It’s been a while since I’ve done a life lately post, so this is basically snapshots of the last month and a half. It’s a lot. We’ve had some good family time lately and I’ve been able to slow down a bit with work which has been really nice.
All of these pictures have been taken with my iPhone 8+ and most of them have been edited using the Pic Tap Go app. I will add a disclaimer to this post. I work from home and have clients, planners, etc. coming and going from my home office often… which means, I HAVE to keep the house picked up at all times (Monday thru Friday). I’m not a fairy who has her life together, I’m actually a hot mess pretty much 24/7. I don’t know if it’s just the season that we’re in, or that I’m raising a very shy and guarded almost five-year-old against a very sweet, yet VERY temperamental almost-two-year-old (I never understood the word “sass” until Olive)… but life is hard right now. I feel like I can’t keep up. Ever. Nothing is streamlined, everything is go-go-go and our life with kiddos has barley started! What happens when the kiddos are playing “real” sports?! How do y’all do it?! We don’t have grandparents nearby and our sitter just moved out of state. I’ve had some health issues arise, John has surgery tomorrow and will be out of commission with the kiddos for two weeks, Henry has vision appointments all the time (45 minutes away) and with fall around the corner and wedding season in full swing, I’m just waiting for the ear infections to just roll in.
I’m NOT complaining by any means and I know I have it SO EASY in the scheme of things. This life is something so precious that I’m beyond thankful for… it’s everything that I ever wanted and more. I just feel like I’m failing more than I’m ever succeeding. It just all adds up and this space of social media (which I love), sometimes makes me feel like I’m a rotten mother (example: we don’t go to church and my kiddos have yet to be baptized). I yell at my kiddos more than I hug them. Somedays I’d rather put in earplugs at the end of the day, than listen to my sweet husband because I’m just pooped and have nothing left in me. I need a slap in the face obviously.
So, that’s why I add the disclaimer. If you think I have it together, I don’t. The pictures might look pretty – because I’m decent at taking an iPhone picture and can filter the heck out of it. 😉 But just know, that I’m more of a mess than put together… but I also wouldn’t trade it for the world. This is life and while I’m so grateful for it, sometimes the balancing of it all can get the best of you – and right now, it got the best of me. I will say, to all of you women who work in Corporate 9-5 America, I have the upmost respect for you. I really don’t know how you do it. I’m beyond thankful to have the flexibility to work out of my own home.
Anyways, I’ll be more chipper tomorrow – this week has just been a doozy.
Love to you all! Xx.
I spent hours the other week cleaning. So bad, but I haven’t deep cleaned the kiddos rooms since months! Obviously, I change the sheets and the changing pads… occasionally, I’ll grab a wipe and dust off the furniture, but that’s about it. Anyways, it felt good to clean, open the windows and let some natural light in.
Staples in my beauty routine!
Henry’s last year before he starts Kindergarten! Breaks my heart as excited as I am to watch him grow!
August 2017 vs. August 2018
Wearing my new Veronica DeOre sunglass chain!
Here’s another shot in my Veronica DeOre chain!
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A sleeping, PEACEFUL, Olive girl! We love Kickee Pants pajamas!
Olive always into her brothers toys!
I’ve been doing a lot of giveaways lately on Instagram just to thank y’all for following along and being so kind to me! Here’s some of my favorite items from one of my latest giveaways!
We’ve spent a lot of our evenings at Hello Sailor – the kiddos love it there. We’ll eat dinner and then head down to the docks to feed the ducks. Henry would sit there forever watching the ducks and feeding them. He’s such a little old man!
Henry demonstrating how a ducks swims in the water!?
Thank you to all of you ladies who entered my Sephora giveaway on Instagram!
We’ve spent the majority of our early evenings with ice cream cones and waiting for daddy to come home! It’s how we survive witching hour with an almost two year old!
We also ventured to Jeni’s Ice Cream in Charlotte!
This is in color Berry!
They’re so sweet together. Henry’s such a LOVING, affectionate and over-protective big brother. Olive is your typical two year old who is SO SWEET, but just doesn’t want to be touched and is VERY independent… so as much as they love each other, they butt heads a lot!
One thing I will never take for granted are our weekends together! I don’t get to spend too many Saturday’s with the family, so when I do, I just soak them up!
Never dull moment!
Guilty of still rocking Olive to sleep! As Olive approaches two, I’m having a harder and harder time knowing that she’s our last “baby”. I want to soak it all up… even if that means we face sleep problems in the future. I don’t care. This life is too short.
I took the kiddos on many of HomeGoods runs this summer to beat the heat. There’s an pet store right next to our HomeGoods so it’s a little adventure for us!
We’ve spent many days at Jetton Park!
Henry started a new soccer team! I feel like an official soccer mom with practice on Wednesday’s and games on Saturday’s! I’m the snack mom this coming Saturday!
Henry started Taekwondo and loves it! You guys, I feel like my little guy is back! He went through a patch where he’s been so shy and guarded. Taekwondo has given him so much self-confidence and hearing him yell in class (as silly as that sounds) brings tears to my eyes. He loves it so much and we go twice a week for 40 minutes!
He earned his first belt and broke a board. THE TEARS from this mama – uncontrollable!
This is Olive for you… always a mess and into something! Goodness, I love her!
This combo is life! I wore it last week and loved it!
We’re getting ready to move closer into Charlotte (we’re in Huntersville now). If anyones looking to move – I have a home for you! 🙂
This last weekend we soaked up the last pool weekend and had Henry’s first (official) soccer game!