Play Ball 🥎

It’s tournament weekend for Cally. Over Memorial Day weekend, Cally has many games lined up. She is on a young team and they’ve never all played together, but you can tell they are learning and getting a little better each game. I love watching Cally play a sport that i enjoyed so much!

Secret talent?
Clearing a huge age difference
Stealing bases

It was a fun family day! Cally has the best squad 😉


It was truly so special to celebrate the holiday all together. No separate meals. No FaceTime. Just all together under one roof….well almost everyone. Our girls didn’t spend the weekend with us because their mother had COVID and obviously they were exposed. They stayed at her house so that we could keep everyone else safe.

we love our niece so much
Poppy and Grandma
My SIL, brother and niece
Papaw (?) i always forget what she calls him!
The mom’s
My favorite men
“The adventureful is mine but i needed it because i was short one cookie. It’s just like a thin mint but without the mint!” -Cally 😂
The John’s
Cally and i made gnomes!
We wanted to play outside!
how awesome is this box of chalk we got Cally!?
Abby loves road trips!

Despite not having the girls, John still smoked the ham and we enjoyed a nice dinner together. My mother in law gave us an easter basket. How cute is the pink gnome!!! She bought me some gluten free snacks. So sweet!

Easter crafts with my nanny kids

The Legend Has Retired!

Well my father has finally retired. I can not be more happy and excited for him. He has worked hard his entire life and now its his time to enjoy the next chapter of his life! We surprised him with a family dinner at Marconi’s in Huron, Ohio. My family, my brothers family and my aunt and uncle were all there to celebrate this special day. We shared stories and lots of laughs. The Italian food was delicious. My sister-in-law had a beautiful cake made for him from the Pink Bandana. The flavor was blueberry pancake. It tasted like a sugary blueberry muffin, which is a favorite of mine and my dads. The entire night was absolutely perfect and I’m glad we could make it happen!

Mom made these adorable decorations


This year we did thanksgiving a little different since Covid is still very much active and not everyone was vaccinated. We did dinner with my family on Thursday and John’s family on Friday. Both days were just perfect. Good food and great company. I would also like to note that this year i was FINALLY sitting at the adult table 🤣.

Beach Break!

The weather outlook for this week is WET! Lots and lots of rain. Seems to be the theme this summer. After the 4 of us ate lunch today we saw there was a few hour break in the weather. We headed to the lake (of course) and walked around looking for seaglass. The girls actually found some pretty great pieces!

We took our yearly beach picture that we have recreated 3 times now!!!

John and i took a photo on the end of the pier where we got engaged!

These crazy kids never listen. The pier literally says no jumping or diving but here they are jumping 😂

On the way home we stopped at the local ice cream shop. The girls and John enjoyed a treat. The only sugar free yogurt option was butter pecan so i passed and made myself a treat later in the day!

Fourth of July

What a fun night! We spent the evening on the lakefront hanging out as a family. The girls had fun with glow sticks and we started a dance party that attracted many other children. One family was doing free face painting and another family was making cotton candy. I love our small community and the family atmosphere. We watched fireworks line the lake from Vermilion to Huron. We also we able to see Cedar Points, Kellys Island, and Catawba!