just our day to day life

Author: Val

Planting trees and travel

Planting trees and travel

What do you do when you are getting ready to go on a trip?  Laundry, clean the house, water plants…etc?  I plant trees.  I can’t explain it, and I have just realized that I do this.  It also makes no sense because when I’m not […]

Marlowe update: 2.5 years

Marlowe update: 2.5 years

You’re getting another Marlowe update before you get one about Jenson, because remember how I sucked at posting updates about Marlowe? So this will take us from 2-2.5 (through June 2018), and then I’ll probably forget to post her 3 year update until she’s 4. […]

Marlowe Update: Age 1-2

Marlowe Update: Age 1-2

I often talk about how I fail at posting updates regularly (because I do), but recently I realized just how extensively I’ve failed at Marlowe’s updates – as in, I haven’t written one since she was 1!!!!!!!!!!!!  I thought I did one last summer, so […]

Jenson update: 4.5 years

Jenson update: 4.5 years

This boy is the best.  He has such love in his heart, and is so sweet and fun.  He’s happiest when he’s making others happy, but he;s also sensitive and shy, and feels things deeply.  He loves music and being silly and telling knock knock […]

Ask Jenson 3.5 years old

Ask Jenson 3.5 years old

I was finally working on updates about the kids because it’s been way too long and they are growing up, and I saw this post in draft form that I never published! About a year ago when he was 3.5 years old, I asked Jenson […]

Things I’m loving lately

Things I’m loving lately

Oh, hello there!  Just popping in to tell you about a few things I’m loving lately.  I’d love to promise I’ll be back regularly, but I usually fail when I say that.  Life is busy, and I find myself putting so much time into Columbus […]

The best Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Dough Mixes

The best Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Dough Mixes

It’s Christmas cookie time!  One of my all-time favorites for the holidays is sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting.  Making and decorating sugar cookie cut-outs was a major events at my parent’s house while we were growing up.  It was a several hours process that […]

Organizing photos, baby books and memories

Organizing photos, baby books and memories

I feel like I’m constantly behind on a million things I want to do…but maybe that’s just life with kids?  Lately I’m obsessed with wanting to write things down for my kids so they have documented memories forever.  I think a lot of it has […]

Trends and sayings that I’m totally over in 2017

Trends and sayings that I’m totally over in 2017

Trends and sayings that I’m totally over in 2017. Basically, social media.

Jenson update: 3.5 years

Jenson update: 3.5 years

Remember how I was going to write Jenson’s 3 year update 6 months ago?  Well, how about 3.5 years instead, even though we are a quite a bit past that now?  I wrote an update about all of us back in March (This is us: […]