{almost} 2

this boy is so sweet.

he is always saying "peas" and "key-kew" {please and thank-you}.
he shares everything {even attempting to share his snacks and drinks} with his sister.
he loves to give tight hugs {best. thing. ever.}.
he cleans up his room before bedtime.
he loves to sing songs, and read books.
he knows exactly how to make mom and dad laugh.

I feel so blessed to be able to spend each day with him. I love the little conversations we have, I love seeing his little personality come out, and watching him as he learns and discovers new things.

Half of me canNOT believe he is so old- while the other half can hardly remember life before he was here.

I'll never forget the day this little boy made me a mother, his tiny, perfect face fulfilled my every hope and dream, and since that day my love for him has grown in a way I didn't even know was possible.

so, my {not so little, but will always be my baby} boy, simply stated, I love you very much!



Yesterday was the anniversary of the day we became a mr. and mrs. I think it will always be one of those days that feels like it was yesterday.
Our life together has been so blessed and full, and I feel like we have come through a lot together, but I know in the grand scheme we are only at the very beginning; which makes me oh so excited to see what the future holds.
I love Brock will all my heart. He is hardworking and humble, patient and kind, and always loving. He makes me laugh every. single. day. and encourages me to pursue my goals. Watching Brock as a father fills me with complete and utter joy; trey and claire don't know how lucky they are to have the Dad that they do. And I hope I can come close to showing how grateful I am to have the husband that I have.

1095 {+1} days ago


my happy.

you know those moments when your heart is so happy that it feels as though it may burst?...
ones like: waking up and finding Trey flipping through a pile of books on his bed or Claire's ear to ear smiles every morning. Brock cleaning up the kitchen when the babies were in bed because I have a cold and thought my eyeballs were going to pop out of my head. Listening to Trey talk to Claire and then finding him sharing his train and giving her kisses. Singing songs to Trey and running my fingers through his hair, wondering when my baby turned into such a handsome little boy. Trying to be quiet {so certain babies don't wake up} when Brock is making laugh when we're going to sleep. Homemade chicken noodle soup simmering on the stove. The fact that it is September. I really love September.



I love these two ladies.


new! {to us}

so for quite awhile now I have been hoarding furniture to redo. I kept saying "oh, I'll just finish it in the summer..."
well, when it came time to actually start the projects, my parents garage was full, but I knew if I didn't do it in my 2 day window I had set aside it probably wouldn't get it done, most likely until next summer...
so I rolled up my sleeves and went to work! I felt a little bad neglecting my children but that's when having 4 aunties comes in handy :)
So here's some before and afters!

 this dresser I got at a thrift store in Montana

this one my mom got for me at a garage sale!
thanks mom :)

the coffee table is another garage sale find, and {most of} the frames are from a thrift store

I bought that little book shelf off of kijiji {and I just love the way Trey's room looks with his "big" bed!}
we built this kitchen table! {thank you chelsie for your power tools!} and I got the little bench for free! We can actually have people over and sit at the table now!

And finally a couple things for Claire's room- A "new" rocking chair and I finally gave my 8 year old chest a white wash!

so, if you are ever wanting to go thirft store shopping, or need a painting buddy, call me up!