Wednesday, June 27, 2012

wordless(ish) wednesday

because nothing beats spending the day in your bathing suit!
  PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket even though it's super hot here, we are loving our days outside. and yes, bathing suit is always a requirement! 

Happy Wednesday!

linking up with wordless wednesday at and then she {snapped}, the paper mama, the naptime momtog, like christmas every day and project alicia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


wow. is it just me or do the days just seem to fly by for everyone? i can't believe that it's been almost two weeks since i took my solo vacation to denver! it was such an unbelievable trip. catching up with old college buddies, hanging and laughing with my best friend since the sixth grade, and just relaxing and enjoying my family. 

 yes, it was a wonderful trip.
  PhotobucketI haven't seen Steve in Steph in over five years! Since that time they have gotten married and had this cute little girl who is just over one! how did we let so much time pass by before catching up? It was so worth it though!

Photobucket And seriously? I love this cute kid. My best friend since the sixth grade has the most fun and adorable little boy and i got to spend the day with them, tagging along for the bbq challenge up in Frisco, Co. Not only was i in the best company, but i got to eat the yummiest food all day long. Score!

Photobucket love spending time with them!
 Photobucket And nothing beats a relaxing day just hanging with family. And you can count on my niece and nephew to always be there to keep you laughing and entertain you. 

Photobucket Love the special trips I get to make back home. Even though I was missing my kiddos the entire time, it was so nice to catch up with old friends, play with little ones and just be with family. Nothing beats family!

hope you all are having a good week so far!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

quarterly top 5 - q2

seriously, halfway done through the year? that is just crazy to me!! but i am super excited to link up again for the quarterly top 5!
    Photobucketi love this one of our little straggler. always stopping to check things out, never in a hurry to get anywhere.

Photobucket this kid just cracks me up. every time! i  love this shot of him checking out the snakes with the magnifier. such a cute kid!

Photobucket my favorite moments of motherhood are when i see all three of my kiddos being together, having fun and creating wonderful memories. i love these moments the most!

Photobucket best part of summer, sharing a yummy treat with your best friend!

I love her big smile! such a happy little girl and i just can't get enough of her!!

Go check out some more amazing photos of kids and furry kids over at, and and don't forget to link up!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a good day

you know it's been a good, fun filled day when you pass out right before you reach your home. Photobucket love these kiddos!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

in our backyard

look at the pretty flowers blooming in our backyard!
  PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket it's our first summer in our new home and it's so exciting to see what's growing and blooming! 

catching up from a wonderful weekend away! hope you all are having a beautiful week so far!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

26 weeks

Photobucket you can see previous bump pics here.
  Photobucketso we are now in the double digits when it comes to counting down days till baby arrives! 98 to be exact! that is just crazy! I am super excited to me this little one. To find out if we are having another son or daughter and to see what little personality this little one has. I am super excited but also freaking out just a tiny bit, mostly because i feel like there is so much to do before this little person arrives but also because we are soon going to have FOUR tiny little people running around! but to be honest, even though that is extremely overwhelming to think about, when i am playing and laughing and just watching my kids I get this huge gush of happiness and warm fuzzy feelings to know that there is soon going to be another little person who is just as awesome and fun as my three already are. and that my friends makes me super happy!

on another note, i am starting to feel really pregnant and well, like i am getting huge! of course it doesn't help when your son's bus driver asks if you are having twins. way to make a pregnant women feel wonderful complete stranger. oh well, i have just a few short months and i will be busy loving a new baby. and i can't wait!!

now this mama is off on a solo vacation to catch up with some amazing friends and relax with family!! so excited!! have a great weekend everyone!!

Monday, June 11, 2012


Photobucket my first garden since i moved out of my parents house over 12 years ago. i can't tell you how excited i was when i saw the first sign of growth from our garden. we are going to have a tomato y'all! and i can't wait to see what else is growing. hope you all have a great week this week!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

wordless(ish) wednesday

nothing starts of the summer like a fun bbq with good friends! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, June 4, 2012


because even when life just gets a little crazy and hectic, sometimes it just takes a simple little smile to just turn your day around.
  Photobucketi know this little smile brightens up my day every. single. time. hope you have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 1, 2012

some pretty flowers

lately i have been loading up the kiddos(sometimes with hubby in tow)and heading to the overland park arboretum. i am loving our long walks, stopping to feed the fish and turtles and playing in the sand. it's become a new favorite place of mine and right now it's just full of beautiful blooms.
  PhotobucketPhotobucket Photobucket Photobucket hope you all had a wonderful week and fun weekend planed ahead of you!! happy friday!!