Summer Fun.

July 13, 2019

Back again. 😊 Posting last week made me miss this blog a bit so I thought I would do a little photo dump from some of our summer fun. 

Goldie has spent most of the summer trying to convince everyone that she is big enough to do....well pretty much everything.

We had a week of swimming lessons for the bigs.

Dakota and Jacey mastered their diving.

And Goldie and Archer mastered their silly faces while they waited in the car. 

Archer also was able to master this cool trick. 

We spent a lot of time at the ball field. Dakota as catcher just about melted me!

Nathan coached all 3 of the kid's teams. It's always fun getting to see them all out there together!

And this girl is just always cute!
Colton also played this year but I was never was able to get a picture of him, well a good picture anyway. Chasing kiddos makes for some blurry pictures. 

We have also spent many of slow mornings on the porch. Which are always a favorite. 

We got Aunt Libby moved to her new town and was sure to test out the playground there. She has a pretty sweet new town and we are excited to come back and visit! 

Jacey has been busy making bead creations. 

Goldie mothers anything she can get her hands on. 

The time finally came for Miss Goldie to dance, she loved it!

And the other kiddos got a chance to sit and wait on her for once. 😉

We have also spent a ton of time at our library hanging out in the "Maker Zone". Here the kids were making their own sequence pillows, but they have also made perler bead creations, space embroidery, and some paintings.  

But we have also made sure to bring some books home too!

Park playdates,

And some cuddles. Its been a pretty packed summer but a fun one! 

4th of July 2019

July 5, 2019

Good Moring, Good Morning! It has been awhile since I have been on here! I figured since it was 9am the day after the 4th and only one of my Herd is actually awake I should revist this poor little neglected blog of mine! I have a bunch of pictures from yesterday over on Instagam that I took with my phone but since I actually pulled out the real camera last night I figured I could share those too! It has also been a long while since I have actually used my camera so please don't expect anything great! 

Miss Goldie was way to excited about the fireworks! Little Miss had no fear.....

Nathan going over the firecracker rules with everyone. 

Archer looking pretty good in his new birthday boots! 

Goldie is getting her mom pose down pretty good. And since I wouldn't let her play with as much fire as she would of liked she decided she would mother everyone. 

Last minute we got some extra kiddos to celebrate with and I think everyone had a great time! 

Jacey Lynn 💗

This guy sure is growing up on me. 

This was one of Archer's favorite firecrackers.

These sweet boys have been friends for a long time. 

Just because he is to dang cute in his hat. 

And incase anyone was wondering Uncle Andy and Goldie are still pretty great buddies. 

And last but not least what would the 4th be without a giant folding chair! 
We had such a great time with with family and friends and no major injuries so I say it was a win! 
Also I promise I took pictures of Dakota, just never got one where he was standing still with my camera!

Week recap

June 16, 2018

 Last Sunday I decided to take a little social media break but don't worry I still snapped pictures of our week! It definitely was nice taking a little break from it all. I can absolutely get caught up in the comparison game and feeling like I'm not good enough and doing everything wrong. So it was nice just to enjoy my family this week and be present. BUT I missed everyone! I missed being a part of your lives and you all being a part of ours! A social media detox was nice and I will probably do it again, but maybe not for a whole week! 

So since I wasn't checking my phone all the time we had some time to actually do things. I hate to admit how much time I actually have my nose in my phone, so this past week was a huge eye opener! I'll be honest I enjoy checking out for a bit and looking at Instagram and I still will.....but not all day long. 😉

So we spent time making cookies. 

And fixing broken doors. 

I said "yes" a lot more this week instead of "in a minute." 

And I think everyone enjoyed that a bit more. 

We played a bunch of board games,

And a couple twister tournaments. 

I said yes to playing in the mud.

And the babies learned how to drink out of the hose. 

This little peanut loved playing in the mud. 

I watched from the porch with a diet pepsi and I loved that. 

Goldie Jean learned all about making mud pies.

Dakota had a follow up eye appointment from his eye surgery and got a great report and the all clear to swim! So he was a happy guy. 

I love getting to sneak in some one on one time with the kiddos but this guy holds a special spot in my heart. Probably because we both share the middle child spot. 

We painted pictures. 

Goldie was quick to ditch the paper and just go straight to painting her fingernails. 

We had living room picnics and star wars movie marathons.

We had lots of baseball games.......during one of them this one decided to not use the bathroom (UGH!!) and go in his pants instead so he had to sit in the stroller of shame without pants until Uncle Andy showed up with a new pair. Potty training is definitely the part of motherhood I could do without. 

#2 is a pretty cute ball player. 

Goldie rocked her first ponytail this week,

and took on the role of assistant coach. 

Ugh little baseball players melt me! 


And finally this morning the big kids worked on the new kiwi crate that came the mail and Hemphill Hospital is currently seeing new patients. It was a nice week and a good mental health break but I would be lying if I didn't say I was happy to be connected again!