{Beaver's Bend}

I'm still a bit in catch-up mode around here. We had a completely full summer and I want to recap all the things since this is our family scrapbook. Back in July we took a trip to the Kiamichi Mountains to camp at one of our favorite places ever, Beaver's Bend. July 4th was on a Wednesday so we just took a couple of extra days after it to make a long weekend! As always, Beaver's Bend did not disappoint. We had a blast!!

{Falling for Fall}

Now that school is back in session I find myself daydreaming about and longing for fall. I know the first official day of fall is not until Sept. 22nd, but who says we have to wait? I mean, besides the Texas weather. I recently redid my living room and now I'm ready to decorate for fall. It's truly the best time of the year. Generally, I crank out a lot more blog posts during the fall months as well. There's just so much to do. Today I thought I would share some of the reasons I always crush on fall so hard.

{Five on Friday // August // Pt 3}

Happy finally Friday! I mentioned on Instagram that I've had a week full of Mondays, and that's exactly what my week has been like. Work has been insane, Mason started school on Wednesday and I haven't been getting much sleep at all. And if you know me then you know how heartbroken I am over school starting (dramatic much?) and how much I love my sleep. ha. Praise God that it's Friday!!

{First Day of Third Grade}

Third grade.
Like how?

I keep repeating this over and over in my head. How is my sweet little baby already in the third grade? This is his last year at this campus and the year the Staar testing begins. He's the big man on campus now. This morning he asked us"do I look as tall as a third grader?" You don't even know, son. Why do you think your mama wore tall wedges today? Oh, how bittersweet it is.

{Weekend Wrap-up // Beachin'}

Happy Tuesday! I tried to make this post happen yesterday, but just couldn't. I was exhausted from the weekend and then, you know, Mondays. Ugh! I'm covering for a co-worker for the next two weeks, so my workload has doubled. Anyhow, we had such an amazing weekend. We decided on a whim to take Mason to the beach as one last hurrah before school starts back. It was such a good decision because we had the most incredible weekend. It was perfect. Not one thing I would have changed! I love those weekends, but wish they could last forever.

{Five on Friday // August // Pt 2}

Happy Friday party people!! Now normally I wouldn't be excited about this weekend since it's the last weekend we have before a new school year starts, but we have stellar plans and I'm ecstatic. Gotta make the most of those last summer days and end it with a bang! I'll share more on that later. Here's a look at our Five on Friday...

{Back to school // Our family traditions}

As I was preparing things for back to school it hit me just how many family traditions we have. And I love every one of them! I thought I would share those traditions here on the blog. These are things that we do aside from the normal school supply shopping, uniform + shoe shopping, haircut, etc.

{The Daily Dime // August edition}

It's been a long while since I have joined in for The Daily Dime!! But, I thought it would be fun to recap a normal summer day before school starts back. But, I have to be honest and say that I did not remember about this link-up until around 11 am today {Tuesday}. Luckily, I am an obsessive picture taker and took photos of our morning anyhow!!

{Our weekend trip to Wimberley, TX}

Back at the end of June Nate's parents so graciously rented an amazing river house in Wimberley, TX for us all to enjoy. The whole Hall clan was able to go and it was a such a great time! When we are all together there are 10 of us now. I love our little growing family something fierce. We had a new addition to the family back in December, so it was so wonderful having a little babe around to love on any time we wanted. Wimberley, TX is such an adorable little town and stole a piece of our hearts.

{This Past Weekend // August // Pt 2}

When I sat down to write this post I had to think about what we did this weekend. It went by too fast and I'm sitting here wondering how it's already Sunday afternoon. Anyone else feel that way? I'm sure it felt super fast because the gray cloud that is school starting soon is looming overhead. And that wasn't the only cloud in the sky this weekend...it poured the majority of the weekend. I love rain, but on a weekday. Not the weekend when we're trying to live it up! Anyhow, here is a look at this past weekend...

{Little Letters // August}

A • U • G • U • S • T

Time for the Little Letters link-up with Kristin at Taz and Belly!! With my blogging hiatus, I missed a few months. But, I'm glad to be back. This is one of my favorite monthly link-ups that I always look forward to. And actually, every month I love this link-up a little more. Writing these Little Letters lets me free up some random things floating around my head. To read my past Little Letters click H E R E. Here are my letters for this month...

{Mason's 8th birthday}

Back in May, we celebrated Mason's EIGHTH birthday! I'm not sure how we got to eight so fast. It seems like it happens overnight, doesn't it? Excuse me while I go cry in a corner somewhere. But really, Mason is such a fun kid. Difficult to the core, but fun nonetheless. He always keeps us on our toes, makes us laugh with his witty sense of humor, and loves like no other. We are so blessed to call him ours!

{Memorial Day Trip to Mason, TX}

Another May event that I need to get on the blog...since this is our family scrapbook. Our annual Memorial Day trip to Mason, TX. One of our favorite trips of the entire year. We just love that part of the Texas Hill Country, the people and the relaxing fellowship! And the food too. It's just an all-around great long weekend we look forward to each year. This year did not disappoint. We had an amazing time.

{Prime Purchases // August 2018}

Two posts in one day! Who am I? I just learned about this link-up that Tanya hosts and had to join in. Amazon Prime is one of my favorite things ever and I love to see what others buy from there. Here's a look at my recent Prime purchases!

{TBB Asks // August ~ Party Edition}

I'm a day late, but I wanted to join in on this fun link-up with The Blended Blog. I always enjoy reading other bloggers answers as well as answering them myself.

{This past weekend // August 1.0 // CJ 7 work // back to school fair // movies}

Happy Monday! I'm not sure how we got to Monday so quick, but I don't like it. The weekend flew by too fast. This was the first weekend in a long time that we didn't have but one solid plan and it was kind of amazing. Here's a look at this past weekend...

{Five on Friday // August // pt 1}

Happy Friday! I have to say that surprisingly this week flew by! I thought it would be the longest week in history since it was my first time back to work in over 12 days. I'm glad it wasn't. I am ready for the weekend. We don't have a lot planned, but I am ready and excited all the same.

{Go Topless Weekend // Jeep Beach}

Today I am going to take it way back to the middle of May when Nathan and I went to Jeep Beach (Go Topless weekend) at Crystal Beach, TX. It was an adults weekend only and we had so much fun. Nathan and I don't do much without Mason, let alone a whole long weekend without him. It was weird, but we managed to have a great time. He was living it up at his Nana and Papas where I am certain he had ice cream for supper more often than not! Lucky kid!

{Currently // August}

Happy Wednesday! It's been a hot minute since I joined in a Currently post, so here we go! I'm busy catching up on all of our trips and what we've been up to, but wanted to join in on this link-up as well. Here is a look at what I am currently up to...