Life Lately in Photos- Winter Update

Life Lately in Photos- Winter Update

Hey everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve did a life update so today I wanted to share with you some of the things that have been going on in my busy little world. Beyond the fact that it’s been ridiculously hard to get back in the swing of things after the holidays, I can’t complain much. Life has been good and I’ve been enjoying spending time with the family.

I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but we had an awesome Christmas! I managed to actually pull off a surprise for my husband and boys this year and we officially added a new fur friend to the family. A few days before picking him up, I gave them a gift bag that had a dog collar in it, and a card that said they would soon be meeting the newest member of the family. Needless to say they were all ecstatic, and he’s been a great addition to the family. Although potty training has been less than fun, it’s hard to resist his cuteness. In case you’re wondering he’s a miniature goldendoodle.

Meet Brady, or as I call him Brady Bear

Besides playing with a new puppy,  I’ve managed to have a few mommy son dates over the last few weeks, which have been a lot of fun, and my youngest just had his Kindergarten check-up the other day. I keep asking myself where all the time has gone and how it’s possible for him to be starting school this fall.

He was so good about getting 3 different shots at the Doctor and having his blood drawn, that his Dad treated him with his favorite ice-cream.

I also can’t help but brag a little on my oldest son, who just received his mid year reading assessment and scored at a 2nd grade reading level. I’m so proud of him and it’s so awesome to have him read the bedtime stories to me now.

Here’s a photo of him after he made a lunchables chicken kabob all by himself. Pretty good, eh?

We also had our first big snow, and I even managed to get a few snow days off from work, which was nice. If you follow me on Insta, I shared a few Insta stories of us sledding, and I forgot how much fun sledding is! It was an absolute blast!

The boys made the best snow angels


All in all, it’s been a pretty awesome winter so far! What have you been up to lately? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

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103 Comments

  1. Your kiddo sure does look excited about the ice cream! But if I had gotten shots earlier in the day, I would be just as excited!

    Posted 2.13.17 Reply
    • Haha, he was definitely happy about it. Although, after 3 shots he deserved it! 🙂

      Posted 2.14.17 Reply
  2. Sara wrote:

    Awww, what a sweet pup!! Congrats!! Now… what’s the difference between blue bell chocolate and hot chocolate?? That sounds tasty!

    Posted 1.28.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! The hot chocolate has tiny marshmallows, bits of chocolate, and is cocoa flavored. It’s delicious!

      Posted 2.5.17 Reply
  3. Lexi wrote:

    Aw how fun to have some mommy son dates! Your puppy is seriously adorable!!!

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  4. Aw, all of these pictures are just so precious! I love them all!

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  5. OMG that is the cutest freaking puppy I’ve ever seen! I need one <3

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  6. Aww, Brady is too cute. Congratulations on the newest member of the family!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! He’s in that sweet, snuggly stage, which I’m loving!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  7. Brady is sooooo cute! Jealous of your snow!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It sadly melted very quickly and was the only snow of the year so far, so I’m kindof ready for round two! haha have a great weekend!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  8. YOUR PUP! SO CUTE! I don’t know if you follow me on snap chat, but I have a part-time goldendoodle (I puppysit him a TON and he basically lived with us last summer) and he is the SWEETEST thing. They are amazing dogs!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! And while I’m not on snapchat, I bet you love puppy-sitting him! Brady is so intelligent already, so I definitely think it’s a great breed! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  9. Stopppppp!! I cannot get over the cuteness of the pup!!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Haha thank-you! You’ll be happy to know he just found the squeaker in his dog toy and is proceeding to squeak it relentlessly lol, gotta love puppies! 😉

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  10. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    You’re puppy is so adorable! Wouldn’t mind seeing 100 more photos, haha! (You can probably tell what bloggers love dogs!) so happy to hear about the new addition to your family, Cara! ☺

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Haha I certainly have them on my phone! 😉 lol, puppies are too cute not to take tons of photos!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  11. Jennifer wrote:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Brady is adorable! What type of dog his he? I bet the boys just adore him. And, congrats to both of them…for the reading scores and the shots. Awesome! It looks like you guys had a blast in the snow. They are at such fun ages for playing and really savoring the activities. Thanks for sharing an update!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Thanks Jen! He’s a miniature goldendoodle. It’s been a fun last couple of months for us! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  12. Kristen wrote:

    Your family is so cute! Your new puppy is just adorable!

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  13. Desiree wrote:

    Omggg the puppy!!! I’m squeezing my computer right now. =]
    Mommy son dates sound so sweet and fun, I love every moment I get to spend with my daughter! =]

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
    • Haha, he’s definitely snuggly. And yes, I love getting that one on one time with my boys, and I bet you do too! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  14. Greta wrote:

    The new puppy is the cutest! That’s a hard face to say no to!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! And I know! He’s so cute it’s hard to stay mad at him when he chews on things lol.

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  15. Nadine wrote:

    Oh my goodness Brady is sooooo cute!!!!! Love the first snow pictures.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  16. Aw, it’s great when kids love to read! I can’t remember the first book I read – I’ve just always read. haha Omg, your puppy is adorable. I want!!

    -Lauren

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • I can remember always loving to read as a child and adoring going to the library. Now I’m happy to report mine are the same way! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  17. Brady is adorable!! What a fun surprise. I didn’t realize there were miniature goldendoodles. I’m sure your boys are thrilled 🙂

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  18. Jessi's Design wrote:

    Oh my heavens BRADY!!!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  19. Don’t you wish dogs could stay in the puppy stage forever?? They are just so sweet and so soft and give the best kisses ever, haha!
    I love the snow angels. I miss being a kid so I could play in the snow all day long.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Yes, I’m sitting here while he’s found the “squeaker” in his new dog toy lol. Needless to say he keeps squeaking it over and over haha. And yes to snow days and playing outside! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  20. That puppy is SO STINKIN CUTE. I have a golden retriever, and I know she would adore your pup. Miniature Golden Doodles are the best! And I love that you have been spending so much time with your kiddos. Those are some of the memories I hold dearest from when I was growing up.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  21. Ahhh love the new pupper! What a sweet surprise! And that lipstick you’re wearing on your mommy and son date is gorgeous <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s Rimmel by Kate lipstick in Little Black Dress! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  22. Laura wrote:

    Oh my goodness, that is the cutest puppy I have ever seen! My parents got a puppy right after Christmas and you’re right — that housetraining is a lot of work! Worth it for the cuteness though!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thanks! I agree, it is work! He’s learning quickly thankfully, so it’s not too bad now! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  23. Krysten wrote:

    That puppy! I love how cute he is! My little man hates getting shots, I bet he would feel better after ice cream. Speaking of ice cream, I love Blue Bell, haven’t had it since I was in Texas! The snow looks so much fun!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yes I think ice cream makes us all feel better after shots haha. 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  24. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    Love the Pictures! Love you guys.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  25. Jolina wrote:

    Awwww Brady is so cute! We’ve wanted to adopt a dog for…let’s see…4 Christmases now but just couldn’t commit. Ah well, life with a dog is precious! (PS: love that lip colour! What is it, if you don’t mind me being nosy?)

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s Rimmel by Kate Lipstick in Little Black Dress! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
      • Jolina wrote:

        Thanks! I will hunt that down 🙂

        Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  26. Cristina wrote:

    Oh, my God! That pupper is a totally cutie pie! <3

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  27. candy wrote:

    Love the new cutie to your family. Ice cream is always a treat after being good for the doctor. Boys are grown fast and loving the turtle hat.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you Candy! I agree, we all need a treat after getting shots! lol

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  28. Mistle wrote:

    Your puppy is so adorable!! It looks like your sons had a blast playing in the snow. I am jealous!!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • It was so much fun Mistle! Sledding is a must for me in the winter now lol.

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  29. Oh my gosh, Brady is so cute!!! I just want to hug him haha.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  30. Lindsey wrote:

    Snow days are the best! And your puppy is adorable!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  31. Jessica wrote:

    Oh my goodness, the picture of your son hugging the ice cream is precious! I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ICE CREAM, haha!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Lol I told my husband it was practically as big as his head haha, but he was soo excited! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  32. Sounds like the new year is off to a good start for you and your boys! Brady is so cute!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  33. You have amazing and beautiful two boys. Enjoy every moment with them, because they will grow up so quickly ( I know that feel, I basically raised my brother). And that puppy? So adorable. <3

    Michelle Morchella

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m definitely enjoying every minute with them lately, they are growing too fast!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  34. Sierra wrote:

    Oh my goodness! Brady Bear is so cute and makes me miss my fur baby as a puppy. Your boys are so adorable and how amazing it must be to have him reading his stories to you.
    Beautifully Candid

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you!! It’s so awesome Sierra, once they start reading. Always fun to watch them go through all the different milestones, no matter the age. 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  35. Lily wrote:

    Brady is adorable! What a fun way to surprise them!
    I remember potty training my pup…it was NO fun, but thankfully he got it down fast.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! He’s doing really well with it now, if I could just get him to sleep throughout the night without whining lol.

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  36. It looks like y’all have had a wonderful start to the new year so far. Brady is adorable. I want a golden doodle so bad. That little face is precious! Your boys are such handsome little men, too. They steal your heart. It sounds like y’all had an amazing time in the snow!

    Cheers to new years!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • We have had such a wonderful winter so far, it’s been so nice! & thank-you Brady is definitely spoiled and adorable lol. Have a great weekend, Leslie!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  37. That puppy is so cute! I can’t imagine surprising my husband with a dog! Although when you said boys did you mean the little ones or all of your boys? I’ve never been sledding, I need to try that! Yay for snow and days off of work.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Haha I meant all three boys (him included) lol. He’s such a huge dog lover so he was super excited! & thank-you!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  38. AHH that puppy! So stinking cute!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  39. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Oh beautiful, I love this so much! Love the new addition to your family, cute little Brady is adorable! And so are you, love that hat on you. And can your guys be any cuter? I love snow angels, they are predicting four days of snow here after weeks without any so I’m kind of excited. Have a wonderful day sweetie

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thanks so much Andrea! It’s supposed to snow here this weekend too, and I’m actually wanting it too as well! It just hasn’t felt like winter yet. Have an awesome weekend! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  40. Lee Anne wrote:

    Love this roundup! And your new puppy…so cute!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  41. Samantha wrote:

    OH MY GOODNESS! What a nugget little pooch! So cute.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  42. Ahh I can’t get over Brady!! I want to snuggle him. Also, you have an adorable family 🙂

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thanks so much Sarah! He’s a really good snuggler! 😉

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  43. Lindsey wrote:

    That pup!!!! Beautiful pictures..I just want to squeeze that pup!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  44. Emelia wrote:

    Your boys are so sweet and both doing great at their own things 🙂 oh my goodness I’m obsessed with your puppy. I want a golden doodle sooooo bad- how sweet!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you for your sweet comment! He’s awesome and the fact that he doesn’t shed AT ALL is a win-win for my clean freakness lol!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  45. Belle wrote:

    Love this post! I haven’t tried doing dates with my kids, but I think I should start doing it soon. I love the pictures in the snow!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • It’s nice to have that one on one with them every once in awhile! We really enjoy it! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  46. Jenn wrote:

    PUPPY!!!!!! Ahhh I have bad puppy fever!
    -Jenn
    joyfuliowan.com

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Lol, at 2 am when he whines, he’s all yours! 😉 Haha no really he is such a sweetie though!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  47. Pamela wrote:

    OMG your new puppy is so adorable! And is that chicken kabob on a pretzel? If so I can totally get on board with that 😉 <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  48. Aw, the pup!! And congrats to the kiddos.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  49. Wendie wrote:

    That dog is SUCH a cutie!!

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
  50. Jen wrote:

    Your puppy is adorable! We have an 8 month old Goldendoodle – the full size variety and he’s going on 75 pounds now! Having a puppy sure is an adjustment, but what a wonderful thing for your family. Take lots of pictures, he’s only going to be this little once (and trust me, they get a little less cute the older they get!).

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Oh gosh, he’s grown so much already! He was like 2 lbs when we got it and now he’s up to 9. Glad you love your goldendoodle too! 🙂

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  51. Yalls new puppy is the cutest!! I have been begging my husband to let us get another dog, preferably a small fluffy one, but he wants our next dog he gets to be a hunting dog and since I picked Bailey out he gets next choice.

    Posted 1.25.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Aw, bummer lol I bet it’ll still be cute though!

      Posted 1.26.17 Reply