Monday, June 27, 2011


on one of Mr. Ryan's birds.

Summer Forts AKA Secret Hideout

Several days ago, the boys were running around the house collecting every single pillow in our house. When I asked what they were doing, I got the very factual and prompt response to my obviously silly question... "we're making a secret hideout." Oh! Okay. Who am I to get in the way of that?

They did such a good job - putting up the sheets themselves and everything - I decided to let them sleep there together that night! It was a hit. They had so much fun. It was like they had never slept in the same room before...hello every - single - night! ha ha ha

Dad - You're the Bomb

Father's Day as come and gone, but just incase you think we forgot about our favorite Dad...

Saw this cute idea in blogland somewhere and knew it was just the things for us to give Adam. He loves Rolos.

The travel coffee mug was a hit too! We love you babe. You really are the bomb. xo

San Diego by iphone

My friend Stephanie took all these photos with her phone while we were in San Diego! Ahh the iphone...a stroke of genius. The bubbles were a gift from the McNaughtons. The boys loved them. They also serve as a nice fan when there's zero bubble juice in them. The other two are from our anniversary celebration at George's. So pretty and magical. We loved every minute of our vacation!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

All Grown Up!

The day he's waited for finally came...Jude is SIX! Just as I did with Liam, I spent a good part of my night looking at old photos of Jude. Man, what an amazing journey this has been.  I wouldn't trade it for the world. He is one amazing kiddo - melts my heart every single day!

How does God do it?  How does he give you the desires of your heart that you didn't even know were there? I'm ever so grateful for my two amazing boys. I love you Jude! You rocked my world, turned it upside down, and filled my heart with a joy I never knew was possible. xo

Monday, June 13, 2011

San Diego - A Sneak Peek

 Here's a quick look at the beginning of our trip.  4:30 am wake-up call was no problem.  The boys darted out of bed and were singing, they were so excited. On the plane, ready to roll. Do you see what Jude has in hand? The safety guide. It was the first thing he read every single time we boarded. Ha ha ha. So cute.  He told me he wanted to stay safe. And he made sure to ask me each time if we were going to crash. I told him we were safer in that plane than in Mommy's car! "Are you sure?" was his response. As long as Liam had his paci, he didn't care about anything else. He was ready for the adventure.

Each of them had their own backpack filled with toys, treats and snacks. They were completely occupied the whole time. Yay Mommy! 

 As soon as we landed our friends picked us up and we prepared for Liam's birthday celebration (Jude's too - we celebrated early!)

 (That's Madelyn. She's 3.5)
 My sweet friend Stephanie prepared chicken parm. Yum!

Day two - LEGO LAND!  Jude was stoked.  When we got to Mini Land and he saw all the billions of legos, he said, "Mom this really is Lego Land."

Our trip was packed with tons of fun and lots of adventure.  There are more pics to come from the real photographer. Right about the time Jude started driving his lego car above, my camera battery went out. Bummer. More later.

Oh - one more that my friend Stephanie took on her phone...Adam and I at dinner for our 8 year anniversary.

Catch Up

Whew...we've been busy around here...daytrips in Dallas/Plano, Ft. Worth Zoo, San Diego,'s been an extravaganza!  Here are a few outtakes...

Daytrippers - taking the DART to downtown Plano for some family fun!

 Feeding the Ducks - our old stomping grounds in Highland Park.

Packing for San Diego...

 there's something in our luggage!

our goofy boys! Why did we buy them tickets?  We could have saved a ton on airfare.

For more pics of Daytrippers and Feeding the Ducks, check out my other blog, Pure and Noble. We are having so much summer fun already!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


It's been three years!  My how time flies. We love you Liam.  Hey, can you put these images in chronological order? A little brain teaser for ya on this special day.  Hey, that's fair...Liam is my daily brain teaser!