“Oh let’s get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France. Let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance. Let’s get rich and build a house on a mountain making everybody look like ants. From way up there, you and I. You and I.” Over the weekend… Continue reading Congratulations Robbyn and Jason!
Cece turned five today! One whole hand! Just months away from starting kindergarten and one more year closer to being able to vote. It’s no exaggeration that they grow up so fast. Five is going to be a fantastic year from her, I can feel it! We celebrated the occasion by having a family party at… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Cece!
The wedding festivities have officially been kicked off! This weekend I traveled (solo!) to Illinois to help throw a classy Mexican beach themed shower for my sister and her fiance. Thank you all so much to everyone who came and helped celebrate such a silly, special, (and ridiculously good-looking) couple. I know deep in my… Continue reading Showering Robbyn & Jay!
Last weekend, we celebrated the birthdays of my nieces Samantha and Michaela. My sister-in-law put together a super sweet Inside Out themed party which I thoroughly enjoyed… possibly even more than my own kids, and they enjoyed it a lot. ^^^ Nine kids just quietly enjoying their snacks.^^^ This is a testament to just how… Continue reading Partying Inside Out Style!
The big dance is over! Christmas has come and gone (and a part of me is already dreaming about next holiday season!) We spent Christmas Eve and morning at our house. The girls both managed to get in bed early (which meant everyone was up early, at least an hour before sunrise!) We opened a… Continue reading Christmas Morning 2015
Back in October I sought out matching sweater dresses and big ol’ headbands as we had our first official photo shoot as a family of four done by Ashley Partch. ^^^I felt this excited about it.^^^ However, I was even more excited after I viewed our images. I take pictures of my own children all… Continue reading Fall Family Pictures
Thanksgiving weekend was a three-part deal that is now over. It’s probably a good thing. At the rate we were going, we would have to get rid of any pants with buttons or zippers. We spent Thanksgiving Day in low-key fashion. Joe and I took the kids to Good Times Park Thanksgiving morning and came… Continue reading Thankfulness
There’s no pick-me-up quite like a visit from my sister! The only downside is now that she’s gone, I feel like I’m moping around, missing my coffee buddy and mind-reading soul mate. What made the visit quite seamless is that we tend to be on the same wavelength when it comes to relaxation, productivity, outings,… Continue reading A Visit from Sister Bear!
Last weekend, our sweet and smiley nephew Dominic turned one! We celebrated by living out all of our gymnastics dreams at North Crest Kids Activity Center. It’s really a toss up as to whether the kids or the adults had more fun. I mean, trampolines and foam pits! Don’t be surprised if my 30th birthday… Continue reading Dom turns one!
Over the weekend, I put on my brave face, packed up our van, guzzled some Dunkin’ and embarked on a brief, crazy, and FUN trip to see my family in Chicago. Nothing gets done without this stuff. ^^^ After Cece finished school on Friday, I drove myself and the girls to Wisconsin Dells. Even though… Continue reading A road trip, a wedding, and so much sister love!