It’s FriYay! – Lame Photo Edition

by katherine on September 16, 2016

Let’s be real here… that will probably not be the only time I ever need to use that as the title. Meh. Chock it up to another point for the world’s okayest mom.

Awesome things from this week…

1. I totally killed it on the workouts this week.

2. I’m thanking my past self for pre-prepping healthy/-ish/-er lunch options for the freezer.

3. Andy went and met up with a couple of buddies the other night after work.

4. I updated my phone to iOS10! SO MUCH FUN NEW STUFF!!

5. Lincoln has started asking to sit on the toilet. Nothing has happened yet because of it, but PROGRESS!

Photos from this week…

The kids got to climb around a search and rescue boat at the harvest festival last weekend.

I know I have a billion photos exactly like this one. But this view never gets old.

This creeper was watching me work out one day earlier this week.

Things I’m looking forward to next week…

1. Head to the OSU game tomorrow with my dad and K1! I think I included that in last week’s update. Oh well.

2. Having lunch with an old boss turned friend.

3. Going to our local Lean In lunch. I love being able to connect with other like-minded professional women!

4. I really need to go to Costco. That’s not so much something I’m looking forward to, more like a reminder to myself. Ha.


It’s FriYAY! – Bye, Bye Summer Edition

by katherine on September 9, 2016

Ok so let’s see here. Last I left off on this FriYay thing it was early July. I had a good run. Basically? We were too busy have fun all summer. We had an awesome summer, with some really great adventures and a lot of family time. We hit the coast for a few days, went camping for the first time as a family of 5, I took the kiddos to do karaoke with my mom a couple of time, and we even packed up the family and road-tripped to Wyoming for a long weekend. I had a couple of solo trips in there as well… I did my annual Thread weekend in July and then I had to go to Texas in August for a show. See? Go, go go! I hope to get some photos loaded up from all of our summer fun over the next few weeks. But no promises.

The beginning of a new school year is always a little rough. Andy works super long hours and comes home exhausted (and in pain). The kids all come home from school exhausted and kind of grumpy. I’ve been making the joke that Reese has been riding the struggle bus lately. But I relish in the routine. And the silence!

Awesome things from this week…

1. Rylee’s first day of school!

2 I kicked off another fitness challenge. I spent the whole summer being super lazy about working out. So now that all the kiddos are back to their routine, so am I.

3. Andy and I spent Monday out at his school working to clean up his shop class to get it ready for students. It’s so fun getting to spend one-on-one time with him.

4. Definitely ended this work week on a high note. We got a huge mailing out and I had some really promising calls about some media packages for 2017. I love it when things start falling together!

5. Last weekend we went to a wedding. We left before the dancing started, much to Reese’s dismay. But we rallied by stopping for DQ on our way home. Man, my family cleans up nice!

6. Lincoln was acting tired earlier today and was just sitting at my feet while I was working. I asked if he wanted to sit with me so he climbed up in my lap. Then fell asleep! I honestly don’t know the last time that happened.

Photos from the week…


Lincoln is obsessed with pockets.

Wedding reception shenanigans with my girls.

I get all sorts of heart eyes when I look at this one. She looks like such a little lady.

And then there’s this girl. Her spunk and sense of humor are the literal BEST.

He still puts up with me for now. :)

Lap Nap! Also rocking a sa-weet necklace Reese made for me at school yesterday.

Things I’m looking forward to next week…

1. Rylee starts soccer!

2. My sister, K1, and I are going to an OSU football game with our dad!

3. Tomorrow we’re going to our little town’s fall harvest festival. Should be fun!


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Reese Said What!? – Stinky Linky Edition

by katherine on August 19, 2016

On our road trip last week, I turned around to the back seat to take off Lincoln’s sandals for the next stretch of road. I had no idea he had such stinky feet! The second I removed the sandals the car filled with smelly-boy-feet-stink.

Andy and I looked at each other, kinda laughing he rolled down the windows. Lincoln wasn’t phased… I assume because it was his own stink? Rylee was also unfazed, but only because she was asleep. Reese however, was visibly appalled, asking what that “awful smell” was. When we told her it was Lincoln’s feet, she was more amused than than grossed out.

After the windows were down for a few, the smell had seemed to dissipate. As soon as Andy rolled the windows back up we realized that wasn’t the case. So he rolled them back down.

After a few more minutes of trying to clear out the car, Reese, clearly irritated and disgusted, loudly declared, “THIS STINK IS GOING TO BE STUCK IN MY NOSE FOR A LONG TIME!”

She was not amused.


Pro Tip on Feeding Babies

August 11, 2016

I’ve been texting with some mom-friends this week about the challenges of breastfeeding and pumping and the guilt and resentment and “OH MY GOSH WHY AM I NOT MAKING MORE MILK I AM SO SICK OF THIS” of it all. After 3 kiddos, I’ve been there done that. Ironically enough, world breastfeeding week just wrapped […]

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Reese Said What? – FaceTime Edition

August 7, 2016

I’ve been in Ft. Worth for work over this weekend and was able to FaceTime with the girls Saturday night when they were spending the night at my sister’s house.  Me: “you being good for auntie?” Reese: “yep.” Me: “what’s your sister doing?” Reese: “Ry, come here! I’m facing time mom!” Facing time. I’m still […]

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Reese Said What!? – 4 year old edition

July 20, 2016

Yesterday Reese turned 4. Hard to believe, but I guess that’s how time and math work. We had a pretty low key day because I had a softball game that night so her family party is tomorrow night. The first thing she said when she woke up yesterday was, “IT’S MY BIRTHDAAAYYYY!” {Seriously, how a […]

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It’s FriYay! – Pacific North WET Edition

July 8, 2016

It was a short work week… why do short weeks always screw with me so badly!? I can’t believe it’s Friday. If you remember last week, I was looking forward to planning our first camping trip as a family of 5! But now it’s raining and it’s supposed to continue all weekend. So we’re not […]

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It’s FriYay! July One

July 1, 2016

Awesome Things this week include… 1. Lunch with B! It had been far too long. 2. The kiddos wrapped up their last week of daycare for the summer. 3. Playtime in the water. 4. Mojitos! 5. Wrapping up work every day between 3:30 & 4 PM. What an awesome schedule for summer! Fun pics from […]

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21 Months x3

June 29, 2016

Every once in a while I crack open my laptop and go through old photos. Last weekend I used my real camera to snap a few pics of the kiddos playing in the sprinkler. When I uploaded them it sent me down a rabbit hole. I did a little math to figure out Lincoln is […]

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Reese Said What!? – Boss Lady Edition

June 28, 2016

Overall, working from home has been, and is, amazing. It’s perfect for where our family is in life right now. The kids all still go to daycare during the week, but on Fridays (and in summer) they’re home with Andy. That usually means I’m working from my office set-up with the door shut. The kids […]

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