Five on Friday Summer Vacation!

Happy Friday, friends! You may have already read Natasha and April’s post yesterday regarding our Five on Friday summer vacation but I wanted to remind y’all that we are taking a little break to soak up the sunshine this summer (and maternity leave) with friends and family. In fact, we are en route to Florida right now to do just that! Under normal circumstances
this drive would take us about 8.5 hours, but with a 7 week old we have
no clue how long it will take us. I’m praying the Lord will give me
grace to make it through the day as Charlie, Caroline and I share the
back seat. We pretty much packed up the entire nursery to bring with us.


Also, thank you to everyone for your uplifting words regarding my Grandpa last
week. It’s truly been a difficult time for us and all of the prayers
and encouragement are so appreciated. Tomorrow afternoon we will celebrate his life with a memorial service. We had already planned to drive down 5 days from now for our annual
family vacation at Grandpa’s condo on the beach so we’re just going to
stay until vacation starts, although now vacation will feel totally
different without Grandpa bickering about us tracking in sand inside his
condo and making us stiff cocktails. We’re all going to try and make
the best of it though..that’s what he would want.

In related news, I packed up all my skimpy bikinis to bring on vacation
in Florida…to give to my skinny, cellulite-free sister. As for me,
I’ll be hiding under my new Ella Moss one piece all week.

   Also exciting news – I got clearance at my post partum check up last Thursday to
start working out again and the first thing I did was reunite with my favorite fitness instructor
and girlfriends for some hip hop. I took this cardio funk class all the
way up until I was 37 weeks pregnant so I was so excited to finally get
back to dancing and sweating. Here’s to hoping I’ll shed those last 18

Finally, last weekend I attended Katrina’s Prince themed baby shower and it was so adorable I had to make sure to share it with y’all. Her little man arrives in less than two months and I am over the moon for her!

Reminder – Don’t forget to enter my Bow Swaddle giveaway!

Have a great weekend, y’all! I’ll check back in when we return from vacation. In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram!





  1. Becky M
    June 27, 2014 / 11:06 am

    How freaking cute is that shower?!?! Love it! So original for for a boy shower!

  2. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    June 27, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    ummm I actually adore that suit girl! Rock it! Grrrreat shower theme!

  3. B @ The Sequin Notebook
    June 27, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    That shower is so adorable! Love the theme – so unique and pretty!

  4. Sara Elizabeth
    June 27, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    You look great mama!! Enjoy vacay, cardio funk, andddd that sweet babe!!! All worth every single minute. 😉

  5. Cherish
    June 27, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    You look fabulous mama! I love that bright suit and your dress from the shower! Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Have a wonderful week in FL and safe travels!

  6. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}
    June 27, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    That shower is so cute!! And loving your swimsuit! Gorgeous! You look amazing!<3,

  7. Dee Stephens
    June 27, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Safe travels!

  8. Amanda @ as the wine cork turns
    June 27, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    girl, you look awesome. don't sell yourself short! and that picture of your daughter… oh my word!

  9. Carrington {Momma Fussell}
    June 27, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Your dress is adorable, and have a wonderful trip!

  10. mary-katherine
    June 27, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    that bathing suit is so cute!! i got my first one piece last summer for my honeymoon (ironic i know) but there are so many amazing options and i love that i can feel a little less anxious in them! hope you have a fab trip!xo mkgold-hatted lover

  11. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    June 27, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Hope that your vacation is all that it can be this year! Praying for safe travels & mended hearts as y'all deal with your grandpa's passing. & Crossing my fingers Caroline is the best little road tripper!! 🙂

  12. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    June 27, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Hope you enjoy your time with family in Florida, I'm sure it will be good for y'all to be together! And you look amazing! Don't get down on yourself mama! Love that swimsuit!

  13. Rebecca Jo
    June 27, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    That is the CUTEST shower!!!!!

  14. Sarah O
    June 27, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    That swimsuit is so cute! I really want to try this cardio funk class, although it might be a little ridiculous to drive from Columbia, SC everyday. 😉

  15. Jessica
    June 27, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    I LOVE your swimsuit – you will look so cute in it! Don't worry mama, you will lose those pounds and be back to fighting form (and your skimpy bikinis) soon!:) Wishing you and your family the best this week, with both the vacation and your grandfather's memorial. It's so hard to lose loved ones. Enjoy your vacation though! Can't wait to see pictures of sweet little Caroline's first trip to the beach!

  16. Rachel
    June 27, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    Enjoy your vacation!! You deserve it. Drive safe.

  17. Nina B.
    June 27, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    You look great. Also your babes is so precious Praying for your family this upcoming week.

  18. Elizabeth
    June 27, 2014 / 11:29 pm

    Loving all the sweet pics of your precious gal! Have a great summer! 🙂

  19. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    June 28, 2014 / 12:47 am

    I have learned to embrace the one piece! Safe travels.

  20. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    June 28, 2014 / 11:58 am

    Have an amazing trip, and travel safe friend x

  21. Shades of Kristen
    June 29, 2014 / 12:18 am

    That bathing suit is FAB! 🙂

  22. A Brew of Blessings
    June 29, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    Prayers to you for the road trip! And that maxi looks adorable on you 🙂

  23. Megan@TwoDelighted
    June 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa, friend. You look adorable and that weight will come off in no time, I am sure. If not, you still look great!!! Enjoy your vacation! XO

  24. Nat
    July 1, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    So sorry about your grandpa 🙁 You look great- do not stress about those last 18lbs- they will come off eventually!! Just spend time soaking in those newborn snuggles because they won't last forever and you will be missing them when you have a toddler running around who won't sit still! What a cute theme for a shower!

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