St. Patrick’s Day Holyoke Road Race.

Around here St. Patrick's Day is a big deal. We actually have one of the largest parades on the east coast to celebrate it. We spend the day before the parade at the St. Patrick's Day Holyoke Road Race. There were almost 7000 runners this year! It's not all about the runners though.It's basically a huge street party. It's the only day we can walk about with open beverages and not get weird … [Read more...]

How We Spent Sawyer’s Birthday

I can't believe my baby is one. His actually birthday was on Thursday so I cleared my whole schedule and we went out for the day and the computers went completely away. It landed on a school day so once I dropped Gavin off at school (he hates the bus) I stopped by Dunkin' Donuts and grabbed him a double chocolate donut. It's safe to say he liked it. Here's a video of his first taste of a donut … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday {iPhone #hacked by Tween!}

I left my phone on the counter in the kitchen the other day and Johnny thought it would be funny to jump on my instagram account and post this picture of himself to be funny. I laughed. And then I posted this back. Did I mention half the girls in his class follow me. He said. Well played mom. It's safe to say I won't be hacked again. {and yes that's HIS mustache!} ONLY … [Read more...]

Eleven Months Old {Sawyer James}

I've waited til the last possible moment to post these 11 month shots. I took them at the beginning of the month but when I looked at them later I was so disappointed that he was crying in almost every photo. I didn't get many shots to begin with because I wasn't interested in torturing him. We've been busy cutting teeth this month. So many of our photos look like this. Now that his birthday is … [Read more...]

{Wordless Wednesday} Birthday Cupcakes Muffins!

This past weekend was my husbands birthday and the kids made to celebrate. My husbands favorite color just happens to be green so we made them St. Patty's themed. They worked so hard! They wanted special two toned cupcakes so they took even longer. (giveaway coming) Johnny even made the frosting from scratch and Gavin even grabbed a bag and frosted his own! I think they did a great job. … [Read more...]

Planning Sawyer’s 1st Birthday – Invites & We Picked A Theme!

Ack! We are in the last month. We're talking days away from his birthday. I can't believe the time has come. I've spent a lot of time thinking and now it's time to start doing because this little cutie is turning one soon! We finally decided on a theme. Remember when I just couldn't decide on a birthday theme? Well, while I was busy finding more themes to make things more difficult it just hit … [Read more...]

Ten Months Old {Sawyer James}

So much for being on time this month! Tomorrow baby boy turns 11 months but if it counts I *did* take the photos on his 10 month date I have just failed to blog them. So, in hopes that I'm not just lying to myself I'll take some cute Vday pics tomorrow as well as his 11 month and get the post up right away. Yeah, right. Getting things done right away isn't happening anywhere lately. Ten months … [Read more...]

Use Your Photos {Photo Prep & Storage}

As you know I love taking photos. I have tried so many ways to keep those memories alive and failed miserably at a lot of them. This year I'm trying a few new things and thought I'd make it a monthly blog post since I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in need of a little direction. Feel free to use your favorite online photo site of choice, if you don't have one you can use Shutterfly with me. If … [Read more...]

{Wordful Wednesday} Sports

I'm so late, I know. Yesterday we mourned the loss of my husbands grandfather and quite honestly by the time I got home from the day I was exhausted and turning on my computer was not happening. Around here it's a good thing I don't have to turn my laptop on during the weekends either as they have become completely overtaken by the boys sports programs. Gavin isn't thrilled with basketball but … [Read more...]