Family Day at the Arboretum

One of my favorite places in Dallas is the Arboretum. The landscape, flowers, and natural beauty are all swoon worthy. If you followed me back in 2014, you might remember that the Arboretum was a close wedding venue contender for us!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetAnd my fascination with the place has grown exponentially since then. We may not have gotten married here, but last October this is where I had my bachelorette party. πŸ™‚ And so it was that on a hot day in July (real feel reaching 106 degrees) we decided to return.

True love knows no bounds!

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While it was extremely hot, my husband managed to capture some sweet photos of me with our son.

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Naturally, I had to do the same. πŸ™‚

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And before we left we had to snap a photo of all three of us!

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What outdoor activities have you all been doing this summer?

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Valentine’s Day

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Our Valentine’s Day this year was well intended, but due to the random cold weather and rain we couldn’t have our idyllic picnic in the park.

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But despite all that, doing some fun crafts at home and watching movies with loved ones more than makes up for it. After all, the sun will come out another day and there will be plenty of parks to picnic in.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful day filled with love and joy.

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Baking With My Toddler!

In light of the arrival of autumn, I wanted to start making things at home for my family to enjoy… And I thought it would be fun to include my toddlerΒ in the process. He was very excited for the chance to cook with Mommy. πŸ™‚

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We picked this brand of cookies from Target, I had never tried it before but James was excited about the fact that it was double chocolate cookies that we were going to bake.

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He was such a good helper and even put on a little baking hat!

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Ready to pop them into the oven!

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Annnndd at long last they were done! Much to this boy’s delight. πŸ™‚

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Admittedly, they turned out looking a bit like hamburgers, but they tasted so good.Β And I enjoyed capturing this baking session with my son so much that I think I’m going to resolve to post more of our baking and cooking adventures. Do any of you have anything you like to bake with your children?

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