Friday, July 29, 2016

Bagels, simple joys and what I wore

There is a great bagel diner pretty close to our house called Bronx Bagels and boy is it good! It's always crowded but for good reason, they have a ton of different flavors and everyone we have tried has been great! Hubby picked up the everything bagel with lox and cream cheese:
As I have mentioned before I love all things olive and cheese and lucky me, that's just the kind of bagel Hubby picked up for me!
If you are in the Alpharetta/Cumming area check out BB's Bagels at:
770 McFarland Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004
I picked up these little joys at Walmart and they are SO good!! They are sweet and have that yummy caramel sea salt after taste, I have been munching on them while at work!
I am a little late on trying the new Starbucks drink, Coconut Milk Mocha Macchia, its great!! To me it had a strong coffee taste, but I still enjoyed the chocolate and caramel!
My family is a big fan of Oreo's, milks perfect cookie. I picked up these limited edition choco chip flavored ones and they were great!!
My Mom and Dad surprised me with this beautiful flower delivery to my office. They are always so thoughtful, the flowers are lovely and made my day!!
Hubby and I rented this movie and loved it, I love anything Jennifer Garner does and a lot of the film was made here in Atlanta. Don't be worried, it has a great and inspiring ending!
I called this picture Threeteen, I am sure judging by the diva sunglasses and arm pose you can understand why!
I have been really busy this week with Hubby in the hospital, there is not much time for anything other then work and the girls, which I hate! I think everyone needs some down time and last night I got the girls into bed, opening up some Edwards Lemon Pie and read my new People Magazine, AHHH!
Taylor has been very fashionable this week, check out her new Peppa Pig shirt from Walmart, OINK, OINK!
And what could be any better then Peppa? Paw Patrol!! The Skye is the limit!!
2 silly monkeys playing in a bed!
Embracing my kid side I ordered these cute red shorts and Mickey Mouse shirt from, they are very comfortable and make me happy. Perfect outfit in my opinion!
This is one of my all time favorite dresses from Target, I got it about 3 years ago when I saw it on The Small Things Blog and its held up great! I just love the neckline, its so elegant, I like to pull my hair back to show it off.
I have posted this bright yellow dress before from JC Penny, but this week I paired it with my long purple necklace and purple earrings.
This adorable and comfy dress just arrived this week from I found them on Instagram and they had a $10 off coupon, I thought this dress looked like a quilt! I love the cool colors and it smells good, like a bottle of Gain when I opened the package!
This biggest simple joy this week is my hubby finally had back surgery to hopefully help the terrible back pain he has been suffering from for a year and a half. The surgery was 4 hours long and he has been recovering for a week at the hospital. If all goes as he planned he should be released today. My prayer is this is the end of a long, hard chapter for our family and the start of a new, pain free one! It's finally FRIDAY!




Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beach Vacation

Most every summer since I was a kid my family has taken a beach vacation, most of the time we go to Panama City Beach, but we have also visited St. Simons and Fort Walton. Where ever we go, we have fun! This year we took a trip to the Gulf Coast, the most beautiful beaches in my opinion! We stayed at our family favorite hotel, The Palmetto. Here are lots of pictures from our trip!
Any one who holds a job knows that its important we all get a break from the every day grind. Sunsets and palm trees, here we come!
When you have to change a stinky in the drivers seat, welcome to car trips with young ones!
Pulling into the Florida Welcome Center to pick up some fresh OJ and enjoy the palm trees!
One of the MANY stops we made on the way down to the beach was some lunch at Sonic, we love Sonic!! Hubby got a hot dog and milkshake, I got a cheese dog and tater tots, I LOVE their tots and cherry limeade!
Taylor has been SO excited to go to the beach, although the sand was not her favorite she loved all the swimming she got to do!
Nicole's first time with her little toes in the water!
Taylor's dislike of the sand means Mommy did a lot of heavy lifting in the summer sun!
Uncle G doin what he does best!
Best buddies
We are all about some yummy food on vacation, this low country boil was delish!
Nicole and Gigi at the beach playground, my Mom helped me so much with the girls the entire time we were down there, I am so grateful!
Our sweet friends Justin and Alicia surprised our girls with this new Disney board game, Taylor and I love it!! They are so thoughtful XOXO
Since Nicole doesn't grasp the concept of sleeping late on vacation, but the advantage is we had the beach almost to ourselves along with the moon
Breakfast on the beach!
Pool time with my loves
Gigi, Uncle G, Hubby and me all took the girls on a trip to Gulf World, it was great! There are lots on marine animal to look at and even touch. They have dolphin shows and a big fish aquarium!
Gigi and Taylor looking at the cute penguins
I kept saying the aquarium was my favorite exhibit cause it was in the AC!!
Look at all the fish's Daddy!
We love making silly faces!
Throwing pennies in the pond
Checking out the pink flamingos
Sea Lions!!
Smile for Daddy's camera!!
Our Little Mermaid, so cute!
Ice cream cones all day and my new Lilly P, I love vacation!
While Gigi and Granddaddy watched Nicole, we took Taylor to Race City, a great little amusement park and mini golf place
She loved the Nija Turtle ride!
We even rode the Teddy Bear's with her and laughed so hard!! We were spinning so fast I was praying no one would barf!
So happy Uncle G joined us!
Taylor absolutely loved the indoor glow in the dark mini gold coarse and so did we, plus it has AC...SCORE!
Fly high in the sky sweet girl!
All smiles after a beach nap with Gigi
Building sandcastles
Our vacation was filled with lots of memories and fun, we can't wait to do it again!!