Category Archives: videos
September 18, 2013
Just over two weeks until I’m getting on a plane to spend time with my favorite ladies again, and I can’t wait! Pocket friends! They’re the best! And everyone is doing a video bloggy survey in preparation for the big event, so even though I HATE MYSELF ON CAMERA, I did it too. For the… KEEP READING »
September 15, 2013
May 21, 2013
I have a million things I want to write about in this space. School ending! Summer coming! My thoughts and feelings during this early weeks with my last baby! How I went clothes shopping last weekend and didn’t cry in the dressing room so I bought myself a necklace as a reward! (Clearly, all of… KEEP READING »
March 28, 2013
(I had planned on a long, sentimentally-written letter for my big girl this year because this year has been absolutely fantastic with Maggie and I really wanted to highlight that. But… this week has been slightly ridiculous and it just hasn’t happened. So. Basically, Maggie: you are amazing. We love you so much. Happy birthday…. KEEP READING »
March 21, 2013
In our house, affection is often shown by gentle teasing and picking on each other. For the 16 (!!!) years Dan and I have been together, we’ve joked around together, laughing at both of our faults and traits and we’re OKAY with that. It’s how we are. I can laugh at myself! I can take… KEEP READING »
February 21, 2013
I don’t even have an intro for this. Just watch. (Then watch Maggie a few months older, singing the same song. ha)
November 27, 2012
Lamest title ever, but I’m tired and feeling un-creative. Here, let me show you my cute kids in full technicolor action! Last week we surprised Maggie with tickets to this summer’s Taylor Swift concert. She was slightly excited (and I’m not gonna lie: I’m pretty psyched about taking her to her first concert!) Audrey’s new… KEEP READING »
October 22, 2012
The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, which means less time spent outside playing after dinner in the evenings. But don’t worry. Our girls are keeping PLENTY busy, what with all the fabulous concerts they’re performing for us throughout the week. (Watch till the end. Or skip to the end, whatever…. KEEP READING »
September 22, 2012
1. Maggie is loving kindergarten. Her favorite things are the bus ride and recess, because DUH. She also loves computer class day and library day (but not so much gym day because all they’ve done so far is laps of skipping and hopping and stuff and she wants desperately to go on the exercise bikes… KEEP READING »
September 16, 2012
Bonus suspicious baby picture!
August 6, 2012
I apologize for the motion sickness toward the end, but the giggles should more than make up for it. Happy Monday!
July 6, 2012
Happy Friday, everyone!
June 22, 2012
From what I can tell, this week has pretty much sucked for a lot of people I know. It was definitely one HELL of a week in our house for a bunch of reasons. So, as we head into the weekend, here’s a little bit of dancing and singing to lift your spirits, in case… KEEP READING »
May 29, 2012
(We’re slowly getting back to ‘normal’ life after last week’s craziness. Normal is of course in quotes, because who the heck KNOWS what normal is anymore. Audrey is doing well- her neck is still swollen but we’re hoping/pretty sure it’s just because of the surgery. We have a follow-up appointment scheduled later this week with… KEEP READING »
April 30, 2012
One of my favorite things to do these days.
March 28, 2012
I have so much I could say about this kid… she’s funny, smart, infuriating, silly, beautiful, ridiculous, wonderful. And today, she’s five. Amazing to think that she came into the world just five years ago. I feel like she’s always been ours. Like she’s always been bouncing around our house with her blonde curls and… KEEP READING »
February 28, 2012
We’re not entirely sure what prompted the start of the 20 minute tantrum. My best guess is that she spied the bag of Playdoh in the top kitchen cabinet at some point and thought it looked fun and shiny (even though she has never seen What It Is Or Does) and when we told her… KEEP READING »
January 7, 2012
Audrey is at that magical age of toddlerhood. She’s currently straddling the fence between baby and kid, where she completely understands everything we say, but can’t really communicate yet, and still needs just about everything done for her, but she is running around the house like a banshee at full speed from the minute she… KEEP READING »
December 27, 2011
fancied up for church brand new box of crayons. YES. Does this look like a kid who has hand foot and mouth disease? BECAUSE SHE TOTALLY DID. Thanks, Santa! (Thankfully she was in a pretty good mood, despite the fact that she hadn’t slept very well the night before, so Christmas Day happened as planned.)… KEEP READING »
December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas from all of us!
December 13, 2011
Oh! Hi! How’s it going? Me? Oh, things are good. Wonderful, even! Just busy. Christmas preparations, shopping, baking, planning. Work, obviously. But mostly? THIS SMALL CREATURE LIVING IN MY HOUSE (and her big sister, too. But let’s focus on the Small One for moment, shall we?) We call her ‘the baby’ still, but you guys…… KEEP READING »
November 20, 2011
This is what happens when you wake up every hour or two through the night, and then wake for the day at 6:15am, and then play outside on a chilly day for an hour, and then try to eat lunch. Consider yourself advised.
November 7, 2011
First: I had an amazing weekend. Sam came to visit. We haven’t seen each other since we met two years ago when I went to see her in Chicago. And she is just as fabulous as I remember and makes me laugh so hard with her stories and she likes to watch Friends in her… KEEP READING »
October 9, 2011
Unrelated, I swear: does anyone have an duct tape? Or rope? Or a cage? I’m asking for a friend.
October 5, 2011
You are welcome. (That’s a lima bean in her mouth, by the way. Also: Maggie wore that shirt when she was three. CHUNKA CHUNKA.)
September 30, 2011
So I did it. I took a break from work, sat down in my living room on a Friday afternoon by myself, and talked to my computer. Like a crazy person. But it was all in the name of fun and sharing accents! Lyndsay and Sarah and quite a few others have done this as… KEEP READING »
September 17, 2011
Every year since Maggie’s first birthday, I’ve created a video montage (with music!) of photos from that year of her life. So naturally, I will continue the tradition with Audrey’s birthdays. Thirteen kids, 20-something adults were all in our house today for Audrey’s party. And before Audrey opened her presents (or rather, ate tissue paper… KEEP READING »
September 5, 2011
Our Labor Day weekend was perfect: mellow, productive, and fun. Fireworks at our local community park. I made curtains and a cushion and a pillow for our office window seat. All of it without sewing a stitch. All hail Fabri-tac! (I’m planning a tutorial/full post about it soon! Stay tuned!) I made another photo wall… KEEP READING »
August 31, 2011
When Daddy’s not home and it’s just us girls, things get a little crazy and out of hand. My favorite moments: Audrey dancing along and then later clapping in the background; Maggie’s guitar playing in the chair; her ANGSTY FACES; Maggie playing the fiddle.
July 21, 2011
Maggie has her first celebrity/rockstar crush. She is obsessed with watching Taylor Swift videos on our phones, singing her songs, listening to them in the car, pretending she’s Taylor! Taylor! TAYLOR! I’m totally okay with this. There are much worse celebrity idols she could have, obviously. And you know what? It takes me back to… KEEP READING »