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Monday, May 14, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up {Mother's Day 2018}

Our Mother's Day weekend was so, so good. It was a little crazy, and we had to change up our normal plans a bit. Still it was so good!


We kicked this weekend off with me beyond frustrated with all this nasty pollen that has been all over my car. I was over it, and my car needed a good cleaning, in general. After school, the kids & I headed to the car wash! The boys love helping scrub the floor mats, and Nataleigh just loves riding through while the car gets washed!

The weather has been BEAUTIFUL here, so the kids played outside!
And my girl is ready for bathing suit season!

I then fixed the quickest of dinners, chicken with creamy tomato pasta, before whipping up the easiest cookies!
These were a HUGE hit with my kids!

All the car washing & playing outside really sapped it out of us all!

Sweetest little slumbers!


Soccer Saturday!!
After soccer, we ate lunch with some of our friends before Joe headed back to Asheville to check on his dad. Please continue to pray that his body recovers, & he starts to wake up again. It's been a long week, but God continues to sustain the family!
He's so, so good!
While Joe visited with his parents, the kiddos & I picked up some little lovelies for my grandmother & mom! Balloons & flowers can make almost anyone smile...especially from this cute little delivery service!

The days have been so nice & warm lately, so we've been spending much of our evenings playing outside. I found the cutest little citronella candles!
These color changing candles are seriously the cutest candles ever! I need like 4 more to complete our porch area!


My sweet love grabbed me my favorite coffee for breakfast, and then we headed to church!
The sweetest babies I know!
I'm so thankful that I get to mama these faces!
Stephen was so excited to show me his card that they made in Sunday School! He has for sure already picked out the candy he wants for himself!

After church we headed over the mountain to check on Joe's dad & for him to mow the yard at his parents' house. It's the only thing his mom wanted, and we had to make it happen!
But first, potato oles from Taco John's!
My world!!

Once Joe saw his dad for a bit, we headed to Mimi's house, and the kiddos changed into play clothes to play outside immediately!
While the boys played all the basketball, this girl was living her best sandbox life & doing all the cartwheels!
Oh and loving Layla!!
She's obsessed with Mimi's little baby, and I mean, that Layla is precious.

Carson napped the whole way home, and this girl just danced, sang, and if you saw my instastories, then you also saw all the 'air quotes!' She has no clue what they are, but she thinks they are too funny & her go-to dance move!
And I snacked on the best snack ever!
We stopped by Trader Joe's on our way home, and it was the best little Mother's Day shopping trip ever!
We ended our weekend playing outside some more, and Joe snapped the sweetest picture of me with my babes! I hate having pictures taken, ever, but this was a day & a weekend I wanted a picture of me in. Happy is my favorite, and these babies & Jojo make me beyond HAPPY!

Also, our weekend was kind of consumed with our new-found obsession with kitties!
A mama cat dropped off her kitties under our porch, and I'm beyond obsessed. We are trying to bait these babies out, so we can take them to the vet & make sure all is well!

Eek! But how adorable is this baby!?

We are officially counting down the days we have left of school. This week the boys only go Monday- Thursday, and next week they only go Tuesday & Wednesday, before picking up their report cards on Thursday! Then on Saturday we are busting it Hilton Head!
All the praise hands, y'all!!




  1. What a good weekend. Everyone talks about all this pollen dusting everything, we don't really have that here or maybe we do and I miss it! We just have lots of dust from the field behind us. I am glad Joe's dad is doing better, keep us posted. Happy Mother's Day to you and I love seeing YOU in the pictures ;) xoxo ERIN

    1. ;) Thanks friend! It was a pretty great weekend!

  2. I still can't believe that pollen - when I saw your car wash Instagram and the foam was yellow I honestly initially thought you had gone into pollen meltdown in Tennessee! You look like you had a smashing week-end - your three children are super sweet with the balloons for your Mum and Grandma. Looking forward to seeing where you are going on your hols! Joanne x

    1. This pollen is just insane here, but hopefully it's slowly leaving the area..{fingers crossed}!

  3. What a wonderful mother's day weekend. Dang you and your potato oles!! I know I have said if before but I miss taco johns!! I love the picture your husband snapped of you and your kiddos. I am so jealous you guys get out of school next week! We have 16 actual school days left!