Thursday, September 4, 2014


I took Lizzie to the park last week to feed the ducks and geese.  They practically chased us to get the bread and Lizzie kept telling them to be patient and they would all get some.  Then she turned to me and said "Mommy, if I feed them they will come close enough for me to hunt."  I think she's ready to go hunting with her Daddy!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

Let's pretend it's Tuesday for a few minutes so I can be on time for this.  My laptop and I are not getting along very well right now, so I am going to try to get this done before it decides not to play nice anymore.  Taylor started 1st grade last week.  How did that happen?  How did my baby girl start changing into this beautiful young lady?  I can see such a difference between last year and this year.  She has a bit more confidence walking the hallways at school and such a different view on learning now that she can read.  Last night she told us that her favorite way to study science is to read about it.  She loves her teacher and enjoys going to school.  I can't wait to see how this year goes and how our girl does.  I promise to try and keep up with my Taylor Tuesdays so you can follow along too.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

We recently got a new kitten and the girls are having a blast with him.  It's fun to see how the girls interact with him.  Ollie has learned that Taylor means cuddles and snuggles.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Why bother with small bites when you can eat it all at once and then rinse off in the pool?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

I have the best of intentions to keep up with this but keep failing.  But that doesn't mean I won't keep trying.  I took this picture of Taylor on the 4th and just knew it would be perfect to share.  I know you can only see her outline, but she moved to sit up on a concrete block so she could be that much closer to see the fireworks.  I loved looking up and seeing her in shadows surrounded by the sunset.  She just wanted the best view possible, but I think I had the best view being able to watch both the girls enjoy the wonder in their faces during the fireworks.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Last Day of Kindergarten

Darn tears betrayed me again, but thankfully my sunglasses kept Taylor from seeing them.  I made it through graduation without them falling, but dropping her off for the last day of school tugged at my heart.  How is she already done with kindergarten?  My baby girl will be considered a 1st grader in just a few hours.  We are so excited about summer around here, but I need time to slow down and let me enjoy my girl while she’s still little.  I say little, but at 6 she is growing like a weed.  This year has been a huge learning experience for our house.  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to sometimes to get everyone up, dressed, fed, lunch made, and out the door by 7:30, but we were never late no matter how many times I yelled at Lizzie that we were going to be late.  I know that working moms do this all and do it much earlier in the day.  But in our house we’ve been able to sleep in a little later and preschool didn’t start until 9:30 so mornings could be a bit lazy.  I am thankful for summer and the ability to stay in our pjs past 6:45.  Well there was that one morning that I overslept and had to do the car drop off in my pjs but they were cute and I prayed that I wouldn’t have to get out of the car for any reason.  We also adjusted to reading and math homework each week.  There were a few Thursday nights that we were rushing to get it done, but it got done.  Taylor grew from this shy girl to a bubbly girl that made friends with all the kids in her class, was brave enough to volunteer to be the first presenter for her research project, finished a year of Daisy Girl Scouts, scored her first soccer goal in co-ed winter soccer, finished a year of gymnastics and almost mastered her cartwheel, fell in love with edamame, and most importantly… learned to read.  We have watched Taylor go from sounding out words in the books sent home from school to realizing she can now read signs, things on tv, books at home, instructions for games, and I find her trying to read my texts.  I love that she made that jump this year and we have enjoyed seeing that excitement as she reads new things. 

Congratulations my sunshine on finishing your first year of school!  We can’t wait to see what each new year brings and I know there will be more tears each year that I realize you are growing but it’s only because my heart is full of love for you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Don’t you keep your favorite lovie snuggled in your jacket too???


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

I know you can barely see her face, but this picture cracks me up.  I caught it while Taylor was dancing around at a BBQ cookoff a few weeks ago.  One of the other groups had some music playing and she was in her own world just dancing around.  I also much point out that she has a handful of chicken that she had grabbed from the table bc she couldn’t be bothered to stop dancing long enough to sit down and eat.  I don’t blame her.  Sometimes you just need to dance.


Thursday, April 3, 2014


I never know what to expect from Lizzie so I shouldn’t be shocked but I am and I love the smiles she brings to my face with her unique ways.  I had to giggle when she came in one night at bedtime with a backpack on and this tiny camera and asked me to say “Cheese.”  So yes I said “Cheese” and smiled for her camera.  Wouldn’t you?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

The girls love to have the windows down in the car and the music up.  I was able to catch Taylor enjoying both at a stop light one day. 


Thursday, March 6, 2014


Each Saturday we go cheer on Taylor as she plays indoor soccer and Lizzie counts down the days until she starts soccer.  She can’t wait to play and since Chris is one of the coaches she is allowed to warm up with Taylor’s team.  In a few weeks I hope to have some great action shots of Lizzie playing, but until then you can see a few pictures of her trying to keep up with the older kids.(and of her being silly during the game)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

I know it's been almost a month since you've seen one of these emails, but I had this beautiful picture of Taylor before the Father/Daughter dance that I had to share.  She seems to just be growing up so fast lately but it still my sweet little girl.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Taylor Tuesday

Taylor went from party animal to partied out at Jeff's birthday party this weekend.  At least when you're little everyone thinks you look cute curled up on the couch(already in your pj's) while a party is going on.  She made it almost two hours after her normal bedtime and I don't blame her for being tired because I was ready for my jammies not too long after this.

Jefe Bday party Taylor.1

Saturday, February 1, 2014


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