31 December 2011


Cheers to a great year!

30 December 2011


I crave authenticity....so, I thought I should be authentic myself
and reveal what my living room looks on this fine Friday morning.

29 December 2011


"Hey, there's a new Big Nate book!"

28 December 2011


The boys may, or may not have, spent an hour and a half playing in the tub....

27 December 2011


Oh, the things you can do with slime.

26 December 2011


Yia Yia, I think we have two boys that love their Tigers shirts' and Under Armors!

25 December 2011


Happy Birthday, Jesus.

24 December 2011


Happy 7th Birthday, Gibson Jack!

23 December 2011


Today, we met our daughter and fell madly in love.
God is good.

22 December 2011


The bird feeder were a success! Now all the need is some twine and the are ready for spring.

21 December 2011


Gibson and Elliott's first ever visit with Santa.

20 December 2011


Thanks to Ms. Katie's brilliant idea, we are going
to have some happy birds come spring!

19 December 2011


Elliott strapped on the camera and took pictures of Gibson all around the house.

18 December 2011


Love thes boys to the moon, and back.

17 December 2011


Introducing Louise: Famous Warrior

16 December 2011


What is small group love?
It is sending an email for a prayer request
and having three faithful friend speak truth into your fears.
We are blessed by each and every one of you.
Thank you.

15 December 2011


I think I can still smell the spray glitter.

14 December 2011


Someone was a bit over zealous in ripping of the rungs of his birthday chain.

13 December 2011


The kitchen in the boy's fort, fully equip with books.

12 December 2011


Kicking off another Monday with some Jillian & Kt.

11 December 2011


After a long, busy weekend, we were thankful to sit 
down to a fire and for a life filled with goodness.

10 December 2011


Like father, like daughter.

09 December 2011


Gibson wowed us all with an early morning science experiment
as he turned a needle into a magnet.

08 December 2011


Gibson loves signing his name in his best cursive.

07 December 2011


Craft night #3 was a success!
You should start a craft night with your friends!

06 December 2011


Is there anything cuter than this? Nope, not tonight.

05 December 2011


Dollar Store plastic pot + chalkboard spray paint = Magic

04 December 2011


The boys loved decorating our first ever "ladder worthy" tree.

03 December 2011


This is one of those moments where the mom in me is screaming,
This is a horrible idea!
But, then  I hear Steve's voice in my head saying,
Therese, they are boys. They are wild at heart and they crave things
like a hammer and nails. 

02 December 2011


Thank you, Pinterest.

30 November 2011


I often wonder what Elliott will think about this year in his life?
Hopefully, his memories will be about our many adventures and 
the laughter that always accompanied them.

29 November 2011

28 November 2011


The bad news: Gibson peeked and found one of his Christmas gifts,
and now I have to return it.

The good news: I got to slow dance with my boy as I 
comforted his broken heart.

27 November 2011


It was Pick your own dinner night, and Elliott made himself
a mean and large salad.

26 November 2011


Steve claims, that in a nutshell, this sums my attention to detail.

25 November 2011


Steve took forty-two pictures of Gibson jumping in the
leaves.  In each and every one you could see pure joy on Gibson's face.
Gibson- this is your true self at the age of 6 years and 11 months.
You take great delight in simply moving and living life.

24 November 2011


Our Thanksgiving turkeys.

23 November 2011


This is what the If we pretend to laugh, mom will stop taking our picture
pose looks like.

22 November 2011


So many art projects, we had to display them.

21 November 2011


Breaking out of the Bendaroo "box" and getting crazy.

20 November 2011


We have been blessed with another trip around the sun.
730 pictures later, and we are still smiling.

19 November 2011

November 19, 2011

Yep, that just happened. Gibson's beloved
catterpiller habitat ended up all over the floor.

18 November 2011

November 18, 2011

Us being us, posing in the big O, rockin' our Hey Mama shirts.

17 November 2011

November 17, 2011

Kicking off an amazing night in Chicago {Happy Birthday, sweets}
with dinner at the Purple Pig, {best meal to date}
followed by the Mat Kearney concert at the House of Blues. {best concert ever}

16 November 2011

November 16, 2011

To my surprise, Steve suddenly appeared during lunch
time, opened a bottle of champagne, poured me a glass, 
and toasted to my first "published" piece of writing.

15 November 2011

November 15, 2011

The boys pullin' their weight and unloading the dishwasher.
I think they just like being able to climb on the counter top.

14 November 2011

November 14, 2011

Happy birthday, Daddy!
{and, yes, that is food in Gibson's mouth...yuck}

13 November 2011

November 13, 2011

Everyone, with the exception of Sawyer, was excited
about Bumpa's deer.

12 November 2011

November 12, 2011

Baking with the Klein girls and realizing what a work of art it is.