Thursday, September 11, 2014

every year

Appreciating the simple things of life. 
Being able to do them with the ones who call me mom.

I will always remember.
I will never forget.

9/11/2001


















Wednesday, September 3, 2014

thank-you, public education system...

...for taking care of my kids this year.

Lily and Blake are still hanging out at the elementary school in 4th and 2nd grade.


They have the same bus driver. How much you wanna bet Blake falls asleep on the bus today? He tends to do that a lot.


Corgan and his reflective eyewear, find themselves in 6th grade at the middle school. I walked him to his class this morning, and told him I loved him over and over again until he turned around and said it back to me. I love it.


Cade is in kindergarten and doesn't officially start until next Wednesday. He was pretty P.O.'d that he didn't get to ride the bus to school this morning. Patience, Aaron-son.

And here's Carly.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

la-leven

11.

11 flippin' years old.

He was my first baby.

He's still my baby.

He wanted to be a cowboy when he grew-up. He was going to have a black horse named Riley.

I need to find Peter Pan and ask him how the Lost Boys never grow-up. I'll get back to you on that.


Because his birthday fell on one of the days for the 11 year-old Scout Camp, he got to go. But because he was also still 10 years-old for one of the days, Aaron got to go, too. Yay, Dad!

This is them at 5:15 yesterday morning. Look how adorable they are with matching puffy eyes!


They'll return all worn out and tired sometime around 9 tonight. Just in time to head over the mountain for the 4th. Kilt-o-Sac of FIRE!!!

But first, let's bawl together as we look at pictures of my baby.

Happy Birthday, Cowboy Corgan.













Thursday, June 12, 2014

no more school

Today is their last day.
Actually, tomorrow is the "official" last day, but they're not going.

The next couple weeks are super, jam-packed with so many different things. 60 mile bike ride, two week road trip to Utah and Southern California, then 4th of July and Trek.

It's going to be crazy. Crazy awesome.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

easy life

Morning time stories.


Evening time sprinklers.


And lots of love in-between.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

bath time with friends






Tuesday, June 3, 2014

weekend

When you just shrug your shoulders and let them do it.










Before all of that dirty fun, these two went to the best Star Wars themed birthday party in all the galaxy. Oneil is still talking about it, and he didn't even go. That's how awesome it was.