Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Happy almost Halloween! I'm kind of over Halloween this year which is so unlike me. I'm all about the costumes and candy and especially about scaring the neighborhood kids but I'm just ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I have to say though that Talis and Miles were a blast at our church trunk-or-treat. This year Talis actually trick-or-treated and it was pretty adorable. He dragged his trick-or-treat bag the whole time as he walked. I should have shown him how to hold his bag up higher on the handles so it wouldn't drag but I just thought it was too cute. And hearing him say "twick oh tweat" and "tank you!" was  adorable. Miles fell asleep shortly after we got there. Something about not being old enough to eat candy I guess takes most of the fun out of the holiday.

With how cool the weather had become during the day (FINALLY Arizona!) and our new backyard in place we spend all day out there. Which means that most nights skipping out on baths isn't much of an option. I swear little boys attract dirt and grime like it's their job (but I guess it kinda is).  Bath time around here has become one of my favorite times of day. I usually leave the bathroom soaked in bath water from all the splashing that those two crazy boys do but I've grown used to it. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

sisterhood of women

Today I went to lunch with my mom. She was invited by ladies from church and she asked if I wanted to tag along. As I was sitting through lunch eating a baja fish taco, bouncing Miles on my lap and watching Talis run around in the grassy yard right by our patio table with my mom and her group of friends I had a little surreal moment.

I realized that as I was talking with all these ladies that I knew each of their children (most of them were my same age and we had grown up all friends together), I knew their husbands, their family stories, where they lived, what they did for a living or what their husbands did for a living. These women were a part of my life story, even if only a short part, but part of it none the less and I am so grateful for it. I'm grateful to have a mom that surrounds herself with positive women in her life, I'm grateful for those women who helped inspire me at a young age to be a positive light to my own family, to be selfless, to serve others. I'm grateful for the women in that group who drove me in the carpool to camp outs, extra curriculars, and home from sleepovers. I'm glad I went to lunch today. I needed it. To be remembered of the strong sisterhood that can be found in so many places in life. I've made so many already in my short 25 years of life. The strong sisterhood bond between team mates of the numerous volleyball teams i've been a part of, girls that experienced living on their own for the first time along with me at college, girls that entered motherhood along me with, girls who serve in church along with me. The list could go on and on but it's all the same. Women being there for one another.

I'm feeling blessed to have had and still have incredible women in my life. In any shape or form that you have been in my life I thank you. Beyonce was right, girls really do run the world ;)

And now a somewhat unrelated photo. Me and my bestie at our junior high graduation. Talk about sisterhood, love this girl.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Letter From Fred Video

Stumbled upon this beyond sweet video over on the Lola James blog and I couldn't help but share it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Iphone dump

An Iphone dump of what seems to be the most sought after picture worthy moments to me...Talis and Miles being all snuggle bugs to one another.