Thursday, July 21, 2016

Moving on to bigger & better things

Hey there blog friends, if you haven't noticed, we've upgraded our blog & we're pretty darn excited about it! We're sharing exciting content and posting regularly. It's been awhile since I've been able to dedicate myself to my blog, but I've come to a point where (I'm done with school for now) that I've realized how much my heart is into writing and sharing our story. We've been on some wild rides, usually with our kids next to us, and sometimes they're too cute not to share!

So, I hope you love what we've done and the big move from here. Scroll down on the new blog to subscribe and stay up to date with the latest adventures. We'd love to have you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Baby girl is 5

I am blown away at how fast time can fly by, and with that, we welcomed our baby girl turning 5. We celebrated her birthday party a little late, but it was still so much fun and there's no doubt she felt all the love! I've said it many times before, but we are really blessed with great friends who love our children. Much of my family is far away and good friendships can help to fill that gap. 

Kate is a loving and kind girl with a love of learning. She is also very no nonsense. Seriously, she does not like to be fooled about anything and calls you out. Example: her recent discussion with her Aunt when she asked if the Easter bunny was real. "It's just a man dressed up in a costume though, right?" I quickly let my sister know that it's ok to be honest and forward, yet gentle, about these things.

She loves her dresses and sometimes likes to play dress up, which is just adorable. She loves wearing as many colors at once as she possibly can! I really make myself step back and let her express herself so as to not hinder her creativity. But oh my goodness, those purple and pink striped socks with that green dress?! In public?! I'm so curious to see how all of her little quirks play out as she grows, not that I'm in any hurry, of course.

As we welcomed our friends in, we set out to BBQ and have some of her favorite snacks on the table. A 'happy birthday kate' banner, cute pink paper lanterns, and a giant gold number 5 balloon, which she instantly labeled "big fat 5." We like to name things. The next day, as we waited for some sunlight, we ventured to one of our favorite parks and took some pictures of this momentous time in her life, and despite the five year old attitude that often showed, we got some really cute attitude too!

This motherhood thing. Raising kids. It's really something else. And I really love it.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2016

This was my first time attending the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. Special thanks to Megan from the GrowIt! Garden Socially app, my kids and I were able to take in all the wonder of the garden show! I wish I'd been able to attend a second day, because every time I rounded a corner, I was hit by more amazing garden treats. So I didn't see everything there was to offer, but these landscape displays and the scavenger hunt was definitely worth it!

If there was anything to really get you in the mood for spring, there's no denying this is where it happens! I am so anxious to get working in the gardens this year and see just how much more I can squeeze into my small urban space. With all these new and fun ideas from the show, I may be finding creative ways to get started a bit early!