I feel like I have a lot of random and fun stuff to share with you today!
The sun is shining and the weekend is ahead…not too shabby if I do say so myself 🙂 .
…look at my sweet Smith!! He and my parents left on Tuesday for his grandparent trip (that’s a year delayed!) and are having the BEST time! Where Kensington wanted to go and sit on the beach, Smith wanted to kayak, fish, zipline, hike…do #allthethings in nature, and my parents are EATING IT UP! I have LOVED getting all of the pics this week of my super happy boy spending time with my parents.
Speaking of trips…
…we made our annual pilgrimage to San Antonio last weekend for three glorious days at the JW Marriott with our framily. It is seriously one of the BEST things we do all year. We love, love, love just hanging out with the Slaughters for three days. A little road trip, a lot of great food, sunshine, some rest and lots of laughs.
One of my very favorite parts was on the way down there. We split up the kids and Andrew and I had the four oldest while the Slaughters had the four youngest. Well, the four big kids were laughing, talking and watching iPads, so Andrew and I turned on the Crime Junkies podcast…fast forward almost five hours, and all six of us were so invested. Bahahaha! We had the BEST time listening and trying to solve the crime. When an episode would end, they would shout “turn on another one”. It was really such a fun moment with those four BIG kids!
Yay!!! So many of you have been sending me pics of your braids!! It just makes me smile BIG to see all of the emails and DMs of your braids too!! If you missed my braid tutorial it’s right here…
…in my ULTIMATE BEACH TRIP PACKING LIST post!! There is a video to demonstrate how I do it (spoiler alert: it’s super easy!).
It was time to change out my running shoes for a fresh new pair (for fresh new miles!).
How cute are these…
…aren’t they pretty? New athletic shoes always inspire me to get out and run (or walk!) more!
Speaking of love…
…I’ve worn my new romper twice this week as a coverup…
…it’s so comfy! I can run errands in it or wear it to the pool. (Psssst: My swim top is HERE!)
Um, how cute are these little cupcake plates?! My sweet friend Lori surprised us and dropped them off on our porch. Aren’t they adorable?!
I wanted you to see the size, so I added one of Madeley’s pieces of “cake” to a plate for comparrison. These would be the CUTEST gifts to give kiddos in your life! Right?! How adorable would it be to send them one right before their birthday?! I love this idea so much!! Lori has so many unique and custom designs to make the perfect piece for your family too. You can find Lori on FB or you can email her too at firstname.lastname@example.org . She does ship, so you don’t have to be local to shop!
Finally, one of my most popular posts each and every summer, it’s my SUMMER SLOW COOKER RECIPES! You do not have to wait until fall to pull that slow cooker out. I have so many easy and delicious ways to make dinner fast (and keep your kitchen cool!) right HERE in this post. Trust me, you’re going to want to check it out!
That wraps up this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! xo