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Happy Wednesday! We’re getting oh so close to vacation that I can almost smell the ocean, yet of course I’ve been assigned 8,000 projects at work at the last minute to get accomplished before I leave.

So amidst all of the chaos, I thought I’d check in with a life update and share some of the fun and exciting stuff going on in my life right now. Besides working a ton of overtime, the month of May included…

Lots of evening and weekends spent laying outside barefoot in the grass with my boys.


Seriously is there anything better?



 My little man turned 6 and I can’t believe how handsome and big he’s getting.


 I made him a yummy homemade Spider man Cake alongside some Hulk pudding cups.


We also took a trip to Bays Mountain Park which was a lot of fun!


While there, we saw a wolf pack…


Explored the inside of a bear den

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And rode a barge out on the lake


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Last but not least, this past Saturday we traded in our Jeep for a 2016 Nissan Murano.


We’re seriously in love with it, and it makes me feel like I’m driving a luxury vehicle. Plus it’s so much better on gas!

Mostly, I’ve just enjoyed spending time with my family this month and trying to make the best of what little time we’ve been able to have together. There are days where I just get so overwhelmed with the demands of my job, but knowing that I have my husband and sweet boys to come home to keeps me going strong.

Now I’m off to get my mile long to-do list finished at work so I can hopefully enjoy my vacation next week. I’m also taking a blog break next week while we’re at the Outer Banks, but I’ll be back on Monday the 20th with a full recap of our trip. Hope each of you have a wonderful week and enjoy some time with your families!

Cheers to Friday getting here ASAP! πŸ™‚ – Cara

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    1. Thank-you! Haha yes, I’ve done set the precedence for the expectation of homemade cakes every year so I’m hoping they don’t keep getting more complicated each year- lol! πŸ™‚

  1. Aww it looks like such a great month. There’s not much better than finishing work and heading outside with the little ones is there – I love the lighter evenings. Your trip looks like it was so much fun too. Enjoy your vacation!

    1. Thank-you so much! We got back today and had a wonderful time! Still enjoying some down time for the rest of the weekend with the family, and it feels amazing! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great one as well!

  2. What adorable photos of you and your sons. How sweet! You did such an amazing job on that cake! I enjoy baking but that would be completely out of my baking skills. I hope you enjoy your upcoming vacation. I am dreaming of being back on the beach soon. Of course anytime I go on vacation I also get assigned a million projects to complete. Good luck with that!

    1. Aw, Thank-you! I like using my creativity for crafts/baking and of course makeup! πŸ˜‰ I’m really looking forward to the beach. Hope you enjoy your weekend as well! πŸ™‚

  3. Looks like you are having an awesome Summer! Love your new vehicle! Good luck wrapping things up before vacation! Xoxox

  4. Love that picture of you guys in the grass, so cute! Those glasses look great on you!
    Love the Spiderman cake, that’s pretty much amazing. My son asked for a Super Mario cake this year (he also turned 6) and it was a little sad…lol…
    Congrats on your new car! Always exciting!

    1. Thank-you so much! Every year I get more and more worried about whether or not I’ll be able to create what they ask for-haha It keeps getting more complicated! πŸ˜‰

  5. I just adored seeing all those photos especially the ones of your beautiful face and handsome sons! I am so proud of you, that Spiderman cake turned out amazing and looks like it came from a professional cake shop!! Precious moments indeed!!

  6. Your cake is seriously amazing! And congrats on your new car! The murano is so nice. We are actually thinking of getting a Jeep Grand Cherokee and I know it’s not the best on gas but I really like it!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

    1. Thank-you! We previously had a Jeep Liberty and loved everything about it, except the fact that it was horrible on gas. (It was a V6 4×4) I have to travel a lot for work and we live in a rural area, so we ultimately needed to get something better, but if that’s what you want I say go for it! It’s a beautiful vehicle and we actually test drove the Cherokee and was super impressed.

  7. Barefoot in the grass is the best. Your new car is so pretty!!!! We have been looking over the last two months and I am trying to decide what I want. I have it narrowed down to a few. πŸ™‚

    1. Car shopping can be so stressful when you’re trying to decide what to get, but once you do, it’s sooo awesome! We are so happy with our purchase! Best of luck in finding yours! πŸ™‚

  8. Sounds like you guys have been having fun!! I’m going on vacation soon too and literally cannot wait to smell the ocean breeze! That cake is so impressive and how cute are those hulk cups!

  9. I love that picture of you and the boys on the ground, so cute! Also you have some serious cake decorating skills, that spiderman cake is freaking amazing!

    1. Thank-you so much! Don’t worry, we were staring at the clouds and they stayed like that for a total of 2 minutes and then ran around and chased each other-haha.I snapped some photos while they were still cause I knew it wouldn’t last long πŸ˜‰

  10. Love the Pictures. Hope you guys have a great time with your little ones. Have fun and be safe. Love you Dad and Mom .

    1. Thank-you!! Yes, I try to make their cakes when my skill level allows, as my mom always made us homemade ones growing up so I wanted to share the tradition. Hopefully I can continue to create the ones they ask for, though. They seem to get more complicated every year-haha πŸ˜‰ And thank-you we’re loving our new ride! πŸ™‚

  11. Your family is so beautiful! Very photogenic! πŸ™‚ I wish where I lived was half as beautiful, we don’t have that much green here, sadly. Have a good week!

  12. Thumbs up for a new car – I’m going to be on the hunt for a new one soon.
    My husband would want that Spiderman cake πŸ˜‰
    Your glasses are so super cute on you!
    I just went on vacation last week. It was exhausting doing everything before & it has been exhausting catching up. Why are vacations so rough to take?

    1. Thank-you!! I know, it’s been so crazy hectic just trying to prepare to go on vacation and I’m sure afterwards I’ll spend forever trying to catch up on everything, but I’m looking forward to having some days of relaxation. Hope you all had fun! πŸ™‚

  13. What fun pictures! Love all the family time!! That car is gorgeous!! Congrats! Good luck with your to do list;?vacation is light at the end of the tunnel!

  14. How much fun! That first photo with you guys in the grass is my favorite! So sweet. I hope work gives you a break so you can enjoy and I can’t wait to hear about the vacation!

  15. I love the photos of you and your sons! So sweet! And congrats on your new car–it’s so beautiful!

  16. My grandsons are into spiderman everything. Love the smiles,on your sons faces, who wouldn’t want a sweet kiss or hug. Making memories.

    1. Aw thank-you! It’s so fun just doing simple things like laying outside in the grass or bouncing on the trampoline with them. I bet you enjoy spending time with your grandsons too! πŸ™‚

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