Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 29, 2014

Today was the funnest pool day since I became a parent! Love my girls!

June 28, 2014

Thanks to my mom for taking a sibs picture at our cousin's wedding. Night out together without kids + wedding dancing = great fun later with this family!

June 27, 2014

These two loved wearing big shirts, eating junk food, and cheering on the Whitecaps tonight. :)

June 26, 2014

Sometimes spontaneous plans are way more fun. 
We had some great family time at Millennium Park today!

June 25, 2014

Happy 2nd birthday to our sweet, spunky Nora Grace!

June 24, 2014

Even though our trip was amazing and a much-needed time for the two of us, it was so, so good to be back home with these girls in our arms.

June 23, 2014

I was pretty excited about the new purse-satchel-thing I got before we headed home. :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 22, 2014

We had many delicious meals and treats throughout our trip, but our dinner on the last night of our trip was absolutely amazing. What a blessing to have this week together to celebrate our 10th anniversary and both being done with grad school!

June 21, 2014

We got to explore on water today, our other favorite outdoor activity!

June 20, 2014

More hiking and more amazing views. We are in love with Acadia.

June 19, 2014

Climbing boulders across mountain streams and in natural tunnels was a fun hike that eventually brought us to the top of Sargent Mountain!

June 18, 2014

Just a glimpse of the beautiful coast in Acadia we couldn't get enough of all week.

June 17, 2014

Off to Maine with my love!

June 16, 2014

Trying to get everything just right for the big "trip" to the grandparents' houses for the week.

June 15, 2014

A daddy and his girls. So thankful to have this man father our precious girls and always teach them more about nature!

June 14, 2015

Three great Sportel fathers doing their grilling thing.

June 13, 2014

Such a sweet moment for my mama heart.

June 12, 2014

We got new toys today. We are unashamed followers.

June 11, 2014

We passed our boards today! Now we can have more nights like this instead of studying. :)

June 10, 2014

Family breakfast out celebrating the start of Reuben's summer break!

June 9, 2014

We have walls along the stairs!

June 8, 2014

Nora-girl's first day forward-facing. A whole new world. :)

June 7, 2014

It was great to return to the Reeds Lake 10K after 3 years with my dear friend Brooke!

June 6, 2014

A wagon full of cousins. :)

June 5, 2014

This came in the mail today!

June 4, 2014

She's taking seriously that 2-minute timer she just received from the dentist.
It didn't last long.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

Thankful for many hand-me-down treasured toys from great friends and family.... this one may be the best so far as she cannot stop playing with it. :)

June 2, 2014

Laugh-out-loud moment of the day was when the food delivery guy pulled up and Alena spotted him before me saying, "Mom, it's Old MacDonald! ..... I think he borrowed Old MacDonald's hat."

June 1, 2014

First time together as a family at my parents' pool for the year!

May 31, 2014

Relaxing with my girls in another great garage sale find.

May 30, 2014

All the excitement? Just thrilled after another enthralling dental visit. Simple pleasures. :)

May 29, 2014

This was approximately our 247th carousel ride of the day on our great day at the museum with Grammie. :)

May 28, 2014

Stopping for a lunch break during our Meijer Gardens play date!

May 27, 2014

When we actually get our yard looking somewhat nice in the spring, I just need to stop and take it in.

May 26, 2014

I love this scene of Memorial Day fun and fellowship with friends.

May 25, 2014

The girls were happy to check up on Brewster at Grandpa & Grandma's house, his new home as of a month ago. :)

May 24, 2014

Ending my glorious "Rachel day" right. 
Thanks to my hubby for this gift!

May 23, 2014

Just might be the cutest case of bed-head ever. :)

May 22, 2014

Finished it!

May 21, 2014

I'm not quite sure what's going on here, but it must be sisterly love.