Fireworks *

Fireworks *

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Eat lots of popsicles and smores today okay? Love,

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A graduation, birthday, and visit from the tooth fairy

A graduation, birthday, and visit from the tooth fairy

In the past two weeks, Gemma has graduated Kindergarten, turned 6 years old, and lost her first tooth.  It’s been a busy and exciting time for her, and I love watching her giggle and smile with joy through it all:) The week before her birthday,…

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I turned 31

I turned 31

Last week was my birthday and, as always, it was a most special day.  The kids all had school, so I slept in as late as I could and awoke to beautiful decorations, a delish breakfast with birthday candles, and an iPhone 5.  Yes, my…

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Down the road I go

Down the road I go

It’s spring, the lilacs in my backyard are blooming, and tomorrow is my 31st birthday!  As I’ve mentioned before, I really (really really really) love my birthday, and I’m excited to see what this next year will bring.  And, guess what?  I had to go…

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!  My day was full and sweet yesterday, and loaded with surprises from morning to night.  I woke up to yummy doughnuts and coffee in bed (and yes, I get SO excited for surprise doughnuts!), then we got ready for church, and…

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A week off

A week off

This past week was spring break for the kids, and it went by so quickly!  It started with a medieval festival for Gavin’s 4th grade class (I made his jester costume the night before because Mr. procrastination and I are always good friends).  The next…

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Post Valentine’s Date

Post Valentine’s Date

  The day after Valentine’s Day, Tristan and I were able to drop the kids off at my parent’s house and go on a long date.  We weren’t quite sure what we wanted to do, so we just played it by ear in the beginning….

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You’re my valentine.

You’re my valentine.

I hope you won’t mind that I’m using today’s post as a little love letter to my husband. Dear Tristan, I just want to say, thank you for being my valentine for the past 11 years.  Whether we go out, stay in, eat cheap, or…

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My {Retroactive} Resolutions

My {Retroactive} Resolutions

Here’s the deal.  I don’t like making New Years Resolutions.  Why?  Because I usually only stick with them for a few weeks and then I completely forget I ever made them (sound familiar to anyone else?  No?  Okay, just me then.).  So this year, instead…

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Christmas Baking Day

Christmas Baking Day

Every year the women of our family all get together and have a big Christmas baking day.  We’ve been doing this since we were kids, and my tummy is so happy that the tradition continues.  We each choose a couple different desserts/cookies/confections to make, and…

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