I’m heading out to take Carsie-Bear to his 1st year checkup but wanted to get this up for y’all before we leave otherwise it won’t happen today.
Soooo that means I’m speed blogging here.
I’m going to skip on sharing photos and more from the weekend and let y’all jump right into the vlog!
There’s a lot going on in this week’s vlog….
Kent shares his watermelon picking tips!
I do a mini Costco haul.
I share my iced coffee recipe mmmmm!
We get a new fancy vacuum!
The boys have their 1st snow cone.
Annnnnd Carson show y’all a glimpse of how he earned the nickname Trouble)
I was looking through my phone photos the other day deleting a bunch of repeats.
Ya know 40 photos of the same thing.
I was scrolling away when I came across something that made me crack up.
And because I like to make you laugh too I wanted to share it with ya!
It’s a series I like to call “Baby Shows Dad What’s Up”
I bust out laughing (side note about this saying below) each time I look at these.
Carson’s face in each photo.
So the next time someone give you flack for taking 100 photos in a row of the same thing you send them may way mmmk!
I’ll unleash Carson on them!
Side Note: Did you know the saying “Bust out laughing.” is a southern saying?
It’s said to be incorrect (by the grammar police) and should be “Burst out laughing.”
I get it!
Burst out laughing makes more sense, yes.
Buuuuut y’all know grammar is not one of my strengths and I am a southerner and all so I’m sticking with “Bust out laughing”
No today grammar police, NOT TODAY!
Snap Chat has quickly become my favorite way to connect with you.
It took me a while to fully fall in love with it but once I got the hang of it I became a Snap Chatting fool!
I get to see a glimpse into your day and we get to chat about all things random….
and I do mean random!
I snap funny stories from my childhood, hit or miss products, snaps about food and fitness, things I want to blog about but know I’ll never get around to, all the shenanigans the boys get into and LOADS more.
It’s easy to check in throughout the day and I love being able to connect with you guys on a different level!
YAY SNAP CHAT!
Just like any other social media platform finding people you enjoy following makes the app even more fun!
Since Snap Chat makes it a bit tricky to find peeps to follow I thought I would share my tip top favorite Snap Chatters and why I love them so!
In no particular order…..
*Brooke White (Username: realbrookewhite) – Brooke is one part of the Girls With Glasses duo. She’s funny and sweet and her snaps are just the same. She’s a mama to a 3 year old and preggers with her second. She snaps random stories and bits from her day.
*Tisse (Username: tissespieces) – Tisse is a mama to two (she also has a son named Weston) and lives by the lake. Her snap stories are full of sweet babies, dogs, chickens running wild and beautiful scenery. She makes me wish I had long straight hair #braidenvy and was able to eat Taco Bell and smores while looking like her #metabolismenvy.
*Kate (Username: k8_smallthings) Oh my gosh Kate CRACKS ME UP! She’s a blogger, a mama to 2 boys, and has a love for beauty products. All of these things make it into her snaps but what I love most about Kate is her sense of humor!
*Kristen (Username: dineanddish) – One of our blog buddies introduced Kristen to me (Hi Andrea) and I’m so very happy she did. Kristen is a mama to 4, a blogger, and has a heart of gold. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her over the last few months and I think you’ll enjoy her just as much as I do. She shares little bits of her day and host Snap Chat coffee chats throughout the week where she shares things that are going on in her life and more. I love her coffee chats and even took over her Snap Chat account a few weeks back and host one of her coffee chats (such a neat idea)!
*Leslie (Username: leslieagreen) – Leslie is a mama and a food blogger with a fun sense of humor although food doesn’t often make it into her snaps but her funny long hair Chihuahua and rants about her new snail slime moisturizer do! She’s a fun one to follow!
*Candis (Username: thejonesmarket) – Another snapper that gets me rolling! Candis is a mama and a girl boss. She’s the brains behind The Jones Market. She shares a smidge about her business and loads of sillyness from snaps about motherhood to stories featuring characters she makes up using snap filters. My favorite is Sad Tina bwhahahah y’all it’s hilarious!
*Jamie (Username: Eatbedo) – Jamie is a personal friend of mine and fairly new to snapping but mark my word her account is going to soar! She’s a blogger, a mama to 2 girls (Weston is in love with her oldest daughter) and a lover of health and fitness. Jamie whips up the most delicious heath conscious meals for her family, has a love for yummy coffee and shares her life as a stay at home mom! Love me some Jamie!!!!!
I’m not really a famous person loving snap follower.
There are TONS of celebs on Snap Chat but that’s just not my jam.
I love real people who have a sense of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously.
That pretty much sums up what you’ll find if you decide to follow any of the above Snap Chat accounts!
If you haven’t already added me I’ll love to connect with you over on Snap!
Do you have a favorite snapper?
I mean besides me of course (kidding)!
If so please share their Snap Chat user name and why you love them in your comment below!
I’ll be updating this list as I find more “new to me” snappers I enjoy following so be sure to check back!
On a whim we decided to book a little weekend getaway for my mother-in-law as a way to say thank you for all that she’s does for us.
Honestly there is no way we can ever repay her for what a huge support and help she is to our little family but a weekend in a cabin tucked amongst the trees never hurt anyone!
Am I right?
She had such a great time during our fall Broken Bow trip and has been talking about it since we got back so we figured a spring visit would be a nice treat.
Problem was so did everyone else.
We visit cabins often.
It’s kind of our thing.
In all my years of cabin hunting I’ve never seen such a busy cabin season as what I saw when I was trying to find us something to book this time around.
So if you ever plan to visit Oklahoma towards the end of May through June you best book that sweet spot FAR in advance friends!
Anyway after lots of hunting and digging we lucked out and found this pretty.
Her name is Honey Hole (which I was told is also the name of some TV character but for a cabin I think it’s real nice).
She has some major curb appeal doesn’t she?
I’ll be checking in with a cabin tour vlog, our thoughts on the place, and how you can stay at the Honey Hole in a separate post next week but for now let’s just chat about our weekend away, mmmk!
Here area a few highlights from our trip!
– Being surrounded by trees.
– Shockingly amazing weather for late spring. I was expecting heat and humidity but there was none of that.
– Meals on the porch
– Our family walk to check out the surrounding cabins. Which was cut short by someone with a name that rhymes with Bestin needing a potty break. A potty break that requires a real potty unless you want to dig a hole.
– Drives through the forest while the boys napped.
– Fresh whipped cream and berries. One of Carson’s highlights too (see our VLOG below).
– Watching Brady run free. He loves to be outside running wild. He legit smiles the whole time when we take him on one of these trips. Yes dogs can smile!
– Eating pizza without feeling guilty. Okay maybe there was a tiny bit of guilt but not near as much as if I had eaten it back home.
– Sleeping in
– Beautiful wild flowers scattered in every direction.
– Stopping to watch the boys play. No laundry to do no messy house to pick up. It was just us and them and lots of free time.
– The way Carson would lay on his belly and scoot backwards slowly towards the porch stairs to go down them. Safety First!
– Hot tub time with the hubby. Don’t worry guys we kept it PG maybe even G. It was nice to get in after the boys were in bed and just chat.
-Watching Weston’s love for the outdoors. He wanted nothing to do with being inside the cabin and I don’t blame him!
– Smelling like a fire pit. It’s a requirement on a trip like this!
Now onto some pictures from our trip!
I’m proud of myself for actually pulling out my DSLR!
Phone snaps while handy just don’t compare to my love for capturing memories with my DSLR!
The playground was their jam!
Brady (our pup) even went down the slide a few times.
Kent and I saw it as a death trap and split up to man the opened sides of the fort while the kids played.
Here she is!
The best Mother-in-Law in the whole wide world.
I never take for granted how lucky I am to have such a great relationship with my in-laws.
On a side note: I love taking her picture.
She’s not afraid to just be in the moment while I have my camera in her face.
What I’m able to capture because of this is pure love and happiness.
Ugh you guys those little legs and his 1st pair of tennis shoes…..I just can’t!
Fish lips and pillow cheeks are drawn to each other!
It’s a proven fact!
Cabin hair don’t care.
I couldn’t find their comb on the last day of our trip and Weston is the King of sweet sweeeeet bed head!
After getting tired of seeing his mane flapping in the wind I legit fixed it dingle hopper style.
Ariel knows her stuff because it worked!
It’s a good thing I fixed it!
We ended up pulling over for an impromptu photo shoot with the boys on the way home (I’ll be sharing the images with you in a later post).
So thanks for the tip Ariel!
I would also love to know how you keep those ta-ta shells from falling down while you’re swimming?
The boys were all about the massive porch and plethora of rocks.
Their little legs and hands were constantly covered in rock dust just as they should be on a trip like this!
Ps…. Look at those awesome squatting skills!
Annnnnd now onto the VLOG. It’s short (compared to last week’s vlog) and sweet but full of some our favorite moments from the weekend!
To view directly via YouTube click HERE.
Links to stuff cause I know you’ll ask! –Carson’s Windbreaker was a gift from my dad and step-mom for our upcoming Alaskan cruise. Weston has a matching one! She purchased them at Target. –Carson’s Shoes are Carter’s Every Step Stage 3 and were purchased via Amazon Prime. They’re great for early walkers and fit his chubby wide feet well!
–Weston’s Shoes were another Amazon Prime purchase. They’re the Saucony Boys’ Jazz Lite Sneaker They’re light just like the name says and I love how they have a tiny pop of fun color.
–Cabin Tour/Review from our last stay in Broken Bow, Oklahoma – Photos and Post from our last trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma
I’ll be back next week with a cabin tour VLOG and our review on the Honey Hole!
If you like seeing our cabin tours and reviews on the cabins we stay in please let me know in your comment below.
I get asked to share our cabin tours/reviews often but I’m interested in seeing just how popular they actually are!
A few phone snaps from our Mother’s Day celebrations:
It was all around a GREAT week full of family and lots of fun!
I’m starting to dig Mother’s Day more than my birthday because I get to celebrate with all the other mamas out there and that’s pretty special!
Lots of love to you guys! Hope your Mother’s Day weekend was beautiful!
PS…We have a fun weekend ahead! If you’re one of our Snap Chat (Kendra_Huie) buddies you already know where we’re heading but I’m going to keep it a surprise for everyone else until we arrive so if you already know shhhhh don’t tell!