So the weekend is here!  The 1 weekend a year my parents travel to our house and watch our kids so that my husband and I can get away for the weekend.  Just the 2 of us.  Ahhhh. Writing that makes me want to relax!


To say I am excited is an understatement.  We usually go on our annv weekend but this year life happened and my parents we unable to come.  I look at this way, sometimes the wait is the best part.  I love anticipating weekends like this.  Dreaming about what we are going to do.  Relax, pack it full of things we always wanted to do but can’t with six kids, so many options.

I know for sure we will enjoy each other.  Something we only get to do once a week on our “date night”.  We usually bring friends on this weekend but this year it is just us.  I felt like this year it needed to be just us.

So off we go!  Pure Michigan here we come!  You can follow along on  Instagram (I am 5boysand1girlmake6) as we travel the coast of Michigan, spend time with our neighbors in up there……alright….and pack every possible thing in we can between 7pm tonight and 12pm on Sunday!

A huge shout out to Grandparents, both sets!  It takes a village and we sure appreciate all of you!

I did some imagery for the sweetest bookstore in the city this week.  Check out Open Books Bookstore.  It is total eye candy filled with used books at a great price.  It is worth your time.  You can see my images here.

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I worked on a little project for our local playhouse families at GiGi’s Playhouse Oak Forest this week.   Ahhhh the faces and messages of excitement!  I can’t wait to share with you the result!  All kids regardless of their abilities are super excited about what the school year has in store for them!  Here are some behind the scenes!

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(these 2 and their friendship.  good stuff)


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Happy Thursday friends!  Make your weekend great!  I sure plan to!