Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4th 2014

Of course our fourth of July started off with this cutie. 

We had lunch at a BBQ place down the street and this Mama celebrated the holiday with this tasty sangria.


And Emmah enjoyed herself in this giant high hair so much, that she pooped herself...

...all over her festive onesie. 
So we did a quick load of laundry after lunch.

Then Emmah, her TiTi [aunt Kaitie] & I headed to Eyes to the Skies, a for-charity hot air balloon fesitval.

Something about hot air balloons are so magical.

After we had some lemonade and Emmah coerced me into giving her my straw,
[she LOVES straws and this one was super fun!]
Ems changed into her jammies and we strolled around waiting for the fireworks to start.

[we didn't have funnel cake though, because the lines for one were massive]
I know, bummer right?!

 Nothing more American than a giant, blow-up, American flag, bald eagle & a ferris wheel.
Am I right?

Emmah fell asleep right before the fireworks started but then woke up right as the last finale ended, and caught a glimpse of a firework.

It's safe to say she loved it ;)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Live Simply

Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by "stuff" [probably because we are moving at the end of the month and I need to pack up all our crap]. While packing up some of our kitchen, I realized we have a lot of extra plates and cups, that we really do not need.

Conveniently I came across this Facebook page and I've decided to attempt to play this minimalism game all month long. You have to get rid of one thing on the first day, two things on the second day, three things on the third day, etc.

I should let you know, that I have been asking God "How can I live joyfully, everyday?" and he responded with "Live simply".  So this is an attempt to listen to His word that says not to store up treasures on earth.

I'll check back in at the end of every week to let you know what I am letting go of!

Want to join in on the fun?