Felicity’s One Year Old “Sunshine & Rainbows” Birthday Party

4 Months ago, we had Felicity’s One Year Birthday Party.  Since we have called her our “little sunshine” from birth, and she is our sweet little “rainbow baby,”  I decided to go with a “Sunshine & Rainbows” themed birthday party. Here are some photos from her special day… The Food Table.  Rainbow table cloth from Target. All of the Sunshine signs, posters, banners, etc I purchased from this Etsy shop. I made rainbow cupcakes for the guests, and a sun-shiny smash {Read More}

12 Things I Learned From Our Day at the Beach

While we were in Florida, visiting my grandparents, we had a chance to spend a day at the beach.  We headed to Daytona Beach, as it was the closest to my grandparents house. This was a day with a couple of firsts for our family.  It was Felicity’s first trip to the beach.  It was also all of our (except for my husband’s) first time to swim in the Atlantic Ocean!  We’ve all (minus  baby) swam in the Pacific, the {Read More}

Father’s Day Candy Card {Don’t Just Pin it – DO it}

  The kids and I had so much fun today working on this fun little Father’s Day project we found on Pinterest.  We ended up combining two different cards I had pinned, AND added our own flair to it! One card idea came from THIS site.  The other one we pulled some ideas from was from HERE. My son came  up with the clever idea & line for adding the Starburst, since my husband prefers fruity candy.  We also decided {Read More}

Study the States – Road Trip Notebook

We just returned from one road trip, and are getting ready to hit the road again for the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Omaha! It was a little last minute, but a few days before we left for our Florida road trip, I threw together a couple of Road Trip Notebooks for the kids.  A little something to use for learning about each state we travel in.   They were to study the state while we were in it, collect {Read More}

Mayfest 2013

We went to our very first Mayfest this year.  It was such a fun time spent together as a family!  As the evening went on, it got to be a little bit on the chilly side, but overall it was just about perfect! Some pics from our day…      

Florida Trip 2013 – Thankful

We are leaving in the morning from a wonderful trip visiting my grandparents here in Florida. I can’t help but feel an overwhelming amount of thankfulness for our time here. I am thankful in so many ways, and for so many reasons. I am thankful the Lord has provided in all ways, all means for this trip to be possible. His kindness and love for us has been so evident through His protection, His providence, His guidance, His faithfulness, His {Read More}

Trampoline at Sunset


Ballet Recital 2012

   My little ballerina!  Zoe just completed her year of ballet in May with a beautiful recital.  She and her class danced to “My Life is in You Lord” and it was absolutely adorable and sweet!!  It was such a joy to watch her grow and learn this year in ballet.  She is my little fun ball of energy, but when it came to ballet, she was completely focused and attentive.  She hung on every move her instructors taught her, {Read More}

Our Mini-Vacation – Instagram Style

    We just got home from a super fun 3-day beach vacation (more like staycation – only 5.5 hours away from home!)  We had a great time, enjoyed the beach with the kids, and stayed at a really nice resort in Galveston that we got a killer deal on through Priceline!  Love that site!  We originally said we wouldnt take any vacations this year (since we had three last year!).  However, we decided on a “mini-vacation,” and used that {Read More}

Dancing Queen

My little Zoe’s personality at it’s finest! My kids and their cousins had an impromptu Easter dance party, and when the camera’s out Zoe is in her element: the spotlight. She sure keeps life fun!

Vacation – Sweet Grandparents Edition

I didn’t mean to have this long of a gap between the Beach Edition, and this next one. I have been having some photo uploading issues with wordpress, but have FINALLY figured out the problem!!  Yay! On to the photos!  Our reason for going to Florida over the Christmas/New Year holiday was to spend time with my sweet grandparents who live there!  We had so much fun staying with them for 5 nights!  They are a couple of the best {Read More}

Vacation – Beach Edition

As you know, we just returned this week from a week long vacation in sunny Florida with my grandparents.  On the way there we took a detour to Pensacola Beach, enjoying a chilly morning walk on the gorgeous white sand and a breathtaking view of the turquoise blue waves! Some photos from our beach walk… …Disney and Granparents Editions coming soon….

Happy 2012!

I wanted to take a minute to say Happy New Year to my readers! I am currently riding along I-10 through Florida as my husband drives us home from our trip to Florida to see my grandparents! We have had a wonderful time with them, and made some great memories for us and the kids! I’ll be having some picture posts coming soon from Christmas and our trip, but for now, I’ll pop in to say hi, and start the {Read More}

Baking Christmas Cookies

I love decorating Christmas Cookies with my kids.  It is so much fun now that they are at ages where they can do most of it on their own.  They really love getting to do this! Hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Christmas Photo Fun

A little Christmas Photo Fun from our 2011 Christmas season…     How is your 2011 Christmas celebration going?