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Thursday, November 20, 2014


Carter turned 4 in October. I have a million pictures of my kids but I am trying to make an effort to get a few good pictures of each age. I am pretty sure I was more excited about getting this ballon for him than he was. Carter just wanted to shoot arrows at it. Such a boy.  It was harder than I thought it would be to get a picture with it. It kept turning around backwards but luckily I came away with a few pictures. 
Love my cute 4 year old. I still look at him and can't believe how fast the last 4 years went. I'm really grateful for him in my life. Time.. please do this Mama a favor and slow down. 

A few things to remember about him right now. He is obsessed with Ninja Turtles, swords and guns. He carries nun chucks with him wherever he goes and I get wacked by those "umn-chucks" about 10x a day. He loves riding scooters at our local skate park and starts wrestling matches with anyone he can. He can carry a full conversation with me and has a better memory than anyone I know.. especially when it comes to a promise that I made him. He is smart, loving and so tendered hearted. I am so very blessed to have him around.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Halloween 2014

As you can tell.. I'm a little slow on posting about Halloween. It isn't quite Thanksgiving yet so I feel like its still okay to share their costumes. Carter is old enough now to pick out what he wanted to be and it was a pretty easy decision for him.. Ninja Turtle. Carly on the other hand is too young, so not only did I get to pick it out, I got to match her. 
^^ I seriously cannot tell you how many times a day I get hit by those nun chucks. 
^^ I just want to squeeze my little lady bug!

We had such a fun Halloween. We went to a fun get together with a bunch of families here in Washington then went trick-or-treating with the kids. We were very lucky on Halloween night that it wasn't raining. It rained all that week and luckily stopped that night for the kids to enjoy getting lots of candy. Celebrating the Holidays are so much more fun with kids around! I love this time of the year. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Miss Lila Jane

My baby girl Carly Jane in a Miss LilaJane dress.  I love this dress! It fits her so well and she loves that she can still crawl around in it! 

Miss LilaJane just launched their first website today and I would recommend checking it out. The pictures just don't do these dresses justice.

Use the code carly20 to save an extra 20% off!!
^Half smile, half crying! It was pretty chilly outside when 
we quickly took these pictures!
Dress: c/o Miss LilaJane /// Tights: Walmart /// Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger via T.J Maxx /// Bow: Walmart

Friday, October 24, 2014


I love Cornbelly's. It seriously is such a fun way to kick off the holidays. I have taken Carter every year since he was born and I am so happy that we were in Utah while Cornbelly's was going this year. It is only set up during the month of October and usually only is open at night. It is such a fun family night activity... lots of things to keep kids having fun. 

 I was looking at pictures from previous years (here) and I am so glad that I spent the time taking pictures and documenting. Time really goes by so fast. It made me smile that I still go with my cousin Leah and her kids. Family relationships are really important to me and I love that we have created a tradition of going here every year together.  Just missed having my husband with us. 
Carter and his two cousins Ady and Elsie (Leah's kids)
Carter-- Ashley (Jason's girlfriend) & Elsie-- Jason (younger brother)

The duck races are always a hit. Kids always seem to be drawn towards anything involving water and it actually is pretty entertaining for adults as well. 
^^Cousin Leah, Sis In Law Kallie, My mom and Me and Carly
^^Tyler and Jenni (younger Sister)
^^ Apple canon with Uncle Jason
^^Younger brother Jason and his girlfriend Ashley
Tractor Ride!
Me and my baby girl!

It was a really fun night. I'm wishing at this moment I were back there. Love Utah in the Fall.  Big thanks to my family for going with us. We had a blast and miss you guys!!

** I would recommend watching for coupons online to go!  Also, as you are exiting Cornbelly's you can get a bounce back pass for $5 per person.  It allows you to go one more time for half the price! Definitely worth it if you ask me :)**

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cutest Pumpkin around

Someone is getting excited for Halloween!
Carly is at the age that now she grabs her headband and pulls it off any chance she can. Some headbands she will keep on better than others.  I'm sad that this stage came faster than I thought it would. 
I die over the cuteness.  

Shirt: Wal-mart /// Leggings: Wal-Mart/// Shoes: Old Navy /// Headband: I made it 

Monday, October 20, 2014

My lil boy turns 4

My Carter boy just turned 4. 4!!!! I can't even believe that it has been 4 years since he has come into my life. Carter is the sweetest boy and I feel so blessed to have him around me. He makes every Holiday fun, always looks at the positive side of everything, and he can always bring a smile to my face. He is sensitive, loving and caring. Happy Birthday Carter. 

 Because I spent the last month in Utah with the kids, Andy wasn't there for Carters birthday. Yesterday Andy and I took Carter to pick out his birthday present and he was one happy boy. 
Andy and his lil' helper all ready to tighten the brakes and training wheels for Carter.
Love my handsome boy. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Mornings

The holidays just aren't as much fun if you don't have matching pajamas to go along with it. Osh Kosh kids was having an awesome 50% off sale and I snagged matching skeleton pajamas for my kids. Seriously, does anyone else get the urge to snuggle up on a couch watching a movie when kids wear jammies like these?  It was near impossible to get a picture of them together.. I'll just keep trying though! 
^^ That face has "Really Mom??" written all over it! Makes me want to pinch her chunky cheeks :)
^^^ Someone was ready for their morning nap :)  Next year I am going to plan ahead so I can find myself some matching ones. I'm being totally serious about that. 


Carter's Black Skeleton Pajamas: OshKosh

Carly's Pink Skeleton Pajamas: OshKosh/// Carly's Headwrap: ThinkPink Bows

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Living Planet Aquarium

If you have been in Utah in the past few weeks you might have noticed that it has rained a lot and been a bit more on the chilly side. So, this past weekend when it was cold and rainy was a perfect time for us to venture over to the Living Planet Aquarium. I actually enjoyed it just as much as Carter did. We went with my family and had a really fun time. 
{My little Sister and Carly}
{My little boy and I watching the Penguins}
{I can't get over their smiles in this picture!!!}
{Carter and my sisters boyfriend Beau}
 {Carter eating a banana while measuring his height to a penguins height}
{Carter got nervous walking across the net}
 {Aunt Sarah ended up giving him a piggy back ride across :) }
Ending with the best picture of the day. My dad was holding Carly and because she doesn't quite understand how to properly sit on someones shoulders.. My dad made up his own way to carry her around ;)  I really just couldn't stop laughing. 

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