Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Clippings = Free Statement Decor

Of course, I love Myquillyn Smith's advice (The Nester!) to bring branches and free bouquets from your yard inside your home.  Her most recent Instagram posts have some beautiful photos showing what she brought indoors.  And her statement about azaleas {here} had me laughing!  Their blooms sure are gorgeous, but as she said... "It's their one week to shine before they go back to looking like shriveled burnt bushes in my yard." Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this :)

Have any favorite branches or spring flowers in your own yard? (or a kind neighbor?!) Take a photo and share with us! Comment below with a link to your Instagram photo or blog post.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Running into his next year of life like...

We have a walker! When he really gets going quick, Bauer starts with the cutest roar/giggle ever!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Every Spring is the Only Spring

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” - Ruth Stout

“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” - Ellis Peters

Most of my veggie gardens are planted, so now we wait!  And hope that I remember to water and the puppy doesn't dig.  :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Zoo Day with Sloane & Kiddos

Before Easter, we spent the most beautiful afternoon at the zoo!  Sloane, our friend & babysitter, met us for USI day.  I can't believe it took 4 years of living in Evansville to visit Mesker Park!  The kids did some crafts at the USI tent and got some snacks as well :) The weather could not have been more perfect for early spring.  It actually was pretty warm and those hills are NO JOKE!  JR loved the giraffes and Vera loved the "pink flamingo sign" (haha! We couldn't find the actual flamingos and she told us at the end that was her favorite!).   There weren't a ton of animals and the grounds weren't the prettiest.  There was a lot of construction and granted it's early spring, so maybe they will do some cleaning and updating soon.  I kinda felt bad for the animals, but hoping next time we go it will have improved.  It doesn't compare to the other zoos we have been to, but then again the price was like 1/4 of the other zoo costs so that was fair for the experience!  A cheap park experience where the kids can run and see some animals they wouldn't see in the forest ;) Next time we might try out the flamingo or swan paddle boats on the lake!

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Chapman Family- Spring Family Session

Words can't describe the love our family has for the Chapman Crew!  They are the kind of friends that are just "easy". We celebrate the crazy, walk through the tough together and laugh way too loud.  This last minute photo shoot was the perfect way to celebrate the last of winter!