My Brother’s Super Power | #WDSD14 #T21 #DownSyndrome

A big thanks to my daughter Emma for guesting posting and sharing her thoughts on her brother who has Down Syndrome. Hi everyone! I’m Emma. I am 15 years old and tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day so I want to tell you about my little brother. I’m sure what I am about to say, […]

Making Holiday MOMents with Sprout #SproutMOMents

The holidays can be a crazy time of year and if you happen to have a larger or mixed family, like we do, then it can be extra crazy. The chaos with the kids alone is tough but then you have Christmas shopping, decorating, getting that perfect Christmas card picture, cooking making. And then you […]

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky | Happy 1st Birthday to My Baby Jack!

Happy Wordless Wednesday! As you know, we’ve been on vacation the past two weeks traveling from Illinois down to Florida, and back up again. On the way down and back up, we stopped a few times at different places and I’m looking forward to writing all the reviews to share the great time we had. […]

Family Portraits with Ashley Francis Photography | Aurora, IL

Our Experience with Ashley Francis PhotographyAurora, IL On Wednesday, I posted a few pictures from our family photo shoot with Ashley from Ashley Francis Photography but I want to share more with you and tell you all about our experience with her. If you are my friend on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram, […]

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky | Family Photos with Ashely Francis Photography

Happy Wordless Wednesday! We had a photo shoot with Ashely from Ashley Francis Photography over the weekend. I haven’t had a chance to write my review just yet but I wanted to share some of our photos with you anyway! She did such a fantastic job, I love each and every photo she took.   […]

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky | Instagram

Happy Wordless Wednesday!Well… I can’t guarentee it will be wordless, so let’s just make it “Happy Wednesday” where I get to share my pictures for the week.This week I am going to share some of my Instagram pictures from the past week.I don’t think this one needs any explanation:   And here are some others […]

Wordless Wednesday w/Linky | Week of Photos #WW

Happy Wordless Wednesday!   I’m just going to share our week with ya…   My CutiePie: Yeah, I couldn’t help it. When I saw Willie, I needed to get a shot with him. I’m cool like that.  Showing of his Huggies:   My exclusively breastfed baby… think he eats enough?   We went to Medieval […]

Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Happy Wordless Wednesday!   Happy Hump Day!   Happy Thanksgiving Eve!   I thought I would share some recent photos of my kids… we were taking practice shots for family photos, so Mike and I are not in these. As you can see… Austin does not like to cooperate. Baby Jack was sleeping and I […]

Our Visit to Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

KEY LIME COVE INDOOR WATER PARK in GURNEE, IL Before telling you anything about Key Lime Cove, let me start by saying that Key Lime Cove is our new favorite “get away”! We are a large family so our ‘so-called-vacations’ tend to be smaller “get aways” so that we can go more often than the […]

Wordless Wednesday: So Thankful! (#linky) #ww

I couldn’t sleep last night. Even though I had no sleep the night before because of Gracie. And my current state of my bladder/pregnancy. I was so exhausted, but I could not sleep. We’ve been faced with a bit of a “crisis”. Crisis to me – is probably not a crisis to anyone else though… […]

Flashback Friday: Don’t Blink!

Throughout the year, there are the little things that spark my memories into full gear… and I get all mushy about it.Like a couple of weeks ago was Emma’s 13th birthday and I just can not believe she is 13. I can not believe my son is in high school.Gracie never ceases to amaze me […]

Wordless Wednesday: Family Photos {#linky}

Hello everyone… Welcome to “Wordless Wednesday”, although here it will never be ‘wordless’. It’s a fault of mine – I can’t keep my mouth shut, haha. Today I wanted to share some family photos from last weekend. We all went to a nearby park and took some photos. They turned out okay. I am not […]

Showing Off My Family Pictures… Come See!

We went out in the miserably cold Chicago-Land weather today to suffer through a little family photo shoot. It was 45 degrees and raining ALL DAY. In the afternoon it slowed down to a drizzle so we hopped into the car & headed out to the river. It was CHAOTIC. Nobody wanted to be out […]


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