, tomorrow is…

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 9, 2019 at 5:03 am

    You guys sure know how to celebrate! Thank you for sharing your lovely day with us! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter July 9, 2019 at 5:41 am

    I look like I’m about to fall asleep in that last picture! That didn’t stop me from eating that cheeseburger though! Such a FUN day!!

  • Shannon July 9, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Ok….so how do you get through an entire, jam packed day and not run out of energy? After the parade alone I would have needed a nap! I know you’ve said before you are not a napper, so how do you keep the energy going all day? Help a mama out!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 9, 2019 at 7:32 am

      Hahahaha! It’s so much fun! I slept in the next morning 🙂 .

  • Leslie July 9, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Ring Pops for the WIN!!

  • katherine Darlington July 9, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I think it was last year that we were praying for your friend Megan and her daughter, well her entire tribe. I hope things with them are ok.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 9, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Things are great with them. Thank you so much for praying!!!!

  • Rebecca July 9, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Oh my goodness your Tom Petty tank top is darling! Do you have a link for it? Thanks!

  • Ashley July 9, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Looks like so much fun! I can relate to Madeley – my head/hair sweats too. Also, I need your shorts – too cute!

  • Simply Styling July 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Looks like such a fun 4th !!

  • Bethany July 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Your tank is adorable! Where did you get it??

  • Margaret July 9, 2019 at 7:59 am

    I love this post every year! McKinney looks like a fun place to be!

  • Beth Valenta July 9, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Where is your cute T-shirt from?

  • Elspeth July 9, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Looks so fun! I love hearing about your sweet town! Hope you are having fun road tripping!

  • Laci July 9, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Looks like a great July 4th!

  • Katie Stuen July 9, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I LOVE your Tom Petty Shirt. Tom Petty& the Heartbreakers is my favorite band of all time& that song is my top favorite song out of all songs. RIP Tom! Can’t wait to start 4th of July traditions next year with my first baby (Due in December). Glad you had an amazing 4th! Can I go browse the Fall isles at Hobby Lobby yet? haha.

  • Lindsay July 9, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I have a 4 year old adopted from China 2.5 years ago. She is SUCH a sweater. Like more than anyone else in our fam. She also has somewhat darker skin than most Chinese so I’ve really wanted to do her 23andme. So curious. Interesting that you have a sweater too, maybe it’s a thing.

  • Ahsia July 9, 2019 at 11:16 am

    You may have mentioned this earlier, but where did you get your sunglasses. Thanks.

  • Keisha Dawson July 9, 2019 at 11:21 am

    What a fabulous 4th! I LOVE your tank top!

  • July 9, 2019 at 11:35 am

    So fun! LOVE the float! Ashby looks so cute on it! I totally get the sweaty kid thing. My little one is so sweaty…this is new to me because I’m not a very sweaty person! lol! Hope y’all are having fun today!

  • Dianne Whiteman July 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    might have missed this, but where did you get your america shirt?

  • Liz Thorson July 9, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    What a fun day you shared with your family and friends! I love how much you love your town!❤️

  • Emily July 9, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Looks like a blast! I wish we had an In-N-Out up here! Random question– are you doing all over hair color now? It looks great!

  • Robin July 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I love your little girls necklaces, do you have a link?

  • Meg July 9, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    So fun! Where is K’s cute striped shirt from?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      I believe it’s Boden brand that I bought at Nordstrom.

  • Lea Culp July 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Oh, I love downtown McKinney and this celebration looks like so much fun. It looks like y’all packed a whole lot in for sure. You have a beautiful family!

  • Amanda July 10, 2019 at 7:55 am

    we had a GREAT fourth of July! we took a long weekend trip to Crystal River Florida!!!