Over this weekend my niece, Makenzie, wanted to have a little photo shoot so I of course obliged her. She’s just too cute to turn down!
Oh my goodness, I’m not sure when she got this old, but I am not ready for it!
With my sweet niece
I love each of those freckles!
Us with Kenzie. Oh, and I should point out… her “dress” is actually one of my shirts. She just loved it so much that I gave it to her. She wore it nearly all weekend. My mom is going to try to alter it later to fit her a little better.
Makenzie came up with each of these poses all on her own. She was cracking us up with some of her more unique ideas.
Hearts with Kenzie
Sweet Kenzie with her “Uncle Kistopher” (as she called him when she was itty bitty and it sort of stuck). I love those two!
So I told you I had quit my job, but then completely failed to tell you what I am up to now! Mostly because the day after I posted about quitting the job, I got the family emergency call and then it was our anniversary and then I had my wisdom teeth out and then we were in Illinois… haha! And here I am, halfway through my first week of the new job and I just realized you guys don’t even know what I do!
Friends, I am back to nannying. For those of you who haven’t been long time readers, I began nannying straight out of grad school. I worked with the same little girl from the age of 3 months to 2 years. I switched jobs to the desk job because Christopher and I really wanted to pay off a huge chunk of our student debt. Well, dear friends…
We have paid off 70% of our student debt!! Yes, please, cheer all you want. We are pretty stoked! As great as my desk job was about pay and flexibility… I just really missed caring for kids. So now that we have so much debt paid off, we decided that it would be a good time for me to go back to doing something that I love and am passionate about. And of course, this job gives me the freedom to continue working with my teen girls which as you guys know is so important to me.
PLUS! Like every job I’ve ever had… this one just fell in my lap and at just the right time. I was actually hired back in January and have been anxiously awaiting my start date this week! This summer it was so hard to sit inside at that desk knowing that in just a few short months I would finally be doing something I loved again. And now the time is finally here!
So, the kiddos…
Will is 3.5 and just had his very first day of school on Tuesday. He did great! Tackled me to the floor with a hug goodbye then took off to play!
Mallory is 9 weeks old (well, she was when I started, she will be 10 weeks at the end of this week) and completely precious. Check out all that hair!
Anyway, I am beyond excited to be doing something I love again! You will definitely hear plenty about these two kiddos.
Okay, so I really am obsessed with my mason jars. They are just so perfect for summer time drinks! But I will try to keep myself from going too overboard with them. Well, not really, but I will try to keep from posting about them every day next week like I have this week, haha!
I found this Virgin Pina Colada recipe over at 100 Days of Real Food and it is ah-mazing! Seriously! Unbelievably easy and SO delicious! Just 2 ingredients and a few minutes of time and you will suddenly be transported to your favorite beach. Christopher and I plan to make these repeatedly this summer!
Virgin Pina Coladas
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
1 1/3 cup coconut milk (we used unsweetened and it was still plenty sweet from the pineapple)
Blend and enjoy!
In other news, yesterday one of our besties’ kids turned 1! We celebrated tonight and had a great time!
Little girl destroying her birthday cake! She loved it.
Tomorrow we are getting up bright and early to work on some outside house stuff (landscaping, painting, etc) and I’m super pumped to mark things off my to-do list. And then we have a wedding shower for a friend and then it will be date night! Hooray! Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!