Merry Christmas!

Kenzie and Kyle Merry Christmas 2015

Wishing everyone a wonderful Merry Christmas! So thankful for this time with family and friends – and all the down time at home with the kids enjoying each other’s company and our beautiful holiday tree!  

The Classic Christmas Pajama Photo #StraightTalkWishList

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Note: This post is sponsored from Straight Talk. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. What traditions bring your family & friends together during the holidays? I’m so thankful for my friendship with my two best friends. We’ve been friends since the 7th grade – some 28 years! Crazy! We get together with our […]

Visiting our Local Feeding America Food Bank to Support The Great American Milk Drive #MilkDrive

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Did you know Milk is one of the most requested but least donated items because it is perishable??? I’ve partnered with The Great American Milk Drive to raise awareness about this crucial need to help hungry families.  The Great American Milk Drive is the 1st ever national program to help deliver nutrient- rich milk to hungry families that […]

Then and Now: Happy 10th Birthday to Kenzie!!

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Kenzie. Love this snap of Kyle looking up to his big sister. 10 years old! And look how small she is below? Born 1 month early our mini girl was SO tiny! Can’t believe she’s double digits. Growing up way too fast. We’re so proud of how she’s handled […]

Determined on land & water! #XC #CrossCountry

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Out of the pool and into the woods! I’m so proud of 9 year old Kenzie for hopping in her very 1st ever Cross Country meet last weekend. My girl LOVES LOVES LOVES to run. She did AMAZING! I missed the meet, but a friend captured some fabulous photos. Kenzie has lots of endurancea and […]

Never underestimate the Joy of a Summer Baby Pool!

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Kids – and babies – love water. So it’s not secret that Baby Pools rock for the entire family every summer. We may not have a pool in our back yard, but we’ve always had a fantastic time splashing around with even the tiniest of Baby Pools. This summer, we shared our baby pool joy […]

Father’s Day Fishing Inspiration

Fishing Poppy and Kyle

How do you celebrate Father’s Day? For the last few years, the kids have been fishing with their Poppy & Daddy so it’s become part of our tradition. My Dad is quite the fisherman so the kids and my husband love soaking up his fishing advice and learning his outdoor skills to improve their luck […]

Life is Normal… Until it’s not!

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It’s been a tough week after getting a dreaded middle of the night phone call from a hotel manager in San Francisco that Mike was found barely conscious and being sent by ambulance to Stanford Medical center for a head injury as they were a special trauma center. Being 3000 miles away never felt so […]

Mini Blogger Signs with Lundby @LundbyDollshouse

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Super cute!!!  It’s official! Kenzie signed her 1st contract today. 9yr old girls dream job! Kenzie is going to be a the first “Kid Ambassador” for Lundby, the Swedish makers of the adorable and amazing Lundby Dollhouse line. She’ll be sharing lots about Lundby on her blog One Kids Life and on my site too!

Orthodontics Front Face Mask Photos: Growing Up Isn’t Easy!

Orthodontics Front Face Mask Photos

Ugh!!! It’s been a long 7 months, but just the other day we got the FANTASTIC news from the orthodontist that Kenzie’s jaw issues have been resolved and corrected which meant that she could FINALLY stop wearing the dreaded Face Mask contraption at night. Hooray!!!!  Below is some info on our experience if you have […]