Tuesday, May 5, 2015

weekend highlights {7th wedding anniversary}

As some of you may have noticed, Eric and I celebrated our 7th anniversary on Sunday! I can't even believe how quickly the years have flown by! Unfortunately things came up with Eric's work and we only had one day together as a family for the weekend, but luckily Eric and I do have a short cruise planned in just a few weeks to celebrate a belated anniversary/babymoon to make up for our lack of plans over the weekend :)
Our favorite day of the weekend was Friday since that was our family fun day, but here are some fun highlights from the whole weekend:
  • Swimming with Eric and Mia on Friday. It was 100 degrees again and we just couldn't stay away from the water! Mia was in total heaven having us both to play with!
  • Family nap time after swimming. Does it get any better than that?!
  • Mia rode a horse BY HERSELF for the first time! And she has not stopped talking about it since. She also became best friends with a spunky goat, they were adorable together! Mia was so happy and not the least bit terrified to be surrounded by animals. My fearless little two year old!
  • Family date night at BJs! Pizza and pazookies... the perfect end to a perfect day with my favorite people. (Okay, so we snuck in a spinach salad to get some greens in our bodies as well, ha!)
I'm super bummed that I wasn't able to get a good picture of Mia on the horse, she had the biggest smile the whole time!
  • Mia had her first ever swim lessons on Saturday! She absolutely loved it! It's giving me such piece of mind that this girl is actually learning how to take care of herself in the water, and to hopefully be learning some respect (and fear) for the water... especially since we will be spending so much time in pools now that we live in Arizona!
  • We soaked up the best family time at our cousin's first birthday party! I've never lived close to the Crowley side of the family (my dad's side) so it's been so fun to be able to get together for holidays/celebrations/just because! Mia loves it as much as I do!
  • Sunday was an incredibly laid back day (for me) full of sweet texts from Eric while he was at work. It's not how we had planned to spend our actual anniversary day but you know, life.
  • Mia and I went to church... getting out of the house each day totally helps the time go by faster until Eric is home with us again!
  • We were treated with a little peek into monsoon season Sunday evening! Heavy downpour that lasted no more than 15 minutes, lightning and thunder (that lasted sporadically through the night/early morning) and blessed cool down with the temperature... Mia and I were in heaven. Eric's not quite the storm lover like his girls are, but it made for a fun evening! We definitely soaked up the cooler temperatures outside once the lightning storm passed! I am excited for more of these storms this summer!
Our weekend was filled with lots of fun firsts for Mia, and sweet little reminders of how blessed Eric and I are to be living our lives together! There's no one else I'd want to face this craziness with... and there's no one else I want to be cruising with in just a few short weeks, ha ha! The count down is on!

18 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

What a fun weekend! And I'm super jealous of your upcoming cruise!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

So excited for you about your babymoon!! Looks like you all had a great weekend. Happy Belated Anniversary!

P!nky said...

Horse back riding and swim lessons, sounds like a fabulous weekend for miabug. Those pictures are so sweet and happy anniversary again, dear friend! I love you and Eric and think your sweet family is just the bees knees! <3

BLovedBoston said...

Oh you guys are going to have a great time on your mini getaway and much deserved!!! I love the photo of Mia on the horse - such a big girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Evelina said...

Happy anniversary! I love that your daughter loved being on the horse. I used to ride and I loved it and miss it so much!!

Lauren said...

Elyse loves to ride horses at my aunt's farm! such a precious sight!

Jenn said...

Awww look at her on that horse! She looks so tiny!

Erin LFF said...

So much fun going on in your lives! :) I'm glad you guys have a cruise coming up to celebrate! How fun!! I've never been on one.

Brittany said...

Can't wait to see pictures from the cruise! That sounds absolutely glorious to me right about now! I can't even imagine Mia's excitement at riding a horse! How sweet!

Kasey Sutgrey said...

What an eventful weekend and I am sure she just loved the horse!

Sara Elizabeth said...

My stomach growled SO LOUD when I read pizookie. YUM!!! Love how at home Mia looks on the horse!! She's a natural!!

Allison Cooley said...

I have never been on a cruise before but it is totally on my bucket list! Can't wait to hear more about it! I want to get Brylee into swim lessons to because she has zero fear of water! The horse picture is too cute! 'Tis Our Life Blog

Haley brinkerhoff said...

Oh my goodness your family is so sweet! I'm not really sure how I came upon your blog but since we're both Brinkerhoff's it must be a sign lol. Anyway congrats on 7 years!

Alana Livingston said...

Mia had such a big weekend--she's so brave!
I'm jealous of your upcoming cruise & can't wait to see pictures!
Also, did I miss the post about the baby gender? I seriously can't wait to find out! I still say a boy ; )

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Look at Mia on that horse!! She is so brave and cute!!! So fab about your little getaway too, you guys SOO deserve it!!! I hope that you are having a great day today too! :-)

Candace Shiflet said...

k you and your family are SO cute! And mia up on the horse is adorable :) Happy 7th to you guys and many more years to come!!

Xo
Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Besides Eric having to work on your anniversary, it sounds like a wonderful weekend! Mia is quite the adventure taker there riding a horse by HERSELF! And you are pretty brave to let her also. I'm terrified but know Mason would just fall off so we will wait a while for that lol. Happy, happy (belated) anniversary! You two are perfect for each other!

Kirsty and Seth said...

I love all of the photos. You are looking so tanned, I'm jealous!


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