Sunday has quickly become my favorite day of the week. Saturdays are filled with baseball, ballet, and errands. Now I don’t feel so guilty being lazy on Sundays.  Bagels in our bellies.  Movies on the TV.  Lazy and I love it.

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Here Comes the Bride

My brother got married a few weeks ago.  Honestly, I never really thought he would get married.  And then he met Kelly.  And she was so nice.  And normal.  And she loved my kids and my kids loved her (probably because of her mad coloring skills).  I probably wasn’t very nice to her at first because I was guarded and didn’t think she would stick around.  But, she did and for that I am very thankful.

They had the most beautiful weather for their March wedding.  And I loved how much they involved Brayden and Kennedy.  They were the ring bearer and flower girl (the cutest ring bearer and flower girl I ever did see).  I didn’t think Kennedy would walk down the aisle.  It got very iffy at the end.  She was screaming.  And making bad minon noises.  I was trying to coordinate and tell people when to walk down the aisle while trying to keep her quiet.  But, she went surprisingly.  Without her flower petals, but she walked down the aisle!

I’m so excited for my brother and Kelly.  And for my kids.  Not only did they get an Aunt, but they are also getting a baby cousin in July!

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My Irish Lass

This is practically her holiday.  My wee, redheaded, Irish lass.

I hope one day she will get to frolick through the hills of Ireland and search for four leaf clovers.  For now, the hills of Orange County will have to do.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

*** Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.2

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Creation of a Wall Gallery

We recently moved into a 92 year old Craftsmen home, which we just love. But, with 92 year old homes comes 92 year old dry wall and hanging anything heavy on the walls becomes a bit of a liability living in earthquake country. In our old home we had a gallery wall of frames above my daughter, Kennedy’s, crib. We didn’t feel it was safe to do that here so I opted to go frameless for this gallery wall. When I saw the Framers from Mpix I knew they would be perfect for the gallery wall in her new room. No heavy frames and no glass.

When I start creating a gallery wall I gather all of the items that will potentially be hung.


Sometimes I do all pictures, but for Kennedy’s wall I wanted it to be a combination of her favorite things. Pictures of some of her favorite people so she could look at them before falling asleep. Some momentos we’ve picked up along the way like a dream catcher we bought on our recent road trip through the Great Plains. And some quotes that hung in her old nursery.

To read the post in it’s entirety head on over to the Mpix Blog. 

Feels Like Summer

BK (Before Kids) I hated springing forward.  Losing that hour of sleep wasn’t fun.  However, in my AK (After Kid) days I don’t get enough sleep anyways.  Losing an hour doesn’t even phase me.  And we gain an hour to play outside!  A whole hour to burn more energy and not be cooped up in the house!  Springing forward doesn’t suck!

*** Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.2

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What do you do with your extra hour of sun?