First Day of School: 2016

Wait, what?!  First day of school 2016 rings in a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner…say whaaaat? Unbelievable how time flies in this universe.  I cry every time I hear Nichole Nordman’s song: Slow Down. She’s singing my soundtrack this year. I had an extremely hard time accepting {A} was going into 3rd grade. And then downright near […]

1st Day of … 1st Grade!

Well, my last post was about how time flies…and boy does it ever! I just realized this week that baby C is the same age Aiden was when we moved to this neighborhood.  Before all the houses were even done being built on our street and I could still see the farm and pastures when […]

CKP Family Photo Session {2013}

We were so fortunate to have the amazing, the lovely and the talented Corrie Kraft snap our family photos again this year. Well, ok, you all know I’m totally addicted to her photography.  I love getting my boys dressed up in color-coordinating “Joel” shirts and I love watching them turn into little camera hams.  I […]

Summer Lovin’ {2013}

Oh, HI! Hello, there!  It’s me again.  Been quite awhile, huh?  Sorry for the unexpected sabbatical.  Lots of things going on with summer in full swing and two very active little kiddos. Let me catch you up as best I can: To kick things off, probably on maybe the 2nd day of spring that was […]

Easter Eats

Hi Friends!  Sorry for being away so long.  You all know how quarter end at work gets the best of me and my time. And WOW ~ it is Easter already!  And on the weekend of Quarter End at the office, having just got back from a work function in Vegas, running 100 miles a […]

How to Throw a Super-Superhero Party

When I asked Aiden what kind of party he wanted for his 5th birthday, he quickly replied, “a superhero party with a Green Lantern cake and green frosting and…” well, he went on and on about all things green (his favorite color) and all things superhero. So the big 0-5 and I wanted to knock […]

Corrie Kraft Photography {Lifestyle Photographer}

I am beyond obsessed with Corrie Kraft and her photography style.  I long to be as talented as she is and practically stalk her blog to keep up with her cool new photos. We had the good fortune to have my whole family in town for a weekend just after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, thus […]

Anni-Birthday Week

Happy Anni-Birthday Week! Don’t tell me you don’t know what an Anni-Birthday is!?  Well, you might not because what sane person would have their wedding anniversary right smack dab in the middle of the brideand groom’s birthdays? Yep; guilty.  We did. Joel’s birthday was right before the New Year, our anniversary was this weekend and […]

Search for Santa!

I can’t believe we waited to what seems like the very last minute to visit Santa this year. With just 6 days left before Christmas, we decided to head out on a Santa search.  The boys wanted to tell him how good they’ve been!  And what they wanted for Christmas! And I have to tell […]

Time Out Bottle

Oh my sweet boys.  Now that Drew is 2 and can verbalize himself a bit more, Aiden isn’t as quick to lose his temper and get annoyed at his little brother. But it happens, and boys will be boys. Drew pushes Aiden’s buttons because Aiden knows he can’t be nasty back to his baby brother.  […]