Wednesday, September 25, 2013

some visitors.

i had some special visitors this past weekend. 3 of my best high school girlfriends left their families behind to spend the weekend in kansas city with mine. it had been 5 years since a couple of them had last visited, and a first time for another.

i was so thrilled to get to share my little brooks with them. and as it turns out, a couple of my visitors were pregnant themselves. it is such a sweet stage in life to see my best friends as mommies and to love each others' babies [from afar].

it was also so fun to spend an evening out [sans children] at the art fair for some girls time. (and it must be noted that my husband rocked as dad on duty that night!) the plaza art fair was deemed one of my favorite weekends in kansas city a few years ago, and it certainly didn't hurt to have these girls here to enjoy with me!

since i missed my high school 10 year reunion this past summer (it was the weekend of my due date), they filled me in while we perused through high school yearbooks for a little then and now reflection. we happened upon this beauty from sophomore year.

so thankful for the friendships that began in 2nd, 4th, and 9th grades. loved having my girls spend the weekend with me in kc!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

our new back porch.

i don't know what it is about me having a baby that spurs my husband to also sign us up for a home project, but it tends to happen that way. with owen, we finished our basement. (and i'm pretty sure i promised photos of that, and it never happened. and, well now it's a bit in disarray because we had some flooding and had to pull up all of the carpet down there. so maybe later..) with brooks, we redid our back porch.

we transformed it from an outdoor deck to a larger space with a portion of it screened in, and the rest being outdoor space. it's currently bare, as our patio furniture will not be delivered until the end of october, but it won't stop me from spending some time out there once our late arrival of 100 degree summer scoots on out.

here is the finished product:

one of my favorite features of the new porch? a dog door. meaning we will be able to leave our dogs outdoors much more easily once i'm back to work. and i can't say we didn't see this one coming...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

my itty bitty.

maternity leave is sure nice. except for the whole not getting paid part.
but otherwise, quite enjoyable.
i have been thoroughly enjoying my morning/afternoons spent at home with my itty bitty.
he's just.. so.sweet.