Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday Finn!

Six years old already?  Really?!!  In some ways it feels like we just brought him home from the hospital and in other ways it feels like he has always been here.  It's hard to remember just exactly what filled up my days before these two kiddos came along!

We celebrated this birthday boy all weekend.  Grandma showed up on Wednesday to surprise the kids & celebrate with us.  It was so nice to have her here, even though it was a short visit.  I don't think I could've pulled off a party without her!  Saturday, Finn had some of his friends over for a little party, Star Wars-style.  Finn decided he wanted a cake instead of the cupcakes I've been able to get away with for the last couple of years.  I love making cakes, but it's been awhile since I've attempted one.  It was all kind of thrown together in two days, but thanks to help from Grandma it was a success!


Sunday was Finn's real birthday so we started off with a special Birthday breakfast, presents from us, a trip to Toys R Us to spend some Birthday money and then a Birthday lunch & movie date!  Such a fun weekend & he was so appreciative of it all.

Cool!  After seeing his cousins get these for Christmas, it was on the top of his wish list! ;)

Thanks, Lilly! 

Love you, sweet Finn.  So excited for this year ahead of you...I know it will be amazing!

We are currently stuck inside in a snow storm, but cozy as can be & just taking it easy.  Photos to come of that later, if we can brave it outside tomorrow.  Stay warm & safe friends!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Project Life Tuesday | Week Two & Dreaming of Summer

Here is Week Two of my Project Life album for this year.  I have to say, it is so nice to look in my album and see everything completed so far - even if it is only two pages!  Ha!

I am loving using the wood veneer embellishments in see-thru pockets & added a little confetti as well.  Here's a close-up view of each side.

I am so over this winter weather & I know it is only January & I know we don't have it nearly as bad as others right now!  This past weekend I attended a scrapbook weekend with some friends & I was working on pictures from last summer & it made me really, really want some warm weather & sunshine!

Loved this photo I found of Lilly so just thought I'd share!

Is anyone else dreaming of summer?!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 PL | Title Page & Week One

Starting off the new year right & determined to not fall behind on Project Life this year!  I love this project so much - even my albums that are not fully completed.

I love how easy it is  - although I tend to always make it harder than it needs to be! ;)

I love that it can be as simple as slipping pictures in pockets and adding journaling to the cards or I can get more creative if I feel like it.

I love capturing our life, documenting our days, and preserving these memories to look back on later.

I love the everyday moments the most - these moments that make up our lives.

I especially love that my children know what Project Life is & they love looking through their albums & they have been pestering me for the past week to get their own scrapbooks - but it has to be a Project Life scrapbook! :)

My plan of attack is to stay current with this year's album first & then go back to finish up other projects as I have time.  I have been doing a weekly approach for the past few years and it seems to be working well for me so I am sticking to that again this year.  I will be mixing cards from the Project Life Jade Kit & Just Add Color Kit as well as the Studio Calico Project Life Kits.

Want to find out more about Project Life?  Visit Becky Higgin's Blog for more details!

Who else is doing Project Life this year?!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Flipagram 2013 Year in Review

I am still a little sad that Christmas is over already - it seemed to come so quickly & then it was over.  It couldn't have been any better, though, and I have some pictures I want to share of all of the festivities.  But for now, I have a Flipagram I made with pictures of the past year.  Love this app - I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot!  So, here is 2013...despite some hard times, it was filled with moments I will cherish forever.

2013 Flipagram Video

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today I am missing my family and the yummy dinner they will be enjoying, but feeling so grateful for dear friends here to celebrate with.  I always love cooking this time of the year & am excited to try some new recipes.  Maybe I'll even have the Christmas decorations up by the time the kids come home tomorrow!  Wishing everyone a safe & happy day!  Love to all!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Welcome to Our new Little World!  I am still a little unsure what direction I want this blog to go but I am hoping if I just start, I will get a clearer vision.  So for now, I am excited to share our everyday adventures & I hope this little blog can be inspiring in some way!

These days we are soaking up the last of November before we get full swing into the Christmas season.  Finishing up yard work and storing things for winter.

Learning so many new things - last week, Finn came home and told me all about Eric Carle, his books, and his art.  He is still sticking with "I want to be an artist when I grow up."

Lilly's newest passion is collecting leaves "for the neighbors."  We can't go outside without her collecting a fist full or a pocket full of leaves.  I find them all over the house, in the washing machine, and we even had to mail some to Grandma & Papa!

Love these two so much!  I feel so incredibly blessed to be their Mommy!

Thanks for reading & hope you have a great week!