Rainy weekend full of fun!

This weekend was mostly rainy but still pretty busy for me.

The weather was beautiful. I got off work early and went home to go for a run quick before picking up the boys. I ran 2 miles and it sucked but was great. I really don’t love running but always feel good after.


Joe got one of the mini-4 wheelers running so Liam thought he was ready to give that a try. He loved it. Owen chilled with me and ended up just wanting to snuggle outside.

Joe let Liam help with the leaf blower. He loved it so much!


We spent as much time as possible outside before going inside (for the entire weekend). We ordered pizza and had a relaxing evening.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and got super sweaty. Then hustled home to change my clothes quick and head to Molly’s for an essential oil party.


I got to hang with little miss Ruthie during the party and it was great! She is so cute!

Then it was back home to shower and get ready for the next event of the day. The boys were napping so it gave me plenty of time to get ready.

Then I was off to Katrina and Seth’s gender reveal. The boys were still napping so Joe stayed home with them until they woke up and then met me at the party.

Owen and Liam enjoyed some cupcakes when they arrived. And we all discovered IT’S A GIRL! I can’t wait to meet her.

After the party Joe took Liam to go see his mom’s new pontoon and I took Owen home. We both were so cold from being outside.

When Liam and Joe got home we all just played and hung out until bed time. The boys went to bed and we watched some Netflix.

Both boys slept in a little more than usual. Then we were off to church for the morning.


After church the boys went to nap and I was off to another oil party.

I made it home just after the boys woke up from nap. We played some play-doh and had some fun before dinner.


We had a pretty lazy rest of the day since it was so cold and rainy out.

The boys both had baths before going to bed. I also took a bath because my body was just so sore. Then Joe and I went to bed as well.

We had a great weekend despite the weather! Hope you did too and have a great week ahead.

Weekend fun outside and Mother’s day 2019

It was another beautiful weekend so we tried to get outside as much as possible.

The boys were at my parent’s for the day so when I picked up they were having fun outside. Owen was even swinging like a big boy!


My niece and nephew were there too! All the kids had a fun day.

When we got home I showed Liam all the cool stuff I got for him at the garage sales I went to (we went to some garage sales as a team building activity and it was awesome). Liam was so excited about his “new” hulk costume.

After dinner we went back outside to play before bed time.

Then it was bed time and relax time for Joe and I.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and then when I got home we all went outside to play. While we were outside our friends Jordan, Jesse, and their daughter Hayden stopped by to say hi.


Joe had an appointment to go to so they left and I took Liam for his first bike ride outside of our driveway (at our house, he has gone at Grandma’s before). He insisted he wear his hulk costume. He did so good!

Then Auntie Erin stopped by to say hi to the boys.

While running around outside, Owen fell down on the pavement and scraped up his knuckles. He was so sad and snuggly after.


When Joe got home they worked on the little 4-wheelers. Liam had serious concentration while coloring a rock.


The boys went down for nap and I ran some errands to get groceries. After nap Owen was super snuggly still.


We went to go visit Joe’s grandma who is in the hospital with a broken elbow. After our visit we went out to eat at Rusty’s. Liam wore his captain America costume. Dinner was delicious!


Then it was home for baths and bed time.

Happy Mother’s day!

I tried to get a good picture with both boys but that is quite the task! Either way I got some good pictures with them both and then some great pictures with each boy.


Love my boys so much!

We went to church and then hustled home to put the boys down for nap. We had to wake them both up to go to my parent’s at 2 for our Mother’s day celebration.


The kiddos all had a blast playing together. It is so fun watching them all.

Also got some great pictures of some of my favorite mom’s. So lucky to have these women in my life.

The kids even had some fun on the little 4-wheeler. Liam just wanted to watch, but he loved it.

After my parent’s we stopped at Joe’s parent’s house to say hi and happy mother’s day. Owen pretty much ate the whole time but it was fun!


Then it was home for bathes again and then bed.

We enjoyed so much time outside this weekend and can’t wait for more great weather. Have a wonderful week!

Springtime and Sunshine!

We had a wonderful weekend with lots of time outside!

I got off work a little early, picked up the boys, and hustled home to get outside. We went for a walk, rode scooters and bikes, and played some hockey.

Then we went to the backyard to play on the swing set.


Then it was dinner time and relax time.

I had sweat circuit in the morning. After that I hustled home to take a quick shower and get ready for a Mother’s Brunch I was attending with my mom at our church.

It was an amazing event with Elephants as the theme. It was full of encouragement and faith. I can’t wait to go again.

When I got home Owen was napping and Liam was about to nap. During their naps I ran to Aldi to get a few groceries.

When the boys woke up we went straight outside to play.


Then we went to my parent’s to play. My brother’s kids were there so the boys got lots of cousin play time.

Uncle Blake was there too and played ball with the boys.


We had dinner and then my mom handed out ice cream sandwiches for the all the kiddos.

Then it was time to go home for baths and bed time.

We had church in the morning and then went home for lunch and nap time.

After nap Owen and I went for a walk.


When we got home we stayed outside and Liam and Joe joined us out front for some hockey.


Then we went out back to play on the swing set.


And then of course back out front to ride bikes.

We had fajitas/tostados (we aren’t really sure what to call them other than delicious) for dinner for Cinco de Mayo. Joe made some delicious cilantro lime slaw. So good!


We went back outside but it was starting to get a little chilly. So we went back in and watch Coco for a little while before bed time.


It was a great weekend filled with sunshine and play! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and have a great week ahead.



Well….I forgot to take many pictures but we had a good and busy weekend!

After work we had a relaxing evening. We did bath night and then put the boys to bed. We were both tired too and went to bed early.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and then went to get an oil change. When I got home Joe went to my parent’s house to work on their furnace and I took the boys to Target. It is quite the task with two kiddos but we got it done!

Then it was home for lunch. My mom and Sean stopped by. Then it was nap time for the boys. My brother visited for a while.

We stayed home and played all day. Liam rounded out the evening in his new Flash undies, Superman cape, headset, and playing on his “computer.” Cutest thing ever!


We had church and then a busy day after church. We got home and everyone got out of the car and I headed to a baby shower for Joe’s cousin Natalie (and forgot to take any pictures while there!).

After that I quick went home, picked everyone back up, and we headed to my cousin’s little boy Henry’s first birthday party.

Then we went home, all of us exhausted, had dinner, and then lounged! Then it was bed time and Joe and I just relaxed and watched Netflix after the boys went to bed.

We had a good weekend and hope you did too! Have a great week ahead!

Family, Firefighters, and Cupcakes!

We had a fun weekend, but are also ready for warmer weather so we can start playing outside more!

After a long work week we all just took the evening to relax.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and when I got home we went to visit my grandma and grandpa. We had a great time chatting and spending time with them. Liam played the slot machine and won the jackpot! He was so proud and my grandparents gave him $5 for winning.


Then the boys and I ran out to my parent’s house quick to get a cup of Owen’s we left there and visit. Joe went and got an oil change.

Then we went home for lunch and nap time. After nap we played for a little bit and then headed to the fire hall for the Fire department’s annual chili feed.


Liam wanted to dress in his firefighter outfit and it was the cutest thing!

We had a great time enjoying some chili. Joe’s parent’s met us there. We looked at some fire trucks and fire fighter gear. Liam loved it.


Then we went home and put the kiddos to bed. We watched a little Netflix and went to bed too.

Liam had a rough night and woke up not looking well. He said he was fine but he just looked really tired. Joe stayed home with Liam while Owen and I went to church.


We got home and it was nap time for the boys. Then I was off again to a Spring Cleaning Essential Oil class.

After that I picked up our groceries and went home. By that time the boys were up from nap. Liam helped me make some cupcakes for Joe’s birthday. We had dinner and of course sampled the cupcakes.

Joe’s mom stopped over for a little bit too. Then we played, watched some tv, and put the boys to bed.

We had a good weekend! Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Restful weekend

We are were feeling under the weather (more me and Joe than the boys) this weekend so we did absolutely nothing to try to get better. This also means that I didn’t take many pictures.

I left work early due to feeling terrible! I tried to get some rest before picking the boys up but didn’t get much.

We spent the evening resting and going to bed early.

I still had to teach sweat circuit but I did not participate. The ladies killed it though! Then it was back home to continue resting.

We did our best to play with the kids but also both Joe and I felt awful so we spent a lot of the day watching movies.

Owen did dress up as superman and ran around the house for a little while.


That pretty much sums up our Saturday. We all went to bed early again.

I was beginning to feel a little better but Joe still wasn’t. Both boys seemed healthy too however we figured another day of rest would be best. The boys had fun making sure Joe was awake in the morning.

The boys lined up waiting for their breakfast. They are now very picky about which plate they use.


After breakfast we cleaned up the toy room so then it was the perfect place to play and make another mess. They boys had fun being cowboys and firefighters.

Thankfully it was nice outside for a little while in the morning so we went outside for a little bit to burn some energy and get some fresh air.

Then it was nap time for the boys while Joe and I relaxed and watched Ocean’s 8.

After nap it was raining outside so we spent the rest of the day inside playing. Then it was time for bath and bed.


It was a pretty uneventful weekend but that is what was needed. Have a great week and stay healthy!


Owen 12 months-18 months

I tried to update each month for the past 6 months but let’s be honest….life with two little boys is busy! What I have below is a summary of each month and Owen’s growth/development.

Month 12 (Sept 28-Oct 27)
Owen learned so much during this period of time. He is a master of walking and cruises around the house.

We tried out some dairy because the doctor said we could try introducing it again to see Owen’s response. It didn’t go well so we are staying dairy-free for now and may try again down the road.

We are giving Owen a mixture of Ripple milk and Almond milk. We try to give him higher fat foods as much as we can to make up for what he is missing from whole milk.

Owen is a blanket sucker just like Liam. He loves sucking on his swaddle blankets for comfort.

Month 13 (Oct 28 -Nov 27)
Watch out we have a climber! Owen loves climbing on chairs, tables, couches, everything! He has also grown as he can reach more things than I thought he could.

Owen is always hungry. He basically runs to the kitchen if he knows someone is in there. He also is very aware when someone is eating something that he is not (and this can be really challenging when the rest of us are eating something with dairy in it).

He also got two molars that surprised both Joe and I as we were waiting for more front teeth to come in.

Owen has learned how to throw a tantrum and he makes sure everyone around knows it. This kid wants what he wants when he wants it…..hoping to break this mentality soon (advice welcome!).

Owen is learning how to imitate sounds and moves. He has a lot of fun copying all of us at home. He definitely knows when he is being silly too. He is quite the character.

Month 14 (Nov 28-Dec 27)
Owen is becoming quite the dare-devil. He loves testing us to see how we react when he does things that may seem “dangerous.”


Owen got his next two front teeth (one on each side of his front middle teeth) and a new lower molar.

Owen got his first little trim from mom and then a few days a buzz cut from dad as we realized it would be easier to just buzz it off. He instantly looks older!

Owen got his first time out and it actually proved to be effective. He was hitting his brother. We placed him in a 20 second time out and he didn’t hit Liam after.


Owen is still a really great eater. He loves eating food and eats most things.

Christmas was fun with both boys this year. 🙂

Month 15 (Dec 28 -Jan 27)
Owen continues to have no fear. He loves the attention as well. He continues to be a really good eater and has gotten good at feeding himself with a spoon.

His 4th molar is still working it’s way up. We are lucky he is pretty good at teething and doesn’t put up too much of a fuss.

Owen is definitely noticing when he is getting different food than Liam. He also has a strong preference for peanut butter and jelly.

We were even able to spend some time outside in the snow this month which was fun. Owen had fun figuring out the snow



Owen is starting to communicate much more with words but also knows how to get his point across by pointing, nodding, and grunting/crying.

Month 16 (Jan 28 -Feb 27)
This boy is HUNGRY! All the time. We are still keeping his diet dairy free as the doctor has said it would be hard to tell the difference between a reaction to dairy and teething. We will try dairy in small doses eventually to see if he truly has a dairy allergy (something he may grow out of). As of now we are still using almond milk and ripple milk and keeping all meals dairy free.

He has learned to run from his brother when he has a toy he doesn’t want to give up. He has also learned to scream and cry when Liam takes a toy from him. He has mastered the temper tantrum with a slow dramatic fall to the ground and down to his back (by the time he gets all the way down he basically forgets why he is upset in the first place).

He is very silly. He knows when he does something funny and will repeat that and expect a reaction every single time.

He is a copy cat. He LOVES copying his brother.

Owen was diagnosed with chilblains disease which is a swelling of the blood vessels from the cold. This is seen in Owen’s fingers, specifically his index fingers. There is no cure or treatment but we have made some changes to try to keep his hands warm at all times. This is something he can grow out of and we are praying he does.

We are working on words more with Owen. Sometimes he will repeat us but for the most part he isn’t all that interested in talking. He says his version of mom, dad, liam, grandpa, grandma, no, whoa, wow, uh-oh, and I’m sure a few more words regularly.

Month 17 (Feb 28 -Mar 27)
Owen is beginning to communicate much more. He isn’t the clearest communicator but it is getting way easier to tell what he is saying or what he wants. He is really good at shaking his head yes and no which is extremely helpful.

He continues to suck on his blanket and has begun rubbing his ear with it as well.

He is becoming a mini-Liam. He wants to do everything Liam does and will copy Liam all day every day.

Owen is still a really good eater and is still dairy-free. We are hoping to talk at his 18 month appt about re-introducing dairy and see how it goes. Hoping he grows out of it or has already grown out of it. We shall see.

Owen got another haircut this month. I can’t believe how much a haircut makes him look so much older!

Owen has started to prefer Joe lately. Anytime we are relaxing on the couch he may start by sitting with me but then will want to go sit with Joe.

Owen loves attention and continues to be fearless. He loves jumping of the couch and standing on things he shouldn’t.

Owen also loves being outside. Now that spring is here he has been amazed by the outdoors and loves walking around. It’s hard to get him to go back inside.

March 28th, 2019 —Happy 18 months Owen!!



A longer weekend with a trip to the zoo and some cousin time

We had a fun and long weekend! I took the day off Friday because I start a new job on Monday! Joe was off too!

After work I got home and played with the boys. It was a relaxing evening as a family before going into our 3-day weekend.

We got up in the morning, picked up Uncle Blake, and headed to the zoo. We had so much fun showing Blake all the cool animals.

We even went outside for the first time since getting our zoo pass for Christmas. It is baby farm animal month so we went to see the babies. So cute! We can’t wait for it to get a little warmer so we can spend more time outside.

We got the boys home for nap. Liam was tired after he woke up and snuggled into some blankets. Owen ended up napping past 4pm! The zoo is exhausting!

Then our niece Brynn came over for a sleepover while my brother was out of town and my sister-in-law had my other nieces gymnastics meet. The boys adore Brynn.

We had a fun evening together and then put all the kiddos to bed without issues (others than a few tears from Brynn and Owen).

I had sweat circuit in the morning. Then we basically just had a play day with Brynn.


Brynn still takes 2 naps a day so our routine was a little crazy with Brynn napping in the morning and then the boys in the afternoon and then her again after that. Joe’s sister Erin and our niece Kameryn stopped by while Brynn was taking her morning nap.


After the boys nap, Brynn took a nap. We played and the boys made a massage train.


We had a fun evening with more play time and then it was bed time for Owen. Then Brynn got picked up and then Liam went to bed.

I barely took any pictures! We went to church in the morning. We had lunch and nap time after that. I went for a run (which is the only picture I took all day). Liam woke up from his nap but Owen ended up sleeping until 4:30 when I finally decided to wake him up.

We had a relaxing evening, played, did bath time, and then put the kiddos to bed. Then Joe and I prepared for our first day of work (we both got new jobs —yay!).

Hope you all have a great week!! 

Warm weather makes us all happier! (First weekend of Spring!)

We were busy again this weekend with friends and family and spending time outside!

Joe picked up a watermelon so after work I came home and the boys were  snacking on that.


We spent the rest of the evening hanging out and playing.

I went to sweat circuit in the morning. Then hustled home to pick up the boys and go out to breakfast at the cafe with some friends. It was crazy with 5 kids and only 4 adults but it was great to catch up and hang out.

When we got home Joe was still gone at an appointment so we played dress up.

After nap time Owen, Marley and I went for a walk while Joe and Liam did some work outside.


It was so nice out! We played outside a lot and brought out some of the outside toys we put away for the winter.


Liam got to ride his bike and Owen got to drive his car. It was so much fun!

Then it was time to celebrate Miss Ayla’s 11th birthday. She is such a sweet, kind, and loving little girl!

Judah and Liam had a blast playing too. They were in a band and kept marching through the party playing “music.”


When we got home it was bedtime for the boys and Joe and I watched a movie.

We were off to church in the morning. Judah and Liam wore their matching shirts. Judah found a lady bug and Uncle Sean gave Liam a rain stick. These two are so funny together!


Owen wanted to stand right up front during worship. So cute! He would look at the worship team and then back out at all the people and then back again.


Liam was overjoyed to have Ayla holding him at church. He adores her.


It was a family lunch day at church so we stayed for lunch and then went home to put the boys down for a nap.

I took Marley for a two mile run. It was super tough but I got it done!

Joe’s mom came to visit after nap. The boys were excited to see grandma and she brought some fun gifts from Hawaii. We tried to go outside for a little bit with grandma but it was a little too chilly.

We spent the rest of the evening hanging out and playing. Liam played the drums a lot and we even had a post dinner “rock out!”

The boys took baths and then it was time for bed. Joe and I were exhausted and went to bed early too.

We had a great weekend and can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive and stay! Have a great week!

Haircuts, pictures, friends, and St. Patrick’s day 2019

We had a busy weekend compared to our last few!

After work we were all hanging out and Liam decided he wanted a haircut (which also means Owen would get one too). I took some before and after pictures. I promise Owen isn’t crying about his hair, he just wanted me to hold him.

We had dinner and then a relaxing evening. We had Joe’s parent’s dog for the weekend so Owen was getting used to having two dogs at the house. I got some nice snuggles from Liam to end the evening.


I got up and did my morning yoga followed by heading to sweat circuit. We had a killer St. Patrick’s day themed work out.

The dogs were competing for pets in the morning. So funny!


When I got home we got the boys dressed up so I could take some 3.5 year old and 1.5 year old pictures. Normally we hire someone to do it but not this time. I think I got some cute pictures!

After pictures Joe went to go cut wood with a few friends. Liam decided he needed to do some work at home too. Then Liam decided to play by Macy so she wasn’t sad about being at our house.

We had lunch and then the boys went down for nap. I cleaned the house during nap time. After nap the boys shared a snack on the couch.

Then I got brave and decided to take the boys and the two dogs on a walk. It started off with both dogs forcing me to basically job until they got the hang of it. Then it wasn’t so bad but not something I would do again I don’t think.


When we got home we went into the back yard to swing and play. Both boys had fun and so did the dogs.

We had some friends over for dinner to meet their new baby Charlie. Joe and Colin were best friends and high school so it was so good to finally meet Colin and Emily’s baby boy and he is soooo cute! I held him pretty much the entire time.

It was so great to spend time with them. When they left we let the dogs get up on the couch for another sleepover.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I did my morning yoga and then got ready for the day. When the boys woke up we all got dressed in greed and then went to church.


I was on nursery duty this week and Owen was the only one in there so we took some pictures together.

Then we went to Joe’s parent’s house, which is on the parade route, and put the boy’s down for a short nap. While they were napping I quick went to say hi to Molly and Ruthie.


Then it was back to get the boys up from nap so they didn’t miss the parade.My mom and dad met us there and brought Liam a doughnut.

We had fun watching the parade.

Then it was home. We tried to have both boys rest a little bit because they both had short naps, but they weren’t having it. So we did our best to play and keep them entertained to avoid any tired meltdowns.

We put them both to bed a little earlier than normal. I also went to bed early after a rough night of sleep.

Hope you had a great weekend and St. Patrick’s day! Have a great week ahead!