Friday, August 28, 2015

Bertillion Family Get Away // Lake Austin

Since Baby Julia decided to hold off last weekend we decided to take the kids to Austin to stay with some of our most favorite people in the world, Bennett and his smokin' hot wife, Dacia aka Cha-Cha.
Their cozy A-Frame on Lake Austin has been our anniversary get-away for a while now. Located just minutes from downtown and S. Congress, this eclectic little casa is quiet, quaint, and so B-rowe. If you have ever been to Bennett's houses then you know what I mean....it's just laid back 70's cool, like him and his wife. 
We've wanted to bring Driscoe for a while now, but subconsciously, since Donovan's arrival, I think we've set our drive time to one hour max.....

Need I say more? 

Nonetheless, as parents often do, we forget those terrible car rides and sign up for another one just months later and 2 hours longer. And yes, if you are wondering, Donovan screamed for a full hour and 10 minutes, and we still had the best time ever. (I think it's time to turn his car seat around?)
We actually relaxed, something we never do! Bennett, Dacia, & Lily helped us with the kids, we went on the boat, had lunch on the water, even made it to dinner on Saturday night. I think we kept surprising ourselves on how, dare I say, easy it was?
It helped that we were with a couple that shares 5 kids and loves being around our young babies to remember the toddler chaos they used to know all too well. I really think the hardest part was packing and unpacking, something we are getting down to a science. 
I'm feeling pretty brave now. I'm ready to pack up and go again, but after that sweet baby Julia gets here.
Enjoy the pics!

cuties in the cuzzi' 
Capt. Driscoe and his co-Captain, BRowe
 my Target sunnies! $10 score!
ughhhhhhh. this baby is just delicious
 All smiles as Driscoe takes the helm
 errrr, i don't think we had this on correctly....
 selfie w/mommy 
 about to take another nap...

 he was asking daron, "daddy, isn't this awesome?"

 he hated that life jacket. this is a total go to hell look
 Donovan napped while we anchored off in the cove and big brother jumped off the boat 100x
 Family snuggle time...
 Sweet Lily! She is so good with those babies!
 love the view from up here
on an adventure with uncle browe while mommy and daddy slept in!
 Bennett, you are the best! 
 i clearly cannot get enough of this one....
Cha Cha and Lily on baby duty!
waiting in line at Howdy Donut while Driscoe tries to poke his father's eyeball out
i love this man.
mi familia

love, bohoJulia

Friday, August 14, 2015

Donovan is 1 at 12:17PM, and not a second sooner.

Where has the time gone?  How did this even happen?  This has been the fastest year EVER and it's basically ripping my heart in two (slight drama).  I hear mother's say it all the time, and we have all read it in every, "Listen-To-Me-I'm-An-Experienced-Mom" article out there, but it's true.  It goes by fast.  Really really fast.
I will admit however, the first 3 months of Donovan's life were pretty long.  He cried a lot, and so did I, but something happened and he just completely chilled out.  He has been the sweetest, most happiest little chunker ever since and we are 100% obsessed.
I'm not the only one obsessed with him either.  I have truly never heard so many women say they want to eat my baby.  And trust me, I get it.  I stick his entire foot in my mouth often, even when it's dirty.  He is just delicious.  He is fat and milky white and full of rolls. Thankfully, he still has his rolls and he isn't walking, so who am I kidding, he is still a baby. Though the second those rolls go and he starts walking I may turn into an unstable lunatic, but until then.....
Happy birthday Big Baby!  Mommy loves you and will probably try to prevent you from walking and eat your feet until you are about 4 or 5, or until they start stinking.

Donovan Leo our birthday boy! We can't imagine life without you!

One of the greatest moments of my life.

love, bohoJulia

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Perfect Love

I woke up to this beautiful photo & powerful message from Dad as he cast his line in the morning surf...

"The means for attaining perfect love is to accomplish frequent acts of love. Fire is kindled by the wood we cast on it, and love is enkindled by acts of love". 
-Author Unknown 

Sunrise photo courtesy of Jimbob (our Dad). 
Have a wonderful day!