Monday, August 7, 2017

Happy 8th anniversary to us

On July 25th, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. I am still in shock that our wedding was 8 years ago. Those 8 years came so quickly, I swear I just blinked and we were here. Happy 8th anniversary to us.

We had plans to travel to Guadeloupe with my cousin and were just going to celebrate while we were there. However, hubby started a new job 4 months ago and simply couldn't take the time off in addition to our trip to Punta Cana in April. I was so bummed because in our 8 years of marriage, this was the first time that we weren't together on our actual anniversary.

We decided to celebrate the weekend before because I am all about celebrating everything in life. Our parents watched the kids for us so that we could get a one night getaway. We are so lucky to have all this amazing support in our lives.

We checked in at the hotel and went out to the city for dinner. I just love this picture of us. 8 years and 4 kids later. I look forward to celebrating many more happy years with my favorite guy.
Our new thing when we are in a hotel it to pre-drink before we go out. So of course we did a little pre drinking before we left.
Of course that led to funny mirror pics as you do. Hubby is always acting crazy when I pull the camera :)
I love this man to pieces and I am so happy that I get to do life with him everyday
We walked around the city for a bit before dinner and of course I asked someone to take a picture of us. Ain't nobody got time for selfies ;).
We had an awesome dinner in the city. Hubby didn't want any pictures during dinner, does he know me?

 Ring picture of course. Hubby was playing the drums with his hands in the shape of a heart, how appropriate :)
I had to bribe him for this picture. I just love that you can see the city lights in the background
 Our server got overzealous and decided to take another picture, I don't mind that at all :)
 Hubby always makes the craziest faces as soon as the camera is in his face. Lucky for him, I love his crazy faces
The next day we had plans for brunch at one of our favorite brunch place. This place is so popular that the wait was almost an hour. Luckily we knew that so we planned to do a boat ride while we waited.

Getting ready to get on the boat
Hubby was pedaling the whole time while I took a million pictures of course. This was hard you guys
 
 Now that's the life
  Look at that big dragon boat. We moved that thing around like pros, well hubby did :)
 We definitely worked up an appetite after that boat ride. Brunch was so delicious.
After brunch we went to see the movie "Baby Driver", such a good movie. I highly recommend. We picked up the kids after the movie. It was a really nice overnight break to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

I love this close up shot of us on the boat
I am already planning our next anniversary, maybe we can finally do the Greek isle of Santorini. Happy 8th anniversary to us.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tman is 7 years old

Happy birthday to my big boy Tman who turned 7 on July 21st. Every time his birthday comes around, I can't believe how much he has grown. My first baby is 7 years old you guys.

My handsome Tman on his 7th birthday
We have a party planned for him and Jbird in a few weeks but we always celebrate on the actual birthday with cake and family. I am big on celebrating birthdays and I want the kids to always remember their birthdays as a very special day. We enjoyed some cake and opened presents on the actual day with our close family.

The boys are really into the PJ Mask characters so we got them these bracelets to wear all the time. I also got one for my niece so that she was part of the crew.
 Tman opened a few gifts with the help of his brothers

 His cousin also took part in the opening of gifts :)
 Emilia really wanted in on the action

Tman got this game that he really wanted and we had to play  it right away. You get a card with a picture on it and the person with the card on his forehead has to guess what they have. It was such a fun game and I am sure it will fill our evenings with lots of fun.
Giving Emilia lots of kisses

My nephew is big enough for photo ops with all the kids now, how awesome is that

We tried to take a few family shots with the cake but it was pure chaos
Hubby and I with all the cousins. Would it be a mad house if we had that many kids. Gosh, I am so glad we are done with that business.
My mom came just in time to hang out with the babies of the group
I tried to get a picture of her with all her grand kids and it was an impossible feat
These kids are hilarious
We had a blast celebrating our big boy Tman on his actual birthday. Every year that passes, we are so grateful to watch this kid grow into an amazing boy. I pray that he continue to grown into an amazing human being and I hope to celebrate many more birthdays with him. Happy birthday to my sweet first born son. We love you to the moon and back.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pool party with the crew and an ad

Pool season is here and we are loving every minute of it. Summer is my most favorite time of the year. Since we spend so much time outside, I love to put my kids in long sleeve rashguard. A few years ago I discovered Cabana Life and totally fell in love with their product. They sell awesome and stylish rashguards for the entire family with built in SPF 50. The best part of it all is that they even have mommy and me styles.

I bought a few pieces and completely fell in love and bought an entire wardrobe at this point. I paid for all my outfit myself and they contacted me to see if I would be interested in sharing my experience with their outfit to my blog readers for a discount on future purchases. I was totally sold because I love their product and will surely buy more in the future

Their clothes are a bit pricey when you look at the regular price but frankly they always have some sort of sale going on and I bought all my outfit on sale (50% or more). They have a 70% flash sale that started today, go check it out to see what they have (and they always have some sort of sale). Cabana life is also offering 20% to all my readers by using the code TALLACK20. If you use my code, I will get a discount on future purchases. I love their product and I am super excited to share this with you guys.

A few months ago we kicked off the Summer season with a pool party at a friend's house. Their backyard is a little oasis I tell you. We were all rocking our favorite Cabana Life suit. I only had to reapply sunscreen to the face and leg and that is so much easier.

Chilling with my babies and my mommy rocking our Cabana Life gear. Emilia and I are wearing matching shirts ;)
My friends have a pond in their backyard and the boys just loved watching all the fish wiggling around

My mom and my daughter looking cute
My baby girl is so stylish.
My boys were in heaven here

Chilling with my mini me, I love having a girl so much

I love the long sleeve rashguards particularly when we are out in the sun all day


Love these boys of mine
How cute are these two, seriously
My baby tried crab for the first time, just kidding, she just sat there with me
Hubby and his baby girl
This is a blurry picture but I love my boys in action
We always try to get a family picture and we nailed it, though it's blurry
We love Summer around here and we are trying to make the most of it by staying outside and enjoying the pool. Our Cabana Life gear keep us protected and stylish. Do you guys like these kinds of bathing suits like I do? How do you protect your family from the sun? Share your experience.