“t” is for tate! celebrating one.

And the cake . . .

(I followed this recipe for his cake)

Tate is ONE! What a wonderful blessed year we’ve had with him! Just when we thought our hearts were full beyond measure Mr. Tate has come along and helped us get and give even more love!

We had a small “t” party for our newest one year old (we also celebrated my niece turning twelve). We invited family and a few friends and ate a light lunch with lots of treats to top off a sweet celebration.

Ready to bring on year #2 as a family of five!


hello autumn. the third season.

. . . and now hello november. we are looking forward to a first birthday, short days and long evenings at home, decorating for the holidays, and a thanksgiving back in Missouri.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

all hallows’ eve ‘18.

Out Halloween festivities started with The Haunting of Greenberry. A house that goes all out decorating and does an organized flash dance every year. This year they went with a circus theme! The kids then had “crazy day” at school on Halloween day. Instead of dressing in costume they dress in mismatched or “crazy” attire. Halloween eve we went trick or treating in a nearby neighborhood. Maddox decided to forgo going out with us this year to hand out candy to the few trick or treaters we had. I was hoping we’d have more (being in a new neighborhood you never know). Lastly, the Saturday after Halloween Maddox, Isla, and I did the Angel Run (5K) at the kids school. Isla and I dressed as angels (well kind of). I made the wings with coat hangers and fabric. Which seemed like a great idea but they added a quite a bit of resistance when running. 🙂 Hope your October festivities were grand!

This costume idea was my favorites this year!