Aug 26, 2016

Maternity Pictures | Isla

I had planned on doing maternity pictures earlier this summer, but with our sudden decision to move, making time for pictures just wasn't happening.  After the whirlwind of packing, moving, unpacking, and getting kids all settled in their new schools, it was looking like there wasn't going to be time. Labor symptoms were ramping up and Isla's due date was approaching. 

That's when my wonderful, amazing, saint of a friend, Erin, offered to take me out to our friend Christina's vineyard and snap some shots at sunset.  I was feeling kind of rundown (think weeks of sweatpants and no makeup) so she came over with wardrobe options and accessories and got me feeling all glam.  The pictures turned out so much better than I could've imagined.  Erin is kinda the best.  I don't know how I would've survived this last month with out her, but all these extra things she's done for me are just a pile of cherries on top.


Aug 18, 2016

Back to School | 2016

Well that was the shortest summer ever!  I feel slightly bad (but not bad enough) that my kiddos only had a 3 week summer, but after a week in their new schools I think they've forgotten to be sad about it.  One of the many reasons we moved to Temecula was for the fabulous schools and they haven't disappointed!  The boys love them, have made good friends in the neighborhood, and are loving the nice campuses with air conditioned classrooms and edible lunch menus.  More and more each day I am confident that Sean and I made the right choice to move here.  We truly felt that we were lead (maybe even pushed) by so many circumstances to get here and although it was scary, it's turning out to be pretty amazing.

Daysen started his Freshman year, Brenner his 6th grade year, and Zane his 3rd grade year.  They are all in different schools (kind of hard on my mom brain), but they are all a short walk or ride from our house.  I'm so proud of these boys and their willingness to be brave and try new things.  They are not perfect, but they are kind and always do their best.  Here's to another great year! 

Group hug!

Daddy rode with Brenner and Zane for their first day commutes. 

Jul 21, 2016

School is OUT! 2016

Every year I write these end of year posts and every year I sit here thinking how insane it is that my kids get out of school at the end of July.  Year round school has it's benefits, but I must say, I am excited and ready for the change to traditional school schedules that our upcoming move will bring.  Plus, air conditioning in the school – That's going to be a game changer, too!  If I have to sit through one more hot and muggy assembly I might crack.  I can't imagine what those poor students and administrators go through every day.  

Next year I will have kids starting high school, middle school, elementary, and preschool (and a baby of course).  It kind of blows my mind when I think about it, but these boys are so amazing and up for all the challenges ahead.  I am so proud of my babies.  I love them so much and can't think of anything I'd rather be doing than watching them grow and learn.  Sean and I have a pretty hands off approach to parenting, but we have expectations and these awesome boys always meet them.  Congrats to my Boyd Boys!  Now let's get this summer started! 

Daysen's 8th Grade Promotion | June 21, 2016

Brenner and Zane's last days of school, including, award ceremonies, field trips, concerts, and a 5th grade promotion on July 21, 2016. 

 Last day of school!

Leading in the 5th grade class with music and dancing. So cute!