12 Hours Family

12 Hours

May 14, 2015














Hour by Hour:


  • 7 – Having a new baby is like Christmas morning, every morning
  • 8 – Hot breakfast for a rainy day + Chooo! Chooo!
  • 9 – Morning nap (can I join you?) + Homepreschool (is that a word?)
  • 10 – Our favorite little horse friends on the way to Lulu’s groomer + Dressing my Dolly
  • 11 – The most delicious dose of Vit C we like to call, ‘An Orange Fluffy’
  • 12 – Homehaircuts (definitely not a word) + Lickish (also not a word) for a reward
  • 1 – Lunch time! It’s quinoa salad, just in case you were wondering
  • 2 – Back to the groomer to pick up Love-bug
  • 3 – The objective for an afternoon walk? Picking the ladies some wildflowers
  • 4 – New sunnies (1 | 2) for summer + Giving them a test drive (yay? nay?)
  • 5 – Rainy afternoon movie and munchies
  • 6 – Justifying the drive-thru… Because you guys!? Lettuce-wrapped hamburgers? Meep!
  • 7 – Boys bathing baby at bedtime (a new tongue-twister of sorts). It was a great day!



  • Reply Veronica shliazh May 14, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Love reading your posts! Your kids are so adorable

  • Reply Rachel May 14, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Please say you’ll do a post on how you cut your boys hair? That would save us SO much money! And it looks so cute… did you have professional training?

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      No pro by any means! I’d be happy to put together a little tutorial! 🙂

    • Reply Danae May 24, 2015 at 3:17 am

      YES! I would love to see a tutorial on how you cut your boys’ hair. I have 3 boys and I cut their hair myself, but I like to give them a bit of style as opposed to a buzz.

  • Reply Mandi May 14, 2015 at 4:53 am

    If you could only see my smile! LOVE 12 hours!

  • Reply Hannah May 14, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Mama, you are doing awesome! I know you’re still probably recovering from your health issues – candida is a long road. And please take it easy. If you go away again, we’ll all know why! I’m still praying.

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you for your continued support! Means the world that you guys don’t put added pressure on me!

  • Reply Sue May 14, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Her face has already changed so much! She is filling out just as cute as a little bug! AHH!

  • Reply Laura May 14, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Aw, you had your baby. Wow, she’s got such pretty dark hair. What a sweetie. Sorry you are sick. I went through something similar the past few years. No fun with little babes.

  • Reply Camille May 14, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Such precious moments!! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle May 14, 2015 at 11:51 am

    So cute! Looks like a great day. Can you share the details for the bassinet? It’s adorable!

    Xo, Michelle

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Michelle, it’s an antique that I found right before she was born for only $30! Keep your eye out… I bet you can find something similar, maybe even on craigslist?

  • Reply Brittany @ LemonLimeLife May 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Remi looks just like her Daddy! Shes changed so much in these past few weeks and I can’t wait to watch her grow along with the boys. Hope you are feeling better 🙂

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      I thinks so too!

  • Reply Megan May 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Adorable, what memories you are making! What kind of bassinet do you have and bath in the sink for the babe. Can you do a post of your favorite baby products. I am expecting my first and overwhelmed with all the products out there! Love the bassinet! Thank you!! Xoxo

    • Reply Kim May 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      The tub looks like a puj tub. Depending on your sink they are great for newborns!

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Congratulations, Megan! I’d be happy to put together a list of some of my favorite baby items. The bassinet is a little gem I found at an antique store and the tub is by puj – couldn’t live without it!

  • Reply Hannah May 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    What a perfect day, so beautiful! Your blog has always been such an inspiration to me to truly cherish each day and make the most of our time. Thank you, friend!

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      It’s people like you, Hannah that make all this such a rewarding experience! Thank you!

  • Reply Johanna Howard-Cofield May 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I absolutely adore these 12 Hour posts! Your little girl is such a cutie and I must say those headbands are just gorgeous 🙂 I do hope you are now feeling better, you’re certainly looking fabulous.

  • Reply Amanda May 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Seriously…you cut your boy’s hair. I have tried so many time and suck royally at it. Tips and tricks would be awesome.
    Looks like you are handling 3 like a pro.

  • Reply Kami May 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Never stop making babies, these kids are gorgeous. ❤️

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      haha! one at a time… but you’re right, we aren’t done yet. wink wink.

    • Reply Brittany May 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Umm Missy that is the best reply to a comment ever! The world needs more large loving families! <3

  • Reply Laureen May 14, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    You’re ‘hours’ are so beautiful. 🙂 I can’t believe how big your little ‘doll’ is already. Our big brother is ALWAYS grabbing and kissing little sister’s hands, it’s the sweetest (usually). Definitely need me a lettuce-wrapped burger, stat!!

  • Reply Lori May 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    You are doing the most important work in the world in that home, and it is beautiful. Remi looks just like her daddy! I hope you are feeling better and gaining strength each day. I love your floors! I was such a dark wood floor fan, but you have completely converted me! I hope you are getting some sleep. I remember those days so well. My two boys and a girl are 14,16 and 18. It goes by in the blink of an eye. xo

  • Reply Amy Morris May 14, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    That pic of the boys eating licorice made me think of Mark and Steve….I am sure your boys have tons of fun together….and finds mischief together at times. Cute kids cuz!!

  • Reply Debbie May 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Love the blue and yellow bowls. Please share where you purchased them.

  • Reply Cathy Grasinger May 15, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Orange fluffy recipe please!!!!! Such sweet pics … Look at that dollys cheeks!!!! Just too cute!!!!! xxx ooo

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Got it on the calendar to share it! xo

  • Reply Grace May 15, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Love! Love your photography too! What do you usually keep your settings at?

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

      It completely depends on the light in the room or outdoors; but I keep my f-stop around 1.8-2.5 typically and lowest ISO possible.

  • Reply Mariel May 15, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Love these posts! Can you share the recipes for your “orange fluffy” and quinoa salad? They look like great healthy options!

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      You got it!!

  • Reply Nicole May 15, 2015 at 4:08 am

    Love, love your 12 hour posts. 🙂 Such beautiful photos.
    Totally off topic, but are you still using apple cider vinegar as part of your regimen after pregnancy? I just started this week after reading your nighty night post. 🙂

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      YES YES YES!! I can’t live without ACV!

  • Reply Bayleigh May 16, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Love when you do these 12 hr posts

  • Reply Payten Buchanan May 17, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    love this! what is in the orange fluffy???

    • Reply missy May 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Recipe coming soon! 🙂

  • Reply Brianne May 18, 2015 at 1:27 am

    GREAT pictures!! You are just so talented! I love your writing and photography. I hope you are feeling much better. Oh, and what is the recipe for the “Orange Fluffy”? Looks delicious!

  • Reply B May 18, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Awwie. They are so cute! You did such a great job on their hair. I always go so short but try not to. (BTW – Love your shirt – that color! Wherever did you find it?)

  • Reply Elizabeth May 18, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Wonderful! Love your red top…details? You’re so good at finding fluid, loose tops.

  • Reply Alicia May 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    orange fluffy recipie please?

  • Reply Traci A May 20, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Are your countertops carerra? We’re doing a kitchen remodel and I’m scared of it but you have littles
    And cook so often, any regrets?
    They also look like they could be silestone or quartz? Any hints? Much appreciated!

    • Reply Carrie May 29, 2015 at 3:08 am

      Hi Traci, I remember her posting an image with selections/fixtures/etc for her new kitchen and they were quartz countertops. I have quarts and LOVE it compared to granite 🙂

  • Reply Hannah May 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    You are so awesome! I love these posts! I’m obsessed!! Hehehe love the blog!

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