eicher life lately

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hey party people!

So my last post (over a month ago, what the heck?!) was slightly depressing. My grandma even informed me that it made her cry. {Love you, Gigi!}

Since that post we have been busy working on living. L-I-V-I-N-G. I have been putting less pressure on myself to live on the "all" side of "all or nothing". And have been happily finding middle ground. We have been busy moving into a house of our own. {yay}. As much as I love my mother-in-law and as thankful as we are that she put a roof over our heads for the last several months, we were so ready for our own space. 

In retrospect, and now that I really can look back and reflect on it all, I am thankful for the experience and everything I learned about myself. I know now just how little "stuff" my family really needs. I have been googling "minimalist living with kids" for a long time, and I have always wanted to live a more minimalist lifestyle. Practical minimalism is my goal. And I am pretty excited to start living that way in our new home. 

Other than the move, which has been quite consuming, I have been spending time just having fun with my kids. That's the other goal in our new home. FUN. More laughing, less yelling. 

I have also been trying to do some things for myself, so I started taking a photography class. And I have been loving it. My kids are great models too, so that makes it fun. 

Really not sure where Ace gets these poses from. And Archie typically just does whatever she does. 

Had to incorporate a unicorn, obviously. 

Ace is basically the photo shoot director. For this next picture she told Archie to, "try a closed mouth smile like me." This was his best attempt....

Just rockin' out

Ace and Joey being too cool

Archie turned 9. Yes NINE, on May 19th. I cannot believe he is nine years old. We celebrated with his absolute favorite activity on earth: swimming. 

This girl graduated Pre-K! CRAZY!

Sneak peek into my favorite room of our house- the game room. 

Ace asked if I could video her giving a tour of our new backyard. Then after she finished and watched it she asked me, "Mom, do you think that should prolly go on your blog?" Of course I said YES. So I will leave you with our little reporter. 

Lots of Love!


Judy said...

Great pictures! You've got a great eye for photography. Archie and Ace...adorable as usual :)

Amber said...

Those photos are AMAZING! I hope you'll send a few to Lucille for her to use on the RR site!

mex said...

I cannot believe how much Ace has grown! The photos are stunning!!

rachel pearce said...

Your children are so cute! I love Ace's gorgeous blue eyes and Archie quirky smile!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting again! I have never met you but I read your blogs all the time! I think your children are wonderful and funny. Please keep posting, it's awesome that your life has turned around for the positive and I hope it stays positive for the long haul!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me there is a children's community theatre in your town! Ace is a natural actress!

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