Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

love this

I hope you're not getting sick of me posting mainly about kelly arts. I just can't help myself. I am dying over their most recent wedding video. It makes me want to get married all over again.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Sometimes it feels like Banks is trying to take me out and himself simultaneously. This morning he pulled my huge IKEA nightstand on top of himself. I was making the bed and putting the pillows on the other side of the bed so thankfully I was there to quickly pull it off of him. Then, the noodle tries to do it again! Then he got in the tub this morning and turned the water on by himself. What? And we're gonna have another one of these in three months? I hope we make it till then. 
This ain't no cake walk.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

what up

What's with my kids and the number 4?

No matter. 
We are thrilled for this little man to join our family mid March.
We shall call him Gordon...and yes...I realize people will probably call him Gordo for short, but we don't care none. Gordon it shall be.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Sweet Hero is 5 months old and Banker is not. 
BUT...this is a pic of when he was 5 months old. 
I think it's safe to say they're related.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

another great family portrait

My good friend Natalie had kelly arts shoot a family portrait. 
These guys have so much fun together. 
They are the greatest little family and I love all the personality in this film.

19 weeks

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

impromptu trip

In a few weeks we will be in Cancun.
Never been before and I plan on never leaving our resort.
It's just gonna be me, the hubs, the sun, and the sand between my toes and cankles.
Baby moon #2  before baby #2 is well on its way. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

a surprise for uncle tom

My Aunt Virginia planned this deluxe surprise party for my Uncle Tom who turned 60!
He is the greatest and my Aunt knows how to throw a killer party.
Watch and you shall see.
Kelly Arts was there to capture it all.

Friday, October 19, 2012


They've done it again! 
kelly sister and her husband filmed this cute couple and their dog last weekend and I about died when I watched it. Soooooo cute! Make sure you like kelly arts on facebook so that you get updates on all their most recent projects!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Banks' big debut

This weekend was spent up at our family cabin...aka...heaven on earth. It is so pretty up there especially with all the leaves changing. Some family friends were up there with us and the Dad made this little video on his iPad about Banks. We love it.

Friday, September 21, 2012

cousins went pickin

We did some apple pickin yesterday at a neighbors house. Pretty fun stuff if you can't tell. It was actually the only happy part about yesterday. Banks is teething and has been running a fever for about 24 hours now because of it. Let's just say last night was the longest night I've ever had with him. And let's just say I totally remember thinking "what's the big deal about teething?" each time I heard a parent complain about it.
Now I know.

Monday, September 10, 2012

a family portrait

My sister Sam and her hubby Chas filmed this for us.
I cry every time I watch it.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

iphone updates

This is my lame attempt to update my blog. Banks is keeping me busy these days especially since he is a walk man. I always have to keep my eye on him or else he's climbing up the oven or trying to eat my makeup. Sorry for those of you who follow me and instagram...this aint nothin you haven't seen already.

Sweet baby Hero came to play and we matched.

 Already bustin out...round 2 is a whole other ball game.

 Banks and Michael playing who gets the guitar pick.

Crazy hair for Banks

Banks got a haircut and has staring contests with the neighbors dog.

My sweet neighbors adopted me for the day and let me bottle their home grown peaches and tomatoes...
a dream come true.

 Got domestic and made an apple pie.
Michael bought me this beauty.
 A 2012 Subaru Outback for me and the babes. 
He sure knows the way to my heart... a Subaru:)

Friday, August 24, 2012

all things florida

Last week was spent in Florida. Every few years we head out there for Michael's family reunion. Endless beach, pool, and windsurfing, plus good food and company. Banks was obsessed with the beach and tried to drown himself about a dozen times. 
We'll be back sunny Florida...thanks for a good time!

Friday, August 3, 2012

remember when this happened?

I call this one, torpedo.

We're expecting another little Oogie in March!
 Hopefully I won't get that big with this one cause the Doc promised me he'd induce me 1 week before my due date since Banks was so big and rattled my cages to say the least. 
We are thrilled and the morning sickness has already set in... so that's when ya know we ain't messin around.

Friday, July 27, 2012


When we bought our house, we were lucky enough to be spared major fix ups. Minor keep ups here and there but nothing big. However, our deck is in some serious need of a face lift as you can see. I'm not sure why someone chose to stain it a burnt orange. So, we've decided to paint it and then stripe the floor boards. I can't wait for the finished product. We just got started on the painting last night and realized quickly how big a project it truly is. Stay tuned for pics of the final product which will blow your mind... I hope.