Ava Kate 

Ava: “When was the last time you posted on the blog?”

Me: “Seven years ago. Let me take your picture with your dad–I’ll post that.”

Snuggle up 


Owen: “It’s no fair that Dad gets to say ‘damn it.'”


Owen: “I don’t need a bath!! I just had a bath last week!”

Snuggle up 


Madame President 

Olivia’s career aspirations are lofty, but I’m pretty sure she will be successful in her quest to be the youngest woman president. I captured a few shots for her first campaign video when we were in South Carolina with Bryan’s parents this spring: Olivia took part in park closing ceremonies at Fort Sumter. 

August fix 

We’ve had some discussion about trading the Man Van for something a bit smaller and sportier, but our fourth kid really likes a seat to himself. 

Kindergarten Roundup 

Hard to know what to say about this little outing today…this one is so big, yet still so small. 

Owen was excited to attend roundup, but when he arrived in the classroom, he was a bit teary and very shy. As luck would have it, he found an old friend in the group.

We split off from the kids and attended our third kindergarten orientation session. When we reunited with Owen, he said he was excited to be in the same school as Olivia – “She’s in the big kids’ room, and I will be little kids’ room.” Not for long, kid. If the past few years are any indication, time will fly. 

August and Owen 

Ava started a cute little Instagram account to document these two boys – check it out at AugustandOwen. Sneak peek below…

Happy Easter! 

After many weekends on the road, we decided to stay at home for Easter. Tom and Katie joined us for brunch, and my dad drove down from Nebraska. Happy Easter to all!