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Travel With Us | Virginia Beach, VA

Over 20 hours in the car with two young kids? Were we crazy? Probably. But worth every minute? ABSOLUTELY! John and I planned a spontaneous 6-day trip while the girls were on vacation with their dad in Florida, with the destination of Virginia Beach, VA in mind. We knew it was going to be quite… Continue reading Travel With Us | Virginia Beach, VA

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So, let me reintroduce myself.

This could be the place where I rattle on and tell you I’m a mom, a lover, a craft-enthusiast, but rather, I want to use this platform to share more than that. So who is Shayla Jo? I’m still trying to figure out everything I want to be and I’ve got a whole lifetime to find… Continue reading So, let me reintroduce myself.

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1/4th of our year in photos.

A fourth of the year has about gone by and we've been nothing short of busy. Between birthday celebrations, mini-vacations, and every day life April has snuck up on us. I wanted to share a bit of our year thus far with all of you; enjoy! Valentine's Day John and I drove up to Chicago… Continue reading 1/4th of our year in photos.

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A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday.

Well here we are. You are officially a pre-teen. Two whole hands old. An entire decade of life is behind you. I’ll be honest, Mahkena. You turning ten is so hard for me. While you want to be double digits and get more into your big girl status, my heart sinks just a bit. Ten years… Continue reading A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday.

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45 seconds of January.

2022 came in full speed and just like that, January is already over. Still coming down from all the hype of the holidays, we didn't have much plans for this month. Truthfully; it was nice. We got to relax a bit at home and just unwind from all the chaos of Christmas. One month down… Continue reading 45 seconds of January.

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2021; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style

Leaving 2020, we hoped that covid would stay with it and 2021 would bring everyone a fresh start, mostly pandemic free. Unfortunately, that was not the case and it affected this year just as much as the last. But one thing is for certain, we tried our best to not let it hold us back… Continue reading 2021; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style

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2021 Family Photos

Every year we try to squeeze in a family photo session; usually during the fall so we can make the most of the photos and use them on our yearly holiday cards. Plus, it's always nice to have these photos of our family, year after year, to look back on and see how much everyone… Continue reading 2021 Family Photos

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October 2021; our month in video

woah! can you believe that october is already over and before we know it we will be celebrating thanksgiving? it was a very busy month for us between homecoming, adult trick-o-treating, hotel getaways, and lots of time with family. we ended the month of two nights of dressing up and trick-or-treating with the kids. always… Continue reading October 2021; our month in video

Motherhood

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY MASON ALLAN!

Sometimes people walk in to you life just when you need it most. That was certainly the case with you, Mason Allan. When I met your daddy, I knew that part of falling in love with him was making up a whole lot more room in my heart for you and your sister. That was… Continue reading HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY MASON ALLAN!

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL INTERVIEWS (2021).

well, it's that time again for another year of school and one of my favorite yearly blog posts. our three brave girls weren't so ready for summer to be over, but were excited to be back around their friends. i am so looking forward to watching more of them and the lessons that they learn… Continue reading FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL INTERVIEWS (2021).