Choose Your battles and Roll with the Punches

This morning was picture day for Cohen.  This is the outfit he chose for said picture day.  With a laugh forming in the bottom of my belly, I calmly asked him if he’d like to wear a different pair of shorts, to which he responded, “Nope I like these ones.” Cool Beans.  You do you kid! Plaid on plaid could …

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Hey there, Stranger!

Hello there! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here (like, since last December) but life happens, and adventures happened and well honestly, blogging wasn’t a huge priority! #sorrynotsorry We’ve entered a new stage of life in the Hill home and it’s providing a “bunch” of extra time on my hands: 3 days a week all the Hill …

I caved to the dang Elf

Being a mom can be a challenge. Especially when you don’t want your kids to miss out on all the fun moments of childhood….but you also don’t bury yourself under stress of creating every magical moment. thank you to Pinterest, I think we’ve gone off the deep end. Particularly with The Elf on the shelf.  I watch so many friends …

Wandering in Seattle 

One of our good friends is getting married tomorrow in Seattle so Jerad and I came up a couple days early to take a break and spend some uninterrupted time together. (HUGE thank you to my parents for holding down the 3 kid circus back at home!) We’ve literally spent the last 24 hours wandering and eating and shopping and …

A Non-Pinterest inspired activity  

Summertime. Truly bittersweet to those of us who are parents.  On the one hand, absolute freedom from the slavery of schedules and locked down bedtimes and every minute of every day having to be somewhere.  On the other hand….absolute. Anarchy. Those sweets babes that you had to drag out of bed by their toes on school days now wake with …

Our Sweet n’ Spicy tornado of trouble 

Emerson is her name and keeping me on my toes is her game. Every day. All day. Turn your back for 30 seconds and catastrophe is your reward.  She’s like no other…well, except for me when I was her age 😬 a whirl wind of activity and drama!  The last 24 hours she has been a little more fiesty then …