Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Seattle & Vancouver

Our trip to Seattle and Vancouver was a unique one. Our first time traveling with a wolf pack of seven! Our travel gang has never been so large, three kids and one on the way. It was every bit of adventure and relaxation. We came, we saw, we hung out in the hotel, ordered room service and didn't feel any pressure to see every inch of these cities like we normally would. When we are without the children, we are on the move, having late nights and early mornings. Well three kids has a way of slowing you down a bit and not making you feel like you have to do everything. We were totally fine with taking a slower pace and even doing things just for the kids. We loved it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lifestyle Shoot 2017

We are loving calling this place home! With every project crossed off our list, we feel like we'll definitely stay awhile. Our thanks to our friend Natalie Elizabeth for capturing us at home, dolled up and the house cleaned like never before!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Girl's Room

Our girl's have the only finished bedroom in the house and I'm slightly jealous that I don't get to sleep in here! I still can't believe after all the fuss I made about not wanting my girl's in all pink that I painted their walls pink. But I don't regret it at all. I am a girl mom, so pink is just apart of my life. I have accepted it and even embraced it. I love spending time in here with them. Reading books and hanging out on the cozy rug. Noelle has adjusted great in this space, Lois we are still working on. I am looking forward to finding more pieces for the gallery wall! 

The room is smaller than the one we originally planned to put them in. But this room is at the back of the house where it's more quiet (which means we can host friends late) and has much more natural light. Tj wanted the girls to share a room for the first few years or as long as they wanted to. There are three rooms on the main floor so when they are ready to separate the opportunity will be there. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Finished Kitchen Renovation

 It is kind of hard to believe that we are finally here!! This kitchen has completely transformed from when we first bought the house. The opportunity to remodel the kitchen was one of the main draws for me. I was not interested in purchasing a home that did not need a new kitchen. With the help of our contractor Jud Nix, Seth Taylor and the entire team, we were able to make my kitchen renovation dreams come true. We had some bumps in the road and some serious delays with the vent hood but I am so incredibly pleased with the results. Thank God we never had any costly surprises! This kitchen is tiny but after opening up the wall in the dining area it made a huge difference in the feel. It now feels open and not nearly as small as it once did.

I will be tackling the dining room this month and will of course share the finished product with you guys. But for now....feast your eyes! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Lesson In Patience

Since Noelle's video has gone viral, I've heard so much about my patience with her, being praised even. I'm over here thinking, "if they only knew". I really wish I could tell you that this is how I parent all the time. Heck, I wish I was that patient in all aspects of my life, but that is simply not the truth. I struggle with parenting with patience. Please don't look to me as the picture of a patient parent because I am about to burst your bubble. In order to keep it all the way real with you and be as transparent as possible I'd like to share with you the things that make me lose it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Talk Nelly To Me

There's a star in our midst and she's blissfully unaware of all the attention she has been receiving. Though yes, she will absolutely tell you "I'm famous" if you start to discuss the video. She knows she was on the Ellen show and will also mention that as well. This video has gone beyond what we could ever imagined it would. But in our house, we are still dealing with a newly turned three year old with lots to say and opinions to give.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arkansas 2017

Old Arkadoo!! This is where my childhood memories live. Every summer spent here with my brother visiting our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Now we bring our children here, making new memories in this quiet town that will always have our hearts. This was Noelle's third time in Arkansas and Lo's first. She got to meet another part of her family and Noelle tried hard remembering everyone's name. Lois did several new things on our visit including rocking back and forth on her knees, someone's ready to move. These five days went extremely fast but I managed to snap some shots to remember it.