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
And rode a barge out on the lake
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! 🙂 – Cara
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The pictures of you and your boys are just too cute! And love your new car! I was in Charleston, SC this week but am back home now:) I
Thank-you!! I’m loving my Nissan so far, it’s wonderful!
You look so gorgeous! And I can’t believe you made that cake! Amazing!
Aw thank-you so much! 🙂
that cake turned out AMAZING!!!! Now you must make me one! 😉 Congrats on the new car!!
Thank-you! haha of course I’ll make you a spiderman cake, Elle! 😉
You made that Spiderman cake?!?!?!?!? You, my dear, are amazing!
Aw thank-you so much! 🙂
You did amazing on that cake!! I guess you’ve had 6 years of practice now right haha =) Have a great vacation!
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! 🙂
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!
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! 🙂 Hope you have a great one as well!
Love your glasses! Great pics!
Thanks Sarah! 🙂
Loved all of the pictures of your beautiful family!! I can see the love of a fabulous momma in each pic. Hope that you have a wonderful beach getaway.
Thank-you so much! What a sweet comment, I appreciate that! 🙂
Yay for a trip to the beach and family time!! Hope you have a wonderful time. Love your new car. I drive a Rogue and love it 🙂
Thank-you so much! It looked like you all had a blast on your trip too with your sweet little ones! 🙂
You have such a beautiful family Cara! I love the picture of you with your boys laying in the grass!
Thank-you so much! It’s one of my favorites too! 🙂
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!
Aw, Thank-you! I like using my creativity for crafts/baking and of course makeup! 😉 I’m really looking forward to the beach. Hope you enjoy your weekend as well! 🙂
I can’t do cakes for the life of me. So you did a good job at it.
Thank-you! It’s fun to do from time to time, but I wouldn’t want to do it for a living-haha 😉
You made that cake?! It’s perfect! Enjoy your vacation, mama. You so deserve it!
Thank-you so much! Looking forward to it! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thank you for sharing your life through the photos. You have a beautiful family! 🙂
Thank-you so much! 🙂
Looks like you are having an awesome Summer! Love your new vehicle! Good luck wrapping things up before vacation! Xoxox
Thanks so much! I finished up all my work projects today so now all I have left to do is pack! 🙂
How cute is that Spiderman cake, it came out amazing! Yay for vacay almost being here!
Thank-you! We’re so excited for it!
These are beautiful photos to the lake and I love the spider man cake.
Thanks so much! It was fun to make!
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!
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! 😉
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!!
Thank-you so much! 🙂 They’re my world!
You MADE that cake? BEAUTIFUL! I’m jealous of your 6 year old (happy birthday little man!)
Vacation is so close! It will be worth the millions of projects and organizing before you go!
Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com
Aw thank-you! Yes, I finished everything up at work today, so now I just have to pack! 😉
Love that you are getting such incredible family time. Your boys will have great memories of this when they grow up. Priceless!
Thank-you! I try to take advantage of what time I get with them. 🙂
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
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.
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
Your boys are just the cutest!! Hope your days go by fast so you can enjoy your vacation at the beach!! 🙂
Beauty With Lily
Thanks so much! I’m officially in vacation mode now! 🙂
You have a happy life and are a very talented photographer.
I can’t even….those sweet boys just melt my heart! Maybe because I am a boy mom, but come on – boys and their mommas are the best thing ever 😉
Aw thanks! I completely agree, boys are awesome! 🙂
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!
Thank-you! Yes! What is it about that ocean breeze that’s so enticing?! Hope you get to have your vacation soon! 🙂
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!
Thank-you so much! It’s fun to create cakes from time to time! 😉
Cute family, cute cake, and cute new car! Your boys lay with you in the back yard? My boy wont sit still for a minute!
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 😉
Great photos! You always look fabulous! Have such a great time on vacation!
Thank-you! Aw you are too kind! We’re looking forward to it! 🙂
It likes you guys are having a fantastic summer! I love your little guy’s glasses. So cute!
Thank-you! We’re having a blast so far! 🙂
Love the Pictures. Hope you guys have a great time with your little ones. Have fun and be safe. Love you Dad and Mom .
Thanks! We’re looking forward to it. Love you all too!
Wow, the spiderman cake looks amazing!! What a fun day at the park you had,specially seeing the wolf pack. Congrats on your new car and I hope you enjoy your vacation!#
Thank-you so much! Looking forward to some relaxing in the sun! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Your littles are SO cute! You MADE THAT CAKE? Holy talent girlfriend–so awesome! And I LOVE your new vehicle- so gorgeous!
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 😉 And thank-you we’re loving our new ride! 🙂
Your family is so beautiful! Very photogenic! 🙂 I wish where I lived was half as beautiful, we don’t have that much green here, sadly. Have a good week!
Thank-you! Southwest Virginia is my favorite place on earth 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
These family photos are just so adorable!! And I’m sure the day at park was great! 🙂
Thank-you! It really was! It’s a nice, local park with lots to see and do!
You made that cake!? Wow, that looks like a bakery cake! Good job momma, you rocked it! Congrats on the new car. I hope your life continues to be blessed. You have a beautiful family!
Thank-you! It was fun to make! You’re so sweet! 🙂
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 😉
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?
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! 🙂
Your kiddo with the glasses…too cute!
Have fun on your trip!
Thanks so much! He’s a firecracker for sure 🙂
Looks like a busy, but fun time lately!! Adorable photos <3
Thank-you! It’s been fun! 🙂
Lovely post and photos, you have a beautiful family
have a great day
Thank-you so much! Hope you’ve had a great day as well! 🙂
Looks like you are having a great week! Love his spiderman cake!
Thank-you! It was really fun to make, and not that hard either! 🙂
Your family is too cute! I love seeing your photos on Instagram! Congrats on the new ride, too! It’s a beauty!
Aw thanks, Erin! I definitely love finding a reason to drive it right now-haha 😉
Love the new car! looks so nice!!
Thank-you! I love it!
You are just stunning! And I love your website! CONGRATS on the new car!!! So fun
Aw thank-you so much! I’m definitely loving the new car smell right now-haha 🙂
Looks like a lot of fun lately! The kiddos are too cute and I love his spider-man cake!
Thank-you! It was really fun to make!
Your kiddos are too cute! And I love the new car, such a pretty color!
The Southern Stylista
Thank-you! The color was what I fell in love with the most! It’s such a pretty red pearl color. 🙂
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!
Thank-you! Yes, looking forward to it! 🙂
Such cute pics of you and your boys! They are so sweet! And loving your new car! Congrats girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes
Thank-you! They are something else! 😉
Love the pictures! Such a cute family!!! 🙂 really cute!
Thank-you so much!
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!
Thank-you! I was able to get everything done at work today so now all I have left is to pack! 😉 Excited to get away for awhile! 🙂
Beautiful family photos! Did you decorate that Spiderman cake, too??!
Thank-you! Yes, I did! It was fun to make! 🙂
I love the photos of you and your sons! So sweet! And congrats on your new car–it’s so beautiful!
Aw thank-you! I love it, it drives so well!
My grandsons are into spiderman everything. Love the smiles,on your sons faces, who wouldn’t want a sweet kiss or hug. Making memories.
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! 🙂