I Made It!

I Made It!

And because I had so much fun, I am going to do a new challenge with my husband next month. Will post more about it tomorrow.


Z is for Zander

HA! The benefits of naming my kid with a Z name! But seriously, I am excited to do this post. With Kyrie’s 1st birthday, I feel like the spotlight has been all on her lately. I wanna give some love and attention to my little boy too!


  • Knows that a “snack” is something yummy, and “lunch” means real food. SO he will say “unch? No.” but “nack? k.”
  • still loves his blankies…. I should prolly wash those sometime soon.
  • has decided that playing the run away and crawl under the table game is a blast! especially at bedtime or when his diaper needs changed.
  • loves playing outside. He will just wander around our backyard all day.
  • can jump SOOOO well on the trampoline. It is crazy to watch that kid go crazy up there.
  • is slowly learning how to share.
  • recognized Gannon theother day!!! YAY! He came running outta his room to find him. “ANNON!!!?? play!” and then proceeded to hand him as many toys as he could hold.
  • cuddled with me tonight! it was nice!


  • Still loves TV. Man oh man.. .does he love TV.
  • Loves to play with all of his sisters new toys. All of them. All at once. seriously…
  • sometimes he turns to me and just launches into a serious “conversation” that makes me wish I really understood what he was saying.
  • Is getting really good at brushing his teeth instead of just sucking the toothpaste off.
  • has crazy hair! if it gets messy, it is not smoothing down till you give him a bath. (Thanks Daddy, for THAT gene)
  • loves to sing along with the radio. But everytime I wanna record it I am either driving or he stops as soon as I hit record.
  • always eats his meals at the table like a big boy now. even at restaurants!
  • can drink out of a big boy cup when supervised
  • knows how to work a touch screen on a phone to play games… how he can do this at 2 years old is unknown to me.
  • is growing up way too fast…. SLOW DOWN!

Just born!


He used to sleep in the strangest positions.


Look at how little he was!


And then he got chubby! =)


Food stache… still very common.


First birthday party! CAKE!!!!!


Still growing up!


I just can’t believe how big he is now… where did the time go?

Wordless Wednesday

Family: The boys in our family. This is prolly one of my favorite shots from our wedding. It just captures the emotion so well. Zander hated wearing that bowtie, but man did he look cute.




Nature: I am more than ready for some camping this summer. The idea of being out of cell service and lazing around all day is so fabulous. Plus, I can’t wait to let Zander play outside all day. He will love it!




Random: This one is inspired by a random, but very happy, reconciliation with an old friend from high school, Carrie. We used to take goofy pictures all the time, but this is still one of my favorites.




#100HappyDays: Day 34

#100HappyDays: Day 34

On April 30th, 2013, I had my second child. That was one year ago that this stubborn little girl came into our world by c section after turning breech and refusing to flip back around. Since then, I have seen her learn to smile, roll over and crawl around this house. I have heard her learn how to coo, squeal and clap her hands. She took 5 steps the other day, and two more yesterday. She is so close to walking, I know it won’t be long now. She has a mouth full of teeth, and puts them to good use eating so much food it seems impossible. Among her favorites are breakfast sausage and… well, FOOD! The little girl she is growing into is terrifying and exhilarating all at once. Having a girl scares the crap outta me, this world is too dangerous. But watching her develop her little personality and discover new wonders everyday help me make it through. Someday she will be grown and I will be able to protect her even less, so for now I will cherish that my hugs can make her smile and my kisses make things better. Happy 1st birthday you beautiful girl, mommy loves you.

Kyrie’s 1st Birthday Party [in photographs]

Kyrie had her 1st birthday party on Sunday. We have posted a few pictures here and there, but that is about it. So, here is some photos from her big day! Everything from playing before hand, to opening presents, to wearing eating a cake. She will actually turn 1 tomorrow, crazy how the time flies. I can’t believe my baby boy is a toddler and my little girl can almost walk! Taking a million photos is my best bet to not miss all the growing up that seems to happen in the blink of an eye.


Still making those crazy faces!

Still making those crazy faces!

This is Gannon, on of our friends.

This is Gannon, he is Mariesa’s son.

First birthday present!

First birthday present!

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As soon as this doll was unwrapped, the first thing she did was give it loves.

As soon as this doll was unwrapped, the first thing she did was give it loves.


The BIG gift!

The BIG gift!


She got a Radio Flyer! (wagon)

She got a Radio Flyer! (wagon)




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Getting a little messy....

Getting a little messy….

TO WAR!!!!!!

TO WAR!!!!!!


Y is for Yearly Photoshoot

Without intending to, we started a habit of doing a family photoshoot every March. Here is few shots from every year, starting in 2012, right after Zander was born.

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Then there was 2013, a little before miss Kyrie was born.

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Followed by 2014, our family, FINALLY, complete!

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We do more photoshoots throughout the year, but I really like having a set month to take pictures every year. Up until now, it was a crazy coincidence, but starting next March, it will be planned. I can’t wait to see what next year brings!