Saturday, February 28, 2015

MASH...

Remember the game "MASH"? Gosh I loved that game as a kid. Who am I kidding? I still love it. Grace and I played yesterday. I ended up marrying a 7 year old boy (Grace's idea...not mine) and my profession was "a pooper scooper"...whatever that is, it doesn't sound good. I also had 1,000,000,000 kids. Wow. Good times.

Beauty...

These are the two views we got to experience on our long run today. 10 very long miles where u just want to be done, then u see this and it becomes ok for a few minutes. I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

BFF's...

Connor has a best friend. He and saige have been best friends for a really, really long time. I mean, come on...saiges mom is my best friend so what choice did they have? These two are such clown together. Plus...connor loves any girl attention he can get.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The belle of the ball...

UI did something I swore I would never do. I got us a family puppy. One that stays in the house. Ewww...gross....that's what I've always said, but now that she's here I kinda don't feel that way as much. It helps that she's non shedding and only two lbs. who couldn't love a little puppy like that? I went away with a friend for the night to pick her up and when I got her home the kids went crazy. They have wanted a dog for.ev.er.

She is a yorkie and Her name is belle. And she is the sweetest little thing you could imagine. She loves all our noise and that is in itself a miracle.

I will admit, there are times where I'm feeling like I have another baby and I say to myself "I didn't sign up for this." But I did sign up and chances are, I won't regret it. Now if I can just convince my husband that it was a good idea....


Saturday, January 24, 2015

First child...

Okay, I'll admit...I've been feeling sentimental. I get that way sometimes. I found this picture from two years ago of my dear sweet husband and lovely daughter. This is the first child Chris and I created together. We hadn't planned on having kids for two years after we married but four measly months into marriage Halee ran out of patience and pushed her way into our lives. She knew if five kids were coming after her...we had to get busy. I'm glad we did. I think Chris looks super hot in this picture by the way.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Another era...

I stumbled upon these pictures that Chris took of the girls this past summer. Every night while I studied he would take the kids on some little adventure. I like these pictures because of their vintage feel. I love old things. I'd give anything to live in the early 1900's for just one day....

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Florida, 2015

Favorite highlights from our trip. I would say one of the best was watching the sunsets from our balcony. That was flipping amazing. Honestly we mostly swam in the pool...hung out in the hot tub, played at the beach. All those good, cheap, never gets boring kind of things. We rented bikes one day and explored Sanibel Island. Can you just envision a family of 8 riding around town? It was pretty hilarious but went a thousand times smoother than I expected. It helps a lot that our kids are getting older and I don't have to worry as much for their safety. We ate out way to much. We stayed up late every single night watching movies and eating junk food. I feel fat....Very fat. We went on walks. The kind where you go on a walk in the evening and you're so so so happy that it's 70+ degrees and you're not at home where it's freezing cold and rainy. But the very best part of the trip was what we could get anywhere, anytime, if we are willing to make it. TIME. The time without work, studies, and stress was something I could never put a price tag on. I loved that we had no obligations. 14 days with no worries. Just time with my family. That for sure was the very best part. Love you, Family.