Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quick Photo Share

Since I hadn't wrote in a while, nor shared any of our recent photos, I wanted to post some of my favorites from the beginning of this year until now.  Of course, I don't have nearly enough and wish I would've taken more of the kids, but in any sense here ya go!

Hailee and Hannah's 3rd birthday party:

Valentine's Day:

I was getting my new in home studio ready for a session, and the girls wanted photos of them taken.  These will eventually be gallery wraps in our home somewhere:

Easter.  This is the best shot I got of the three of them:

These photos make me somewhat sad, as I realize how big my sweet girls are getting!  Wahhhhh!!!  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Back At It!

Well, I'm back.  At least I hope to be.  I have been thinking about starting up my blog again (I mean updating it) and have finally decided to take the plunge!  So, I am hoping to write a couple times, or at least once, per week.

We had a big change since I last wrote....we moved!  Yay!  We actually just moved last week, so it's a very new change.  We had lived in the same house for the past 5.5 years, since Paul and I got married.  Since then we got a dog, had a child, and then had another two children.  Needless to say, we were yearning for more space.  We lived in about 1400 square feet, including a partially finished basement.  Paul works from home, and I work from home.  It was a bit of a tight squeeze to say the least.  We were so ready for this move!

We moved up to the north side of town, about 30 minutes from where we were.  It is a big change, especially since the girl's preschool is down by where we used to live and I had really grown to love the area there and the people we had met and become friends with the past few years.  Already though, our neighbors here seem SO great, welcoming, and friendly.  There are lots of kids in the neighborhood and the elementary is right in the neighborhood.  That will be wonderful when the kids start school there.  We are very excited for our big move, more space, and new beginnings.

Leaving our old little house was very bittersweet for me.  All of the most memorable moments in our lives happened in the house.  We had our kids there (well, in the hospital...but you know), they grew, we had good times, and some tougher times.  It was hard to leave, as we will always have so many memories of that house and the love that was shared there.

I insisted on one final family photo in front of our house the day we moved.  Paul was not happy, and neither were the kids or my sister (who took the photo).  It was cold and starting to rain, but I knew I would want this photo in the future.  Here it is:

I am excited to start writing again.  I plan to try really hard to keep up, and make time for this!  Thanks for reading, friends!

Monday, November 25, 2013


I honestly can't believe it's been since August that I have blogged!  Nothing major has happened since then...just living this crazy busy life!  All of my time is spent with my kids, or working.  I have been SO busy with my business that it has been crazy!  Good, but crazy!

Anyways, one of the highlights of the past few months was DISNEY!  We really had such a great time!  Enjoy some of my favorite photos from our trip!
Waiting for our airplane! 

I loved dressing the girls in matching Disney outfits all week :)

Daddy and Hannah

Hannah and Ella

Hannah, so excited for the safari at Animal Kingdom!

Lunch at Tusker House with the characters

Hannah with her Mickey waffles


We LOVED the Lion King show!  It was so amazing!

Hailee loved it and clapped the whole time!

Family photo with Chip and Dale!

Leah!  The trip wouldn't havebeen nearly as easy without our 3rd adult, Leah.  She was such a big help and we were so glad that she was there!

Magic Bands!  These things are just awesome.  They keep track of your dining reservations, Fast Passes, resort accommodations, really everything that should be on your itinerary.

Tired Hailee.  We went back for naps all days but one.  The girls really needed it.  So exhausting!



Ella would say every day that she wasn't going to take a nap.  Then we would head out for the evening and she would pass out within 5 seconds.

Dinner fun at Rainforest Cafe

Our resort!  Art of Animation!

Hotel fun

All of us!

Sleepy baby


So sweet.  Ella loved Sofia!

Ready for Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania!

So fun!

Waiting in line

Ella now talks about seeing Buzz and Woody all the time...even thought she was looking quite grumpy in this photo.

The girls photo bombing mine and Paul's anniversary picture.

Happy Birthday Ella!


Love Hannah's face here

So sweet

Birthday princess

I think the only photo with all 3 girls and a character without an adult

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Ella went to Bibbidy Boppity Boutique on her birthday.  It was so fun and such an experience!


Such a little beauty!

First look at herself

In the castle

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Leah really got into the magic and I loved that!

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Enjoying the Dole Whip!

I took this same picture last time.  I love it.

End of the day.  Everyone was crying.  It had been a long one!

She loved her hair and never wanted to take it out!


Our resort was so awesome and the kids just loved it!  The probably screamed "Lion King" 500 times during our stay!

One of my very favorite photos!

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Lunch at Crystal Palace


Enchanted Tales with Belle was so cute and so fun!

New Little Mermaid ride

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Parade watching

Dinner at Chef Mickey!


Happy Hailee

These three all shared a room.  Although H&H slept in pack and plays.  It worked out so well!


Love!  Such a great family vacation!!  I can't wait to go back!

I really plan to try and blog more often.  My busy work season is coming to an end and that will make it easier.  I want to go back and blog a few things that I missed, like first day of school and such.  Look forward to some posts in the near future! :)