Deployment was something we were dreading desperately, we knew it was coming but we had gotten comfortable in our lives without it!! The last time Nick deployed, I was a spry 22, pregnant with our Eli, chasing a toddler, and life looked much much different. We’ve cherished the last several years without the burden of
Happy happy Christmas! The holidays were a whirlwind for us with deployment impending, it felt like a looming cloud while we tried to get all the things done. We squeezed in festive holiday things though and I’m so grateful for these memories! Sharing (and saving for me!) some of our holiday decor, festive activities, puppy
Halloween is favorite in our house.. and all of our friends know it! The bar is set high and honestly, we have so much fun coming up with costumes and decorations each year. We spent 3 weeks in hotels between the end of September and closing on our house on October 15th, so that gave
I wasn’t sure the kids would get the traditional “back to school” this year, with our move to Florida coming up in a few short weeks, we really had to contemplate whether to have them start school here only to leave 3-5 weeks later. I was thinking about homeschooling (props to all you mamas
Buying a house is NOT for the faint of heart, this process has been so taxing!! But also, so exciting and rewarding. The pieces have truly fallen together for our big move back to Florida, we were as surprised as most when we got the news! That’s how it goes with PCS military moves though.
Boy moms will know what I mean when I say, parenting a tween boy (ages 8-12) is HARD but rewarding! It’s such an age of exploration for them, and a learning stage as a parent! We are so grateful for this time with our middle guy, he turned 8 this past week and I wanted
The kids have officially finished the 2018-2019 school year!! I always want to remember what they looked like, I’m so grateful to have photos to look back on!!
We officially have a second and fourth grader! Ahhhh. It’s hard to even say that out loud… errr type those words. They were so excited to meet their new teachers, start at a new school, and get back into a routine (I think that last one is mainly me.. I’m sure they could’ve gone on
I talked a little bit about this at the New Year but since my absolute favorite company is launching their 2018 planners, I thought it’d be the perfect time to chat again! I am slightly (read: A LOT) paper obsessed and I’ve been fiercely loyal to the Emily Ley Simplified planner brand for many years