sunshine & smiles

Brynlee's Journey Pierre Robin

Brynlee had a great week last week.  It was by far our best week yet.  I did not find myself crying in the floor- not even once.  She turned 11 weeks old on Saturday, the 22nd.  The previous Sunday, the 16th, we took her to church for the first … [Read more...]

Bryson is FIVE! {A Small & Simple Toy Story Birthday}

Bryson 5

Okay, so he's been five for over a month now.  Even so, I still want to record the memory of his fifth birthday here on the blog.  I remember when he was born how age 5 sounded so old, so far away- and now, here we are.  5 is such a big age- a year … [Read more...]

when you don’t want to look back and you can’t look ahead

Brynlee Pierre Robin

When you don’t want to look back because it hurts too much.   And you don’t want to look forward because you know it’s going to be hard.   That’s where I’m at as of 11:24PM on New Years Eve.   And anything I say just … [Read more...]

Glow Stick Party – Family Fun

Glow Stick party

Last week, the kids and I were sitting at the dining room table playing with a fresh batch of homemade play dough when out of no where, Bryson asks if we can have a glow stick party later that night.  Unsure of exactly what a "glow stick party" … [Read more...]

What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday // #WW

Kids Fourwheeler Oct 2013

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year for photos.  The colors are magnificent and the air has a slight chill.  The yellow, orange, red, and green of the changing leaves make for the most beautiful backgrounds so you'll find me outside most days, … [Read more...]

Halloween Over the Years

Halloween 2012

With Halloween coming up, this look back is inspired by Mr. Costumes.  This year will be our fifth Halloween as parents. How did that happen!? I thought it would be fun to reflect back over the last 5 years of costumes and candy.  Our family has … [Read more...]

Ober Gatlinburg – Smoky Mountain Family Travel

Ober Gatlinburg Wildlife Exhibit

We received complimentary tickets to Ober Gatlinburg Resort & Amusement Park.  All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always. On the final day of our Smoky Mountain family vacation, we headed to Ober Gatlinburg.  I've visited the Great … [Read more...]