GRAYSON TURNS THREE

Sunday, February 5, 2017










my gosh, the title to this post makes it all seem so surreal! i've been finding myself wishing time would just slow down a lot lately! our boy turns three today. THREE! how is that even possible?

happy birthday, bub! I'm so excited to celebrate you today!

*disclaimer: gray does smile and laugh. a ton. i just think  his little moments are hilarious and tend to capture them. :) 

FIRST SNOW

Monday, January 30, 2017













we woke the kiddos up to a winter wonderland a couple of weeks ago and it also happened to be gray's first time to play in the snow ever! we had gotten a little bit of snow a couple of years ago but he was still so little (and sick that day) that we decided to keep him warm indoors. the twenty minutes it took to get these two bundled up was totally worth the excitement and pure joy they felt and the pure joy i felt too as i watched the kiddos play with justin and snapped a few photos. gray absolutely loved the snow until his pants and gloves became wet from the mini snowball fight him and emery had against their daddy. i think gray's face says it all in these pictures! emery just wanted to stay outside forever and as soon as we went inside to warm up, all she wanted to do was go back outside. i think all the running and playing she did wore her out because she curled up in mommy and daddy's bed while waiting for hot cocoa and fell asleep. i've always loved the snow, but playing in the snow with my little family... well, that's the icing on the cake. hands down. 

2017 GOALS

Monday, January 16, 2017



it doesn't feel like it's time to be writing another goals list for a new year again! 2016, where did it go?! this year was pretty steady for us again this time around and I am so thankful. 2016,  like every year, was about growth and setting terrifying yet satisfying life goals. because that's how we roll.

anyhow, here are some of my goals for 2017:

1. GET BACK ON A FUNCTIONING SLEEP ROUTINE: i don't think i had a great night's sleep once this past year. two year olds. enough said.


2.READ MORE BOOKS- i love reading mom/wife/homemaking books and would love to take the time to read more often!


3. CONTINUE MAKING OUR HOUSE A HOME- my ideas and goal of furnishing our entire home in a single year was a bit lofty. good things take time.


4. BABY TIME- i know, i know. this was on my goals list for last year too... the timing just wasn't quite right for baby. justin and i decided to put baby #3 on hold in hopes of better health insurance options, so we shall see! i have my eye on everything baby related these days!! eek!


5. SEND SNAIL MAIL- In my meghan trainor voice "we're bringing snail mail baaaack!"... i've always thought it would be so neat to receive snail mail from close friends and family. why not send it too?! my Mother-in-Law sends emery and gray cards for birthdays and valentine's day sometimes, even though she lives in the same state as us, and i don't think i've ever told her that i secretly really love it when she does that! i plan on keeping those sweet cards forever. sending someone a handwritten letter just to let them know you're thinking of them is so special!


6. DIY OUR OWN SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, ETC.- with grayson and his hypersensitive skin, finding hypoallergenic/natural products that he and emery both can use is no easy feat. i would really enjoy making our own products i think knowing the kiddos aren't being lathered in toxic chemicals.- or if you have any recommendations of more natural products, they'd be greatly appreciated. 


7. CONTINUE LEARNING TO SEW- i've enjoyed learning the basics of sewing recently and even made a few pillowcases and duvet covers! i hope to make clothing for the kiddos at some point.

what are some of your resolutions for 2017? I'd love to hear them! Happy New Year, friends!                

 

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