Costco:1 / Westovers:0


I’ve been avoiding posting this photo for 3 weeks now, because it still gives me the creepy crawlies to think about it. And here’s the story why:

We had decided to do dinner at Costco after doing the shopping and the kiddos didn’t hold out very well for us. They wouldn’t stay seated, wouldn’t actually eat much and made more noise and mess than the whole affair was worth. And at the very end of it all Rhys spilled his soda all over the floor and he and Avery both tried to ‘help’ dad clean it up. During all of the commotion I finally ended up picking up Avery to help keep her out of the puddle and I noticed Rhys sneaking awayfrom the corner of my eye. He was moving slow and toward the interior of the wear-house so I didn’t think too much of it as I turned to get a ¬†visual on Quinn.

Of course Quinn was being a punk and decided to start running toward the front door. Again, he’s a smart big kid and knows to stop at the entry door so I didn’t worry about him as I grabbed the cart and left Eric to go look for Rhys, who I now couldn’t see anywhere….

My heart started to race just that little bit that a mom’s heart does when she instinctively knows something’s off… I quickly yelled down to Quinn and asked him where his brother was to which he shrugged his shoulders, and then I saw him. IN THE PARKING LOT being chased after by one of the shopping cart workers.

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Life around here lately / In pictures


Long time, no see. I sure have missed this space.

I wanted to check in and see how y’all are doing? Are you setting goals and crushing them? We just reached a HUGE one on our list… you’ll see it toward the bottom of this post.

Just wanted to tell you how much I love you. Have a super star day!!! <3

just love,

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A fresh new year needs a fresh start / new challenge group


Happy New Years Eve!!!!
I apologize for not posting this on Monday when I meant to, but hey… you know how it goes.

I wanted to put it out there that I have 2 spots still available for my next challenge and accountability group that starts on Monday, January 5th.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about then I encourage you to go read this post for some more details.
In short a challenge and accountability group is a 100% online group I host where I post daily to help motivate you to get up and do your Beach Body workout, drink your Shakeology and eat clean each and every day. It’s a place where you, me and a handful of other dedicated ladies can come together to help cheer each other on and add that extra level of support to help us achieve our goals. Doesn’t that sound fantastic!?! It really is.

So if you think that sounds like something you want to do shoot me an email today – ¬† – or drop a comment below saying ‘I’m in’ with your email address, so I can help pair you with the very best system for YOU. TODAY is the last day to get in the group starting Monday the 5th, so don’t delay!

<3 you all!!!

just love,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year / From the Westovers

Westover Xmas 2014 - Westover Manor Photography

Every year I wrangle my heard of cats kiddos, dress them up – kicking and screaming – in clothes that they don’t really care for and drive us out to the middle of nowhere to take photos. And every year my trusty ti-pod (or sister) just barely manage to get a shot of all of us in focus. And in all honestly, I LOVE it. I love how crazy my family is and how we don’t turn it on or off for anything. We simply are.

This year was no exception, but for some reason it was easier. I may have just jinxed myself, but taking photos this year was actually pretty painless. Maybe it’s because they are all getting older and are showing off their personalities more. Maybe it’s because the day and time and distance of the moon were just right… or maybe it was all a fluke. But whatever it might have been I am super excited to have these beauties as my art pieces this year. [Read more…]