Monthly Archives: October 2016

Friday Ramblings

– Living in Chicago for 5 plus years you can’t help but be super excited the Cubs finally made it to the World Series. I am the most excited for many of my die hard friends who get to finally see this happen! My dad also told me today that my grandpa was a huge fan and he and my mom has memories of him listening to the games on the radio.

– We went on a date this week. Trying to be intentional about it, even when it seems like more work and a hassle during this chapter of our lives. I get stressed trying to pick up the house and and the kids fed before we leave. I want to care less about the having a messy house, but I can’t help I still have some self preservation.

– I watched the cheesiest movie on Netflix, but I LOVED it. It’s called Heart of the Country. It was like one of those Hallmark, feel good movies, but it was so good!!

–  We have this clock for Nola. You can set it so that it lights up green when she can leave her room. It hasn’t been reset since she started school and we finally changed it because she’s been waking up way too early these days (5:30!!). Well we accidentally set the alarm rather than the light and when we heard it go off when CJ ran in her room this morning and he found Nola under the covers!! She’s so stinkin cute and cracks us up!!! Needless to say if there’s anything beeping, like maybe a fire detector, she won’t leave the room and put the blankets over the head. Promise we are working on that! And rest assured we have changed the clock!

– I made these cinnamon rolls today and they were good! They really weren’t that hard either, it’s just takes some time for the dough to rise. Make them, you will be happy!

– During football season we now have become the typical WI family that wears badger gear each Saturday. It’s so comical for us especially, but I also kind of love it.

Hope you all have a good weekend! On our list of things to do is carving our pumpkins.

Friday Rambling

I will probably say this the entire year, but I would really be ok with Nola going to school Monday through Thursday. I guess I’d just like the have a 3 day weekend with my girl. Every week these days seems that much more busy! But tonight when putting Jonas down I just can’t help but feel so grateful for these tired, busy and crazy days. I recently read something along the lines where these were the good days: the kids are still in the house, parents are alive and well and can’t help but be so thankful for this chapter in our lives. But at the same time already mourning because this won’t be like this forever. Oh life why do you have to be so hard sometimes!!

– Yesterday I made applesauce, brownies, lunch & dinner (that’s not something out of the ordinary) and green smoothies. So by the end of the day the house smelled like heaven thanks to the applesauce, but also looked like my kitchen blew up. I often feel like all I do is make food and do dishes ALL FREAKIN DAY LONG.

– Nola loves playing pretend makeup and sometimes I let her put real makeup on me. While putting it on me the other night she had a very concerned look. I asked her what was wrong and her response, “oh nothing, it’s just your face.” I literally died.

– I would love any inventive imaginative advice on playing trucks. Jonas would like to play that ALL day long and I lose passion guys.

Life’s good and I’m thankful.

Apple Picking – 2016


There was a stretch awhile back where it was raining for days in a row and FINALLY there was a break so we took advantage and went apple picking. Along with going to pumpkin farms, this is a family highlight we love doing in the fall. This year we went to Appleberry Farms and it was perfect. It wasn’t too far to where we live and it was small and manageable…perfect for our little kiddos. I also should mention they had the best brats with this apple relish that was to die for. CJ was pretty pumped to eat any of the kid’s leftovers. We all had a really great time and Nola’s ready to do it again 🙂

Here’s some photos if you care to see:

dsc_0070 this boy is in heaven at this moment. tears getting him off 🙁 dsc_0097 dsc_0106 love this photo so much
dsc_0131 dsc_0125 guys i’m fully aware of how fortunate i am to be these kiddos mama. this gig of being mom has been truly the best thing!!! dsc_0117 this photo speaks volumes and best describes a typical moment in our day. so glad to have this captured!! dsc_0141 dsc_0138 dsc_0150 dsc_0154 have i mentioned lately that i’m obsessed with this kid?!?

First Day of School

We’ve been trying to get into the groove with school and honestly it’s been hard to get into a good routine. We are getting there, but I actually was thinking, ‘man I can’t wait until it’s summer and we don’t have to be so rushed‘. Which of course is super sad and hilarious since we have practically the whole year yet! But at the same time school’s been such a good thing. Nola loves it and we are so thankful how she’s become so well adjusted. I mentioned to a couple of people how I always think about homeschooling, but since we aren’t world travelers (we can all hope, right?) and we are staying put these days, I think this works best for our family.

Here’s photos on the first day. We of course needed to dig up another backpack for sweet Jonas boy because he needs to be doing anything sisters doing.

dsc_0006 this photo is a good depiction of my two kiddos. jonas is so happy he’s included and nola’s miss thing! gah i love these two silly!
dsc_0004 img_1189 i don’t say it enough but nola is a really good egg and sister!! she loves her little brother so much. img_1188 we are proud of this little girl and so thankful for her! nola i pray you have an amazing year!!!