Summer Style

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Oh man, do you guys remember when I would occasionaly post on fashion topics here on the blog? It's been way too long! I still love clothes and style just as much as I always have, so I thought it would be fun to do a post on some of my "Summer must haves" that I've been loving this season. I know it's kinda late in the season to just now be shopping for summer clothes, but chances are you can still find most of these items, likely even on sale, and I'm certain they will still be cute next Summer too!


First up is linen pants, I have a pair I bought in a tan color (but I'd love to get them in black too) and I just love them! I usually pair them with a fitted tank and flats, and they will transition well into the Fall with a jean jacket! 
I know you might be thinking pants are kinda odd to wear in the Summer, but I wore mire so often at the beginning of Summer instead of shorts before I had a chance to get some color on my legs, and they were still lightweight and airy for the warm weather. 
They are beyond comfortable and I just like the look for something different than the typical skinny fit we see so much of lately. 

Next up is flowy shorts, I have this exact pair (from Target) and again, they are so comfy! Which is huge for me as a mom of three, I can't stand to be in uncomfortable clothes. 
They can easily be dressed up with a fitted blouse or more casual with a basic cami 


Now moving on to the tops:

I love long tanks for summer that can be worn over leggings or skinny jeans, and as a bonus you can add a cardi and boots to transition to the for the Fall!


I love my kimono! I've worn mine with shorts and tank top, over a dress and even as a beach cover up. I got mine from LuLaRoe but I've been seeing them everywhere! I think they are flattering on lots of different body types and are so versatile. 


And of course a summer dress has to be on the list for my summer must haves. 
In particular, a lightweight maxi dress. Pair it up with some cute scrappy sandals, some fun bangles and you're good to go for a trip to the farmers market, or change it up with some wedges and big earrings for date night!

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Camping at Hungry Horse (July 9-16)

Monday, July 27, 2015

We had our first week-long camping trip of the season earlier this month camping at Hungry Horse with the Leegwaters, Nyhoff, Meistes and Kleins. We had such a great week!

Jovie living the dream, chatting it up with a gal pal while mr. muscles pulls them in the wagon :)

we spent lots of time at the pool with our friends! The kids were never lacking someone to play with! 

craft time, thanks Val for organizing this! It kept one of these boys busy for HOURS, you can probably guess which one :)

fun on the slip and slide


Saturday morning breakfast!

gotta have a good book or two to read during the week!

waiting for chapel to start Sunday morning!

we got eaten alive by mosquitoes and didn't find any rhinoceroses like Sadler was hoping for,  but we did have fun on a nature walk through the trails!

lil diva

the boys love doing "superman" on the swings

Jovie had a whole audience for her bath time :)

It rained hard on Tuesday morning so we got out to the dollar store and market to kill some time.

deep in thought!

they are so creative together, I just love seeing what they come up with!

yummy baked apples by the campfire!

The kids all worked together to make a cool fort at the pool one day, Jovie refused to have her suit straps on, I think she wanted to be like the boys! ha!
a little down time watching Veggie Tales!

have I mentioned how much I love camping food?!

poor guy, the mosquitos got him right on the eyelid!

my bathing beauty

he loves the water and did a great job swimming. 

surfer boy!

wagon ride to feed the horses!


the boys slept past 9:30 the last morning, all the late nights and busy days finally caught up the them!

The whole group of 15 kids!


We made so many fun memories once again, can't wait till our next trip! 

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A Day in the Life of the Lubbers 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

If you've been following my blog for awhile you may recall I spend the day of July 7 documenting a day in our life though pictures for the past several years as a way to remember our sweet Brenham boy on his original due date.
I love being able to look back on the years and see how our lives have changed in our day to day duties.
My day starts at 7:05 am when Grayden wakes up (he's usually the first one up!), he lays in bed with me to watch cartoons (odd squad and wild kratts) and I catch up on social media on my phone


7:50 am Sadler wakes up and requests breakfast, frozen pancake, syrup on the side and blueberries for him, yogurt with blueberries and granola for Gray. My coffee is brewing and then I sit down with my devotions (Craving God and Proverbs 7) before I check on JoJo. 

8:30 am we hear Jovie singing from her crib and the boys race to get to her before I do, every morning. It's the sweetest thing but as you can see from her stink eye, she's not thrilled about the chaos. ;) She's dramatic! 

9:15 I change Jovie after getting us breakfast, pancake and blueberries for her, egg with sauteed spinach and mushrooms and feta on top for me. The boys play with their toys. 

9:30 am I take my morning meds, which seems so mundane now but super important. If I miss even one dose my body could reject my kidney. Which reminded me to call the doctor to check on some results of the labs I had done last week. The kids are all downstairs playing. 

10:30 am the boys work on putting away their laundry from the day before. We usually do it all on Mondays but we had a busy day at the zoo and ran out of time. Meanwhile, I found Jovie in our bathroom with the door closed behind her, playing with toothpaste! So she needs to be cleaned up and  an have an outfit change. 

12 pm The kids have been playing and I've been doing some packing for an upcoming camping trip. For lunch we have leftover meatballs, mac and cheese, baked beans and tomatoes. 

12:30 Grandma stops over with some donut holes. We play some more and then it's nap/quiet time.

1:00 the sun comes out so we push back the nap time, I finished up a quick blog post, and we head outside to play 

1:30 Jovie is asleep and I'm relaxing outside with a book. The boys are outside doing a mixture of playing and fighting, per usual. 

3:45 JoJo is up from her nap and it's snack time. Nutella on toast/vanilla wafers and oranges. Then we head up to the playroom and I'll start dinner and get myself dressed. *Yup, I'm in yoga pants most days until I have somewhere to go or clients scheduled!*

5:20 pm Robb comes home from work and we eat dinner. Baked pizza ravioli, (I'll share the recipe for that sometime, it's so good!) garlic bread and sauteed zucchini is on the menu. 

5:45 the kids clear the table and we rush to get ready for vbs

6:15-8:15 pm The boys and I go to VBS, I lead a crew around for games, snacks, crafts and a Bible story while Robb plays at home with Jovie. 

8:45 pm I have two haircuts in the books while Robb gets the kids ready for bed, he's super dad! I hit the shower and then crawl into bed to watch America's Got Talent with the hubs and we call it a day! 

So thankful to be able to spend my days doing what I love. It's far from glamorous, but I'm so grateful to be a wife and a mom. Something I take for granted too often. 

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Zoo Day

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

With the 4th being over a weekend Robb had Monday off of work as well, so we thought it would be a perfect day to go to the zoo. The boys had gotten passes to Boulder Ridge Zoo as part of their birthday gift from my parents, and they were so excited to go!

Checking out the prairie dogs, this is probably my favorite picture from the day...it describes their personalities perfectly! :)


The safari ride is a favorite for us!








We spent tons of time in the bird exhibit 

 He loved feeding the birds!



Her expressions crack me up!




 Sadler wasn't so sure about the birds!


But he came around eventually, so brave!

We had such a great time. I'm bummed my outfit didn't coordinate like everyone else's :)

and just for fun, a little throwback from the our last trip to the zoo 2 years ago!

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