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|Watermelon Update Part Two|

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Sad day. We went out and checked our melon, creamy white on the bottom so it was ready to eat!


Cut in to it and this is what we get:


I think the outside was deceiving me! It wasn’t ready or maybe it was a dud, I don’t know. On a brighter note, it tasted good. Just not as “watermelony”… is that even a word?? Ha!

I blended it up and made ice pops for the boy. He loved them! All in all, I guess it was a win. ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Watermelon Update|

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After leaving town to visit family for the weekend, we came back in hopes that our single watermelon was still alive and growing. 


To our surprise, it had more than doubled in size! It is truly a watermelon! We cannot wait until it is ready to eat. 

Until the next seed grows,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|June 2017|

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Almost halfway through the year. June is coming to a close. Lots of family time spent together. 

Recap of some family festivities in June. 


Chocolate milk mouth and dirt… ALL boy. Rhett would spend hours and hours outside just playing in the dirt, with his toys, or in the shop with his dad. 




We traveled to Weatherford, OK to see my in-laws for a few days and spent Father’s Day there. The last picture is of my husband and father in law. Love. I can’t help but think in about 5 years, this will be Rhett and Tommy. 



We have been doing some yard renovations and moving rock and dirt around; Rhett was in charge of driving the mower with the trailer. He had so much fun. He picked wildflowers for me & helped me arrange them for my entryway. Fun in the sprinkler and feeding chickens. A very HOT, HOT Sunday outside. 


Last, but certainly not least.. I have been seeing a personal trainer since February to help motivate me and get me back in shape and back to my “pre-baby body”. [Yes, I am fully aware my child is three already] 


I can’t say this enough. With all of the negativity in the world today, I have to step back and focus on the good in my life and be thankful for the life I live. July will be all about focusing on the good in MY life. For me. For my family. 

Until then,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|USVI: 2017|

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My favorite place.

My husband and I made another trip back to the USVI and had an absolute blast, again. We stayed in the same resort, Marriott Frenchmen’s Reef, and this time they upgraded our room and it was beyond perfect. We were able to walk directly out the patio doors to the walking area to the beach.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our trip this time.

The food is incredible. The water is crystal clear. The sand is like powdered sugar. The sun is always beaming. This IS paradise.

My go to drink: Strawberry Jalapeรฑo Margarita.

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This trip we booked an “excursion” with Virgin Island Ecotours. We decided to go with the Kayak, Hike and Snorkel trip. The most fun I have had in years! It is so worth the money. The tour guides made the trip worth the while. Click this link to check out our video of the tour as well as other highlights from the rest of our trip!

We cannot wait to plan to go back! Our favorite vacation spot!

Until the next wave,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Movie Marathon|

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Since my gallbladder surgery, I haven’t been able to do much lately. Nothing strenuous anyway. The same television shows I have seen dozens of times, daytime soap operas I don’t care to watch, and outdated game shows I can guess the outcome of. I am about to lose my mind.


So this past Friday, Tommy & I go on a date. First date we have had, just the two of us, in I can’t remember how long. I wanted dinner and a movie, but without people. I didn’t want to be around anyone but my husband. We catch an early dinner, about 5, restaurant is empty; it’s perfect. What are the chances of going to the movies & the theatre being empty? Yeah, we could not get that lucky. Next best thing? Rentals: The movie store! We browse the shelves and pick out a handful of movies. He finds several he likes (which typically involves some western and/or war movie) and I find a few we both can enjoy. All weekend long we enjoyed the last few days of quiet and just “us” time. Rhett will be coming home in a few days and back to reality we will be. I haven’t seen very many movies being advertised lately; so we go in this endeavor blinded. To my surprise, we did quite well with our selections. :]

  • Money Monster
    • I thoroughly enjoyed this movie; real life possibilities here. Definitely a must see.
  • Traded
    • Horrible acting, great concept. Movie was…. mediocre?
  • Masterminds
    • This movie was hilarious. It reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite with the cheesy humor.
  • Captain America: Civil War
    • Super hard to follow. I kept asking Tommy questions. You have to be familiar with the comic characters. Otherwise, this was a so-so film.
  • Suicide Squad
    • Would not recommend watching this with kids. Humorous, yet full of action. Really enjoyed; 4 out of 5 stars for me.

 

Ready, Set, Action,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Bathroom Reno Reveal|

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Ya’ll… The guest bathroom isย done(~ish)! Done enough to post! [We lack painting the open shelving] It has been long over due, and I am so glad that it is functioning. Three people and one bathroom under one roof just doesn’t cut it for me. Especially with me being the only girl in the house! [I need my space.]

First off, please keep in mind that we gutted this bathroom [top to bottom], which is why it took fooooorrrreeevvver! So worth it in the end.


During Demo: What a mess!

Replacing and installing insulation in the subfloor.

Floor ductwork and platform built for AC unit.

Moving light fixtures and putting up headboard ceiling.

Shiplap everywhere! ๐Ÿ™‚

Floor leveler down and sanded. Flooring installed.

Cement board for tiled shower installed & remaining shiplap installed.

Tile Installation, Grouting and Sealing.

Finishing Touches.

 

And Voila! We have a functioning bathroom! :]

Until the next renovation,
We Are The Marshall’s

 

|March & April 2017|

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Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

What a great Spring this year has brought. We have made lots of fun, family memories. From Rhett’s third birthday four wheeler ride to his first fish! 


Until the next set of precious pictures,

We Are The Marshall’s

|Spring Break 2017|

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What a month! It is speeding by so gracefully… Here’s a recap of some of my favorite memories AND a sneak peak of our newly renovated bathroom! (Plumber came over Spring Break and we have been super busy.)

This cute little farmer picked up his own apple for a quick snack. How cute is this?? I’ll post this DIY Pinterest find Farmhouse Produce Stand in a few days. Literally, one of the easiest DIY wood projects. 

Amidst our mini Spring Break trip we stopped at the Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas! Rhett had an absolute blast (mom & dad did too!). So much information to let soak in and great sights to see!

We went to Branson, Missouri for a few days over Spring Break this year. Used our timeshare points (Bluegreen) and stayed at The Falls. Such a quiet (outside) place to stay for a mini vacation tucked into the hills of Branson. Of course, the first place Rhett wanted to go, was the jacuzzi tub, we obliged. He had so much fun in his “swimming pool”. 

We went to the Dixie Stampede while we were in Branson, and again, Rhett absolutely loved it. He loved seeing the horses and the lights and fire that went along with the show. I’ve been to Branson multiple times and I have NEVER been, until now. Of course, I will be back. The food and show were amazing. 

Bathroom Sneak Peek:


Check out our super cute helper! I’ll make an entire post from start to finish when all the finishing touches are made. 

Until then,

We Are The Marshall’s