June 30, 2014


Summer has looked a lot like this so far: 

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mornings on the deck in our skivvies (and by "our," I mean Amos') blowing "big uns" (big ones), licking the bubble wand, and popping the ones that magically land on the deck (:

We've also enjoyed splashing in every water fountain downtown, ice cream dates with daddy-o, listening to the "tunder" that "GOOOOD" makes, riding with the windows down, picking blueberries at OD & Cathy's and eating (pop)"sicles" on the front porch...

June 27, 2014

Against All Grain Paleo Sweet Potato Quiche

On Monday I did a little breakfast meal prep for the week and prepared a recipe from the Against All Grain cookbook that I borrowed from my sweet friend, Monica. It's SUPER easy to make and has made fixing breakfast this week really quick (always a plus)! While this isn't going to be our "go-to" breakfast quiche (Mike didn't like the sweet potatoes and I didn't care for the rosemary), Mike and I both decided that we like the ease of having a casserole-like dish to grab and fix in the morning - so I'll do a little tweaking and try again!

1 sweet potato, thinly sliced
10 eggs
1/2 lb ground turkey sausage 
1 sprig rosemary, chopped
3 tbsp coconut milk (or whatever milk you have on hand...I used almond milk)
salt and pepper
olive oil for greasing

Preheat oven to 350. 
Grease a pie dish with olive oil. 
Layer sweet potato slices around bottom of dish, making sure the bottom is completely covered. 


Place cooked sausage on top of potato slices and top with rosemary.



  In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over sausage and sweet potatoes.


Press down any sausage that floats up with your spoon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until quiche is set.


Enjoy! (: 

June 24, 2014

birthday love

Happy 20th birthday, Carson! 

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we know why Honey is his favorite ...
the birthday boy & Mikey at their finest
Carson & Haley
Happiest birthday, Carson! 

PS -- if you stop getting so old, maybe I will too!? (: 

June 23, 2014

|another| lazy lake weekend

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means a waste of time. 
|Sir John Lubbock| 

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FIRST EVER lone jump off the dock(!!) 
floating with Da-dee
Carson & his jet-ski 
fishin' with Car Car
an (unhappy) air-pane
fishin' with mama & baby M2

June 20, 2014

Bahamas, Part 3 | Mosie & Mama

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Amos, what a joy it is to be your mama. You make my heart smile little buddy! 

June 19, 2014

Bahamas, Part 2 | sunshine and the Atlantis Aquarium

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Look at all of my "gold-veeesh" 
playing with mama in the water
shoulder rides (one of my all time favorite pics of these two)
the whole gang
T & 'Mos 
checkin' out the "veeeesh" 
Me & T 

June 17, 2014

Bahamas, Part 1 | "air-panes" and beach bums

Mikey, Amos & I traveled to Nassau to visit the Boutons while they were on vacation... nothing like friends crashing your vacation! We spent lots of time catching up on |much needed| sleep, eating too much pizza food, workin' on our tans and just really enjoyed being out of the country with these sweet friends! 

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Amos running thru the ATL airport to see the "air-panes!"
he'll kill me for that one day, I'm sure 
be still my heart
Mikey & William
"rock the board" {& get Mikey off!)
my sweet, sweet blonde boy 
Belle & Amos -- BFFs
sea urchin found while snorkeling
Belle showing off her coloring skills 

More to come... 

June 9, 2014

bump progress | baby m2

22 weeks + 2 days 

23 weeks + 3 days

24 weeks + 4 days

How far along? technically 25 weeks + 1 day 
Sleep: sleeping great as long as Mo Mo sleeps great (: 
Best Moment this week: one word: VACATION!!
Movement: Lots! This baby is a wiggle.worm already 
Symptoms: The ridiculous heartburn has gotten much better this week (I looked back & noticed it was about this time that it got a little better with Amos too!) 
Food cravings: notta 
Gender prediction: boy
Labor signs: I've been having some Braxton-Hixx contractions every once in a while 
Belly button in or out: more out than in 
Looking forward to: Tanning this bump with the Boutons this week! 
Random facts about Baby M2: Little one is about the size of a head of cauliflower and knows which way is up and which way is down! 

June 6, 2014

Sprinkling Baby Martin 2

My sweet friend, Megan threw a Sprinkle for Baby M2 this week. It was such a treat to be surrounded by ladies who already love this little one so much! (: 

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chocolate peanut buttery deliciousness
strawberry pie
Ashton & Amber 
Gina, Anna & Emily
me & my oldest best -- due 6 weeks apart! 
me & Megan 
the whole gang

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Baby M2!!!