Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Favorites




Happy Fri-YAY!! The boys and I made it back home yesterday afternoon. This was the first time I've driven both boys to and from Charlotte alone. They both did really well and Graham only cried the last 30 minutes...I think he was overly tired, he refused to take a nap in the car!

On to my favorites from the week!

O N E | I mentioned in my post yesterday that I went to Charlotte to see my parents and attend a fun event! One of my favorite parts of blogging is making connections and friends with other bloggers and readers! I have been lucky enough to become friends with Beth and April and another sweet friend who isn't a blogger. So when I saw that April and Sarah were hosting a fundraiser I knew it would be a great time for me to come to Charlotte to visit my family and meet these sweet girls! Not to mention the event had an awesome purpose! The event benefitted low-income military families and caregivers. We played bunco and had a great time! Beth was sweet enough to pick me up on the way and it really felt like I had known her forever! I am excited to get together again next time I'm back home!




T W O | While in Charlotte my mom and I took the boys to the Nature Museum. We got there just after it opened and had the whole place to ourself. It was so fun to wander around and not worry about my boys getting lost! Just as we were leaving 3 different schools were rolling up and I was thankful not to be there at the same time! Is it me or do you feel so much more at ease when there isn't a crowd at a place like that? I'm constantly monitoring where my boys are and trying to make sure neither one of them gets lost.
















T H R E E | After the museum we went to the mall and played at the play place outside. I just love these rosey cheeks!




F O U R | I mentioned that we had family pictures taken last weekend. We got them back last night and I was pleasantly surprised with them! Of course Graham didn't cooperate for 98% of the shoot so they aren't the best of him but over all I'm loving them!

















Well that is all for today! I am excited to spend the weekend with my boys and celebrate Mother's Day. We will head to Patrick's aunts house on Saturday and celebrate with his whole family and then Sunday I plan to go to church and just hang around! I hope you have a great weekend!!

*Linking up with April, Andrea, and Katie

11 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you got to go to Charlotte for the fun event and to spend some time with your family! I'm loving those family portraits, too! (Thanks for texting me the sneak peek!) I'm with you on going places -- especially this time of the year during field trip season and summer -- it's such a hassle when there's a huge crowd and when it's like that, I sometimes don't even feel like going! Happy Friday (and Mother's Day), friend! xoxo

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  2. Loved hanging on Tuesday night! Those pictures are the best! Super sweet! Now you must frame them ALL!

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  3. I saw that photo and thought how does Emily know April? So cool that you got to meet Beth and April. Looks like you had a great time in Charlotte. definitely a place I want to visit. have a great Mother's Day weekend!

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  4. I just love April! That is so cool that you guys got to meet! And your family pictures are so sweet!! I love them all!

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  5. So fun that you got to go to that event when you were in Charlotte. That museum looks like fun too! I love the family pictures!

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  6. Your trip looks like a blast! Going to Charlotte is on my bucket list. Your pictures are so cute!! We also took pictures last week and it can be so stressful with little kids! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Erin
    http://theeverydayevents.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love your family pictures!! And one of the things I love the most about blogging is the friendships that are created! Love that you got to meet up with some blogger friends for such a fun event!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Yay for family pics! I like to think even the more 'imperfect' ones will be loved and treasured in the future. (Or maybe that's just what I tell myself...) -- Lisa | Naptime Chai

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  9. We went to that nature museum in the fall and it's so fun. The kids were obsessed with the turtles. Ha ha! Glad you had a great time. Beautiful photos too. Such sweet babes you have.

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  10. Aaaaahhhh!!!! So fun to have family photos taken. I have always wanted to take some in the spring, but never have. I LOVE them.

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  11. So fun that you got to meet blog friend! I honestly feel like I've known my blog friends IRL forever! Your family pics are so gorgeous; I could just eat your boys up!

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