Friday, November 30, 2018

around here.

around here Kevin had his first shift at the firehouse.  Was a rough night for me at home, but it'll get better with time.
around here jumping in at swim lessons!  This annoying chair is always in the way for photos, I think it's for old peeps to get in and out of the pool maybe?  No idea.  But she's still loving these lessons, we have a few more left for the year.
around here sleeping in my fire fighter leggins Kev got me.
around here the move has started. 

The time has come to pack up our house!  Dealing with loan people is super frustrating and I would never want to be in that business.  Needing every piece of information that was ever made it seems like, changing dates, not knowing dates, all wrapped up together is not really fun.  It's been super crazy around here lately, and I can't wait for it to be over.  I can't wait to be settled into our new home.  But as with anything that comes with moving, you have to jump through some hoops to get there.  Hopefully less hoops, but either way we're being super patient through all of this.

What's up for this weekend, packing boxes, moving boxes, packing boxes, and moving more boxes.  Hadley is having her first friend birthday party in the midst of all this move stuff.  It was hard to plan around this move, but you have to celebrate your kid's birthday right?  She is super excited to see her friends outside of school!

Happy weekend everyone!  Wish us luck with the move and all the last minute changes that come with it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

dear Hadley / 4 years old.

Dear Hadley,

Every year around your birthday, I look at the photos of your life so far.  I still can't believe we made it this far.  You keep growing into this little lady that I absolutely adore.  Each year you get older, I keep saying this is the best age.  It really does get better and better.

You constantly make me smile with your off the wall random sayings, animated facial expressions, and zest for life.  I wish I could freeze these moments, this age, because they are the most beautiful yet.  It's hard to grasp, but I try to just be in the moment with you as much as I can because I'll never get this golden time with you again.

Watching you grow and take everything in this world has to offer you, is the best job I'll ever have in my life.  These days with you are the best.  Just best.  I can't think of any other word to describe it, but I am so glad I get to be your Mama.  You are truly amazing.  I hope you always stay just that way because life with you is my favorite.

Happy 4th Birthday my sweet girl.

Love you,

(Photo via : K Herman)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

good luck.

Wishing my husband lots of good luck today! 

You will do great babe, love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2018

around here.

around here she was super excited to show Grandad what she can do at swim lessons.
around here getting my picture taken from a 3 year old's iPhone 4.
around here deep thoughts about not having a pool anymore.

Happy weekend people!  This was a short week, but felt like it went on forever.  It's a cold one up ahead for this weekend, but hopefully the sunshine will pop out a little bit.  What's going on this weekend is, watching the Bearcats tonight, hanging with my parents tomorrow, and then celebrating another friend turning 40!  Looking forward to soaking up these last few weekends of 2018!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

hadley / november.

I will be documenting Hadley this year by giving monthly updates on what she is up to!
This is what Hadley has been up to in November 2018.

DRINKING:  Huggies.

READING:  Hasn't been into reading much this month.

PLAYING:  Legos and using them as fire extinguishers.

WEARING:  Nike gym shoes.

EATING:  Pizza lunchables and grapes.

WATCHING:  Peter Rabbit.

ENJOYING:  Swim lessons at the YMCA.


Friday, November 9, 2018

around here.

around here voted!  You can read more about that here.
around here she is still loving swim lessons.  We did the same level a second time around, and so happy we did.
around here my car hit the 50k mark!
around here brought one of Hadley's school art projects to work for my door!

It's a cold blistery Friday around here, but so glad it's the weekend!  We are celebrating a young man turning 14!  Mister Brady that is.  He's getting so tall and hearing him talk in the middle of puberty is hilarious.  Let's hope for some sunshine, even if it is cold it's a lot more manageable with the sun shining in our faces!

Happy weekend folks!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

just vote.

Each election I feel like I say the same thing, but I'll keep saying it because I believe it's so important.  Every single one of us has the chance to make a difference each election.  The feeling of going into the polls and voting feels so liberating to me.  As I walk out and get my "voted" sticker, I feel so proud to be able to contribute to each election that we have.

So go out there and make your vote count.

Just vote.

Monday, November 5, 2018

from the weekend.

We celebrated my dear friend turning 40 this past weekend, she was the first of our friends to turn the big 4-0!  Had a blast!!! 
George was all out of sorts because Hadley was driving her Minnie Mouse car around his bed, and he was a tad scared.  Just look at that face!
Is this not the coolest thing ever?  My parents gave this to Kevin for his birthday.  It's a glass block that sits on top of a light, with his picture inside sort of like a halogen type thing. Super cool!

We had a pretty chill weekend.  Cleaned house, played with the kids, and celebrated a big friend's birthday.  Good times.

Happy Monday! 

Friday, November 2, 2018

around here.

around here playing soccer in the backyard when the weather was semi-warm.
around here celebrated Daddy's birthday!
around here hanging with her favorite cousin bestie at dinner!

Happy first Friday in November!  It's the weekend, and it's cold outside.  Been wearing my favorite boots a lot this week, along with some winter dresses too.  And then you have my daughter, who wants to wear flip flops still.  She is my child.

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween 2018.

For the second year in a row, she went as the little mermaid. The funny part about it is, she hasn't seen the actual movie all the way through, she'll only watch part of the beginning.  Have you tried buying the actual movie on DVD lately?  I can't find it anywhere over $50!!
It was rainy and not the most fun, we went to a few houses on our street.  Stopped and talked to the neighbors for a little bit, and then called it quits.  Trick-or-treating in the rain isn't fun!
Her in this wig just cracks me up.  She always pushes it back so her entire forehead shows, it's so cute!
Our little pumpkins, glowing in the rain.

It was a short and sweet Halloween this year, maybe next year will be better weather.  But still fun to see our little mermaid all dressed up, and get excited for candy.  Happy November 1st!!!