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beau turns two!

I can’t believe Beau turned two last week! When we took him to his two year check up, the doctor told us he is basically the size of a three year old. What?! I believe it though, he eats like no other! He is as sweet as can be and absolutely loves Cars. He is constantly carrying around hot wheels and it is too cute. We love him so much! We didn’t take many but here are a few photos from his birthday :)

…My mom bought him these glasses and he thought they were the coolest things!  Haha :)

  

the days may be long…

“The days may be long but the years are short” ….that little phrase goes through my mind many days of the week. Most definitely on the days that seem  especially loooong. The days when I’m ready for a break, even two minutes- of quiet, of stillness. With three little ones my days are constantly busy but it is a busyness I have never experienced before. It is a busy-ness of somewhat mundane tasks (ahem, picking up cheerios off the floor or making macaroni and cheese) but I do know that this time passes so quickly. Beau turned TWO this week and it was just another reminder of how the years fly by. My hope and prayer is that I will not take these days for granted, ever. They won’t always be so little, I won’t always be picking those cheerios up off the floor…and one day I’ll look back and realize that little phrase sure is true. I hope to treasure all of these moments with them and store them up! :)

My sweet and happy (and chubby) girl! (Also, how adorable is this lace bomber jacket from Evy’s Tree?! My favorite staple in my closet right now! :) )

  

I love this post! It’s such a good reminder and I love your cute pictures!

easter!

Love Easter and I was so thankful that this Easter we were all healthy (last year we were all so sick!) It was so fun to see the kids go through their baskets and go on a little easter egg hunt at my parents’. Leland is at the age where he is starting to understand the true meaning of Easter which is so awesome. We had brunch that my mom made (and was mmm delicious!) Here are a few photos from our Easter….

Reagan in her Easter dress :)

The boys! Love them so. And the only way sometimes to get them to take a picture is to say “give him a hug!”….then they’ll hold still for a second ;)

My mom always adds the sweetest touches to everything! Love how she made Easter so special.

A little egg hunt….

…and a little bunny! hehe :)

  

beach trip pt 1.

A couple weeks ago we all went to Florida and it was absolutely amazing! To be honest, I am still missing it like crazy. It had been such a long winter. Jay and I were both tired of the cold, of being cooped up, of the countless house showings we’ve had…so we were very ready for a break :) The kids loved the beach, the warm weather, swimming…it was so nice! Was traveling with three little ones difficult? Yes, in some ways it wasn’t always easy. The drive to Florida and the drive home the kids were so good (mostly thanks to our handy dvd player…) If it wasn’t for the double stroller we rented, it would have been different. We were able to walk to the beach, to eat, and to take walks so it was pretty convenient. The first  day was the most difficult with the kids adjusting to a different schedule but after that- so worth it! It was so much fun seeing them play by the ocean and walking with them on the beach…I already can’t wait to go back. Here’s a few photos from our trip and I’ll post more in a day or two!

How we spent our days by the beach….Reagan slept or hung out in the stroller while the boys played :)

Beau and his great-grandpa! Loved visiting my grandparents while we were there!

…Reagan loved the beach too ;)

Tons more soon….

  

snow scenes.

Back when it snowed, my dad and I went out on a little day trip to take some pictures out in the country. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do in the winter. When it snows like this, not many people are out so it gives you opportunities to photograph things you normal wouldn’t be able to. I’m definitely not a big fan of winter (like, at all) but when it snows like this…it definitely is beautiful!! :)

These guys were super friendly!

  

snow days.

Since we are on our way home from vacation, I thought it’d be a good time to post some photos of all the snow we’ve had at home lately. The boys loved it! And it really was beautiful (but I am definitely now ready for spring!) Beau was the biggest fan definitely :) It was so, so nice to get away from the cold weather while we were on vacation. ;) Here are a few photos from our snow days…

…I made Jay “model” for me out there ha ha!

…Reagan loved it too ;)

  

These are the cutest pictures! The snow looks so fun. Sometimes I think I am jealous but at the same time I’m loving the sunshine!