here’s to adventures.

growing up, my parents were so great about taking my sister, brother, and me to do lots of different things. family vacations, six flags, water parks, float trips, mark twain cave. we were always on some adventure in between all of the other extracurriculars we were involved with. to some, it may have seemed like we were always on the go – and maybe we were. but to us, we have the BEST memories of all the family adventures we went on. now that we are all older and our little families are growing, nothing’s changed. andrew and i like to take the kids to do lots of things; i think my sister and brother will do the same thing with their kiddos; and my parents are always up for an adventure!

so over the weekend, my mom, dad, and sister took my babes to jurassic quest. they had life-sized dinosaur replicas, baby dinos, fossil digs, bouncy houses, face painting, real paleontologists… that wasn’t even the half of it! if you’ve been around everett, you know that he is obsessed with dinosaurs so he thought this was the best thing since sliced bread! and now that eleanor is getting a little older, she thinks her big brother’s dinosaur collection is pretty cool. 🙂

thanks to my sister, we got some great shots of the kids enjoying it all!

we are so lucky that our kids get to experience so many things! i know life can get in the way sometimes. heck, i’m guilty of it. i let it run me down. we are all so busy with work, taking care of our homes + families, and so many more day to day things. i saw a quote recently: ‘what is life but one GRAND ADVENTURE’. i thought about it for a minute and it couldn’t ring more true. don’t let these moments pass you by. time is fleeting. one day you’ll wake up and wish you could just have that one more moment to load the kids up in the car and make a new memory. we can’t do it all, guys. and we don’t have to. sometimes we need to leave the laundry and dishes, and go. so here’s to many more summer adventures! and remember life is an adventure and babies don’t keep.

happy wednesday, friends. xx ❤

s t y l e: fall booties

it’s so hot outside, but that isn’t keeping me from thinking about the fall weather. i truly don’t mind the heat – i love all the seasons! but when it comes to fall fashion – it is my favorite!

here’s some inspiration for all of your bootie dreams. i’m loving the perforated booties! so great to transition from summer to fall. i linked all of these below + more  if you click the ‘SHOP SALE’ box on the menu bar to the right! xx

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donuts + snocones

 

happy tuesday! i hope you had a nice weekend. we are getting a ‘break’ in our missouri summer heatwave. and by break, i mean it’s in the 90s instead of the 100s. 🙂

we did a lot of swimming this weekend. everett finally got super brave and swam without his floaties. YAY! he did last summer, but was timid around the water this year. if you saw any of my instastories, i’m sure you saw him going down the slide and off the diving board (or jumpin’ board, as he calls it). i’m soooo proud of my little fish!

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and speaking of brave. eleanor seriously does NOT know fear. girlfriend was jumping off the side of the pool by herself! i couldn’t believe it. (before you judge me – she had floaties on AND i was right there) i never remember everett being that fearless. we have a little spitfire on our hands, i’m afraid.

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we did hit up the local farmers market before pooling it on saturday. i think the heat scared a lot of vendors away, but we scored some fresh/local produce to make our pizzas for family game night! donuts for breakfast at the new little icecream place in the morning and snocones before heading out. YUM.

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did you guys have crazy storms like us? the lightening was like a strobe light outside and the wind was insane! we didn’t have any damage, but several of our neighbors lost trees and patio sets. thankfully we cleared our patio off for viewings of the house. our one neighbors had a play log cabin for his daughter and it was down by the woods! definitely tornadic winds.

your day is almost over – hang in there!