Goodbye, Babies

I found something the other day that made my eyes well. It was one of Franklin’s unused newborn diapers and about the size of my hand. I couldn’t believe how small it was. Did my baby really once fit that teeny tiny little diaper? I found myself in a daze thinking of the times when our baby fit […]

Date Night

Having our first baby pretty much knocked us flat on our faces. We were exhausted new parents trying to figure out how to keep our tiny human alive while still functioning in everyday life, and the days of nice dinners out, spontaneous trips to the movies and all-day river floating adventures were no more. Instead, we […]

Baby Franklin Turns 18 Months

It’s been quite a while since I have done an update on our little babe, and I actually wasn’t planning on doing anything past one year, but since so many of you ask about him, I thought I’d just go ahead and fill your screens with a bunch of cuteness to brighten your day. So, […]

The 50+ Best Tips That Made Our Disney Trip Unforgettable

A few weeks ago our family took our first ever vacation to Disneyland and this trip meant a great deal to me. It’s not a cheap trip to take, so I wanted to get the most out of it while having the best time. So in order to do that, I researched my tail off. […]

Disney, You’ve Captured Our Hearts

Ahhhhh, we are now home from the most magical place on Earth with the BEST memories, emptier wallets and a few more pounds! After experiencing Disneyland with our kiddos I have SOOOO many tips and tricks to share with you all! Tips to save you time, tips to get you the best seating, tips to […]

Sweet Gwyneth is Seven

Our first born, our only girl, our true delight. She is seven today. It kind-of kills me inside a little bit.  Doesn’t seven sound old to you? I remember when I fist became a mom and hearing of other parents who had seven-year-olds and thinking, “that’s an old kid!” And now we have one. This […]

On Saying Goodbye to the Magic

This past Sunday was one of my favorite Easters to date. We kept it low-key, played our brains out, ate a wonderful meal, enjoyed the company of family and felt all the magic that comes with Easter while also trying to remember the true reason we celebrate. Our kiddos woke up excited to see what […]

My Go-To Sugar Cookie Recipe

(Original post from a few years ago, but still my go-to recipe and thought I would re-share!) While making sugar cookies can take a little time, I think they are just so pretty and worth the effort. So Gwyn, my mom and I set out to make some yesterday and had quite a good time […]

Our Family Photos 2016

I think you all know by now how important photos are to me. My philosophy is that they are something that once the time has gone by, I can never get again. For the past few years, I have gathered my troop to take some family photos because I am usually the main one behind […]

Baby Franklin Turns Twelve Months!

My baby turned one this week!       ONE! (Sniff.) And you know what those jerks at Babycenter.com did? They changed my baby updates to TODDLER updates. Unacceptable. He is still my baby and will be for years to come. So, as I have done every month for the past year, here is the […]