happy 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


oh how i will miss Christmas

this has been the best Christmas yet. 
Christ filled our home with joy. this was a beautiful, busy, and fun season.
 i will miss it.


christmas day

really it's christmas morning and we couldn't get them to both smile at the same time. seriously.


christmas cuteness

this was not at all a set up photo shoot, i was actually putting up lights and my kids actually never wear clothes at home.

 this is my favorite smile, i never ever capture it.  she loves her brother.



isn't my momma beautiful!


polar express

for robert's birthday we all went on the cedar park flyer polar express.  robert has a passion for trains and lucky for him so do all of his sweet grandkids.  this was a fun memory.
just look at the excitement on elijah's face, hilarious.


e's 3rd birthday

so this year i asked elijah to pick what theme he wanted for his birthday party.  he is in a serious dinosaur faze, it's really cute.  well, i had grand plans until the weather took over. so the party was moved to our home.  we had 22 kids and their moms- wow.
fun blur of a memory. 


long awaited 16th st post

Thursday, November 10, 2011

wow, moving, remodeling, and moving again is very tiring!  but the payoff is totally worth it.  although it is not finished it is home.
 i still need to get romans in here, barstools, a larger kitchen table and chairs, install vent hood, caulk and paint basboards, install pantry door, but i am loving cooking in here.
 so convenient having all our dishes so easily accessible.

 wow.  we removed the wall to the right, all upper cabinets and soffet. relocated the oven and refrigerator....
 the whole room is very bright and open.  i'm feeling frozen because my list is still insanely long, but one thing at a time is all i can do.  it will get there, and i will keep you posted.
 ahhhh, this is the couch my sweet grandparents gave us! it is early 60's, and had an olive green damask that was not ideal so we had it reupholstered in this yummy herringbone gray chenille. so sorry i didn't get a before. but the change is dramatic
this is the original chandy, i just sprayed it glossy white and replaced the bulbs.  it has a fun vintagy modern look now


i love this picture

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

just a little reminiscing
this was taken by my dear friend lauren in colorado when elijah was 8 months old, i love this picture and this memory.


keepin' it real year after year

Monday, November 7, 2011

                                          2008 richard simmons & sweatin' to the oldies crew
                                                                 2009 wizard of oz
                                                                   2010 flintstones
                                                                     2011 clowns!!