Weekend Re-cap

September 14, 2015



So… this is probably not the statement everyone will feel like making this morning, but I do:  I feel very happy that I made it this weekend to this Monday!

Not the statement you were thinking this morning right?!

You guys… this weekend was crazy pants and it wasn’t even filled with activities or lots of “things” but we are all exhausted!  There are a bunch of things that happened last week that made this weekend the bear that it was:  1.)  Linc started pre-school in his “big kid classroom” as he calls it.  The classroom is ten times bigger, the playground is ten times bigger with a slide, and the best part is he is now on the younger side of the age spectrum!   2.)  We went out a lot during the week after school and 3.) Daddy was still home!  All of these things added up to a very exhausted little Linc who wanted to still go go go because he’s the energizer bunny of toddlers, but it also meant he became grumplestilkskin!

I also started the season of weddings.  This is my last season of weddings and I only have one that is my own.  I am currently second shooting for Elizabeth and this was my first kick off for a crazy September month!  I always forget what it feels like to shoot a wedding, every single year!  The days go by fast and the hours seem to fly by leaving us wishing for more light and always more time!  It’s the next day that I always feel those hours though and remember how much I need to prepare and get in shape for wedding season, especially my feet and back!

So our Sunday was spent together… recovering and trying to relax!  We tried our hardest to have a day of “rest” for Linc so he could prepare himself for the week to come, but tell me mama’s: has anyone been successful with this?!  We did not win this weekend!  This is why I am soo happy it’s Monday!  Poor Linc was soo exhausted but just couldn’t give in to this relaxing weekend I had envisioned.  He just wanted to play and rough house and go!

Needless to say, we were all melting down and ready for bedtime last night!  That might be why I just passed out complete with drool!  Here are our lessons learned:

  • Tieks:  Ok friends… mine are NOT that great!  I know some adore them and especially for shooting weddings, but maybe I am doing something wrong here?!  I love mine but only for short jaunts like walking to and from Linc’s school or going to the mall!  Every time I have worn them to shoot a wedding the next day I have felt like I have just danced on pointe for 12 hours straight!  What is up with this?!  Anyone else feel the same way?!


  • Friday night…best night ever!  Tuck spontaneously decided that we were going out on a date for dinner!  If you follow me on instagram (@kbrooketucker) you know how this went down!  We never get to do this anymore and I know that’s so sad.  This is just us though, you see we order in… we cook for each other.  We usually fall asleep on the couch when we say let’s watch a movie!  We plan for the best night in as a date night and then because we both work so hard, the two of us go upstairs and we spend tubby time and bed time reading together as a family and then Tuck and I usually both fall asleep after… on accident!  But this Friday, my husband surprised me and on the spot arranged our favorite sitter to come over so we could grab a bite to eat at our favorite Italian spot.  I decided to run upstairs and change clothes and put on a pretty maxi dress I had borrowed from my friend Claire.  Best moment ever:  coming downstairs to the two boys I love the most showering me with compliments!  Linc even said I looked beautiful like a princess!


  • New water bottles!  I have this thing for water bottles, don’t ask!  I need to drink more water and it’s the one thing that is the hardest for me to do.  I don’t know why, but I always feel like I’m drowning!  Tuck broke down and bought me a hydro-flask and it’s amazing!!!  I’ve had at least 3 full flasks a day and that’s huge for me.  HUGE!


  • Spending Friday morning with some of the most amazing and inspiring ladies right in our community!  I can’t wait to share some headshots with you and some fabulously fun outfit inspiration!  These ladies are seriously killing it right now!!

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!  One of the biggest things I”m continuing to learn is that I will always be learning every second as a parent!  I think no matter what at the end of my life, the roles that I will always be the most proud of will be parent/mom and wife!  These are the hardest roles I have ever had and the ones that I work on every second of every day.  I am finding that I am constantly changing and growing and pushing myself in these roles and that if I don’t… they just won’t work!

I have to always put other’s first.  I have to always love first.  I have to always breathe and have patience.

If I can do those these things than all of us will be fine, no matter what!

I have two bracelets that I constantly wear right now and just in this past week I think I have looked to them more than ever!  One says love unconditionally and the other says never give up.

When we have weekends like this where we are all exhausted but we all want more than anything to spend these seconds together, we just need to remember those two things:  love each other fiercely and unconditionally and to never give up!




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