March 30, 2015

Behold, A Change

Seven inches and a very dramatic hair story later, voila:

I feel younger already.

March 19, 2015


Recently we learned that Mabel has finally gained enough weight to be a literal pain in the neck.

My husband sent the most gorgeous roses for our 4th wedding anniversary!

And then he made me gluten free pizza - because sometimes you just need pizza.

Lately the boys - all 3 of them - have been rocking out to classic rock music downstairs. So often that Mabel now knows all the words to Free Bird and every Def song you can think of.

Miss Moo Moo got her hairs cut. She told me the back was too long so I requested a trim of her bob with a bump in the back.  This is a bit more 'bumped' than I had in mind, but she looks darling and it will grow. She loves it.

Moo also loves to wash potatoes. She'll help cook anything. It's definitely some great quality time together. We talk about school and boys and macaroni penguins.

Recently, I had the chance to scrap for a few hours, uninterrupted. It was so relaxing.

Mabel made a sign for the girls' room.

Daddy and Trevor installed the bathroom cabinets. I, for one, am the most excited about this because it means that my morning showers will not be interrupted by four people.


March 16, 2015


So, we got a baby.

Meet Bean!

Bean is half Lhasa-Apso, half Poodle - also known as a "Lhasa-Poo."  He weighs only 3 pounds now and will end up somewhere between 12-15 pounds.

The kids love Bean.

Bean loves them.

Bean also loves Kiki (she's working on it).

And Bean loves 80's guitar.

He's such a precious little Bean.

March 13, 2015


(that's root beer, FYI)

A quick trip to MSP and all we came home with was the girls' bathroom (this, the reason for our trip), some lego people, ice cream, and coffee. That's pretty dang good.

The girls are so thrilled their new bathroom is finished. Amen!

March 9, 2015

Around Here Lately

Lots of practice on the guitar.

And on spelling words.

And on the guitar (yes, both of them now. So cool.).

Mabel had to create a timeline project for first grade and asked for mom's help. Um, you betcha!

She's so darling in yellow isn't she?

Truth is, sometimes she doesn't act darling to Andy. So she wrote him a love note on the chalkboard wall one morning.

Hayley achieved her overhand serve!

I signed #1 up for high school next fall. Gulp.

We love good friends who become like family.

And Andrew, well, Andy loves oatmeal for breakfast now. Every single morning. Look at his little face - be. still. my. heart!

March 2, 2015

Things I Love on Monday

Blog is out of whack, yo. But I have this for you today.

1. Girls, yes.

2. I'm sure I'm not looking in the right places, because I've never seen a pantsuit in this color before. And it is most definitely RIGHT.

3. Such a beautiful tattoo. And I have to say, it matches this gal's hair so beautifully!

4. Capsule wardrobes. What do you think?

5. This vintage mirror needs to come home with me.

6. Kitchen love. That floor!

7. Love this simple backyard pergola and white furniture.

8. Zucchini spaghetti looks delicious.

9. Mini books are such a great way to try new things in scrapbooking. Love this one.

10. This, I am keen to try.

11. This, too.

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