Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cold Winter Days

It is always hard juggling a baby out in the extreme cold. By the time you take them out of the car seat, cover them up, and run but try not to slip on the ice while carrying them; you literally can't feel your toes by the time you enter the store. Then you get your shopping done and have to do it all over again. Luckily I have no problem staying indoors and can pretty much hermit up the entire winter months. I will say we do try to soak up the vitamin d when we find it coming in the windows. Every once in awhile I will catch myself dreaming of warmer days, but I simply remember how incredibly blessed I am to hermit up with these people I love and I will enjoy the beauty and slow moves of the winter months.

Naked Babies & Ice Cream Cones

Just a naked baby making me my 800th ice cream cone of the day. #mintchipplease

Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Heart

Oh sweet boy, you are growing so quickly. You are such a handsome little man. I love you so very much. When I look at you it's a strange glimpse of that little toddler bug that was just with me and the older boy you are growing into. <3

Monday, January 8, 2018


When you keep spiked plastic strips on your couch to keep the pups off them and Batman soars through the air not knowing they are on the couch!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Babies, Wubbies, & Bows

There are three things I will never catch you without -- a baby doll, a wubbie, & a bow. Those three things and of course those beautiful big brown eyes, but those are always a given. You are becoming so much fun. You love to make us laugh, you love to be the center of attention and love sitting on our laps most of all.

A Little Saturday Morning Perfection

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Oh girl.

Oh girl. Those sweet little strands of hair that stick out under that headband. Those long dark eyelashes. That cute little nose. That giant wubba that is constantly sticking out of your mouth. You are such a beautiful little girl. I love hanging out with you, I love holding you, I love to tickle your little things. I love everything about you.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Big Eyes

Sweet girl I could take pictures of your big round eyes all day long.

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Cookie love for Santa.

Christmas Eve

I am really not sure there is anything cuter than watching your child sprinkle reindeer food all over the front yard.

Christmas Love


We went on a walk to look at the neighborhood Christmas lights. She walked past this nativity and yells, "baby, baby" then she continued to say, "oh no, my baby". Little mama want to scoop baby Jesus up in her arms, take him home, and give him a bottle as she shushed him I'm sure. #marysgotthisonekid #hesingoodhands

When December Fun Catches Up With You

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Never Too Young

I am surprised this year that she can feel the "magic" as much as she does. She loves to find the elf in the morning and yell, "elf" when she does. She loves to say "ho, ho, ho". She loves to see pictures of santa and giggle. She loves to take the ornaments off the tree and put them back on. She laughs when we sing Christmas songs and rocks back and forth. I love watching them get so excited about this time of year. It doesn't seem to matter what age they are. I hope this stage lasts for many years to come.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Lights

We have a house a couple houses down from us that represents the Grizwalds, I'm sure it is pretty darn awesome in kid world.


She walks up to them and says, "Santa, Santa, Santa" then bends down and giggles. Love watching that love for Christmas grow.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


 Ornaments on the tree, off the tree, on the tree, off the tree... and repeat 867 times a day.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Age Gap

They don't always get along and they don't always play together but they do have a patience and closeness that I really wasn't sure was possible. The age gap. It's there and I think it's so funny when I say their ages and people think it is an open conversation to talk about why I decided to wait so long to have my second. Because this is why. I knew that what would be best for my family would not maybe be best for yours, but for ours it is perfection. Those five years I had with my son to grow that bond was irreplaceable time. His personality needed it, mine did too. When she came along it was the right time for us. God knew what he was doing. He knew we needed that gap, and I couldn't imagine any better plan.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tree Hunting

On the search to find the perfect tree. <3 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thankful for Cousins

Grandma has been begging for normal outfits and a new cousin picture for her walls. So very thankful for older cousins. They are so much older but always seem to know how to make time to play with Ryder and make him feel like they love doing it. Kati and Cole you are good people, thank you for treating my small kiddos like they are the coolest. :)) 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Thankful for my husbands side of the family. They are seriously good people. <3

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Family Pictures 2017

It was so unbelievably cold, and so windy. It was miserable. The whole session lasted like ten minutes but I am very thankful for friends who offer to take us out and try to take a few pictures of my family. Love my crazy bunch.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Little World

Today you were loving this book. You were taking it with you as you walked to different rooms. You were feeling the bugs on the book and turning the pages. You would walk to a room find somewhere to sit and then "read" it. As you walked from room to room sometimes you just couldn't seem to lay the book down. You are so funny little girl.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Little Girl

Oh sweet little girl, you love being in your brother's room. When I can't find you, you are usually trying to crawl on his bed or you are sitting right here in this chair and looking out the window at your "geese". You love to hang out with your brother and feel like you are part of his "in crowd". When he plays ninjas and is running around and kicking and yelling "hi-ya" you are right behind him laughing and doing the same thing. I know one day you two will annoy each other, but for right now I am loving how sweet you are to each other.

Monday, October 30, 2017


"Mom, take a picture and see if it looks like I am a wolf sleeping".

Sick Days

We haven't been feeling to good over here, in fact it has been a rough week.  Little man you seem to catch things and hang on to them for quite awhile. Wish I could help you feel better, hate seeing you not feeling well.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Pumpkin Patch Love

Lashes For Days

Oh sweet little girl, I could stare at your perfections all day long. Those lashes. That long whispy hair strand in the front of your forehead. That sweet little button nose. The way your upper lip curves up over your mouth. The small dimples you get when you smile. <3 Love you little miss.