Tuesday, November 27, 2012


my hubby is a writer.
a good writer.
and i love to read what he writes.

so, i was super excited when he let on a few weeks ago that he was starting a blog.  a blog on fatherhood.

it's simple.  honest.  and most of all funny.

you should check it out:


Sunday, November 25, 2012


my sweet hubby is participating in movember - growing a mustache in effort to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research.

justin has given this mustache growing adventure a valiant effort. it isn't the biggest one around...but it has become one of the million things i love about him. i love how dedicated he is to this cause. did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? (I've heard this statistic a few times this month.)

sweet justin has documented his ever growing mustache each day. I've included a few of my favorites...

justin has set a goal to raise an amount to the cause...would YOU be willing to support him??

if so, check out his movember site at:

little turkeys.

we spent the first part of our thanksgiving break in sweetwater.
we did lots of playing outside - since the weather was so warm.
we are so thankful for our fun cousins.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

our family.

my sweet friend, Sarah Avitua, took our family pictures a few weeks ago.
she was amazing and she so perfectly captured our sweet family.
here's a few of my favorites.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


tonight we put up our Christmas decorations.

this is earlier than we have ever done it, but it was a 'no plans' night and we decided to take advantage.

pierce loved everything about it. he was running around, singing, and just so happy to be putting up the tree.

we are so excited to celebrate this time of year with our peanut. and our sweet stella, who was already in bed.

Sunday, November 04, 2012


pierce is four.
and four seems so much older than three.
he's such a big boy.
 we celebrated him last week on his special day.
he enjoyed all his super hero treats.
and a special dinner at mcdonalds.

we are thankful for the opportunity to be your parents.
you are so full of life.
and brave.
and independent.
and loud.
and loving.
and stubborn.
and a leader.
and ours.
and we love you to the moon and back.