Happy 3rd Birthday Sean II

Happy 3rd birthday to my baby boy, Sean II. Today was one of those days for the record books, and tomorrow will be even better. Tomorrow I get to see him open gifts, eat cake, and play. I can’t wait for tomorrow! I don’t know who’s more excited about his new toys, me or him?


Sean is a handful, well actually, he can be a few handfuls, but he’s so worth it. I’m so blessed to have him and he’s lucky to have me. The two of us make a pretty awesome team and I just love it when he runs up to me and hugs my leg, or leans in to give me a kiss and one of his huge bear hugs. Sean is the sweetest little boy in the world and I look forward to every day I have with him.

And in just a few weeks my oldest will turn 7, but she’ll always be my baby. She’s my sweet baby Jasmine and when I look at her I still see her as a sweet little chunky baby. I’m guessing that might never change.


And because we didn’t want Jas to feel left out I took some sweet balloon photos of her, too. My little angel! I love her so much. Love both of them to death, and it’s really late and I’m rambling on like a crazy woman.

Off to bed I go. Sweet dreams.

May you stay forever young!


Splash Park at Ft. Polk

This past weekend Sean and I decided to pack up the kids for the weekend and make the 3.5 hour drive to Ft. Polk, Louisiana. My mother and father-in-law were both invited to the Guam Liberation BBQ and of course, so were we. We needed to get away, and since we haven’t been able to make that beach vacation to Florida happen just yet, this was just the ticket.

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We arrived Friday evening, too late to explore the splash park that was just on the other side of our hotel, which was on base. Sean and I promised the kids that we would definitely splash on Saturday, after we got back from the Liberation BBQ, and we did.

I decided not to get wet because I wanted to play around with Hipstamatic and take lots of photos.

Let’s just say, Ft. Polk had a lot of amazing things for the kids to enjoy, from this amazing splash park, to an impressive playground with some amazing equipment on it to the youth pond aptly named Catfish Cove.

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Ft. Polk is such a pretty base, and this was my first experience on an Army base. Growing up in a Navy household I never had any reason to go to an Army base, but I’m glad I did and I’m happy the kids got a new experience under their belts. Jasmine is old enough to remember things, and she’ll remember this. Jas thought the men and women in uniform was pretty neat. Although Ft. Polk is in the middle on nowhere, it was nice to get away and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

More from Ft. Polk in another post. Since my posts are so photo heavy I thought I’d break up our weekend into a few blog posts.

We had a blast! It did my heart good to see my husband be a kid again. Sean has worked non-stop for a few months and this was the first time in a long time I saw him kick back and just have some good old fashion fun.

River. Camp. Fun. Family. Friends

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I’m going to update this blog more often. I want to get back to blogging like I used to. I’ve been sharing a weekly personal post over at Fabulous Mom Blog but I miss blogging just to blog. After thinking about it for a while I’ve decided to share more here, my own digital journal […]

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82 degrees all day

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It was around 82 degrees all day, and we truly enjoyed it. 82 degree weather doesn’t ever happen in south Louisiana, but it did. I walked outside yesterday expecting to be suffocated by the humidity but to my surprise, it was not humid out, it was pleasant. Today is pretty nice too! I’m definitely enjoying […]

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It’s May


Sot it’s May, too bad it still feels like winter. Well, not all the time, but it’s so strange how we are actually get a spring here in Louisiana. Kind of a spring, some nights it still gets down to the low 40s, but I’m not complaining. I caught Jas soaking up the mild temps […]

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A fun weekend


Since moving to the Baton Rouge area over seven years ago, this past weekend was the first time I had went out exploring. Sean and I went out with some old friends, hit up The 13th Gate haunted house, stopped by Schlitz & Giggles for pizza and beer, then hoped around to a few different […]

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