this is the perfect visible representation of her personality. my Ivah girl is five today, so insert every sappy feeling of “how did that happen?” and you pretty much summed it up. so grateful for every bit of our rainbow girl and her bright, colorful spirit. the world is a better place with you in it, #ivahjoyce. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (at one point while opening gifts, she looked at a box and said, “I really hope it’s cash!” 😏)
three days in Salt Lake City, surrounded by women I admire that have worked their tails off in a business that they love. feeling grateful that this is my job and that I get to do it with some pretty inspiring people.
it’s been a really long time since a mug has made me this happy and that’s saying a lot. ☕️❤️🌈
funny story: I signed the boys up for flag football about a month ago, and when I checked the schedule this week, my name was on the team roster. like, as the coach. I’m a pretty resourceful gal, but I was a thousand percent sure I wasn’t going to figure out mastering that one in three days time. thankfully my man knows a couple of things about football and took the clipboard. happy football season, coach! ❤️🏈
we snuck to the fair while the sibs were at school for her first scone and first ferris wheel ride. I think she liked them both ❤️
this last weekend we had the chance to host a few families from the neighborhood for a potluck. we grilled platters of chicken, the parents stood around and talked, a couple dozen kids played capture the flag and whiffle ball, we ate noodle salad and ridiculously amazing cookie bars and drippy ice cream cones. it’s what I dreamed of, moving here. I made nick build two picnic tables instead of one because I wanted our yard to be a gathering place. being in community with our community. here’s to so many more un-fancy dinners and friendship and kids being crazy together. feeling grateful.
we’ve been asked several times over the last two weeks if she’s really missing her brothers and sisters and so far the answer is “for sure no”. 🤷🏻♀️ #eloiseglenda #sixthkid
four mile walk with a friend, played “Disneyland” with my toddler, an icy americano, a few hours of work uninterrupted, one load of laundry, and even time for an episode of my new obsession: “stay here” on Netflix. first full day of school in the books and I don’t hate it.
sent 83% of my kids off to school today and I was simultaneously thrilled and teary eyed. they really are the best of the bunch ❤️🌈 swipe left for youngest to oldest, pre-k through middle school 😭