Saturday, December 3, 2016

Family Trip to Asheville

We went on a long-weekend trip to Asheville a couple of weeks ago.  Noel and I kept saying it was the perfect "fall trip"...the weather, the leaves, and everything was just gorgeous.

We toured the Biltmore House that morning.  Best decision for the house was getting each boy their own hand-held audio guide.  Totally worth every penny.  The guide was narrated by the Vanderbilt's dog, and the boys were super engaged throughout the tour.  After the tour in the actual house we walked around all the gardens...truly breathtaking!

After the tour, and getting a ridiculously expensive piece of chocolate each, we ate a yummy lunch at the Stable Cafe.  

Our original plan was to leave the Biltmore after lunch, but one of the tour guides told us about Antler Hill Village.  It's a village on the Biltmore property that was included with our regular ticket and it was my favorite part of the entire day.  I'm so glad we found out about it.  There was a petting zoo, crafts for kids, a playground, and lots of open space for corn hole and walking around.  We ended up staying on Biltmore property the entire day.

The next day we hiked one of the trails at Pisgah National Forest.  

It was really great to get away for a little bit with Noel and the boys. I hope y'all are having a great December so far!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Gender Reveal

A few things to note about this video that went totally different in real life than it did in my mind:

*Right before the boys opened the bin, someone called my phone and cut off the video.

*Even if my video had kept rolling, the balloons got stuck in the bin and didn't fly out immediately.

*Walker has never once said that he thought the baby was a boy except in this video.  In fact, he's said from the beginning that he wants a sister and wants her name to be Flower or Sarah Jessica Walker Anderson (my sisters' names combined)...and even gave his "sister" a baby shower.  

*The boys were SO EXCITED about the color of the balloons.  

How lucky is this little lady to have these 3 boys as her big brothers?!

Monday, August 22, 2016


We thought Crew boo was our little cherry on top, but apparently this family needed a little extra whipped cream!

This summer was an absolute whirlwind....the week after I took the pregnancy test in early June began extreme all-day, every-day nausea and vomiting, Noel being gone for 14 hours a day for 2 months studying for the bar exam, and selling and packing up a house to move to a new city....all while being the Relief Society president and having 3 kids to be a mom to.

This summer was....hard.  Hard!!  But now....late August has brought nausea relief in the second trimester, Noel done with the bar exam, and us settling in to a new house.  Much, much better!  

We are grateful for our soon-to-be addition to our family and are excited for February!

I hope you've all had a wonderful summer!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Beach Day

Towards the beginning of the summer, I took a quick trip to the beach and took in all the fresh beach air I could, got super sunburned, spent time with good people, and read Me Before You (hated that book, by the way....the ending? Why??!)

It was fun packing some new beach items that are now on my summer-musts list.  This Jarrett Bay dress/cover-up  is light-weight and silky smooth.  Another is this Twill Cap that I've been wearing all summer long.  (Pool side and boat rides as well)

Here are a few pictures from the day.

^Quickly got under the umbrella after getting scorched (I burn the first time I go out in the sun.) :( Jarrett Bay koozie

The boys and I still haven't taken a beach trip this summer (please be DONE bar exam!!), but hopefully we'll be going soon!!

I've been loving my Jarrett Bay clothing and accessories and can't wait to add even more to my closet!  Such great quality and beautiful pieces.
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