This weekend brought the end of soccer season (only one more tournament to go!), 
family time in the yard + a lovely Mother's Day. 

Audrey + Oliver wearing their Saturday clothes, preparing to follow Ryan around while he mowed the lawn.

My patch of Lily of the Valley is beginning to bloom. 

Abby's new obsession: tether ball!

Ryan made whole wheat waffles + smoothies for my Mother's Day breakfast.

Currently, this is the view from our front window. So colorful.

Other highlights: Yesterday after church while Ryan was at meetings and the babies and I were napping, the big kids folded three loads of laundry as a Mother's Day surprise. I was so happy (and thankful!) I nearly cried. I'm lucky to be their mother.


  1. The first picture is adorable; love the ripped jeans and striped tights!


  2. Your kids are awesome!! You are one lucky lady, indeed. But I would also say they are lucky to have you too!

    So glad you had a great weekend.

  3. Oh wow—your own batch of lily of the valley! Lucky!

  4. Sounds perfect.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  5. I covet the lily of the valley. I miss them so much.

  6. The laundry folding is amazing. What a lovely weekend!

  7. Love all of your photographs. Did you take them with your iPhone?

  8. Thanks, Cynthia! I use the Shake It Photo iPhone app. It's so fun!