What I Wore: Date Night (in the Afternoon)

Top (Ross) Skirt (Marshalls) Sandals (Marshalls) Watch (Fossil)
I can't decide if this outfit is cute or cutesy. The former is definitely preferred over the latter! I'll be 30 next year (eek!) and I wondered if the silhouette of the skirt is too young. Ryan said it was fine though so I wore it and I think I agree with him after seeing the pictures. We took these today when the boys were at my Mom's house for the afternoon. It was heavenly to get a long date with Ryan! Since we already finished our whole 30 we chose sushi for lunch and picked up some ice cream too. It was like being reunited with a good friend. ;) We're pretty stoked with the outcome of our second whole 30, ten pounds down for me and fifteen for Ryan. I'm back in the 140's and pretty darn close to my goal weight! (I'm 5'10" and would like to get back down to 135, which is what I was when I got married almost 8 years ago.) If we keep the ice cream to a minimum I'm sure I'll get there eventually!
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What We Wore: Day Off With Daddy

  V: Shirt (Marshalls) Shorts (Marshalls) Sandals (Marshalls) Watch (Fossil)
S: Shirt & Shorts (Kohl's) Flip Flops (Old Navy) C: Shirt & Shorts (Carter's) Sandals (Marshalls)
Oh that baby! Love his little surprised expression in the top picture! Ryan had an extra day off last week so we took advantage of the time and went out to eat together. We picked up coffee (black) and iced passionfruit tea from Starbucks (whole 30 compliant!) and then ate at Taco Palenque while the kids played on the playground. Ryan and I stuck to fajitas/onions/guacamole and the kids had beans, rice and tortillas too. It's not that hard to stick with the plan while eating out! We also ran downtown for some errands and stopped by my Mom's too. It was a nice day off! 

I'm really liking my new Franco Sarto sandals with their little bit of wedge heel - just enough to feel a little more put-together than just with flats! (similar) I found them the other day along with this new chambray shirt. I have several others of course (here, here) but couldn't say no to the nice rich blue of this one.
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What We Wore: Birthday BBQ

 V: Top (TJMAXX) Shorts (Marshalls) Sandals (Ross) Watch (Fossil) Shades (Target)
S: Shirt & Shorts (Old Navy) Flip Flops (Payless) C: Onesie & Shortalls (Osh Kosh) Shoes (Payless)
Happy Fourth of July! We had a lovely time at the family BBQ and enjoyed grilled chicken and salad with watermelon and grapes for dessert. There was corn on the cob, pork and beans, and cheesecake for the birthday girls, (which looked amaaazing) but Ryan and I are doing another Whole 30 this month so we avoided those. After lunch we dropped the boys off at my Mom's and ran a few errands and drove around and talked. I love spending time with my man! It was sad to not be able to pick up lattes like we usually do on dates though! I miss dairy! (Whole 30 eliminates dairy, sugar, grains, and legumes for 30 days FYI.) We started on June 29th and are considering doing 60 days...we'll see! Anyway, back to my recap, we couldn't let the day go by without some sparklers, so we pulled some out for Sean to use right before bed. He loved them and we survived with only minor burns, kidding! It was a nice end to a lovely day. Hope you guys had fun too!
P.S. My new top reminds me of this Lilly Pulitzer dress!
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What We Wore: Casual Lunch Attire

V: Tank & Shorts (Old Navy) Shirt (Target) Espadrilles (TJMAXX) Bag (Marshalls)
S: Shirt (Carters) Shorts (Gift) Shoes (Target)
We snapped these on the way out the door to go get some lunch sometime in May. All of June passed without any outfit pics, oops! I'd like to try to do a few outfit posts in the month of July because I really feel stuck in a rut concerning clothing. I need to put some more effort into what looks good and what works for my body type. That last picture makes me smile because Sean is staring at his shoes in an attempt to look like a fashion blogger! Silly boy! He somehow lost his lizard shirt when we went to the beach and he has requested that we go back to the store to buy another one. He knows what he likes!

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone!

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Connor Turns One!

What a busy month June was! We celebrated Connor's first birthday at the beginning of the month and then left for the beach for four days the next morning. The party was a blast and the beach was fun/chaotic (traveling with kids, you know how it is...) and when we got home I had lots to do to prepare for Vacation Bible School the following Monday. I helped teach in Sean's class and Connor had lots of fun in the toddler room! My mom and Ryan joined us for family night at the end of the week and that weekend was my 29th birthday as well as Father's day. My sister's birthday is a week after mine, so we waited to celebrate with my side 'til last Saturday, and my mother-in-law's birthday is today so we're going to celebrate both our birthday's on the Fourth of July! It feels like June is one long party, I love it! What a happy, crazy month! Lots of sun, sunscreen, and pool time too. Just the way summer should be!

Connor's First Year in Pictures from val fox on Vimeo.