Friday, May 1, 2015


It has been a super busy few weeks.  Our school's May Day celebration is tonight and that means lots of extra practices.  On top of that, I'm the 6th grade (graduating class) teacher so we have lots of extra things we're responsible for.  All that being said, I totally forgot to pick up Anne's artwork for Day in the Park tomorrow.  Thankfully we live in a small town with the BEST people.  Mrs. Beth from the Frame Shop agreed to meet me early this morning to pick it up before school.  It's times like these that really make me glad we live in a place like Laurel.
And tomorrow we're headed to the beach to relax a few days before going to a funeral for Michael's grandmother.  She was such a beautiful woman and we're sad to have to say good bye.
I hope you all have a great weekend enjoying this gorgeous weather!

Thursday, April 9, 2015


We had one of the best times this weekend.  Michael had reached a little break in his paper so we got to spend some much needed family time together!  The weather was also nice and Liam got to join Anne in the Easter egg hunt this year!  He would squeal every time he spotted an about cute!!!

Fincher decided getting pushed in the swing was a lot more fun than running around looking for eggs!

Gran is such a beautiful lady.  I'm thankful to still have grandparents (even if they're biologically Michael's!)  She absolutely lights up when she gets to see these babies, and getting to watch them hunt eggs and play in the yard was the highlight of the day.
Once all the eggs were found, it was down to the pond to feed Dink's fish.  The kids love doing this!
I know they'll always have sweet memories of going to Gran and Dink's house, and that make me so happy!

Every holiday gets more and more fun with these kiddos!  I hope your Easter was filled with fun and family as well.  

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Today was one of those almost perfect days.
It started with a spin class, then a deep clean of the loft and sprucing up the planters outside, and ended with a fun afternoon with the two best kids I know.
We took a walk this afternoon and I couldn't get over how beautiful our neighborhood is during spring...but really anytime of year. 

Liam quickly spotted the moon and kept telling it "night, night"  You might guess that Goodnight Moon is an almost nightly read at our house!

Anne was on a mission to collect things for her cricket habitat.  The cricket that she hasn't found just yet.  I do love her spirit and creativity!
On another note, can we just freeze this weather we're having and keep it forever??!  I was made to thrive in sunny 65 degree days!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


We've been enjoying the most beautiful weather the past couple of days.  On Monday's Anne has art with Uncle Adam which usually ends up as a cousin play date afterwards.  
I really hope these three always have this much fun together!
In other news, life has been kind of weird lately.  It seems like there are so many new things on the horizon which often makes me feel like hyperventilating.  It's mostly exciting things, but still, change is SCARY sometimes.  I bet you can relate. 
I'm very excited to report that Michael is making progress on his dissertation--thank the Lord!  He is working late every single night and has pretty much quit life to get it done.  We've decided this is his year!  No more school.  No more working every night and weekend.  We can do this for this ONE least that's what we're telling ourselves.  I think this must be how it feels to run a marathon...keeping on going even when you don't think you can.  This will be a huge burden lifted when it is finished.  I really can't help but imagine how care free we will feel.  I'm just gonna cry I'll be so darn happy!!  Until then, I'm holding on to this verse.

Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  the Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 40: 28-29

I'm thankful for the friends and family that have been so supportive of us.  Life is so much sweeter when you have people to share it with...even the hard times.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


With last week being spring break and all we did a whole bunch of nothing--or maybe just a whole bunch of whatever we felt like doing!  I feel like we watched a little too much tv, ate a little too much junk food, but had lots of happy time together, which seems like a win to me!
I did end up exercising almost everyday, so that countered some of that junk food/tv watching.