Archer at 9 Months

Archer is 9 months and 10 days old. I’m a little unnerved at how quickly all of these milestones are coming up and how big he is getting… big personality, big head, big appetite, and big trouble. Ares was not pleased that I wanted to use the dump truck as a prop and promptly brought…

August 2020

August! I gotta be honest, it wasn’t too shabby. We spent a few lovely days up north at the cabin. Cece learned to water ski. I celebrated my 34th birthday (wha??? That can’t be right. Pretty sure I’m only 23. We had a few last outing to some parks, the splash pad, and finished off…

First Day of School 2020

They are off! After 6 months of being away from school, the girls were bouncing off the walls this morning with excitement to return. Cece and Rosie woke up at 6:30 am on their own and came downstairs where Cece made both of them breakfast. They both got ready for school without needing any rushing…

Fields of Gold

“I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days, I will stand tall and find the sunlight.” Summer is approaching it’s end and there’s evidence everywhere from the leaves are beginning to turn, to the teacher meetings this week, and the mornings that have a glorious crispness in the air….

Beachin’

It would appear that the only times I’ve taken pictures with my camera instead of my phone this summer were beach and lake days when everyone is swimsuit clad and we are near the water (which ironically is probably the worst time to grab a camera, but whatever). Below are some moments from when we…

June 2020

We’re more than halfway through summer (and 2020!) This summer definitely has moved at a slower pace. There’s been less hustle and rush and I’m not mad about it. Walks around our neighborhood and park visits. Chasing the ice cream truck. Working on our landscaping, the house, and the garden, and decluttering. And shooting a…

Three, Six, Nine (and Six Months)

For nearly a month now, I’ve had “Take Archer’s 6 Month pics on my to-do list.” And I’m satisfied to say that about five minutes before he turned seven months old, I got them done! If that doesn’t deserve a self-high five, what does? I also realized my family is at this neat moment where…

April & May 2020

Alternate titles for this post included “Love in a Time of Corona” as well as “Straight Outta Quarantine,” but I just decided to go with what I’ve been consistently titling these monthly/bi-monthly life updates complete with iPhone photos. I haven’t really written much about my thoughts/feelings/experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it seemed like EVERYONE…

Archer’s Three Month Photos

In early March, just when Archer turned 3 months old, my friend Tricia efficiently and beautifully captured some great milestone photos of him. His little personality and really just been starting to come out… little smiles and smirks when he gets his way, BIG smiles when he’s getting attention, and complete contentment just to be…

February + March 2020

I’m throwing it back to a couple months ago, right before life got rearranged and redefined indefinitely. Here are the happy things that happened with our family in February and March of 2020 which now feel like forever ago. In the beginning of February, Rosie and I had a mama-daughter date to get our nails…