Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Our main man Gavin needs a proper hair cut. He has some flowing locks. We had trimmed up the back to get rid of his baby mullet, but never addressed the length anywhere else. It's time.

I am also considering cutting my hair again. I do this every summer. It's hot, and I hate how long it takes me to do my hair so I like it in the mornings. Obviously I should be getting up earlier to account for this. I should also be getting up earlier to work out. That's not happening either.

I liked how my hair was here...and how fast it was to do.

But then I remember how much I hated it when I was growing it out. then I think, it's only hair, and it will grow out. Then I think that fall is coming, and I like having long hair in the fall and winter. {mind you, today is July 23rd}. Clearly I am cray cray. 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fun on the Farm for 4th of July

We spent the long holiday weekend at my parents place again this year. With my brother's birthday on the 3rd and my mom's on the 4th, this has become an annual "stay-cation" to get together, play in the pool, and relax. 

This was my view in the mornings as I had coffee with my parents and we visited. 

Avery was prepared. Girlfriend was ready for the pool, or the 4 wheeler. 

Picnic by Papa's pool...

The water was COLD!

The 4 wheeler...our new toy this year. I had more fun on this than I thought I would.

Papa with the little ones. Gavin is still not sure of Beah, but Beah LOVES Gavin!

Movies on the fence outside at night. 

Some T-ball fun with the kids.

I just can't even put into words how much I love it here. To see my kids run around and play where my brothers and I played growing up, albeit the old farm building are now all torn down, it is just plain fun. We truly believe that Avery would spend all summer there and not even miss us a little bit. She might call to say hi, but she LOVES it there. I can't say I blame her...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

has it really been a month?!? Father's Day weekend recap...

We have been in MN a lot. Tony had a bunch of commitments on Father's Day weekend, so I took the kids to see my dad.

My parents have been fixing up the area surround their pool. They added the fence this year. 

So we had cocktails.

Gavin and his cousin Beah.

The girls made Papa breakfast in bed.

Happy Papa!

Then we hurried home to Daddy. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Photographing small children...

this is how long it takes to get a good photo of 6 kids under the age of 10. 

So excited to be spending my long holiday weekend with these munchkins!

~ Cheers! ~

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Catching Up

Barbie Birthday Parties
Cousins playing

Happy tired kids

Wedding fun

First haircut

DIY water table

lawn care

lots and lots and lots of books

Friday, May 16, 2014

5 on Friday

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1) I am obsessed with these pictures on this ETSY SHOP {Corso Graphics} from my friend and former college roomie. I want to re-do our hall bath since all we have done when we moved in 4 years ago was hang some too-small pictures and a shower curtain up. Finishing the basement comes first. {see #2}
This land was made for you and me landscape painting watercolor artwork colorful nursery painting decor kids room art nature art pen and ink

2) We are starting to pull ideas and floor plans together to finish our basement. I need to call some contractors to come get us bids. My Pinterest board is full of images like this:
Small bathroom idea. Love this for our lower level when we finish it.

Add a bar to eat at behind the couch. Love this idea for a basement.

3.) I am going to Austin TX next weekend for a wedding of a good college friend. I want to try FRANKLIN BBQ, but not sure I can stand in line for 4 hours for BBQ, no matter how good it is. 


4) I am so over the Beyonce/Solange/Jay Z elevator fiasco. I wish the media would shut up about it. 

5) Tomorrow is our 6 year anniversary. My life has completely changed in the last 6 years. We built a house, had 2 kids and we both have changed jobs. All of it for the better, no matter how tired we are.