Happy 4th Birthday Turner!


Happy Birthday to my Turner Jack! The sweet little boy who made me a mom, and has taught me so much about myself these past four years. He is extremely loving, intuitive, full of sass, and quite sensitive just like his mother. He loves playing all sports, but could also curl up on the bed and watch Netflix all day if we let him.

Last Sunday we celebrated his birthday a few days early at Catch Air! This was the first year Turner requested a theme....so a Ninja Turtle party it was. When thinking of places to host the party I knew 1.) I didn't have time to put a lot of effort in to planning 2.) I didn't want to throw a party in my home. I'm way too OCD about a clean home so prepping for a party + hosting + watching twins = a bad combo. Turner and I visited Catch Air a few months ago, and I knew he and his friends would absolutely love it! It was an easy choice when they told me they had a special party coordinator that would help plan, prepare and clean up for the party.

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Walt & Whitney: 9 Months


9 Months! This month flew by and the babies didn't change much developmentally.

Life lately:
  • I feel like we've had a crazy amount of appointments so I've had to take a lot of time off of work. Thankfully I have a lot saved up. 
  • We took a road trip to Dallas last week for a family reunion (Turner side) and the babies were able to meet aunts, uncles, and cousins for the first time. I spent most of the road trip in the 3rd row of our van entertaining or feeding them (definitely not fun).
  • Nights seem to have gotten crazier this past month for some reason. Both are super cranky and fussy from the moment I pick them up from school till bedtime. I usually take them for a walk to get at least 30 minutes of peace and quiet!
  • We had family photos taken with Laura Morsman Photography, and I just love having photos of all 3 of my kids together! Know though that it was EXTREMELY hot, humid and there were hundreds of mosquitoes in the greenhouse. I was sweating like crazy and we only shot together for 15 minutes! 

Am I a Heartless Mom?


Over the past 4 years of being a Mother I've always felt I was a bit different than most moms. I'm over the phrase mom guilt, and often don't feel guilty for the decisions I make. However, I do want to discuss this topic that has often crossed my mind.

Fall Family Photos


The last time the 5 of us took a photo together the babies were 5lbs each and only a few days old, so I was extremely excited for this Fall shoot with Laura Morsman! Can you believe she got all these great shots in 15 minutes?! That's Laura working here mini session magic for you!

I received lots of compliments on our outfits so I thought I would give you my tips for coordinating family outfits. First off let me say that going from 3 outfits to 5 outfits was a big jump, and I was overwhelmed at first. 

A Night Around The Campfire


Fall is officially here, and even though it may not feel like it in Texas I'm mentally preparing for cool nights outside!

5 Ways to Decorate For Halloween


It's no secret October is my favorite month of the year. I love decorating my home to celebrate Halloween and this year I headed to At Home (home decor superstore) to find the perfect items! I'm sharing with you 5 easy ways to decorate for October's spooky and fun holiday!

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Photos by Brooke Taelor Photography

30th Birthday Wish List


It's my favorite month of the year, OCTOBER! You add perfect weather, Texas football/volleyball, Halloween, Turner's birthday and my birthday and you've got a fun month FULL of activities!

This year I'll be turning 30! I think a few years back I dreaded the day I turned thirty, but it doesn't bother me now because I still feel so young at heart. My family is complete and I feel lucky to live this life every day.  Alex and I are heading to Houston in a few weekends to celebrate, but in the mean time I'm thinking of all the presents I want...because ya' know 30 is a big one so I might as well treat myself! Obviously I won't be getting all of these, but it's fun to dream!

1. Being pampered is always high on my list. I think a facial and massage would be perfect!

2. Love the size and color of this Gigi New York cross-body purse.

3. Clad & Cloth navy gingham top. You can never own too much gingham!

4. Aldo over the knee brown boots for Fall 

5. I've heard amazing things about the book Love Warrior. Maybe I'll have time to read it on my next work trip.

6. Jcrew Factory striped sweater

7. You might think I'm crazy, but I think the #1 wish for my birthday is to have ALL of the tile and grout in my home cleaned (including bathrooms). That birthday wish definitely makes me 30!

8. I'm obsessed with wood and clay necklaces, and love this Wilde Bloem necklace.  I'm allergic to metal so I can't wear most jewelry. These necklaces are a lifesaver and affordable.