Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up...Tuesday Edition

Happy Tuesday Ladies!
Hope you all had a great weekend.  I was so exhausted Sunday night, that I never even sat down at the computer to write a post, so today you're getting our weekend wrap-up on Tuesday this week!
My stepson came into town on Wednesday, and let's just say the 3 boys have been staying up super late...I came downstairs Friday night at 2:30 for some water and they were still up giggling watching You Tube videos!  It has been so great having him here and I love how they all get along so great. 
Friday morning I was up early to straighten up the house and then headed off for a manicure...
All great weekends start with a nice fresh mani!
After my mani, I dropped the boys off at Sports Connection for some video games, bowling and laser tag.  They all said they had a great time.  And since it is still unbearably hot here, it was nice they could do something fun indoors to beat the heat.
My stepson doesn't have a Chick Fill A by where he lives, so when he is here he likes going...and we sure don't mind taking him!
Friday afternoon it was thundering and lightning a bit so instead of going to the pool, Olivia played with our neighbors next door and they all enjoyed Emerson's baby pool!
Friday night I caught up on some laundry and Mark and the boys watched a movie!  A great day was had by all!
Saturday morning I was hoping to sleep in a bit, but no such luck.  I woke up early, enjoyed some quiet time outside with my coffee before the crazy heat started for the day!
Once everyone was up and fed we met Mark's sister and nephew to do some bowling!  I absolutely love bowling, and everytime I go I always tell myself I need to join a league...I think I am going to look into it for Mark and I.
This girl is all about the game...she was on a lane with AJ and her cousin Sean...and she won both games.  That's my girl!

Everytime she threw the ball she stood just like this to see how many pins were coming down.

This is her I am so awesome at bowling walk.  LOL

Sweet Sean


My boys

In a very serious sniper game in the arcade.
After bowling we all went to Chilis for dinner.  It was so nice to spend the day with the kids and family doing something all together having a great time.  After dinner we came home and just hung out the rest of the night.  After playing the sniper video games at the arcade, AJ had to get his arsenal and become AJ the Sniper.
This kid

Just trying to keep us all safe.
Sunday morning was Father's Day, and hallelujah everyone slept in!  It was fantastic.  After everyone got up and ate we headed over to Cabela's , they just opened one not far from our house, and we wanted to check it out.  I left my phone in the car but AJ was in his glory looking at all the guns and rifles.  And Olivia had the best time trying out these camping cot bunk beds...it was a great little family day.
After we got home, Mark went straight into the kitchen and started working on dinner.  I know it was Father's Day and I should have cooked for him, but he really loves cooking and enjoys it so much.  We had a delicious dinner and I was so happy that Austin was here to celebrate Father's Day with him too!
After dinner and some presents we headed to the pool.  I have to be honest and say I have only taken the kids to the pool once so far.  I am so thankful for Brooke and her love of the pool and her siblings, she takes them every single day. 
This girl can swim all day everyday.

Nothing better than flips in the pool...AJ can do this all day if someone will give him some shoulders to stand on,

3 brothers making...love them all so much

I know I say it all the time, but the bond that Olivia and Mark have is just incredible.  She is head over heels crazy about him, and I can assure you the feeling is 100% mutual. 

I just love to watch them together.

Peace out Mom


Incase you had any doubts, this girl loves her dad...we never use the term step dad here, if you were to as Olivia, she would just tell you she has two dads...I am so thankful that I have this man here by my side raising these kids. 
After some evening swimming it was home to get ready for bed.  It was a super great weekend, it was nice to have my hubs here all weekend and not have to be at work Saturday.  We are planning on soaking up these next 10 days with the kiddos because they will be heading to visit with their dad for 2 weeks....:(
Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check back tomorrow, I am super excited to share some fabulous jewelry that my amazing, dear friend makes!


  1. That sounds like a busy but relaxing family weekend! Stay cool in this heat..ugh!


    1. This heat is just down right miserable Lauren!

  2. Sounds like a great wknd. I'm glad you had some good family time with your stepson and yay for bowling!! So much fun!

    1. Bowling is so super fun...I love it!

  3. Looks like a great weekend!! and I absolutely love the pics of AJ being a sniper! Hysterical....My Jagger does this all the time. We always laugh and say we are protected at all times by our 6 year old! :) Have a great day!

    1. AJ is too much...glad to hear your boy does the same! Sweet crazy gun loving little boys!!! Have a great day Megan.

  4. What a great weekend! Can't wait for the jewelry post!!

    1. Yay...the jewelry post will be Thursday, can't wait to share it with you guys! Hope you are loving the new house!

  5. Chick-Fil-A, Nails, Bowling and the pool---sounds like a pretty perfect weekend! I adore all the pictures have the hubs & O---it is so sweet the way they interact and look at one another. Be still my heart!

    1. yes, pretty perfect indeed girl. And Mark and Liv just melt me every single day...their relationship just makes me smile all day every day! And yay so excited to see you soon at the beach!