Thursday, October 31, 2013


Watching: The Walking Dead. This season is crazy! I'm loving it though.

Thinking about: The holidays. It's officially Halloween, the kick-off of the most wonderful time of the year, if you will. I'm so looking forward to experiencing everything with two kids this year.

Listening to: iTunes radio. I really like it. I'm usually listening to the Mumford and Sons station.
Excited about: Olivia's birthday party this weekend. She's been looking forward to her "flower party" for a long time and I hope she loves how it comes together.

Reading:  I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (so good) and we will decide at the book club meeting on Friday what to read next.

Eating:  Sweet potatoes! It's finally sweet potato season. And although I eat them regularly anyway, we always eat them a little more this time of year. :)

*I can't seem to fix the dang font size on these posts and it drives me crazy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Four Simple Goals

A Beautiful Mess posted their Four Simple Goals and I just love the idea!

1. Eat something green every day. I stole this one straight from them,
but it's such a good one. That one simple push to eat a little better
every single day.

2. Read more. I'm getting better at this. It really helps that
my sister in law asked me to join her book club. That gives me a
little extra push. I don't just want to read for myself though,
I want to spend more time reading to the girls.
We used to be so good about nightly story time and I'd love to get 
back to that.

3. Less TV; more music. This one kind of speaks for itself.
I'm sure we can all benefit from less TV.

4. Have date nights with my husband. Or date days. 
Either or. I just really miss having that time together.
It's hard with kids. Especially one thats food source comes 
directly from me, but to have a little romance in our lives will be totally
worth it.

Halloween Party!

This morning was Olivia's school
Halloween party and costume parade.
My little Smurfett had a blast.

^^ Cousins Zaiden and Isaiah^^

^^Friends Caelan and Chloe^^

^^Isn't little Doc McStuffins the cutest??^^

^^Egg and Bacon. Hilarious.^^

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Leija Littles

{ Olivia }

The things she convinces her dad to do
freak me the heck out.

{ Lola }

She wants to be near Olivia
(or me)
at all times.
I love how much she loves her sister.

*after nearly a year of 5 facts on my weekly Leija Littles
posts, I think I'm just going to include one significant fact
from here on out.*

Monday, October 28, 2013

Olivia: 4 year pictures

A week from tomorrow,
my biggest baby will turn four.
I wanted to take some pictures to
mark the occasion and also
to display at her birthday party.
Luis watched Lola,
so it was just she and I
and we had so much fun.
I loved having the one on one
time with her and she was definitely
diggin' all the attention.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall Fest

Last night we went to a local fall festival 
in town.
It was way too crowded for Luis and I,
but Olivia loved it and had a good time.