I always hate coming up with a title....

Here's an updated Wordle of this blog. Interesting to see what appears...

Oh, and I can't wait! This next week I'm going to have some family portraits done by the famous Emily Murdock! Heck, I'll just be glad to have someone talented there to take photos for us so that I don't have to use the tripod for our updated family photos!

I'll be sure to share when they're ready. :)


I Scream, You Scream...

E just got his very first ice cream treat from the ice cream man this week! He was so excited to sit outside and wait for him to come down our street, and was thrilled when he got to choose his own ice cream! Of course, he went for the Spongebob one.

And you can't tell by the photo, but he was happy! :)

I wish I would have gotten pictures of him getting it from the truck, but alas, I had a toddler to wrangle, hoping that he wouldn't get run over by the truck on his way out. :)


Hey Strangers!

Dude! Sorry it’s been way too long since I last posted. I wish I could say that we’ve been terribly busy, but we’ve only been mildly busy. I’ve just been lazy and haven’t taken photos of too many things. :)

But here’s what we have been doing:

playing outside

Ali and Jed came down for a fun visit and we played outside with bubbles!

playing outside2

And then we got to go to the Long Beach Aquarium!



We’ve been stacking crazy cup towers,

 cup stack

taking walks around the block in our red wagon,

neighborhood walk

and playing Guitar Hero with Dad in our underwear (Not me, just the boy, haha!).

 guitar hero underwear

And yes, there is a theme here, E really likes to hang out in his underwear. We’re trying to work on that one, but he’s four. Whaddya gonna do? :)

I’ve also been busy recovering our dining room chairs from this:


to this!


I really love the fabric and was surprised at how great they turned out. I love reading crafty blogs and getting great ideas, but it’s a rarity when I actually do something myself, haha. So I’m proud of myself getting these done! Go me! :)

We’ve also been swimming at the pool (pictures are all on my new phone, so I’ll upload them when I learn how!), meeting our new preschool teacher (E’s going to be starting in the fall and I’m way excited for him), and planning an upcoming trip to Texas! I can’t wait, we’re going to get to hang out with my family and have tons of fun. We’ll miss Tom, but we’ll see him soon enough. :)

So yeah, that’s what we’ve been up to lately.