Tuesday, January 29, 2013


The last week was crazy full of scheduled days off from school, the tummy virus, and ear infection, and snow days!!!  Luckily for us, we made it through and managed to have some fun!

Obviously, we haven't updated our snow gear in a few years.  ;)

Thursday, January 17, 2013


I am just getting around to downloading photos of my sweet girl's first ballet recital.  It was really more of a showcase than a recital.  There weren't any costumes.  It wasn't held in an auditorium.  It was just a little glimpse into their sweet dance class.  The girls have quickly become good friends.  They love each other so much...in class and out!

the ladies patiently waiting for their turn

Performance time!  (With their teacher Miss Lauren)
I am so sad this one is blurry!  She was so into it!!! 
Take a bow girls!

Trying to get a group shot. :)

Instead, we ended up with a group hug!


She loves to dance...and watch herself doing it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


the love project

Meet Prickle.  :)  He is Michael's new cactus.  He earned Prickle by happily getting ready for school each day for six days.  Every morning, after he was completely dressed, he would shade in one letter of the word CACTUS.  Once all of the letters were shaded in, we could go pick out a cactus!

What I love most about this whole thing is that Michael chose the cactus as his reward.  Not candy, not a video game...a cactus.  ;)  Love him!

He immediately wanted to draw a picture of Prickle. :)

I love the writing uphill and backwards when he runs out of room!  I do need to work on correcting that though...

Completely unrelated to Prickle but equally as cute...Michael had to bring in dinosaur fact to share with his class.  I love love love his illustration.  :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Prince Michael and Princess Ryleigh

The Love Project
Day 8

I love love love when my littles play together.  Especially when my sweet boy is willing to be a prince for his baby sister.

Please forgive the poor photo quality.  It was suuuuper dark this morning!  ;)

OH!  And I looooooooooooooooooooooove the Ravens! Here is my *updated* project life page:

Monday, January 14, 2013

puppy love

the love project
post #7

My sweet boy.  He has such a genuine love for his dogs.  Always has.  From the moment he realized they were always around.  *sigh*

Friday, January 11, 2013

project life 2013

the love project
post #5

I love love love project life.  I have *started* it in January for the last two years and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  Sadly, sometime around March each year, I get super busy and the project gets put off.  Too much printing, cutting, gluing, stamping, etc.  So this year, in an effort to stick to it, I am doing the digital version!  Hopefully I will be able to stick to it a little easier this way!

I have just completed my first week's spread.  Here it is!

Left side

Right side

Thursday, January 10, 2013


the love project
day #4

I am so happy to be running again.  Although i am not quite sure that what i do can actually be called running.  I think it is more like "singdancerunning" because I definitely sing, dance, and run all at the same time.  I am sure people think I look funny, a la Phoebe from friends.  I have definitely been caught more than once by unsuspecting neighbors!!!  :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Project Love
Post #3

I literally cannot say enough about how much I love Instagram.  Instant memory keeping all.day.long.  Thank you Instagram!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


The Love Project
Post #3

My son.  The artist.  Four months ago, he wasn't able to hold a pencil the "correct" way.  Now, he loves to draw.  This is just one of today's quick little chalkboard scribbles.  But I love it.  :)

The dinosaur and the egg

Monday, January 7, 2013

tea time

Love Project post #2

My sweet girl.  She is as girly as they come...babies, tea sets, barbies, dress-ups, doll houses...she cannot get enough.  I love that she can be so feminine at heart, but also love playing with her big brother.

Friday, January 4, 2013

new love

I have been on a blogging hiatus for almost one whole year.  I felt supremely overwhelmed this past year with daily life, and blogging just kept being pushed to the back burner.  But I really missed it.  I kept blogging in my head...wanting to record our comings and goings.  But just felt too crazy busy to do it!

So, I am back.  But with a new focus.  Instead of trying to take, edit, and post lots of photos daily...I am going to take one photo daily...of something I love.  One simple thing, moment, project, activity...one thing I love about each day.  Capturing the joy in everyday...even the bad ones.  I am so excited about this project and can't wait to publish the photos into a book at the end of 2013.

Here goes Love Post #1:

This.  I love this.  Everything about it.  My littles, after de-Christmasing the front window, hopped up and started playing and laughing.  I love that they are becoming genuine friends.  They have each grown up so much in the last year...and grown closer.  I love them so much and am so glad I get to spend everyday all day with them.  Most of time, anyway.  ;)