The most BEAUTIFUL bride EVER!

It has been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. The day finally came, this past weekend, my baby sister said ‘I do!’

For those of you who truly know me, you know I am completely in love with my sisters. This trip with them had its ups and its down, that’s for sure. From the two day wedding cake adventure, beads falling off a dress, lost necklaces, me bringing the bride the wrong earrings, the bride and groom still getting ready 15 minutes after starting time, a flower girl who wouldn’t flower, a ring bearer who disappeared for a minute during the ceremony, arguments, lots of agruments…hey, we are human, not perfect and I never said we always get along.

I knew there would be issues. No wedding goes absolutely according to plan. All of these things, I was prepared for. What I wasn’t prepared for however, was how absolutely beautiful she would be! Don’t get me wrong, I knew she would be beautiful. I was just not prepared for it.

I wasn’t prepared for how proud I would be watching my son walk her down the aisle because only he could give her away. He is her first true love after all.

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I wasn’t prepared for her gorgeousĀ smile and all the thoughts I had about everything I wanted to say to her about life. Most of which I’m sure she already knows.

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And I wasn’t prepared for what should have been her Father/Daughter dance but instead was her Nephew/Aunt dance. I can’t imagine a more perfect moment then this one. And how Daddy must have been looking down, thinking how perfectly amazing this moment was.

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The day was full of great memories. Every single person who had a part in making it happen, did an amazing job. A beautiful outdoor wedding in the middle of July in Missouri, is a hard thing to pull off. But, through all the issues that popped up and went wrong, there couldn’t have been a more beautiful bride EVER!

Sleeping in and flowerbeds

I have found myself sleeping in quite a bit lately. For most this would be a great thing and yes, I enjoy it on occasion. But honestly, sleeping til 9 ruins my whole day. I always feel so rushed and like I am just not on schedule. That’s a crazy thought, me being a schedule kinda girl!

So, this week I have made myself stay up once the mechanic leaves for work. Let me tell you, it has been hard! I just want to lay back down and cuddle up under the covers.

One thing I do enjoy is the quietness the house has first thing in the mornings, when all the kids are still asleep. I sit in the kitchen, at the table with my laptop and all I hear is the very low humming of the fridge and the birds out the window. I should really put a feeder by it or something.

And the flowerbeds in the morning are awesome! Everything is all perked up and awake. This morning while I was watering the front beds, I was so glad to see that just about everything was in bloom. I did not let all of the plants we planted this year die.

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These are actually in the backyard! They are so pretty though, I had to share.

Even though I don’t want to admit it, I am in LOVE with early mornings!

Doctor in the house

A big part of our day is just playing. And it happens all over the house.

Apparently our house doctor makes bathroom calls! Or does all her checkups there, I haven’t decided yet!

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What can I say, you should be healthy everywhere!

If you’re a mom, you know the bathroom is the one place you are never alone!

The start of a herb garden

Well this past weekend, I did it! I started a herb garden, right in my kitchen window.

I have absolutely no idea how to grow herbs. I am hoping it is not too hard.

A herb garden is something I have been wanting to have a go at for a couple years, nothing huge, just a small kitchen window one. I hadn’t planned on starting so soon, I wanted to do some more research, get some pots, be more prepared. However, we were at the Home Depot, they were on sale, so why not?

I did decide to only start with a few. I don’t want to kill a ton of herbs here. Eventually, adding more would be awesome!

So, here it is! Spicy Basil…the little leaves are beautiful!
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Sage…it smells incredible! I have found myself walking over and just smelling it.

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Rosemary…I am pretty sure I have some of this in my front flowerbed!

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And some parsley…YUMMY.

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As you can see, they are all still in the containers from the store, I haven’t found pots yet. I could be a little scared to pot them. What is wrong with me? Growing herbs is easy, right?

‘Honey Do’ List…Complete?

I know I say this all the time…My husband is totally AWESOME!

Well, the truth is, I kinda really think he is!

This past weekend he went above and beyond. He finished his never-ending ‘Honey Do’ list!

We have been working in the backyard for the past couple of weekends, and I am proud to say it is almost complete.

We added some lattice to the playhouse/fort/clubhouse, which surprisingly looks like a stage. How cool is that? I need to add some curtains, lights, and a few more touches and it will be perfect!

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He is so not a carpenter. He does an amazing job pretending though!

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The old kitchen sink became the beginnings of a small mud kitchen for the girls. Some pots and pans should make for lots of fun memories. Sounds like it’s time to hit up the flea market. šŸ˜‰

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Some tricycle fun for the baby!

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He also turned this old changing table into an outside gardening table for me.

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I can not wait to use this thing!

He did a few things in the house too.

See, I told you…He is AWESOME!

I have to say, I am lost! I have no projects for him right now, it is very weird for me!

I think I will let him rest, for now anyways!

Room with a view!

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Going through old pictures is always so much fun for me. I LOVE remembering all our adventures. This one is from a trip the kids and I took with my Mom to see my sister in Montana almost 3 years ago. We took a night and day in Yellowstone, this was the view from our room. I wouldn’t mind waking up to this view every morning.