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…

August 2019 Recap

Summer has promptly packed up her bags and has strutted out of here in style. The month of August felt like one last glorious chance to do a lot of our favorite things (Such as visit the cabin and go for rides on Grandpa’s boat as pictured above). Here are some of the highlights! Even…

Fawn-Doe-Rosa

This week (on a seriously perfect day), I packed up the kids and a picnic lunch to visit Fawn-Doe-Rosa. This may have been one of our nicest days all summer…There was essentially no whining, fighting, major injuries, hunger, or complaining. I kind of didn’t know what was happening. The kids and myself had a fantastic…

North Carolina

It was nearly a month ago, but I’m excited to finally share some of my phone photos from our July trip to North Carolina! Our family of five drove out there (including Zuzu) and we stayed in the Asheville/ Black Mountain area. As a bonus, we were able to stop in Illinois and see/stay with…

July 2019

Hey everyone! Just thought I’d take a break from procrastinating buying back-to-school supplies to whip up a quick monthly recap of July. Here’s what we did! (Besides take funny photos with the leaf blower, thanks Joe.) The weekend before the 4th of July we had a great time at my in-laws cabin. Ares found a…

Mother Daughter Date!

So today ended up being awfully sweet. Joe and I have been trying to plan once-a-month “dates” with the girls. Last month he went on an outing with each of the girls (both of them chose Chuck E. Cheese.) This time Cece and I got to go out for a few hours just the two…

June 2019

I feel like summer has barely begun, but somehow, we are already one-third of the way through it. And the days are on their way to being darker and shorter again… eek. That’s not very glass-half-full of me to say, but I think it puts into perspective how brief and beautiful this time of year…

July + August 2018

Oh hey! I just wanted to quick pop in and do a July and August recap now that it’s nearly September and the 2/3 of the kids in this house will be in school in less than two weeks. So, let’s go back to the 4th of July! We lived that good cabin life with…

Just June

We are a third of the way through Summer ’18! (Say it’s not so!) I’m happy to say that we’ve been definitely soaking up the warmth, checking things off our bucket list left and right, and just generally enjoying barefoot life, playgrounds, splashpads, the library, dance classes, extra ice cream, extra sunlight, and all that…