Monday, April 24, 2017


we got some family pictures taken a few weeks ago and while we were waiting on macee to get her senior pics taken, we took a few of ourselves.  

my girl ๐Ÿ’—

love these silly girls


so pretty!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Closet Makeover

for such a tiny girl, gianna sure does have a lot of stuff!  and her closet has been bugging me for a while now.  it's super small and she's got a lot crammed in there.  so, one night when the boys were away, i put her to bed in my room and got to work!

this is what it looked like before.  her hamper is crammed in to the left and her suitcase was behind it.  her hanging organizer had been up since she came home from the hospital (thanks mom!) and it was starting to rip at the seams.  she had two bins of off season clothes and other random things on the right hand side and a couple fabric bins on top of those.  then, her uniforms and dresses and jackets are all hanging on the bar on either side of the organizer.  on the top shelf, she has sleeping bags and our pool bag and her christmas tree and decorations...etc.  see what i mean?  crammed!

so, i emptied it all out!

ahhh, empty. 

i started to build shelves for each side, but wanted the first shelf to be high enough for her hamper to fit underneath. 

on the left side, i only built two shelves, but they each got a bar under for hanging items. 

and the right side got 4 shelves. 

we picked up a new hanging organizer because it was really working well for her before.  it makes it easy for her to pick out her clothes because she can see them, they aren't hidden in drawers. 

much better now!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Here we go!

it's that time of year season!

i figured i would freshen up the wreath this year since both roman and gianna are playing baseball, we are basically living at the fields and showering at the house. 

gianna is on a coach pitch team this year and is really enjoying it so far. 

roman and his buddies are at it again, but this year, they are in the kid pitch league, so they are all trying their hand at pitching...and catching too. 

this is roman's rec team, the destructors!

for his first game of the season, his girl mady was playing softball on the field next to his at the same time!  she's quite the little ball player and we love seeing her at the fields!

gianna got to try a little catching too. 

but mostly, she loves playing on the team with her classmate, kalyn.  and for the snacks.  duh. 

gianna's team is called the sharks.

watch me swing, mom!

even aunt maddy and mimi got to see one of her games when they were down visiting!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Picnic at the Park

we had gianna's friend eleanor with us one afternoon, so we headed to the park for a picnic. 

these girlies were playing sleepover!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


i can't say i was looking forward to my fortieth birthday, other than hanging out with my family of four.  for some reason, that number was just a hard pill to swallow.  

however, if i had known what i was in store for, i probably wouldn't have been so anxious about it.  toby planned a party and my family drove down to surprise me!  as you can see, i was not at all prepared and totally caught off guard.  but, that part doesn't really matter at all...look at all my family!  i am so completely blessed with people that i love and that love me too!

the best part was getting these 3 stooges back together!

oh, sorry.  4 stooges.

we decided to have a sleepover with lilah and ady. 
it was gianna's first sleepover.  she's been begging to have one, and i'm so glad her first one was with her cousins. 

a little fun out in the sun

i was sad to see them go, but so happy they came to visit. 

the boys had practice on the evening of my birthday, so gianna took me out to dinner at olive garden. 

love this sweet thing!

Friday, March 24, 2017

No Day Like Snow Day

every year, saint gregory has snow day for these southern babes who have never had to experience the utter joy and wonder of an actual snow day.  one where they don't have to go to school, and they get to play outside and get frostbite and runny noses, and have to pee after they have put on 7 layers of puffy coats.  so, for those of us who grew up a bit farther north, it's kind of sad.  but, they love it and look forward to it each year.  this was gianna's first year, and she was pumped!

she even made a little snowman

roman found a target (poppa) and threw with all his might!

hanging with his buddy, carson

poppa had to get a little snow too, he needed revenge!

after taking off their snow covered clothes, they got to dress in pajamas and take part in some fun activities

painting with her prayer buddies!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pickin' Daffodils

there is a really cute daffodil farm near our house, and they opened up for a few weeks in late feb, early march this year.  one saturday morning, gianna and i headed out there to grab a few pretty yellow daffodils to brighten up our day.