A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

Nature Photography Day

We celebrated a few holidays today - the first being Nature Photography Day. I have an old camera I let Jeffrey use to take pictures outside. All of these photos Jeffrey took without my help - except the ones he is in obviously. My picture of him taking a picture... Of this... Pictures of the vegetable garden...…

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

The boys got to enjoy a fun day with BOTH of their Grandma's! After a hike... We had a little picnic in the park... Where a squirrel kept getting really close and asking for food! You don't see that every day... To end such a fun day we went home for a treat to celebrate National…

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Ok this is going to be the most uninteresting post yet... We had a yard sale on Saturday morning to make a little money for an upcoming trip and to unload our garage... worst decision ever! I never want to have a yard sale again... all that work and barely made anything - I'm thankful for…

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

On Caleb's day of watching the boys (while I was at work), they made our first clean eating dessert recipe, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day... Stirring it up... Cookie sheet time! And ready for the oven... Wearing Daddy's grilling apron... I LOVE THIS! And some "healthy" peanut butter cookies... they could use a…

Corn on the Cob Day

Who likes to shop for corn? This guy! After a fun morning at the park I made sure to take the boys to the store just for picking out some corn for Corn on the Cob Day! Then home to shuck some corn... I love seeing them sitting at the table together! So sweet! Showing…

National Iced Tea Day

It was the perfect weather to celebrate National Iced Tea Day. And I had a great little helper who opened all the tea packets for me... Out in the sun brewing. We had a One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta dish for dinner and used fresh Thyme to celebrate National Herb and Spice Day... yum! Jeffrey…

Donald Duck Day

If you read my post on Finding Joy you will have learned I had a rough afternoon with Jeffrey. The day started so well with some fun in the sun... But in the end we only managed to watch the debut of Donald Duck in The Wise Little Hen to celebrate Donald Duck Day... so there's not much to…

Upsy Daisy Day

Upsy Daisy Day is all about waking up gleefully and being happy... so we tried to do just that. A little soccer... Running through the sprinkler... And enjoying some food... With funny faces!

Finding Joy

Motherhood is the hardest job I've ever had, more than working midnight shows at the movie theater, getting home between 2am and 5am - then having to be in my graphic design class by 7am. It can be absolutely exhausting, frustrating, irritating, boring, monotonous and everything I do my three-year old mimics! I said stupid one time in…