2.11.2016

may this post remind me that winter's not so bad after all...


winter seeeeriously has it out for me this year. 
all day i long i dream of sunshine + green grass, bare feet, and my kiddos playing in the yard. every once in a while though, we have days like this one, and it reminds me that i guess it's not so bad... i mean, those faces. we spent the 20 minutes it takes getting all of our gear on, and actually lasted outside longer than that sledding + building frosty-snoopys, and it was so wonderful. i suppose a couple more helpings wouldn't hurt anybody!
...and THEN it will be spring ;)

2.10.2016

a quick weekend trip!


over the weekend, my sisters and i visited texas for a too quick girls weekend. my cousin is having a baby, and we went to celebrate her, because around here... babies are to be celebrated BIG TIME! while we were there we also tried to squeeze in as much as we could as far as what waco has to offer... our first stop being Magnolia Market from Fixer Upper. it was sweeeeet! there were food trucks + flowers, and really that combination to me is just winning. had we not made the mistake of not knowing how close we were + grabbing food on the way we would have partaken, but there's always next time! i took about 30 pictures of the silos from every available angle, i guess i'm a little out of practice taking pictures of NOT my children ;) they are very cool though in my defense!



NOT pictured in this post, is the amount of time we sat talking with my aunt anne, who i adore, eating mexican food that nearly burst me into flames it was so spicy, hugging family that we don't see often enough, enjoying sister time, hands free time to eat fruit loops in which i am now craving + missing my family like it ain't no thang. it was a much needed breath of fresh air from daily life here, and also a great reminder of how much i truly love my life + how forever grateful i am for it. texas forever, amen.

2.01.2016

l a t e l y


h e l l o 
...to a new week! and it's february, huzzah! which means we are THAT much closer to daylight savings, and warmer weather could be just around the corner (right?! or am i wishful here...) either way... here are a few of my favorites from lately. life is good, life is FULL, but life is good. our kiddos are trying to grow up on us every single day, we are planning some travel for the year that i am getting SO excited about, we're wrapping up construction on our house (oh yea, that's still a thing... more on that later though), we're cooking more + reading more, and searching our hearts for how we can reach outside of ourselves more. we've had near perfect church attendance for two months or more now, complete with our kids in the childcare which is a huge accomplishment, and we are savoring the goodness of each day as best we can. amen.

^^^from scratch waffles. this recipe, yum. change your waffle life forever.
^^^talks from timeout
^^^cutest little friends
^^^junebug :)
^^^homemade pizza
^^^a favorite gift, lindsay letters art- a wish come true
^^^my happy
^^^feels cheesy, but literally every nail i hammer into the wall of our new space brings me joy. the road of buying and building onto the sweet little home we've loved for three years was not without bumps, and as pretty things like these go up on the walls + make it feel more like a home, OUR HOME, i can't help but smile + thank God AGAIN for this dream coming true.
^^^i can't think of a single thing that i don't adore about lucy

1.28.2016

when abby came to visit!

abby andrews, huzzah!
one of my very favorite friends, of all time people... came to visit us a couple weeks ago, and it was both wonderful and much needed! lifelong friendships are seriously a dime a dozen, but charlotte thankfully, blessed me with a whole handful of them, and abby is one of those few. days, months, doesn't matter the length of time that's passed, we have a pick up where you left off friendship + it's so special to me. we showed her around fort collins some, and stayed home some just doing life together. she loved on my kiddos, we stayed up late talking about any and everything, and my soul was seriously refreshed... we also stayed up late getting her hooked on suits, but that's another story for another day ;)
abel of course fell in love, she's blonde and beautiful, and i know that's his type and all, but really who wouldn't... he cried real tears when she left and has talked about her at least once a day since... "abby is my friend." --- heart be still, yes she is buddy.

^^^took her to the vintage whites market, where i wanted to buy a million things, and we ate edamame + dumplings to our hearts content
^^^sweetest scene
^^^she joined me on a photo session + snapped this sweet photo of me. we made and ate an entire batch of muddy buddies (or puppy chow if you ask her)... but i mean are we even in that photo anyway? :) we ate lunch in the car (in my yard) while the littles napped, and were questioned by police for it-- again, another story for another day :)
^^^we showed her around town + bought 18 (okay 8) mary's mountain cookies, because the buy 6 get 2 free deal is a really hard one to pass up.
^^^we had abel take our pictures the day she left + these are my favorites
^^^and my sunsets from my living room/deck helped me talk her into visiting again sooner than she planned, score. ;) i love you abby! thanks for spending time with us! xoxo

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