It turns out I don't have a ton of random iPhone photos from the last couple months, but there are some memorable ones nonetheless.
The kids both had their official first days of school for this year (even though they are with the same teachers as this summer), which clearly had to be documented.
And I love this outtake.
Trying to beat the end-of-summer heat.
Family portrait by Ava (including the two dogs). I evidently have a mustache.
Chalk time. (Rylan only tries to eat it every two minutes, which is why this chalk comes in very handy).
Fun at Ollie's cowboy birthday party.
A date night to watch the Cowboys.
It was still too dang hot in Texas for a PSL in September. So, hibiscus tea was the drink of choice…plus a matching mani.
This boy is particularly happy whenever food is involved.
Pretty sure hanging this gallery wall took years off my life. I highly recommend using a staggered layout instead.
Every day when I pick this little guy up from school and we get in the car, he gets his NuhNuh and immediately lays his head down on my shoulder to snuggle. And all is right with the world.
First car-cart ride together. It's like driving a barge, but so worth it.
One of my new favorite workday dinners: baked sweet potatoes topped with crockpot chipotle chicken, spinach, and goat cheese.
Sunday morning milk and snuggles.
It's only fitting that Ava learned how to write "queso" on National Daughters Day. She is definitely mine.
My boys. Photo credit: Ava.
Ava decided to add her own decor to our fall mantle.
Sangria + cheese + patio + some of my best girls = a perfect night.
"Excuse me, sir. Can I please see your license and registration?"
T…C…U! (I have trained them well.)
Finally, this video is one of my all time favorites. We have no idea where she learned this phrase, but you better believe this will be played at her rehearsal dinner. "Hit it, boys!"