21 Months x3

by katherine on 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 about 21 months old, then proceeded to search my iphoto for photos of the girls at about that same age. This is what I found…

Rylee – Feb. 2010
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Reese – April 2014IMG_6992

Lincoln – July[ish] 2016DSC_0029

Yes, Reese is sitting on the toilet. Turns out that girl did not smile very much when she was that age. That was the best photo I could find that wasn’t her mean-muggin or with a binkie stuffed in her face hole.

I think Reese & Lincoln look SO much alike. I’ve always thought it, but now seeing them at about the same age, it really shows.

I don’t remember Rylee having such CHEEKS. She is so slender now, it’s hard to remember 6 years ago. Also… SIX years ago!? Holy moly.

I definitely think all the kiddos have the same nose in these photos.

I wish I had a photo in here on Lincoln without a hat on, because it’s so funny to me how I have 3 kiddos that all look so similar but all have very different hair colors… and how it’s been like that since the day they were born. Rylee with the red hair, Reese with the light brown/dirty blond, and Lincoln is a total toe head.

I also wish the photo of Lincoln wasn’t quite so dark. But fixing that would take time and well… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I can’t wait to do this again in the future. I love how much my siblings and I all look alike. In all honesty, it makes me feel more connected to them and I’ve always hoped my kiddos share that too.

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Reese Said What!? – Boss Lady Edition

by katherine on 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 are pretty good about leaving me alone.

But without fail, every single time I come out of the room, whether it’s to get more coffee, pour a glass of water, grab a snack, etc. this conversations happens:

Me: ::opens door, walks through living room::
Reese: “Mom!?”
Me: “Yes, Reese?”
Reese: “Are you done working for the week?”
Me: “No Reese, not yet.”
Reese: “Oh… well then why are you out here?”

We may need to work on her interpersonal skills a bit, but her management skills will be on point!

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It’s FriYay! – two weeks worth edition

by katherine on June 24, 2016

So I missed last week… that’s why I can never commit to these sorts of things. Par for the course.

Last week I spent Sunday – LATE Thursday on my trip to Texas. Friday I spent working most of the day, then when Rylee got home from her last day of school for the year I hung out with the fam the rest of the day. Then the weekend we had a Tball tourney and Father’s Day.

Awesome things from that week:

1. Super productive time in Texas. I am SO stoked for this new job.

2. The food in Texas. Oh my gosh the food. Tex Mex, BBQ, fried chicken… it was all so delicious!

3. Rylee’s team got 3rd in the tournament!

Photos from that week:

FaceTime with the circus is always entertaining.

TEXAS! This cookie so so dang good.

Rylee and her trophy!

Awesome things from this week…

1. This work week went by really really fast. I guess that happens when you’re stoked about your work and you’re nice and busy.

2. I got to catch up with some old coworkers for lunch.

3. The girls started swimming lessons.

4. I knocked 42 seconds of my mile!

5. After unintentionally taking the entire week off of working out while I was in Texas, I was happy with how committed and motivated I was to get back at it when I got home.

6. I’ve been starting work at 6 AM to be in line with my counterparts at HQ in Texas. It’s been pretty awesome because a) I’m always up by that time anyway and b) I’m done working at like 3:30 each day giving me more with to spend with the family!

Photos from this week…

Day 1 of swimming! This one is pretty sweet story… we got there 10-15 minutes early and Reese was watching the same lessons that she would be starting. She was all excited about it but when she saw the kiddos bobbing under water, she got kinda quiet and then reached for Rylee’s hand.

I don’t normally take pics like this, but I was doing the fit tests for the fitness challenge I’m doing.

Rylee did my workout with me yesterday. I LOVE that she’s into fitness!

Summers are for after dinner walks to the back of the property!

Oh this girl… she woke up at 5:15 Am “wide awake, mom!” Then when I told her to climb in bed with me she was passed out within 10 minutes.

Next week I’m looking forward to…

That’s actually a really good question.

1. The girls and I are running in our first 5k race tomorrow with Auntie Julia and Auntie Kelli! We also have some friends doing the race too. Andy and the other dad are planning on tailgating the event and making breakfast burritos for us when we’re done with the race!

2. Getting back to my regularly scheduled lunches with my bestest.

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It’s FriYay! On a Saturday.

June 11, 2016

This is why I shouldn’t commit to things! Already dropping the ball on week 2. If I cared more, I might be disappointed in myself. But as the reigning champ of world’s okayest mom, I’m mostly just… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway. Moving on! This last week was pretty great… 1. It was family filled! Shopping with K2 […]

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It’s FriYay!

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I like to keeps things on the lighter side. Always looking for the best in things. I mean, yes, things are definitely shitty sometimes, but there should be a way to find something good, right? Anyway, I thought it’d be fun to look back on the week and highlight a few of the awesome things […]

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Fashion Police Friday – Regular Day Edition

June 3, 2016

Reese is super into skirts and dresses. I remember Rylee going through this stage around the same age too. But Reese is also obsessed with long sleeve shirts… as in, that’s all she ever wants to wear. Even when it’s WAY too hot for them. Anyway, this particular day was nothing special. Just a regular […]

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That Circus Life

May 25, 2016

Life is a circus, guys. Yes, of course I love my kiddos. And of course I wouldn’t trade them for the world. And of course I can’t imagine my life without them. Full hands, full heart. Yada, yada, yada. I know they mean well, but when people say “cherish every moment” I can’t help but […]

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Reese Said What? – Bath Time Edition

May 23, 2016

Scene: Standing next to the bathtub, waiting for the water to warm up so she can take a bath. Reese: ::while holding up her arm:: “Mom, you want to smell my armpit?” Me: “Nope” Reese: ::Tries to smell it herself:: Me: “How does it smell?” Reese: “Pretty good.” ::pauses…:: “want to smell it now?” Me: […]

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The Circus Meets Their Cousin

May 20, 2016

So, back in January my sister, K1, had a baby! It’s the first cousin on my side. My first niece or nephew. This last Saturday I took the kiddos up to meet their sweet cousin George! Yes, he is 4 months old and I just now took the kids up to meet him. And even […]

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Fashion Police Friday – 5.13.16

May 17, 2016

Oh my sweet, sweet Reesie Bug! You guys remember that little weekly installment I used to do called “Friday Fashion Police” where I would highlight one of Rylee’s AWESOME outfits from the week? Well my friends, Reese is prime age for picking out her own outfits and figuring out her unique style. I hadn’t been […]

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