Life Lately- Spring Edition 2018

Life Lately- Spring Edition 2018

Hey ya’ll! Hope you had a great weekend. You all seem to really enjoy when I share life updates and family posts, so today I thought I’d share what’s been going on in my world for the last couple months.

To be honest, these last few months have been hard with everything that happened in our family and losing my incredible father-in-law. To date, I’ve been very fortunate to have only lost a few people close to me, but this loss was 100% tragic and unexpected and it’s been very difficult trying to move forward.

Death is of course a subject that most don’t talk a lot about in the blogging community because sometimes I think we all like to portray this perfect, happy, go-lucky life. As a generally positive person, I too don’t really like fixating on the bad in life either, but the fact of the matter is life isn’t perfect and some days are harder than others.

Nevertheless, I’ve really been trying to stay focused on spending as much time with my family as possible lately and not taking any person in my life for granted. Life is so precious and even though we all like to think we have a million years on this earth, we never know what the future holds, so I’m trying to constantly remind myself to focus on what’s really important.

Without jinxing it, we also just received some possible amazing news with our home selling situation- so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to close one chapter on our lives very soon.

Our boys are officially two weeks away from their school year ending and our youngest just graduated from Kindergarten last week. I’ve been kind of an emotional wreck lately because I keep wondering where the time went. Everyone always says time flies when you become a parent and I must say that I completely agree with that statement now.

Although I’m a little sad that my boys are growing so fast, I’m excited for the summer days ahead in having lots of backyard barbecues, pool days, and some fun vacations. We recently took a trip to the aquarium and fun park for mini golfing, and it was such a blast!

My husband is also officially off of night shift for the next three months, so I’m so pumped to have a great summer together as a family. (Being a police wife is amazing, but the night shift aspect is no fun.) We’re hoping to get in a couple of much needed day-dates and date nights very soon, as we weren’t able to do anything special for our anniversary because of his work schedule.

Here’s some snapshots from our weekend, where the boys helped me make some yummy cookie sticks for a family dinner and we enjoyed swimming in the pool at their Uncle and Aunt’s house with their cousin!

That about covers what’s been going on in our world lately. Hope you all have been having an amazing spring so far. What fun plans do you have for the summer months ahead? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara


  1. I always enjoy these life updates! Your boys have grown so much this past year! I think you need to put bricks on their heads to slow that down a bit! πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha I totally agree with that! I tell them almost on a weekly basis that they need to stop growing and they always laugh when I say it. πŸ™‚

  2. Thinking of you!! I’m sorry the last few months have been so difficult. Here’s to hoping a wonderful summer is ahead for you. And that’s amazing news that your husband gets a break from night shift. My dad spent 2 years on night shift recently and it was hard. Turned their schedules/routines upside down with him sleeping during the day. Sending lots of sunshine and smiles your way!

    1. Thanks friend, I really appreciate it. Nightshift is never fun, so I’m excited that he’s now on days.

    1. Thanks girl! I’m shocked that my boys have grown so much. I just wish they’d stay little forever lol.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your father in law passing Cara.Praying for you and your family! I completely understand that we don’t share our thoughts when it comes to dealing with death. After almost 6 months of losing my grandfather I am slowly going to start sharing how it has made me feel. Fingers crossed that y’all will hear some good news on your house soon. So happy that you will be able to spend a little more time with your husband. Loved this update!

    1. Thanks Mistle and I’m so sorry for your loss too. I think talking about it to others really helps though because bottling it up can be toxic (sharing from first-hand experience). We’re excited to spend more time together this summer and I’m hoping being around family will help with the healing process.

  4. SO much outdoor fun with the family- love days like that. It’s hard to go through such a big loss, but you’re an inspiration with your positivity! Such a great role model for your boys, xo!

    1. Thanks friend- it has been tough but I know I have to stay strong for them because they need me the most.

  5. So inspired by your good attitude, friend!! And omg, your boys are getting so big!!

    1. Thank-you! And I know- they were so little when I started this blog so it’s crazy how much they’ve grown.

  6. That’s great to hear you have good news regarding your house and that your husband is off night shifts for the summer! I hope your boys have a blast this summer. I miss school vacation days lol

  7. So sorry about your father in law. Hope you have enjoyed your time focusing on family though.

  8. I’m sorry that you guys had such a tragic loss – you’ve been on my mind! As long as I’ve read your blog I don’t think I realized your husband was a police officer. I’m glad he’s going to be around more the next few months! Enjoy those dates; they’re much-deserved! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks friend, I really appreciate it. And that’s too funny haha. I’m really glad he’s on day shift for the summer months ahead. πŸ™‚

  9. I am still so sorry about his loss and hope that over time you all will find peace. I hope everything works out with your housing situation. Your boys are so cute and it looks like you all have been enjoying some great outdoor time! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

    1. Thanks so much Sierra, I really appreciate it. We’re enjoying summer break so far. πŸ™‚

  10. I think your attitude is amazing these days. Of course, it’s not always easy but staying positive and enjoying every single moment that life offers is the best way to live. It sounds like you have a fun summer ahead of you!

    1. Thanks Karly, I really appreciate that. These past few months have been a struggle but I’m trying to keep my head up and focus on the good.

  11. Looks like you guys have been having some fun. Glad your husband is off of night shifts, I hated working nights when I was working at a hospital.

  12. So much goodness and sweet smiles! Yay to hubby being off night shift and cheers to a sweet summer ahead!

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