Friday, January 2, 2015

New Blog!

Please head on over to Tattles and Tells, the official site to read the blog. I will no longer be using this one. This one is nice though! If you're subscribed via e-mail, you will have to re-sign up over there, but there is a link for that! It's still a work in progress, and nothing is really complete minus the blog transfer.

Happy New Year!

Friday, April 26, 2013


Ian meet and beat his trike-a-thon goal!! Thank you for those who participated! (You can still donate until next week).

Ian putting his helmet on.

Ian having a fantastic time riding!

Love the look on his face here!

Ian's school has met their goal as well. So, we're pretty pumped up. Eventually, Ian got off of his bike and began running and dodging other children on their bikes. I had to caution him against that.

On another note, this weekend, Stephen and I will be digging up nearly our entire yard getting it ready for next spring and other awesome plans that we have. We are also throwing away scraps and tables and things from the backyard that are atrocious. We got our dumpster in:

Photo courtesy of my mom.

If you're bored this weekend, you should stop by and help!

Thanks again for everybody that helped! (Mainly, all of the grandparents and God parents!!)


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ian's Trike-a-thon

I'm a terrible mom and forgot to ask people all week long, but Ian is participating in a Trike-a-thon tomorrow at his school to raise money for St. Jude's. He is super about it. At school, they have learned all about bike safety and will be putting it to use tomorrow.

Ian's goal is to raise $100.00 total. And because I just remembered about this, we have raised $0. Anything would be appreciated, even $1.

Ian has his own personal donation site: Ian's Trike-a-thon.

Thanks in advance for your donation! I'll try and post pictures tomorrow of him riding.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


It's been nearly a year since I've last posted. And, instead of chatting the entire time, I'm going to share with you the most excited girl in the world:

 Mila and Stephen went on a daddy daughter date and Mila was super pumped up. She picked out her outfit and everything. She was doing all kinds of twirls and saying "princess" the entire time. So cute, so excited. I'm sure she'll continue to love these pictures in the future.


Monday, May 14, 2012


Haven't shared a picture of the babies in a while, they're almost the same size now. Here they are with Julian when we were returning from the Farmer's Market.

Ian's super over-the-top personality is coming out more and more everyday. He is so funny! And Ms Mila is talking more and more. She is very feisty too and is standing up for herself to Ian, love it!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gluten Free Update

Incase you forgot, we are now on a gluten free diet for Ian. He is incredibly hyper (ADHD diagnosed by me) and I've done a lot of research on gluten free diets, we decided it couldn't hurt to try it out.

I don't know exactly how long it has been, but it's been a while. And, so far, very successful. Very. At first, I wasn't sure. But, then, he has accidently had gluten a few times, oops, and the change is humongous. It isn't very hard, not yet anyways. I find, we just eat cleaner meals. I actually lost weight at first because it was so different, awesome consequence. Ian didn't though, don't worry. He enjoys healthy foods, so it hasn't been a difficult transition, plus there are a ton of gluten free alternatives out there if he just has to have something.

Example of his daily foods? For breakfast, usually Chex (gluten free) cereal with milk and some juice, water, or a piece of fruit. Then, he snacks ALL DAY LONG. This is always mixed, carrots, fruits, pirate booty (yes, that's a real thing), or cheese and gluten free crackers. Oh, another favorite is corn tortillas with hummus. For lunch, he might have a boiled egg or a rice cake with peanut butter and jelly... it really just depends on what he's in the mood for. One difficult part is Ian doesn't really like meat. He'll eat deli meat, so we'll try to incorporate that some, but he probably gets most of his protein from peanut butter, eggs, and milk. Which seems to be working fine for him.

We got some Kerby Lane gluten free pancake mix and I made waffles with it the other weekend (Apple Cinnamon) and I'm never going back to regular waffles. These things were amazing. So Delicious!!

Funny enough, Stephen and I have found, that Ian will usually choose the gluten free choice. We think that he must notice it makes him feel different. Or maybe, he just likes those foods better! Who knows, but we are going to keep it going! It is more expensive, but there are coupons online and we've reverted back to making a meal plan. I like the meal plan, we don't follow it to the T, but it's nice to have quick gluten free options already written out for me to choose  from.

Mila supporting Ian's old shirt!
Ian at the doctor's office.
Okay, got to run now, busy, busy day! Peace!


Thursday, March 29, 2012


The kids love when Franny comes in for a visit. Her and Ian built a ginormous, long train out of some blocks the yesterday, it took lots of focus.

If I'm being completely honest, I'm surprised it was so long... it was very wobbly on the round blocks. But, they had a blast, that's all that matters. It's so wonderful to have help like this every once in a while! Like, earlier in the week when Jackie helped me clean out Ian's room and get rid of a bunch of clothes!

For those of you who don't have facebook, we took the kids to take bluebonnet pictures earlier this week, I'm in love!!

I know what you're thinking, adorable. Ha! It was really quick, but lots of fun! We're still here, and still doing fine. All that I can say, is thank goodness I have a chiropractor grandma, awesome parents, awesome friends, and great kids. My arm feels like it's almost back to normal now. I feel for my mom know who's had these tense shoulder problems before, it literally immobilizes you! She wasn't messing around. :)