a golden sunday

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jacket: free people// dress: mindy mae’s market c/0// boots: steve madden (old)//

Just took a week off of the blog and it felt nice to kind of stay off the internet for a while. We’ve been trying to stay busy around here with lots of working and lots of chasing Beau around. I still can’t believe every day how big my boy is. We have been ready for another one to come along for a really long time, but it’s unfortunately just not on our time table. It kills us both to have to wait for something we long for more than anything. It’s like a little part of me dies each month. But we are doing our best to stay positive and know that things will work out as they should! It just gives us more time to love on our boy while he is our only one! Here’s to making it a very happy week, because also it’s fall!! And I LOVE the fall.

brickyard buffalo

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top: brickyard buffalo c/o// pants: asos// shoes: senso

So I decided I’m not a fashion blogger, if you didn’t already know that. I am in love with fashion, but honestly prefer to focus on blogging about my life and motherhood and things like that. That being said, when Brickyard Buffalo sent this t-shirt and a few other things my way, I had to share. Because the price is so good and it’s suuuupper soft. So go grab your own!

beau, the parrot

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This boy learns more new words every day. I am always amazed at the things he knows that I did not teach him. When we walked through Costco last week he kept pointing and saying “Clorox”. Sure enough it was Clorox toilet cleaner he was pointing at, so I just stared at him in awe. He listens to every word Blake and I say which is super smart but also kinda worrisome. I tend to say, gosh dang it, when I’m frustrated so of course he picked that right up and won’t stop saying it. I sound like a really good mom in public when other mothers hear him repeating it over and over. He’s not as keen to repeat all the wonderful things that I say, naturally. But he is as sweet as they come. All of my joy is wrapped up in him and his dad. I’m the luckiest girl there is.

you can’t always get what you want

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I didn’t blog at all last week. I just wasn’t feeling up to it because I have been such a downer lately. I don’t like to come on here and complain about life, but sometimes it’s a good outlet for me. Plus I don’t think too many people actually read this so it’s more just for myself. I had myself a good pity party for basically the entire weekend. Feeling hopeful for things you dream of only to have them all fall apart in front of your eyes so quickly. My husband picks me back up from the heartache even though he is just as heartbroken as me. He still finds a way to comfort me when he’s feeling the same pain. After it all settled in we put our lives back in perspective and had hope, that what we want most will come when it’s supposed to. Until then I have my two loves who help me go on when I feel like I can’t.

my little boy

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Monday came really fast this weekend. We were really enjoying time at home to do nothing but relax and watch the Olympics. Now it’s time for another busy week again. I looked at the calendar the other day and realized that my baby boy was 26 months old. He is so big and smart and saying sentences. It’s crazy that I pretty much always know what he’s saying and what he wants. It makes life easier but it’s kinda sad too because he’s growing out of the baby stage. Although to me he still seems like a baby and I’m sure will feel that way until we have another one. Stay this way just a little while longer my boy.

that tantrum life

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overalls: madewell// shoes: vince (sold out similar here)// hat: j.crew (similar)

These pictures give you a pretty good idea of how Beau reacts when you tell him no. Honestly most of the time he is such a good sweet boy, but his tantrums are no joke. Our month of July has been so busy to the point where we can’t handle it anymore. We just want to stay home and do nothing! So this next weekend that is exactly what we are doing and I already can’t wait. Until then we will be watching a lot of olympics. I LOVE the Olympics! We have also been watching a new netflix show called Stranger Things, which kind of scares me. And I just started The Vampire Diaries which I am now obsessed with. Blake definitely won’t watch that 😉

my best friend’s wedding

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These are just a few of the shots of my best friend Annie’s wedding day. She was the most beautiful bride I’d ever seen, literally. Annie and her fiancé Damon had been engaged for a year so they had been waiting for this day forever. But really Annie and I have been talking about it for like 20 years. I did get some shots of the two of them together that I’ll have to share in another post. They are a gorgeous couple. They got married in Santa Barbara outside where it was beautiful and dreamy and everything anyone could hope for. I’m so happy I got to be a part of their special day! I love her so much. Happy wedding day beautiful bride!

family campout

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I’m bummed that these photos are so fuzzy, but we were camping and I didn’t even realize they turned out this bad. At least I tried right? We usually go camping for one night, once a year with friends since we aren’t really the “campiest” family. But we always enjoy our overnighter with good friends. Plus Beau really loved getting dirty and throwing rocks. He even slept in the tent pretty great, which we were a little nervous about. But we all survived and even had a really fun time! I mean, I’m happy to be back in my own bed, but it was fun while it lasted.

We are off to California for a little family vacation and my best friend’s wedding on Sunday. We are so ready for a getaway, I can’t even explain how much we need a vacation right now! I’m super excited to take Beau to Disneyland! He loves Mickey Mouse and Cars so hopefully he loves them in person as much as he does on tv. Be back next week!

life lately

My baby looks so big in this photo, but also still like an infant. It makes me happy and sad all at once because time gets away from you when you’re chasing a toddler. Life has been crummy lately. Lots of things that just haven’t gone our way, and it’s hard. No one tells you that it can feel this hard. No one’s dying here, I mean we are fine, really. But still a little heartbroken over a few things. I think it’s ok sometimes to blog about crappy things instead of just happy sunny things, because that’s how life happens. We have so many happy sunny days that we are grateful for too. I’m mostly grateful for a husband that gives me butterflies every day, and a baby who gives me a run for my money, and also soooo much joy. Gosh, I love them. The crappy things will pass eventually, but until then I’ll just watch this boy grow in his sleep.

weekend walk

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hat: target// t-shirt: c/o brickyard buffalo// jeans: asos// shoes: tevas

We just got home from a little getaway at Brian Head with Blake’s family. We had a great time but boy am I happy to be back in my bed! Beau never sleeps great in a pack and play so he was scrunched in between Blake and me in a queen bed. We didn’t get much sleep. This weekend we will be relaxing and staying home. We’ve had some stressful and emotional weeks in the family lately so we are ready to enjoy time together for a stress-free weekend. xoxo