Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mini Mid-Week Getaway


Well, these are the first pictures I came across so here we go! A couple months ago Strat and I took a little trip up North with some friends, Grace,Charlotte, Andrea, and Colin! Grace's family has a cabin and we needed a break from the heat. We had a fabulous time! 

Sorry for the crappy Iphone pics.

Lounging on the porch.


We took a little picnic to Tonto Natural Bridge. Not a whole lot to do with 3 one year olds but we outside and not drenched in sweat, which was a welcome change.





Three of the cutest kids ever! They just love posing for our pictures every 2 minutes.

At one point I was sitting alone with all three kids while the girls were getting the cars. A lady came up to me and asked if they were triplets! Yes lady, I decided to come to a national park with hiking and a rushing river with one year old triplets. Sounds fun! 

On to the next event! 







 Boys playing in the dirt


We also did a little antiquing, as much as the babies would permit. 


We drove by my family's old cabin. So many great memories at the place!


One of our delicious breakfasts!

Overall, a super fun few days in the nice weather. Lots of hanging out on the porch, watching the babies play, doing our nails, watching chic flicks, and eating good food.  Love these girls so much!


 Oh and a little video for good measure. And yes, I'm thinking about a career in videography.

video

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Well, hello blogging world.


I wonder how many times I've written a post like this. One where I say what a horrible blogger I am and how I am going to be better. Probably a few too many. My last post was in August of 2011. This is sad since this past year was such a great one, filled with the ever entertaining and adorable Stratton, a big move, and a few trips. I have been feeling some major guilt for not recording Stratton's first year very well. I've only wrote a few things in his baby book and the blogging stopped at his 4 month mark. This guilt has been nagging me for  quite a while but obviously I have not done much about it. I can't really remember too much already from when he was little. I know, I know- I'm a loser mom! Then I read this article...

http://www.daringyoungmom.com/2012/12/19/drops-of-awesome/

It has inspired me to stop feeling guilty and just do better. So a big goal for me this year is to record! I'll admit that I do love the concept of a blog and I love reading other's blogs but I have always felt like I am not interesting or funny or a good enough writer to have a blog. But I've decided that I don't care and that I'm just going to blog for me and my family. SO, in case you didn't already know, I'm not really funny, I don't write beautifully and yes, I may be boring, but my family is cute and gosh darn it, I'm going to remember things!

Facebook has become a huge time waster for me and what is there to show for it? Nothing. Although I'm not ready to completely go off it (I know my own strength and it's minimal), I am committed to only checking it once a day and only spending 10 min on it. And spending the rest of the time I would spend on it on blogging! So here's to a new year and blogging up a storm!