10:24 PM

 "a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015"

holland: hat, sunglasses, rainboots, check. this is your everyday attire

clark: clark, meet carrots. carrots, meet clark



10:17 PM

"a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015"

holland: watching the boats come in, eager to help, always watching

clark: i hope i never forget your joy



10:12 PM

 "a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015"

holland: his arms are your favorite

clark: new friends at ho'omaluhia botanical gardens



10:08 PM

"a portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2015"

holland: our walk after the rainstorm

clark: afternoons fading into evenings



10:20 PM

we spent our first couple weeks of the new year with our family on oahu. it was one of the best times we've had in a long time. it was also chucked with a few challenges. i'll just say, flying with a 2.5 year old with an ear infection is definitely the least favorite thing i've done as a mother yet. but warm weather and family awaited us, along with one very kind woman one our plane. if you ever happen to read this, you have no idea how much your kindness and laid back attitude meant to us. thank you. once we kicked our colds, we had a fabulous time. if you follow me at all on instagram, you've already seen a whole feed full of photos. it's hard not to take 1000 photos when you are in such a beautiful place full of so many people you love. if you missed those (or just want to see some more), here are some photos we took with our canon eos 60d.

 i look at these photos an feel nothing short of joy and absolute gratitude that this is my family.



christmas part 2

12:24 AM

we see you with those candy canes mister.
my first post of the new year and i'm still talking about christmas, but we had like three, and believe it or not, i don't think we're done yet. please tell me we aren't the only ones like this? we've actually been trying to wind the whole subject down for a couple weeks now with holland and remind him why we celebrate christmas and give/recieve gifts (the birth of jesus/he is our gift). not to be a buzz kill, but it is january eighth now...and he's super into the gift thing this year.  receiving the gifts that is. just today he asked me if he was getting more presents. child, you have enough. i promise. but i am happy you enjoyed christmas because i love it too and that's a part of childhood i want you to remember. the anticipation, the excitement, weeks and months of counting down, the magical feeling of christmas morning finally arriving. here's to your third christmas holland, and clark's first. we're lad to have you boys here.

our christmas celebration with my parents was small, casual, and a little wild considering grandpa had holland use his new chainsaw to open each and every gift!! i think grandpa and holland equally enjoyed holland's new tools. overall, the day was just right.

 i can't imagine what next year will look like with them both boys running around! let the craziness commence. i think we are in for it.

we've totally entered the age of flashlights. how'd that happen already?
bracelet for mommy, teething ring for clark.

family photo attempt #1
and #2...come on clark man.


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