Wednesday, June 26, 2013

some gems

Today I woke up and thought it was Thursday.  I was kind of mad it wasn't because that meant it wasn't almost the weekend after all...I also woke up with a weird stomach thing and felt like crap (literally if you know what I mean).  I had to go to my math class though to take my final, so I sucked it up and ate some crackers, and ginger ale (thanks hubs) and off I went.  I am DONE with my second semester back!!! Yayy me! I have no school for over two months I am srsly so happy.  The hubs and I have gotten sucked into watching Downton Abby.  Oh my god it is SO GOOD go watch it right now.  It is literally all I can think about, I am obsessed.  Anyways these pictures are from college, I was looking through my iphoto organizing and came across these gems.  I felt like a bad mom yesterday and today because I was feeling so bad all I did was lay on the couch because I had no energy, so tomorrow I am taking C to the pool and having a no electronics BFF day.  I cannot believe she will be 18 months old on Sunday.  It literally boggles my mind.  Happy hump day!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

sun, sand, and family time

We had the best weekend camping, it was so nice to relax and spend time together! The drive there was awful though because Char baby didn't sleep more than half an hour and screeched like a dinosaur the rest of the drive...needless to say when we got there she ran around like crazy and we treated ourselves to ice cream right away.  She LOVED the sand, literally she sat there for like 2 hours straight and played while we laid out and enjoyed ourselves.  We slept amazing, we were so shocked she actually slept all night, AND napped the next day.  Our friends came up the second night and the kids were so excited to play together, and it was nice to have a fire together and have some time without the kids there! I am so excited for our next camping trip now.  Here is a picture overload!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

playing catch up

 We went to a family friend's wedding last weekend and I only brought my phone for pictures, but we looked so fancy I had to post these! I love the hubs new glasses.  

 We went strawberry picking with the kids the other day, and they had so much fun eating them right from the vine! They were the sweetest strawberries I have ever tasted, I think we ate more than we actually brought home!

 My friend Jen took these sweet pictures of C and us as a family at a new park we discovered near our house.  I just love the one of C looking at her through the bars it melts my heart.

wedding update

Here are some pictures from my brother's wedding! I have a lot more but these are some of my favorites...


I am still here! I have just been having a hectic week, and a little bit of writers block.  We go camping tomorrow through Sunday so we have been packing, and getting stuff ready, my bestie Olivia came for a night last night, we have been enjoying the outdoors and sunshine this week a lot.  I have also been trying to stay off my phone and computer while around Charlotte.  I read an interesting article (I wish I could find it again but I am having no luck) about how kids really watch what you are doing, so I have been just enjoying my little girl and family without my phone or computer around so she sees I am interested in what she has to say and I have to say its been really nice to just be electronic free lately! I am so excited to go camping it is one of my favorite places ever, and the peace and Lake Michigan always make me feel like a new person again.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day

 Happy Fathers day to my awesome hubs!! You are such a great dad, it was like you were meant to be one, you are so calm, patient, and fun, Charlotte is one lucky little lady to have you as her dad! In honor of the hubs, here is another installment of stuff the hubs says!

Me: I look like a hot mess...
Hubs: Well, I wasn't going to define it but you just did

(watching C jump on Francisco our large bear)
Hubs: Save a horse...ride a bear

Me: I am so annoyed
Hubs: want me to dance?

We went on a hike today around where we live, to try out the back pack again needless to say Char only lasted about 10 min in it before she wanted OUT.  Oh well, we had a great time anyhow and it made us look forward to all of our camping and hiking trips this summer!  We got coffee before hand and so I had to go to the bathroom SO bad but there weren't any porta potties or anything so I had to pop a squat, and just as I was just about done C yelled out "MAMA PEE PEE" like about ten times as loud as she could...thank god nobody else was there.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Some days are just days where Charlotte picks out her princess dress, and comes and plays in her playroom upstairs while I am getting things picked up or getting ready.  Today she picked out her own outfit (and necklace) and decided to let her imagination run wild so I decided to put down what I was doing and snap some pictures!  She learned how to say "belt" "allright" and "see ya soon" today and it was the sweetest thing when she said bye to the hubs.  He has had a not so great week and I am sure when C said bye to him complete with a hug, kiss, love you and see ya soon it made his week a little bit better!

Tomorrow we have a wedding to go to, thanks to my parents for babysitting so we can have an adult night out, and then the rest of the weekend is ours to do what we want with, we can't wait to spend some quality time hiking, playing, and hanging out together!  C and me had lunch with the newlyweds (my bro and SIL) today before they headed off to Hawaii on their honeymoon tomorrow (I am so jealous).  It was nice to see them without everyone around, they are seriously perfect for each other, and I hope we live near each other when we get older so that our kids can be close too!