Thursday, December 19, 2013

Leaf pile...

Brynn loves to "help".  As soon as Kevin brought the rake out of the garage she had her duck boots on and was out the door.  

 This is a new phase for her.  Whenever I tell her no, she gives me this pout.  I can't be mad because it is too cute.

Monday, December 16, 2013


I don't know why but one day I got the idea to document the children's bedrooms.  
I want to remember this moment in our lives.  
I want to remember that the girls picked their own color.
I want to remember the room I put Russell down for his naps in. 
I want to remember all of Caroline's "collections".  
I want to remember where Brynn put her stuffed animals.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Food for the soul

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


My life is really hectic these days.  From my babies, to my house, to my husband, to my calling, to life in general my calendar is full ALL THE TIME.  I sometimes can't remember what day it is and sometimes I forget to eat.  

Hectic, I tell ya.

But there are moments during my day where I stop and take a look around (like Ferris Bueller told me to) and I just breath in the moment.  I stop and really look at how much my girls have changed and how big Russell is getting.  Brynn will never be 2 3/4 again.  Caroline will not have numerous holes in her mouth where teeth should be.  Russell will not fall asleep on my chest and breath his baby breaths for too much longer.  
I made the choice long ago that I wanted to stay home with my babies.  I wanted to be here for as much as I could for as long as I could.  It is the hardest job I have ever done (and I taught high school)!  There are some days were I wish I had a job to go to.  There are some moments when I can't wait until all three are in school.  And there are times when I want to keep Caroline home from school and just breath the same air.  There are moments when I honestly can't get enough of Brynn.  There are times when I get weepy thinking about Russell growing up and not being my baby anymore.  
This is the season of my life where I have my babies surrounding me, hanging off of me, filling my days.  Like the seasons, one will slowly dissolve into the other and I won't realize the change until one day I will stop and realize my house is too clean and too quiet.  But at least I will have these moments, these memories that I am creating now to keep me warm on those chilly nights.

Friday, December 6, 2013

My Brynn bug...

Lover of:
Hungry Caterpillar
puppies of any type
peanut butter rolls
my camera
her family

Dear Brynn, 
I like you.
Love, Mama

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

That special place...

I have been wanting to do a photo shoot of Russell in our bedroom since this is where it all went down.  The tricky thing about our master bedroom is where it is located in our house.  The sun only shines bright enough to do these for about 30-45 minutes a day.  I had to act fast but they came out great.  

It is still overwhelming to think that I had my son at home in my own bed.  The day that I came home from the hospital I snuck upstairs by myself and just sat in the space for a minute or two and thought about that night.  This room is now sacred to me.  

 Oh this boy!!

Of course Brynn had to be my personal assistant.