Monday, July 7, 2014

(An almost bursting) Grateful Heart

It has been the craziest two weeks of my life. We have been going nonstop and we have welcomed both a sweet toddler and a puppy into our lives the last two weeks. Addysin will be with us Wednesday-Friday and sometimes full weeks. She is just precious! She is 19 months and I know her and Ellie will be good friends. At the park last week a sweet lady kept insisting they were twins.

This past weekend while we were camping we stumbled upon this sweet girl. This is Hattie!
She's a 10 week old lab mix and she is incredibly smart already, but like everyone else in this family, she is stubborn. 
We were not in the market for a puppy and I have never trained a puppy so help please!!????!!! She is so sweet, but she is a whiner at night and this mama is exhausted already. 

I am so thankful today for all of our opportunities!! We spent last weekend in Chicago which was amazing. 
We had amazing weather! We went to Shedd Aquarium and then walked to Navy Pier for lunch. We had an amazing time! The kiddos did fantastic! Very little napping happened, but they were troopers. The wedding was beautiful! I will have a full recap soon! 

I am so thankful for my family. We had a great camping trip this weekend and I could not love them any more than I already do. We went swimming, roasted marshmallows and day drank. Those are just a few of my favorite things. I even squeezed a run in! Plus I got to talk wedding plans with my soon to be sister-in-law. Who doesn't love all things wedding?!? 
This weekend we are dress shopping for her and I cannot wait! 

My heart is so grateful this morning! We have been so busy, but I wouldn't trade any of these memories. Thank you to Emily at Ember Grey blog for reminding me weekly that I am so, so lucky.

Ember Grey
What are you grateful for today?! 
Do you have any puppy training tips?!

All My Love, 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Y'all, things are CRAZY round here right now. I have a vacation recap post planned and a post introducing you to a very good friend of mine, but they are taking the backseat to putting my house in order, getting to know our new toddler friend who will be joining us during the week, working my ItWorks business and prepping for a Fourth of July camping trip Friday-Sunday. 
I am grateful for being so busy and so surrounded by love!! 
I will be back soon!!