Ohhhhh Mason Lane!! My sweet boy. Today you are seven years old. Seven. My mama heart can barely handle it.

{The Guys Behind the Blog // May edition}

Time for the Guys Behind the Blog - May edition!! I love getting to feature Nate on the blog each month and always look forward to his answers! Most of the time I can predict exactly how he would answer them and sometimes he totally surprises me. Here are his answers for May's edition of The Guys Behind the Blog.

{First Grade // End of the Year Awards}

Yesterday was Mason's end of the year awards for First Grade! He did so well and we are so proud of him. It's hard to believe that only half a day separates us from summer and then off to 2nd grade. Where did this year go?

{This Past Weekend // Winery, Sleepovers, Carwash and Birthdays}

Oh my word! Does anyone else feel like their head is about to spin off? May is such a crazy month for us! All of the end of the year school activities, Mason's birthday week, gearing up for a weekend getaway, church events, PTO, etc. have kept me one busy woman. Mondays just don't happen around here. And if I'm being honest, it's 9:06 am on Tuesday and I am just now writing this post. Here's a look at this past weekend...

{This Past Weekend // Ranger game, time with friends & Mother's Day}

Happy Thursday! I can't believe I am just now sharing about this past weekend. The Monday after a busy Sunday is just too hard {plus I took entirely too many pictures and the thought of going through them was overwhelming}. I was in a weekend hangover/funk all day long on Monday and did very little blogging {or anything else for that matter}. And then Tuesday came and I just slapped some pictures I wanted to share into a post, Wednesday I had something planned and now here we are, already at Thursday. We had such an incredible weekend and there is no way that I could go on without blogging about it. Here is a look at...

{Remembering The Little Things // Vol. 1}

Joining some of my blog friends for a sweet little link-up called Remembering the Little Things. I try to jot down somewhere {Facebook, my blog, or a note in my phone} little moments and things that I want remembered, but sometimes I fail. These moments are fleeting and I want to remember every little thing of Mason's childhood. Therefore, I am trying to do better about documenting all of the things. Today I am sharing four little things I want to remember...

{Tuesday Talk // Keep your eye on the ball}

Sunday evening these two enjoyed some time outside playing a little soft toss, batting and catching. I loved watching and snapping a few photos of them playing together. The weather was perfect and the sun was setting creating the perfect glow. That little bit of time had me longing for summer even more.

{Little Letters // Vol. 5}

I found the Little Letters link-up by Kristin at Taz and Belly's blog back in December and I loved the idea. I have linked up ever since! You can find previous posts here. If you haven't checked out this link-up I highly suggest it. It's nice to take a break from all of the serious and to just write a fun post! Here are my letters for May...

{Another lost tooth}

Mason, age 6 years and 11.5 months

Mason lost his 2nd baby tooth Sunday night. Well, he didn't technically lose it.
It was pulled.
By Nate.
While Mason was asleep...

{10 on the 10th // 10 must haves for the mountains}

The Mountains are calling and I must go!
- John Muir

Linking up with Erin at Perfectly Port for 10 on the 10th. Today's topic is 10 must haves for a summer vacation. What to pack really depends on the destination. Since I have been longing for the mountains lets go with a summer mountain vacation to Colorado. I guess it's because I know what summer months in Texas look like and that we find ourselves dreaming of a cooler climate. And, the mountains are just beautiful. Also, I should note that we normally take the camper when we go on trips like this. For us, these are the 10 must haves for a mountain summer vacation.

{The Kids Behind the Blog // May edition}

Time for the May edition of The Kids Behind the Blog. If you're new to the blog and not really sure what this link-up is all about you can read all about it here. Basically we provide you with 5-7 questions to ask your kid(s) each month. Then you blog about it and come back here to link-up. My co-hosts and I love to hear the things that kids say and that's why this link-up was born! I love the fun questions for this month. Here are Mason's answers for May's The Kids Behind the Blog...

{This past weekend // Fishing & horses, a birthday party and backporch sitting}

Happy Monday! We had another really great weekend and I'm sad to see it go. I'm really looking forward to the summer so that the weekdays feel more like weekends. I will have my boy home with me and we won't have to work around school. I'm so excited about that. Plus, we have a few trips on the books that we are looking forward to. Anyhow, here's a look at this past weekend...

{Five on Friday // New glasses, bring your kid to work, kayaking, musical, night of prayer}

What a week it has been! I forgot how incredibly busy the month of May is for our family. It's the end of the school year and there are projects upon projects and events upon events. This week was teacher appreciation week and thus the reason for neglect to this blog. Not only was I busy preparing gifts for Mason's teacher, the PTO {which I am a part of} set up a candy bar on Wednesday for the teachers. We hung a sign that said "How sweet it is to be taught by you" and we had all kinds of yummy candies for them to indulge on. It was really cute! Wednesday was church and we didn't get home until after 10:00 because a couple came in needing some help. We fed them and put them up in our church's caring house for the evening. Today we have members of the church going to check on them and put a plan in place to get them back home about an hour and a half south of us. Thursday Mason had a music program at school and then it was National Night of Prayer. Here's a peek of what has been going on in our parts lately...

{What We're Reading // Vol. 5}

We're back for our fifth edition of "What We're Reading"! Thank you to all you that have linked up with us thus far. It's been fun to see what everyone else is reading each month. My book list is now never ending and I love it. I've recently rekindled my love for reading. I thought I loved a good paperback book, but it's proving easier to read on the Kindle app on my phone. Here is a look at what we are reading this month.

{This Past Weekend // Babes, Beauty and the Beast & a Birthday celebration}

Happy Monday! Why do the weekends fly by at the speed of lightening and then the week drags on and on? Anyone else feel that way? Last night I found myself saying, "there is no way it's already Sunday evening!!" Ugh! But, we must press on. Here's a look at this past weekend...