Saturday, November 29, 2014

48/52 Thanksgiving edition

In a span of a few days we went from frolicking on the beach and jumping into the waves to building a snowman.

As always joining in with Jodi, over at


Saturday, November 22, 2014


A portait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014.
Joining in with Jodi over at
Like their daddy! We got this guitar for Siena awhile back in the hopes that learning to play it would become a part of our homeschool routine. But her interest in it comes and goes- and some days it is more of a toy than an instrument, other days...the whole family gets a turn. Sitting and watching Siena and Reed take turns playing backup for their dad on this cold, snowy day reminded me about the few little things I like about winter- cozying it up at home with my peeps:)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

43/52, 44/52, 45/52 and 46/52

I know, I know! I was so good and each week on time and right at the end this happens....but life happened too! We had a few eventful weeks, from boring work stuff that got in the way to fun stuff, like our 10 year anniversary and my folks visiting for several weeks. These weeks were filled with a Halloween party (we traditionally host one every year), celebration of our anniversary, many many hikes and outings with Siena and Reed's baka and deda. We were desperately trying to get out as much before winter came- and winter is here now with all its might, so I am so glad we did.

So here it is- superbly late: A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2014. As always joining in with Jodi over at

43/52: First there was an early Halloween party. Lot os gory food, stuffing the straw man, apple bobbing, three legged races and other fun...

44/52: after baka and deda arrived there were all sorts of hikes and of course actual Halloween (Reed no longer wanted to be spiderman, so we switched his costume to Bob the Builder- kids nowadays I swear!) I also helped host the Halloween party in Siena's school. 

45/52 and then came more hikes- Lake McBride. 

46/52 And more beautiful hikes (Harvest Preserve)- this was the very last nice day of the year that it was in the upper 60s (18C) and since then it has been bitterly cold and today we got SNOW- lots and lots of snow (not pictured- I am boycotting snow!)

There was also a little 10 year anniversary - with the love of my life. I could not be more in love!

There was also so much more fun that was had: