Full of Awesome

Opening day!

by katherine on April 7, 2014

We walked in the house hungry, exhausted and covered in a fine layer of dirt mixed with sun block. My once white shirt was no more and my pants were covered in gold fish cracker crumbs. We all got washed up and I rushed to put dinner on the table…only an hour later than normal. […]

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Rylee Speak

by katherine on January 16, 2014

Every kid has certain words they say funny. It’s one of those things that as a parent, you hope they never outgrow because you know when they do, they’re officially not-so-little anymore. Rylee has a few and I love each and every one of them. So much so, that I’ve found myself saying them her […]


What a year.

by katherine on December 31, 2013

As I round out my vacation I’ve found myself with a few hours at home alone with the quiet. Instead of ticking away at my to-do list, I decided to open up my laptop for only the second time in about two weeks. This vacation has been a much-needed restart, but I’ll come back to […]


Our new Saturdays

by katherine on November 9, 2013

Back when soccer sign up flyer came home from school with Rylee I admitted here that up until now I’ve purposefully avoided any real organized activities/sports for her. She wasn’t interested in playing soccer and I was totally fine with that. In fact I was happy about it because I couldn’t imagine adding one more […]



by katherine on October 22, 2013

Where do I begin…5 is simultaneously blowing my mind and making me want to cry. Five is full of big, huge monumental things…not only for the little 5 year old, but also the parents. Five brings kindergarten. And new friends. And packing a lunch every day. Five brings out the wacky and the sweet. Five […]


When no one is watching…

by katherine on September 27, 2013

Miss Rylee, There are moments as a parent that will stop you in your tracks. Last weekend was one of those moments for me. Ten, twenty, even thirty years from now you may not remember that day, but I will. Your dad, sister, you and I piled in the car and headed over to Bend […]


Scenes from the Weekend

by katherine on September 18, 2013

Oh man friends, last weekend is exactly what I needed…not only was it picture perfect, it was in fact, perfect all the way around. I kicked off the weekend with a girl’s night at a winery down the road from my house. Good food. Good friends. Good wine. Win-win-win. The girls slept in until almost […]



by katherine on July 15, 2013

We spent months anticipating our trip to Hawaii for my sister’s wedding. Then we blinked and it was over. On one hand, it was amazing. On the other, it was exhausting. This was mine & Andy’s first vacation* since our honeymoon almost 8 years ago. This was both the girls’ first plane rides and trip […]


Throwback Thursday…and uncanny timing

by katherine on May 16, 2013

You’re all familiar with the Throwback Thursday meme running around the interwebs, yes? Well, things around here are busy. Rylee’s 5th birthday is this Saturday. And to top it off, we have kindergarten information night at her soon-to-be school. Cue the mama nostalgia. And cue the uncanny timing for a Throwback Thursday post. 2008- Fresh […]


Birthday Interview Prep

by katherine on May 1, 2013

It’s May 1st and you know what that means! Oh you don’t? Well, it means Little Miss Rylee will be turning 5 years old in 17 more days. FIVE years old. ONE WHOLE HAND! This is a big deal, folks. Back when Rylee was two, I started a “birthday interview” tradition that has been really […]