• Travel

    New York City at the Holidays

    So….back in December hubby whisked me away to the Big Apple to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Yes, our anniversary was months ago, but this was a dream of mine – to visit NYC during the Christmas holiday. We had the best time and I just wanted to share a few snippits of our trip with y’all!

    New York City

  • Family,  Travel

    Our Trip to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile

    Hey friends! I hope your weekend was great! And I hope that all you mama’s out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I had a great day relaxing and enjoying a little quiet time as well as a fun dinner out! I love being a mama to my four! A few weeks ago I shared that I took a couple of days off to spend with my mom. We had such a great visit! And, at her suggestion, we decided to visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile, in Pawhuska, OK, which is about 45 minutes from where my mom lives. I have been wanting to go since it opened, but wanted to let the hype settle a little – really didn’t want to stand in line. 😉
    Pioneer Woman Mercantile
  • Beach,  Family,  Travel,  Vacation

    We’re Back!!

    Hey there friends!! I had no intention of taking such a long bloggy break!! I have missed it! Hubby and I took the family on a somewhat spontaneous vacation last week (if you are following on Instagram you may have already seen that), and I returned to a l.o.n.g. list of things to do in the next three weeks before my girlie moves in to college! {insert mini but frequent freak out moments here}

    We headed east toward the beach. We took an evening in Charleston that included a yummy seafood dinner, an afternoon in Savannah with a sandwich lunch at the cutest soda shop, dinner with friends in Birmingham (local BBQ followed by a local ice cream shop stop), and a visit to the Memphis zoo, all mixed in with a few days at the beach at Hilton Head Island. The sea salt air always does me good.

    We’ve never done this much “touring” with our family before. But, now that the kids are older we felt like they could handle it. They were champs! We were all exhausted but it was all a lot of fun!

    I love summer! The laid back lazy days all roll together and it’s wonderful…but I eventually start craving a bit of order. However, August is a month that will make you lose your mind if you have kids! There are just not enough hours in a day for all.the.things! And there is certainly not enough stretch in the budget for all.the.things$$ Ha! Am I right? You know I’m right!!