The best gift I ever got.

I swear to y’all the best gift I’ve ever been given is my DSLR camera. It’s taught me so much about photography, it’s easy to use, and I don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars whenever I want frame worthy pictures. So if you need an idea to give to the hubby this is a great one! (Seriously!) And the cameras last forever if you protect them. I mean it’s always fun to upgrade, but quality photos have much more to do with how you take the photo rather than the camera. I took my kiddos holiday portraits yesterday afternoon, and they came out SO CUTE! I’m SO happy! Can’t share the card yet, because I’d like to keep that a surprise for those getting them as gifts and such, but here are some shots I nabbed.








I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do! The last one just describes our house perfectly right now, a little wild a crazy and far from perfect.

Merry Christmas!


Spring Break 2014: Shamrock Spelling Game

Hey Guys! So, it’s Spring Break at my house…and that means Spring Cleaning and bored kids! Yet again, the kiddos were sick last week. They had earaches and fevers. We ended up taking Jo to the Urgent Care and they … Continue reading

Christmas Pictures : How to Bokeh

So I’ve been way out of the loop this week. Busy with Christmas as I’m sure we all have! I’ve been wrapping, stuffing, baking, cooking, cleaning, sorting presents, and the list continues! So today, I thought I would share with … Continue reading

Twinkle has arrived!


Thanksgiving is over, and that means it’s finally time to get ready for Christmas! I’m very excited this year, we have a 2 year old and a 5 year old (and one on the way) so I get to have lots of fun with this one! We have an Elf (which I’m sure you’re familiar with), and we have a lot of fun with him. His name is Twinkle, and he made his debut this year on Thanksgiving night. He got us started on our Xmas countdown this year, and today he’s keeping a vigil eye over Thing 1 and Thing 2, and it’s so much fun to watch JoJo (the 5 year old) get so excited…and behave so well!

Over the last week, JoJo’s reminded me of Twinkle’s most memorable antics from last year…and I was delighted to see that she remembered so well! “Remember when he…he…he…was drinking the syrup out of the bottle????” She’s telling me in her shrill little over excited voice.“Remember when he…he…he…spilled the cereal all over???” I can’t wait to see what Twinkle decides to pull this year…

Twinkle2This year is just going to be so much fun! In just a few weeks we get to find out the sex of our third, and I’m really, really, really excited about that! I’m on the edge of my seat to find out, which is funny really because I wasn’t surprised about the sex of either of my other children! (Haha!) I was convinced I was having a girl first, and a boy second and that’s what I got. This one really has me thrown so that will be a special little way for us to celebrate this season!

So, do you have an elf in your house? Are you making Christmas cookies this year? What’s your favorite recipe? What kinds of things will you be up to this season to bring a little magic into your home? I can’t wait to share all of the fun we’ll be having at ours!