Thursday, August 23, 2012


Happy Thursday! I have not done a post in I don't know how long!  I am totally out of practice! I am not sure how much I will posting in the next few days... the kiddos will be starting school, Conner on Wednesday and Maddie right after labor day.

I have actually been trying to decide if I will to continue at all.....  we'll see.

But for now..... Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to!

A trip to Seattle.

No trip is complete with out going to Pike Place Market. I could spend hours there...

We went to the gum wall for the first time... I can't believe this has been in an alley under me every time I go to the market and I didn't know it was there!! Totally disgusting and amazing all at the same time... There is a good block of this... weird.

We rode the big Ferris Wheel over the Water..

We got the great opportunity to leave those cute kids of ours with family and Scott and I went to Victoria for a few days,  I think it is so important to get away as a couple. We love traveling with our kids but a trip now and then alone is a great way to reconnect.

We stayed at the beautiful Empress Hotel.

Had lots of couple time... with some drinks thrown in! ;) 

Visited the Butterfly Garden... 

the Butchard Gardens..

A horse drawn carriage ride.. a castle and a museum.. it was a jam packed amazingly wonderful trip!

Topped off with a breathtaking sunset on the ferry ride back to the States.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Are you there..?

It has been a long time!! Have you missed me? I have missed you! ;)

 I have obviously decided to take a few weeks off. I will be back. I keep thinking I will stop in and do a quick post... stop by a few of my blog friends and say "hello" but... it hasn't happened! I was struggling with a blogging routine before summer hit... then summer hit. I miss it.

Summer has kept me so busy! And having these adorable kids home has .. well been distracting, fun, at times exhausting, sometimes severely annoying, exciting, and loud! I seriously think if I get asked one more question, by anyone under the age of 14... my head may explode..... just sayin'.

Momma Gets Real has a quote on her blog that states....

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe 

Yep... I'm feeling that! I love them dearly, I do..... :)

I am heading out tomorrow for a week long vacation with the family... half of it ALONE with my husband!!

 I promise I will be back for reals on the 20th!

In the mean time... follow me on Instagram, I'm shelbyjojo7. If you aren't on Instagram... you should be, it is so fun! Sign up and follow me! I will follow you! ;)

See you all on Monday the 20th! Hope you you are all having a fabulous summer!! xoxo ~Shelby