Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  Whew!  That first week back after vacation is exhausting.  How did we have so much dirty laundry?  I’m thinking…

Right?  ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m getting back to real-life and joining my girls, Narci and Andrea, for our Friday Favorites!

I’m sharing some random, everyday life pre-vacation goodness…

This picture.  Melt my heart.  Ebby Lee and Kensington in church.  All the heart emojis, right?  One of my new FAVORITE pictures.

Sweet Baby Josie and her sister live across the street and they’re everyone’s FAVORITES at our house.

 My FAVORITE jazz dancers and their final poses.

 My favorite six-year-old guy and I played a little baseball last week when Tab was out of town.  Nix was so patient with me.  We laughed and laughed at how horrible I was at pitching.  I ONLY hit him a couple times.  AAHHH!!  Nights like this are my FAVORITE.  

See?  Baby Josie is a FAVORITE around these parts.

The week before vacation Tab was gone all week for work.  Then he had a college football clinic in Dallas the entire weekend, so the kiddos and I decided to join him!  I looked up at one point and was the only female (and Ebby Lee) in the entire room.  We swam in the hotel pool all day Saturday and enjoyed getting to hang with other football officials and their families.  A FAVORITE little weekend getaway.

 I told the kiddos to pack a bag with toys, books, etc.  Knowing we’d be in the hotel all weekend, I wanted them to have plenty to keep them busy.  I never thought to double check their bags, but when we got to the hotel and I saw the contents of Bowen’s suitcase I couldn’t stop laughing!  A FAVORITE for sure!  #theessentials  

I posted this on Instagram and a couple of you commented that he totally gets it from me.  Remember my “What’s In My Bag” post.  hahaha!  SO true!

On Saturday night the crews all split up and go out to dinner on their own.  Tab’s crew went to The Ranch in Las Colinas and it was yummy!  I’m not a mac and cheese girl, but I stole a bite of Nixon’s and YUM!  Nixon’s FAVORITE, no doubt.

And this!!!!  Big Brother!  Who’s watching with me?  This show just makes it feel like summer.
*I’m SO glad James is back!  #teamjames
*Love they’re playing in teams to change it up!
*I would be horrible at any challenge because I’d be so nervous!
*I’m still surprised Vanessa’s sister hasn’t told everyone who she is.  It’s SO obvious, right?
What team are you on??

We have a fun week ahead-lots of family are arriving tomorrow to visit for a few days!  Looking forward to seeing them.  Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  1. 6.24.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Kensington and Ebby Lee. That picture just gets me every time. xo

  2. 6.24.16
    Kathryn Andres said:

    What a fun post! The Ranch is one of my favorites! We went there for lunch with my department for my birthday! Same owner as Mexican Sugar and Whiskey Cake too!!

  3. 6.24.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I love the pictures of Ebby Lee holding the baby!! She looks like she's ready to start her babysitting business haha! And I still cannot get over how you don't carry anything or much with you in your purse! I don't have children yet and I feel like I still carry a lot! Have a great weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. 6.24.16
    Anonymous said:

    Well, that picture of the girls is DARLING!! Also, love Ebby Lee holding that sweet baby girl!! So cute!! Xo

  5. 6.24.16
    Elizabeth said:

    I love James! #teamjames all the way! And Vanessa's sister sounds exactly like her. How have they not figured this out?!?

  6. 6.24.16
    Unknown said:

    Ok so Big Brother…. I could NOT be more excited that it is back.
    1. Love James! Love that he is back and cant wait for the pranking to kick into high gear.
    2. Mama Day… Not sure how I am going to go through another few weeks with her… the tears… I just cant. Also bearded Paul…
    3. I have a feeling most people already know she is Vanessa's sister. How could they not??
    4. Love the downstairs decor with the suitcases and the raised bed… upstairs though… that HOH room….what were they thinking??

    Also, that picture of the girls is adorable!!

  7. 6.24.16
    Lauren Fisher said:

    Soooooo pumped Big Brother is back!! I'm thinking this season will be good. So far there are just a few annoying people (insert Mama Day). Haha I love James too! I also like Nicole, Frank and Corey. We'll see. Such a good show!!

  8. 6.24.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Love the pics of those precious girls! And totally excited about Big Brother!

  9. 6.24.16
    Britt Hensley said:

    #teamjames too..for now!

  10. 6.24.16
    Liz F. said:

    Super excited for Big Brother! It is such a time commitment but totally worth it. I DVR it and watch it while I catch up on my ironing (least favorite chore pairs beautifully with my favorite show) Liz

  11. 6.24.16
    Sierra @ Beautifully Candid said:

    Happy Friday! Haha, at your little guy packing two of his toys. I guess from the start guys just aren't that great at packing. Have a fun weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautifully Candid

  12. 6.24.16
    MandeeVK said:

    Can you please be the Sheaffer of Big Brother recaps?! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So pumped about James, and I love Frank too. Mr Huge Beard is too dang annoying and Mama Day….I just can't.
    But really I'm just so glad that someone as normal and fabulous as you lets big brother take over her life 3 nights a week as well๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. 6.24.16
    Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said:

    Ebby Lee & Josie are too cute together ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Bowen's packing skills haha!!

  14. 6.24.16
    Unknown said:

    Love big brother! We do a fantasy pickems and it's fun to have people to root for!

  15. 6.24.16
    Shelbee on the Edge said:

    Oh the laundry after vacation is unreal! If I miss one day of laundry, I feel like I am drowning in dirty clothes! It is the never ending cycle of my life these days…laundry to be washed, laundry to be folded, laundry to be put away…plus breakfast to be made, dishes to be cleaned up, lunch to be made, dishes to be cleaned up, dinner to be made, dishes to be cleaned up. Fill the dishwasher, run the dishwasher, empty the dishwasher, repeat! The life of a stay at home mom! Thanks for the link up!


  16. 6.24.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Oh my goodness I actually just laughed out loud when I saw Bowen's packing job. Kids are hilarious!

  17. 6.25.16
    Sarah K said:

    I agree, we need you to be the Sheaffer of Big Brother ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 6.25.16
    Unknown said:

    Yes! So excited that BB is back! Erika is to big brother as Shaffer is to the bachelor! I never love anyone at first…so awful I know! But i love the vets (minus mama day ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ) but it's officially summer now that big brother is on!

  19. 6.26.16
    Unknown said:

    Big Brother– Mama Day needs to go ASAP. Def #teamjames!!! Vanessa's sister is totally going to be a target once they find out (but how could they not already know??) since she didn' fess up when Cody's brother did. Oh, Paul with the beard? Can anyone tell me why it is filled with glitter?