Friday, March 21, 2014


Hello kick off to Spring Break Friday!

Another awesome, fun filled week in Crazytown.

Spring is on the horizon, and I'm already feeling more alive.

I just want to wear sundresses everyday and sew Abby cute outfits and be outside all day and take walks and drink iced vinti chais and look at magazines in my old lady glider while the kids play in the backyard.




On to my week...

Gotta love a church fish fry during Lent.

I'm not kidding. I LOVE it.

Love that the fish doesn't taste like fish, only fried deliciousness.

Love that they serve you fried shrimp out of tiny Dixie cups while you wait in line.

Love that they have cold Dr. Pepper.

Love sitting and eating and talking with a best friend.

Love knowing my kids are running around with church friends.

Just love everything about it.

Our first grade DI team rocked it at their first ever tournament.

Nailed their lines. Nailed their timing. Nailed their expression and enthusiasm.

They presented their little hearts out. And that's what it's all about.

Passion. Responsibility. Teamwork. Dedication.

I'm telling ya, our future is bright with these kids. They are driven.

We celebrated DI with lunch at Red Robin...AJ's choice.

It was a rare meal with both parents and only one kid. A truly special meal.

AJ drank his weight in lemonade.

He was over the moon that day.

It was awesome to see him so content and proud. The world was his oyster.

Wherever this boy goes, he goes with his whole heart.

And that passion is awe-inspiring as a parent to watch unfold.

He is loyal to a tee and die hard DI.

We partied it up that night at the DI party/Awards Ceremony. He let it go and dance his heart out in that gym full of kids.

It was a long, exhausting, fulfilling day.

I met up with another mom over the weekend to put together the classroom silent auction basket. #waywayWAYeasierthanmakingaquilt

It's a fun spa/relaxation themed basket. You know me...I love a good theme. It's valued at over $250. Someone will be a happy bidder.

We had a date night with good friends at The Melting Pot.

This little man got a much needed haircut.



These adorable kids rocked St. Pat's Day.

It's the little things in life.

Like wearing green on a certain day with everyone else.

Corned beef and cabbage for dinner...thanks to Nana and Papa.

I love...I mean l.o.v.e. traditional holiday food. It makes me happy. Like giddy happy. #mylovelanguage

And Papa food is the best. I mean like down home comfort food...better than The Melting Pot...daydream about it kind of best.

Matilda Jane

Be still my heart.

I am head over heels obsessed...I mean in love with Matilda Jane right now.


I am hosting a Matilda Jane trunk show April 5th from 2-4pm.

If you are local stop by. You will be thrilled you did.

If you aren't local and want a piece of pure happiness email me, and I'll hook you up with an order.

It's life changing.

They are the most adorable girls and momma clothing e.v.e.r.

I'm not just saying this. I feel guilty putting people in a position where they feel obligated to buy things. But this...this is sharing pure joy with the world.

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I got to lead a bible study with a group of awesome Young Life friends this week. It was invigorating. Sharing God's love is the most uplifting high anyone can ever experience...unimaginable joy words cannot express...only God can give. #passionandpurposemademanifest

I could write a book of bad ideas Abby and Brody decide to try...or things I never thought I had to explicitly say...

We just got his stitches out and her black eye finally went away...

No, slamming each other into things at raming speed so you fly off the top of the Cozy Coupe is not a good idea!!

Girlfriend lost her first tooth this week.


We have no idea where it is...maybe the floor of AJ's classroom...maybe in her tummy (gross) idea.


Ab and I had a mommy daughter date night this week. We went to a fabric store and she picked out fabric for me to make her an outfit, we indulged at Jamba Juice, and we had a dance party in the mini-van on the way home.

Have an awesome Spring Break!

No fancy trip or agenda here...

We are hanging out with friends, getting up late, eating junk food, watching movies, crafting, playing outside, chilling together, and just taking life in.