The BIG 3-0!

Rob turned 30 nearly a month ago (goodness, I'm behind!). Thankfully Allison had her camera with to capture some great pictures of our mini-surprise party. We did a combined party for our cousins Tim & Lisa (who also turn 30 within a month of Rob). It was tremendous fun getting out for a late night! Thanks again Dad & Mom Dykema as well as our phenominal sitter (former nanny) Abbie for making it all happen!

Honey, thank you for being the fantastic husband and father that you are! I love you SO much and can't wait to celebrate your 60th and 90th birthdays (and every one in between)!

OH... and you can read about the cake catastrophe here.

[Me, Rob, Katie, Jonny, Brad, Dan & Allison]

[Lisa (cousin who also turned 30), me, Allison & Katie]

[us :)]

[the topsy turvy surprise cake]

Thanks Melanie "The Coupon Goddess" for posting this article! It's so great to see that someone understands!

Doing the Math on Coupons

How could I not love this article, the title alone has two of my favorite things... math and coupons?!

I seriously can't begin tell you all how blessed I am! I am thrilled that last summer we made the decision for me to stay home, full-time with the kids! My days have been thrilled with lots of craziness and SO much fun and love. :)

Madisyn's Topsy-Turvy Cakes

Madisyn truly amazes me! She made these "topsy-turvy" cakes all on her own, roses and all! I haven't ever even made roses with fondant, much less taught her how! I think she may have a future in cake decorating :)

(please don't mind the quality of pictures, they were taking with Rob's phone)

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)