Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

My weekend should be filled with lots of baseball games.  I’m hoping the rain holds off!  #rainraingoaway

Andrea, Narci, and I are sharing our Friday Favorites and we’d love for you to join us!

Here is my hot random mess of Friday Faves…
The Slaughter kiddos believe it’s officially summer.  They’ve been asking to swim on the daily.  On Monday, the weather was amazing!!  So I watched in the shade, got some work done, and they got their swim on.

We all shared our PERSONAL STYLE with Andrea on Tuesday for Show and Tell.  If you missed it, you can check out my style here.

 I got to join Ebby Lee on her field trip to the Dallas Zoo this week.  I’ve gotta be honest….the zoo in Dallas in MAY?  It didn’t sound that fabulous to me, but boy was I wrong.  This was my favorite field trip to date!  I loved getting to spend the day with this girl!

A bit warm-but a great day for the zoo!

I don’t know what is happening to me.  It must be me getting older, but I used to not be like this.  Back in the day, you could show me the saddest Hallmark commercial and I’d be fine-no tears.  NOT ANYMORE!  Now…reading a Mother’s Day card?  I cry.  Watching a random kid get baptized (I don’t even know him!).  I cry.  Watching Zach Roloff’s wedding on TLC?
I cried and let’s just say that’s putting it mildly.

I haven’t watched Little People Big World since they were teaching Zach and Jeremy how to drive!  It’s been a long time.  I just randomly saw the wedding advertise so I recorded it.  I happened to watch while folding laundry earlier this week and was SOBBING when brother, Jeremy, and his dad, Matt, made their speeches!  I called my mom right after to ask if she’d watched (she’s a big TLC fan).  We chatted for a bit and then she mentioned the Roloff parents were separated or divorced.  Cue the waterworks from Erika!

Did anyone else watch this wedding??  If so, PLEASE tell me you got emotional?  ðŸ™‚

***Update…after working on this post, I also watched (part) of Jeremy Roloff’s wedding and it’s the speeches!  They GET me!***

The sun was blinding us.  haha!  I could not keep my eyes open and Bowen said that he could only open one.  After a day at the zoo, we met our dear, sweet Mackenzie for dinner.  Mackenzie was our first go-to high school babysitter years ago when Ebby Lee and Nixon were just babies.  She’s a senior in college this fall and we all love that girl dearly.  She’s headed off to Colorado to work all summer at a camp, so we sent her off in style-with hugs and a dinner of cheeseburgers.  ðŸ™‚

Shay and I were STRANDED this week and we shared the THREE books we’d take with us on the island.  You guys had some great recommendations.  Thanks so much for your suggestions!  XOXO

Notice anything missing?  ðŸ™‚
This girl came home from school yesterday and had pulled one of her front teeth.  She set off to dance with Kensington and pulled her other tooth!  

My blog post yesterday was about our infertility story.  Thank you so much for commenting and letting me know that you needed to hear those words.  I appreciate hearing from you.  I got lots of e-mails from women sharing their stories as well.  Do all of us have the same outcome?  Absolutely not…but everyone I heard from yesterday-no matter the outcome-all said the same thing about God being in control and as tough as it is we must trust in His plan.  Several of you are now mamas to littles you adopted but again-you all said-you are so thankful and see God’s hand in every detail of your story.  Thank you, ladies, for sharing that with me yesterday.

While the big girls were at dance, we were taking selfies.  Well, we did for about fifteen seconds but the rest of the time we were playing outside, jumping on the neighbor’s trampoline, and enjoying popsicles.  #feelslikesummerishere

Thanks for stopping by!
Have the best weekend, girls!

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  1. 5.13.16
    R's Rue said:

    Have a great one.

  2. 5.13.16
    Anonymous said:

    Oh yay!! Love seeing the pictures of the kids swimming!! Summer is almost here!! 🙂 precious pictures of you with Ashby and Bowen!!! Have a great weekend, friend!! Xo Narci

  3. 5.13.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    What a fun week!! We need silly school to be over so that we can really dive into summer. I. Can't. Wait. Loved going to the zoo with you and Sarah this week! Such a special time with our big girls!

  4. 5.13.16
    Beth said:

    Where did you find your hat with the cross on it? ❤️

    • 5.13.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I got it from a local boutique but the brand is Judith March.

  5. 5.13.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I cry at everything. Always have. But after I became a mom, I feel like the crying has become even crazier. And speeches TOTALLY get me every time! And this post got me excited to spend the summer with y'all!

  6. 5.13.16
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    I cry at the drop of the hat lately – must be a mom thing!! Did I get the story right, Ebby Lee pulled out two teeth in one day? So funny – sounds just like my little man!!

  7. 5.13.16
    TorontoSAM said:

    Zach Roloff wedding definitely got me too!! I love those kids, but I have a soft spot for Zach.

  8. 5.13.16
    Unknown said:

    Love your blue slip ons in the first picture!! Are you able to provide a link to them? Thanks, Christina 🙂

  9. 5.13.16
    KW0410 said:

    You seem to be taking a little bit of a fresh/different approach to your blog and I am really liking it!

  10. 5.13.16
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams said:

    Your personal style post was great this week! I also love to wear different looks and not be categorized into one. I'm not a big fan of Zoo's either but it looked like you and Ebby Lee had fun 🙂

  11. 5.13.16
    jackie said:

    The Roloff family is my FAVORITE! I sobbed during both weddings!

  12. 5.13.16
    Unknown said:

    I'm a crier too!! Baptisms get me every time! I also cry when I watch random children do something special that would màke their parents proud, it's crazy. Watching servicemen surprise their families and pregnancy announcements leave me in the biggest puddle! 🙂

  13. 5.13.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    Love that y'all are already able to enjoy the pool! I know your kids will LOVE it this summer! And I started crying at weddings after I got engaged haha! They became really special to me then!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  14. 5.13.16
    Kristina @ Ms.Modify said:

    We have been having hot weather this week here in southern California, I love it! Can't wait to start using the pool! Have a great weekend! xo, Kristina

  15. 5.13.16
    Mrs W said:

    I think like other people say, it must a mom thing, the whole crying thing. Before nothing could phase me, except if I was super mad at something/someone. Now, just watching a commercial or when you guys post sweet things about your kiddos honestly gets me all choked up!! Weird question, did you sense of smell change after you had your kids? My sense of smell increased after having my kid and my friend's did too, I wonder if that's just a weird side effect? Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  16. 5.13.16
    Melanie Smith said:

    My dream is a pool. Enjoy!!!!!

  17. 5.13.16
    Megan said:

    How wonderful to have a pool to get energy out!! My son would just love that too! Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. 5.14.16
    Kim Taylor said:

    I absolutely ADORE the Roloff Family! I loved both weddings and I follow all of them on Instagram and their blogs! Such a neat family. I am dying to go to the farm for Pumpkin Season!!

  19. 5.14.16
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    Aww a lost tooth! And I'm really jealous of your pool right now…or more so that you're past the frantically hovering over your children while they're in the water. My poor kiddos…swimming = "Don't touch the water, don't get near it." Haha, just kidding!

  20. 5.19.16
    Unknown said:

    Where is your cross hat from?