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Monday, August 14, 2017

Double Digits

We celebrated 
Bailey's 10th Birthday
yesterday...well actually all week!
That's what happens when you're the baby in the family.
Double digits are a big deal!!!

We started earlier this week on Tuesday.
Madison, Bailey & I enjoyed a 
Girl's Day.


First stop...Starbucks & Target!


Next, we enjoyed lunch at the Olive Garden.
Madison told them it was Bailey's birthday and we enjoyed a 
free treat.  Bailey is so shy...she was not happy with us when everyone came 
over to sing!
I forgot to take pics the rest of the day.
We got our nails done, went back to Target(we love Target), 
visited the mall and just enjoyed being together before
school is back in full swing.

On Thursday, Bailey had a little sleep over.

 After eating she was ready to open her presents.
I can't blame her.  She got some really cute gifts.
Her girlfriends know her very well.

 They enjoyed a Bonfire.
Yes, a bonfire in the middle of August.

 The girls took a bubble bath for like 2 hours and went upstairs.
We didn't hear from them for the rest of the night.
On Friday, we enjoyed this Ice Cream Cake that 
Bailey picked out.

 On Saturday, we took Bailey out for dinner to celebrate some more.
First, we took a few pictures!

 I can't grasp the fact that she is 10!

 Daddy's little girl.

 Pics with our cat also!

 On Sunday(Bailey's actual Birthday) Daddy surprised her with 
a quick stop to Target after church to pick out a present.
Another bed for her American Girl Dolls!

Sunday afternoon we had a little party for her.
 Grandma Sandra loving on Bailey.

 This sweet girl right here was the life of the party!

 Kendi loving on Miss Clara Jane!

 Mommy feeding her!

 After eating we sang Happy Birthday to Bailey and enjoyed
these yummy cupcakes.

 A sweet friend made these adorable 
Mermaid Cupcakes!
They were a hit!

 Bailey's favorite part- PRESENTS!

 She got this cute Kitty Backpack she's been eyeing at 
Target for sometime.

 And make-up...lots of make-up!

 Little Sophia was the life of the party too.
She brushed Madison's hair...so sweet!

 Selfie with Sophia!

 Bailey with her friends from school.
Sweet girls!

 Love these dear friends of mine!
Saw this quote and it fits these two perfectly...
"You can tell who the strong women are...
They're the ones building
each other up instead of tearing each other down!"

Happy 10th Birthday Bailey!!!
We love you till the counting numbers end!

Thanks to all for making her day extra special!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed Monday!

XOXO,
April



Thursday, July 20, 2017

FLUFFY SLIME DIY


My daughter, Bailey is taking over the blog today to show you
how to make
FLUFFY SLIME!!
So...if you have a child then you are probably aware of
this slime craze that's going on everywhere...everyday!!!!

Bailey is 
SLIME OBSESSED!!!!
Hey, it could be worse things so if she enjoys it then
I say go for it!!!

Here is what you will need:
Elmer's Glue
Shaving Cream
Baking Soda
Contact Solution
Acrylic Paint
Lotion
Foaming Soap

Bailey is a pro at making slime.
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Hi, I'm Bailey and today I'm going to show you 
how to make the most
Perfect Fluffy Slime
that's safe and non-toxic!
Hope you enjoy watching!


I love making slime and sharing it on Instagram.
Be sure to go follow me:
swirlyslimetastic

Leave a comment and let me know how your slime turns out!

HAPPY SLIMING!!!
Bailey 
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Hope you enjoyed Bailey's video!

XOXO,
APRIL

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cross Country Road Trip- Days 8, 9 & 10

I'm back today to finish up our 
road trip vacay!

If you missed Days 1 & 2

If you missed Days 3 & 4

or If you missed Days 5, 6 & 7

Our next stop is ...

We took a quick stop to see the 
Hoover Dam.
I was in total shock when we stepped out of the car...
the temperature was 100 degrees.
Much hotter than our last stop at the Grand Canyon.


The hubby wanted to get a closer look...
us girls stayed back in the truck in the air conditioning!

  
We arrived in Las Vegas and we were super excited!


First stop was 
PAWN STARS!


Family selfie in front of Pawn Stars!


Next stop for the Hubby was 
Rick's Restoration.
Another one of his favorite shows.


Finally made it to our hotel for the next 2 nights...
none other than


We freshened up and were ready to see what
VEGAS had to offer.
We walked the Vegas Strip, ate dinner, walked some more, shopped
and just took it all in.
 A selfie in front of the Mirage.


You can't visit Vegas without going to a Casino.
Within just a few minutes of walking through a lady
won $100,000.


Next morning I woke up and headed to the 
Fitness Center.
Very nice facility that had a nice view of the pool area.
Loved the, "Trump Treadmills!"


Hubby went and did his own thing while we went to the pool!


Later we went to the Stratosphere...


It was very high up and very scary...
we didn't stay up there long.


We did a little more shopping then came back for some down time at the pool.
Later we showered and had a little Pizza Pajama Party for our last night of 
vacay before heading back home!


We woke up Saturday morning about 4:30 a.m. and left hotel around 5:30 a.m.
There were many beautiful sights on the trip home!


One of our bathroom stops in Colorado and you can see some snow in 
the background.


We were happy to make it back to North Carolina.
We stopped for a late dinner at Bogart's in Waynesville.
It's one of our favorite places to eat.


A few hours later we arrived home about 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.
It was a trip of a lifetime that we will never forget!
We drove a total of 5,589 miles, way too many bathroom stops to count,
lots of family fun time and endless moments of laughter.

Thanks for stopping by!

Keep up with me everyday on 

XOXO,
APRIL

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cross Country Road Trip- Days 5, 6 & 7

I hope you are enjoying our
road trip vacation.
It's been so much fun seeing and taking in all
of God's beautiful landscapes.
We are now on to 
Days 5, 6 & 7 of our road trip, but if you missed
Days 1 & 2
 or Days 3 & 4

We left the Pioneer Woman and got back on the road to head to 
TEXAS!
But first we made a quick stop in Oklahoma City for the hubby to visit
It's a show that he watches so we stopped in for a quick peek!

We arrived in Texas!

We spent one night in Amarillo, TX.
Got up the next morning and surprised the girls by stopping at
Gene had gone the night before to purchase spray paints so we were
ready to leave our mark.


How cool is this?!
Bailey loved it.


I did too!

See our names...


Such a cool place... be sure to check it out if you ever get the chance!


It was back on the road to head to the Grand Canyon!
We went through New Mexico.


And finally... ARIZONA!
The scenery on our road trip was amazing!
So many beautiful sights to see!


We quickly checked into our hotel and headed straight
for the Grand Canyon.
The first stop we got to we could hardly wait to get out and look.
It did not disappoint!


It's beautiful everywhere you look!


Where we stopped there was a sidewalk and we began to walk
and saw this Elk.  We couldn't believe how close we were able
to get.


This was definitely the hubby's favorite part.
Check out the horns on this one!


Lots of beautiful pics to cherish our trip!



Someone was nice enough to take a family pic for us!


My girls are beautiful, but so is God's scenery in the background!


The next morning we got up and stopped at a little gift shop to 
pick up a few souvenirs. 
Hubby looking like Daniel Boone.


Here we are waiting for the shuttle bus.
I was worried about the weather or mostly the heat, but temps were in the mid 80's while we were there.  Very chilly in the mornings and evenings and comfortable during the day.  The week before temps were very hot.



On the shuttle bus.


Yes...we used the selfie stick again...


and again!!!!


Bailey got a Polaroid camera for Easter that she used to take
pics with.
Love this pic of her taking a pic!


More beautiful spots in the Grand Canyon.


Praying she remembers this trip forever!
We made some wonderful memories.


I know this one will remember our trip if nothing other than the laughs
we had in the truck about so many crazy things!


We visited the Watch Tower.


Great view!


Loved this little spot and the sign below...


 The next morning Gene & I got up very early...like 4:30 to see the 
sun rise over the Grand Canyon.


So glad Gene wanted to do this because it was breath taking.


 Many tourists just like us gathered to watch, video and take pics of this
moment.


We rode around afterwards to take in as much as we could before we got back on the road...


We loved spotting the Elk.


The Grand Canyon is beyond beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by.
Come back to see where this road trip take us next!

Have a blessed weekend!
Keep up with me on INSTAGRAM.

XOXO,
APRIL