Thursday, May 8, 2014

main floor updates

Welcome, don't forget to take your shoes off at the door:) {unless you are hubs, he never remembers}

Home to me is comfort, a place to bond, relax and make memories. My goal is that our boys always feel safe, comforted and enjoy being at home. I have such fond memories of the home my momma created and I hope that they grow up with them as well!

Here is a few of the updates we've done since we moved in. We {and by "we" I mean hubs}, added a built in bookshelf, installed laminate flooring and painted the main floor and most of the upstairs<---I actually did this one, with the help of my awesome daddy.

The formal dining room got turned into hubs book room and my office! The site lines are perfect for viewing the little man while I do homework.

 Our entry wall is a display of my heart, my boys. I also have an heirloom piece from my Nanny, I promise mom and dad I won't paint it!
Down the hall is the rectangle of the home:) our family room, eat-in, and kitchen are all in the back part of our house and is prefect for entertaining and watching the kiddos while I cook/work. We definitely spend most of our time here!
and from a different view;)

The improving the backyard has really expanded our living space and most evenings we play games, roast marshmallows or splash in the plastic pool. Our hope is to update the play set over the summer but for now we are enjoy the finished patio and updated garden! 
Our home, my heart

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

baby prepping

Over half way through {we hope}!
This week marks 21 weeks pregnant with  little baby Logan Wesley.

isn't this one of the sweetest profiles you've ever laid eyes on?!?

 Littlest man is now weighing in at 14 ounces and is all cuteness! He sure didn't want his picture taken at our ultrasound but mommy got a few great ones!

you talking about me mom?!?

Maw Maw, little man and I had fun shopping for "Logie" Saturday, he made out like a bandit! Spoiled too much and he isn't even here yet! {and, shouldn't be any other way}
I have officially started the baby prepping this past week for littlest man! I sorted my hand-me-downs, cleaned all my bottles, and started working on the closet for baby! This week I want to sort his socks, shoes and coats by size and all that goodness and thrift some d├ęcor for his side of the room!

My body is changing lately too, it is getting a lot more uncomfortable to bend forward, my stretch marks are starting to look like a map of rivers, and the "butterfly" kicks are getting a lot more frequent! I love when the kicks are still light and I can't feel a rib cracking with every stretch and move!

too bad the cleaning bug hasn't kicked in yet;) I know hubs will appreciate when it does!

All of the boys are getting more anxious for their baby to enter the world, 9 months feels like FOREVER to a 6 year old!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

in this season

I have noticed over the last few years my season of being a mother, wife, friend has shifted. When I first got married at the young age of 21, I was all about a sparkly clean house all the time {you could eat off the floor if you wanted, and, we may or may not have eaten a pie that fell on it once}, supper was always on the table when the hubs walked in the door, and I made an effort to keep in contact with our friends regularly. I felt like I was ahead of the game and I knew what to do. It was a good positive season in my life, but it was a season.

When Zachary came along and now Simmons #4 my seasons have slowly shifted. I am lucky if I get the house picked up before bedtime, {heck, the dishes are still in the sink from dinner last night}, rarely is dinner ready before hubs gets home, usually he has to pitch in and help, and I am terrible at responding to messages and phone calls. I tend to get discouraged because I remember my old habits and self and just can't get back to that season, I put myself down because I use to be able too.

But, then I remember, I am in a different season of life, my family is too. We have moved on from our small town house and we always have a child at home-soon 2 {C and G go to their mom's most weekends}. I am so grateful for this season, I am truly learning to be more relaxed when things do not go my way {they way the are suppose to go}, the hubs and my relationship is strong and secure and my boys are going to have a heart for our Heavenly Father. We are happy and filled with love. There are moments when my house is spotless and the fridge is full and I cherish it because I know soon as the bigs get home it won't last. But, that is ok!
I shared this on my IG account, I felt accomplished this particular day.
 My house was clean, the fridge was full and Z was happy.


Most days our house looks like this, toys everywhere, dirty dishes and clothes strung
 across the house and that is o.k.
 We are happy, safe and having fun!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas mantel

Good morning
Our mantel is just too warm and cute {at least I think }
we are all about the twinkle lights in this house {minus daddy, he is neutral}
 I got all of my mantel decorations either from
Kohl's, Dollar Tree {they have pretty sweet Christmas decorations}, Goodwill
or Target.
 I am trying to not buy new Christmas decorations
 {minus the few that were calling my name;)}
and instead falling in love with the ones I already have



Sunday, November 24, 2013

outdoor lighting

We hung our outdoor lighting today {insert squeal!}
I love Christmas, everything about it makes my heart so happy!
I remember as a little girl my dad would have our entire outside light display looking like a gingerbread house {melting my heart}
And, since we have lived here we have always done a lot with out lights
{minus the very top story, Jake refuses to climb up that high},
but this year with everything else we decided to keep it very minimal and just do our porch.
It is so simple and cute.
 love it!


Friday, August 16, 2013

kids say the darnedest things!

So, let me set the setting for you.

I was finally getting to sit down and relax with my gallon bowl of salted caramel ice cream when Gabriel comes running up to me. And, asks me where I put his shoes, I tell him I believe they are in the bathroom by the toilet and he says "well, why did you put them in there?" My response was simple, " I didn't, you did." He then looks at me so blankly and says "why would I do that? That's silly."

My thoughts exactly son! Why is it kids always accuse moms of misplacing their things? Do your kids do this too?

I also thought I'd share some of the highlights {from Instagram} of our week! If you aren't following me on Instagram you should be! {cms1205}
best buds :D

Thursday, August 15, 2013

schools in session

Happy Thursday!

Every year summer {actually the whole year} seems to be getting shorter and shorter! The kids are growing WAY to fast and approaching milestones momma isn't quite ready for yet!

I am beyond excited to watch them grow and achieve things they never knew they could! Gabriel started kindergarten this year and Caleb is now a 4th grader! Holy molely! My babies are not babies anymore!

Here is some of the excitement that took place on the first morning of school!
of course Zachary had to be in the picture, too!

leaving the nest! Man slow down time!!