a totally epic colorful birthday!


I'm one of "those moms" when it comes to my kid's birthdays. I'm obsessed. But the more children I have, and the more birthdays we celebrate...the less I've been doing. Most likely it's the lack of energy to do anything since I'm chasing them all day! I think I started planning Jessi's 1st Birthday Party when she was about 6 months old. So about two weeks ago, I was sitting at my dining room table (with little people running amuck around me) and realized Zoey's birthday was sneaking up. So I … [Read more...]

oops, we potty trained zoey


I had no plans to even attempt to potty train Zoey until closer to the end of the year. Since she's a stubborn little thing, I just assumed that it would be horrible with her and I'm a big believer in just allowing them to take the lead on it. Well, my crazy girl decided she was ready. She turned 22 months on July 2nd, woke up July 3rd and decided she was all grown up.  She looked at me and said "diaper OFF! panties ON!" So, that's what we did. I sent Brook to the store to get the potty … [Read more...]

i’m over there today {wild & precious}

I'm guest posting today over at Wild & Precious. Blair has been one of my favorite bloggers for a long time, and then I had the awesome opportunity to share a bed with her last year at The Influence Conference (I know, lucky me!!!). I was blown away by how amazingly amazing she really is in real life. I adore everything about her, and I'm so thankful to call her a friend. Head over to her blog today to hear my heart! Hope you're having a fabulous day, I'll leave you with this short … [Read more...]

through their eyes {a letter to my girls}


My sweet girls, Sometimes I wish I could see the world through your eyes. Jess, those hazel eyes that light up when Daddy walks in a room and the way you react when you try something new. Zo, those baby blues that squeal with delight over a kitty or a baby. But mostly, your innocence. You don't understand true heartbreak. I want to see the world through a filter of joy and newness. The way you see it.   The way you squeal with delight over a cookie. How a slide is a giant … [Read more...]

zoey brooklyn – 14 months


How in the world did this happen?? FOURTEEN MONTHS!!!!! I've been so terrible about doing monthly updates with Zo, but couldn't miss this month. We are having an absolute blast! It had gotten really difficult with her, because she just wanted to be held constantly. Making pregnant mommy VERY tired! She had a tough few months of transitioning to a toddler, but we made it through and she's so happy now! Walking everywhere, starting to communicate better and playing like a champ with her big … [Read more...]



They are really starting to play together. And fight. And love each other. And fight some more. They play games. They make believe together. They chase and kiss and hug and tackle. It's so fun to watch them enjoy each other and start learning how to really share. Share their time and love with Mommy & Daddy. Everything I dreamed of when having sisters. I'm so thankful for them and how close they will be.  I cherish these tiny moments of joy, and know that in 30 seconds they will both … [Read more...]

Zoey turns ONE!


We celebrated our sweet Zoey's first birthday yesterday! I can't believe we now have a 2 year old and a 1 year old! This first year flew by so fast with Zo. What a joy this girl is. She was the easiest baby! Always so happy and joyful. Although it took her 8 months to figure out how to sleep through the night, our sleepy days were easier because of that smile. Oh, that smile!! I can't get enough of it!  I cannot imagine our family without this precious blessing. She is an absolute blast! She … [Read more...]

you are my sunshine, zoey!!


We celebrated Zoey's first birthday this weekend! She turns one on September 2nd, but we were thrilled to have her grandma in from Alaska so we celebrated a week early. We were planning to have the party at a park, but there was a 60% chance of rain so we moved it to our house. She wasn't that interested in the party, but we were still excited to celebrate our little sunshine! The party was very fitting of her happy, bright little personality!       Zoey was a little … [Read more...]

look who’s walking too!


  While we were on vacation a couple weeks ago, Zoey took her first steps! She's loving walking, and thinks it's just hilarious. What a funny girl! Big sister is enjoying it too. "Walk to me baby stister!!"        We are all so proud of you big girl!!!! Someone hold me. My baby turns ONE in 2.5 weeks and I have two toddlers. … [Read more...]


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