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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.

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Seriously is there anything better?

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

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

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

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While there, we saw a wolf pack…

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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.

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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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108 Comments

  1. Tif @ Bright on a Budget wrote:

    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

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!! I’m loving my Nissan so far, it’s wonderful!

      Posted 6.22.16 Reply
  2. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    You look so gorgeous! And I can’t believe you made that cake! Amazing!

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you so much! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  3. ellesees.net wrote:

    that cake turned out AMAZING!!!! Now you must make me one! πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the new car!!

    Posted 6.13.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! haha of course I’ll make you a spiderman cake, Elle! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  4. Susannah wrote:

    You made that Spiderman cake?!?!?!?!? You, my dear, are amazing!

    Posted 6.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you so much! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  5. Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama wrote:

    You did amazing on that cake!! I guess you’ve had 6 years of practice now right haha =) Have a great vacation!

    Posted 6.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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™‚

      Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  6. Alison wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.10.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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!

      Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  7. Sarah @ Bows & Clothes wrote:

    Love your glasses! Great pics!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Sarah! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  8. Angelle Marix wrote:

    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.

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! What a sweet comment, I appreciate that! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  9. Whitney Jordan wrote:

    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 πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! It looked like you all had a blast on your trip too with your sweet little ones! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  10. Chris Huston wrote:

    You have such a beautiful family Cara! I love the picture of you with your boys laying in the grass!

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! It’s one of my favorites too! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  11. Mistle wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  12. Jasmine @ Jasmine Maria Blog wrote:

    I can’t do cakes for the life of me. So you did a good job at it.

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s fun to do from time to time, but I wouldn’t want to do it for a living-haha πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  13. suzanne wrote:

    You made that cake?! It’s perfect! Enjoy your vacation, mama. You so deserve it!

    xo
    Suzanne
    http://mykindofsweet.com/

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! Looking forward to it! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  14. Glenda Kruse wrote:

    Thank you for sharing your life through the photos. You have a beautiful family! πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  15. Gina wrote:

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

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks so much! I finished up all my work projects today so now all I have left to do is pack! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  16. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    How cute is that Spiderman cake, it came out amazing! Yay for vacay almost being here!
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! We’re so excited for it!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  17. Sophia wrote:

    These are beautiful photos to the lake and I love the spider man cake.

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks so much! It was fun to make!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  18. Justine Y @ Little Dove wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  19. Andrea wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! πŸ™‚ They’re my world!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  20. Laura wrote:

    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!

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you! Yes, I finished everything up at work today, so now I just have to pack! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  21. Mayra Murillo wrote:

    Love that you are getting such incredible family time. Your boys will have great memories of this when they grow up. Priceless!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I try to take advantage of what time I get with them. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  22. Evelina wrote:

    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

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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.

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  23. Nadine wrote:

    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™‚

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  24. Lily wrote:

    Your boys are just the cutest!! Hope your days go by fast so you can enjoy your vacation at the beach!! πŸ™‚
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyο»Ώ

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks so much! I’m officially in vacation mode now! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  25. Valerie wrote:

    You have a happy life and are a very talented photographer.

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  26. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness wrote:

    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 πŸ˜‰

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thanks! I completely agree, boys are awesome! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  27. Nikki wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Yes! What is it about that ocean breeze that’s so enticing?! Hope you get to have your vacation soon! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  28. Lauren wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! It’s fun to create cakes from time to time! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  29. Kate wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  30. Leslie wrote:

    Great photos! You always look fabulous! Have such a great time on vacation!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Aw you are too kind! We’re looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  31. Mary wrote:

    It likes you guys are having a fantastic summer! I love your little guy’s glasses. So cute!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! We’re having a blast so far! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  32. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

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

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! We’re looking forward to it. Love you all too!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  33. Ros Emely@stressfreemommies wrote:

    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!#

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! Looking forward to some relaxing in the sun! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  34. Emelia wrote:

    Your littles are SO cute! You MADE THAT CAKE? Holy talent girlfriend–so awesome! And I LOVE your new vehicle- so gorgeous!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  35. Samantha wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Southwest Virginia is my favorite place on earth πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  36. Aishwarya S wrote:

    These family photos are just so adorable!! And I’m sure the day at park was great! πŸ™‚

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It really was! It’s a nice, local park with lots to see and do!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  37. Dominique wrote:

    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!

    http://www.writingmotherfashionista.com

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It was fun to make! You’re so sweet! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  38. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    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?

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  39. Kristin wrote:

    Your kiddo with the glasses…too cute!
    Have fun on your trip!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks so much! He’s a firecracker for sure πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  40. Lauren wrote:

    Looks like a busy, but fun time lately!! Adorable photos <3

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s been fun! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  41. kerona wrote:

    Lovely post and photos, you have a beautiful family
    have a great day

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much! Hope you’ve had a great day as well! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  42. Brittany Putman wrote:

    Looks like you are having a great week! Love his spiderman cake!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It was really fun to make, and not that hard either! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  43. Erin | A Welder's Wife wrote:

    Your family is too cute! I love seeing your photos on Instagram! Congrats on the new ride, too! It’s a beauty!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thanks, Erin! I definitely love finding a reason to drive it right now-haha πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  44. Jenn wrote:

    Love the new car! looks so nice!!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I love it!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  45. Kelly Hoover wrote:

    You are just stunning! And I love your website! CONGRATS on the new car!!! So fun

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you so much! I’m definitely loving the new car smell right now-haha πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  46. Jessi Otey wrote:

    Looks like a lot of fun lately! The kiddos are too cute and I love his spider-man cake!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It was really fun to make!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  47. The Southern Stylista wrote:

    Your kiddos are too cute! And I love the new car, such a pretty color!

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! The color was what I fell in love with the most! It’s such a pretty red pearl color. πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  48. Sara wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Yes, looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  49. Pamela wrote:

    Such cute pics of you and your boys! They are so sweet! And loving your new car! Congrats girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! They are something else! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  50. Stephanie wrote:

    Love the pictures! Such a cute family!!! πŸ™‚ really cute!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  51. Jennifer wrote:

    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!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I was able to get everything done at work today so now all I have left is to pack! πŸ˜‰ Excited to get away for awhile! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  52. Lindsay wrote:

    Beautiful family photos! Did you decorate that Spiderman cake, too??!

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Yes, I did! It was fun to make! πŸ™‚

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  53. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

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

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw thank-you! I love it, it drives so well!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  54. Candy wrote:

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

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      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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