Sunday, October 12, 2014

Still here.


It's Fall!


Well hello there! Anyone still around? I'm dusting off some cobwebs just for a moment since I am forcing myself to stay awake until Shane gets home from a recent trip. To Alaska. Alaska is really far away. I kind of wish I could head to Alaska for a week. Or really anywhere that had a nice hotel with a plush bed and room service. I am beat.

So why the crazy lull in blogging? Well, I'll tell you. I have three children. It doesn't really seem like a lot when you just say it like that. 3 kids. That really is only one more than two. And two is less than the American average. But take it from me, 3 is a lot.


I love having three kids. I can't believe how scrumptious my baby is. She is so funny and bright and my other two find so much joy watching her grow. Today we all sat on a blanket and laughed as she continuously tried to escape us to go eat dirt.

For the most part, being a mom to these little darlings is about as good as I could imagine it to be. With the exception that Elise does not feel the need to nap for much longer than 45 minutes at a time, which is pretty much the bane of my existence. (And let's be honest. A whole lot of the time I think I am going to freaking lose my mind. But, I've realized that is just part of the mom status quo.)

AND - one more big reason for blogging lull?.... I made the (TOTALLY INSAIN) decision to hand-make almost all my Christmas gifts. I've been working since June. I kid you not. So all that fun blogging time that I used to have around 9:30 at night? I'm at home working with a glue gun, needle and thread or pounding nails with my tiny hammer. I'll make sure to show you some of my creations coming up.

I miss ya'll! Happy Autumn :)




they are pretty cute.

P.S. - you can always catch me on Instagram @natssentiments

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Super Saturday!


Hey readers, I'm bogarting my blog for a tic for a church activity. Hope you don't mind. 



Hello McMillan Relief Society ladies! It's crunch time for our Super Saturday. We need all your order forms and money by WEDNESDAY!!! If you're still not sure about what our crafts are, take a look....







We will have a table of starched fabric and will be teaching how to make removable wall decals.
I was playing around with some other uses of starched fabric and made a cute little garland and hanging decor. We can teach you to make these, but you will need to bring your own embroidery hoop and/or bakers twine.  


Do you have scrap fabric laying around? We need donations to keep this project free! 



Questions or need an order form? Email me or Sally at sldarley@gmail.com

Be excited!!!!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Whidbey Island is Dreamy.



Hey! How about we pack 9 kids (8 under the age of 5) 
+ 4 moms and head for a little vacation on beautiful Whidbey Island! 

Crazy! Let's do it! 



"YAY!" Says baby Elise!


Maybe we'll even get a sisters only afternoon out of it!


Cousin beach time.


Rocks are yummy!



These kids were seriously in heaven. 

WE LOVE THIS BATHTUB!



I LOVE THIS BATHTUB!



Smores anyone?

Berry picking. 


Or giant slugs perhaps?



Thanks to my sister Abby for deciding she needed a log home....


 over-looking the ocean.


We'll be coming back here for sure.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guess whose ONE?!


Cake....



Baby.....



SMASH!!!!



Happy Birthday Elise Juliet! We love you more than tongue can tell.


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Dance Party




Usually I find just a bunch of crap selfies from when my kids have my phone. But every once in a while I discover something magical. Enjoy.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Insta-Friday #59 - Nordstrom Family Reunion


We arrived back from Arkansas and left 2 days later for the....
Nordstrom Reunion! 


My sister and I caravanned together and drove through Pendleton, Oregon to celebrate with my Grandma for her 82nd birthday. Isn't her house cool?


We started the party by Grandma sitting the kids down to explain why old people like dogs.
(Say all you want Grandma, I'll still ask you to put your jumpy dog away when we come to visit.)


Little Elise and her Great Grandma.


Spokane in summer is so gorgeous. My parents view isn't half bad either. 
Everyone trying to catch a glimpse of three baby fawn below.

The kids and I spent the 4th of July with my parents on their lovely boat.



Coeur d'Alene is one of my favorite places on earth.


(Had to spend the morning in the kitchen getting ready,
 but that doesn't mean the party couldn't start right away.)


No better place to watch fireworks than from a boat with family.


And nothing better than when your ENTIRE immediate family gets together!!!


My dad's hobby has always been to try and flip us off the tube. 






Private tour with the local fire department, who just happened to see the kids and mom out for a golf cart ride. Pretty sure the golf cart is not legal to drive on the road now that I think about it.


Shoes optional.



Bonfire and Movie night.



Liverpool Rummy championship won by team Shwayne. 
I came in dead last.


Elise was pretty taken with Uncle Wayne. 

Pretty excited that he and my sister Molly are expecting a little girl this December!



It's so fun to have little babies around. My nephew max is the happiest baby that's ever been



Thirty years ago my family planted a sapling in the front yard of our home.
 Thought I'd take the kids to see it today. It's grown a bit.


Shane made it up for the weekend.


All us Nordstrom sisters have pretty great taste in husbands.



Baby crashing the slip and slide.


Friendly deer saying hello.




Swinging time.
Pretty amazing place to grown up. Even more amazing to bring my babies home here. 

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