MO visit, vol 2... a few family photos...

While we were in MO, Kaitlin was so great to snap a few pictures of our family!  I'm obsessed with these photos! ... especially the ones of the girls! Take a look at a few... she seriously took so many AMAZING ones!  I want to get a couple of canvases, but I'm having the hardest time narrowing it down to two! lol.  SOOO many amazing shots!!! ♥

• winter MO visit •

Last week we spent the week in MO with my side of the family!  It was extra special because my sister and her family came up from Arkansas, my brother and his family came down from Michigan, and my nephew and his wife came down from Michigan. 


2 Meals in One... A mom of picky eaters

I can't be the only one with picky eaters... right?!  Our girls honestly come by it honestly.  Rob and I both can be a little picky!  I hear moms talk about cooking one thing for dinner and their kids eat it... and if they don't - TOUGH!  I LOVE THIS... but... both of our girls are small and most of the time don't even register on the growth charts, so I literally do not have this option.  When you are already supplementing their diet with healthy fatty foods just to bulk them up and the pediatrician is sending home pediasure with you... well, your kid not eating is definitely not an option.


2018 so far & weekly letters...

to think, back even just 10 years ago!  2008 was the year Rob moved back to CA, we eventually started dating.  10 years ago ... it seems SO long ago!  We are definitely different people.  It's almost laughable.  But the beauty... we've changed along side each other. 

The weather so far this winter here in CO has been unreal.  We have yet to have a real snow storm!  In fact, most days we don't even need a coat and if we do... it's so far from where we are normally this time of year. 

• b a l a n c e •

Every year we pick a word/vision for our year... as a family, as a couple, and as individuals. 

I've done this for years!  As I shared on my Instagram last week, I use to just pick a word that I wanted... but a few years back, when we lived in CA,  I started listening to what God was telling me for the seasons of my life.  Then about 4 years ago, a group of our friends all started choosing a word and sharing it as we celebrated the new year.  Well, life changes. 
And we didn't all get together this year... but, if you were in our home, this is what you would've heard leading up to the New Year...


our girls ♥

I recently read over some of my old blog posts from my wordpress blog and had forgotten I use to write Harper letters in blog form... often.  As I read over a few, I decided to try and pick it up, at least occasionally... writing letters to both of our girls.  And maybe even sometimes to Rob!

It's not really a New Year's resolution, but more of a goal for the New Year - to blog more.  Even if it just me keeping record of our memories - not necessarily for writing purposes.  But I'm also secretly hoping it will get my writing juices going again... I miss it! 

So here we go...