Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Long Weekend'ing & Overthinking

My happy place with my favorite people {minus a couple}. 
Doing what we do…wandering, exploring, posing, running, digging, loving every minute of the time we have in the sand and on the boards.

I love these little people. 

Sigh...I miss our oldest. 
A mama is supposed to have all her boys with her. 
Where is the, " magic fix everything and make it the way you want it to be", button? 
I mean c'mon! 

Look…I don't regret a thing. 
I love our boy and I would choose him as my own all over again…but this is not what we hoped for…
We hoped for healing & peace & happily ever afters.
Quite frankly, this whole mess just doesn't seem fair. 

But…life ain't fair. Right?
So…enough over thinking.

Hold Hope. Choose trust. Live Joy. 
{boo-yah}

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pure Simple Joy

Pure Joy.

I surprised our sweet boy on his birthday by showing up to school midday with a car full of balloons and a plan to whisk him away for an afternoon of making dreams come true!!!

His FIRST time ice skating…and my goodness, he was fantastic! 

He has been long dreaming of a day to skate on "real ice". 
I feel honored to have been able to make his dream come true. 
Honored.
This guy has been through a lot this year.
He has loved and lost…in ways he does not understand.
He daily chooses to be brave…tries to trust…and wants more than anything to love & be loved.

Like I said, I am HONORED to have been able to make one of his dreams come true.
And am thrilled to report: This was his best birthday ever. 

From start to finish…he was filled with joy. 
It was beautiful.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Birthday Boy

SOMEONE IS 9!!!
I can't believe it. I can't believe it. 
He was just a babe…and now…he's a mini man!
I'll avoid being cliche and gushing on and on about how, "I wish I could freeze time"...I will simply say, "YAY! It's your birthday! I hope it rocked!"
{It totally rocked, btw.}

We love you Armani Joshua Willey. 
Forever & Ever. 
No matter what.

*Those party decoration were a major score from the Halloween Clearance section! How perfect! Right?! He has had some of the funnest themes thanks to Halloween Clearance. So tip, if you have any winter birthday's…the same strategy holds true for Xmas decor clearance…just saying'.*

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween


 Happy Halloween!
This year was just as fun as all the rest. Family themed costumes. Class parties, parades, and all sorts of jazz. Trick or treating with new friends and running into old ones along the way. And oh, the candy! What's not to love about Halloween?!

A few questions answered {for the last time}:
1) Not Robin Hood
2) Yes, Peter Pan has a shadow…it's how he meets Wendy!
3) Tick Tock Croc
4) Smee…ya know, Captain Hook's sidekick?
5) I know, right? No one wanted to be Captain Hook! Crazy?!

Guess what movie we're watching tonight?


ps-i know, I don't blog anymore, ever! It's so sad. Hopefully that's all gonna change soon…hopefully.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

random rambling

Just a few things.
- Pray for us and our oldest. For his healing. For our healing. For peace. For endurance. For patience. For joy. For love to win. 
- What the heck, Halloween is almost here. How?
 - Um, I'm going to Cancun in less than two weeks! Girls weekend! {this makes my life seem far more glamorous then it really is...you know just flying down to cancun for some girl time...lol}
 - Look up at that last pic and please note: I am wearing a romper. Still not sure how I feel about that. 
- My baby is a toddler. 
- What is Pokemon and why is it taking over my world?

Monday, October 6, 2014

early risers

 Take me back...
to when waking up early meant sneaking out for pancakes and hitting the waves before anyone else was even out of bed...
These two.
Still waking up super early.
If only there was beach near by so that they didn't tear my house to shreds before everyone else was out of bed. Good thing they're so stinking cute. 
What?
I told ya'll it wasn't perfect around here.
I am not a morning person.
{Like for real...Worst. Morning. Person. EVER!}