Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Hello Friends!

I know I've been absent over here for the last 7 months.  Eek!  I guess I just got to the point where I felt like what I was sharing, wasn't enough.  It's enough for me, because it's little snippets of what we are doing, but I wanted to bring more to the table for you all.  I do want to continue this little blog of mine however, because my kids still have lots of growing up to do, and this is honestly the only way that I scrapbook any of it.  I will still honor their privacy, but I want to continue to document some of the firsts, like when they get their drivers licenses and go to their dances, and games.  All of the little/ big moments in life.

So periodically, you'll see me post, just to keep this blog updated, and honestly, at some point I might just set it to private and use it exclusively for scrap-booking... we'll see.  I do however miss all of you!  I've thought a lot about starting a separate blog, one that doesn't involve my family as much, but so far I haven't come up with any fantastic ideas.  :)   So until that happens, I'll just pop in every once in a while over here.

Here's a little update on our busy little family...

 Our niece got married this summer, which gave my crew a reason to get dressed up and thankfully we were able to get a quick family picture.  You Mama's know that good family pictures are hard to come by.

 We spent a good amount of time on the water this summer.  This view up on Flathead lake is always one of my favorites.  So gorgeous! 

 Dan and I were able to get away on a business trip over to Coeur d' Alene, Idaho this summer.  I don't care that it was for business... it's always good to get away with my guy for a couple of days.

 You guys, my kids just keep growing up.  It happens faster and faster each year it seems.  Gracie is a junior this year.  Jesse is in 8th grade and Emma is in 5th.  I am trying to soak in all the moments, time... all the things, because I know they'll all be off on their own before I can blink.

 Did I mention we spent some time on the water this summer?

If you've read this blog at all, you know that I love our warm summer days!  It already feels like Fall in Montana and I know that in another couple months it will feel like winter again.  I'm trying to play the "glad" game and think of all the reasons why I should be excited, but I'm not. #teamsummer

We had an awesome summer together as a family.  Gracie worked her first job this summer.  The kids all attended sports camps.  Emma completed swimming lessons.  We had more sleepovers than I can count.  We camped.  We boated.  We stayed up way to late some nights.  We enjoyed it for everything it was worth.  And as much as I look forward to the next season of warm weather... I also am dreading it a bit.  Next summer will be Gracie's last summer before she graduates.  You guys, that's crazy!!!  I am not ready for this at all!  So I guess, this, and this alone, will be the reason why I look forward to a nice long winter.  ;)

I hope you all have had a great summer and that you get to enjoy some Fall like weather soon!

Be Blessed,


  1. I'm so glad to see you here! I feel like blogging about family can be such a hard balance to manage. I'm sure I'll get to a point one day too where I'll want to pull back a bit. It's always nice to see your adventures it looks like you had a great summer! Sierra Beautifully Candid

    1. Thanks Sierra! It is such a weird transition. There are so many things still happening with my kids, but it now feels like it's more of their story to tell. And I'm trying to figure out where that leaves me. We'll see. :)