Thursday, April 16, 2015

This little guy turns three next week.....


This may be my favorite picture I have taken of all time!  Love my Sam and his big baby blue's!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My little hunter and gatherer during Mikey and Alyssa's outdoor workout clinic....




If only I could be so entertained.....







Reminiscing....

I have been reminiscing lately......

I can't believe three years have passed since these photos were taken. 



Monday, April 13, 2015

Pineapple Fever

I have caught some pineapple fever.  My cravings listed below.....


Pineapple tee from Tory Burch
Pineapple stationary from Anthropologie
Swimsuit from Seafolly
Wallpaper from Rifle Company

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Flowers...

It is all about the little things.  Recently I have been reminded of this principal.  The little decisions and little things we do or don't do each day eventually have big consequences!

I am grateful for the little things in life that help guide me in my life.  I am reminded that small and simple acts and memories are the most important!  

Kids are so great at finding joy in the little things.....especially little Catherine.




A powder donut mustache.....the best kind....





Little moments are what are most important in my life as a mother! 


Friday, April 10, 2015

April is a month of birthdays around here.  Mike, Sam and I all have birthdays within a week of each other.  It is also a month when I love to spruce things up wardrobe wise.  I love to shop the month of April.....more than any other time of year.  It is always refreshing to revamp my wardrobe and freshen up with accessories during the spring months. 

I love "fashion" (as Cath calls it).  I especially enjoy "fashion" in the spring.  I am a visual person of sorts.  So to me fashion is a fun, creative outlet!   

My top favorites the month of April...

1) A great white blouse.  Every year I invest/splurge in a whimsical crisp white blouse.  It is my go to.....through the entire summer and into fall.





2) Espadrilles.  I invested this year in a pair of Tory Burch espadrilles, and I can honestly say I wear them almost every day.  A great pair of shoes can be worth a splurge because they LAST!  



3) A fresh spring tote.  One with a little different shape to it, and a pop of color.  We are lucky to have a Kate Spade outlet not far from our house.   


4) Bright accessories.  I couldn't have a favorite outfit and not be wearing something hot pink. 




And of course an almost three year old blue eyed boy is the BEST kind of accessory!  


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Every time I look at pictures of my children I smile ear to ear.  Hum....hence the reason I take a LOT!   I have certain people in my life that are nurturing in nature, and are genuinely good at taking care of people.  My closest friends all share that quality.  They are kind, generous in nature and being around them makes me feel simply "taken care of".  I happen to be very lucky that my oldest daughter Alyssa falls into the above category.  

She was born a nurturer.  Her little spirit has always been larger than her stature.  She is caring, loving and has a gift of "taking care of people".  I have so many vivid memories of her caring nature smoothing over emotions over the years.  One of which included her at the age of 5 with Mike gone all of the time busy with residency, and me on the verge of a physical/emotional break down.  She would climb on my bed give me a huge hug, rub my arm and say "Don't worry Mom, I will take care of you."  One of my most humbling memories of parenthood.   

She truly has a special place in my heart, as do all of my children.  I hope she continues to know and have confidence in her nurturing attributes.  We live in a harsh cruel world.  Teenagers and even pre-teens can sometimes be so "not" nice.  I pray every day that she continues to love and serve others the way she was born with capabilities to do.   Gifts like her nurturing nature are rare and precious!  I am grateful for gifts!