Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Back To School

Jackson and Avery are both enjoying their last full week of Summer Vacation this week. We are celebrating with a long weekend trip to Chicago to visit Six Flags Great America. :-) We leave this Thursday and come back on Sunday. Then we'll be gearing up for "Back to School!"

Jackson will be a first grader this year!!! He's going back to Long Elementary and his teacher's name is Mrs. Craden. He's very excited to start back to school and that makes me so happy!

Avery will be in Pre-K this year. Her last year of preschool!! :-( She is going back to Lindbergh Early Childhood Education and she is going to be in the Caterpillar Room with Ms. Darr and Ms. Beel. Jackson was in this same class for Pre-K so I'm excited for Avery since I really loved both of these teachers. Avery is going half day on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Avery is also really excited to go back to school this year!!

We're hoping for another great year of school and looking forward to all the learning and growing they'll do!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Playing Baseball Under the Lights

Jackson's last game of the season with his Rangers team was this past Monday night. They got their medals before the game, which is always exciting. It was his first time getting to play an evening game under the lights! It was a nice evening to watch him play ball and as always, he did great!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


My sister and I met up at a local, public sunflower field this past Sunday evening to get some updated pictures of the kids. I had never been to a sunflower field before, but it was a dream of mine ever since I started my photography journey. Despite the fact that it was super hot and super crowded, we got some great shots and I'm excited to share them with you today.

Our main goal was to get a cousins shot which we were able to accomplish! After that we had some specific shots we wanted to get as well but anything else was just icing on the cake. We managed to get most of what we wanted, despite the sweat dripping down our faces and the bees trying to attack us! Ha. My nephew Emerson (red overalls) was the only one that gave us some trouble (terrible twos, ha), so unfortunately we didn't get an individual shot of him by himself, but we got just about everything else we wanted so that's pretty good. :-) I can't say that I blame him for not being too willing to cooperate. It was HOT!!

Friday, July 13, 2018

5 on Friday!

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!

We got Jackson's baseball pictures back recently and he looks so handsome and grown up!

Last week I happened to have my camera at work because I had a photo session in the city right after work and before I left for the day, there happened to be a rainbow and I was able to get a quick picture of it. So pretty.

Last Saturday the weather was beautiful, so we took advantage of it and headed to Six Flags for the evening. We have season passes so we love to go out there and spend some family time together. They have their Mardi Gras Parade going on this month which was fun to see and the kids got a TON of beads! While we were there, Jackson asked if we could go to Hurricane Harbor sometime soon, which is the water park at Six Flags, so since I was off Monday, my Mom and I decided to take the kids there. We had so much fun both days!

The kids at Hurricane Harbor on Monday!

We have an upcoming Disneyland trip planned for the last week in September so I ordered a few shirts for us for the 4 days that we'll be there.

These 2 are for Avery and I.

This one is for Jackson because he LOVES Space Mountain!

These two are for Jake and I. ;-)

Mine and Jake's 11 Year Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow. :-) While we don't have an elaborate trip planned like last year, we are planning to spend a night out together. I can't believe it's been 11 years already. It's been a great 11 years and I am so happy to be sharing my life with Jake!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

West Palm Beach Vacation: Day 7

Day 7 was Friday and our last full day in Florida. My parents, Jake and I and the kids all drove 2 1/2 hours north that morning to visit Kennedy Space Center for the day. My nieces decided that a day relaxing at the rental house sounded better so they opted to stay back. Ha!

We decided to go to KSC because Jackson is really into learning about Space! I will say that we all had fun and there a few things special for the kids to do, however, for the most part it was over Jackson's head and a little too much information for him. Both he and Avery got bored during parts of it so I sort of wish we would have waited a couple more years to take the kids there. Us adults really enjoyed it though and the kids did enjoy parts.

This building is ginormous. They said a regular sized car could actually fit on one of the stripes on the flag, that's how big this building is. It's hard to tell just how massive it is.

The pictures don't do this rocket ship justice. It was HUGE!!!

Jackson touching a piece of the moon.

This little see-thru tunnel was high above the main level of the building. The picture doesn't do it justice.

After we got back from Kennedy Space Center, we ordered pizza from Pizza Lino on Singer Island. We ate and then got packed so that we could be at the airport bright and early for our flight home the next morning! We had a great trip!