Our Family of Four

I think the pictures can mostly do the talking here, which means I don’t need to write much, but all I do want to say that the tables were turned with our kids during this session. Austin (our 3 year old) is usually tough to get to smile and laugh (except for when Daddy throws…

Happy 3rd Birthday to my little man!

Newborn 1 year old 2 years old 3 years old Today, the little boy who made me a Mama turns 3!  We have survived the terrible terrific twos, only to find that many people think that terrible threes are worse than twos.  Let’s hope those people are wrong and that the worst of the tantrums…

All wrapped up

We’ve almost made it to the 3 week mark and boy do these days go by so fast!  I’ve only been outside a handful of times and we still haven’t even been in a car with our family of 4 yet, only on walks to get the mail in our neighborhood.  However, on those walks,…

Family of Four!

Thanks to my Mom, we finally got some proper pictures (non hospital ones) of our little family of four!  :)  And we may have just happened to be coordinating with our outfits too, sorry, I can’t help it!  Every day, I love seeing my son grow more caring and loving and sweet towards his baby…

A trip to Park Silly Sunday Market

We finally checked off “a visit to Park City, UT’ off of our “places we must visit while we are living in UT” bucket list.  A few weekends ago, we went up to the Park Silly Sunday Market as a family of three and had a fabulous time.  It’s basically a HUGE Farmer’s Market /…

Enjoying Utah Scenary

In the weeks leading up to our move to Utah, as I would start telling people from all over that we are moving there, the one thing almost everyone said is “Utah is beautiful,” or “I have never been there, but I heard it is beautiful.”  Having lived in places that were always pretty flat…

Birthdays all around!

Just wanted to wish my main squeeze a happy (full) birthday and my little man a happy (belated half) birthday!  I’ve always been a firm believer of that the fact that it doesn’t matter where you are or where you live, it’s the people you are surrounded by that make the place.  We’ve been in…

One Last Time In Kansas City

Even though we are having packers come pack up our house and movers move our stuff, there’s still so much that needs to be thought through with our move! It’s been a little stressful around here, as my car just got shipped out to Salt Lake City so we are down to one car, we…

Baby #2 – It’s A Girl and Second Trimester Update!

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my blog, IG, Twitter, Facebook about our Gender Reveal video for Baby #2!  (And if you missed it, you can check it out here.)  We first found out the gender of our baby #2 back when I was 16 weeks pregnant, which was actually back in March! …

BIG NEWS! We’re moving from the plains to the mountains!

It’s with real great stress, excitement, anxiety, and joy that I want to share with you all that WE ARE MOVING!  Yes, like physically moving… at the end of June!  My husband and I are still staying with our current companies (we work at the same place), but my husband got offered to take a…

Baby #2 Gender Reveal!

I know I have kept this secret for way too long, but I am so happy to be able to finally share it! A big thank you to Cassandra Castaneda Photography for shooting this gender reveal video!  I won’t say much more since I don’t want to give anything away (I’ll do a separate post…

Here’s to 5 amazing years!

Dear Marv, Today marks our 5 year anniversary. Looking back on these 5 years together, we really have come a long way. We got married in Michigan, lived together in our first home together in Missouri, got pregnant with Austin, moved to our second home together and started renting out our first home, and now…

The Annual Pass

We don’t usually sign up for Annual Passes to things but the one that we did this year was to Kansas City’s Union Station and already, we’ve gotten our money’s worth.  Whenever a weekend comes and we don’t particularly have too many plans, we head down to Union Station’s Science City where Austin loves to…

Snow Buddies

These two little boys are two of my fave little people ever.  As you know, they got to spend a week together with the older cousin, 5 years old (Evan) staying at the younger cousin, 2 years old’s (Austin’s) house.  You should see the grin on Austin’s face whenever Evan makes an appearance.  It’s the…

Making pizza with little ones

Last week, Austin’s favorite older cousin, Evan, came to visit us all the way for California! He stayed a week at our house with my parent’s in town watching both kids and they just had so much fun playing with each other. For dinner one evening, we decided to let the kids be the chefs…