Wednesday, October 18, 2017

field trip!

pumpkin patching and farm learning for caleb's first kindergarten field trip.

(poor caleb got caught in the fog of my phone adjusting temps)

luckily, the rain was off and on for the afternoon, so we didn't get drenched the whole time, but! even if we had, five year olds in muddy boots just ain't got a care in the world.

Monday, October 16, 2017

cold camping

if your husband ever assures you that the middle of october is a perfectly acceptable time to go camping, do not, i repeat, DO NOT believe him.

the food may be delicious, the campfire roaring, the smores (which are, let's face it, why you really came out here in the first place) on point, and the children having the time of their lives, but you will be very, very cold.

trust me.

ice in the woods on a hike, anyone?

in his happy place.

hot chocolate a plenty.

also, if you so happen to passively observe whilst bryan is chopping firewood that in the movies, guys who chop wood are usually shirtless, be prepared for the fall out.

just sayin.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

halloween preview 2017

there's no place like home.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

back when summer was the size of a pumpkin

october 2008.

october 2017.

ugh. i'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!
*runs off to eat chocolate and drown herself in ben folds music*

Sunday, October 08, 2017

take me to the pumpkin patch

let the pumpkin spice everything officially begin!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

date night (again!)

here's to my future
here's to my yesterday
here's to change
oh, here's to my yesterday
no tomorrow without a yesterday
here's to my future
goodbye to yesterday

at imagine dragons + grouplove 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

date night


(that's us, not coldplay.)

there they are!

and somewhere up there, too.

(aaaaand, we definitely brought home some of that butterfly confetti as souvenirs for the children.)

"yellow," one of our wedding songs.

great band. great set. great show.

i will admit to feeling a wee bit my age when they handed me the light-up wristband. my first thought being an amalgamation of "i don't want to buy this" and "what's this for?" and my second thought being an amalgamation of "how do i get it on?" and "gee, this wristband is kind of annoying."

BUT i acted chill like all the other hip twentysomethings (cough) who totally go to concerts with light-up wristbands all the time, AND it was super awesome. like a football stadium full of light-up wristbands blinking in rainbow time to coldplay music (while they played on stage) awesome.

bonus! here's a little sample video we made for the kids so that we could show them that yeah, we were *totes* at the coldplay concert, and also, bytheway, we will *so* be embarrassing the heck out of you when you're teenagers, #thoseparents:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

family photos at the beach

as we say goodbye to the last vestiges of summer around the pacific northwest and hello to the first official day of autumn--my very favorite season of all!, we have one more set of florida photos to share.

so long, sweet summer.

it was my birthday!

all the wheeler grandkids at kellyn's baptism.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

on the first day of preschool

dallin bryan wheeler leaves the nest!

his first day of pre-K 3.

he was ready:

and what, pray tell, did little miss momma do with *her* first day? well, she ran errands and went to appointments for other children, of course! 'cause #momlife.

here's some tbt of all the wheelers taking their first small steps into the big, wide world:

notes: 1) looking at summer in this picture makes me want to squeeze her juicy cheeks and never let her age a day over three. 2) was there ever a girl in this world as fashionable as ms. afton wheeler? she slays. 3) the wheeler boys have the *best* swoops and dimples in town. the end.