Me & My Kiddos, at Home

Way back in December, which feels like ages ago (& somehow everyone's hair has grown a ton since)... my friend came over and so graciously gifted us with some photos of our morning. 
Just me and my kiddos, at home.
It was laid back and relaxed & we didn't even have to get dressed for it, which is such a win all on it's own, but also, I'm so happy she captured me WITH my kiddos. I hope they always remember how much they were loved by me & how often we danced in the kitchen & sat on the floor playing blocks or reading books. If they don't remember, at least now there's some proof! 
I'm so thankful to be a mom. After an incredibly hard season, which I hope to find words to share about at some point, this past year has been such a gift to me & I really am so thankful to feel like myself again & be living out the role of a mother the way I had envisioned and hoped to experience it. 
These kiddos are the sweetest, Brittany is a gem for capturing these, and I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are reading this from! XOXO

Estes Park in the Fall

Narrowing isn't my strong suit & this maybe should have been a two part post, but Estes Trip 2017 (in 2018)! How gorgeous is all of the color!?! It's so brown right now, that going through these photos now actually served me well. The burst of life and color they have gave me an added dose of joy, to help get through to Spring color. On the other hand, looking through these, I can't believe how fast our babies are growing. Abel has lost TWO teeth since this, and the top two are loose too! Otherwise he mostly keeps his look pretty consistent, which helps my heart, since the girls look older every single time I snap a photo of them! I think it's all the hair. It's got to be. Anyhow, I love this sweet family of mine, and I love Estes Park. I want an apple from Laura's as I write this, and can't wait to get back up there this Spring :)
^^^Watching the Elk across the river
^^^Isla is such a hambone!
^^^Lauraaaaaa's, so good.
^^^Bittiest :)
^^^Why is her face just the sweetest ever!?
^^^Chris and his very first catch EVER!