more from the front porch

By Moriah on July 31st, 2013

From Sunday, just for fun.

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(my new favorite outfit on Adelaide)



front porch

By Moriah on July 29th, 2013

Andy and I have been getting up at 6am almost every day for the last 3ish months. We have coffee, talk about our day and any financial decisions, dream about our lives and long-term goals, and then we do some sort of spiritual reading and pray. It was hard at first but the benefits have been so amazing that it’s become a top priority.

We just can’t have good conversation at the end of the day when we are exhausted and fighting to get the kids in bed. Much better to be hanging out when we’re fresh, with no distractions, and no kids vying for attention.

Anyway. These pics were taken last week when we were wrapping up and the Sleepyheads rolled on down. I always sit on that blanket so I let them have my chair and they snuggled up together. These two usually get a long really well and they are so cute and funny together. Arianna makes a hilarious 3-year-old “mother.”

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(Also, this post is kind of an experiment. I posted these photos straight into WP without re-sizing them first. Could you let me know if they loaded slower than photos in older posts? Thanks!)



Don’t you jump in rainboots?

By Moriah on July 22nd, 2013

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my little sister got married

By Moriah on November 21st, 2012

Last Friday we drove 12 hours down to Florida for my sister’s wedding weekend. We stayed at the Lighthouse; my parents rented three Coast Guard cottages for us, them, my grandparents, aunts, and the bridal wedding party. Whirlwind trip, we drove home Monday.

These are all photos I took, and I tried to choose ones for this post that together give an overall picture of her wedding…

My three little flower girls, right before we went up to the dressing room to get ready.

(One of) my beautiful sister(s):

These were during the photo session, pre-ceremony:

(Later on, there was a cocktail hour on this terrace while the wedding party was busy with post-ceremony photos.  Apparently there was a fabulous mocha punch I missed out on.)

My mom:

Looking down from the terrace:

Right after the ceremony & the beginning of family photos, Cassandra & Shane with my parents:

The Dad/Daughter dance, she chose this – fitting, no?

Candy bar for party favors:

Arianna, making sure we were watching and then running off to dance:

Arianna was a maniac – danced 1.5 hours nonstop.

Into the getaway car, and sparklers! (I LOVE her bouquet in this one!)

And, the very second we buckled her carseat:

OUT.



pulling {and pushing back}

By Moriah on August 30th, 2012

Five little people, each tugging me in a different direction. Husband with his own needs (love, dinner, and clean underwear), and a house (or two) that is always pulling on me. Dishes and laundry get their own category; not to mention groceries, friends, church, God.

It’s really no wonder I feel soo stretched, always juggling and often dropping. I am only two hands, one person. Clearly I can’t do everything or even try. I’m trying to re-direct, focus on things that I’ve been wanting to do but never seem to have the time and energy for. The dishes and cooking and laundry will all get done because they have to.

So here’s me pushing back today. I have clean hair, painted toes. I’ve been wanting to share these beach photos from a month ago and so I am.

Today.



jammie chat

By Moriah on July 12th, 2012

It is so sweet to wake up to these two every morning.  Arianna is HILARIOUS.  I could talk to her all day.  And I do!  We’ve been letting her run around in “ondies” and she’s been doing great!  No accidents and gummy bears all around.

Last week wasn’t so wonderful (keeping it real) but this week is rolling along much better.  A few bumps.  Like Monday we tried to meet Nicky & Co. at the splashpad and they had closed for thunder RIGHT before we got there.  She was already inside so we had to chat through the fence.  They finally let us in after the cloud passed and we got to swim and play so all’s well that ends well.

Tuesday Drew had speech and he asked for a milkshake because he was so good.  Yeah right, I’m not buying you 16 weeks of milkshakes.  But nice try. (I guess ‘speech’ isn’t really the right term, but he’s doing a program at a reading/language/hearing center this summer.)

And speaking of Drew, Andy made a big mistake and signed him up for a soccer camp for this week, but missed that the brochure was for 2011.  Yeah, whoops!!  They got there yesterday morning and – no camp.  So sad for Drew, he’s been talking about this for MONTHS.  But on the bright side, I think I found another one that starts in a week and a half.

Madeline has 7 more days with her cast.  I told her last night we’re gonna have a cast-off party and have some cupcakes.  She goes, “do I get presents?!”  Um, no.  Just sugar.  We will both be so glad when this is behind us and it’s going to be right in time for our FL trip.  Big yay.

I shared this on FB and will also put here – the girls have been in a couple of commercials this summer… one was for a friend’s pool business and this is the second:

Just kinda funny, we’ve never done anything like that before and the two were filmed within four days of each other. (I was never involved in my dad’s campaign ads but my sisters were.) Anyway, sharing just for fun. We’ve already gotten quite a few texts, emails, and FB messages asking if it really was Madeline they saw on TV. Hilarious. It’s the pink zebra sparkle cast!



my milkaholic

By Moriah on June 13th, 2012

So I’ve been playing with new camera settings a lot (i.e. when I have time to breathe). This girl is an easy target.

She begs for milk constantly.

This is what I got when I said “show me your eyes!”

(Only edits to those photos were to resize to fit inside a blog post. I’m having trouble with clear images on facebook but they seem okay on my blog… at least on my preview screen. ha.)



mother’s day 2012

By Moriah on May 13th, 2012

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