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Suzanne
South Overland Park
Baby, kids, and family photographer
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Hello! I'm here. On Monday Tuesday. It's all good! Seriously, I started this post last night but then we had a driving crisis (who will drive the Littles to swimming) and I had to address it with the world. It was great. But not really. Anyway, let's get on with this, shall? 1. Well, #2 turned 14 years old last Thursday. Today I took her out to the licensing bureau to take her written test only to be told they were at capacity and we would have to come back. Yes, I had a place in line via the online... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I made it! I don't really have an excuse for last night other than I was knee-deep in laundry. Tons and tons of laundry! This post is going to be a bit picture-heavy so don't say you haven't been warned. Here goes... 1. As you know, #1 is in Spain. We get some messages and pictures but it's been pretty hit or miss. I don't blame her, though. I think she is having too much fun to think about keeping us updated every single night. (Although I wouldn't complain if she did!) Suffice it to say, she's having a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I'm back after a one week hiatus. I thought I might post a Make-Up Monday last week but it's SUMMER! So yeah, that didn't happen. So let's catch up, shall we? 1. Cars. Let's about them... I am not a car person. I could really care less what I drive as long as it gets me from Point A to Point B. Truly. I think I would feel stupid driving a super nice car anyway so it's all good. Well, the hubby's car was a hunk of metal, a real piece of junk. Seriously. I can't even list everything... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello. It's summer! It's summer! It's summer! OK, so maybe not officially, but unofficially it has begun because the girls are done with school. I'm so happy!!! But enough exclamation marks; let's get the show on the road. 1. When it was cold and crappy weather the hubby and I were the only ones to take Winston for a walk. Now that the weather has been pretty much perfect lately, the girls like to join us. It's always a different combination but it's always enjoyable. The little girls love to ride their new bikes, although sometimes #3 rides her penny... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there - whatever format you come by the title! I hope you had the beautiful weather we had today. It was simply amazing. Let's get the show on the road, shall we? 1. This is the last week of school! I can hardly believe I just typed that sentence. But it's true. I am so excited so you can only imagine how the girls feel! The little girls will just have an easy, fun week. The big girls each have a slew of tests but they are still pumped to be... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello and happy Sunday! I hope you had the beautiful weather we had. It was great! 1. This was a big weekend at our house. #4 had her first communion last night! All the family came over to help her celebrate and she loved being the center of attention. (For once!) Mass was at 7pm which was an odd time. We had dinner at our house before church and came back for dessert. I didn't get my big girl camera out but used the Hubby's iPhone 7 Plus which has a great camera so here are the snaps I captured:... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Happy Sunday! I hope you had better weather than we did this weekend. All we saw was this... Rain. All. Day. Long. I think it finally quit about 1pm or so this afternoon? The sun shined briefly and then we got more clouds and more rain. Gross. I was hoping to do so some outside work but that didn't happen. Oh well. I rallied and worked on some indoor projects so it was all good! 1. I finished my work on the second gold and gray 1980s chairs I'm redoing. Now I just need to take the back cushion and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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I'm back this week. I really meant to post last week but this is our busy season and I just couldn't find the time. So, I will just have to get you caught up on the last two weeks of our lives. Riveting stuff, I know! 1. Last weekend we all headed down to Arkansas to celebrate Easter with my mom. My sister and her troop were there, too. And thank goodness because she and Jason ended up taking our three littles down with her. Meanwhile, we stayed back a night and headed down on Saturday. Here's the scoop... So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello and Happy Sunday! I hope you had the nice weather we had - it was fabulous! So let's get started... 1. #2 played in another soccer tournament this weekend. At least it was in town and they only played one game per day so it wasn't a rough schedule. #3 didn't have any soccer games which was nice. #1 had a swim meet Friday night but we were so busy with the other three girls that we weren't able to make it. (The Littles had a carnival at school while #2 had her first soccer game of the weekend.)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! Sorry I was MIA last night but we didn't get home from soccer until after 8pm and then I had to get two little girls showered and into bed. So, I delayed this post by a day. Oh well. 1. We have a blooming Fashionista in our house. Yep, #4 is all about her ensembles. I never discourage her, even though some of her outfits are a little wacky. I just love it! I love that she is asserting her independence and really getting into fashion. It's awesome. For instance, this was her outfit tonight she chose to wear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I'm back after a quick trip for Spring Break. Did you go anywhere? Anyway, let's get this show on the road... 1. Has anyone else been watching Designated Survivor? I really don't watch much TV. At all. This show is my one exception. (Except when Project Runway is going.) I love it! Two weeks was ago the show ending was such an awesome twist that it totally kept me engaged because I about to quit watching. Now, I can't wait for it to come on Wednesday night! Who is behind the attach? Who is leading it? I can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
I can't find the same legs anymore so I'm guessing Ikea discontinued them? However, I think these would work and would give it a try. Let me know if you make one of these. I'd love to see a picture! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00322053/
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And just like that it's March! Wow. That also means our family's first birthday of the year. 1. We now have a 16-year-old. I swear it's not possible as I remember being 16! (And I know I say that every year, but still.) Anyway, it's true. #1 turned 16 yesterday. Doesn't she look old? Sidenote: I guess choker's are a thing again? Who knew. At least not me - I guess I'm not cool anymore. Or was I ever? I digress... At 16, she is tall. At 5'9" I have to look up at her now. gracefully confident. I feel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I'm blogging while watching/listening to the Oscars. I really don't care who wins or loses because I don't following movies very closely, but it's still interesting. By the way, Justin Timberlake just killed the opening! So good. So here goes... 1. We had a busy weekend. My day yesterday was non-stop and the hubby's day today was non-stop. All told, from Friday after school to this evening we had three music lessons, four soccer games, a basketball game, a meeting on Spain, a birthday dinner, church, School of Religion, two swim practices, a Costco run, an O'Reilly Auto parts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! Did you have the same GORGEOUS weather we had here this weekend? I hope so because it was AWESOME! 1. Yesterday was definitely busy around here. I did about five million loads of laundry, ran to the grocery store, attended #4's basketball game, a wedding shower, #2's indoor soccer game, and an open house. Phew! But it was all good. The weather so beautiful I didn't mind running around. I'm talking capris and no coat. In February! Today was not nearly as crazy. The cousins came over after lunch for the day and a sleepover tonight. They played outside... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I'm here on Sunday since and all is well in our household. We had a good week. I hope you did, too! We enjoyed the 70 degree weather yesterday and even managed to get the entire first floor and our room/bathroom clean. All at once. Not to mention the laundry was all done, too! That's productive, huh?! 1. As I was editing pictures, getting ready to post tonight, all the girls were up in my room watching TV. #4 was in the bathtub - her favorite after dinner activity. Anyway, she was asking her sisters to get her towel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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1. I didn't blog last night and I'm sure you know why. Because of this... Yep, watching the Super Bowl at my sister's house. I have to say, although I kind of wanted the Falcon's to win, that was some game! I thought the football was actually better than the commercials. I was disappointed in the commercials this year - I like the funny ones and nothing stood out to me last night. On the other hand, I loved Lady Gaga's halftime show! I thought she was outstanding and I'm not a huge fan of hers. But man, she was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Last week I shared with you how well I did compared to my 2016 list. I'd give myself a solid B. I didn't complete it all but I added quite a few other tasks. A solid performance, overall. I've been giving it some thought and I have a decent list going for this year. So, let's get to it, shall we? 2017 List of Projects: 1. I'd like to refresh the deck. Again. I know, I know. I did this about 4 years ago, maybe? But it needs another coat of stain. It's looking a little worse for the wear.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! Did you have a good weekend? We had a nice one. I'm feeling content which a nice way to start the week. 1. I finished reading Amy Schumer's book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. I enjoyed it and it was a very easy read. While it had moments of funny, it also had moments of seriousness. I would recommend it, especially for women, but just know it's not 100% funny. And that's OK. I agree with her philosophies so I definitely enjoyed it. If you are a conservative, you probably don't like her anyway and wouldn't enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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I know. I know. This is, what, 3 weeks late? Oh well. It's before February so I think it counts. I like to capture what I accomplished from the previous year's list so here goes... Music room. It needs a good jute rug. Something simple that will flow with the dining room and yet I can layer another rug on top of it. I'm totally thinking Craigslist for the win here! (This picture is a bit dark but you can see the plain floor staring right at you.) I accomplished this one before January 2016 was even in the books!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Hello! I feel like most weekends in January are slow and I don't have a lot of news. I think my posts are a bit flat, but oh well. I actually enjoy these slow weeks. That said, this won't be the most newsy of posts. You've been warned. 1. WE RENTED OUR CONDO! Yes, that deserved all caps. We are absolutely thrilled. We were practically giving it away on Facebook even though we had posted it on vrbo.com a couple months ago. Well, Friday night we got the notification - via vrbo.com - that a family was interested. They had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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It's Sunday and the Chiefs are playing! I have to admit, I'm actually a little excited for the game. I just hope we have a good outcome! Anyway, let's get rolling, shall we? 1. Yesterday my little girls wanted to play with their cousins. Since everything was cancelled for the ice storm that never happened, it was easy to get the kids together. They played all afternoon and then my sister and Jason came over for dinner. Of course the kids plotted behind our backs and determined they should also have a sleepover. Alrighty, then! My sister and Jason loaded... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Howdy! I've got no intro tonight, so let's get things rolling... 1. I usually love January. I like the fresh start. The clean house. 12 full months in front of me. All of it. But I gotta tell ya, I am not feelin' it this year. Not even a little bit. I'm not sure what the deal is? I sure wish I'd get my mojo back. This weekend sure didn't help. It was just busy. 2. Like I said, it was a really busy weekend. I didn't get home until almost 9:30pm Friday night. That made me sad. I seriously... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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Today really, really, really feels like Sunday because I have to go back to work tomorrow. I wish I had one more day home with the kids, but alas, I don't. Oh well... 1. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas or Hanukkah, if you celebrate either one. Our celebration was quick but nice. We opened our gifts to each other and the big Santa gift on Tuesday night, the 20th, before we flew out for Hawaii. In case you are wondering, yes, we still do Want, Need, Wear, Read and we still love it. (Seriously, it saves my sanity.)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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I won't be here next week so I thought I better make sure to post tonight. So here goes... 1. We had a special treat last Monday. My mom came into town for the night so she could watch the big girls's concerts. And to make her visit even better, she brought along homemade lasagna and fed us all dinner. Talk about a treat! I love lasagna and I also love not having to cook dinner after work - I was ecstatic. And to make it even better, she was able to see both concerts because #2's choir concert started... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Suzanne McGrath Photography