Wednesday, July 30, 2014

True fisherboy

So, it's safe to say that my 6 year absolutely LOVES fishing! :) 

It is like the cutest thing....

And the 3 year old is starting to enjoy it, also. When I was younger I have such great memories of going fishing with my Dad. I still really enjoy fishing when I get a chance. My husband enjoys fishing as well and always has. No doubt about it in my mind that my husband and these boys will have fun fishing trips together. 

I'm extremely happy about this great hobby of his. 

To think that a couple of years ago this boy was all. about. Batman. 

Look at that happy face. Here's Austin with the first fish he caught by casting! He was so SO proud and we were so proud of him. Austin has caught other fish by bobber fishing but he thinks that's boring because he prefers casting and reeling over and over. Not like...ahem, his mother :).

After He caught this he told the :WHOLE: story to all the grandparents. He thought it was seaweed on the line at first but then realized it was a fish and was super excited!

A actually told me that all he wants for his next birthdays is fishin tackle. One of the first things he does in the mornings is go out to the garage to check out his tackle inspect it :). He is so cute!

"And He said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." --Matthew 4:19

Jamie :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Favorite Things Party

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you!!

I'm linking up with Erika from A Little Bit of Everything and Andrea from Momfessionals for their Favorite Things Party under $10.

I have 2 that I'll be talking about today. 2 very different things :).

My Birchbox subscription I enjoy so very much!
It is $10/monthly. And an adorable box is delivered to my mailbox every month and it is packed with  beauty samples that are different every single month. It is some fun mail to receive and for $10 it is so worth it. Check it out here. I really do use every one of the products so it's a good deal.

Jesus Calling By: Sarah Young is the next devotional I'll be ordering :) I've heard great, great things about it so I'll be excited to start reading it! I really love starting the day off with a devotional that gives specific Bible verses to read that goes along with the devotion. So good!!

Jamie :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Inspirational Monday #1 Having Faith

I'm going to start a new Monday series called...

Inspirational Mondays!

Inspiration on Mondays.

Yes, please! That's just what I need.

I LOVE the weekends and I do love Mondays as well but sometimes I need a little Inspiration and Motivation for my Monday. If you know what I mean.

I'm pumped about it and I think you'll enjoy it, too!

"Have faith in God, "Jesus answered. "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins."
-Mark 11:22-26 (NIV Busy Mom's Bible)

Powerful words right there that Jesus spoke. I read this Bible verse before work one morning and it spoke new meaning to me.

1.) Praying and believing in God.

Over the past year I have really learned to give my worries to God through prayer. I've also learned to pray for God's will to be done in certain and difficult situations. As hard as that can be I believe that His plan is so much better than mine. He has never ever let me down. And He will never ever let you down.

I am SO happy that God did not answer my prayers the way I wanted Him to when I was a young teenager. So glad! Because, I wouldn't have had this life I love now. His plan for my life is so much better than I could've ever imagine.

God has been so amazing in the good and hard times.

2.) Forgive.Forgive.Forgive. 

Forgiveness can be such a difficult thing to do. But such an important thing to do so that our Father in heaven can forgive our sins.

Blessings to you on this Monday!

Jamie :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

I'm really excited about today's post. I'm talking about 5 of my very favorite things!

I read their blogs regularly and just adore their cute families!!

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Here we go!

1.) I'm totally loving this tee from Gap. It is so soft and I love how it lays nicely. I'm wearing the oatmeal stripe color. It has a "ballet back" and I thought it was a cute accent. 

I paired it with mint green shorts. I loved the colors together. The mint green definitely brightened up the shirt. 

Here's the back.
Here are some of the other colors.

I'm loving the black and white. 

Rugby ballet-back slub tee

2.) While I was in IL at the mall, I stopped by Macy's to check out some make-up. The kind lady at the counter helped me find my color for this "CC cream." I love it! It has SPF 30, is moisturizing and it's not too thick. The I've always loved Clinique products and this did not disappoint. 

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Colour Correcting Skin Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

3.) While at Macy's I was looking for some new eye shadow, lip gloss and mascara. This was a perfect set which included all of that and more! For a great deal. I am loving the moisture surge moisturizer, too. I chose the "Splashy Nudes" colors. The bag is adorable, as well.
Summer in Clinique, Look your beauty-at-the-beach best with Clinique’s limited-edition collection, Yours for $34.50 with any Clinique purchase, Over a $100 value, Shop Now, your choice of shades, Splashy Pinks, Splashy Nudes

4.) This coffee-mate creamer flavor is ahhhmazing! It tastes just like the caramel and coconut girl scout cookies I use to sell. You'll love it!

Girl Scouts® Caramel & Coconut

5.) This foaming cleanser by "simple" is fabulous. It leaves my face feeling soft, smooth and radiant. It is very reasonably priced and takes my make-up so well. I really enjoy it.

Simple Foaming Cleaner, 5 fl oz

What are some of your favorite new things? I'd love to hear about them! 

Jamie :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The IL Vacay: Part 2

Last week we visited my sister in IL. We had a really fun time. 

You can check out The IL Vacay: Part 1 here

Taylor and I were all ready for another fun filled day! She loves it when I do her hair :) and of course, I love it, too! 

On the third day we picked up Chick Fil-A and headed to Independence Grove Park. We had a picnic on the dock watching the fish. The BIG fish. My Mom even named some of them funny names. :) The kids loved that!

Big carp. Austin was super bummed he didn't bring his "fishin rod" because he totally would've easily caught one of them and stuffed it on his wall! His words. Like father like son.

We played on the amazing play ground there and had a blast!

Afterwards, Ice Cream! At this amazing & cute shop with oh-so-many different kinds of ice cream. I could barely make a decision! But, I decided on Strawberrry cheesecake. Yummy!

The 3 little ones were so cute together eating and chatting.

My sista and I.

 After this, my parents kept the kiddos and we had a fun night together. We went on a walk, watched a movie at her house and also went out for THE most delish pizza ever! The cheese was underneath the sauce. Like melt in your mouth deliciousness!

While we were in IL the day before we also went to the Mall. It's been awhile since I've been to the mall and it was so nice to walk around, talk and relax. When we went it was pouring rain outside so it was a great time to be indoors. 

Austin couldn't go into "Yo kids Island" Because he was too big :(. 
But he could do this! And he was pumped and a little hesistant.

Going up high...

and higher!

Stace and I walked around with Troy and Grayson. Our cute little shoppers.
We tried on hats. 

And so did the little ones :). They're totally adorable! :)

We went to Century Park on the last full day in IL. Scott joined us since he was off work. And it was so great to hang out with him. 

We played on the fun playground equipment like the big kids that we are :). 

Almost all of us got in the picture. :)

They were pretending to be statues. Very still and steady they were!

Tay and Troy helped carry a bag together.

Working together. 

Love this!

At the Carnival!! :)

These boys are so sweet & silly!

Troy wanted to carry Taylor.

They are seriously like the cutest together.

Ride time!

The big boy and me! :)

More fun rides!

This was definitely a favorite. Austin probably went on it like 10 + times!

This was Taylor's favorite. The roller coaster.

There were fireworks at dark and they were gorgeous. Here's Scott and Grayson watching them together. Cute!

The next morning we headed out. On our way home my Mom read books to him just about the whole time. She is amazing! She loves to read and so does A!

We were home in the evening and the boys were asleep by 7 pm.  Exhausted from a fantastic Vacay to IL!