Tuesday, September 2, 2014


The end of a long weekend which coincided with Aunt Amy and Grammy leaving 
(which brought on tears from our oldest with a cry of "I already miss them." before they were even out of the cul-de-sac...) 
called for something special.
This evening's something special?
Cereal for dinner
In the living room (their first time!)
While watching Cupcake Wars on TV.
Amy and Grammy were but a distant memory...For a while.

Monday, September 1, 2014


A beautiful long weekend, with some of our favorite visitors...
shopping, walking, reading, learning, playing.
Sad to see it end!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I find it hard to remember when they were so little!  And in all actuality, this is a period of my life that I remember very little about anyway...  Oscar was only 4 months old, and we had just moved to Florida.  Josh went from working at home to working in an office - and there we were.  My two babies and me, in a new place, on our own, for the majority of our waking hours.  We made it!  And look how sweet they were - surely it was a walk in the park, right?!  ....


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014


Our main man turned a year older last week - and quite frankly, another year more awesome.  I think about how in love we were when we were engaged and first married... how fresh and new everything was.  I had no idea that what we had then was just the tip of the iceberg.  Date nights and hours of uninterrupted conversation have morphed into chatting over laundry sorting and watching 'our shows' in the evenings.  I cannot imagine sharing this life with anyone else, and I can guarantee no one could be a better leader for our family than the one we've been blessed with. 
Josh, I love you.  You are my best friend, my comfort, my lover, my secret keeper, my calm in any storm.  Happy birthday - I hope 33 is your best year yet.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Insta Update 4

1- Secret whispering - their favorite! 2- Post nap book writing. 3- 2014 stats. 4- Find the baby! 5- Morning scene. 6- Hair time. 7- Post church pre lunch family selfie! 8- Park time. 9- Grandma's back!

1- Everyone I love. 2- Baby buddy lunch. 3- Grumpy brothers up too early from nap. 4- Sick kiddos means an emergency trip to Target. 5- Sick kiddos also means snugs in mama's bed!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Insta Update 3

1- 12 clicks of car seat buckles and we're off! 2- McD's iced latte - awful. 3- Family photos 4- Mickey Mouse in mama's bed. 5- Chips and salsa as a morning snack.  Oops. 6- Brothers are the best. 7- I don't know who's more proud. 8- Hand holding in the car - my favorite. 9- Daddy time.

1- Hugo is 2. 2- Swinging is their favorite! 3- Baby is ready to join. 4- He loves a selfie. 5- Love this baby face! 6- Working lunch x2. 7- Chalk paint during nap time. 8- Mantle full of tiny choking hazards… 9- Sweetest babe.