Hoppin Blog Hop!!

Happy Hump Day Girls!! Are you having a good week? It’s almost the weekend!! And the weather? whew, so chilly, right? But nothing warms me up like a yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte…am I right or am I right? 
How fun is it that Kelley over at Haute Mom asked me to guest host a fun little blog hop! Because reading other blogs is super fun and a great way to meet new people!
What better way to get over the midweek hump then to kick off your heels and do a little blog hopping!
Be sure to follow Kelley at Haute Mom and Lady Goo Goo Gaga and me ofcourse 😉

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seriously, by the sound of every posts, you would think I’m a food critic or a food addict?

well, I’m not…I’m just a chocolate/sweets/sugar loving chick. 

We celebrated my 27th birthday (so there, that’s an excuse for chocolate overloadin’, right?) Speaking of chocolates…Mike brought me home some yummy, no INSANELY YUMMY CHOCOLATES!  I definetly could have eaten every single one of them..but don’t worry I shared…

I celebrated with my 2 beauties…Rylee and Reese.

On Momma Mackey’s bday, Rylee is exactly 1/2 a year older…you see this little snookums has been glued to me since the day she was born….and now just look at that precious grin of a growin little lady who will be in Kindergarten next year…(stay tuned for a “momma meltdown moment” post when that happens)
The first one up to wish me a Happy Birthday…Reese at 3:30am  – I know one day I will miss those moments of coos that say “oh maaama its time to get up and feed me because if not I will scream bloody murder and starve because I’m so skinny” so I never complain – her little smilin face when she sees me scoop her up and kiss those chubby cheeks and whisper “mama loves you” at wee hours of the morning makes it all worth it
My girls strapped in and ready to go for our Birthday outing
First, up: Reese had a 2 month check up on our special day together….our wittle binky boo boo weighs 14 pounds now!  😉 – we are so blessed with 2 healthy children 😉

For some reason, Rylee loves going to the Doctor when she knows she’s not the one receiving the shots…

look at those pink lips…these are seriously some ridiculously good cupcakes yal

yumm yummm…chocalate with raspberry buttercream frosting…droolin’ yet?

well, here, watch me eat it 🙂

only taking a quick breath from inhaling this cupcake for Rylee to get a snapshot
Another year older..and still not one gray hair  (I probably just really jinxed myself)….. But I do have…some stretch marks, a beautiful family, a heart full of love, fresh air in my lungs, my vision, arms to hug my loves, legs to chase the little ones, a kitchen stocked full of groceries so I never go hungry, and the blessings go on and on…
I’m a lucky girl..
I’m a happy girl..
And this certainly was a happy birthday..

its a Party! :)

Ever have one of those days where you wish you could cherish the moments forever?..
If you’re like me…I’m the type of gal who tries to remember every detail, every person, all the “remember whens”, every hug, all the “I love yous”…  
I try to forever etch them into memory…..so that one day I can tell my little ones of all the wonderful times waaay back when..

Today was one of those days where we celebrated lots of family accomplishments and birthdays…poolside..(getting soaked even wearing street clothes….because we were dripping in our sweat getting splashed)

Cousins (Taylor and Rylee) played in the pool until they were seriously pruned…chatting and catching up…

Aunt Heather and Rylee enjoyin a cool dip

Daddy Mackey hestitating on doing a back flip but opted for a semi-cannonball? into the heavenly coolness…
A good ol fun fashion game of pool volleyball…notice everyone on noodles in the deep end…and they still won…..their prize…..killing bees that swarmed the pool..
 Pure…Bliss…again..FOOD and all tha fixins (it makes me drool just lookin’ at this)!!
 Yummmmy, ………I mean this wasn’t my plate because I clearly ate/inhaled a hamburger AND a hotdog, AND chips and dip, AND pickles, AND potato salad…seriously, don’t judge…I’m not depriving myself of yummy delish-ous-ness!
How sweet is this?! I should have taken pics of the other 16, 4 other desserts we had…including peach cobbler……again, no pics of my plate were taken here because:
 number 1. it was devoured in like 2 seconds,
and number 2. I could ruin my reputation with a plate THAT size 🙂
A must have at any southern party… of ANY kind…SWEEEEET TEA!

Momma Mackey and Daddy Mackey stoppin for a quick pose…post devourment of food…

Rylee lookin oh so tan and not complaining about the massive mosquito bite on her neck…(yay! one meltdown saved….thank you Benedryl itch relief)
 Cousin Jen and baby Reese…hanging out…
 Aunt Jane and baby Reese…seriously Reese-y baby makes sleepin’ look so precious 
Cousin Lorie and Reese-y baby relaxin
More cousins…poolin’ and stylin’
 Daddy Mackey puttin on his “this party is totally rockin and I love every picture wifey is taking because she takes like 687 pictures every time we go somewhere” look…he loves me? No? 🙂

totally cute cousins
 Nanny and Aunt Susie…the hostesses of the party who are complete preciousness
 Reese’s…and Rylee’s absolute fav spot/chair…..PawPaw’s belly…really, every child needs one of these…a sweet ol “Paw”
the most precious baby in the world..smiling because:
a. she plans on keeping Mommy and Daddy up all night?
b. she made a serious diaper that will only be changed by the coin toss loser?
c. because she thinks “hey I better just smile and get used to this camara being shoved in my face every second of my life”?

And, finally, …oooh…ahh….the end to a perfect party

welcome REESE!

We welcomed our sweet little Reese Kennedy on May 19! She weighed 7 lbs and 14 oz, and 20 1/4 in long! And let me add, she is absolutely perfect! Also let me add that yes, we did think of all those quirky little nicknames that she may get called (Reese-y cup being one of our favorites)…and we’re cool with that.

A Very PROUD big sister ready to take care of little Reese…such sweetness

Our very 1st MACKEY FAMILY PHOTO with our latest addition…Reese (oh, and please don’t be jealous of my puffy eyes, swollen monster hands, and dark roots)
Now let me skip back and little and fill you in on us Mackeys since, lets see..last post.. Jan. 31…seriously I have not been good at keeping up with our Moments!
Ok, Rylee turned 4 in February!! And she is sooo grown up and mature….constantly reminding us of “..remember when I was little, you know, back when I was 3?…” She’s precious. Mike turned 32 in March…which was a major thing because between you and me, he’s gotten a few more grey hairs. April was baby showers, baby prepping, and naps.  Momma went on maternity leave in May. June was full of diaper changing and ’round the clock breastfeeding. July was pool days, popsicles and St. Simon’s Island…and that brings us to the present..  🙂 
So sit back, relax and enjoy our Mackey Moments…

4!! YEARS!! OLD!!

Rylee officially turns 4 years old tomorrow! ~(this is her official last picture as a 3 year old)~

But we had an early Birthday Party since my birthday falls in the middle of the week! I requested that Princess Belle attend my party! And what a magical time it was! This wasn’t just your “come have cake and watch me open my presents party” – this was THE event~ Princess Belle came and she sang, she danced, she let the girls play musical instruments, she played games with us, she let them twirl fancy streamers, she sang Happy Birthday to Rylee and crowned me with my very own little special princess crown!

Belle arrives at the party….all eyes are on her…I’m up front and center to catch all the excitement!

All my friends came and joined in on the fun!

Blowing out the candles on my beautiful Princess cake (topped with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle) ~Ofcourse it was chocalate with extra frosting!!!

The magical moment…when Belle gives me my crown and has a special dance with me!
With her sweet voice, fantastic personality and enthusiasm – it was truly an enchanted party!


Here is a little video from the party of Belle singing to us girls!


Happy Birthday to our beautiful Princess, Rylee! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!!

gone far too long….

my dearest family and friends! I APOLOGIZE sincerely for not updating you in quite a while….

now…hmmmm….where to begin….
I last posted in January! Wow! OHHH MY GAHHH, how time flies!
Ok, since January, I turned 3, learned to ride a bike, went on several vacations, grew TALLER, got sassier 😉 and finished up my first semester at preschool! Oh, and found a new love for Hannah Montanna, and singing…
Mommy and Daddy are good…working, schooling…you know the normal “adult stuff”

ok…so let me begin with turning 3! I had a DORA birthday party, because, well, Dora is so fabulous!

Ok, I digress….let me tell you, well update you on life as a 3 year old! I’m very well spoken….it may take me a little time to warm up, but boy once I do…I could talk for hours! Also, my parents says I’m becomming a very strategic thinker…asking lots of questions…you know…needing to know all the answers.
I’m very into reading! I love love LOVE books! The bookshelf in my room is huge…and piled with tons of books! Nothing is better than a rainy day with stacks of books to read!

I also love photography….I know, I know..”seriously, she’s 3?” But honestly, if you could see me with a camara (ask my Gammy and PawPaw too!), you would probably be amazed! I really enjoy taking pictures…and not just your average “say cheese, this is gonna be cute” picture…I’m talking: flowers, animals, nature, people, just random things…I love it…I’ll post some to show you later.. Maybe this talent is like one of those hidden talents where I could be like, I don’t know, AMAZING at it!? Ha! For now, it’s just fun…

For those of you who haven’t gotten one of my beautifully painted pieces of artwork (no exaggeration, *smiles*), not to worry…Mommy and Daddy have tons to share! I’m loving painting lately! I’m talking, construction paper, an easel of like 9 paints, 13 paint brushes (yes, this is serious) – I just love making colorful things…

I’ve been spending the summer at the pool soaking in the Vitamin D (hello sunshine!!) every single day, getting in some play time with my friends and family and doing all the things I love (like eating chocolate icecream EVERY SINGLE DAY! *smiles bigger*)

More pics to come soon…as you can see, by the timing of this post…it’s ummm…past my bedtime (sighs), but I promise to be back soon….
Kisses, Hugs, and Smiles to all

wow….its been a while!

Hey Friends and Family! It’s been far too long I know, but trust me I have been sooo busy lately! Let’s see….first I will update you on my birthday… So as you know I turned the big 3! Hard to believe, isn’t it!? I had a really fun Dora party (because I’m a huge Dora fan, and insisted that my mother buy everything Dora)! It was fun to hang with my friends and family! I missed the rest of my family that were unable to make it. Mommy and Daddy made sure that my birthday was extra special…as they always do!

Ok, so enough about my super fabulous party! Ok in March, Mommy and Daddy and I went on a little vacation to the beach…we needed some rest and relaxation! It was so nice and perfect weather! It was still a little too chilly for swimming but our hotel had really nice indoor heated pools and lazy rivers! So much fun!