The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
Read More

The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
Read More

5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
Read More

Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
Read More

Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
Read More

“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
Read More

DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
Read More

Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
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The Big Picture

In the pendulum of blogging, I'm ready for the upswing. I love that we document our crazy lives, and I honestly don't post for anyone other than my 5 or 10 or 20 years older self. I can't wait to look back and read and gain even more perspective or make fun of how silly we were. I'm feeling immensely happy today. I blame it on the weather (mostly). It is officially Spring time! March is the busiest month of the year for teachers (especially ones with a kid in sports and another who's 2), but that vitamin D is something else. I literally feel it filling me up and…
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5th Grade Dance

We had such a fun time! It was great to see these kids dance and sing and enjoy one of their last nights together. I can't believe in a few short weeks I'll have a middle school child. How handsome is my boy?!
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Tough Mudder!

We are tough mudders!! Around Christmas time I was in need of some serious exercise motivation. Baby weight plus holiday eating was a bad combination. Ben mentioned "tough mudder" and while I never really thought I'd survive it, I said "Sure, why not". If this doesn't motivate me to do something then I don't know what will. We were pumped about it. I watched YouTube videos, winced at some of the obstacles, and printed out the training suggestions to start right after the new year. ....I think you can probably guess where I'm going next. Not to the basement to train. We ran a few 5K's, did a few small…
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Happy Birthday!!!

We celebrating surviving one year with our adorable BLT by having a small party here at the new house. It was simple, everyone had a great time, and our big boy was happy. It was a perfect day. Ben will add video to this post soon, but here's a pic of the birthday boy eating yummy cake!
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“Best Of”

2012 was one for the record books. So. Much. Happened. Last year. It's been one hell of a week getting back into the swing of work, new arrangements and diets for Lane, and new journeys being started for me, but I've been saying I'm going to write this blog so dammit...here it is. I'll be glad down the road that I did. So 2012 brought us so many things that should be documented....and so many things that changed the direction of our lives.....in no particular order..... 1. I had a BABY! 8 days early and in a crazy, emergency fashion I had little Benjamin Lane on January 3rd. That's a…
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DIY Begins!

We are in the new crib! It's beautiful, big....and BROWN. Don't get me wrong, this house is amazing. With that being said, almost every single room is going to get redecorated. I love the 'country' feel the house has nestled in a cute subdivision and tucked back in the trees, but it needs some fresh color, some light, some updating.....some "Turner". Looking around and starting my list of "to dos" has been a bit overwhelming so far, so I'm narrowing it down to one room at a time. First up, the laundry room. Before/Progress/After pics will come soon. Wish us luck!
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Sniper Slow Down!

As you can tell, it's been a while since the Snipers have had a post! Life is happy, and busy, and lovely. Here's what we've missed....and I'll try to fill in pics from any of these events if I can soon! -Jess turned 30 in style! A weekend at the lake with awesome friends and so much fun. -A week long beach trip with the family. Chase grew fins and Lane fell in love with the water...especially the pool. -School started! How do we already have a 5th grader? Yikes. -A little baby who is suddenly a BIG eight month old. -A car accident with SB that lead to a…
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