Links to Amazon are affiliate links...thank you for supporting my blog!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Guarded Hearts Giveaway!

Giveaways are always SO much fun! A friend of a friend recently started up their own business, and y'all know how passionate I am about people who follow their passions :) Guarded Hearts is a clothing company with a powerful mission statement:

Check out two of the super cute tops they currently have for sale! I love how trendy they are yet how they also carry a strong message of God's word! 

I love, love, LOVE my shirt! It's not only's also mega soft. So often you hear people talk about wearing things that represent themselves or their company. I know I'm always wishing Zach would wear more Aflac shirts when we travel because you never know who you might meet who may end up being a great business connection to have. But isn't our calling as Christians to be a representation of Christ? In all that we do? Guarded Hearts have created a fashionable way to spread God's Word and to be a light in this dark world. I know personally I struggle with talking about Christ to others, especially people who I just meet. But when wearing this shirt it let's others know that I'm a Christian and it opens up a great opportunity for a conversation starter!

Today I'm honored to be giving away one of their lion shirts. It has a cool lion design and also has Proverbs 28:1 on the front. "The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." I love the shirt and especially love the message! 

This giveaway will close on Sunday June 7th at midnight (EST). Its open to US residents only! You will be notified by email if you are the winner and I will be needing your address to get you the shirt. 

To enter you must visit Guarded Heart's Facebook Page and "Like" their page. You must also visit The Journey of Parenthood Facebook Page and "like" my page :) You can do so by following the prompts on the rafflecopter below!

Can't wait to see who wins! We can be twins! Thanks to Guarded Hearts for this wonderful giveaway!!! 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Wacky Wednesday

Every year that Kye has been in preschool Wacky Wednesday has been his favorite day. Kindergarten is the highest grade possible in his school so this year it was his last time getting to experience Wacky Wednesday. This year was Britt's first year as a student in school but she did get to dress wacky last year when she and I attended the Wacky Chapel with Kye :) 

For a little's Kye's very first Wacky Wednesday attire!

Both kids picked out what they wanted to wear without any help from me. I laughed b/c they weren't all that "wacky" at all! They thought they were dressed super silly though which is all that matters! 

They had a Wacky Chapel with everyone on staff dressed silly and encouraged parents to come dressed silly as well. I had a physical therapy appointment so I put on regular clothes and then just made them silly with accessories! 

Britt and one of her little friends got to perform some songs on the stage and then they asked for parents to participate. I legit hid behind Kye in hopes that I wouldn't be called out...but yup they chose me. The kids and I all went up together and did some silly songs for the audience. I'm not a shy person but I don't like being silly. It's just not a natural thing for me and it was funny because I don't think it's natural for the kids either. We all three were just pretty dang awkward up there haha!

It'll be sad next year when Britt has Wacky Wednesday without Kye there along side her! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Easter Afternoon 2015

After church services on Easter morning we headed straight over to Mema's house. Timing really worked out great and we were able to get some family pics before Tess went down for nap and before everyone changed :)

I love how SMILEY this girl always is!!!

Girl pic...

...and guys pic!

The Bacon's

Last year on Easter Casey and I got pics together with our pregnant bellies and planned on doing a comparison pic this year. One this is clear: babies make taking a cute picture together a struggle bahaha. The wind didn't help either though ;) 

Easter 2014 vs East 2015!

With two babies needing naps we were SUPER thankful the weather turned out to be so beautiful. Carter and Tess napped inside while everyone else ate lunch and played outside. This was Britt's first year skipping her nap to join in on the afternoon fun! We waited until both babies were up and fed before starting the egg hunt. I've gotten so comfortable with nursing that I just nursed Tess (without a cover!) on the porch! The guys may not have appreciated it too much haha but she's at an age where the cover bugs her and it was just easier to nurse her than to have to pump and heat a bottle (plus she had napped terribly and was up at like 2:30 so who wants to keep a crying baby crying to wait for all that mess?!?!)

All the big kids were playing basketball. And Britt was "talking on the phone" A girl after my own heart!

We celebrated Mema's birthday and Kye gave her a sweet card he'd made

Mr. Rusty owns some farm land out there so he had a good time riding the kids around on the tractor!

Tess doesn't go to many people but she LOVES her Mema! This picture makes my heart so happy. How precious is this?!?! Not too many kids get to spend quality time with their great grandparents! We are so blessed :)

Carter looks like such a "cool dude" haha I can't wait to see these two grow up together!


listening to alllll the egg hunt rules...

As we add more and more kids to our family we never really noticed how much of a change it is to the family dynamic. Being so close to Casey and Jordan and seeing the way they are with Carter really brings back a lot of memories to when we were first time parents. I LOVE watching them with him and love how excited they get about every milestone and how they enjoy experiencing things with him for the first time. It's a beautiful thing and it's something that does change when you have the second...and third baby. In some ways I envy them in their ability to just focus on Carter and really soak him up! It makes me so glad that we did spread our babies out in age a decent bit because we are able to enjoy each one at each stage...even though it's a LOT crazier the more we add to the crew ;)

Carter was being so funny! He didn't like the grass touching him haha

Tess got upset that she couldn't have his egg ;) 

Uncle Jordan is always playing with the kids! No wonder they all love him!

I love how it's worked out with all the cousins! Growing up I was VERY close to my cousins and my family had kids all around the same time so we were all very close in age. I had my "best friend" cousins. One was 11 months older than me and the other was 11 months younger. My brother also had two "best friend" cousins. One a couple months younger than him and another a year younger. It was great growing up and always having those bonds. It's been such a blessing that it's worked out where Courtney, Casey and I are following that same trend in our kids ages. Colt and Kye and Payton are all within the same year but Britt isn't too young to be "best friend cousins" with Payton and then Carter and Tess are just a couple months apart too! Hopefully our baby #4 will match up with Casey's baby #2 or #3 or whatever they are having at that point haha!

We had such a great afternoon. It was one of those days that no one really wanted to have to leave! I wanted to get a pic of Tess in her Easter dress since it was her first Easter and I learned the best way to get some cute pics of Britt is to tell her I want to get some pics of Tess haha! 

Happy First Easter to our sweet baby girl!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips