Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Three Things

Hey everyone! It's been awhile so I thought I'd share three updates about each of us! I got this idea from Andrea at Momfessionals!
1. This girl is about to turn FIVE and we're all excited to celebrate! We are doing a donut themed party and inviting all the kids from her class (wish us well)
2. Saidey goes to an amazing child care center and they started  Kindergarten Club this Spring for kiddos who will be in Kindergarten this Fall. Every Wednesday, she wears a badge and brings a folder home with "homework" in it. It is due by the next Wednesday and the goal is to get all of us ready for the possibility of homework. Saidey looks forward to this day and always wants to do her homework RIGHT NOW! Let's hope she maintains that enthusiasm later on! ;)
3. I've mentioned  this before but Saidey is born for the sun and summer months. She has recently said to me often, "I miss summer, mommy, do you miss summer?" And this little fishy can't wait for pool days!!

1. Sophia is getting ready to celebrate her First Eucharist. Our weekends have been full of activities related to this event. I love our church community and the activities they provide for the kiddos. This last weekend, we went to a retreat, where the kids went in groups to different stations related to First Eucharist. A favorite part was seeing the kids act out the Last Supper and then practicing receiving communion. We have been preparing Sophia for this and as some of you may know, she has never liked bread- so we tried describing the host- that it doesn't really taste like bread, etc... She went through the line twice and did awesome! She tried the host and the wine and said it wasn't bad at all. We are so super excited to celebrate her towards the end of April!
2. Sophia is a reading machine. She continues to read more and more, with more fluency and accuracy. I am so proud of her progress but more than anything- she absolutely LOVES to read.
3. She is really starting to come out of her shell and I've noticed that she is growing more confident and reassured in her own skin every day. She has a group of friends that she has had since Kindergarten, some of which go to our church and are in other activities we go to. She has been more comfortable participating in activities, like this week, a talent show at her before/after school program. She is actually going to sing and dance with another friend which is HUGE for a girl who gets really anxious about talking or doing anything in front of others. I couldn't be a more proud mama!

1. We have pretty much set plans to travel to Yellowstone this summer, we have accommodations booked and a general idea of the sights we want to take in. We are SO excited for this trip!
2. My private practice is really starting to get busy. I am there almost every weeknight, except Tuesday. I am starting to get requests for Saturday's as well. The upside- it's growing but obviously, there are weeks that I feel like I am furiously trying to keep above water. I've had to give myself grace, do things with intentionality, and know what I am doing is enough at the end of the day, even when the list of to do's is never ending.
3. Will continues to work and is having some changes there but continues to keep his people in line with all of that IT security stuff =)
PS- Will, we need a DATE NIGHT because the only recent picture I have of just us, is from September, on our last date night!
So, there are three things about us that is new! I am working on a few new posts including what I'm craving in fashion for Spring and a review on Honest products.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Life Lately

Helloooo!! Wow- it's been too long since I've posted here. Life has been good but B U S Y.  And I hate using that word. But between a full time job and picking up clients at my private practice- carving out time to write a blog post just hasn't happened. It's when you have to make a list and prioritize and unfortunately, at this time, this little blog of mine is towards the bottom right now. BUT I thought I'd do a quick update on life lately and what we've been up to!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Top 17 Moments of 2017

Heeey friends!!! How were your holidays?! Ours was wonderful with lots of time spent with family! I keep seeing this post pop up on social media and it

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Favorites- Favorite Holiday Traditions

Oh Friday! How I love thee!! Today, I'm sharing my FAVORITE holiday traditions that we share with our little family of 4. I LOVE this time of the year and the traditions that we have started make it all that more special!

Eek, will you just look at how little they are?!?!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls

Helloooo friends!! It's officially DECEMBER and that means it's time to share some of my gift ideas for little girls. These are things that we are going to purchase or have already! I am happy to say that we are about 75% done with our Christmas shopping for the girls already! (all the praise hands!!) 

Stocking Stuffers

My favorite thing to buy around this time of the year are stocking stuffers! I'm not sure why but it's just so fun for me!! 

This is what we are filling the girls' stockings with this year: 

This unique play dough caught my eye on Instagram and I instantly hopped over to their website to check it out more. I fell in love with the whimsy of their website and how their play dough is made from food ingredients. How cute are they? And if they smell as good as they say, I'm sold for sure!!

We got grape, cotton candy, vanilla, orangesicle, mint chip, and bubble gum

They also have seasonal ones, like gingerbread! 

My girls LOVE Hatchimals and these are so cute! They are on sale right now at Target! 

My girls (particularly Sophia) have really been into collecting keychains.. these ones from Target are just so dang cute!! 

Sophia is getting the unicorn one 

And for Saidey

We always throw in socks or underwear too and these socks are just so cute!! 

Sophia is getting the  emoji ones

I thought this  wallet was also so cute!! I got one for both girls

These are always fun too!! 

I also will throw in a few pieces of candy (the candy cane shaped ones with candy in them) and I am also going to get them the supplies to make slime and put that in their stockings too! 

I always put in a few books too, I haven't gotten those yet!

Now onto the other fun stuff! 

Sophia has a salon chair for her 18' dolls but none of the accessories (she got it as a hand-me down) So, I found this set at Target and thought she'd love it! 

When Target had their deal on board games, I picked  this game up for Sophia 

I thought  this game looked fun for Saidey and the whole family

And then this one is for both of them but is no longer available at Target (sorry for the cruddy picture) 

American Girl was having a great sale on some select Wellie Wisher items. I scored these three things for Saidey while they were more than half off! 

So, this next purchase was one of the first ones we made and it was an impulsive one.. We saw ONE left on the shelf at Target when we were with Sophia and she picked it up and hugged it and squealed with delight. I had NO idea what it was and looked it up online that night. Will went back to Target and it was GONE. We found one on Amazon for the same price-- the one I am linking to is NOT what we paid! I read an article on Facebook that people are super disappointed in the toy itself. Part of me wants to send it back BUT at the same time, I think SHE will be happy with it so we're keeping it. 

We are ALWAYS snuggling in the family room for movie nights so I've been on the hunt for some sort of light sleeping bag/mat thing. I FINALLY found what I was looking for. This sleeping bag from The Land of Nod is so cute and it can be rolled up easily, which I really liked! I got the girls the exact same one and had them personalized with their names.

For both: 

So, there you have it!! I'd love to hear what your kiddos are getting!! Share below!! 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday Gift Giving with JORD Watches

It's almost DECEMBER guys!! Can you believe that?! As we are getting into the swing of the holidays- I always start planning out what I'm going to get everybody for gifts. The one person I get stuck on every.single.year is my dear husband. He is the guy who doesn't want much and when he does- he goes out and buys it on his own. I am ALWAYS struggling to find the perfect gift at the last minute.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Life Lately

It's been awhile since I've posted so I thought I'd do a life lately post.... we've been doing all the Fall things and trying to catch up with Iowa's weather... summer one day, winter cold the next.

So, here's a little life lately!!

We hit our 1 year of living in our home- can't believe it's been a year already! It seems like it went fast yet, like we've lived here all along!