Monday, January 15, 2018

Catching Moments: {2/52}:

*When Mother Nature throws you some 80 degree days in January and you happen to be on vacation, you hang at the pool! The kids had an absolute blast while it lasted, because we are back to jeans, jackets, and fires! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Catching Moments 2018: {1/52}:

I am so excited to be participating in my third year of Catching Moments. One of my best friends started this little project as a way to capture our families, our children, or our life in general, each week for the entire year. Sarah is an amazing photographer & blogger herself and I love that even though we can't see each other all of the time {military life}, that we are able to do this together. It is such a simple yet impactful project. If you would like to join us, please do! 
Here's to another wonderful year of
Catching those Moments!

*Since the New Year, the weather has been so cold here in Florida. It is slowly starting to warm up though now. Over the weekend we bundled up and took a family walk. I love that walks still put this little boy fast to sleep. Oh how I love him so! 

*Before starting Kindergarten, Charli was reading her little beginner BOB books, but watching how fast she has picked up on reading is truly remarkable. She seems to be a very fast learner and is already reading at a level that they look for by the last day of Kindergarten. She absolutely loves reading and though I do not, I pray she always has a love for reading just like her Daddy. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Crafting Chronicles: Christmas Card Booklets:

Happy Monday & second week into the New Year! 

By now I'm sure all Christmas is put away, homes back to normal, and that hustle & bustle of Christmas and New Years has quieted down. But what to do with all those Christmas Cards that have been hanging up, adorning your home for the past month? Please don't throw them away. Start now by creating booklets each and every year. It is something I have been doing for the past five years and it truly is such a fun keepsake for our family. We love looking back throughout the years to see how all of our friends families have grown, where they are living now, etc. 

I've posted about this simple DIY in the past but I had several friends ask me this year what I do with them if anything. So here it is, I punch a hole in the top of every one and place a piece of twine through to tie it off. I keep all of these booklets together in a drawer and pull them out each Christmas season! 

I always place one of our cards on the very top to remember the year! This is something I will always do and cherish. So if you ever think your card is going to end up in the trash, just think about it being cherished over here for years and years to come! ;)

Happy January! 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Catching Moments: {52/52}: Happy Birthday Bailey

You guys, I did it, I got to 52 moments!!! 
{Sorry that I have bombarded you the past week, but I did it!}

*The last moment of the year goes to our New years Eve Baby! 
Happy 9th Birthday to our Bailey! 
We love you so much! So much so, that we all fight over who you belong to! ;) {we all know it's me}. Wishing you all the naps & snacks today Bailey Boo! 

Catching Moments: {51/52}:

*This is what it looks like when Daddy is home, and I couldn't love it more! Everyone wants ALL of his attention, including the pups! 

Catching Moments: {50/52}:

*We took the kids to an arcade in downtown Newport while we were there visiting Daddy and we introduced them to all of Mommy's favorites... Skee Ball, Basketball, and of course Air Hockey! We had such a fun time that the kids asked to go back every single day! 

*The kids have strict instructions when playing with legos, as I am not a big fan of the mess and super tiny pieces. Charli spent a good 3 hours yesterday building things. Our little engineer followed each step of the instructions and built so many things all by herself. I was truly impressed! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Catching Moments: {49/52}:

*Charli really wanted this jewelry box and asked Santa for it when we saw him. She was even more excited when she opened it and Santa had put lots of new jewelry inside! It has now been our daily routine of picking out new earrings to wear!