Thursday, November 26, 2015

life::an outtake



"I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)" - E.E. Cummings 


This necklace was a gift from Colby (and the boys) last Christmas. The signature is a replica of one my mom signed in my 3rd grade yearbook: "Meg, To my favorite daughter! Love, Mommy" I called her Mommy into adulthood (although embarrassing during middle and high school years), and cherish this symbol of my angel momma that I get to wear so close to my heart.

A year is 365 days too many to do life without you, but I am forever thankful for your example, your selfless love, your listening ear, never-ending smile, and the kind of beauty that radiates from deep within. I'm thankful to be spending today in Indiana, surrounded by the family she was so crazy about. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

my weekend in photos.

Celebrated the big 4-OH with one of my favorites. And some other favorites. At Cooper's Hawk!
After a busy week that had us on the go every night of the week, Saturday's non-schedule was very welcomed to get some cleaning and laundry done around home.  But even a productive day needs a little fresh air.
Brooks was handed a sample, he took 3 steps, and sat down right in the center of the floor at the zoo that is Costco. Sorry for the roadblock, fellow shoppers.. my 2 year old is having a moment with his oatmeal.
Hygiene 101. (Plus, a freshly bathed baby is all kinds of cute and delicious.)
 Coffee table: 1        Brooks: 0
Amidst all the cleaning that took place this weekend, I played a few rounds of matching with this one. 
A low-key and productive weekend to prep for an exciting and crazy week ahead!


Monday, November 2, 2015

my weekend in photos.

All-school parade and party day. There were 3 Flashes in Owen's class!

Another Friday evening spent in our basement drinking hot cider, working on photos, and watching some baseball. The senior session turned out well, the the game got a little out of hand in the Mets favor.

Saturday morning Halloween sprinkle donuts for the boys, and then on to pumpkin carving. (We seem to be in the habit of getting our pumpkins carved at the last minute.)


I spent a day in the kitchen - baked oatmeal & then Owen joined me for some chocolate chip roll baking while the babies napped. It was glorious and messy and long overdue.

Then our highly anticipated night of trick-or-treating finally arrived for my superheroes.


Sadie's first Halloween and she loved her outdoor wagon adventure.

Back before 7,  put our little Wonder Woman to bed, and got the game turned on. Because in Kansas City we all went trick-or-treating in the daylight in order to be back for the game.

We just couldn't get our act together for church on Sunday morning, but we were loving the gorgeous and warm start to November. I took some photos on Sunday afternoon, then had dinner with family that evening before retiring back home for one.more.game.

I didn't even protest Colby waking Owen in the 11 o'clock hour to watch the 12th inning of the Royals making history.

World Series Champions.