Our summer was a whirl wind; we had wonderful adventures and plenty of fun. Honestly though, with Brad having to travel for work so much, I was counting down the days to school. Three on one is no joke! Continue reading
Per tradition in our home, we always have a themed party for our kids and then a separate celebration at home on their actual birthday. This year, Brad was gone on another training so it was just me and the kids. Continue reading
Violet is a true summer baby through and through; she loves going to the beach and playing in the water, finding the small shells that the lake washes up onto the shore, and taking in the summer sun. Her birthday theme was obvious, it had to be mermaids!
In honor of Vi’s upcoming birthday.
Celebrating her strength and all the fierce little girls who have been told they need to be tamed.
We were at the local Mommys’ Group; I was sitting in a circle of other moms with our tiny babies. Franki was on her little blanket snuggled in, refusing to do tummy time; Marshall ran about with the older boys, pretending to be airplanes with their arms outstretched wide. Vi was in a play pirate ship with a boy who is more than twice her age. Continue reading
You turned one today, Vi!
In our family, we always have a party with family and friends shortly before or after our children’s actual birthday. On the actual birthday we like to have it be just our family. Just Brad, Marshall, Violet, and I. Continue reading
Yesterday, we gathered with family to celebrate Violet’s golden first birthday! We went with a gold and mint color scheme for the occasion with some hints of rainbow throughout the party as a nod to our journey to this moment. Continue reading
Every year flies by with children, but never is there so many changes than that very first year.
So here is a simple overview in pictures of Violet’s very first year! Continue reading
“Hello! I am here to have my baby!” July 31st, 2015, I was supposed to arrive at 4 pm to get hooked up to monitors and an iv placed. To get all ready for a good night’s sleep before my 4am induction was to begin on August 1st. I was 39 weeks to the day, it was by a miracle that I was still pregnant and didn’t have to deliver any earlier. I was also the most pregnant I have ever been and incredibly ready to have this baby. Continue reading
It’s not exactly a trade secret of psychologists, the bond between a daughter and her father is so very important. It lays the groundwork for how she expects to be treated by men for the rest of her life, how she values herself, and so much more. In our home, there is no fear about this bond.
When I was pregnant with Violet, Brad was in the middle of changing departments. His new department required 16 weeks living on a military base for training, no matter how aptly trained or experienced an officer is. Continue reading