Saturday, May 31, 2014


Me and my lovelies spent the afternoon at the mall. How fun are the new shoes that we all got? (And can I just say how crazy it is that my kiddos are wearing adult women's shoes?? Seriously, size 6 and 7. Now I just need them to get up to size 8 so we can all share!!)

Friday, May 30, 2014


My little artist is always creating one beautiful masterpiece after another.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


It's that time of year again...sitting on the fence and turning around to wave when a vehicle drives past.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Look who finally decided to make an appearance! At this time of year, my tulips usually are on their last legs, but with our late spring, today was the first day they opened.

Monday, May 26, 2014


Believe it or not, today was the first time I have ever fried an egg! Les is always the egg maker in the household but today I wanted eggs for lunch so I made history! I used it in a homemade Egg McMuffin and it was scrumptious!

Sunday, May 25, 2014


My superstar was amazing this morning as she played her ukelele in front of the entire church congregation! I'm so proud of her and the courage she has to put herself in the spotlight.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


We went to a party at the park today to celebrate this little man's 3rd birthday! The rain and thunder tried to dampen the festivities, but failed. We love this kid and feel so blessed to be a part of his life.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Kids playing iPods on the front times have changed! (But don't worry, it wasn't for very long...she spent more time at the park and on the trampoline than on her fancy contraption.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Reading while waiting at an appointment this afternoon. It felt nice to have a chance to just sit and do nothing for a change.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


"I love being me" is what her shirt says. I hope this will always be true of this spunky girl with a lot of energy, love and overall fabulousness!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Be happy. 

And today I sure was, with a couple of hours of alone time combined with retail therapy. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Today was clean-out-the-van day. Yikes, there was a lot of junk in there from over the winter. It's too bad I didn't have enough time to clean the outside to match though!

Friday, May 16, 2014


Ahhhhh...a Pepsi in my hands, purple toenails in flip flops, and a clear sunny sky. Cheers to the start of a beautiful long weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Hanging out at the park on a rare beautiful evening.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


"I want you to play with me."

Okay, sweet niece. With pleasure.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Today was a first for our family...the first time one of our kids played in an actual competitive sporting event! The girls have both played mini soccer and baseball, but when Joelle got to the age of playing against other teams, she was no longer interested. So now that Malia is that age, we are getting a whole new experience. We had a great time cheering her on, and while her team didn't win (nor did she score, since she was defense) we were reminded once again how much she excels at the sport of soccer. And don't let the sunshine fool was a bitterly cold and windy evening.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Remember Zeke? We are dogsitting him again this week and the girls are thrilled! And as long as he doesn't bark at night, I'm quite happy having him around too!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Blessed to be a Mom to these two gems. Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Today was a pretty special day! I took my just-turned-13 year old niece Emma on a one-on-one birthday shopping outing. I had a lot of fun spending some special time with her...and we both scored some good deals too!

Friday, May 9, 2014


Me and my sisters celebrating our wonderful Mom today! My brother was there too, but he left before the picture was taken.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Joelle had her spring concert tonight. It involved her doing a reader's theatre, playing recorder, singing and my favorite...a guitar song!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Malia got her hands on a second-hand Mastermind game on the weekend so tonight I taught the girls how to play. Gotta love the classics!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Little Miss is working hard at her "R" sounds both in her daily speech class and at home with her new homework assignments.

Monday, May 5, 2014


Our landing by the front entrance so easily gets filled with clutter. Today it's finally free of "stuff" again (aside from the decorative items) and it feels so good. Tomorrow morning when I head downstairs and am greeted by this sight, it will feel even better!

Sunday, May 4, 2014


When we first bought Joelle her RipStik for Christmas, we thought we may have made a mistake since it looked very hard to use. But it didn't take her long to get the hang of it, and now she cruises on that thing! [A RipStik is a skateboard with only two wheels so you need a lot of balance. And you just make yourself move by twisting.]

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Malia was happy being reunited with Auntie Roxie's dogs today on a family day trip...Fred here is one of her favorites.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014


A new day...a new month...a new outlook on my body image. At least for today.