this kid

On a recent boat outing, Justin sent me the following photo. This is just so Jude. I love how adventurous and brave he can be. That saltwater is cold!




One FUN…

Emary is ONE! She is really a beautiful person. Not just her outward appearance, it’s who she is. Watching her grow has been such a blessing. Our family was made complete when she joined us, one year ago.

Happy Birthday Sis! You are SO loved.


A Happy Day

We celebrated Harper’s birthday last weekend. It was a fun day full of good friends, food, and bugs!

As Harper requested, I attempted bug cupcakes.

Goodie bags full of bug catching tools.

Emary and Mimi. Aren’t they cute?

It was a very fun day. I know that Harper had a great time and felt very loved! Thanks to all who joined us.



Happy Birthday to my Harper Bear. Four years old! I look forward to this year with you buddy. Three was a tough one for you (and mom & dad). You are an awesome boy! I enjoy your humor, encouraging words, silliness, loyalty, and love.





10 months

Baby E is 10.5 months old. So close to one and so close to walking. The girl is such a joy! She loves to scream and say, “hi!” Daddy is her current favorite person. Which is pretty darn cute! I think we’ll keep her.


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

We had a party (on Friday)! Harper made The Cat in the Hat, hat. We ate Dr. Seuss themed cupcakes! Thanks, Trophy Cupcakes. Yummers!! And we read each of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. Oh, The Places You’ll Go, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Can you guess which is my favorite? Which is yours?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Thank you for all of the imaginative stories. We treasure them.



Today is my Juderbug’s 6th Birthday! I keep thinking, “Six, has it been six years already?”

This morning as we made his birthday breakfast, Justin and I remembered the day he was born. We told Judah how we felt when we met him and what the world around him was like. He loves to hear these stories. Though he often has to add in comments about poop or farting.

Judah is a lively, imaginative boy. It is so fun watching him grow and learn. God has truly blessed our family with him.

-on his second ski trip-



Did your husband come home with a flourless chocolate cake?

No? Mine did!

And with every delicious bite, I am giving my husband more of me to love. Possibly ten pounds more.


the little things

I absolutely LOVE all of the little shoes in our home.

My current favorite are E’s tiny TOMS.