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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Forever 39

I celebrated my 39th birthday
on Saturday and it was just the 
BEST DAY!

And  this will be me next year...39 FOREVER!!!!

I thought this would be the perfect way 
to document our day...so I could remember it for years to come!
It truly was a great day!

Madison had the opportunity to earn some extra credit 
for her college Biology class at the 
North Carolina Science Museum in Raleigh.
Now when she first told me about this.... I was like seriously
that is on my birthday, but anything for my girls.
So we got up way too early and headed to the museum.

Before we left Bailey gave me the sweetest card she made.
It was the sweetest little note  and she made me a few little
clay pieces- an octopus and a cat.

The extra credit began with a scavenger hunt.
We actually had lots of fun searching all over the museum for
the clues.  Once we were done we took a break for lunch.

We walked a couple of blocks and there was a beautiful church so...
Madison took our pic.

 We had a yummy lunch at La Stella. They serve pizza and salads. 
Madison treated us for my birthday!

 Madison spilled the beans about my birthday and they were 
so kind to make this s'mores pizza roll.
The picture does not do it justice...so good!

 We walked Madison back to the museum and while she finished up 
Bailey and I walked next door to the History Museum.
She has been wanting to go so it worked out great.

 She loves history!

 There was so much to see.  We didn't get to see it all, but 
we will be back for sure if it's up to Bailey!

Madison finished up at the science museum and joined us!

 We worked up an appetite at the museums so 
we headed to Starbucks.

 I pre-ordered Rhee Drummond's new cookbook and with 
my order I was able to get a ticket for her book signing later this month.
While in Raleigh I stopped by to pick up.
I'm so excited to meet her!

 We had a prior church obligation we had to get back to so we left and 
headed home.  My husband was busy most of the day cooking a fish stew
for our church movie night.
He always makes me feel special and this proves it!
He had a beautiful birthday cake at church for me.

It was a great day spent with my girls then with my hubby and 
church family!
So thankful for all those that made me feel special!

Today is my Dad's birthday!

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Daddy!


Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

APRIL

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Halloween Fun!

We had a SPOOKTACULAR 
evening enjoying fun, food 
and trick-or-treating!

Last year I created a fun 
Halloween inspired dinner and 
my girls talked about it all year long so I of course
decided to do it again.
I think it's definitely a new tradition that we will
keep doing for many years.
To see last years post click HERE.

Now on to this year...

 I created these Mummy Brownies again this year!
So easy and delicious.


Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas.
These were a hit!


Look at these Mummy Dogs!


Broomsticks made out of pretzel sticks and cheese.

 Bailey was a big help fixing these right up.

 Quick picture before we dig in.

 So yummy!

 Madison & Hunter with their mouths full!

 On to the front porch for pics.

 Bailey & Emma as dinosaurs.

 These girls were so excited to go trick-or-treating.
They were ready for lots of candy!
They even made their own Halloween costumes this year.
Go check out their DIY VIDEO HERE.

 Lots of fun dressing like a T-REX!

 Love my girls!


Is she beautiful or what!

And Today...


The high is 50 degrees!
I have been patiently waiting for cooler weather.

Hope you have a blessed day!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,
APRIL


Monday, October 23, 2017

October Fun!

October has been very busy, but 
FUN!
Here are a few things we've been up to!

The Wayne County Fair

We enjoyed the fair so much this year!



Madison's boyfriend won her this enormous teddy bear!

  These two love riding the rides...even the really scary ones!


My favorite pic of the night.

 One of my favorite Sundays of the year is HOMECOMING!
A church selfie before the service began.


Bailey decided she wanted to take piano lessons.
Thankful for sweet friends that take her for this Mama
while she works.


We ventured to New Bern with friends to enjoy some girl time!


New Bern is such a cute town with lots to do and it's
beautiful especially this time of year.


We ate breakfast at a little place called the 
Baker's Kitchen.


Kendi and I both agreed it was yummy!

 New Bern is the founding place of Pepsi Cola.


There was a beautiful church downtown with the prettiest trees.
We of course took pics.

October has been full of fun.
Who's ready for 
Trick-or-Treating....
ME!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Favorites- Happy Fall!

Happy Friday!
and to make your Friday even better-
It's the first day of FALL!


Who else is excited for pumpkin flavored everything, sweaters,
cooler weather, longer evenings and the holidays?
ME!!!

We've had a wonderful week and hope that you have also.
Here are a few highlights from this week.


We spent a huge part of our weekend painting our front door RED!
Well, actually the hubby painted it!
I did pick out the first color which did not turn out so hot
so I went and picked out a different red and as you can
see it turned out much better!


I love red doors!
So tickled with how it turned out!
I also love my PUMPKIN-
One of my dear friends did this for me.
She is so talented.
Be sure to check out her Facebook Page HERE.


Madison and I had a conversation about piercings not realizing she
took it as an OKAY to go get her 2nd holes.
She sent me this snap and it took me a few minutes to realize
what she had done!
Oh well, there are definitely worse things she could do!


How amazing is it to know that God wanted YOU
in this big & mighty world to live for His purpose!
If you missed my blog post from Wednesday- Be sure 


I've been working on a few necklaces and bracelets for fall!


Love this necklace!
Be sure to check out new 


This girl and I had some errands to run with Grandma 
the other night so we stopped per her request
at Panera to eat.
She got a yummy bread bowl with broccoli cheddar soup.
I got the Autumn Squash soup.
Both were delicious!


Before heading home we grabbed some
Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The HOT sign was on...we couldn't resist!


Today is picture day for this 5th grader!
She picked out her dress and I have to say- I Love It!
Perfect for Fall school pictures!

As always I'm linking up today with 


I hope you have a blessed weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

April