I’ve got two sick kids on my hand, Emery woke up Tuesday night with his first fever. Owen wasn’t so bad this morning but he spiked a fever tonight and passed on dinner. My poor babies. We took a drive this afternoon just so Emery would take a decent nap.
I’m doing it! I’m getting over my insecurities and taking more pictures of myself and the boys. So no matter what, pictures will be taken. This is me, no makeup, (though I don’t wear it that often anyways) hair a wreck and O making funny faces in the back seat. 

I’ve got two sick kids on my hand, Emery woke up Tuesday night with his first fever. Owen wasn’t so bad this morning but he spiked a fever tonight and passed on dinner. My poor babies. We took a drive this afternoon just so Emery would take a decent nap.

I’m doing it! I’m getting over my insecurities and taking more pictures of myself and the boys. So no matter what, pictures will be taken. This is me, no makeup, (though I don’t wear it that often anyways) hair a wreck and O making funny faces in the back seat. 

• Posted Thursday Apr 12 8pm  13 notes

 
 

Easter at our house

We’ve never had a tradition for Easter, on both mine and Ryan’s side of the family. The plans are always up in the air and very last minute, if we even get together. The only thing that was a constant growing up, was sunrise service every year. 

Well this year we have a yard and I let everyone know last month, that Easter was at our house this year. I was so excited to do an Easter egg hunt with the kids and to cook a good meal for my whole family. 

It was such a good day, hopefully we can make this a new tradition, Easter at our house every year. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to Sunrise service. I wasn’t running on much sleep, due to a baby that was up most of the night. Teething is kicking our butts! We did go to good Friday service though, and next year we’ll make sunrise. 

It’s for sure one tradition, that I want to continue with my family. Getting up while it’s still dark, going to church outside and watching the sunrise. Jesus died and rose again, and that is definitely something to celebrate

Tuesday Apr 10 9am  13 notes

 
 

"When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died”

Happy Easter weekend. 
I’m forever grateful, for what my Sweet Jesus did for me, so very long ago.

"When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died”

Happy Easter weekend.
I’m forever grateful, for what my Sweet Jesus did for me, so very long ago.

View HD • Posted Saturday Apr 7 3pm  13 notes

 
 

Watch

Ignore my annoying voice, but Emery learned how to clap today.

Posted Thursday Apr 5 9pm  6 notes with 20 plays

 
 

So I never told you about the day they met

We wanted Owen to be the first one to see him, well besides my Mom, who was there for the birth. I know that’s really not the norm anymore, but I could not imagine not having my Mama there.

So about an hour after I had Emery, my Mom went to get Owen.

He was pretty freaked out to see me, I was clearly in pain and he first asked “Mommy wants wrong, you ok? . Then he started crying and I had to quickly assure him that I was ok, poor guy, but it was the sweetest thing to see him so concerned for me. 

And then he saw Emery, he came up to him and the first thing he said was “Ohhh tiny tooooes. Which then, somewhere along the line changed into “Toey toes” and that is now Owen’s nick name for him. Well really, it’s just what he calls him most of the time. It’s also what we find our selves calling him to, “be nice to toey toes”, “can you get toey toes a toy”. It’s a little awkward when we forget and call him that in public. We’ve gotten a few looks, “wait, what’s his name”, Oh that’s just his nick name, his name is Emery. 

Emery just started saying Dada, so what he said your name first Ryan, so what! 

So now Owen has been trying to get him to say his name, I can’t wait to see if Emery will have a nick name for him. 

Wednesday Apr 4 9pm  16 notes

 
 

A picture and a recipe

This kid, he kills me.

I didn’t get a good picture of the pizza, so I’ll give you a cute picture of Emery instead.

Tonight I made pizza, it was fast, I needed something fast and it was good!

Potato and Leek Pizza

Basic pizza dough recipe 

3 Russet potatoes, thinly sliced ( i would usually use Yukon gold, but this is what I had on hand)

4 leeks

1 TB of butter

5 ounces mozzarella cheese 

2 TS of tyme

olive oil

salt and pepper



What to do..

Follow dough directions

Cut dark green parts of leeks. Rinse well, they get pretty dirty.

Cut length wise, trim bottom little beards off and cut leeks into small rounds

Melt butter in a saute pan, cook leeks until the white parts are translucent

Roll out your dough and place on pizza pan

Spread about a tablespoon of olive oil all over dough

Arrange potatoes in a single layer, only slightly over lapping

Sprinkle salt over potatoes

place leeks on pizza

Sprinkle on cheese, don’t put to much. You may not need all of it

Finish with thyme and fresh cracked pepper

Bake according to dough directions or until crust and cheese is browned 

I also made a quick salad with my lemon vinaigrette I always have on hand, and 4 different types of lettuce from our CSA box

See, so easy, but sooo good.


Wednesday Mar 28 11pm  11 notes

 
 

What Owen say’s

"Mommy, cuddle me, I need it! I NEEEEED IT!!"

"Hey Mommy, wanna check out my dance moves?

"I love my Emery, thank you give me my Emery"

"Good morning Emery, did you have a good sleep, ya, well ok, lets gooooo! ( he says this to him every morning, in this very high pitched voice)

"Gota watch out for crabs, they gonna bite!"

"Mommy, I love Constellations!"

Wednesday Mar 28 9pm  13 notes

 
 

"Hello Mommy, what’s the problem!?
Says Owen in his superhero voice. 
I make up a problem, he saves the day and we start all over again. 

Though he wasn’t saying it here, he was just eating yogurt, but this is usually the face he makes when he says that.

Ryan was at work last night till 10, he went in this morning at 6, and he’s still there now! 
This stinks! But we made the best of our Saturday with an ikea trip, playing in the sprinkler and cleaning out the car. A yogurt run and pizza for dinner. 

Emery went to sleep at 6:30, I guess he knew about daylight savings. I kinda want to let Owen stay up late to cuddle with me and watch Disney movies. But I should probably put him to bed or he’ll be a grump in the morning and won’t wake up for church. 

Goodnight, this has been a post. 
Two days in a row!

"Hello Mommy, what’s the problem!?
Says Owen in his superhero voice.
I make up a problem, he saves the day and we start all over again.

Though he wasn’t saying it here, he was just eating yogurt, but this is usually the face he makes when he says that.

Ryan was at work last night till 10, he went in this morning at 6, and he’s still there now!
This stinks! But we made the best of our Saturday with an ikea trip, playing in the sprinkler and cleaning out the car. A yogurt run and pizza for dinner.

Emery went to sleep at 6:30, I guess he knew about daylight savings. I kinda want to let Owen stay up late to cuddle with me and watch Disney movies. But I should probably put him to bed or he’ll be a grump in the morning and won’t wake up for church.

Goodnight, this has been a post.
Two days in a row!

View HD • Posted Saturday Mar 10 7pm  10 notes

 
 

A few things

- This boy! He can be incredibly sweet and ridiculously hilarious, but he can also be difficult and frustrating. Three year old tantrums are no joke!

Were working on that, I ask the Lord daily to give me patience with him. Also if were home, O rarely wears clothes. He tried to leave the house like this the other day

- Emery’s been waking up with some awesome nap hair these days.

It happened again, it was bound to at some point. E is now one month older, 7 months on the 7th. I told Ryan I think God made a mistake, the first year of the  baby stage should actually take 2 full years, it’s just to fast!. Obviously He did’nt make a mistake but for reals, give me back my little baby!!

- We went to the school open house night at our Church. They’eve had K-12 forever now, but they just started a preschool this year. The playground was sooo adorable, even I wanted to play in it. It’s set up very Montessori like. 

Lord willing Owen will be going this fall, were still praying about it and we still have one other option.

- I signed us up for a CSA box, yep were those people now. We took the short drive to our local farm to pick it up today. We already eat allot of veggies but we tend to always buy the same things. This way we get more variety, were forced to try different things and I want to be better at meal planning. So after I pick up our box for the week,  I can plan the weeks meals from what we get. 

- Again, with the growing up. Emery is officially on the move, he’s been rolling and pulling himself in circles for awhile now. Within the last few days though, he’s figured out how to army crawl forwards. 

The weekend is not starting off to great. Ryan is still stuck at work, not sure when he’ll be home and he just called to say they want him back at 6 am.

They are switching over to a new system, that will help them save lives better. So I guess that’s pretty important, but it messes up our weekend! Oh well.

Friday Mar 9 6pm  15 notes

 
 

So…. I still need to be better about taking pictures with me and the kiddos. 
But this one, with Ryan and the boys, I kinda really love. So I thought i’d share.
This is maybe 2 mile’s from our house. It was just a simple moment, him and the boys, counting how many crabs they found peeking out from the rocks. Saying hi to the birds and waving to the paddle boarders going by.
Simple, but good.  

So…. I still need to be better about taking pictures with me and the kiddos. 

But this one, with Ryan and the boys, I kinda really love. So I thought i’d share.

This is maybe 2 mile’s from our house. It was just a simple moment, him and the boys, counting how many crabs they found peeking out from the rocks. Saying hi to the birds and waving to the paddle boarders going by.

Simple, but good.  

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