Thursday, August 17, 2017


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

sweet sassy molassey

I cut and dyed my hair a month or so ago, and Birdie decided she wanted to look just like me. Which is sweet, because I dyed my hair so I could look more like her. 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

model children

When you need to run an ad for pics at this location and you don't have any examples of pics at this location? Make your kids be your models, of course.

Birdie was not happy with my choice of styling. But, I mean, COME ON. Is this Italian Vogue, or what? I love it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

sunrise service

My darling girl. Oh, how you make my heart happy. I will always remember the time you asked me to wake you up early so you could go with me to the beach to see the sun come up on Easter. I love you so much, and I can't think of a happier way to spend my time than holding your hand and walking together talking about life.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong.

Our school decided to have a Mommy/Son school dance--sock hop style. Obviously, I had the most handsome date there.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

toddlers and tiaras

Technically, it was called "Ties and Tiaras." This year's Daddy/Daughter dance pics: 

Here's one the photographer sent. Cuties!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Hello, cute little model. Check out my full Valentine' Day post on

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


We just came back from a whirlwind trip to Atlanta for Daney's wedding. 
My poor Texas babies. We were walking around Decatur on a beautiful but chilly morning before the wedding, and Birdie says, "I know this is Hotlanta, but I am freezing!"
This was Birdie's first wedding. She was counting down the days for about a month.

She was definitely into it. Are you surprised?

Oh, my darling boy. This sweet, sweet child had just gotten over a nasty stomach bug the day before. I almost left the boys at home because he was so sick, but he really wanted to go. He did fine on the flight and at the wedding. Little did I know, 7 hours after this, we'd be requesting all new linens for the hotel room bed from the, grossness. Too much partying, not enough recovering.

The best table in the house:

Congratulations, friends!

Look who was handed a bouquet from the bride herself?

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

here we go, go, go

This little family of 4 has been going like crazy and enjoying these beautiful Texas days. I hope life is grand for you! xoxo

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

the chonmage: it's his signature look

Just the facts:
favorite color: orange
favorite way to wear a shirt: collar popped
favorite hairstyle: samurai ponytail
favorite mode of transportation: school bus
Loves kinder? Yes!
For school picture day, this was the outfit he picked out. When we got the pictures back, they had put down his collar (he has always worn it popped since he was a baby and did it himself) and his signature ponytail (seriously, everyone knows him by this ponytail look and some of the other kids have started wearing it) was cut out of the picture. I was bummed that he had put so much thought into it and they changed it, so I figured we'd recreate it. And, voilĂ ! Here's his official kinder photo.

And now for my most favorite part that I've been waiting 5 1/2 years kinder family pics are complete!

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Winston has been doing so well in school. He gets a daily behavior chart mark. A couple of times a week, he gets a "wow!" which means he's gone above and beyond for the day. I told him that once he earned his 10th one, he'd get a special gift from our favorite toy store. He picked out this cool Angry Birds bow and arrow set.

Ski goggles and Momma's gloves. Now he's official.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

great unexpectations

Before I was a parent, I could only guess about what it would truly be like. 
One aspect I never really thought about? 
The hours and hours AND HOURS I'd spend standing in lines so my kids can have their faces painted. 
Have they ever asked me to do it at home? I would! 
But, nope.
Having a face painted at a festival is apparently the only way to do it.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Birdie, like a bird.

Before Birdie started kindergarten, I taught her to explain her name by saying, "Birdie, like a bird." She talks in such a soft little voice and some people think it's "Bertie," so I offered that as a solution to help people understand what she was saying. 
Following that explanation, Winston (who was 3 at the time), called her "Birdielikeabird" for about a year. 

Here's Birdie's first big art assignment from her fancy art class she's taking. She promptly mailed it off to Big Daddy and Bebe. At least she let me take a picture of it first.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's a beautiful day.

Don't let it get away.

Monday, October 3, 2016

we could ride the surf together

Just another afternoon of playing in the ocean and "surfing" together.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

all the wishes

I told Winston the other day to go tell his dad to mow the lawn before we get kicked out of the neighborhood. 
He said, "But, momma! What about all the wishes?! There are millions of wishes out there."
Yes. He really is that sweet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

juice box hero

This kid is killin' kindergarten. So proud. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016