Monroe Skye at 1 & 2.

Oh, Monroe!!

I can't even tell you what a joy it has been to have a little girl in our family. For the longest time, I only pictured myself as a boy mom, and you know what? I kind of loved it! But the second we found out our fifth baby was a girl, my whole world changed. 

 Monroe is completely different than the boys, and her  personality is just pure SUNSHINE. I can't even describe how perfectly she fits into our family! She is just the spunkiest little bean, and we are all obsessed with every move that she makes. 

I realized that I had never posted her first or second birthday photos (!!!), so I thought I'd throw them together in a post. I can't even believe how much she has grown up. She is just precious!



^THE ARM ROLLS. I cannot!!^

We did a quick outfit change, and I absolutely could not handle her in the flower crown. Such a little angel!!
^Her face!! The sweetest little cheeks you've ever seen.^

I seriously died over every single one of her one-year-old photos. Such a perfectly little chubby princess baby!! Just the sweetest.


On her second birthday, I dressed her up in the cutest little outfit and took her downtown for a lunch date (& mini photoshoot)! We didn't have a professional photographer on hand, but I snapped these with my iPhone and they turned out SO CUTE! Could you not just die over that little coat and hat combo?? Actual perfection! 


^I wish you could have seen her running around the town giggling with this parade of balloons behind her. She was in heaven!^

^We matched!^

Isn't she just the sweetest?? We feel SO lucky to have her in our family. 

Monroe Skye, we love you so much! 


Mother's Day Video, 2022.

Jord has made me a Mother's Day Video every year with the kids for nine years now. NINE! Can you even believe that?? He is the best, and these videos are some of my most cherished gifts ever. This year's video had me laughing, crying, and just feeling like the luckiest. I am so grateful to be a mom.


For past Mother's Day Videos, go here:


Family photos in Mobile, Alabama.

Happy Mother's Day!

We had these photos taken a few months ago, but I thought today would be the perfect day to share them. I'm so grateful to be a mom, and these images of our family are just everything to me.


If you've been around here for a while, you know how important family photos are to me. Capturing my kids and the stage they're in at that exact moment has always been a priority to me--because they just change and grow so quickly!! 

So when we decided to head to the beach back in November, I reached out to my photographer friend Emily to see if she could squeeze us in for some photos on our way down. (She took photos for us in Gulf Shores back HERE, and I just love her!) This time, we met up with her in Mobile, AL, and she took some amazing photos for our family that I will cherish forever!

She captured candid moments and pieces of my kids' personalities so perfectly--I just love them all so much. I thought I'd share them here, in random order and without much rhyme or reason, because it's a pretty accurate depiction of my version of motherhood. 

Chaotic, loud, happy, messy, crazy--with a whole lot of hugs and snuggles mixed in, too. I am the luckiest girl in the world.

I am so grateful to be a mother. It is my greatest challenge, and my greatest blessing. 

And I could not do one single bit of it without my best friend, partner, and husband by my side. He is just everything to me. 

I am blessed beyond what I every dreamed was possible, and I will cherish these photos forever and ever!