Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hooray for Dads

We had a wonderful Father's Day weekend and I hope y'all did as well.

We spent all day Saturday in the pool.

Hank is such a daddy's boy.  He will not get off the steps for me, but W persuaded him to go for a full length of the pool piggy back ride this weekend.

We spent Sunday with my in laws and parents.

I love when we get all 4 kids together.  Its crazy but so much fun.

And come on..can't you tell they love their pops?!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

To pops

Pops, growing up I always thought I had the best dad and you continue to prove me right every day. Carsyn and Hank are so lucky to have you for a grandpa. 

Thank you for your unconditional love and support.
Thank you for your patience and wisdom.
Thank you for being you.

Love, Jen 

Friday, June 13, 2014



Moving is stressful and we haven't packed the first bag. 

On a happier note I get awesome updates from the contractor via text (waves Mr Jackson)..

Like this one of our fireplace.

I'm so happy we whitewashed the brick. I posted this pic on insta and was kinda scared to ask thoughts but y'all loved it- so thanks. Now if I could only talk W into doing the sunroom....


We usually make a trip to Lexington once weekly and shop and eat out and check on house stuff. We had sushi last night and the kids were just crazier than normal. I blame the full moon. W was just amazingly patient and I tend to get frazzled.  I did snap this selfie because who doesn't want to share the fact their daughter was eating ketchup out of the bowl???

The words you're gonna miss this just keep echoing in my brain.


Speaking of kids I'm just so horribly behind working on the kid's scrapbooks. Like I lie awake at night thinking I'll never catch up!!! All their memories are gone!!! I should get out of bed and scrap at 3:00 am!!!!  I always thing I can rely on my blog posts when I do finally get time to catch up.  I'm trying to get back on board with my weekend recap but quite frankly it's boring. And repetitive. So here's a cute pic of the kids in their Sunday best. Which I do always try to capture..

Hopefully one day it will end up in a scrapbook.


And speaking of scrapbook events we had a bestie pool day with our pals Ricarda and Kyria this week and it was just the thing I needed.  There's nothing better than gossiping with your girlfriend and watching your kids play together. 

I'm always blown away by their love for one another.


If you follow me on insta you know I'm a big fan of Matilda Jane clothing. And not only the little girl's line. I always find myself going back to their adult pieces.

I shared these OOTD pics with y'all because they are a few of my favorite pieces but truthfully I love them all.

Cheer to the weekend friends! 

As always, I/m linking up with Darci and others for Five on Friday.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Carsyn's First Recital

 My sweet ballerina had her first dance recital Friday night and then performed again Saturday morning.

I swear I was more nervous than her.

If y'all know anything about dance you know its a pretty big production- The stage, the lights, the makeup!

I learned a lot these past few days.

I learned I'd eventually become ok with putting my daughter in bright red lipstick.

I learned that a little group of 3 and 4 year olds can steal your heart and captivate an audience on stage.

**I was so proud of this little girl.  She had been telling me for weeks she didn't want to practice, she knew the whole routine. I had given up on making her practice because I felt like I was sucking the fun out of it for her.  I really just prayed she didn't get stage fright. 

Little ballerina performed the routine better than I could have and came off the stage all smiles!

 I learned flowers and candy make the performance even better!

 And that daddy's are suckers for little ballerinas too.

 I learned that ballet instructors are special, special people.

 I learned that our family is the most supportive family and Carsyn is the luckiest little girl in the world to have their love and support.

Carsyn Presley, I am so proud of you sweetheart.  May you dance always!