Thursday, May 15, 2014

Walt Disney World 2014

After we ate lunch in Beast's Castle. BEAUTIFUL! And totally try the gray stuff... it really is delicious.

Jonah and Justin "sharing" a mickey ice cream bar.

Levi was terrified of Goofey and Donald Duck, but he liked Mickey and Minnie.

Our fun family photo. 

Levi's first carousel ride. He LOVED it!

It was a wonderful vacation.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life Lately.

This. This happened.

Just two little boys, dangling their feet off the porch talking about the birds... or at least that's what I think they were talking about... sometimes it's hard to tell.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter 2014

Easter was spent at home this year. It was the first year that we stayed home in 4 years, but it was good. It was fun to start our own family traditions and to relax.

The week leading up to Easter my dad and step-mom came to visit, so the boys were already on spoiled mode after presents, eating out a lot, candy, and fun trips to Chattanooga.

We started off the festivities by coloring eggs the day before. Levi just got to watch, but we let Jonah help mama color the eggs in Kool-Aid.
Decorating Easter eggs.

Every year for as long as I can remember my mom-in-law would make a special Easter dinner complete with the fancy dishes and a special thing called "ham-loaf." Think ham meatloaf with pineapple and cherries. Me, not so much a fan, but the hubs LOVES it. I told him that I wasn't up to making the labor intensive ham-loaf, but I would make anything else he wanted to start our own Easter traditions... So he requested Ham and Cheese casserole. It's basically Velveeta macaroni and cheese with tiny bits of ham. We also made green beans, jello, and had hot cross buns.

Since the boys are so young, and really have no idea that the Easter bunny brings the special baskets of goodies, we decided to let them open the gifts after church... (bummer I know.) But it turned out well, and they had no idea they should have had Peeps for breakfast instead of the oatmeal and hard boiled eggs they got.
Jo opening his Easter basket.

Enjoying one of his Peeps!

It was a slow and quiet Easter, but it was a fun start to our own Easter traditions.

P.S. If you need a quick pick-me-up check out Jonah trying to tell me the Good News!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Levi is One

Levi weighs 23 lbs, he's only 25% percentile, but he's a sweetie. He's only 1/2 an inch shorter than his brother at one.

Still going strong in cloth diapers. If we travel he's in size 4 disposables. Levi is eating everything!!! And gets whole milk with every meal. His favorite food is spaghetti. Sleeps through the night like a champ, but likes to make up at 6:30 every morning...which mama doesn't really like, but he'll play with his lovey (a taggie blanket), and Sully monster until I go to get him.

He's crawling like a little machine, and pulls himself up on everything. But every time we try to get him to walk, he just sits down and cries like we are the WORST parents. Luckily, I'm not in any hurry for him to walk. Little man says almost everything that brother can. This includes animal noises like barking, roaring, and monkey noises. He also tells us when he's done, when he wants up, and saying "No, No Jonah." He can also say thank you. His favorite toy is still his big brother, but he's also happy when he gets to play alone... as in doesn't have to fight for the toys he wants. 

It's hard to believe that my little Levi-athan is one year old already.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Shortest Catch-up Post Ever!

I recently took a much needed.... LONG break from blogging. I needed to focus just on my family; my men. And I did, it was lovely.

I wasn't sure I was going to come back. It was beautiful to just live life, instead of constantly chronicling it all. But my baby, my youngest, is turning one in a few short days, and my momma heart is a bit sore from that realization. Time goes by too quickly, and I want to remember the sweet little moments.

So to come back from a long blogging break, I've decided to not catch y'all up on everything little detail that happened in our lives... just the boys, and a few major events. And to begin journaling the new sweet moments that are sure to come.


  • Crawling like he was born doing it.
  • Trying to stand on his own without support from anything...
  • Has two sweet little teeth on the bottom.
  • Is in size 3 diaper, adn 12 month clothing.
  • 25% for height and weight, he's my little guy in more than one way.
  • Will eat everything and anything. Including the bean burrito bite Jonah took out of his own mouth and put in Levi's... Oye.
  • Can imitate any noise PERFECTLY, including the sound a rubber duck makes when you squeeze the water out.
  • Is a mama's boy.


  • Loves to dance, sing, and lip-sync (which is hilarious by the way)
  • Is in a size 6 diaper, and 3T/4T clothing.
  • 95% for height and weight, he's my big tall boy.
  • Has turned into a picky eater, the booger.
  • Is a daddy's boy.


  • Went to Michigan for Christmas, had a blast with family.
  • Bought a new mini-van (Yes, I'm that mom now... and kinda enjoying it.).
  • I got to meet the Duggar family.
  • We are planning another Disney trip!