Halloween 2012

I can’t believe yet another Halloween has come and gone and didn’t get as many good pictures of my little monsters as I wanted. …and I was at work too late to catch the festivities and trick-or-treating. It was hard enough to pick out their costumes, but luckily I had some help from Joel’s Aunt […]

Be Good Jar

Truth be told, I’ve been having a little trouble corralling the kiddos lately. Partly because they are 4.5 and 2 years old, and partly because I’ve need to search for my own patience and maybe look at the way I’m communicating (or not) with them. And mostly because I seem to always be in a […]

Pumpkin Day(s) 2012

Boo! I’m sure you all remember how obsessed I am with our annual Pumpkin Day field trip?!  We love Pumpkin Days so much we decided to do two this year. Well, we had to cut or original Pumpkin Day short due to freeeeezing cold weather (winter coats, hats, gloves, the whole sha-bang) so we decided […]

Weekend in Winter Park : A Photo Session

I love Colorado!  There is nothing (NOTHING) like a weekend drive up the mountain in the fall as the leaves are changing and the air is getting crisper and cooler.  Fall is coming!! We had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Winter Park with my in-laws recently and took in the beauty of Colorado’s […]

Ring Bear-er

I love getting the boys all dressed up for a special occasion.  Aiden had the honor of being the ring bearer for our friends Brandon & Alison’s wedding last month and gosh darn-it if he wasn’t the cutest ring bear-er I ever did see! My boys clean up pretty nice.  We got them hair cuts, […]

Camping at the Lake

We finally got to go camping this past weekend!  Finally able to put work on hold and bump fun & family to the top of our lists.  Finally able to get out of town and get some real fresh air. This annual camping trip is all about family.  The O’Brien family reunion @Alcova Lake to […]

Baby Shower Extravaganza

Y’all know that I love to throw over-the-top parties and showers.  It runs in my family.  Put Mom, my sister, and I in a room together planning for big brother Phanny & his wife Amanda’s baby shower and you would have to call it more of an extravaganza than just a shower. Add to that […]

Simplicity

So, I’ve been absent from blogging this entire week ~ so busy at the office I didn’t even have a free evening to sneak in a post.  10+ hours a day, late nights, and even dreaming about work; yeah, it really takes it out of you. After a week of full on fiscal year end […]

Joel & The Gang

How did I get so lucky?  I just have to share this great picture of my brothers, my Joel and the twins. Although we’re missing a few key players, this is the best, eyes open, all smiling, no photo bombs picture of Joel & the Gang (like Kool & the Gang, get it? – I crack myself […]

Splish-Splash

There is nothing more perfect for a near 90° day than a kiddy pool. With a slide. And yes, that is a pile of dirt on my back patio.  Long story; let’s just save it for another post. Please pretend you never saw it. Our private pool’s slide is really an elephant who is spraying water […]