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Avery and Her Scooter (Among other things)

We have a pretty spacious one story house with lots of hard floors, which is quite condusive to three year old, tri-wheel scooter riding. Avery rides hers everywhere she goes these days!! 


She also takes her unicorn every where with her! I just can't believe how big she is. She is tooling around that thing on one leg, people. She's three. She simply must be the next ice skating Olympian. This picture is a bit late, but look at our cute girls in their new chevron scarves!!
This was on a recent trip to Canton. Loads of fun. And in other news, look what I have!! I am officially official! I am so excited and I can't wait to get started!!! 

Mommy Guilt on Valentine's Day

A few friends of mine posted on Facebook yesterday about feeling guilty about not doing super cute stuff for their kids for Valentine's day. Man, I know that feeling. Avery has now had four Valentine's parties in her life. Some years, I've sent really cute things with her. Other times, I haven't. It just really depended on what my week was like and what time I had to work on things. This year, I decided to have surgery the day before, so I sent FunDip Valentine's and store bought cupcakes to her party. My mom, luckily, made Avery a super cute shirt, so that was one less thing I had to worry about. Still, even though I was laying in bed, recovering from surgery, I still had the twinge of mommy guilt too, like, "I could have put more energy into this." "I could have come up with something cuter." Then, the Pinterest comes in, and you realize just how little you are measuring up to every other mom in the world. I think going all out for holidays i…

My funny Valentine

Avery had her Valentine party at school today. Gigi made her a cute heart shirt to wear!! I just had to post all of the pictures I took today because they are so darn cute.


This child. She is such a funny kid.

My Birthday Lunch

My birthday is Tuesday, but the kids wanted to do something for me while they were here. So, they planned a lunch for me with Jason as a surprise. I came home from church (Jason stayed home with Avery cause she was coughing) and there was this sign on the door...
I went to my room and I saw this sign...
So, I happily changed into some comfy clothes and got under the covers to await my surprise. The kids came and got me, and I came out to a fully prepared Italian meal of spaghetti parmesan (spiral noodles, with spaghetti sauce with cut up chicken nuggests) and it was DELICIOUS!!! I got to open my presents, and I got my most favorite things from each of the kids - COUPONS!! From Avery: From Sophia (sorry for the sideways shots)

And from Jordan (upside down? Sorry. He had several more, I really liked his, especially the one that says "1 free Harry Potter movie with me."
Then I got a beautiful chocolate cake, complete with trick candles and sprinkles...

Man, I am lucky to have…

An Open Letter To The Women Waiting For "That Guy" To Change (AKA, My 25 Year Old Self)

I've been sick this week. Coughing, not being able to sleep, congested, just not feeling good at all. It's been one of those weeks (like every other week) where I've needed the help of my husband for things, like dishes and laundry, taking care of our daughter, taking care of me. Much like any other time, my husband steps up without even having to be asked and does everything that needs "doing." He rubs my shoulders and fixes me dinner. He gets my medicine together. At 4 am, when I couldn't breathe and was coughing up a lung, he fixed me hot tea to soothe my throat and made sure I was comfortable so I could sleep. I know I don't talk about all of the wonderful things my husband does for me, it makes me sound spoiled (which I am) and lazy (which I probably am, too). My husband enjoys doing things for other people. It's just in his nature. If it wasn't me, it would be one of the kids. He rubs their backs to go to sleep, he fixes their plates, he wa…

Why I Love "The Goldbergs"

I don't see a lot on Facebook or in the news about the ABC TV comedy "The Goldbergs," and frankly, it makes me sad. This show is one of my new favorites and I'd like to think I have pretty great taste in TV shows, especially TV shows that aren't always on the "grid" of popularity. Why do I love "The Goldbergs," you ask? Well, for starters, what is this show about? This show is about a family of 5, along with their grandpa, set in the 80's. Yep, the 80's. Score "1" just because of the decade. Basically, the creator, Adam Goldberg, used to video record home movies of his family as a kid. He uses a clip from these actual moments and creates an episode around them (at the end, he shows the actual footage, which is the coolest part, in my opinion). This show is incredibly inventive with storylines and incredibly nostalgic. Every episode transports me back to my youth - the music, the clothes, the d├ęcor in the house, the toys, th…

Family Photo Shoot

So, since Jason and I have started taking professional pictures, we have always had a family photographer. Allison is wonderful and we love her dearly. She shot our very first family photos, our engagement pictures, my bridal pictures, and our wedding, along with other pictures along the way. Allison is so talented and I KNEW when I got her for our wedding as a college freshman, we were in good hands. A few months ago, she decided to move out of Texas. I was so sad because I knew she'd be here sometimes to visit family, but not always. But, I was always hesitant to find another photographer because I felt like I was cheating!! Well, this wonderful photographer has been photographing families at our church and her pictures have always turned out beautifully, so when she was giving away a free Valentine's mini-session, I just had to throw my name in the hat! And I was so psyched when her adorable daughter pulled my name out of the hat and we won!! The name of her business is 3 …