Thursday, May 25, 2017

Elle at 2.5


Elle has been so much fun at this age, along with being a complete terrorist at the same time. Home girl knows how to wrap me around her little finger and simultaneously drive me to the insane asylum.  She loves animals, sitting on my lap, playing with her babies, coloring, cooking, eating popsicles, wearing dresses, swinging, spoonfuls of peanut butter with chocolate chips on it, sweet tea, and playing with friends.  She says her best friend is Charlotte and Nickel, and everything is her "favorite in the whole world".  She constantly is asking "what time it is?" and if she can tell me a secret (then she whispers "I love you!").

Elle Belle Bean, you are the perfect caboose to our family and we couldn't love you any more, even if you do drive us completely crazy sometimes, you make up for it 100 times over with your sweet snuggles, hugs, and kisses.

xoxo




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My bff is getting married!


 My best friend is getting married in 2 weeks. You probably remember her as Crazy med school? She graduates in 2 weeks from Med school, so her life is one amazing and crazy event right now!!!
Her bachelorette party was in Traverse City, MI and it was one of the best weekends I think I have ever had. I loved getting to spoil her and celebrate how happy she is! We went on a wine tour and it was so gorgeous and relaxing, we rented an Air bnb with 3 rooms, there were 4 of us there so it was plenty of space.  It was a great weekend, and now we are gearing up for the wedding in just a few weeks!!












Saturday, May 6, 2017

Updates around these parts!



 Lots of stuff has been going on, but I missed this space and want the girls to be able to read through this when they get older! We are all good, just so busy.  C starts kindergarten next year and while I am SO excited for her, I am also so sad...time goes by SO freaking fast!!!! E starts 3 days a week preschool and Russ is done with his first year of teaching. I am doing well with being a mom, even though some days I legit want to give my kids away and go on vacation they are awesome. R&F is going super well for me, it was my 2 year work aversary the other day and I can't believe I have been doing it that long! This morning, Russ had to go to commencement for his school and so the girls had a picnic, made a fort, and are taking a bubble bath right now.  They are always so busy and have so much imagination I love it. We are going to re-home our cats we have decided. They aren't happy at our house with all the chaos so we think they deserve a better11 home. I will miss them but I truly think it is the best decision. My best friend is getting married June 9, so her bachelorette party is next weekend and I am so excited!!!
I will be back, have a good weekend! xoxo










Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas!!! Here is a little update on our family,

Russ: He is off for a month break, loving being a professor, and the kids love having him home right now for adventures.
Charlotte: Finishing up first semester of 4's preschool, she learned how to ride her bike, sight read about 30 words, and has made 3 amazing friends at school. She loves her teachers, and loves going to school every day. She still can't watch a movie without bawling her eyes out, is super picky when eating, and loves graham crackers. She will be 5 in a few weeks and I cannot even believe it.
Elizabeth: Finishing up first semester of 2's preschool (she goes T/Th 9-12) and even though she hates going to school (cries every time) she loves it when she is finally there.  Her teachers are wonderful, and it has been so good for her to have time away from all of us and to make new friends! She loves animals still, loves all food, and gets into EVERYTHING.
Me: I am enjoying having 2 mornings off a week to work on Rodan and Fields/house stuff, I am almost 2 years into doing R&F and I still love it. Nothing else is really new with me!






 Happy Holidays!!!
xoxo


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oh hey!

Hey!!! I stopped blogging. Duh. But I think I am back...we will see!! I just miss this space so I wanted to update you (hey Mom) it is summer and I feel happy and so whatever I am just going with it!
 Remember how we got a puppy? He is huge. 60 lbs and 6 months old, but SUCH a sweetheart. He is a snuggle bum and thinks he is a lap dog still. We love him!

 Strawberry picking, we ended up getting 5 lbs, and literally ate all of them in 3 days...whoops

 The girls play together and love each other so much, we love it!! They fight too but mostly they keep each other busy!



 One of our good friends got married in TX, so we got to go and celebrate and Charlotte was the flower girl and was SO cute.

 My friend Richelle is a photographer here in NC and got this shot of me and my girls and I know I will keep this forever. I love it so much!


 When my bestie Sarah came we stayed at the CUTEST airbnb in Durham (its called the "lil' house" if you ever want to visit it, and the person who owns it had this amazing car parked out front and I loved it! 

Anyways, that is kind of an abbreviated update on life for us, Russ got his dream job as a professor, my job is going great, the girls are enjoying having Russ home this summer!! We head to the beach for the 4th of July, and then 2 weeks later head on our 3 week road trip to Montana and Michigan and back.  We are probably insane but we are camping along the way with 2 kids, and a dog.  I will post about it on IG during it and we are going to make a vlog about it which I will post on here in August.

Happy summer!!!

xoxo









Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On Sleep (or lack there of)




You know what I took for granted? Sleep. Before kids Russ and I could do whatever, whenever, sleep in on a random Saturday, the works.  When Charlotte was born she was actually the easiest baby and started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks old (only getting up at 1 am to eat, and 6 am, then going back to sleep until 8:30 or 9) and she was amazing. 

So what did we do? Have another baby because hey, this whole parenting thing is pretty easy!! ha. Elle? She has been the worst sleeper compared to our previous experience with Charlotte.  She didn't truly sleep through the night until 11 months old. We tried EVERYTHING. I cannot tell you how many times I was up from 11 pm-3 am with a screaming baby. I would collapse on the floor once she was finally asleep but I couldn't relax because I knew she would be up at 6 am and what if she cried before then?

 It is amazing to me how someone can function on that little of sleep. From about 11 months to 16 months she slept 12-13 hours through the night. It was seriously amazing. I felt like a new person! But then around 16 months she got a cold, combined with 2 molars.  She was up every 2 hours again screaming.  

17 months she got 2 more molars and another GD cold (thanks to Charlotte's preschool) and continued the cycle of being up every 2 hours. 

She just turned 18 months old and what did we do? Get a puppy. Oh also? She got ANOTHER GD cold...I am so over these germs.  

So...I am sorry if this sounds like I am complaining, bc I do get how lucky I am to have 2 very healthy girls, and I love them to pieces. Plus, we did it to ourselves getting a new puppy, but here we are up every 2-3 hours again with a whiny puppy plus a whiny, coughing, stuffed up 1 year old.  

Needless to say there is a lot of coffee drinking plus ice cream and wine at my house.  I just feel like I haven't truly slept for 4 years now, and I KNOW this is just a season, and things WILL get better, but right now? This Mama is just a zombie.

Hang in there all of you out there that are up at 2 am, I am right there with you!!

xoxo
Amy