Still hanging in here!

Heading into week 4 without of belongings, I knew moving long distance was rough, we did it once before.
 I really had hoped using a moving company would make it easier.
 But instead it’s been almost a month and our stuff has yet to arrive. That’s 5 1/2 weeks or life has been in boxes.
On the flip side I’ve had plenty of time to work on the house, especially since we bought a fixer upper. Feels a bit like camping but with air conditioning and bathrooms.
Definitely a chance for us to figure out what things we really need in life. 
Our top must haves are:
Washing machine (clean clothes, please)
Pokemon cards (that’s if you’re a 10 year old boy)
Beds (across the board, we all miss them!)
and the refrigerator 
(though the kids are enjoy not having a freezer, just means we have to eat all the ice cream at once)
….10 more days to go!!! (I hope)

{SH} Sundays #35

Happy Sunday!Finally starting to feel like summer and having all four kiddos home makes me really happy.


5th grade class picnic and good ole game of tug-o-war.

Arts & Crafts

busy making the perfect 9 year old gift :Lego bracelets


homemade s’mores ice cream, reaching *sugar overload as I try and perfect the recipe.


time together picking fresh strawberries


even though she only attended public school for the last 5 months her effort over the past years was recognized now onto middle school!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

{SH} Sundays #28

Happy Sunday! It really is now that I’m finished painting our kitchen cabinets and can take a break from all the home renovations for the afternoon.

The Small Things

My girls really get into playing with their Lalaloopsy minis and using my phone to photograph them.


Stream had drawn these illustrations of chicks flying in for her great-uncles birthday, it’s too cute and the chicks are cut out of paint chip swatches.


Just having a little fun with Luna’s long hair.

Work of Art

when my 12 year old makes a birthday card she goes all out, this creation took over 6 hours. 

Window Beauty
the snow is stuck to all the trees, it’s so beautiful to look out of from my kitchen window. The kitchen I’ve been remodeling for 3 weeks. I can’t wait to show the big reveil it turned out great but I’m exhausted after putting in 8 hour days with all the DIY projects.

Moving Day

Today I am recovering from heat exhaustion, again.
The usual hot one minute, chills the next and to top it off it’s officially moving day. 
In the past I’ve been pregnant, recovering from bronchitis, the flu or mending a broken rib when we move
 so I guess it would have been nice strange not to have some sort of affliction today.
It will be nice to settle in and then head off the visit friends and family for a much need break.
And I”ll be looking for someone to babysit Stream’s pet fish Mr. Finn while were gone, 
don’t tell her I almost forgot. 

Sing a Song

I’m not going to try and pretend I can sing, there’s 7 billion that I’d rather hear. This definitely hits the right note when it comes to how many of us judge ourselves hard than we would our neighbors but I can’t help myself when it comes to my favorite Sesame Street song from the 1970’s, so you just might catch me happily singing in the car sounding quite awful.

Sesame Street: We All Sing the Same Song

via You Tube

That’s us 3 years ago sitting on the steps of our favorite address.

Dog Day Afternoon

Even on lazy day afternoons we still have to walk the dog.
So many photos to edit and thumb through from our weekend festivities, it was nice to relax and let it all go for a day. I really shouldn’t complain but sometimes it tough being a photographer and all you want is to be able to leave your work at the office, at the same time it’s impossible to sit back and 4 adorable kids do some pretty amazing things and think that I could let even one moment go by without capturing it,  nope it’s in my blood, sorry kiddos you’ll thank me when you’re older and I have grandkids.

I could never miss a rare moment like this EVER!