last weeks recap and high-waisted jeans


Yep, I’ve found myself the ultimate mom JEANS!  They hug you in the right places and have a relaxed fit everywhere else.  I love a good pair of comfortable high waisted jeans and these ones are the winners.

I can’t say enough good things about this TEE.  First, I love that it is a pure white and isn’t sheer.  Secondly, it looks cute paired with some high waisted jeans, skirt, and pretty much anything.  It’s my go-to top these days!

Raen’s romper is from REVERIE THREADS.  It’s the cutest shop with the best cause.  Two sisters decided to start it because the oldest sister has had breast cancer three times and is in remission causing her to be unable to bear her own kids for the next 10 years.  Her younger sister said she would be her surrogate so this shop is how they are raising the money to support the surrogacy!


The home that we bought was brand new but it was already being built by the builder meaning that they picked out everything for the house.  They picked out the paint, hardware, layout, tile, carpet, evvveerrryyything.  It’s so great because it’s a brand new build but the bummer is that the details are not what we would have picked out.  It’s still absolutely beautiful but we figured that before we move in, we might as well make the changes now, especially because my kids have asthma and taking out tile is insanely dusty.

This past week we’ve been busy finalizing the home updates.  We decided to have Ben tear out the tile that was everywhere on the main floor of the house, which is a big amount of tile.  I was the moral support!  If you are debating on whether or not to tear out the tile on your own, I don’t suggest it!  We had no idea what we were getting ourselves in to.  Ben was even able to borrow professional tools from our friend who is a contractor and it’s taken far more time than we expected and was way more work.  But, if you have the drive to do it and want to save money, then go for it!

We decided to replace the tile with a hardwood and I cannot wait to see it in the space.  The tile before was a dark grey and I’m thinking that this wood will help to open everything up and will add more light.  Once that is done, we can finally move in!  We will be replacing the countertops, hardware and light fixtures as well so I can’t wait to share photos of the finished product!

Milo started dance twice a week for two hours at a time and she loves it.  If you followed along on Instagram last year, Milo would come home from gymnastics and would show everyone what she learned.  It was one of my favorite story segments because she is so uncoordinated that watching her try and do a summersault or splits was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!  It usually ended with her flopping uncontrollably in one direction or another.  I’m thinking maybe we should start it back up again.

Ben decided to take the kids along with him to Utah this weekend because he had a wedding he was photographing and wanted to make a road trip out of it.  Because we used to live up there we have lots of friends and Ben’s family who could help out with the kids while he was busy working.  I’m not going to lie, the idea of the kids being away for the weekend gave me anxiety.  I’ve never been home without Milo and Ruck.  Ben has also never taken them both on a road trip so combining the two things together, (let’s be honest, it’s probably my hormones that are getting the best of me) it made me nervous.  When I said goodbye, I cried.  I know, I’m lame and normally I’m down for some “me” time but this was all too unfamiliar.  But, the more that time went by I realized it was something that was needed for all of us!  The kids are having the time of their life with Ben.  He’s probably the funnest person around so I’m sure no one is surprised by that but it has been good for them to spend some one on one time with him for several days.  They are all so excited because on the way back they are sleeping at Lake Powell in Ben’s van.  I did learn that most motherly things go out the window like brushing the kids teeth, making sure they have good meals, and putting Milo in her own clothes and not Ruckus’ but hey, this is a trip they will never forget.  Don’t worry, never in a million years would Ben read my blog so I’m safe calling him out on those things!

Raen and I got some much needed one on one time as well while the rest of the crew were away.  I didn’t realize how much of it we were missing until this weekend.  It’s been good to sit and snuggle my newborn, uninterrupted.  He’s been sleeping better than he has since he’s been here with us and I know it’s because he doesn’t have the kids around to wake him up.  He’s getting those z’s that he needs for to cover him for the next few weeks when the kids are around again I think haha.

I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend!


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