Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Little Bit Of Life Lately...

Happy Wednesday Friends!
I have been a HUGE slacker when it comes to blogging lately!  The kids were home last week for spring break, Olivia still has this whole week off, and the boys have school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.  So with everyone being home, blogging took a back seat!  Here is just a little it of our life lately...nothing too exciting just life!
I cannot believe Easter is Sunday...I am not a fan of Easter in March!  I have not one single thing for Easter baskets...looks like a trip to Target is in store for me this week!
We had a pretty low key week here last week!  It's no secret that my kids love to sleep in, so last week we really enjoyed turning off the alarm clocks and sleeping in!  It was so nice to just get up, and not be rushed around! 
AJ loves to fish...Jack does too, but not nearly as much as AJ does.  AJ spent the bulk of his week last week parked out back, three fishing poles set out, just catching fish...and he caught a TON!

This bird always comes and visits us...and AJ threw him one of the fish he caught, that bird gobbled it up in one bite and flew away! 
The kids decided to set the tent up, it started out in the yard, then they moved it into the patio, and though AJ and Olivia brought all their stuff out there to camp out, they never did....

AJ is so patient with Olivia...he even plays Shopkins with her

And he listened to her read a few Pinkalicious books....

No campouts, but they have been having a great time playing in the tent!
It was WARM here last week, so Olivia threw on her bathing suit to water our pineapple trees....

and help wash cars!

She also spent a ton of time climbing trees in the backyard.  She is such a good mix of girly girl and tomboy!
I had my one Shamrock shake of the year, and it surely didn't disappoint!  I know it is like a gazillion calories, and so so bad for you, but I don't even care.  I look so forward to having one each March!  YUM!

We are still so in love with our sweet Chico..he has gotten so big since we first got him back in January!  He is so fun!  Lots of work, but lots of fun!

We added a few Easter touches to the house! 
And added some new fun pillows...I mean Target is on point with their pillows!  I got two of each...and love them!  And I was able to score the pineapple ones on sale!
We are in the process of getting our porch set up...right now we just have a table out there, and we have been looking for the perfect little set for out there...we are looking for a little love seat, some chairs and a table or is so overwhelming!  We did snag this cute little sign though at Big Lots for like $12 to add to our porch.  It looks so cute hung out there!
So there you have it, a random mess of what we have been up to lately!  I am planning on enjoying the next few days with Olivia, and looking forward to Friday when we can once again turn those pesty alarm clocks off!  Hope you are all having a great week so far!


  1. Glad you are back!! Your easter touches are seriously so cute!!

  2. Did you take the kids to do anything fun over your break? Florida has so many things to do that require just a day drive or even a one or two nighter somewhere. Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

    1. We kept it pretty low key. Just the park and the beach. We a few trips planned with the kids for later this year !

  3. I have not ever had a Shamrock shake and I LOVE mint. So I am thinking that maybe today might be the day I splurge. I plan to get my Tuff Shed organized, all the stuff OFF my patio and get my patio all set up for Spring and Summer in Cali :)

  4. Sounds like a nice laid back time was had by all last week - it may have be your first relaxing period of time since the hustle and bustle of the move, acclimating to a whole new environment, the holidays, etc. Chico is growing so fast - do you have him microchipped in case he gets out and about? Also, have you located the nearest emergency vet clinic (24/7) just in case of Chico gets injured or sick during off hours?

    Have a good day!

    1. We had a great week! Thank you!!! We are really starting to love it here after a rather long adjustment period for me;). Chico is so sweet! He hasn't been microchipped. And we do have a fabulous vet!!! He definitely adds lots of fun to our family. Have a great day!

  5. Random question, but does mark have several pairs of those sunglasses or does he just wear those all the time? My hubby has a certain style of Ray Bans and has them in every color and trim displayed in our sunglasses drawer! Lol. He's a bit crazy like that ;)

    1. Those are hands down his favorite glasses. He does have a Costa pair that he wears a lot and a few other pair of oakleys (one of his customers a few years back was a nascar Oakley rep so he hooked mark up). But I would say 90% of the time he wears those yellow oakleys!!! Happy Easter

  6. Such a pretty view you have! I would trade places with you in a heartbeat. I love Florida.

    1. We love the view! It's made adjusting to life in a new place a little easier