Weekly Recap

I feel like we are in the thick of summer fun right now, even though we have another week of school left.

Lucy had her Last Blast on Thursday

I really like her group of friends. They all have pretty big personalities but they seem to compliment one another. Every once in a while you hear some arguing but mostly giggling. They point out when someone is doing or saying something wrong but not in a mean natured way. Almost adult like. They are also really good at complimenting each other and cheering each other on. It’s really FUN watching them all together.

Emma and Tess went to Iceland last week and it seemed strange to have my iPhone app look like this

She was REALLY far away!

Jon chaperoned Lucy’s canoe trip

This girl is way too cool to grocery shop

Saturday morning coffee and peaches with this boy

On Saturday we drove to Taunton where Megan received the Italian Club scholarship

When we left there we stopped to see Scott and Sean who were both in town for a christening.

After a long day Jon and I hung out with the kids and relaxed

Beckett has some water drops in his hair but I LOVE this big curl

Yesterday we took Lucy and Beck strawberry picking

And a few more random photos

Lucy got a chance to snuggle up sweet Sydney

And a few from Iceland even though Emma will end up putting these on her page

And even though it’s not a flattering picture of me I love it. I’ve had a baby on my hip for 22 years!!! It’s kinda my favorite thing

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Happy Birthday, Lucy!

She’s 10!! Like, as in one zero! TEN!! How in the world did that happen so quickly?!?! We celebrated this sweet girl over the weekend with some of her friends

It is SO fun and watching Lucy and her friends. It totally takes me back to when the older girls were younger. They played games and swam the entire day. She had a few of them sleep over on Saturday night, too.

I absolutely love celebrating my kids!! Happy Birthday, sweet Lu!!

Graduation

I remember the day I got these pictures back from her preschool teacher. They brought me to tears (surprise, surprise). I also remember thinking that seeing her in her high school cap and gown would crush me. But, I didn’t have to worry about that for 14 years.

I’ve been dreading graduation for months. I’ve been through this before and I know that even though I’m still their mom and they’re still my “babies”, things just change. Of course the feelings don’t change, just the day to day activities that we’ve been doing forever. Like I said in Emma’s graduation post, it’s not a bad change just different.

I lasted without tears until this next part (SAME as Emma’s graduation)

So even though I got a little teary eyed I really am so excited for her!!

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It was upside down and it made us laugh. She really is a very smart girl.ย 

I am SO proud of her and I know that she will go on to do great things in life.

And I hope she knows that where ever life brings her, she will always have this support system who will love her and be there for her no matter what.

Happy Graduation Megan Mackenzie!!

This Moment

She was sitting on the couch while I was putting Lucy’s lunch together this morning. I turned and saw her staring at me. She smiled and I burst into tears. It’s gonna be a long week. Graduation tomorrow.

May Little Things

Just a few pictures from May so I don’t forget

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We had our first trip to the ice cream shop.

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We found an awesome park close by. We plan on spending lots of time here once school gets out.

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We took the birthday girl out for lunch. Can you believe she is 22?!?!?!?!

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Beck got some new wheels

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Jon and I went to a couple of concerts in May, including a double date with Matt and Jen.

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Speaking of double dates….. we had lunch with Kirsten and G.

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Now he thinks he’s the coolest thing out there.

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Mother’s Day love with my kids

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3 generations (who like to match)

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My dad had some heart procedures done recently and I spent a few days with my mom

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Megan’s chorus had their senior night and I pretty much cried throughout the entire thing. When her friend Kamryn sang I Will Always Love You I pretty much lost it. Her voice is amazing!! Her friend Lexi sang Thank God for Small Towns and I cried through that one too. It’s safe to say that I’ll be a blubbering mess at graduation and will probably embarrass her and my entire family. Ha!

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Can’t forget Lucy’s Memorial Day program. I usually cry through that one too. This year Beckett kept me too busy to get teared up. He finally met Patrick (one of the babies that Megan and Chloe babysit for). It did hit me that I won’t be at the elementary school for this program for 4 years!! So sad!!

A few more photos from the month:

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We did a collaboration with Herobility. LOVE their baby products! Use code Jillfriary20 if you’re interested in getting 20% off 3 or more products.

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That pretty much wraps up May. Megan is out of school and busy having fun with her friends. Emma is done too and getting ready to hit Iceland next week with Tess. Chloe and Lucy have a couple of more weeks but I know that they’re eager to finish up. We have a fun summer planned and we are all more than ready to get to it!

One more thing, scroll back up and look at that last picture of Beckett’s face. How cute is he?!?!?!?!

 

Prom

Another day that went by in the blink of an eye. I’ve been pretty emotional lately with all of these end of the school year things so I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story

I was so excited when she texted me that her and Alex got prom king and queen

She’s as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. She is one of the most caring, loyal and honest people out there and NO one deserved that more than her.

I had to add that last picture of her and her favorite teacher. Now it’s on to graduation. I told her I probably won’t stop tearing up through the day until Thanksgiving break. Love you, my Meggie ๐Ÿ’•

End of April

Let’s get caught up on the end of April before all the hoopla begins! May and June are hands down my busiest months! May starts Friary Family birthday season. We have 6 months straight of birthdays in this house. Throw in prom, graduation, graduation parties, confirmation and all of the end of the school year activities and we are pretty much out straight. But, you all know that I LOVE it!! We have such a fun summer planned and I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it.

Let’s just take a look at some of the pictures I’ve taken over the last 2 weeks first

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This boy is growing like a weed!! He is SO smart and SO funny!! I LOVE moments like those pictured above because I know that before I know it I’ll be writing about his graduation. He wants me to rock him to sleep before every nap and every night before bed so I’m just going to sit here and soak it all in.

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The weather is starting to get nice so we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible.

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We took a Happy Meal to Lucy the other day and Beckett was in Heaven!! He loves being around her and her friends. The girls always have friends over and he is always the center of attention. Ha!

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Always!

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SOOOO cute!

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Love these girls!

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My boys!

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That picture above was posted by Tori Spelling this week. I have to admit, he is just the cutest little guy EVER!! Instagram has been keeping me SO busy lately!! I just got offered my 8th collaboration of the year. So exciting!! Come visit me over there at instagram.com/jillfriary

 

Happy May!!

 

 

 

Life Lately

Jon hosted the Legend’s box last week at the Red Sox game and it was pretty awesome

Megan had her final choir concert last Sunday morning in Worcester.

The girls sounded amazing!! I’m still trying to get over all of the “last’s” with her. It’s crazy!! Wasn’t she just 9 years old singing in the 4th grade chorus??

Beckett and I had a lunch and shopping date with our friends

Soooooo cute!!

Jon got another 4 tickets to the Red Sox and took Emma, Chloe and Lucy (Megan had a date)

I took Beckett out for pizza and then we hung out watching Boss Baby (currently his favorite movie)

Another quick week!! A few more Pics from the week:

I’m pretty sure this boy just keeps getting cuter

Happy Saturday!!

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung! ………. somewhere, just not here in the northeast. While my favorite Instagramers are posting super cute photos of themselves in spring dresses and sandals I’m sitting over here in my Ugg boots sipping hot tea.

Cold weather won’t keep me from searching the internet and Instagram for spring clothing and accessory inspiration. I’ve loaded up on spring dresses (for the girls and I), shorts, tops, sandals, sunnies and cute hats for B.

The accessory that I’m most excited about is my new watch from JORD watches. The company reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to partner up with them. I jumped at the opportunity because as far as I’m concerned the JORD watch has been the “IT” watch on Instagram for a while now. I was more than pleasantly surprised when my watch arrived. Actually, I was super excited!! The watch came packaged in a beautiful wooden box hugging a pillow to keep it in place. It would be PERFECT for gift giving!

This unique wooden watch is absolutely beautiful! Since most of my new spring and summer clothes have been navy or blush colored I chose the Frankie series in zebrawood and navy. I’ve been wearing it for about a month now and it goes with everything I own!

The look of this watch is classy and timeless. It’s a piece that I will have in my collection for a long time.

Now for the fun part! I am giving one lucky winner a chance to win a $100 credit towards a JORD watch of your own. Everyone who enters will automatically get a code for 10% off. You can enter at http://www.jordwatches.com/g/6friarys

This contest runs through April 15th.

Although I was given a JORD watch for this blog post all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


Luxury Wooden Watch

Come on warm weather. Weโ€™re ready for ya!