Monday, October 31, 2016


Halloween night. A good distraction from us missing Jack, who is currently staying overnight at the vet following his surgery to get neudered.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


It was pumpkin carving day over here today. Maybe one of these years I'll get in on it too...

Friday, October 28, 2016


Tonight we got to spend time with sweet Nova (and her parents!). What a little doll.

Thursday, October 27, 2016


It's much easier playing tooth fairy this way than with the tooth under the pillow. There's a little pocket at the back of this little guy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Since we only get to pick up Malia's rented Halloween costume tomorrow evening, she went as a baby to her youth party tonight.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I'm loving the pictures TimeHop has been showing me lately from when I did the October Dress Project 3 years ago. Now if only that black dress (worn as a shirt in this picture) still fit me...along with most of the other items I mixed & matched with, I would have a whole lot of outfit ideas again! Maybe one day...afterall, I am making progress!

Monday, October 24, 2016


Gotta say, I'm pretty proud of myself for this newest creation! I made this R2D2 pillow for my nephew, Max. It took way longer than I thought it would and gave me a few headaches along the way, but it turned out alright in the end...and he loved it! He was going to snuggle with it on the ride home. ❤️

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016


Part of my job involves setting up for a coffee time every other Friday afternoon where we invite anyone from the church family to join the office staff for a time of fellowship.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


It had been a long time since I had been out for a walk.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Today I attempted a cute little braid in my hair.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


When you're having a bit of a frustrating day and one of your besties sends you this...

Monday, October 17, 2016


My TimeHop has been reminding me that it was 3 years ago when I did the October Deess Project. I'm glad I'm not doing that again...but I do wish I still fit into that dress!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


I didn't have my own picture for today (besides food pictures) so I'm posting one of Malia's instead. Apparently there was a gorgeous sunrise this morning!

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Chillin' with little Nova June at our church thanksgiving dinner.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Sometimes life is pretty adventurous with this guy...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


I'm loving this custom ordered sign for our bedroom. Now we will see how long it takes to get it hung up!

Monday, October 10, 2016


The girls and I had such a fun afternoon with a fall photo shoot. I love these kids!

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Sunday, you had a rough start (parenting is tough!) but you were still filled with enormous blessings. Including holding a sleeping baby during church, spending lunch at my parents' and me and the girls being invited to my cousin's place for the Thanksgiving dinner she hosted for her family. It ended with a good talk about God with my teenager. I'd say there were many things to be thankful about today.

Friday, October 7, 2016


I was feeling pretty fantastic today. It's Friday, it's Thanksgiving weekend, I had a good hair day, and I'm 1.6 pounds away from hitting 15 pounds in my weight loss!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


I went to my first ever Paint Nite tonight, and while I could sit here and pick it apart, I will choose to not!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


I use an old notebook at work and today these pictures at the back of the book from when Joelle was little made me smile.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016


I wish I had a before picture to show just how much work I put into making our bedroom look like this. Let's just say that Les is not very keen on putting his clothes away...and I spent about 2 hours in here!

Saturday, October 1, 2016


Today was the day! My little miss Malua turned 11 today. As part of her gift I took her for her very first pedicure!