Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lake Vibes

Who doesn't love some lake time?!?  Can't wait for summer to get in full swing!  Boating, tubing, fishing and just lounging sounds pretty fabulous right about now.  We're lucky to have friends with cabins on a lake.






I can remember going to the lake with a childhood friend of mine when we were younger.  I remember showering in the lake after a day of swimming.  (no joke we washed our hair in the lake)  I can remember catching a whopper of a fish in the lake too.  I love that our kids can also make memories like these...minus the showering in the lake.  

~Audra

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Derby 2017

A few weekends ago Brandon and I checked something off our bucket lists!  And boy, was it worth it!  If you're debating a day at the races for the Kentucky Derby I highly recommend you do it.  We opted for seats in the grandstand rather than tickets in the lawn because we figured it's a bucket list thing and we wanted to do it right!

We started our morning with breakfast, Mimosas and Bloody Marys with the crew at our friends Laura and Nate's lake house.



  

We then boarded our bus for the trip.  Renting a bus to take us there and back...Best. Idea. Ever.




The weather turned out better than expected and we had the best time.








Until next time....and there will be a next time!

~Audra





Friday, May 12, 2017

Life's A Beach

The countdown to Mexico 2017 has begun.   Brandon and I are looking forward to some time away celebrating a dear friend's nuptials.  Passport-check!  New swimsuits-Check!  New beachy wardrobe-workin' on it!

Here's some of my wish list favorites!!




Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Let's get in the Derby spirit with some Mint Juleps, Southern style.  When I think of the Derby I think of the famous Mint Julep. And when I think Southern I think sweet tea.  So, why not put them together...






Cheers!  

And just an FYI, there are tons of variations to the classic Derby staple.  Check out some of the yumminess...Blackberry Mint Julep    Cherry and Lime Mint Julep    Disney-Land Inspired Mint Julep Slush for the Kiddos








~Audra



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Timing Is Everything

It's strange, but I have had more people ask me about my blog, (or should I say non-existent blog) in the last few weeks than in the previous year total.  My answer is usually the same, "I just don't have time for it."  But it wasn't until this last time someone asked me that I actually said the truth...or accepted the truth for that matter.  The truth is, I sometimes feel insecure about blogging.  Not insecure as in, I'm not good enough.  But rather, questioning if people really want to read what I have to say.  And even more than that, having to explain to some people why I even blog to begin with.

These recent inquiries about the status of the blog came at just the right time.  We've had some pretty crazy first few months of 2017 and I've been thinking that life is too short to not do what makes you happy.  I've decided to put on my big girl panties (I hate that word by the way) and to start blogging again.  I make no promises on how many posts I will make.  But I promise to not care what others think,  and to just do it because I like to and I want to. I have lots of ideas, events and trips that I'm pretty pumped to share.  And more importantly, I'm excited to have you Keepin' up with us!

~Audra 
 
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