Saturday, December 24, 2016



This year the Whetman's requested... rubber snakes and makeup. Tys love for snakes is so cute. Maybe one day we will get a real one! 😳 Ember as always wants anything girly. Makeup and nail polish are at the top of her list and Aiden just wanted mommy back! 

So happy we get to see Santa every year. I will always remember the kids excitement as we wait for him to arrive. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas time

I can't put into words how happy I am to have Jayson home and done with his rotations away from us. I honestly don't think I have left his side in days! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dancing queen

We were a little hesitant to sign Ember up for dance and it has ended up being a wonderful blessing in our lives. She adores her teacher, we adore her teacher. She has a love to dance and sing and a love for the stage. I can't imagine her not dancing anymore. As long as she loves it we will continue to encourage her to persuse her little passion! 

Grinchy Christmas

We watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas a few times a week so when I saw this healthy Grinch craft I knew it was a great FHE! 

We made the treats and read the book. Then we discussed the true meaning of Christmas and what the Grinch learned throughout the book and his change of heart. We then watched the movie and ate our little snacks and snuggled down by the fire. 

Oh Christmas tree


Family pictures 2016


4 years wild

This girl. We all adore you sweet Ember. 

Your mom and dad, brothers... we all love to be around that contagous laugh. 

If there is one sound I could hear for the rest of my life it would be your sweet laugh! 


  First day. 

One year loved


One year of love 
One year of cuddles
One year of kisses 

One year. I love you this year, the next and forever. 

Kindergarten boy

  First day of school. 


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One month Aiden Odell

I'm super late posting this as Aiden is actually over two months now. I suppose I will write that post tomorrow! 

Aiden Odell...Oh my dear Aiden. How mommy loves you. Daddy loves you and your brother and sister just adore your every movement. You are the sunshine in our life. We watch you play and stare at things. Ty and Ember like to play a silly game where we guess what you are thinking about. Your siblings love to tickle and tease you. You have really started to recognize our faces and light up when you see us. I could hold you all day and I sometimes do. I will kiss your cheeks forever because sweet baby, I LOVE YOU!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Photo drop

What we have been up to in pictures. 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dolls for Days

So you know that year break I took from blogging. Yea, well its not that I woke up one morning and decided not to. I started this little thing, or at the time I thought it was going to be this little thing. I opened up an etsy shop... My dream. Something I had wanted to do for years but was scared and it just never seemed like the right time. 

I made Ember her first doll for her first Christmas. It was so sweet. She just adored it. I started getting a few requests from friends to make them. Then friends of friends. One day after many prayers I decided to open up shop.

I started up on Etsy and Instagram and all the sudden I was getting orders. I  couldn't believe people loved my little creations so much. I felt humbled and blessed beyond belief. Not only was I doing what I loved but also was able to work from home and allow Jayson to focus on his studies and have me help financially.  

Although my dolls and style has changed a lot since that first creation I still love and adore them just as much and am so excited to make each and every one. 

I could upload doll photos all day! I will leave it at this and show you more next time! 

I am truly so excited about this adventure and where I have come so far and so excited to see where it takes me in the future. I am so grateful for everyone who has encouraged me along the way and supported my dream! 

To check out more or see what is currently in the shop click on the Sew Darling link on my sidebar!