Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I know I say this every year, but wasn't my baby born just yesterday?!

5 was a big year for David. He accomplished many things this past year!

He played his first season of soccer!

He graduated from pre-k!

He learned to swim without a puddle jumper!
He started kindergarten!

He had his first real campout with daddy!
He had his first snow day!
He started playing baseball!

He moved into a new house AND switched schools!
He learned how to ride a 2 wheeler!
He go to drive a boat!

I know the year was filled with so many more accomplishments! He is growing up much to quickly, but I love watching him explore his world. He is into science and figuring out how things work, just like his daddy.

I love you David, more than you will ever know.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Straight from their mouths...

Conversations I want to remember...


A conversation had one Sunday morning after I told David that he was staying 5 forever.

David: No mom, it doesn't work that way. I will get older. I can't wait to be a parent.
Me: Oh! Why not?
David: So I can make my own rules.
Me: So what rules do mom and dad have?
David: Clean your room.
Me: Yes, but you aren't very good at that one.
David: No, but I'll still make my kids do it.


Molley: Sing, mommy! Sing!


David: Mom, when we move, we will have a new house, right?
Me: Yes buddy.
David: Where will our new church be?
Me: What?
David: Well, if we move houses, will we be too far away from our church to go there.
Me: No buddy, we will be closer.
David: Good mom. I like it there.


Me: David, what is your favorite part of our new house?
David: The basement!
Me: Why?
David: 'Cuz I get to play video games.
Me: Really?
David: Yup. Justin said so.

Ahhh...big cousins. :)


David: Mom, will you play baseball with me?

Always bud.
(Of course, it did take some time to convince him that I played baseball and mom was my coach. )


We recently went on a hike. My shoes had very little traction and the trail was very muddy. These words were uttered, but not by me. They were all said by Molley to me.

You alright?
Take my hand.
Watch out.


Molley: Mommy. I talk. look over there. Pretty. Bird singing. Flowers. Windy. Sunny. What that? Big tree. Fun walk.
A turn and big smile at me.
Molley: Talk mommy.


Molley: Sing, mommy, sing!

I love our new routine. I pick-up Molley and then we come to get David off the bus. We have about 30min every day for just us. It is spent singing in the car, dancing at home, and Molley worrying that we will forget David.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time flies...

SO much happened in March and April.

We listed our house, sold our house, and moved into a new house. ENORMOUS news.

The Easter bunny found our house. EXCITING news.

David started at a new school. CHANGING news.

David learned to ride a 2 wheeler, HUGE news.

Molley made a new best friend, AMAZING news.

David started playing baseball, SPORTS news.

All of these things and more, yet I did not make a single post.

I will not win blogger of the year.

We are loving our new neighborhood! There are kids - so many kids, so many laughs, squeals, smiles, and hugs. We have some pretty cool neighbors, a great location, and the prefect house for our family.

Most of these have made their way to Facebook, but here are some of the highs from the past few months.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


So this happened.

After months of talking about it, weeks of prep, we finally signed a contract to sell our house!! I am excited and terrified all at the same time.

This house holds so many memories. I bought it on my own before Nate and I met. That's a BIG step for anyone! Then I met him and he moved in. For a brief stint, my brother-in-law even lived with us. We were married and came back to this house. We brought home 2 kids from the hospital here. We've seen first steps, heard first words, had many deep conversations here, and watched our kids become little people.

When I bought the house it seemed huge! I got a little smaller with all of Nate's things, then David's, then Molley's. We are busting at the seams - walking on each other (literally at times) and have no personal space. It is time to move.

We are crossing everything we can that our current house sells quickly! We are ready to start building memories in a new house and for David and I to be in the same district.

Check us out here!