Month: September 2017

Labor Day Weekend

We spent our Labor Day weekend with Luke’s family in south Georgia.  There was a family reunion at his parents’ house, so we were able to spend some sweet time with his extended family that we only get to see once a year.  This was not only Addy Grace’s first trip to her Gram and Pa’s house, but it was her first road trip ever!  It’s about a four hour trip from our house to theirs, so we made one stop halfway so that I could feed her and Lacey Ruth could get a break.  Overall, the driving portion of the trip went about as well as we could have expected.  Addy Grace was actually a travel champ!  Lacey Ruth, not so much.  Nineteen months is a fun but very moody age!

Once there, we had a blast!  The girls were totally off their schedules and neither of them napped well during the day, but they both slept well at night, thank goodness.  We got in on Friday and headed back on Sunday afternoon, so it was a quick trip.  We needed Monday to get caught up on groceries and laundry and mowing (Luke).  We hated to leave so soon but are thankfully heading back next month for a quick drop in on our way to vacation in the mountains!

I snapped this picture during our pit stop on our way to Georgia.  I love this girl so much!

On Saturday, everyone headed to my in-laws for the family reunion.  There was lots (and lots and lots) of food and fellowship and family.  Lacey Ruth got to play with her cousins who fawned over her the whole time.  She ate up all that attention, and we loved watching her interact with family that she doesn’t get to see very often.  That evening, we watched our team pull off a successful win over Florida State (my alma mater – HA!), so the girls wore their best Bama gear to show off our colors on opening Game Day!

Gram and Addy Grace


Headed home!  Lacey Ruth just wasn’t loving all this time in the van, so when we stopped to feed Addy Grace, Luke ran in Publix to grab her a banana.  It worked for about five minutes.  Thankfully, she fell asleep on our last leg of the trip.  Clearly, Addy Grace enjoyed her break!






Life Lately Vol.2

Last week was pretty relaxing.  I was able to get out with the girls to run a couple of very quick errands for the first time, which I’m calling a huge WIN!  Our quiet week led up to a busy, busy Labor Day weekend.  We went on our very first road trip as a family of four, and the girls did much better than we expected them to.  We have a big trip coming up next month, so if this past weekend was any indication as to how that trip will go, we are going to have a great time!

I have been having too much fun lately dressing the girls alike.  When we first found out that baby number two was another girl, my immediate reaction was BUY ALL THE MATCHING CLOTHES.  Thankfully, their grandmothers both felt the same way, so these girls have quite the closets of matching clothes.  These MudPie outfits are two of my favorites!


Lacey Ruth clearly thinks that Addy Grace is just a big baby doll because she’s constantly laying her own baby dolls down beside her to take “naps.”  There are always baby dolls lying randomly around our house because that’s Lacey Ruth’s favorite toy ever, at the moment.

We are working on tummy muscles with Addy Grace.  She is not a big fan of tummy time, though.  We do tummy time several times throughout the day, but we also try to get in some good practice on other skills.

My parents live about ten minutes down the road from our house, so we usually spend a lot of time with them during the week.  Right now, they are on a big vacation out West, and we are missing them so much!  Thankfully, we got some sweet time in visiting with them before they left last week, and I caught this moment between Lacey Ruth and my dad.  These two are inseparable, and I love it!

The girls spent a couple of hours with my parents the afternoon before they left so that I could a pedicure by myself (HALLELUJAH!).  This was Lacey Ruth’s reaction to me telling her that she was headed to Nonna’s and Papa’s.  Right now, EVERY gift bag is her “purse.”

On Wednesday, I took the girls on a quick walk through the neighborhood.  It was way too hot to stay out for long.  Full discretion, it took a good 45 minutes to get out the door for a 15 minute walk.  Nothing happens quickly around here.  I thought I finally had everything together and had even gotten one girl buckled into the stroller.  Then, someone pooped.  We all headed back inside to get cleaned up and start over.  I am learning that slow is our new normal, and that’s okay.

On a totally different note, we are so very ready for fall weather around here!  Hands down, my favorite day of the year is the first cool, crisp day in September.  Our weatherman is reporting cooler temps here by the end of the week, and we plan to take full advantage!