Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

This morning was the first time I found Nora standing up in her crib!
She's pretty excited about it too! :)

May 22, 2013

A Veggie Tales bandaid makes everything better.

May 21, 2013

A perfect morning for our first trip to the new Downtown Market!

May 20, 2013

My sweet summertime baby. 

May 19, 2013

Reuben's parents came over to babysit for awhile in the evening, and when we came home, Alena was in the middle of reciting the entire Cat in the Hat book to Grandma!

May 18, 2013

Seven adorable cousins all together. Sometimes spontaneous pictures turn out the best!

May 17, 2013

Popcorn time! The popping apparently was a bit loud for Alena that night. :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

First day back on campus: check. So glad Marguerite is in this with me!

May 15, 2013

Creating beautiful art always requires getting messy. :)

May 14, 2013

Our little horticulturist, starting young. :)

May 13, 2013


May 12, 2013

I am one blessed Mama.

May 11, 2013

The girls helped me pick out some flowers at our neighborhood store as part of my Mother's Day gift!

May 10, 2013

Nothing like a Friday night dinner date to the local bookstore cafe! Young parent years. :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

My two little garage sale dates. :)

May 8, 2013

A perfect night for dinner outside.

May 7, 2013

I love watching the carefreeness of childhood. :)

May 6, 2013

Monday evening kayak date. So good.

May 5, 2013

Our first Sunday dinner on the deck of the year with the Sportel fam!

May 4, 2013

Basement progress with a neighbor work exchange day. Thanks Lou!

Friday, May 3, 2013

One Year!

So today marks one year since I started this daily picture blog! The time has truly flown by, and it's hard to believe I go back to school in only 10 days. I've enjoyed capturing joys of each day and would like to continue to, but am unsure how this next year in the life of our family is going to play out. So with that, I plan to continue for now, but am giving myself the space and grace to stop at any time, or simply update more infrequently with main happenings in our family. Thanks for following!

May 3, 2013

Being stuck indoors on this beautiful day with 2 sick kiddos, my mom read my mind and brought frappuccinos over. :) And the Starbucks May happy hour has begun!

May 2, 2013

Only a baby could be this happy after puking for the 3rd (out of 4) times in the course of 2 hours and getting it all in her hair. My smile? Sometimes you just have to laugh at these situations.

May 1, 2013

Accountability journals.... going on 4 years!

April 30, 2013

I'm feeling sad that nursing Nora is winding down more quickly than I had hoped, but seeing her drink her bottle like this really is so cute. She melts my heart. :)

April 29, 2013

Our first family walk of the year to the local ice cream shop! 
Cupcake Sundae? Yes, please.

April 28, 2013

Finally getting out to the parks. Joy!

April 27, 2013

Celebrating Shawnna and baby girl Gunnink!

April 26, 2013

Fun making blueberry muffins with my girl!

April 25, 2013

Hard to believe this girl is 10 months old today!

April 24, 2013

"So big!"

April 23, 2013

A rainy day visit to my Grandma & Grandpa was a great treat for all!