New Years Resolutions & A Giveaway!

I can't believe we are 3 days away from a New Year! 2013 has been so good my little family we celebrated more of Krews firsts like Valentines, Easter, Swim lessons, Summer time, & lots of family time! We have some high expectations for 2014 and have set the bar pretty high for ourselves as far as resolutions go. I am such a go-getter and love personal accomplishments! I have set some goals for myself, and we have set a few as a family as well. I would love to hear your resolutions/goals! Here is a list of ours.

Save $ for Krews private school tuition. - Family
Train & complete my 1st FULL marathon. Hoping to get into St. George. - Personal
Pay-off Ryan's truck. $3,000 left. - Family
List & sell our 1st home. - Family
Train & complete my 1st triathlons. Idaho Spudman. - Personal
Live in the moment more, social media free. - Personal
Find or build our dream home, the one we will be in for the next 15+ yrs. - Family
MAYBE try for another baby. MAYBE. - Family
Potty train Krew. - Family

This is a list of the important ones to us. I have a feeling with the love & support we have from our family and friends this list shouldn't be too hard to complete. I hope you all find joy and happiness in 2014 and always lead with a smile on your face!

Now it's giveaway time!

I love Freshly Picked so much that I have teamed up with them for a giveaway. Unfortunately ALL 3 of us have been sick with the flu & so I haven't been able to get any pictures of Krew in his moccs but we have them in Fools Gold. They go perfect with any of his outfits, grip to our hardwood floors easily, and even leave the cutest footprint in them. They seem super warm and comfy on him too.

The sizing can be a little confusing as the first pair we purchased is WAY big on him. He wears a size 4-5 depending on the show but with the moccs he needs a size 3. There isn't much room for him to grow into them but they fit perfect and we have size 4 in Chocolate for when he grows out!

Freshly Picked is being so kind and giving away 1 pair of your color choice and size to 1 of my lucky readers! All you need to do is...

  1. Follow this blog by joining site to the right. (1 extra entry)
  2. Post to personal blog. (2 extra entries)
  3. Repost giveaway picture (above) to Instagram using hashtag #krewsfreshpicks and tag 5 friends.
  4. Comment below telling me what color you would choose and for who!
It's that easy friends! This giveaway will end January 1st at midnight. I will post the winner on this blog and Instagram on the 2nd.  If you have any questions email me at


Tis' the Season

Last week we took Krew to FotoFly to have pictures with dad Santa done. I wanted them to be fun and creative, we are so not a serious family so it's hard for me to take formal serious pics! I think these turned out just how I wanted them and really brought out Krews fun loving spirit. If you are in Utah I HIGHLY recommend this place. Ryan dressed up in the Santa suit and was such a good sport. You could totally tell the men were more so enthused to be there. Happy wife happy life right?

behind the scene 

I am looking forward to Christmas this year. Years past it has been hard since my Grandma Collins passed away. Krew brings a whole new meaning to it, it's like Grandma brought him to us to enjoy the Christmas spirit again.


A letter...

(written Oct. 26th 10:52 pm)

I wrote typed Krew a note while laying in bed the night of his birthday party that we celebrated with family and close friends. I don't ever want to lose it, hopefully 1 day he will realize my passion of motherhood.

Dear Krew,
Today we celebrated your 1st birthday with all of our family & closest friends, even your nanny came!! You are so curious and ask "what's this" all the time. I try to answer you each time, I want you to be confident in knowing I am always here. I love celebrating each milestone, holiday, and any fun activity with you. You make my life so fulfilling, you will never ever know the extend of my love for you. I never really thought of myself as a "boy mom" one who would play cars with you, or play in the dirt with you, or make funny spitty sounds with you but I love it!! I cannot picture my life any other way. You are sound asleep in your crib right now as I reflect back on the busy day we had. Mama planned this day out to the very last detail, I hope it was perfect for you. Just as you are perfect to me. I know you only have pictures to look back on and I know this will never show you my true love but a mama can try right? Please know that I would go above and beyond for you, to the end of the earth. You ask me to jump and I am going to ask you how high. You have changed my life in so many ways. You have also changed your daddy too. We love you and cannot wait to celebrate more birthdays and holidays with you! I cannot believe you are a 1 year old little dude. A perfect one. You are not walking yet but you LOVE to talk. Thank you for choosing me to be your mama, I am so proud. Please always be confident in your dreams, and pursue your own happiness, never back down from something you truly believe in and ALWAYS stay true to yourself. No matter what life throws our way we are a family and we are always in this together! Dream big my precious baby boy! Mommy loves you.