slow going...

Sorry for the lack of posts around these parts lately. My life has been officially overwhelmed by boxes and packing tape... 

The move is upon us and hopefully this weekend will be the bulk of it. I think we're making much better progress with this move than we did with the last one. We were completely unprepared for how many things we owned on our last move and this time, we've used the last year to really go through our things and keep only the ones we really want. It's been super difficult for me to get rid of so many things, but each purge gets a little bit easier than the last. And we're left with the things that we really love and enjoy - plus we have less to clean up! It's made this move so much less stressful than before. 

So hopefully we can keep the momentum up for a while until we get all of our stuff out. But once the apartment is cleared out - I want a break! I good one... Maybe a weekend away or something. I'll need a few days away from any boxes so I can recharge my batteries and prepare myself for our next step - moving in somewhere. We've been so beat, Scarlett even fell asleep in the cart at Target. 

So until then, this space may be a bit sparse. I'll try to make up for it soon. 

love & cupcakes, 


scarlett style

Scarlett started Vacation Bible School this week so she's been wearing her VBS shirt for the last three days. Despite that fashion setback, she's still quite the little looker...

I love seeing what she comes up with! 

love & cupcakes, 


vacation bible school!

Scarlett started her very first week of vacation bible school ever yesterday! She seems to like it so far - although when it was time for me to leave her yesterday, I completely broke down and had to practically run out of the church gym so she wouldn't see me cry. Her first day of kindergarten I'm going to be a total mess, right?

Scarlett loved being able to hang out with her cousins before and after the camp session. She said that she really missed her cousin Kaiden during the session [Kaiden is almost two years older than Scarlett, so she was in a different class] but she still seemed to enjoy herself. Hopefully today will be a more eventful day and she'll make some new friends. 

love & cupcakes, 


July Photo a Day - This Week

Week three is over! Are you still playing along?

July 13 - Calm

July 14 - Chaos

July 15 - On my mind

July 16 - Starts with "t"

July 17 - Special

July 18 - Book

July 19 - Sign

Lots of words and letters this week! Hopefully next week I'll be outside more... 

love & cupcakes, 


Los Vaqueros

Last week Scarlett and I went for a quick hike on a trail we'd never been to before. It was hot and we had to watch out for rattlesnakes and big spiders but it was really pretty. 

We even made an ice cream run on our way home and stopped by a park for some swing time. It got breezy and we actually got cold for bit! We loved it! 

I can't wait to go back and do a longer hike next time. It was beautiful! 

love & cupcakes, 


scarlett style...

This week was pretty crazy - lots of packing and boxes and planning. But through it all Scarlett kept her rockin' style!

I love the way Scarlett looks in glasses! Such a cute little nerd! 

love & cupcakes, 


july photo a day - this week

Week two is done! Here are the photos from last week...

July 6 - My name

July 7 - Minimalistic

July 8 - Inside my fridge

July 9 - Street

July 10 - My story

July 11 - Late

July 12 - Early

Are you playing along, too? 

love & cupcakes,