A little peek into my life as a midwest mom, wife, and chiropractor…

Fourth and Family

I skipped blogging last night because I knew I had to drag my butt out of bed early today for a kettlebell class.  I decided I am going to really try to be a morning person.  We’ll see how this goes.  It’s just the only time I have to actually get a workout in, and I have been slacking on my workouts lately.


We have had an explosion of babies in my family recently.  Baby Jace was born a little over a month ago, and Baby Grant was born a week ago.  I love holding them, they seem so tiny next to my giants. 


Luckily the 4th was on a Friday, so everyone in my family was able to make it home for the long weekend and spend some time together.  Tyler was especially pumped because his best friend Beau came to see him.  Smile 


And here are some pics from our family weekend- beware, there are a ton!


















I’m sorry baby Grant, auntie Leah didn’t grab any pictures of you, but I promise there will be plenty to come!! And now I have to get back to watching the Bachelorette to see my brother’s buddy Chris get kicked off and probably become the new Bachelor!



Hello all… what a whirlwind couple of weeks.  Last weekend I traveled to Idaho for the first time to visit a college roommate of mine.  It was a little different landscape than Iowa.




So beautiful.  We had a great time seeing the sights of Boise.  Good to see my old buddy.




Then we had a short week this week because Hubby’s cousin got married on Friday by Ames.  It was a little humid and buggy out, but kids did great. 




Family wedding meant Hubby’s mom and sis were in town for a couple days.  Oh man were the kids spoiled.  Tomorrow should be pretty interesting when they have to get up early and get back on a schedule.  Of course this is another short week so we only have to make it through a couple days.  Then it’s craziness all over again.  We get to see the other side of the family next weekend, and finally get to see Tyler and Jenna’s new cousin. 


Things are staying awfully busy with work and kids, so nothing too new on the work front or home front.  I’ll leave with a couple more pictures of the weekend with Grandma and Aunt Jaime and some randoms of the kids playing around the house.













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Happy Daddy Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies out there!  Special shout-out to my brother Ben, we can’t wait to meet your little Jace!


We’ve had another couple crazy busy weeks here.  So much for the lazy days of summer.  Every once and awhile we get to have a nice evening like this:




Jenna goes to bed at 6:30 or 7, and Hubby cooks up a delish steak and asparagus and the three of us enjoy a nice meal on our back patio on a beautiful night.  Tyler already had his meal so he is eating ice in this picture.  And enjoying nature watching the Ipad.


Our house is slowly coming along, one of these days I will get around to decorating and taking pictures.  My mom helped me restore a hutch that was in the house originally- looks pretty awesome.  I will try to get some before and after pictures going for the next post.


To celebrate Father’s Day today, I packed up the kids and headed into Everly to visit both sets of grandparents.  Hubby stayed home because he is still experiencing some effects of the stomach flu I gave him earlier in the week.  Kids had a good time playing with all the old toys that I played with as a kid.




Living back home has been pretty awesome so far.  We don’t have to drive 4 hours home after family get-togethers, I get to play some softball with my brother Kyle, plenty of people available to watch the kids on short notice (thanks again Aunt Pat!!), long bike rides with Grandma, and our office is so pretty and getting busier every day.


We get to see this guy all the time too…




Papa was wearing his hat so the other two wanted to wear their hats too.  Nice smile Tyler.


I couldn’t ask for a better dad, he loves his family so much and is always there for us. 


They say little girls always want to find someone just like their dad, and while Hubby and my dad have plenty of differences, they are so much alike in how much they put their kids first. 




Sometimes I can just see that love in Hubby’s eyes when he looks at the kids, his love for the kids brings out so much emotion in him.  He would do anything for these little boogers. 




So Happy Father’s Day to the father of my children- I’m so thankful for all you do for us.  Especially for watching the kids this week while I go party in Idaho with my buddy Mandi.  Smile

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2 Week Check-In

Hi all… no I have not disappeared.  For now, it looks like about every 2 weeks I can find time to post.  Gone are those weeks of every other day blog posts full of food pictures.  I can hardly even keep up with taking pictures of the kiddos.


Last weekend we packed up the kiddos and headed down to Kansas to celebrate Grandpa Delno’s 90th birthday.  I am loving the shorter distance for our Kansas trips now, it took us just under 5 hours to get down there, much better than the 7 1/2 hours it used to take! 


We had a good day on Saturday, celebrating the big birthday.  Got to see family members that we haven’t seen in a while.  On Sunday we took the kids to the zoo in Topeka, which was very hot and sticky, but entertaining.




We were able to rent this sweet little wagon.  It was such a fun morning- and fun weekend.


Not much going on here, just working like crazy in the clinic.  I can’t wait until we get to the point where we can cut back on our clinic hours to spend more time with the kids.  Thank goodness for the grandparents.  They watched the kids this weekend while Hubby and I were at a leadership conference by Boone. 


They wanted even more of a challenge and thought they would add one more grandchild in.  My brother and his wife had a little boy last week, little Jace.  I can’t wait to meet him!  My parents were there when he was born, and they brought Beau back since Katy and baby would be in the hospital for a couple days. 


It sounds like they had a good time, and managed to keep everything under control.  I was sent this picture of Saturday morning cartoon watching:




I can’t believe how big Jenna looks in this picture.  We’ve noticed that she’s really hit a growth spurt lately.  She doesn’t look like a baby anymore.  Sad smile  


The only other picture I have for you is a good one of Tyler being a big boy.  I took him to get a hair cut a couple weeks ago, and he was such a good boy.  It used to be something we dreaded, one of us would have to hold him down and the other would float around holding the ipad to distract him from his writhing.  He is finally able to go all by himself, with only one of us needing to be present.  Of course I do always have to make sure I have a sucker on hand.




My kids are growing up way too fast.  If anyone knows how to slow time down, please let me know. 


Happy summer!  I’ll probably be posting again in two weeks!

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Open for Business

I have been running around like crazy all week for our Grand Opening (that was yesterday), and I am so glad it’s over.  It went really well though, so I guess all that stress was worth it.  Big huge thanks to my mom for helping at the clinic, and to my sis-in-law Rachel for watching the kids most of the day.


I got a huge surprise an hour or two into the Grand Opening when Kelly, my favorite former employee, walked through the door.  Some VERY sweet people (Jim and Jean) flew her over for a couple hours to see the clinic and surprise us.  And that they did.  I screamed pretty loud when I saw her and then started bawling.  Kelly was a member of our family while we lived in Manchester and we miss her so much.  It was just awesome to see her. 


We also got several beautiful flower and plant arrangements, thank you to everyone who sent them!!  Everything was just overwhelming.  In a very very good way. 


I didn’t really have a lot of time for pictures; the ones I did take I posted on Facebook on our business page- Spencer Chiropractic & Wellness Center.  I did take this little selfie the other day with Jenna and her cute ponytail that daycare does.




We had a nice lazy morning today and went out to the farm in the afternoon to let the kids run around.  Tyler helped Grandma and Grandpa plant stuff in the garden, I’m sure he was a big helper.  Smile


Well, back to work for us tomorrow, hopefully with a very full schedule of people that need our help!!

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