Tuesday, October 27, 2015


When you get your hair trimmed, does your hairdresser wear a jet-pack to blow dry you?
Sam's does.
Matthew gave Sam a buzz cut and then used the leaf blower to get all of the pesky stray hairs. Sam thought it was pretty cool and wanted me to take a picture. Wish I captured his giggles.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

the 4th of July

Our tradition on the 4th of July is to boat and cookout with Matt's family and then do driveway fireworks with mine. The kids love it and so do we.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Stingrays 2015

We had another amazing year on the Stonebridge Stingrays Swim team. On the last meet of the season we meet to decorate our cars and caravan over. M and Doc came to watch. Such a wonderful experience!

July 2015

OH Good Gravy! 
These pictures are from JULY! 
That's three months ago. I found them on the camera card and can't get over how tan, blond, and fancy free we looked. We had a great summer and although I am loving the coziness of fall, I love my summers with the kids.
Life with kids has always been busy but the older they get, the more on the go we are....which explains why my blog can go for three months without updates!
In July, we always go visit the family at the beach and we are still beyond lucky that both Matthew and I have parents there. The kids get spoiled and get some good old fashioned rule-breaking done (sodas with meals, snacks all day long, late bedtimes, playing with the sprinklers with your clothes on).

The kids got into playing bocci this summer. We played at the beach all day and then came back to shower for dinner, but it wasn't long before the bocci balls were back out and so were we. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

al fresco

We really had a laid back summer. Swim team, library, more swim, reading, and snacking on the patio pretty much sums it up! 
After I sent this kids outside with a healthy snack (ok, and a soda to share), I caught a glimpse of how  cute it is when they are enjoying each other and getting along.