Day in the Life: Summer 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Late Wednesday night I decided to make Thursday a "day in the life" post day! I woke up at 6:45, as you can see. :) 

I looked at a few things on social media while still laying in bed.. I was excited to check up on the Southern Weddings shoot happening in Asheville, knowing that we're headed there this weekend! 

I got out of bed and Beau was still sleeping. He gets up between 7 & 7:30.. and today was a 7:30 day, giving me some extra time! I made his breakfast (strawberries and a peanut butter foldover) and worked on mine too (strawberries, eggs, and chicken sausage) 

At 7:30 I grabbed this sweet and happy boy out of his bed! I should mention that on Thursday mornings Ben meets with his accountability group, so he left before I woke up. They meet for breakfast at 6:30 and talk about how they're staying committed to their walk with the Lord, their families, etc. He loves it! 

We started breakfast while waiting on Ben to get home. Beau has a hard time picking up food because of his thumb issue, but he does a great job with his peanut butter sandwich. It's sometimes more messy to let him feed himself, but I've been a lot better about letting him do his thing recently. :) 

I checked in on Facebook to see an old bookshelf that I listed for sale in our neighborhood Facebook group. I didn't think anyone would want it so I listed it for just $20, but then like 15 people commented next. Ya live and ya learn. :) 

Then we got some play time in before a busy day! 

Ben got home and I threw on some makeup and got changed. Didn't have time for hair so I wore it natural. I actually ended up changing shirts because I liked this new one I had just gotten so much that I decided to save it for an upcoming trip. :) 

In the car as a family and ready to roll!

First stop was the dentist for Ben to get his teeth cleaned. It felt weird for us to be running all of these errands together on a weekday. Teacher husband perks!

You know it's a busy day when I'm wearing the diaper bag as a cross body ;)

We stopped by Beau's pediatrician because the night before we had seen a large amount of what we thought was some sort of discharge in his ear. Beau had been uncharacteristically fussy the last few days, and we knew he had just cut a molar but he started having cold like symptoms too, so I wanted to be on the safe side just in case of ear infection.

As you can see from this text... it was just earwax. LOL. First time mom problems, BIG time!

 We then stopped by a local town hall passport office to get the paperwork to renew Ben's passport.

And then stopped by a house that Ben just sold during the inspection to make sure everything was looking good. Usually he wouldn't bring wife and baby, but this house was sold to close family friends so it was an exception. :) 

We wanted a quick lunch on the way home so we stopped at Freebirds. I pulled out my phone to take a photo just of Ben and Beau eating, not posing.. no big deal. But the second I held up my phone my child tilts his head and starts cheesing. HA!! I actually ended up catching this on video but it was hilarious. Blogger mom problems. 

When we got home, Beau went down for nap and I set to work with my computer and notebook. We have been trying to make a trip to visit my family in England work, but there have been about a zillion different factors going around. We finally figured it out and booked flights, and I realized how crazy it is that we'll be in Europe THREE weeks from today!! Yikes. So I spent some time planning while waiting on Beau to wake up before meeting a friend for a swim. 

Then this happened. Snuggled up in bed. I started feeling terrible and knew immediately I had the same cold as Beau. (update on Sunday night: still sick. Terrible!!) I knew I needed to fight it off until Saturday when I was hosting a baby shower, so I tried to rest and start drinking water. 

Ben had to keep Beau from eating the newest issue of Southern Weddings. :) 

We had plans that night to hang out with two of our favorite girls so that their parents could have a date night. :) We started with a water fight outside!

Which lead to wearing my t shirts as dresses and taking care of their boy! These little mamas were the cutest ever and wanted to do all of Beau's nighttime routine. 

Beau fell asleep right away after our long day, and was snuggling his bumpers like a pillow (haha!) 

Us girls made cookies and put on Winning London for a movie night!

Looks like I'm not ready to be a mom to big kids quite yet.. somehow while having the girls do all of the ingredients, we forgot a whole cup of flour so we ended up with chocolate chip pile of mush. Haha!! 

As soon as the girls left my head hit the pillow... I was exhausted and still could tell a cold was coming on. It's funny how doing these day in the life posts it always seems like a weird day but I guess that's just life! :) 

Linking up to The Daily Dime! :) 


  1. You're going to Sevilla?! I studied abroad there!! How long will you be there?! I have loads of suggestions--hope to get an email out soon!

  2. I live in Asheville so if you need recommendations for places, I'm happy too offer some up!

    Also, because I'm always curious to see what other apps people like to use, you should do a "whats on my phone" post sometime.

  3. Such a fun day!! I'm hosting a Day in the Life link up on Wednesday, so you'll have to stop and link up. ;)

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    1. He doesn't have any sort of syndrome. He just has a few unique, God ordained characteristics that make him extra special. The only one that has stuck around is a slight thumb deformation.

  5. that's so funny, I forgot to add the flour to a batch of chocolate chip cookies once, too! I realized it after they had been in the oven for just a few minutes so I poured all the melted chocolate chip mush into the flour bowl and added some milk and rescooped...when life gives ya lemons! They turned out delicious! Not sure how useful this is since I doubt you'll forget the flour again ;)

  6. So many things I love about this like your phone background and your diaper bag! What diaper bag is that? Oh and loving Beau's immediate reaction to your phone at lunch!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  7. I can't get over how much Beau now looks like a little boy instead of a baby. He's growing up so fast! Hope you feel better soon, my friend!

  8. I love that little sneak peek of your Lilly pajama pants when waking Beau up-so cute!

    xoxo, SS

  9. Several things... 1. Your son's lean into the table smile photo is precious!!! 2. I LOVE that diaper bag, where is it from? 3. This is weird but I always love seeing/hearing about people's favorite apps so I spent a minute or so looking through your first screenshot of this post, haha.

  10. OMG I saw Mary Kate and Ashley and freaked..they were my idols growing up ;-) What a sweet day, and so nice to have those weekdays off as a family in the summer!

  11. Oh, I love it! Loved your shirt, too! That earwax thing is the weirdest. Colin had a big ball fall out when we got out of the pool yesterday, and I freaked out so you're not alone. Lol. I swear he has an ear infection too, but maybe not. Have fun with your hubby this summer! Enjoy the slow days!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us! Xoxo

  12. Love your pretty pictures! And how amazing is that MJ throw? It's the softest throw ever and we all fight over it in our house :)

  13. Wow, what a busy day! We've all had those first time mom problems. All you can do is laugh! Thanks for linking up with us!

  14. What a busy day! The photos are great. I think it's adorable that Beau started posing for you.

    I hope you're feeling 100% better, now! :)

    Amy @


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