Friday, August 15, 2014


Our hearts have been pretty heavy these past several weeks.
It's so hard to believe our baby is starting Kindergarten!
I know the day to day things won't change all at once, and at the same time, we're feeling a sense of transition on the horizon. I'm so happy Maya will have new experiences and meet fun friends and learn from many different teachers throughout her life. Truly, I am. But for now, at the beginning of something new, it's hard not to reminisce and feel overwhelming gratitude for what we've had together.

A little tribute to our Sunshine... the sweetie who made me a mommy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Crawford, Nebraska

Very last minute, I made plans to travel West towards the end of the summer.
The girls and I were so excited to attend the Christensen Reunion 
at Fort Robinson in Crawford, Nebraska.
We had so much fun swimming in the creek, riding horses, eating icnics in the TeePee, playing with lots and lots of cousins, meeting baby Owen, biking, catching up with family, and enjoying the beautiful scenery! Our trip didn't end in Nebraska... 
but unfortunately our camera battery did! 
From Denver, the girls and I drove to Utah with Nicole and cute Piper, and then I was lucky enough to spend a few days with my wonderful girlfriends while M & m spent a few days with their Nana and Papa. My friends and I were celebrating 10 years since we had been in Romania and had so much fun being together again. It was so much fun seeing good friends who I have missed so so much! I'm only wishing I had taken some pictures. Then we flew to California and spent another week there with Grandma & Papa and the Hedlunds. We were away from home for three fun-filled weeks and missed Daddy a lot, but we had so much fun seeing so many friends and spending time with family. It turned out to be one of our best trips ever.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Olson Visit

 We had so much fun with the Olsons when they came to visit in July!
Thanks for coming to play!

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July

We spent the 4th of July weekend with the Guthries and had so much fun!
Swimming and BBQ and sparklers and canning peaches and fireworks all with family we love...
A perfect 4th of July!
Thank you, Guthries! xo