Mom’s First Trip to the Beach

The best part of this trip was getting to take my mom on her first trip to the beach!  It was SO special. The idea started at the beginning of the summer.  I’ve been wanting to do something special for my mom since we both celebrate “big” birthdays next year.  How do you even begin…

Rest and Recharge

Enjoying the last of my vacation this afternoon.  It’s been a while since my last blog post, but today seems like a great day to start back.  There are just so many things I love about vacation – the break, the trip, the adventure, the unknown, the change of scenery, the change of routine, and…

2014 – A Year of Incredible Moments

Little did I know what 2014 had in store on New Year’s Eve 2013.  So many moments that would come as a surprise and one huge blessing! I saw this idea on Pinterest around New Year’s Eve last year and decided to try it for 2014.  It has been something I’ve kept up with all…

Happy Holidays

This holiday season was extra special this year! Every holiday was a “first” for Ezra. Halloween The Despicable Me 2 family The cutest minion I’ve ever seen The Frozen family Thanksgiving Ezra got to meet his great-grandparents Four Generations Christmas James River Christmas Celebration Christmas Eve Ezra’s First Christmas Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!…

Fall Favorites

There are many things I love about fall! Here are some of my favorite moments from fall this year: Gotta love PBR Weekend! Jess and I took a fall road trip to Denton, TX… And enjoyed lots of fried food at the Texas State Fair. “Big Tex” Our family loves the fall National Harvest Festival at…

All About Ezra James

 My nephew, Ezra James Harwood is one week old today! He was born Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:02 a.m. Ezra this post is all about you and about those who love you! Well Ezra you didn’t arrive on Labor Day like we all predicted.  We waited and waited all week… and then the doctor…

It’s Labor Day

Today is Labor Day.  It’s a day my family has been looking forward to since January when we found out my sister was pregnant and her due date was Labor Day.  Today is her actual due date and we were all hoping she would be in labor on Labor Day!  I guess there are still a few…

2 Brunettes a Blonde and a Redhead Go to the Beach

I woke up this morning wanting to pack my beach bag for the day and just walk down the street to the beach. It’s only been a week and I’m already ready to go back to the beach.  At least it was a reality for a week! That’s right 2 brunettes, a blonde and a redhead…

REST.

REST. Vacation summed up in one word. An amazing week of relaxation and lots of fun and laughs at Maderia Beach, Florida. More posts of pictures and trip details to come 🙂 I reread the book Captivating on this vacation.  I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it before. Sitting on the beach, looking…

Ships Ahoy! It’s a Boy! – Harwood Baby Shower

Baby Boy Harwood is going to arrive in less than 2 months!  I can’t wait for my nephew to arrive!!! This Saturday was a great opportunity to shower my sister Erin and her husband, Jonathan, with gifts for the baby and the nursery before he arrives! It was fun planning a nautical themed shower with…

The Difference A Year Can Make

Thinking about this 4th of July weekend and remembering 4th of July weekend last year. It made me think about this quote by C.S. Lewis This was one of my favorite pictures from last year. Looking at this picture a year later, I realize how our friendship remains the same, but so much has changed…

A Few of My Favorite Things – Summer

This summer is flying by…. I can’t believe it’s already July. I just love summer!  There are so many small things I love about summer. Here are a few of my favorites: Perfect evenings for taking a drive on some dirt roads with all the windows down to unwind from the day. Springfield Cardinals Games…