Friday, January 29, 2016


Hey all! Hope you had a wonderful week!

We had a very realizing weekend, I actually plopped my butt on the couch and had a netflix day, while the boys had an ice fishing day...Wait until you see the monster fish, Cyrus caught. Holy Moly! We explored the woods on Sunday, and it was beautiful!

Monday, Tess and I had a super fun coffee date. I'd been swooning all over these couple shoots at coffee shots, NOOO we're not a couple, however I knew Jay would NEVER go for that idea...So you know, you call in your friend on those times. Plus I mean, who doesn't want/need friend photos every now and then? Go to it with your friends, I promise you'll have a blast and it won't be as silly as you think it will be!

Tuesday Tess and I ventured on a walk, and then I died. No, not from exercise, hah....but from the lovely stomach bug...So I've been down for the count the rest of the week!

So you get what you get. Hope your week was better than mine! ;)

Friday, January 22, 2016


Friday Cyrus brought me home a little bundle of roses, (they died the next day, not sure what was up with that- but it let me continue my love affair with dramatic light pockets!) ;)

We started our weekend with a little snow storm! It was the perfect snow man snow...woohoo, its about time, winter! Within hours, it started to warm up, and melt away...the melting was so, so beautiful!

Cyrus and Daddy spent their Sunday at the mountain, snowboarding, mastering that beginner hill. Jay was so excited to report he thinks he's ready for bigger and better things! Go Cyrus, we're so proud of you!

Monday was Martin Luther King Day, so Cyrus was home from school (yay!) We spent the morning using the tube run Daddy built, and shoveling out from another mini storm! Love when he has extra days at home!

Tuesday Cyrus came down with a heartbreaking fever, it pains me to watch him be sick, but I must admit the cuddles are few and far between these days, so I am happy to get them in any form! Snuggles and pops continued on Wednesday, as his temp climbed and dropped all day long. Poor little guy!

Thursday, Cyrus finally lost his wiggly top tooth! Where is my baby going? This is not fair! Time, please, please, slow down! I also forgot how nice it was to have him home, and just photograph him in the moment!

Sorry for the Cyrus overload this week, he didn't put up a fight, so I took advantage of it! ;)

Hope you all had a fabulous week! Till next week!

Friday, January 15, 2016


Diet? What diet? I may or may not have started this week with a potato wedges recipe....Shhh, don't tell my weight loss group. In all honesty they weren't even worth breaking the diet for. Too bad, so sad!

Saturday we awoke to a fresh blanket of snow, and miraculously everything was beautiful in the world once again! We kicked off our weekend with the first ice fishing trip of the year! It was actually my first time every joining them! They headed out earlier than I did, so they could get the holes drilled, and well you know that weight loss challenge i keep yapping about? Yeah well I walked to the pond we were going to I could get my steps in. Go me! I am actually very proud of my motivation, will power and leadership! We caught two fish, perfect addition to our seafood chowder that night! Thanks boys! It surely was a blast, not sure why I've waited so long to join them! That afternoon Cyrus set up a concert in his bedroom for me to attend, with my favorite food (buffalo tenders) and him as the musician, it was too cute. He covered baa baa black sheep, and Steve Miller The Joker, and then sang his originals! I hope I remember it forever! Sunday the weather was awful, and I felt awful as well so it was a perfect day for relaxing, and just hanging out, so thats what we did. How did you spend your weekend?

This week has been crazy, just not feeling like myself. I did a lot of thinking, and just being with myself. It was just what I needed.

I created some pretty images, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. We danced and goofed off in the snow together, and at the end of the day, they're all I need.

We celebrated owning our house for 6 years. What a feat, a long tiring, expensive one at that, it may not look like much to others but its ours, and our home is filled with so much love, laughter and memories so it is everything in our eyes! Thankful for my hard working guy, who has provided all of this for us!