Thursday, July 19, 2018



We're having a GREAT summer, but my family has moments like this.  Does yours?

We're soaking up our last few minutes of our family trip before driving back to Texas tomorrow.  I promise to be back for Friday Favorites though!  See you then!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Photo Every Hour 7.18.18

Hey Hey Everyone!

Hope you're having a great week!  Just last week I did a little Photo-Every-Hour over on my Instagram Stories.  I got a lot of messages from you guys saying you were fans, so I promise to do it a little more frequently.  Since we're in Missouri for the week, I thought it'd be fun to show you a peek into a day of family togetherness.  :)  Family is coming over to swim at my mom's house and it should be lots of fun.  So, be sure to follow along over on Instagram {slaughteren} where I'll be sharing as close to every hour as I possibly can.  #illtrynottoforget

Just in case you don't have Instagram, this was my day last Monday....a pretty typical summer day.

6:30 a.m.
I set my alarm to get up earlier but woke up in the middle of the night and could not go back to sleep.  I reset it in the middle of the night and slept way later.  Much, much needed!  I'm one of the those people who have the hardest time going to sleep if I wake up in the middle of the night.  #ugh  Lots of you asked me about this book, Finding I Am.  It's a bible study by Lysa TerKeurst.  I haven't been doing it long but I'm a big fan, so far.  I just download the videos on and watch those on my own.

7:30 a.m.
My little shadow and I were all ready for the gym!  I got lots of questions about my shorts.  You can find them here.  Looks like the stripe is sold out, but they come in several solid colors.

8:30 a.m.
I need a filter BIG TIME, but this is me right before our workout class began with two girlfriends, Shay and Brooke.  I promise the matching tops were accidental! 

9:30 a.m.
I picked up these four from the gym childcare before we left to run a few errands.

10:30 a.m.
My favorite errand because I never have to leave the car!  :)

11:30 a.m.
We spent a couple hours at the pool playing with friends, eating lunch, and burning off some energy.

2:30 p.m.
The big kiddos got busy doing something quietly, Britt was taking a nap, and I worked.

4:00 p.m.
I enjoyed my afternoon cup of coffee and was still working while Britt kept sleeping.

5:30 p.m.
Tab and I locked ourselves outside while he grilled chicken for dinner.  And by locked I just mean that every time a child attempted coming out back, we'd send them right back inside.

7:30 p.m.
We took a family walk after dinner.

9:00 p.m.
Everyone was showered, ready for bed, and I enjoyed a bit of this book before going to sleep.  The Wedding Date was a girly, romantic novel that's RATED R.  I had several of you message me about it.  Most of you guys were fans, but you seemed to all go into it knowing it was rated R.  Just don't want anyone to be surprised!  :)

That was our Monday.

Be sure to follow along today as I share a "Day in our Life" every hour.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Talk

Hey, Hey!

It's time for Tuesday Talk.  The time each month when Fancy Ashley and I host a link-up, inviting you to join, where you can chit chat about anything and everything.

I love these posts because quite often I think, "I should ask the sweet readers _____", and it's hard to do sometimes in a regular post.  But this is what Tuesday Talk was made for!

I need your help, today!

My older kiddos all have some form of an I-Pad.  We typically only bring them out for travel during vacations.  But we're in Missouri right now and I realized their games, apps, etc. are not age appropriate anymore.  For instance, Ebby Lee is working on a puzzle Bowen should be working on and she also has an app for kindergarten sight words.

Do your kiddos have apps they love? 

I'd LOVE to hear your ideas...apps for 9-year-old girl who likes all things girly, for 8-year-old boy who enjoys all the sports, for 5-year-old boy who is a fan of it all...sports, legos, dinosaurs, etc., for 2-year-old girl who loves pushing all the buttons.  ha!

Seriously, please send some ideas my way!

Our nine-hour drive back to Texas thanks you.  And I do too. ;)