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two months

Two months is better than two years, right?

When I have such a long absence from the blog, I find it so hard to begin again. And not just getting into the habit of making posts. More like, where do I begin? Do I try and play catch up?

I’ve decided just to start new. Start with today and when the times come, share some things from the past.

Like I said in my previous post, the kids are getting ready for a new school year. My little guys are growing up right before my eyes. Too fast. I’m not ready.

Fourth of July


We are getting our school supplies ready and trying to get back on a good bed time schedule. Our school starts at 7:15 am here. Which means I have to leave the house at the latest 6:50 am. Which means we have to wake up even earlier than that. Did I mention I AM NOT a morning person? I’m not.

Mike and I just got back from a two week trip to Ireland! It was beautiful, breathtaking, magical, unforgettable and just what we needed. We flew my mom up from Florida and she stayed with the kids for us. It was different being Mike and Val and not Mommy and Daddy for two whole weeks. I missed them so much, but I feel like I am a much better parent since I have been back. I even feel like I’m more patient with them now.

Cahir Castle Ireland


I hope to share some more photos from our trip. We have so many! Ireland is even more beautiful and green than you think.


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two years

Family, Fall 2014

I miss this space…

Two years. Two whole years since my last blog post.

Babies have grown up. Kids have started school. Times have sure changed over here. There is so much that has happened in these past two years that it will be impossible to catch up. Jacob & Emma have started elementary school, Sophie will start preschool this Fall, I’ve had a baby through surrogacy for an awesome family (he’s already a year old!), Mike is now working from home, my siblings are busy getting married– Wally in January, Vanessa in March and Collin’s wedding is this weekend. Lots of wonderful memories have been made. And none documented here.

Maybe one day I will get better at that…

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Has it really been a year since I have last posted? Really? A year?

I will admit, blogging is on my mind frequently. I love it. I love reading back and seeing what our days were like. I love being able to go back and watch the kids grow through the years. I have been blogging since Jacob was just a few months old.

Blogging also keeps me inspired to create and write. It’s sort of like an outlet for me. I miss it.

I’d love to start again. It will be too much to catch up on all that has happened this past year, so I won’t be doing any of that. No. I will just start off fresh. How about tomorrow?

I’ll see you then!

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3:366 hand in hand


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Happy New Year!

As I’ve said before, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be a better blogger. I have all sorts of fun ideas for this little blog of mine! One of those ideas is a 365 (or 366 since this year is a leap year!) photo journey. One photo per day. I will be focusing this project on our family and every day life. I can’t promise a post every day, but I do plan to do a recap on the days that I miss.

So here it is January 1, 2012 my first photo:


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very long time, no talk

I have been a very bad blogger. Life has been it’s busy usual self and I just haven’t made the time to pop in and post. One guess what one of my New Year resolutions will be? Better blogger? You got it!

I miss posting. I really do. It’s not only a hobby, but a way to look back on our life and the growth of our children.

I have so much to catch up on: Jacob’s 4th birthday, Sophie crawling & pulling up to stand on just about anything she can (not to mention she is almost seven months old, SEVEN!), halloween, thanksgiving, the closing of my shop, the list could really go on and on.

But for now all I have is the promise to get back into the swing of things.

Hope your holidays are treating you well and you take time in your day to slow down and remember what this season is really all about. We’ve been busy Christmas crafting and jamming out to Christmas music most days. Fun times!

See you here soon!

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Have I mentioned that one of my new favorite colors (especially for little girls) is aqua? Oh, I love the aqua. You may remember the red & aqua color scheme for Emma’s Little Red Riding Hood birthday party

They yarn I have been using for my hats has sadly discontinued a lot of the colors that I had been using, leaving me left to come up with new designs and new color schemes. Although I am very disappointed with all of the beautiful colors they will no longer offer, they did come up with this lovely shade of aqua. So I got to work creating a few different hats using it.

I also have a few hats that are waiting to be photographed by Miss Jamie of Jamie Lynn Photography. She’s a local Tennessee photographer. I met her through Etsy and we’ve been chatting for a little over a year now. She’s photographed quite a few of my hats. (Even a few that I will no longer be able to make. ) I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

This aqua brim beanie will be available in my shop soon. I’ve got a few other projects I’m working on. I’ll share more later 🙂

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