Friday, August 15, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 32}

Week 32 was full of adventures and fun!

Our morning walk turned into this…. {August 6}

Do you think they are Green Bay Packers fans?  {August 7}

Rainy day adventures at the Madison Children's Museum. {August 8}


And we are all thankful for an indoor pool.  Ready, set, go….


After lots of wiggling, this little guy just lost his FIRST tooth!! {August 9}


As the boys and I head back to Ohio for a couple of weeks before officially moving, I am reminding myself of this verse, especially during our crazy days;  "Always be joyful. Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 {August 10}


After two scary allergic reactions, Leyton's pediatrician referred us to an allergist.  Wouldn't you know that the third child would be allergic to peanuts!!!! {Gasp}  Not to mention the amount of items in our pantry that "contain peanuts."  Mission clean out our pantry is underway.  {August 11}


Cookies are his love language.  {August 12}


Everyday Joys {Week 31}


Life is busy as you can see with this weeks joys….

Leyton definitely keeps me on my toes but I know these days are flying by.  Right now, I am wishing I could freeze time and especially these moments of open mouth kisses from my little man.  {July 30}


This was my first year planting blackberries and I was so excited to see these beauties this morning!{July 31}



Wild, carefree and blurry.  {August 1}


It's our Wednesday "farm to table" delivery.  Gosh, I am going to miss these when we move.
{August 2}


A sea of sunflowers. {August 3}


We may not have a house in Wisconsin yet but we found an athletic club that we all love!
{August 4}


The energizer bunny just keeps going, and going, and going….


We went on this waterslide about 100 times with Leyton and each time he laughed and said, "More, more."  This child has NO fear at all.


Decisions, decisions…..{August 5}



Everyday Joys {Week 30}

Week 30 of our Everyday Joys….

The Three Amigos.  {July 23}


Garden goodness….WOWZERS! {July 24}


It was a full day at the zoo with these three…sweet little Leyton was a trooper. {July 25}



Holden and Rylan have been in soccer camp all week 5:30-8:30.  Not the most ideal time with a toddler but they enjoyed every minute of it and I have especially seeing this beautiful field of sunflowers on out way home.  {July 26}


"Mom did you know that Jesus lives in Heaven and Satan lives where no on wants to go….Mexico!"  {I am guess that Rylan only listen to part of his Sunday school lesson} {July 27}


Pool fun.  {July 28}


Future Wimbleton Stars. {July 29}


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 29}

More joys….

Oh, these three. {July 16}


My morning ritual of watering our garden.  {July 17}


Happiness. {July 18}


Driving through northern Indiana, we came upon miles and miles of windmills. They were a spectacular sight to see.{July 19}


We started this morning at the state capital farmers market where we sampled lots of Wisconsin cheeses.  Made our way though the capital building, which by the way is beautiful, ate at the famous Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, and before calling it a day, we gave in and became Badgers fans.  Welcome to Madison. {July 20}


Mile and miles of farms and land….Welcome to Wisconsin. {July 21}


I was up well before the kids this morning but when Holden and Rylan woke up, they told me to go back to bed.  I was then greeted with ice cream and love sprinkles for my birthday breakfast in bed.  I suppose turning 36 is not that bad after all.  {July 22}


Everyday Joys {Week 28}


Week 28 of our everyday joys….

Beach hair and a sleeping babe, pretty much a perfect Tuesday. {July 9}


Sun, sand and these three. {July 10}


Night crabbing. {July 11}


Shelling treasures. {July 12}


Sun and sand dollars. {July 13}


Say what?! It's time to leave already?! {July 14}


And all good things must come to an end...  {July 15}


Everyday Joys {Week 27}


Catching up on our daily joys….

When you have boys, trash trucks are a big deal at any age. {July 2}


Caching up on Jesus Calling this morning before my wild ones all wake up.  {July 3}


Happy 4th of July! {July 4}


Ohhhh, we made it to the beach!  {July 5}


Beach babe.


Surf's up.  {July 6}


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  {July 7}


Rylan ditched his bike in Seaside and caught a ride with his baby brother.  {July 8}


Monday, August 11, 2014

Visiting our new home


We headed north a couple of weeks ago to look at houses and tour a couple of schools.  On the way up to Wisconsin we were all mesmerized with the miles and miles of windmills in northern Indiana.


They were amazing.  Leyton pointed and yelled at each one he saw.  I will be honest, driving through Chicago took off a year of my life.


Seriously!  There were tolls, lanes that just end, lots of honking, and traffic.  The traffic was 10x worse than Atlanta.  I was thankful when we were out of Illinois.

Our first day in Wisconsin we toured schools for the boys and found a great one that they will both attend this year.  After touring schools we met our realtor and looked at several houses.  I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the style of the homes there.  With that said, we did narrow the search to a certain neighbor hood.  Just check out these views….


I also love this plaque.


Our second day we spent the morning exploring.  We went downtown to the Farmers Market.  It was huge and jammed packed!



But that did not stop these guys from getting treats.



We toured the capital, per our history buff, Holden.  It really was much prettier than I had expected.  We went to the roof top to view the lakes.  And had a fun time spotting all of the badgers.


While we were downtown, we made our way over to the University to get the boys some Badgers gear.  Yes, we are embracing the hometown teams, however not giving up our love for Ole Miss and Florida.


Finally stop on our morning tour was to of the famous Dotty Dumplings Dowry. {They are known for their cheese burgers}


We made our way back to Ohio without a house but at least with a little sign that we will all enjoy Wisconsin once we are settled in, especially these views.