April Cherry Blossom Photo Shoot

October 27, 2012

For our photo shoot in April we went to downtown DC for annual cherry blossom festival (Thanks Penny!) It was a lot of fun, and I was VERY grateful for Penny driving us there. I am still terrified to drive on the interstate roads here. I did once, it was an awful experience that ended […]

Spring Flowers

October 26, 2012

I love being a mom. I love how Katelyn and I are best friends, we have so much fun together. It’s amazing at what small and simple things bring lots of joy. A bottle of bubbles. A basket of dandelions and pansies. A wonderful spring afternoon.                   […]

Katelyn’s Photo Shoot {February}

May 17, 2012

Finally, some February pictures! It was pretty chilly, so we decided to try an indoor studio set up this time, complete with a giant lollipop sucker! Anything for cooperation right?                       And yes, Katelyn of course doesn’t always cooperate or like her pictures being taken… […]

Good Morning Sunshine

March 16, 2012

The Blue Box

December 27, 2011

This lovely surprise came to us in the mail a few months back…   It was full of presents and goodies, and  a little note…       My lovely sister Anna sent this fun package to us! We were instructed to open a present when we were feeling blue – to help give us […]

A Journal for Katelyn

December 27, 2011

Katelyn wanted me to make her a journal too! I tried a different technique than what we had learned earlier. Instead of two different materials to cover the book and the binding – it’s one continuous piece of paper.     Katelyn loves having her own journal. It’s the perfect size for her and they […]

Craft Day

December 24, 2011

We had a very fun play date/craft day with some friends! My good friend Rachel was super sweet and taught us how to make journals! It was so cool to learn how to make them from scratch! I LOVE mine! (Rachel made one for me as a gift last year and I can’t wait to […]


December 24, 2011

This little girl is so fun. I remember playing with olives – back when they would fit on my fingers.  I don’t know why but they would taste better if you could eat them off your fingers.   Our lunch dates are always so fun and so messy! I tried out a new recipe – […]

Home-made Strawberry Jam

December 22, 2011

Home-made freezer jam is sooo good! It’s definitely a summer tradition and so much fun. We lovingly call it ‘Strawberry Sugar’ instead of Jam.   Because it practically is just strawberry flavored sugar. But – it is so delicious and so much better than the store bought stuff – BRAD! 🙂   For one of […]

My Grandma Bear

November 12, 2011

Why does it hurt so bad when someone dies?   My beautiful Grandma – Ella Jelene Maag – died yesterday evening. She was surrounded by her sweetheart and her children. She died peacefully in her sleep.   She was so brave, she battled a brain tumor and the aftermath of cancer and treatments for one […]