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A Big Fat Catch-Up Post

So it's been a while! Life's been moving pretty fast around here and to be honest, blogging has taken a back seat to life for a while. I always want to make sure that my heart is in the right place with this blog and make sure I'm the one running it and not it running me. This is my happy place and to keep it that way, sometimes I take breaks. That being said, I'VE MISSED IT!!! And it order to jump back in with both feet, I'm going to do a big fat catch-up post for the big events in the past few months. Some of these things I'm going to come back and write their own post for, but I wanted to go ahead and get something out there this week!

Archer's 3rd Birthday

Travel if you will back to mid December..... we celebrated Archer Leigh's third birthday! Can you believe this tiny baby of mine is THREE?????? I'm still figuring out the whole December, almost Christmas birthday party thing, but we had a blast with a "red" themed party.

We served all of Archer's favorite foods.... Chips, Cake, Apples, and Pizza Pockets! 

In addition to having many friends come, we also had Aunt Ashley and cousins come! The timing worked out perfectly as they were driving through to visit family for the holidays.

Christmas 2017

This year for Christmas Break, we made the drive to Texas. We stayed in the Dallas area for a couple nights to catch up with some friends and then continued west to Lubbock.

In Lubbock we stayed with Cassie and fam and had such a great time with them. I say this all the time, but it is so much fun being friends with family. Cassie is my best friend and I love how much our families love each other!!

On the 23rd, we spent the day with Kyle's Aunt and Uncle and family. We started a new tradition of lunch at a Mexican Food restaurant and it was so good I could cry thinking about it. (Dear Alabama, get better at Mexican Food. Love, Carrie).

We had our usual Christmas Eve morning tradition at Kyle's dad's house. It's Kyle's favorite meal of the whole year: Biscuits and gravy and orange juice and sausage.

Later that night, we went to Christmas Eve service with Cassie and Curtis at their church. Then we went back to their house for taco soup and to read the Christmas story.

Real Talk: we had sick kids and Cassie and I both had bad colds and did not feel awesome. We didn't get much sleep with coughing kids,and Cassie and Curtis had to make an ER run with Cason for tummy issues, so we were all pretty tired come Christmas morning. BUT, we rallied and had a wonderful morning opening presents.

We were originally going to break up the drive and stay another night in McKinney, but due to sick kids decided to make the entire drive so we could be back in our own beds that night. It was long and hard, but in the long run, it was the right decision to make.

New Years

I love New Years so much. After we got back from Texas and re-cooped and rested, we were ready to ring in the new year. I love having a clean slate and fresh start every year. I love to look back at all that the Lord has done in the previous year and make goals and pray for the coming new year.

This year for New Years Eve, we went to our friends, the Davisons, house for S'mores and Fireworks. It was so much fun! Laura Kate loved having some girlfriend time with Maggie and the boys loved playing and watching the fireworks.

The Olympics

banananananananananananana..... (that's the Olympic theme song in case you didn't figure that out). Y'all know how I feel about the Olympics. I love it. Winter, Summer, Summer, Winter. I love it all. I love the curling and the skiing and the figure skating and I absolutely love the snow boarding.

This year's opening Ceremonies fell on a Friday night right before our Mardi Gras break and our trip to Disney World. I seriously considered pushing to afterwards and having a closing ceremonies party, but I just couldn't do it. Opening Ceremonies is where its at. We made it happen again folks.... another Epic Olympic Party. There was food. There were photos. There were friends. There were glowsticks. There was American Pride out the wazoo. (Also Jamaican because Cool Runnings). It was fabulous and I already can't wait for the next one.

Disney World

I'm for sure going to write a separate post about this trip,but we had an absolute blast. But, here are a few highlights to tide you over...

1. The Boardwalk Resort

We stayed at the Boardwalk Resort, which is one of the Epcot resorts and it is BY FAR my favorite resort we have ever stayed at. I LOVED the location, I loved the relaxing atmosphere and we loved the pool area.

2. Whispering Canyon Cafe Dinner

I've heard such great reviews of Whispering Canyon, and I am SO glad I got to have a first-hand experience there. It was delightful and the food was absolutely amazing. Bottomless milkshakes, delicious steak and ribs and skillets. Absolutely a must-try.

3.  Pin Trading

For the first time, our kids started trading pins this trip! They had each gotten a lanyard and a few pins each to start with. We loved how much they got into it and were so proud of their initiative to trade with cast members. It was so fun!

Shepherd's 7th Birthday

My first boy turned 7 a few weeks ago and we celebrated in Pokemon style!! Shepherd is ALL ABOUT the Pokemon cards right now and that's the theme he requested for his party. We had several friends come celebrate with him from school and church and it was such a great time. It's hard to believe he is already 7 years old!!

If you're still reading, thanks for sticking with the long post! I'm looking forward to being back into the swing of things!! Happy Spring Yall!

1 comment

  1. Wow, Carrie, you all sure have been busy! I've missed seeing photos of your amazing children and of you and Kyle, too, so I'm happy to see you back blogging.
    Blessings for a Happy Easter!