September Stuff

On Labor Day we all got up and went to breakfast at Butterfield's, kind of a last hoorah before the baby craziness.  Um, we love Butterfield's if you didn't know.  I have never ordered anything other than the Oreo Smores Pancakes because they are so amazing, but everybody else seems to love it there too.  Oh, and the freshly squeezed OJ is the best too.

Then the night before we welcomed Mister Dash to the world, we went on one final outing as a family of DQ, one of Bentz's favorite places.  Worth documenting for sure.

It's nice having 2/3rds of my siblings living here in the valley, so they were able to come right over to the hospital to meet baby Dash.

Bentz brought a dinosaur car to give to the baby.  :)

I already posted this of our boys, but it melts my heart.

Week #1 home from the hospital was really good and baby slept like a champ, which both surprised me and ever so delighted me.  I got one of them babies!!  Woot woot.  Well I totally jinxed myself and that 180d like the next day and I no longer sleep at all.  The sleep deprivation is real, but at least baby doesn't have colic and plus he's freaking cute.  So now I go to bed at 6:30pm and I get up with the baby when Ben goes to sleep, so I at least get a few hours.

I have spent hours upon hours on this couch watching seasons and seasons of... Property Brothers!  ha  I feel like I have formed a personal friendship with Drew and Jonathon and watched Dancing with the Stars for like the first time because Drew (and Lindsay Stirling!) are on it.  :P

Over the weekend, my mom, Emily and I ventured out to do some shopping for my mom's birthday!!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!  It was so nice to get out after a week of newborn haze, but after a few minutes I realized I was not quite ready for it all and I went and sat down on a bench, but it was fun company.

I found this glittery piece of artwork and I hmmmd and hawed over it for a bit because I usually don't buy artwork without Ben's opinion.  I loved it (glitter!) so I ended up buying it.  But Ben really doesn't like it.  I like it a lot though, so it stays!

Ben is a project guy so during the weeks off of work he did some projects around the house, like making mirrors for the dining room.  We were originally going to do white frames but we love color and went more daring with colored wood stains.

It took forever to get our pendant lights in, but he installed those too.  I love them and leave them dimmed at night for my all-nighter Property Brothers parties on the couch.

And a hoorah for our weather!!  Fall has arrived, my house smells fall-esque, the night time lows are getting chilly and by time I can run in 3.71 weeks, the weather will be so nice.  Summer felt extra long this year, so it's going to be an awesome fall!

Summer used to be my favorite, but now that we have kids, I think that that has changed to fall.  Happy fall!!


  1. Your family is so beautiful- like every single person is just beautiful!
    Also, I love Property Brothers too!!

  2. Fall is the best!!

    Also, that is some nice handiwork!! I wish we had space for that kind of stuff!

    Hope you're healing up well!