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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bear with me... this is going to be a long one. I didn't anticipate taking a semi-break from blogging recently but we have been busy. Traveling or on call every weekend and there just hasn't been enough hours in the day. So here's a looong catch up about what we've been up to lately!


First up, my very best friend asked me to be her matron of honor! And she asked Vivian to be her flower girl! Holy cow my heart just can't take it. Vivian's middle name [Kate] is after her so she is just so special to me and I can't wait to stand beside her next year, and watch Vivi make her way down the aisle, which I'm sure will be a hilarious scene.

Vivi had her first set of pigtails and I just about died over the cuteness. 

We have been spending lots of time with my sister and her kids and they are like the three stooges. They love each other so much! And Vivi thinks she is the cat's meow hanging with the big kids.

We have made it a priority to go on at least one date night a month sans baby. And I'm happy to report that we went on two this past month! A few weeks ago I got home from work after a particularly long and stressful day and I just needed some time to relax and reconnect. We asked my MIL to stay a little later and we snuck out the door and enjoyed sushi and lots of good conversation. Then this past weekend we went out to dinner and had the best cocktails and appetizers. Date nights leave me feeling so recharged; they are absolutely crucial for our marriage and quality time is 100% my love language.

I get the most hilarious snapchats from my mom when she's keeping Vivi. This girl is busy and keeps us all on our toes.

Last week we got her this sandbox because we spend so much time outdoors and she has loved it! She doesn't understand the concept of not throwing or eating the sand but hey, we are getting there. We picked up a few bags of play sand from Lowes and these sand toys and she was like a kid on Christmas morning when we showed her.

We spent 5 days at the beach over the 4th of July and had the best time. My mom and my older sister and her kids were there the whole time and the daddies joined us Friday after work. We swam, played in the sand, went to the aquarium, got ice-cream, sat on the porch and watched sunsets [and sunrises]. 

 The adults even got to sneak away for a yummy dinner Saturday night which was so fun. We went to Full Circle in Morehead and we all loved our meals and drinks.

 So that's where I've been and what we have been up to. This weekend I am headed to the lake with my group of best friends [since preschool!] and I couldn't be more excited for a girls weekend. What are you up to this weekend?! Don't forget to link up with us below with your Thoughts for Thursday post!


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  1. Y'all have been having such a fun summer!!

  2. WOW! Great pictures! Looks like an amazing summer so far! Annster's Domain

  3. I am DYING over how cute Vivian is - she is literally heart meltingly adorable, especially with pigtails and also in when she is 'hatching' from an eggshell haha! It does look like she is IN the shark tank in that photo though, trying to get OUT! Date nights are the best - especially ones with great cocktails and tapas / bar snacks like yours! Congratulations too on being chosen as a Matron of Honour!

  4. So glad you guys are able to get your date nights in and reconnect :) She's such a little ham and I love how curious about everything she is! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  5. We need to be better about making sure we do date nights! Vivi gets cuter and cuter - she'll make the best flower girl!

  6. Awww! I thought you and Kate could be sisters!! How sweet that you and Vivi will both be in the wedding! That's perfect!! I love Vivi's little pigtails and her climbing in the kennel! Too cute!! Those beach views look so refreshing right now! That's where I want to be today!

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