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Up Up And Away- Take Two (And Three)

We took our second family flight this past June.  We took the earliest flight out so we had to wake up at 4:00am to get everything ready.  I had all of the girls' stuff ready and laid out so we only woke them five minutes before we left at 5:00 am.  Rollins is our late sleeper so I thought she would for sure fall back asleep in the car on the way to the airport.  Nope.  Auden, who is typically my early riser (with the sunrise), fell asleep instead.  I guess Rollins knew something was up and was too excited to miss anything.  She didn't fall asleep until we were 10 minutes from our friends' house in Dallas.  Meanwhile, Auden fell asleep again on the plane.  Proof that you can never predict what toddlers will do during travel days.  


Auden loved getting to use her new suitcase and travel backpack (that daddy so graciously attached to his luggage for her).  We got quite a few comments from those passing by :)  The bags worked well, held a good bit of clothes and were defini…
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Today

Today has been one of those days.Not a horrible day.I’ve certainly had worse in my life, but it was a trying day nonetheless.And when you have trying day after trying day, you just start to feel beat down. But it seems not many people talk about those days.A friend of mine did tonight, and it was like a breath of fresh air.So as I was lying in bed feeling her pain and remembering my own, I decided to write.For anyone else that can relate.For anyone else that might read this and think “Yes!I’m there too.”
Before I say anything else, let me say that I know how blessed I am.I know that on the outside, my life could look amazing.I have a great husband who works so hard to provide for his family, a beautiful home to bring us shelter, two healthy daughters...And you’re right.It is great.And I’m sure on the outside everything looks wonderful.  But sometimes, on the inside, on days like today, it’s also very lonely and very defeating.
Today my husband woke up, albeit before the rest of us, a…

Maternity Style

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If I'm being honest, most days I can just stay in my pajamas (one perk to being a stay-at-home working mom).  But on the days that I have meetings or get out to run errands, I still like to look put together (without breaking the bank on maternity clothes that I'll only wear for a few months). 
To me, the best things to splurge on while pregnant are jewelry and shoes.  Those are things you can (hopefully) still wear after baby is born.  With that being said, here's my errand outfit for the day. Pardon Remington's photobomb and our unmade bed :)

I got the top for $6 during a promotion (it's now $10--still great) and the jeans are on clearance for less than $25!  Here are the rest of the pieces:
one- The Rebel Pendant by Stella & Dot is one of my daily go-to pieces because it adds a little flair and can be dressed up or down. 
two- I've had this watch for six years now, and I still love it. 
three- Today is the first da…

Big News

If you don't follow me on Instagram, you may have missed the big news I posted at the end of April...

Baby number 2 is on the way!  Jon and I are very excited to be expanding our family and even more so now that we know what baby number 2 is.

But let me back up a little bit.  If you've been a reader for awhile, you know that Jon was the one to make the big reveal for baby number 1, Auden.  This time around, I wanted to be the one to share the news with him...especially since I could find out right before his birthday (at the beginning of May)--the perfect present, right?!

So me, my mom, sis, mother-in-law, Auden and my nephew loaded up in the car to go on a "shopping trip" one Saturday (Jon was none the wiser) to find out the gender of the baby.  Here we all are before heading into the ultrasound.

Me and my sweet girl cheesing after we found out the results.

To finish out the surprise, I wanted to present the sex of the baby to Jon the same time he got his gift, a Bi…

Auden's First Birthday-Pumpkins and Pearls

It's only been 6 months now, but better late than never, right?

Auden turned one on November 11th and we celebrated at our home with close family and friends.  The theme of the party was pumpkins and pearls.  Pun'kin is one of the nicknames I called her when she was little and pearls bring a girly flair and tied into our reveal party when we found out we were having a girl so it seemed perfect.

I had so much fun creating her invitation and all of the party printables.  And for a little extra adornment, the invites were tied with jute twine and placed in scalloped envelope. Invites available for purchase here.

Here's the sweet birthday girl in her homemade hat.  I love how the bow on top turned out :)  Her birthday stats poster is now available here.

The smash cake table with our go-to milk jars (Starbuck frappuccino glasses) with paper straws.  The tree slab plate they are sitting on was also used at our wedding.  The smash cake was a $10 cake from Public and Auden LOVED …