The basement saga…

I know, I know I need to calm down. But I can’t.  It is not fancy, it’s just our basement, but to have it cleaned up & ready to use is so exciting for me. I love to play with paper, paint, glue, ink, whatever I can make a mess with & now I have a space to do that. Sigh.  Plus, just having…

Sorry jarred, your just like me… 

So, I just left work, came home & told Jarred that I’m pretty sure everyone there thinks I’m nuts. He said “NO, why would they think that??!!” Then he proceeded to tell me that if I weren’t his mom I would be pretty funny. That cracks me up!! Love you too jarred. Then we proceeded to swap funny drive thru stories, his from Lamars…

Photographer’s kids problems…

Because I do a photo a day project a lot of my pics turn out like these… Her in protest. I can’t believe I’ve been doing this project for almost three years. I have missed some days in there but for the most part I have documented our everyday lives, everyday. This project motivates me to get out my camera & shoot things that…

truths…

I feel like I have always been a “fixer” I feel lost when I cant fix a problem, especially when it comes to my kids. I don’t like loose ends, they make me nervous. man, I am starting to sound a little neurotic. ha. I have found that there are just certain things that mom’s do to protect their kids. one of them being,…

my uncles…

my beautiful grandparents moved out of the house that they had lived in for, well, forever. all of my uncles grew up in this house, my grandparents raised 5 boys in this house in south Omaha. I cant even imagine the stories these walls could tell. in October, before the new owner took over the house I went with my dad & uncles for…

halloween 2014…

my brave little girl… Halloween-eve we made our spooky, yummy cupcakes…   our first Halloween stop was trick or treating at meme & papa’s house… and of course, I had to take my little Merida for a pre-trick or treat photo shoot!! love you my little brave girl. my dad & Mary Ann got Sophia a “brave” doll & nightgown last year for Christmas…

changes…

  I have a lot of work to do to finish people’s photos right now (not complaining!!) its just I should be finishing that not writing this post but the dust has settled & I think I am finally able to do this. jarred moved out of the house last week. it has been coming for awhile, I knew it & he knew it….

I posted one of these on instagram & I wrote, sometimes life seems so chaotic to me & then I look up… it is true. for me. if I can just look up & see all the good, everything makes sense to me again. sometimes it feels like I wish I could go back & change things. small things, big things, moments, years. things…

homecoming 2014…

getting ready… making plans. ha… of course Sophia needed some pretty lipstick too. a big sisters job is never done…   Sophia wanted to hold onto the lipstick. they have this thing where if she wants something Mikayla asks her to promise to take care of it & Sophia says “pinky promise” & then they shake pinkies, it is too cute. Sophia pinky promised…

sunset…

  it was a rainy, dark day yesterday so when the sun came out just in time for an explosion of orange for sunset, we were both pretty excited for it. we both went a little stir crazy yesterday & about 6:00 Sophia came out of her room with her hot pink swimming suit on declaring she was going swimming. I showed her it…