I Still Carry Them

  I still carry all three of our kiddos. Gwyn is nearly 6.5, Cal is 4.5, and Franklin is almost 11 months. And all three of them still ask (through words or grunting) to be picked up and held. And I oblige. At the end of the school year last year Gwyn was still running […]

Brought to Tears By My Singing… (you could say…)

I’ve never done a Throwback Thursday, but recently came across a video I took a few years ago and couldn’t stop giggling. So, I’m throwin’ it back to a few years ago! Do you remember the original video of the baby brought to tears by her mother’s beautiful singing? It truly is a sight to […]

Shopping Local with Charli Iris (discount code!) for Gwyn’s First Day of First Grade

Our Sweet Gwyn started the first grade this week, and boy did I have mixed feelings about this day! In our district, Kindergarten is still half-day, so this year marks our first of being in school full-day. While I am pumped for our little girl to be experiencing new and exciting things, it also makes […]

What You Might Expect Before, During and After a Tonsillectomy

(Warning- this post is long. I wrote a little each day so that if we are ever in this scenario again with the other kiddos, I would know what to expect. AND, this is for those of you who may experience this yourselves! It’s kind-of nice to have at least an idea of what might […]

How to Unclog a Drain Like a Boss

A little while ago my husband had to leave town for a week for work, and this mama was flying solo with the three kiddos. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dreading his departure because it would be my first time alone with three for that long. But, to get through the week, […]

Hello… Seventh Anniversary

Ten years together, seven years married. The Husband and I just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary in Seattle and we had the BEST time! This trip was planned months in advance (by my husband!) and since I had to have enough milk to leave for the baby, that meant waking up at 2:30 am every […]

Baby Franklin Turns 8 Months

Our sweet Baby Franklin is now 8 months old! It’s a little crazy to think he is 2/3 of the way to being a year old. Weren’t we just debating whether or not to add to our family? It’s so hard to imagine life without this little guy!    In the last couple of weeks […]

Our July 4th, 2016

For the past ten years I have gone to Twin Lakes for the Fourth of July. My husband went there as a kid, we went there while dating and then married, and we now take our kiddos there as well. It is one of my absolute favorite weeks of the whole year. I love how […]

Franklin’s Rustic Woodland Nursery

We didn’t find out the gender of our baby (it’s a boy!) which meant I wasn’t able to do anything for his room ahead of time. I could have done a more gender neutral theme, but I really wanted two separate looks depending on what we had, so I waited. And finally, after about six […]

The Moment My Heart Stopped at Farm Chicks 2016

I look forward to Farm Chicks every year. Actually, that is an understatement. As soon as I get my new calendar every Christmas it is one of the first things I write down and my husband is informed of the exact date. For those of you who are unaware, Farm Chicks is a massive antique/vintage […]