Everly Kate -- Months 8 - 11

Friday, July 24, 2015

Month by month glimpses of our sweet girl who is turning ONE in only 14 days... Not like I'm counting or anything! So bittersweet! And for some reason her month 4-7 are not showing on my blog so here is a link for those, if anything for me to just have it here on this blog for my own memory's sake :) I just love this kid so much.

Our Next Adventure -- Baby #3!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

You know you have baby brain when you write a blog post mentioning your pregnancy before actually blogging about it! Thanks to a sweet reader for bringing that to my attention ;) Ha! I'm so much more active on Instagram than the blog world and announced our third pregnancy a few weeks ago on there but have yet to do so here! So yes, baby #3 is coming in January 2016! I've been over the moon thankful to have experienced a somewhat smooth first-trimester (my first Zofran-free!) as I still have a 10 month old and almost-three-year-old to keep up with! We are beyond excited to welcome this new baby into our lives in January-- and another fun bonus, not being 9 months pregnant in August! ;) Thank you God for our newest, sweet blessing! 

Our 4th of July!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

We had a really simple, fun 4th of July (well, actually the evening before). Our whole family has kind of been out-of-sorts this past week-- Everly cut two teeth, had an upset tummy and a horrible diaper rash (my girls' biggest side affect of teething, so sad!). I have been dealing with first-trimester exhaustion-- running a business, being with my girls during the day, keeping the housework maintained and doing our normal running around has wiped me out! Eden has been having bad dreams during nap-time which have resulted in less sleep than normal and Josh has been working a lot and not getting enough sleep (but that's his usual!)! 

So despite how we felt, we made ourselves get out in the heat and had a wonderful time at our neighborhood's 4th of July extravaganza. There were bounce houses, a live concert band, boat races, food trucks and more. As the sun set, everything lit up in light hues of pink and it was just a gorgeous setting being right there by the lake! We absolutely love our little town and are really enjoying raising our kids here. It's been fun to have our own little adventure away from the comfort and security of our hometowns! 

We left around 7:30 pm to get home to put the babies in bed but of course I let Eden stay up to watch the fireworks from the house. We got a great view of them going off in Tucson from my bedroom and then also from Eden's bedroom which faces the direction of the lake where the fireworks were going off. I let her stand up on her dresser and look out her window to watch them-- her face lit up like Christmas Day! Oh the joys of a child! She absolutely loved it and asked for more then next morning when she woke up :) Hope you had a wonderful 4th! xo

10 Goals for May

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I want to start writing out my goals on a personal level here each month in the hopes that writing them down will help me achieve & complete them. I've been having success doing this on a professional level for work but am not being as successful on a personal level. I know there are studies that if you write dreams and goals down they are more likely to happen, so cheers to that! May, you are gonna be crazy but you're going to be good. 

1) Purge clothes in closet and take to Goodwill
2) Find dining room chairs for our formal dining room -- I've come to accept it's going to take me 10 years to buy them if I buy them new so I'm hoping to find some scores at local flea markets or thrift stores and refurbish them
3) Paint formal dining room a different color-- not too happy with the overall color for that room right now
4) Fully potty train Eden-- girl goes when she wants on the toilet but I've been forgoing it with a super busy work month in April and haven't purposely trained her and need to just get it over with
5) Order Shutterfly photo book from our Kauai trip
6) Set up Eden's big girl bed and decorate her big girl room
7) Have coffee with a girlfriend without kiddos 
8) Send snail mail to at least 3 friends
9) Finish one book 
10) Walk/run at least 30 min a day 5x a week

That Time We Went to Kauai

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Thank you, Kauai, for having us! Our 3rd trip but first with kiddos! Definitely an adventure ;) We will be back! :)