Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Monday!

Well, it's 11:00 on Sunday night and Dave and I just finished cleaning up from the best impromptu Easter dinner/party and shenanigans and I have about 7000 photos to sort through and an appointment with a US Customs and Immigration agent in the morning.

  I'll be back tomorrow with a fun little recap and I'm so hoping that you had the BEST weekend with family and friends.  

HAPPY Monday, friends!!!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!!  We made it through Birthday Week and had a blast doing it :)  I'm pretty much about 80% cake right now and joked that I've been working on building up my sugar tolerance for Easter.  #bringit

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mason Macaroni

My kids LOVE macaroni and cheese.  I think all of them would put it in their top 3 foods if they had to make a list.  That said, I've made and tried some pretty fantastic mac and cheese recipes that Dave and I have loved and they have enjoyed but there hasn't been a single one that they've gone crazy for... until now.  This one looked super simple, extra cream and didn't call for breadcrumbs so I gave it a go and have made it weekly since :) We lovingly refer to it as "Mason Mac and Cheese" since he assisted in the first batch and I don't see that name going anywhere anytime soon.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy Birthday, Griffin

Happy Birthday, Griffin JOY!!!  I've thought about what I wanted to write down and remember on your birthday this year and I keep coming back to something one of your teachers said last week... "Griffin loves EVERYTHING!"  You're always willing to try something new, go on an adventure and you genuinely LOVE new experiences.  You love coloring, you love school, you love rainbows, you love animals, you love laser tag and you LOVE your brothers.  

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Happy Birthday, Mason

Mason West is EIGHT today and while in some ways I can't believe that my teeny 6 lb little guy is another year older I also CAN believe it because he has reminded me each and every day for about a month that he's getting older :)  And in response I have been taunting him with an overly dramatic lip synced rendition of "Always be my baby" by Mariah Carey :) 

Mason has had a BIG year... he's grown leaps and bounds through vision therapy which has led to so many HUGE changes in his attitude and even personality in and out of school.  He's confident and assured and still SO MUCH FUN.  You want Mason on your team... he's fiercely loyal and absurdly enthusiastic.  He loves BIG and is passionate about what he likes (and doesn't like).  

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mason and G's Ultimate Recess Party

When discussing birthday party themes/activities and plans Mason and Griffin both got SUPER excited about having ALLLL of their friends out to the "circle" at MCA to scooter, ride bikes and play.  We dubbed it their "ultimate recess" party, sent out the invitations and started praying for good weather :) 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday Favorites - Walmart Spring Finds for Girls

Happy Friday, friends!!!

Erika, Narci and I are teaming up and all sharing our FAVORITES and we'd love it if you'd grab our graphic and join us!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Amish Sugar Cookies

I've had great success with a couple of Amish bread recipes and I was really excited to try out this Amish sugar cookie recipe.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

March Family Video

March was a BUSY month full of a lot of fun adventures and this is probably my favorite video so far!  I'm still loving this little project and can't imagine NOT having these memories captured on video.  If you haven't started making family movies yet GET ON IT!!!  I promise it's worth it!

PS - if you're not already subscribed to  my YouTube channel I'd LOVE IT if you'd head that way and subscribe!)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Family Fiesta

Hey, friends! Sunday was our annual "Family Fiesta" where we celebrate all three kids birthdays with our families.  Since their birthdays are so close together and we typically have had three separate parties for the kids this idea came about as a way to simplify the time requests for our family members and really give grandparents and aunts and uncles some quality time with the kids instead of being part of the crowd at a kid party ;)  It's now our very favorite birthday tradition and is a night that my kids look forward to all year long!  I love that this tradition will live on LONG after the days of kid parties and I hope that my three always love celebrating their birthdays together. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Luke's Laser Tag Birthday Party

Friday night we celebrated Luke's birthday with what has been dubbed "the most epic awesome birthday party EVER!" :)

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!   Erika Narci and I are all sharing our FAVORITES from the week and we'd love it if you'd join us!  Just link back to one (or all!) of us, grab our graphic and link up at the bottom of the post.
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