alex and i have both been working on some projects around our house. i have zero pictures of my latest project, so i guess the final project picture will just show up here soon :) all i can say is that it has taken a ton of time, and there have been quite a few paper cuts!

alex has been working on our backyard, and it's starting to come together...now all we need is the grass and a fresh coat of paint for the fence. here is the before ::

and here is the current state ::

i can't wait for the after shot!


love these guys.

alex is an amazing dad.

seriously. it doesn't get much better.

whether they are being goofy together running around our house, or outside fiddling around in the garage together, they just enjoy each other. it's no wonder micah's first word was "Da-Da." i wish alex could see the excitement micah gets when he hears alex's car pull up after work. he runs to the window and cries if alex takes too long.

i can only imagine how sweet it will be for me to watch them bond and find more things to do together as micah gets older.

my heart just might explode ;)


little feet.

micah and his buddy ryder are totally the next rainbow models.

love love this shot that alex got at their friend James' birthday party!



i guess my birthday came and went without a blog post! Here are some fun photos from my special day. it was a mellow day/night and i was thoroughly spoiled. i mean what girl doesn't want summer sausage from her guy ;)


new toy.

okay maybe it's not a toy but we are having ton of fun going for bike rides when alex gets home in the evenings. we are definitely going to be sad when there isn't enough daylight for this!

fourth of july

we had a great 4th of july! we celebrated with my parents in the morning and with the pavone/bennett crew in the afternoon/evening. a fun time was had all around! ( i also had a TON of fun crafting the wreath and pinwheels :) )


yep, we're still here!

in the midst of a major position transition at work, i have been brain dead every night which has put blogging (and cooking, and cleaning, and crafting) on hold. but i think i'm ready to jump back in!

we took a lovely little vacay last week to hume lake. it was amazing. micah was a stud, and if i can brag on myself a little...i wanted to be outdoors more than my hubby! it was a great trip...we did learn that a vacation is what mamas and daddies do...a TRIP is what a family does ;) while we d
id lose sleep one night...and when i say "we," i am not including Alex since he sleeps through anything...for the most part, micah did better with naps and nighttime sleep than he ever has when away from home. here are some shots from our time away ::

micah loved "driving" the golf cart

i'm sure if micah could talk, he would say that while he didn't enjoy being strapped in his carset driving through the sequoia national forest, he did love when we stopped at a waterfall and he was able to splash through puddles!

pool time! micah hates the pool...mama will be working on that this summer!

enjoying a little breakfast on the ONE day micah slept in...we missed breakfast but grabbed some muffins at the coffee shop.

a little pool action again.
family photo on our last night.