Fall, Lately

This year, we took Ellie apple picking. It is one of my favorite activities to do as a family. We can’t make it every year, but when we do, it’s always delightful. In late September, I went with Keegan on a work trip to Santa Barbara. It was my first time there, and I fell… Continue reading Fall, Lately

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This summer, we’ve been exploring Kansas City like crazy. After months of Saturdays dedicated to dance practice, naps and errands, it’s been fun to revisit favorite adventures. One of the places Ellie most enjoys going is Sea Life Aquarium. It’s small in size, which makes it perfect for little kids with short attention spans. Also,… Continue reading Lately

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Here is Ellie “flying” baby bear as a kite. She’s never not running (or talking). A few weeks ago, we went to Deanna Rose with Ellie. She brought her “baby brother” Sweetie. I’ve thought this doll was a girl for years, but guess I was wrong. Ellie had her first formal recital a few weeks… Continue reading Lately

Happy Birthday Ellie

It’s hard to believe this photo was taken 4 years ago, because when I look at it, it feels like a lifetime or two has passed. In the last four years, we have learned a lot together.┬áBut, a few things remain the same. She is still the sun in my sky and my love forever.… Continue reading Happy Birthday Ellie

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We were given a fancy swing set by some very sweet people. When we surprised Ellie with it, she said “Oh my gosh,” which is something she’s never said before. She then asked if we could keep it. The home I grew up in had lilacs at the edge of the yard. It’s such a… Continue reading Lately

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This tree is in our backyard, and it is spectacular. I mean, come on. This was the first year we dyed eggs with Ellie. We went old school, and the results were still really pretty. These two are like two peas in a pod. It snowed on Easter in KC this year, so we hunted… Continue reading Lately

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Lately: Christmas, Mostly

This has been the first year I wasn’t worried about Ellie purposely breaking ornaments. So naturally, I breathed many sighs of relief. What I did not anticipate was that she would begin decorating our tree. In the days approaching Christmas, she added coasters, a wash cloth, wet wipes, jewelry, a headband, personal artwork and all… Continue reading Lately: Christmas, Mostly

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