Monday, September 1, 2014

a sweet summer.

I can't believe it's September.  This summer was so satisfying.  We did a lot and then sometimes didn't do much at all.  Many days my babes were independent, easy and sweet. Sometimes they tugged at my legs all day or we lived on the living room floor with all 3 fighting over my lap amidst piles of books.   

We spent tons of time outside.  We beached, parked, pooled or playdated 4 days a week.  JD and I got addicted to "LOST."  He made me lots of amazing cocktails and we stayed up way too late laughing, chatting and just being next to eachother.  James became our chatterbox, learning words left and right.  Elle has become more quiet, more fearless and REALLY into anything that buckles.  Reagan went from long naps to rests in her room and just said goodbye to her nighttime pull up.  JD worked hard and experienced great success in the office.  We worked hard at home and got a hold on more of our kids' hearts.  God is teaching me to keep my eyes on Him more and myself less.  That's all I want.  

Now onward to football, baby z and p, trips to the orchard (aka donuts), BSF, and lots of soup on my meal plan!  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

summer vacation continued.

took a zillion pictures per usual as we traveled from MN to MI to NY and back again, with a pit stop at Gwynnie's beautiful Linwood.  Here are some of my favorites.  Best parts of vacation: introducing my extended family to my sweet twinnies, being served by my amazing mama, and laying out in the sun one afternoon uninterrupted with my man for more than three hours!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I got it from my mama.

so thankful for the beautiful lady who taught me how to choose joy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

summer vacation.

11 days.  34 hours in the car.  2 countries (1 being Canada-don't get too excited).  Stops (some just for some Wendy's) in MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, NY, PA, OH and a ferry trip across beautiful Lake Michigan.  Tons of sweet time with family and friends.  Three littles that WIN WIN WIN at sleeping in unfamiliar places, meeting tons of new people, and driving with little conplaint/crying.  
My heart is a little heavy leaving my beautiful home state. I enjoy my life in MN more than I could have ever dreamed of 6 years ago but I will forever miss my family SO much.  Thankful that I don't live in the age where a newlywed girl boarded a train out west and never returned home.  Until we meet again, Michigan...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Reagan's first hair cut.

Waiting (dancing).
Being "that mom."
So serious and still.  
We opted for my salon instead of a kids place.  It doesn't look like she loved it, but she did.
All done and ready for her first blow out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

things we love // June

Picking peonies from the Z's backyard and filling my whole house with them.  We love our besties.
My girls and their growing friendship and bravery.  
2 dates in one week!  2!!!!!  Thanks, ma.
My mom doing ALL of our laundry this week.  At this moment EVERY single piece of clothing is clean and folded because she insisted on doing one last load last night before bed.  #spoiled
Finding little bits of Reagan's imagination all over the house.  Here are "yias yia's welcoming people."
Easy summer dinners.  Leftover grilled steak.  Oven fried bacon.  Chopped greens.  Tomatoes.  Blue cheese.  Vinegrette.
Digging for worms.  Props to Hudson for leading us all to this new favorite hobby.
Visits from the cutest niece that has ever lived, Mackie!!  
Our youngest.  The sweet, the steady and the calm of our family.