Those Are Some Big Pine Cones

That might have been the longest week ever. Each and every morning this week I woke up thinking it was Friday, only to be totally disappointed to discover it was not. Today is very much welcomed.

Time for a few high-fives.

1. We received our photos from last weekend. I was so worried we wouldn't get any good ones - Marcus was, um, not feeling a photo shoot. Buuuut, here's just a peek…
2. I have an idea swirling around in my head about Christmas ornaments I want to make out of these… If all goes accordingly, I'll have them made this weekend. Stay tuned.
The pine cone on the left is from Lake Tahoe. The one on the right is from Mammoth Lakes. I thought the one from Mammoth was big, but I'd forgotten how HUGE the pine cones are in Tahoe!
3. We are going to celebrate this little girl's 2nd birthday this weekend. Tell me she isn't the cutest.
This was taken at Marcus' birthday party, eight months ago. These two have grown so much in that eight months!

4. Looking ahead to next week… We're spending Thanksgiving with family in San Diego this year. The last time we celebrated with this bunch I was over half way done baking Marcus.
We can't wait to celebrate with good food, great people, and gorgeous views of the Pacific!
5. I don't care if you're a domestic engineer (also known as a mom who works within the home) or if you work full-time outside of the home… Every mommy needs to watch this.

3 Queens from Matt Bieler on Vimeo.
Big thanks to my friend, Barb, for sharing the video with me! 

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love that picture!!! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

    So glad that it is Friday! You need some away time :) You earned it. Did you talk Scott into going to Timberlake?!?!

  2. Love the sneak peak and what an awesome location for a shoot! Have a great weekend and gonna watch that video right now! :)

  3. I told you that you would get your pictures back before me! Anxious to see this pinecone ornament idea too. Have a wonderful weekend Mrs. Macke! :)

  4. So glad I got to see a photo from your photo shoot. What an awesome location. Can't wait to see more.

  5. Such a cute family photo! I love the location. Can't wait to see more! Have a great weekend!

  6. Love the picture! Thanks for sharing the video too!

  7. Can I just say that I LOVE your idea for a family photo shoot?! Not that the typical outside, sitting on a blanket in an open field isn't nice and cute but this is just...fun!!! So many beautiful colors and options for photos. Love it!! Have a great weekend.

  8. What would it take for you to send me some of those acorns? Kidding.. well.. not really. They don't exist here in Texas and I have an amazing craft I want to do with them but refuse to pay so much for them at the craft store. I hope you get your craft on.
    And Baby Boy M is too cute. Love him.

  9. I can't wait to see what you do with those pine cones! I love love that location for your family photos and can't wait to see the rest!

  10. I CANT WAIT TO SEE MOREEEE! pictures and pine cones!

  11. Oh that video!!! And your sneak peak picture is AWESOME...the pier is such a fun backdrop!

  12. I can't wait to see those pinecone ornaments! I got a wild idea to get rid of my super girly matchy Christmas tree decorations since I have Clay now so I'm in desperate need of some ideas!

  13. Love the sneak peak! Can't wait to see more!

    Such a great idea for ornaments! I'm excited to see how it went!