around our home // spring

So with this new season comes spring decorating. Whoo hoo! Does anyone else look forward to bringing out your seasonal home items as much as I do? No, no. Probably not. Well, you guys just keep going about your fabulous lives and I'll keep rearranging furniture and alphabetizing my spice rack. No really, I love it. Almost as much as Porter loved helping me put away pine cones and fill little vases with flowers. Honestly though, don't feel too sorry for him. My kind of decorating consists of replacing five items and it takes all of 11 minutes to complete. And 11 minutes only because I kept tripping over those dang tennis balls. Thanks for giving mama 11 minutes, Porter and Sherm. Just remember that I played with you for the other 32758 minutes of our day. Or 709 if math is your thing. :) And I loved every second. So without further ado ... our springy things ...
Don't look too close at that window.
We have yet to finish the kitchen.
Our dishwasher still has plastic film on it.
We're taking it slow.
Or maybe we've just given up.
I know that was just thrilling for you.
Don't worry, I'll be sure to post all about our summer decorating in June.
Get excited.
Or maybe find another blog to read. ;)


a new season

Sorrrrry for all the quietness over here. I have a certain toddler who, with the change of weather we've recently had, wants to be outside all day every day. I'm talkin', we wake up and eat breakfast, put our shoes on and we don't walk back inside until it's time for lunch. Then after nap we put on our shoes again and go outside and stay out until the minute it's time for dinner. I'm definitely not complaining, this 70 degree weather just makes sitting down at a computer rather difficult, is all. 

Today it is raining.
So I'm actually going through some pictures for once.
And Porter and Sherman are trying their very best to be nice to each other while being stuck inside. There are tennis balls flying everywhere.

But rain or shine ... we are so very thankful spring is here.
A new season for new adventures.
Let the fun begin!


last one?

If you love snow like we do, the good news is ... I took way too many snowy pictures yet again. But if you're throwing rocks at your computer screen right now, yelling at me for posting yet another snow post ... well ... then I don't like you. Kidding! I have good news for you, too! Sunshine and 60s in the forecast. Get ready for pictures of picnics and parks and chubby, bare toddler legs. And Sherman panting. That's right, it's almost Spring in Kansas City! And I think this just might have been our last snow for the season. But I sure won't be mad if it's not. :)


snow gazer

The snow started falling this past Saturday morning and we watched the last few snowflakes fall to the ground Sunday, just seconds after Porter finished his breakfast while trying his best to smoosh his entire face up against the ice cold window. Honestly, I'm surprised he even ate breakfast. I don't think he blinked for 24 hours. And the best entertainment award goes to ... snow.

P.S. We finally got some new dining room chairs. All the praise hands! And it only took me eight years to convince Dan that we needed them. It took me six years to get him to marry me, seven years to get him to agree to a dog, almost nine for the baby, and eight for new dining room chairs. I'm off to put in my request for a new table too. Maybe I'll get one by the time Porter graduates college. Oh Dan.