Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekending: Knox is Officially ONE! {Plus, Giveaway Winner!}

It's a Happy Monday in this house today, because we are celebrating our precious Knox's official first birthday today! At 8:37 a.m., William Knox Whitacre will be O-N-E. That was probably the fastest year of my entire life, and I am thrilled to celebrate this sweet, feisty, funny, precious boy always, but especially today. Happy Birthday, Knox! We love you to the moon and back! 

Find all the details from Knox's 1st birthday party here!

I'm also excited to announce that the winner of my giveaway with Megan Made Designs is Emily from Three Boys and a Girl Blog! Congratulations, Emily! Megan will be sending you your shirt soon. :)

As far as our weekend went, here's a bit of what we were up to: 


+ We had the laziest of all lazy days around here. The weather was so iffy and just perfect for staying at home in our jammies, cleaning and doing laundry. And because my kids were so crazy on Friday, I went out ALONE when Brandon got home to get a pedicure and eat by myself. Seriously, it's the little things, and this mama came home so relaxed, refreshed and totally enjoyed 1.5 hours of alone time. :) 


+ Yet another icky, rainy morning, so we packed up and headed over to have a quick lunch at Rosa's before trying out the massive, new Nebraska Furniture Mart. {Seriously, it's gigantic.} The highlights for Walker included riding the escalator approximately 603 times and sitting in front of the massive TVs in the electronics department. But seriously, Brandon and I decided that, when we're ready to shop for our new home in 1.5-ish years, we'll be leaving the kids with a babysitter and spending a day in this place. It's great! 

My shirt is from HomeGrown

+ The sun finally decided to peek out and we quickly threw on swimsuits and headed to my in-law's pool to swim! It was Knox's first swim of the season and quite perhaps the cutest thing I have witnessed from him! He is most definitely my water baby and just loved splashing in the water and riding around in the baby float. We even made a little evening of it and had a picnic lunch on their patio with sandwiches, watermelon and pretzels, and the boys just ate it up...literally! 

Knox: Sun hat, swim top and swim trunks from Old Navy {no longer available}
Walker: Sun hat, swim top and trunks are from Snips & Snails, Puddle Jumper 


My bathing suit is from Victoria's Secret {no longer being sold} and sunglasses are here


+ We went to church, where I sported my new Laura Cox Designs earrings the boys got me for Mother's Day: 

+ And then we came home and Brandon grilled hamburgers and I served them with baked beans and sweet potato fries. 

+ We spent the afternoon getting ready for the week: laundry, cleaning, organizing and going over calendars for the next couple of weeks. You know, all that fun adult stuff {not}. ;) 

I hope y'all have a great week! I'm off to celebrate my precious little guy's FIRST BIRTHDAY! 

Linking up with Biana 


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet Knox!! Hope you guys have the best day!!

  2. Happy Birthday sweet Knox!! His little hair flip is killingggg me in that photo of you two!

  3. Happy Birthday to your precious little man!!!

  4. Happy Birthday to sweet Knox!! I hope you all enjoy the day!!

  5. Happy happy birthday to Knox!! Hope you have a great day celebrating! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. Happy first birthday to Knox! Pedicures are so relaxing! I went & got one on Friday too.

  7. Happy Birthday to your precious boy!!

  8. Happy Birthday Knox!! Hope you all have a great day celebrating :)

  9. Stopping by from the linkup! XOXO Happy Birthday to Knox!

  10. Aw, happy Birthday Knox! So sweet. Also you're gorgeous mama! Enjoy your day with him! :)

  11. Happy 1st Birthday to Knox!! Can't believe it's already been a year - I hope y'all had the best day yesterday :) Your weekend sounds amazing! So nice you can go to your in-laws to swim!

  12. Happy birthday to sweet Knox! Hope that y'all had a wonderful day celebrating him yesterday :)

  13. How fast does the time go?! Happy ONE, Knox!!!

  14. I can't believe he is already one!!! How awesome that your in-laws have a pool?! And you totally deserved that pedi mama!


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