Back To School

It’s that time of year again…the kids all head back to school. And all of us moms take the first day of school pictures and some of us use cute little signage. Up until this year I never did the sign thing. Pretty much because I’m a procrastinator and I always hate when school starts up again.

This year I decided I’d be on top of things (and considering that we are in the middle of selling our house and life is pretty much choas right now, that’s saying something). It was also interesting that I got this done because my 7th grader got to go to school on a Friday to get familiar with the school, lunch time routine, locker, etc. without the 8th and 9th graders there. So I had to have this done even without having a weekend (Sunday Night) to prepare…

I could’ve just printed out one of the many available signs already out there, but I wanted something more. I went with the chalkboard look cause I’m pretty much in love with it right now and I also added a little something to the end that describes each child at this moment in their life.

If one of these works for your child, feel free to right click and save for your own kiddos. One of these days I might rework these and leave them with just the year on them….Maybe.

We start with 1st Grade:

Then it’s 3rd Grade.

The middle school comes next with 7th and 9th:

Finally, High School with 11th grade:
Happy Back To School Day!

Easter 2016


Somehow it always happens, the Easter Bunny visits the kids. I’m surprised he keeps finding different hiding spaces.

So Easter morning the kids always set out to find their baskets….
I couldn’t get a picture with Jace where the bunny his his basket because he was too anxious to rip into the Peeps…
Hidden next to the tv cabinet…
Hidden behind the Disney Infinity Character Case…
Lex found his in the Linen Closet…
Shaylyn’s was hidden inside a tin canister on the countertop.
The coat closet was the final destination for hiding…
After church we headed to Eric’s mom’s house for dinner and we discovered that Uncle Greg had an egg hunt prepped for the kids. They were super excited.
And no trip to Grandma’s would be complete without her taking a bunch of photos, especially when there’s a baby around.

Dying Of The Eggs

The thing I remember most about Easter growing up was dying eggs. I don’t think we even did it EVERY¬†year, but I have some fun memories doing it.

We loved creating our ‘WAR EGGS’. We just had to make sure we went out to the carport to have our war.

I’ve tried hard to make sure we do eggs every year, even though we end up throwing most of them out. But, the kids all seem to enjoy it (some more than others), so we do it.

This year, I wasn’t up for the Whipped Cream Eggs, so we went old school. Although I did try the ‘baking’ eggs thing this year. They did cook, but they were discolored. I’ll probably stick with boiling eggs.

Here’s a look at the Egg Dying Event of 2016!

Lucky Tees

What started out as a Christmas/Holiday tradition, has quickly become a bit of an obsession for most holidays. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The following video is a quick look at the kids’ St. Patrick’s Day shirts.

A "Newe" Friend

I always get super excited when I find a kit that I can use with older pictures. The pictures I’ve had for years and have done nothing with. Sadly, I have more of those than I’d like to admit…

So, when Trixie Scraps released the kit, Ewe Loves Ya?, I was thrilled. I knew the kit would work perfectly with photos from 2005. See, old.

We had visited a place near us and for whatever reason they had some baby lambs there. My kids all reacted differently to the sheep, but for a mom it was a great photo opportunity.