Life lately.

I’m so happy it’s Thursday 🙂 .  Here’s a little look at life lately…

My carpool cutie.  I feel like she and I are always in the car waiting on someone.

They all kind of coordinated before school, so I took a pic!  Love these sisters!

Oh look!  Back in the car again!  Ha!

First grade lunch duty is never dull!

This girl.  Where did my baby go?  I feel like all of a sudden, I have a mini-teen at my house.  She’s almost as tall as me and just so BIG now!

I’m so proud of this girl!  I’m sad that she’s getting older, but I love who she’s blossomed into!

We spent Sunday afternoon watching two of the Shulls play sports!  First up, we cheered on Ashby at her soccer game before heading to flag football.

Every year, our Sunday school class has a Harvest Party.  This is always when my kiddos pull out their Halloween costumes for the first time.  This year, their costumes made me HAPPY…

…Captain Underpants, Jasmine, Rapunzel and half a PB&J (Ebby Lee was the other half) totally nailed it!

We showed up and found multiple Jasmines 🙂 .

Look at all of these cute kids!!

These two girls 🙂 .

Peanut Butter and Jelly…together forever!

They made a sandwich! 😉

I’ve been doing life with Andrea now for almost 14 years!  She and I talk about this party all year long, so it’s always so fun when it arrives!

They made a PB, J and Peacock sandwich!

We totally dig parties like this one.

That’s a little look at life lately!  See you guys tomorrow!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 17, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Thursday = Friday eve, which is why I love Thursdays too, haha! Lovely photos! Seems like you’ve been having a great time, Shay. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • October 17, 2019 at 5:31 am

    I love PB& J!!! Such a cute idea! Hope you have a great day Shay!

  • Sheaffer Sims October 17, 2019 at 6:21 am

    The kids all looked so great in their costumes! I laughed out loud at Smith! 🙂

  • Elspeth October 17, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I am loving all the Halloween costumes and fall festivities! So cute!!

  • jordan October 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

    That pb&j is the absolute cutest!! Questions for you about malfunctional therapy (I am two months in and would have never learned I needed it had it not been for you, so THANK YOU!)….Do you sleep solely on your back every night? What is the biggest challenge you had in therapy? And, because you are the queen of amazing tips….any myo tips or advice for me? Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Oh gosh, I’m sorry! I will say that I cried so many times thinking I would never be able to “fix” the problem because really, how do you train yourself to sleep through the night with your tongue on the roof of your mouth, but honest to goodness I DO!!! I am a side or back sleeper and my biggest tip is DO YOUR HOMEWORK! No matter how tedious and boring it can get, do it! It works!

      • Melissa October 17, 2019 at 2:37 pm

        I love that you answered this. I, too, am doing mft. I’m 6 months in and still struggling so much with the sleep. This is a good reminder to keep at it. 😊 Thanks!

  • Arnetta Mancino October 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Just found your blog! Love supporting older mammas – I adopted two of my own at 52 and it was the best decision I ever made. Initially, I was afraid to join the 30- something friend groups for fear of judgment, but having close relationships with my kids’ friends’ parents was important to me, so I took the leap… and was welcomed with open arms!!! Glad to see you have also found a lovely group of accepting women. Keep it up – don’t let anyone tell you you’re “too old” to do anything … even raise a child. Age is just a number and these children need homes!

    • Kim October 17, 2019 at 9:22 am

      Shay is young! I think 37 But you are right age is a number. Wishing you the best with your family 😊

  • Erika Slaughter October 17, 2019 at 7:42 am

    LOVE their costumes this year!!

  • Christy October 17, 2019 at 7:44 am

    What color are your nails in the last picture? Love!

  • Julie October 17, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Hi Shay! Your family is adorable. I love your dark nail color, do you happen to remember the brand? Also, do you use gel polish? I’ve been afraid of it but I’m getting tired of doing my nails every couple days using the regular stuff. How do you make it last? Thanks for all your tips!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2019 at 8:22 am

      It’s “dip”. I use Nexgen and the color is 70!

  • Katherine Darlington October 17, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Your skin is just stunning. Also, have you ever shared how Andrew proposed?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Surely I have?? He took me to a really nice steak restaurant and was so nervous that he forgot his wallet so I paid for our dinner ;).

      • Paula October 17, 2019 at 9:49 am

        🤣🤣 That is so cute & sweet.

  • Laurie S October 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Love the PB&J sandwich costume! And where did you find the “pieces”.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2019 at 8:21 am


      • Paula October 17, 2019 at 9:50 am

        I just ordered my twins p&j costumes…love it!

  • Rebecca Jo October 17, 2019 at 8:36 am

    OK – the PB&J costume is a perfect besties costume!!!

  • Kelley October 17, 2019 at 9:14 am

    What lipstick have you been wearing? I really like it!

  • April October 17, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Enjoy this time in volleyball! My daughter’s last regular season match is today – she’s a senior and she started played at age 9.. It’s gone too fast! Soak it up! I coached for 16 years and she grew up in the gym with me since she could walk- special times for sure!!

  • Beth Johnson October 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Would you consider doing a post on shopping for Kensington? I have a daughter the same age and I struggle between stores that are a little too “little kid” for her and yet, she’s not quite into teen stores either.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 18, 2019 at 5:59 am

      She’s been really into Old Navy and Gap this school year!

  • Mary October 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    What eyeshadow and lipstick are you wearing in the last picture? So pretty!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 18, 2019 at 5:58 am

      A Laura Mercier caviar stick and then Clinique’s Pop Matte in Cute Pop!

      • Mary October 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

        Which color in the eyeshadow?

        • Mix and Match Mama October 18, 2019 at 6:11 am

          That holiday pack I blogged about on Wednesday!

  • Cyndie October 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I love Halloween costumes. Your kids are all adorable. I love the Captain Underpants costume! I ‘m a retired elementary school teacher, but am so glad I got to enjoy the Captain Underpants books before I retired! I would laugh out loud reading them to myself!

  • Lindsay October 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Have you ever shown the girls the TV show PB&J Otter … If you ever get a chance look it up … I think they would LOVE it! 🙂

  • Jodi October 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    What’s your nail polish color right now?

  • Heather Gepner October 24, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Oh my goodness. My 5th grader and her best friend are also PB & J this year! My 4 year old and his brand new brother are pirates. So fun!!!