Sunday, August 31, 2014


We had some family pictures taken a few weeks ago.  My sister has such a gift at capturing the sweetest moments.  Especially since Liam spent the entire time running away or screaming if we tried to hold him. It's a miracle we got even one with him not crying!  We're still waiting on the rest of them, but these sneak peeks were just precious!  I can't wait to see the rest.
If you're local and need some photos, she's definitely your girl!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Liam turned 18 months old last week and it's killing me to think that we are on the down hill to having a two year old!  He is just the funniest little kid.  Some things he's been doing lately?

Saying cheeeeese! When he sees my phone he'll say cheese...I guess he's smart because he knows I take LOTS of pictures of him.
Being cute all the time and he's constantly making us laugh.

Some other stats on this cutie:
26 pounds and some change
32 inches tall
currently has 16 teeth
still hasn't gotten his first haircut
words he says...papa, bye bye, anne, mama and daddy (only occasionally), hey, pepper, please, cheese, thank you, mmmmmmmm (when he's eating),
favorite games: chase, wrestling, and still loves reading
favorite foods: strawberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges, pb&j sandwiches, raisins, goldfish

He starts school tomorrow and I'm hoping all goes well!  Say a prayer for us if you're the praying type!


Saturday, August 9, 2014


When Anne was two Michael's granddaddy, Dink, built this table for her.  Liam is just now getting big enough to really enjoy it too.  We had the best time hanging out and drawing things the other day.  Liam is surprisingly good at holding a crayon when he's not trying to eat it!  I love that he's getting to the age where something can hold his attention for a little while (like 2-3 minutes!)  He loves looking at/reading books, and now I think we can add coloring to that list too.  It made me super happy to see the two of them sitting together and entertaining each other and themselves.  I couldn't be happier to be these kids' mom!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


It's hard to believe that our summer is already over.  We did pretty much exactly what I said we would...with the exception of going to the beach (which I'm super sad about!)  It's ok though.  We did get to do lots of swimming, puppy training, playing, taking trips to the library, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (thanks to being on a tight budget), and best of all I got to spend a lot of time with my kiddos.  So, all in all I'd say it was a win :)
I'm surprisingly ready to start school though.  It will be good to change up our routine a bit.  Liam will be splitting his time between Papa and daycare and we're excited for him.  I think being around other kids will be fun for him and he will learn so much.  He'll actually have the same teacher that Anne did at this age.
For the past two weeks I've spent as much time as possible working in my classroom and planning for this year.  I am praying that it will be my best yet.  I've got some really great 6th graders coming up that are smart, funny, and exciting to teach. (They were my 5th graders last year, so I already know them well.)  And I'm hearing really good things about the 5th grade as well.  So, I'm excited.
Not promising to keep cobwebs off this space over the next months...but I'm hoping to be back sooner than later!
I hope all of you back to schoolers have wonderful first days!!!
xoxo, Dawn