Weekly Portrait of My Children 36/52

a weekly portrait of my children, every week, in 2016.


week thirty-six  // scout: has become pretty opinionated these last few weeks, is so crazy stubborn, and say “bless you,” every single time ANYONE sneezes, dogs included.

week thirty-six  // griffin:  can build quite the block tower on his own, loves ketchup and bbq sauce (thauth), and plays really well with all other kids.

Weekly Portrait of My Children 35/52

a weekly portrait of my children, every week, in 2016.


week thirty-five // scout: has started smelling everything and it either smells nice or like a “big poop,” refuses to ride in the wagon or stroller and prefers to “wok” instead, and surprises us everyday with how much she observes.

week thirty-five // griffin: has gotten particular about quite a few things, loooves riding in the wagon during walks, and is quick to give out a compliment.

Our Growing Family

Well.  We have news.

Actual news, not like the time I considered cancelling cable news.


We’re thrilled to announce that we’re adding a new member to our family, expected to arrive in March!

While this little addition, wasn’t exactly planned, we are over the moon.  I’m one of three kids in my family, and Keith one of four, so it was always known that we were hoping to have at least three.

What a difference this pregnancy has been from the start.  I pretty much knew I was pregnant a few weeks in, after I immediately was unable to button my pants.  Apparently by your third kid, your uterus is just waiting to expand to full term.  Nice, right?

The first trimester has been exhausting, but nothing compared to being pregnant with twins, so I can’t exactly complain.  I’ve spent the last three months avoiding most foods, taking lots of “breaks” throughout the day, and going to bed super early.  Luckily, the kids have taken it easy on me, and Keith has been super helpful.

Hoping these next six or seven months go smoothly and allow us a little time to enjoy the last bit of time as a family of four (six, counting our favorite furry loves), before chaos ensues.


A couple bloopers 🙂