growing up

Six Whole Years

by katherine on June 2, 2014

I swear I didn’t forget about my kid’s birthday this year. Life has just been hectic and such. Her birthday came and went like a blur. We had our first ever not-at-home party and it was pretty great. We did a bowling party, complete with little plastic bowling trophies for each of the 9 kiddos. […]

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Taco Tuesday

by katherine on May 15, 2014

We’ve been pretty die-hard Taco Tuesday fans in our house for a while now…so long that I can’t actually remember when it started. Over the course of our Taco Tuesdays we’ve even converted a number of people to following along. It often comes up in conversation at daycare drop off or pick up…especially on Tuesday […]

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A 21 month update

by katherine on April 23, 2014

Is that a thing? Eh whatever, considering my lack of consistent blogging these days I’ll go ahead and make it a thing. Reese, you turned 21 months last weekend. You have been changing and growing so much recently that I wanted to take a minute to document it before I forget it. Food: You still […]

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Pregnancy with a Side of Guilt

by katherine on April 22, 2014

Finding out that you are unexpectedly pregnant when you’ve already decided you’re done is markedly different that unexpectedly getting pregnant with your first baby a year ahead of your desired timeline. It does weird things to your psyche. Shouldn’t I be excited? Aren’t all babies supposed to be considered a blessing? Doesn’t this mean it […]

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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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T-Ball is going to be awesome!

by katherine on April 2, 2014

Just enough time for a quick post from my phone but…You guys? Can I just say how excited I am that Ry is playing T-ball? She had a blast at the skills assessment last night.

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Currently…Reese at 18 Months

by katherine on January 24, 2014

Reesie-bug, last weekend you turned 18 months old. One and a half years you’ve been with our family now. Life is crazy, but that’s status quo these days and you fit right in. In the vein of “life is crazy” your 18 month well-check isn’t for over a month yet. So, instead of that typical […]

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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 […]

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Christmas Magic

by katherine on January 14, 2014

The moment of Christmas Magic officially hit me this year. It came at about 10:30 PM on Christmas Eve as I flopped myself down on the couch after the last gift was assembled…completely exhausted. I pictured the look on Rylee’s face when she saw the pile of gifts under {and around} the tree. How she […]

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Family Traditions

by katherine on November 15, 2013

I’ve shared here before about how I grew up hunting with my dad. And how it’s a passion I’m hoping to pass down to my girls. The actual hunting is only a part of it. We don’t hunt for the trophies, we hunt for the meat…as a way to provide for our family. Once the […]

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