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1st Day of 4th Grade

1st Day of 4th Grade

And just like that, someone allowed Louis to turn another year older, and start another year of school.  We have an official 4th grader in our house!  WHAT IS HAPPENING??? And although 2020 is the least typical year ever, I'm really excited to see what he does during...

10 Years.

10 Years.

I know that this space and my social media have had nothing but things from me about our 10 year anniversary.  But here's more. I think love is worth celebrating.  And I'm going to always recognize the special connection that Bennett and I have with one another, and...

Our 10 Year Anniversary Party!

Our 10 Year Anniversary Party!

On Saturday, we gathered as many friends and family as we possibly could and threw a party, in celebration of 10 years of wedded bliss between Bennett and myself.  It seriously was the best day ever.  EVER.  The weather was beyond perfect, and the mood was just so fun...

Pumpkin Patch 2018

Pumpkin Patch 2018

If this blog is any indication, my life has been spiraling out of control and I've been so busy that I don't know which side is up anymore.  We are still alive, happy and healthy...just a little extra stressed and trying to get back on track. One thing I know we will...

Happy 100K, Patterns for Pirates!

Happy 100K, Patterns for Pirates!

Today is a very special day, because a very special milestone was just hit...and it's worth taking a walk down memory lane, as part of the celebration. You've seen the name Patterns for Pirates jump onto this blog enough times by now that you should be pretty aware...

First Day of 2nd Grade!

First Day of 2nd Grade!

Cue the Momma tears again....because we've got an official 2nd grader on our hands.  ::sob sob sob:: Louis' first day of school was yesterday and he was AMPED about it.  To the point that our night owl was all "can I go to bed?" at 5:00 the night before, thinking it...

Happy 8th Birthday, Louis!

Happy 8th Birthday, Louis!

Our sweet, smart, funny, creative, emotional, snuggly, crazy, silly, curious, amazing Louis turns 8 today.  These years have flown by and it's been such a treat to watch him grow and learn and become the person he is today.  Bennett and I are so unbelievably proud of...

Christmas 2017.

Christmas 2017.

Ahh, Christmas has come and gone already.  December 26 is always the real "Christmas hangover" because you're still exhausted from the events of yesterday...and have zero interest on cleaning the house or getting back to normal quite yet.  And still here I am, gearing...

First Day of 1st Grade!

First Day of 1st Grade!

Stop the presses.  We have a first grader in our house.  I kind of can’t handle life right now.  Seriously why did I have a baby in August?  Turning a year older AND going back to school guts me every single year.  I’m not sure I can get used to it!

Happy Birthday, Louis!

Happy Birthday, Louis!

SEVEN YEARS OLD.

Seven.  How? And why?  And how?
I don’t even understand how time has flown with this little man…but somehow we are here, celebrating his 7th birthday.

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Whenever something big happens and I start to feel super sad / down / helpless, it always helps me to create something that has a positive message to it.  It might sound silly, but forcing myself to find a positive message during a less-than-positive time makes me a little more hopeful.  I wish I didn’t ever feel the need to make these things.  But here we are again.