Thursday, July 23, 2015


Here's just a few (too many) pictures from our trip to the Naval Air Museum at NAS Pensacola.  We are having a great time in Florida, I know it will be over all too quickly.  What's your favorite place to vacation? 

Too cute picture of my Dad and Cooper.



Cooper's basically ready for his Pilot's License.

Sophia became pretty fond of the planes herself.


"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".  Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 Things I Do Awesome.

Today I give you, five of my talents.  

I couldn't find a cute and fashionable photo of myself, mostly because right now that doesn't really exist, so I settled on showing you a slightly awkward photo instead.  I swear Cooper really does love me.  Also, this photo was taken before I broke my arm, in case you were wondering.  *End scene.

1. Sew.  I mean, I'm not a genius at sewing, but over all I feel like I mostly nail it.  

2. Cook food in the microwave.  I might suck at assembling ingredients and cooking them, but I'm pretty daggum good at the microwave.  Every time I see a recipe I'm always like, do we really have to do it that way?  Is there a shortcut?  Do we really need alllll these ingredients?  Are substitutions okay?  No wonder I'm not good at cooking, haha!  But I rule the microwave!

3. Decorating.  Since I've moved into our new home, I feel like I'm killing it with decor.  I'm not sure I'll get a job with Better Homes & Gardens or anything, but I feel like I'm doing pretty good right now.

4.  Driving.  My husband would disagree, but this is my blog and my world and here in Michelle Land, I'm a pretty boss driver.  

5. Giving advice.  It's actually like my life long dream to write an advice column.  If you hear of any openings, let me know.  In the meantime...I would love to give you advice!!  Leave in the comments or write me an email.  I'm so dead serious.  I want to give you all the advice.  

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".  Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Blog with Pictures.

Hey guysss!  Long time no see.  We've been pretty busy around here!  Let me show you :)

Sophia turned 6! Seriously, where has the time gone?  I made her a dress for her tea themed party and she was very involved in picking out her cake (mint green frosting, a name "banner", gold candles, lemon flavor) and the activities.  She picked out her own hairstyle from the extensive collection of Abby videos (from Twist me Pretty) that she loves.  Curls with "roses".  You'll have to go check out the tutorial to see what I mean. We made headbands and all the girls got to take one home as a favor.  It was kind of a big hit and one of Sophia's friends told me that it was a REALLY fun party.  So, #winning!

Easter was the next day.  I've always hated dresses with half slips so imagine my surprise when I pulled out this dress to wear for Easter and discovered when I put it on that it only had a half slip.  I just decided to roll with it because it's really hard to find another Easter dress when you are supposed to leave in half an hour.

It was somebody's first Easter!  I love this little girl!

My mom asked for a new picture of Cooper and this is what I got.  #nailedit

My mom made this dress for Sophia so the day she wore it I took her outside for a quick little sesh before church.  These are now some of my favorite photos of all time.  Seriously.  The flower crown just puts it over the edge.

Eric's cousin Amanda was here for a class and she came over to see us.  She told me while she was hear that she found out she was having a girl and a boy for her twins, so of course I had to take some photos.  She used these on FB as a gender reveal for her husband and all her friends.  I love how they turned out!

And then, one of the worst days of our lives.  We were going out for some light Sunday afternoon shopping at the beginning of May and while crossing an intersection, another driver ran a red light and hit us. It was horrible.  He didn't even slow down.  He totaled our car.  Eric has been limping around due to some bruised bones, but he is getting better.  Cooper only had some bumps and scrapes, thankfully.  Sophia broke her clavicle and I broke my arm.  I had to have surgery to stabilize the break.  We ended up having to postpone Cooper's birthday since it was originally scheduled for the day after my surgery.  I felt so bad.  Psychically and emotionally.  Actually my physical pain was so bad it was a little hard to feel anything else.  I had to redirect all my emotions to deal with that.  Anyhow, we are all on the mend now!  My mom came to stay with us for a few weeks and I don't know what I would have done without her!  My sister helped me by taking some pictures of Cooper for his big day.  By the way, this little man is four now and the smartest little four year old I know.  He reads like you wouldn't believe.

Please excuse the mess. #yikes This kid insisted on having birthday hats.  He would not let it go and he made all of us wear one.  I had no idea little kids could be that into birthday hats!

Somewhere before the accident I got these photos of my littles.  Absolutely love them!

Sophia graduated Kindergarten! This makes me happy and sad.  She got the "Braves" award for getting the honor roll all year.  I'm so proud of my little smartie pants!

And that brings us up to now!  

Are you reading this summer?  We are!!  Check your local library to see if they have any programs for kids.  If you are local to my city, you can check ours out here.
Also, Barnes & Nobles is doing a program where if you log the books your child is reading (or you are reading with them) they can earn a free book!

Our plans for this summer are going to include lots of time outside, at the library, and maybe even a few summer movies.  We are going to Florida for two weeks in July.  We have two VBS's that we are doing.  Playing with neighbors and friends. Playing in our kiddie pool and sprinkler.  Basically, I want to make lots of memories.  Last summer we spent the summer looking for a new house, packing, and moving.  We didn't have time to do any fun summer stuff so I'm packing it all in this year!  What are you summer plans?  I'd love to hear all about them in the comments!

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".  Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's A Zoo Out There.

This is going to be a photo dump kind of post.  A few months ago I bought some Zoo tickets on Groupon.  We didn't go until this past weekend because it's been much too cold.  Saturday morning Sophia (without knowing where we were going) put on a t-shirt with a Giraffe on it watching an ice cream cone.  She asked what we were going to do that day and I asked her what was on her shirt.  She looked down and screamed "Ice cream! We're going to get ice cream!"  I said "Well, no. What else is on your shirt?"  She said "A giraffe!" Then I said "Where can you see giraffes?" And she said "We're going to get ice cream at the Zoo??"  No, but we did go to the zoo!

Excuse the poor quality, but this guy was sitting right up next to the window.  He looked sad.  I love how expressive their faces are.

Cooper insisted on wearing this hat he got from the Easter bunny almost all day.

Look at the little tiny arms clinging to mama!  *I die!*

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".  Jeremiah 29:11