1. palms after labor day

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    madewell palm print jumpsuit [on sale] | white sandals

    this jumpsuit is one my favorite things i own. i recently purchased it and i definitely thought it would be one of those items that i 100% returned because it was nice in theory but would look horrible on me. quite the opposite happened when i tried it on. it is so comfortable and despite being a primarily white full body suit, it actually is very flattering. i figured this would be one of those outfits my husband cracked a joke about, but instead, he liked it. and the best part is it is now on sale!

    also, digging my new darker locks. with all of this fresh hair growing back after having a baby, i wanted to let my hair breathe a bit from over processing and i am quite happy with the results. and how cute is john’s tiny hand always locked around my arm.

  2. lake afternoon


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    oshkosh hickory stripe shortalls  | red keds | freshly picked moccasins | hat | target dress

    i always knew that i would have boys first. i just felt it in my bones. and i know for certain i will have a boy next. i just know there is one more boy meant for our family. then let the “let’s have a baby girl” rain dances begin. our family is so blessed to have these brothers. so different in looks. so different in many ways. yet so similar. both hard headed, strong willed aka “spirited” children as some may say. as on the go as they normally are, our time spent out at white rock lake was quite the opposite. both at ease near the water and in the open air. william made his own fishing pole and counted the boats. and john walked around looking at the grass and up at the clouds and casually stopped to pick up leaves. happy as clams, these boys. so for all of the crazy moments, it only takes some slow moments like these to take my breathe away.

  3. around here lately





    + we have had some happy days these past few months. lots of vacations. lots of tantrums. lots of kisses. lots of quality time with our dearest of friends and family. it certainly was a magical summer and rather than being sad it is all over, it just excites me even more for next year.

    + william is obsessed with flags. especially american flags and now texas flags. as a surprise one random day, i snuck away with just william and pulled up to our local flag shop. he was so ecstatic that he was able to pick out his own “merica flag” and we installed in in our backyard. he loves being able to see it from the playroom and his bedroom.

    + on one of our last evenings with friends in sea island, john took his first steps. not a shabby place to learn to walk if you ask me. the last picture above is from that eventful night.

    + next month the boys have big birthdays, which william talks about every day.