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South Overland Park
Baby, kids, and family photographer
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We made it. The kids transitioned back to school like champs. None of us were ready but we all knew we couldn't do anything to stop it. They made it three full days last week so props to the girls! Let's get rolling... 1. I took the day off work last Monday and spent it with the girls. We started out by heading downtown for brunch at You Say Tomato. It was an adorable, very eclectic little restaurant on the corner of 28th and Holmes. My only complaint was the crazy strong smell - I think it was sausage? And... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Suzanne McGrath Photography
Donna, I really would NOT install any Morningstar product if I were you. They call it "bamboo" but I believe it's really more like glue with a little bamboo. (I had an attorney contact me as they were contemplating a class action lawsuit because of the glue used in the production.) It scratches so easily and you said you have pets. Honestly, I'd stay away from anything that is not truly a hardwood that is installed and then sanded and stained. My $0.02. Good luck with your decision.
Hello! I hope you had the beautiful weather we did this weekend. Loved it! 1. I am so sad school starts this week. I'm not ready. I'm never ready. I just LOVE summer with my girls. But, sadly, there is nothing I can do about it. So, rather than mope around, I cleaned. And I asked all the other people who live here to clean as well. In fact, we did more than just clean. We DEEP CLEANED. It felt like I was nesting! I went through every drawer and cabinet on the main floor. Everything is now organized and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
Hello! I'm back after taking off last week. So let's get caught up, shall we? 1. Two weekends ago we headed to my mom's house in AR. We also managed to talk the hubby's parents into joining us down there. We had a lovely weekend full of the farmer's market, shopping, and boating! In fact, the big girls and I had an awesome time shopping at our favorite boutique, Elysian, while at the Farmer's Market in Bentonville. We each walked away with a couple items and couldn't have been more happy. (I found a pair of jeans for $25 that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
I made it! I'm here. We had a fabulous trip to Lake Okoboji and made it back with time to hang out at the pool with the kids today. Perfect! 1. Remember last week how I told you half my garden was destroyed? Well, I went to a nursery and the woman I talked to there suggested I pick out seeds and try planting crops that way. I figured I had nothing to lose so I bought these and planted them last Tuesday night: I still need to go out there tonight and see if anything has popped up. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
Hello! I think this is the second Sunday in a row now? Anyway, the streak my end next week so let's celebrate it for now... 1. I am sure you can tell by how much I've written that I am loving my garden this year. That is still true. However, half of it is gone. It's so sad! Some dumb vine borer killed my zucchini AND my pumpkin plants. I hate that pest. I think my zucchini got it last year as well. And I even planted it in a different bed with freshly delivered soil. I blame the soil.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
Happy Sunday! I'm back after a one week hiatus for the 4th of July. Let's chat up, shall we? 1. Remember how I talked about #2 getting her learners permit? Well, it's official. She passed the test! In fact, we went out driving today. Man, I forgot how hard it is to teach a teenager to drive! I'm confident she'll get there but it's always a bit rocky at first. I mean, slowing down, putting on the blinker, judging the angle, making the turn - all in about 2 split seconds is HARD. At least we survived until the next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
I finally made it back to blogging on a Sunday. WooHoo! Did you get to experience the beautiful weather we did?! I hope so because it was fantastic. 1. The hubby's parents and brother came for a visit this weekend. It was fun to have them down on such a low-key, beautiful weather weekend. Friday night we laid low by getting Papa Murphy's pizza and heading down to the pool for awhile. Grandma Rori got in the pool so the girls loved that! (Of course #1 was missing since she had invitation to hang out with a friend. We let... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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 Jun 20, 2017 at Suzanne McGrath Photography
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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