time well wasted

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I know we are! Since I can’t be trusted to update this little ‘ol blog on a regular basis I’m just going to dump a whole bunch of random pictures from my iPhone onto this post to catch everyone up. If you’re not following me on Instagram, go ahead and fix that. I usually post pictures daily and it’s a great way to keep up with the latest Remi antics and little snippets of our every day life. Since we got back from the beach our summer has been pretty relaxed. We’ve been spending lots of time with family and Jarrett has been working NONSTOP! Swimming, playing with the water hose, making homemade ice cream, riding the tricycle, celebrating birthdays, baby showers, and Remi getting a big boy room have been the most exciting things around here lately. Hold us back—we’re getting wild! HA! ;) It’s all time well wasted in the words of Brad Paisley!

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GQ baby lounging after a swim

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This pretty girl right here turned sixteen last month. SIXTEEN. SIX. TEEN. 16?! Where has the time gone? I’M supposed to be 16, not my baby sister! She’s beautiful and vivacious and sparkly and I can’t believe she’s going to be a junior in high school! I still vividly remember the day she was born. I had swimming lessons that day and came straight to the hospital to hold my baby sister for the first time! I remember being such a proud big sister! We were all so excited for Alexa McCall to come into the world that we totally forgot all about my second week of swim lessons! Whoops! Baby sisters are totally worth it though! :)

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July 17, 1997

Currently loving this song {Beautiful Things by Gungor} and the totally amazing Rhonna Designs photo editing app. You must check them both out if you’ve never heard of them! Life changing I tell ya!

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Here’s a tiny little sneak of Remi’s big boy room. I still have tons to do in there so I’ll have to post about it later but I am SOO impressed with how well he did with the transition from crib to bed. I literally keep waiting for the other shoe to drop because he has been SO good with it! He goes to sleep at night and stays in bed. That alone is enough to make my heart leap because I just knew my busy little boy would be roaming the house and playing blocks in the middle of the night! He really does love sleep like his Momma! The funniest part about the whole thing is that he doesn’t get out of bed by himself in the mornings!! He wakes up slowly and talks for a little bit and just lays in his bed until we come get him! He often tells us “GO!” when we open the door in the morning. {Ok, he’s really like his Momma!} I’m only a tiny bit sad that he isn’t in his crib any more but I’m so proud of the big boy he is becoming! He amazes us every day. It’s also been a lot of fun to redecorate his room. So far, the only things purchased for his room are the rug and the bedding {Pottery Barn Madras Plaid}. I’ve shopped mine, my dad’s, my mom’s, Jarrett’s parent’s, and my Nanny’s house for things to fill his room. Nearly everything in it is vintage or well-loved. The twin bed is a Jenny Lind that my mom, myself, and my sister all slept in. I opted to clean it up and leave it just like it is rather than painting or refinishing it and I’m so happy I did! Lots of sweet dreams have been dreamt in that bed! Dreamt? Is that a word? The entertainment center was built for my mom by a relative when she first moved out on her own so that baby has a lot of miles on it! And that eyesore of a TV? Totally necessary for watching old school VHS tapes. LOVE! It definitely came in handy while Remi was sick last week. That tiny TV also has a ton of memories to go along with it–we used to bungee strap it into my parent’s Suburban when we went on vacations! Redneck ingenuity at it’s finest!! I think Jarrett {the true redneck} was mortified when I told him about that! It still cracks me up!

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Seeing his room for the first time. I guess he was blowing his train whistle out of excitement?

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Remi and I love trips to Target!

I’ve been out of my MAC foundation since June and just haven’t felt like repurchasing. One, I’m cheap…and two, I figured I could find something else that I loved for a fraction of the price. It’s so easy for me to get stuck in a makeup rut and I’ve been wearing MAC for years. I tried a Revlon BB Cream and really didn’t care for it. So I finally picked up the Revlon Colorstay for combination/oily skin and HELLO?! Why haven’t I tried this stuff sooner? Flawless coverage, breathable, great price, and comes in a range of colors. I love how smoothly it applies with my knock-off beauty blender sponge {mine is a Cynthia Rowley from TJ Maxx..I paid $6}. I’m hooked! The Sonia Kashuk product is a liquid cheek tint that is really pretty and I bought it on clearance. It gives a pretty flush and isn’t too overpowering. I’m also loving these Ardell Natural lashes #110. I usually go for the Demi Wispies, but these are lovely and less dramatic. {When I say that it makes me think of “it’s dramatic but less ghetto.” Can’t believe I just went there on this blog post!}

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I had an interview this week. Totally unexpected and I’m unsure of what the future holds. I’m just putting it in HIS hands. I was not looking for a job but I think God has been trying to get my attention on this and I’m just going with it! Can’t wait to update y’all when I know more.

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I’m surprised my foot is not blurry..I think I wiggled it the whole time in the waiting room! Thanks to the baby sister for letting me borrow the purse! Fierce! :)

My birthday was the 7th. Jarrett and Remi made me cinnamon rolls, bacon, & coffee for breakfast! YUM! We ran a few errands then had dinner with my cousin and his wife at T. Blanco’s! The best Mexican food around. Thanks for celebrating with us!!

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Jarrett, Me, Tori, Blake

My mom kept Remi on my birthday night and sent me this picture of him wearing her glasses. Ralphie I mean Remi likes to put the glasses on and say “Hi! I’m SuSu!” which is what he calls my mom. Little stinker is too smart!

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I could just eat him up!

This morning I bribed Remi out of the house in his pj’s with the promise of donut holes and chocolate milk. We went to a few garage sales and visited with my Nanny. Always fun to see them together! I feel so blessed that Remington still has so many grandparents to love on him!

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No trip to Nanny’s is complete without checking out all of mine and my cousin’s old toys, puzzles and books. Of course this leads to looking at old pictures…check out this one of my mom. So cute!!

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Well, congratulations if you made it through this post without falling asleep! I always say I’m going to do better about posting more often but don’t hold your breath!! :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Until next time,

Kelsey

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