Personality Photo Shoot

One of my best friends, who also happens to be the mom of one of Emery’s best friends, mentioned recently that she is in need of professional photos of her daughter. Weather and Covid derailed their last several attempts at family photos. Rather than go through the stress of coordinating a family shoot, my friend […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This is nothing like my Christmas gift guides because we do not make a huge deal about Valentine’s Day at Chez Slagel. It’s more an excuse to get the kids a little something fun. Ben and I don’t really acknowledge it ourselves! However, I do have a few items on my wish list should he […]

Teen/Tween Boy Gift Guide

This guide is a lot shorter than my girl version. Emery’s list gets longer everyday, whereas Bodie tends to pick just a few things. He knows what he likes. For the little gents, I’m breaking items into three categories: tech, sports and fashion. Tech I’ll start with Tech. Other than his Ipad and television, Bodie […]

Notre Dame Basketball Game

My sister and I gifted Hayes and Bodie tickets to the Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech basketball game for Christmas. The game was last Saturday at Georgia Tech and Notre Dame was coming in on a hot streak! Favored only by one, the game went into OT. The entire game was a nail biter! Honestly, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is definitely a kid holiday more than a romantic holiday for hubs and me, although I did get the hubs a little something. This is what Emery and Bodie were greeted with when they came downstairs this morning….lots of Vineyard Vines tees and a new camera strap for Emery. Ben’s gift is this little […]

Weekly Recap

Wowzers!  This last week was a busy one, but I feel like that every time it’s a short week.  Actually, I feel like that every week.  Mostly good stuff except for one little snafu.  The week got off to a bumpy start when I forced myself to admit that the minor tennis injury I suffered […]