Top Three

Hey Ladies!  The weather is beginning to get a little cooler here.  Think 90 degrees today instead of 93!  ha!  September is almost over.  Didn’t that fly by?  Today I’m looking back on three things (or maybe four) that made me smile this month.  🙂

The first week of school was crazy fun and just to be sure we packed in plenty of excitement we hit up our hometown football game on Thursday night.  Who needs a bedtime the first week of school, right?  The weather was AMAZING!!  We all stayed up late, but it seriously was perfection.  Thinking about this night makes me smile.

I actually want to start laughing when I think of this memory.  Smile or laugh, it’s all the same, right?  We met the Shulls for dinner in this cute little shopping/dining spot.  There’s a big grassy area, a play thing for the kids, and a little creek of water (that isn’t running…totally stagnant).  Our kids were playing, having a grand ol’ time when I saw Bowen running at the water with Nixon’s shoes in his hands!!  I was too late! One shoe made it into the MIDDLE of the creek. Ugh!!  We got the shoe out and washed as soon as we got home.  But…it’s a great memory!!  #brothers 

Time alone with this guy makes me smile!  Nixon is the middle child.  Growing up in a household with only two kids, I didn’t understand the dynamics of three.  He is crazy funny, has a heck of a sense of humor, and can totally get the other two going so he holds his own as the middle.  ha!  But…I’ve learned that his love language is quality time so it’s even more important for Tab and I to carve out time just for him.

 These two pictures make my heart happy.  When Tab and I were both out of town a couple weekends ago, my mom and grandparents came to hold down the fort.  It just happened to be Grandparent’s Day at the big kids school.  M joined the fun and they had the best time!  It makes me smile to see them surrounded by people they love.

Was anyone else smiling when this guy won Big Brother??  🙂 all around at my house!!

Now it’s your turn!!  What made you smile this month??

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  1. 9.29.15
    life of lo. said:

    Grandparents pictures always gives me the feels because my grandparents were such a HUGE part of my life, I love seeing people make special memories with their own g'parents! Also, YES my husband and I were freaking out that Steve won and that James won America's Fav! It was a good tv night for us!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

    • 9.29.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too, girl!! I was so excited for him!!

  2. 9.29.15
    Anonymous said:

    Such sweet pictures!! I love the one of all the grandparents! So great!!

    • 9.29.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  3. 9.29.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Bowen throwing his shoes in the water still makes me laugh! I'm so glad you were able to retrieve them :).

  4. 9.29.15
    Unknown said:

    Yes, so glad Steve won! Though I was Team Johnny Mac, I was just happy Vanessa didn't win!

  5. 9.29.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Sweet pictures!! My sweet boys baptism made me smile in September….and candy corn – that always makes me smile!!

  6. 9.29.15
    Lora G said:

    I knew Steve had it in him, but I really never thought he'd win 'til that last HOH. We were SO glad Vanessa didn't win (is that bad?). Only 9-ish more months until BB18! 🙂

  7. 9.29.15
    iamom23 said:

    Meeting you at Rodan and Fields convention!

  8. 9.30.15
    Lisa @ Pork Chop and Possum said:

    I can not believe Steve won!! I was rooting for Johnny Mac or James! I haven't watched BB in a long time but this past season was great! Now it's on to Scandal and The Amazing Race! ahahahaa! Have a great night!

    Lisa @

  9. 9.30.15
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    I just love the Grandparents Day pics! So great that your parents and grandparents were able to go. I sure it made their trip that much more special!

  10. 9.30.15
    Megan said:

    The shoes. It's still funny to me too!!