Thursday, November 23, 2017


I am so unbelievable thankful for these three beautiful, healthy children. I am so thankful for their daddy who works so hard to give us the best life. My family is complete and my heart is so full.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We are having my family and friends over to celebrate at our house. Kyle got a new smoker and we cannot wait to try it out on the turkey. :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Last Day of Football

Jackson had his last football practice/game on Sunday. He hustled his butt off the whole game. He loves being out there. Last week, he earned a medal. We missed it because we were in Missouri. :( My parents said he was so proud. He slept with the medal all week, and took it to school to show his friends. All his hard work finally paid off. I am signing him up for another season of football in February but with a different program. i9 sports was a bit disorganized and I didn't like how Jackson had to play with kids who were 8 years old. That is twice his age. He kept up but I still don't think it's very fair. We are already using i9 for basketball (which starts soon), but I will be switching him again when it is over as well. :)

The girls had the best time cheering Jackson on. I even caught McCartney saying: "Go Number 6!" Too cute. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop Art

 I finally finished my Pop Art project. I love how it turned out!!! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Presley and McCartney

I have so many cute pictures of these two lately. On Saturday, they were playing "Mommy and Baby." I remember playing that exact same game with my sister when we were younger. So much fun! 

I have a trillion posts to share and I am so behind. Sometimes I feel like I am just trying to keep my head above water. One day, I will be floating on a raft with the calmest demeanor. And when that happens, I will be missing the currents pulling me under, the obnoxious splashing and the pure chaos. That's the funny thing about life. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Family Photos 2017

^^^This one is going in a 20x30 frame in our living room.^^^

My dad was kind enough to take our family photos again this year. I love that he does them instead of a professional photographer because it takes most of the stress and anxiety away. 

I take so many photos throughout the year that my main purpose of having him do this is to get a photo where all 5 of us are in one frame. And we got lucky this year: we are all looking at the camera. Haha. 

The best part about this whole shoot was the fact that my dad surprised me by giving me his ridiculously nice camera, flash, and all the lenses and accessories that go with it. I could have cried. My camera is really nice but it is NOTHING compared to his. Can you imagine how much fun I am going to have this year as I snapping picture after picture of my kids? I cannot wait!

Kyle and I are heading to Kansas City, Missouri tomorrow for a few days while my mom watches the kids. :)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Park Play Date

Last Thursday, I met up with Tina and her kids at Cashman Park to have a play date. It was so much fun. We love seeing our kids play together. They all get along so well. We decided we are going to do this more often but next time, we are going to pick up food and eat dinner there as well. I am so glad it is starting to cool down a bit so that we can actually enjoy the park instead of sweating our butts off. I love park weather. I love McFarland/Von Tersch play dates. I love chatting with Tina. Perfect way to end our hectic and busy day. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sista, Sista

A little cuteness from these two sisters for your Monday morning. Gah. I just love these two so much.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Trick or Treating

 Kyle and I dressed up as milk and cookies and then took the kids over to the neighbor's house to have orange cream pumpkin drinks and mummy pizza. Heather, Chris, and Paige were dressed up as ghosts. So cute! I didn't get too many pictures because we were too busy laughing and enjoying ourselves. After we trick or treated at several houses, we went back to our front patio to hand out candy. Kyle set up a table for the kids and they had a blast being in charge. Kyle and I just kicked back, drank a few beers, and talked about the night. What a great Halloween!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Presley's School Party

All these pictures are courtesy of my mom. I am so thankful for her and for all her help for Presley's party. :) 

Presley wanted to be a witch (but still be comfortable for the party). I found this hat in my closet and then put some eyeliner on her for an added touch. She was really excited about that part. Lol.

Friday, November 3, 2017

SLC Halloween Party

 I had the best time volunteering at Jackson and McCartney's school for their Halloween party. I was thankful my mom could take over at Presley's school so I didn't have to use my superpowers and be at two places at once. ;) As you can tell by Jackson's face--he was so happy to have me in his environment and witness him in his element. 

Lots of posts coming up. I am in over my head with work, school, activities, and just life--but I will get caught up one of these days! :)