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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Unorganized! Oh hey, blog. Forgot about you for a bit. Sorry about that. My house is in disarray - I haven't stepped foot into the playroom but if I peek around the corner all I can see are toys, toys and more toys. The toy closet literally threw up in there. The basement is a disaster, too. I started moving things out of the baby's room (our current guest room) but got distracted so now things are just sitting in random places.

It'll be clean again, someday.

We did clean out the garage last weekend and can now park both vehicles in the big, main stall of the garage. All the toys, shelves, lawn tools and extras are over in the 3rd stall and it just makes more sense. I'll call that one a win!

Disney Junior, what else!? It's Wednesday morning and G basically rules the TV until about 10AM when I can get my act together.

Hot coffee. Quickly, so I finish it before Leighton gets up and it gets cold.

Work emails. Snooze alert!

Well, I need to start packing for our weekend up in Sioux Falls. We leave tomorrow night after work to drive up for my sweet cousin's baby shower and to finally celebrate little Maggie! So excited to see my cousins and all their kiddos. Three of my girl cousins and I are pretty close and so far there are S E V E N little girls between us. The little man in my belly won't know what to do with all these ladies! My side of the family is pretty girl-heavy in general so it'll be nice to mix it up come August.

I bought swimsuits for the girls at Old Navy on clearance the other day. $6 and $7 each so a total score! I might need to swing by and see if they have any left so they're all set for summer. I found this one for Leighton and about died when she put it on. Gracyn's is similar to this one, I couldn't find the exact on online. But! I made sure to get her a two-piece now that she's been potty trained for quite some time. I made the mistake of a one-piece for her last summer and trying to get a wet swimsuit up and down when she's jumping around trying not to pee her pants is basically my nightmare. Lesson learned! Ha!

I also have a package being delivered today with a few extra maternity tops. Turns out, people start noticing if you wear the same 3 shirts over and over again... ;)

Frozen mini pancakes for Gracyn. Only the fanciest of breakfasts around these parts! She loves them. Like, really loves them. Like, loves them so much she ate F I F T E E N for breakfast the other morning. Plus a pop tart. It's gross, actually.

But what kind of four-year-old can pound 15 pancakes!?!

A list for a Wal-Mart run later today. We have big plans for this Wednesday! ;)

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Weekend 2017

We had a nice long weekend with family and friends celebrating Easter. My parents came down and we spent the first half of the weekend dying eggs, running errands and playing outside. We hit up Deanna Rose on Saturday playing with the baby goats and enjoying the nice weather. The babies were "full" so we weren't able to feed them bottles of milk this time but Gracyn did love her first ride on the ponies!

Justin and I had a little date night on Saturday night while my parents stayed with the kids. It had been awhile since we snuck away for dinner and it was so nice meeting up with friends for some BBQ and live music. We had fun, even though we all complained of being tired and old!

The Easter Bunny came in time for Sunday morning and lets just say that next year, I'm going to leave a note for that old bunny to bring something other than candy. Stickers, small annoying toys, money. ANYTHING other than 34240293412 jelly beans. ;) The girls were high by 10 am..

We had a small egg hunt in our family room that morning followed by a neighborhood hunt in our cul-de-sac for all the kiddos. The bunny surprised everyone, too, by showing up and taking some pictures with the kids and their families. We hosted my parents and my aunt and uncle for a later-afternoon dinner, more time outside with neighbors and tried to get the girls to bed at a decent hour.

The girls were a straight-up hot mess come Monday morning - the Easter hangover is real - but we had a great little weekend!

Sunday also marked our SIXTH wedding anniversary! Justin and I met 10 years ago this August, which just seems crazy, and I can't believe we've been married 6 years now and are getting ready to welcome our third child. It's been a wild ride but I love having him as my partner in crime! Cheers to many more years ahead!

Easter 2016 | Easter 2015

Friday, April 14, 2017

Five on Friday | Easter Things

Happy Friday and Happy Easter Weekend!


We kicked off the Easter weekend early by dying some eggs yesterday afternoon. I remember doing this as a kid and love watching the girls {and Papa, apparently!} get into it. The eggs all survived, minus the one that broke open when I was trying to boil them, and Leighton's fingertips were stained only a little blue by the time we were done...


We've only know baby boy was a B O Y for a few days but he's already accumulated some goodies compliments of Grandma Sarah!


I'm slowly starting to pin some ideas for his nursery but I have to admit, it's a little hard to shift my focus from all things pink and girly to this whole new boy-mom world! I don't necessarily want to have a "theme" like woodland creatures or sports so I'm not sure how it'll turn out quite yet. 

I definitely LOVE this little DIY project and think it'd be easy enough to incorporate. I also just started following The Trendy Timber on Instagram and am swooning over their wooden signs. Once we decide on a name, I won't be able to order it fast enough!


Gracyn had her little Easter program at school yesterday. The kids did such a good job getting up on stage and singing along to their songs. She also whipped out this pose when I asked if we could take a picture for Daddy since he couldn't make it. I said maybe she should leave her dress down but she insisted on hiking it up "just a lil' bit, k?" In a church. After singing about Jesus. #trouble


In between G's Easter program and the end of her school day, we had some time to kill so we ran a few errands and stopped at a nearby park. It was a beautiful morning and it was so nice to be outside. The weather is supposed to be amazing all weekend long so bring on the egg hunts!

Have a great weekend!