April 24, 2015

oh hey, friday! | five old old photos

we've hit a new milestone over here on the farm...and it goes by the name -

my name is sawyer and i refuse to sleep.

i'm having a suuuuper hard time with this because my sawyer-muff is so damn sweet. i don't want to make her cry it out in her crib. i want her to go back to the way she was two days ago when i would lay her down every two hours and she would close her eyes and drift off to dream land for an hour or so. 

is this too much to ask? 

"sawyer? just do what you were doing, k?" 

we sleep-trained kaye...and i stand by that it was an awesome gift for her and us. i know it's controversial, but...here on the farm, we're into it. it's what we do. so now...it's what sawyer-muff does. 

anyway...we want to hear your five - 

1 | grab this here snazzy springy-themed button and link back to september farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

M Y  F I V E  - O L D  F A C E B O O K  P H O T O S

i'm digging deep into my Facebook past and sharing five old pictures and their stories!

1 | a long long time ago my farmer and i were river enthusiasts. we would go whitewater kayaking several nights a week...and you could always find us on the river in the summer time. we just loved it...we still do, actually. it's just a little harder to make those trips happen with the kids and all. farmer and i chat about how much fun it will be to take kaye rafting this summer...and sawyer in a few years, obviously. 
2 | before i left the country in hopes of my farmer falling madly in love with me (which he did), i had to go to hawaii for work. my boss suggested i bring my then boyfriend along...and i thought that was an excellent idea. you would think in all the romance of hawaii and the fact that i starved myself and spent approximately 70-hundred hours in a tanning bed my farmer would have fallen in love with me there...he didn't. i had to wait until...
3 | i became a nanny in prague. no seriously...it was my game plan that if i left the country my farmer would realize just how much he missed me, beg me to come home, propose, marriage, kids...blah blah blah. and guess what...it kind of went that way. except my farmer didn't exactly fall madly in love with me right away. he waited until after i had been home for a couple of years to pop the question...he's a stubborn thing.

in the picture above, however, i was on a ski holiday with the family i was nannying for in france. where we were skiing, the resort crossed from france into switzerland...so we literally were skiing from france to switzerland and back to france in a matter of a few runs. it was stunning.
4 | when i got back to the states was when i really started getting into running. at that time i thought it was a super good idea to sign up for my first triathlon. my farmer and i weren't engaged yet, but definitely were headed that direction. i got this suuuuuuper cray-cray girl thought in my head that maybe, just maybe my farmer might propose to me at the finish line. wouldn't that have been epically amazing? one for books, for sure. but he didn't. luckily i was so thankful to have finished i kind of didn't care that my ring wasn't at the finish line. i had to wait two more months. 
5 | and then he did propose. and then we did get married. and guess what? my farmer...that guy can dance. our first dance was to sweet pea by amos lee. my farmer spun, whipped, spun, dipped me all over the dance floor. hands down...the best dance of my life.

a close second? the first time i danced with my farmer...at a bar...to the song save a horse ride a cowboy.

and that sums up memory lane for today.

happy weekend to all you fine fine ladies! don't forget to enter yourself in the $125 giveaway!

link-tastic time!


  1. I loved this trip down memory lane. I wish I had a story for every time I thought Ben was going to propose.. I'm still waiting. :)
    How cool you were able to travel with the family you were nannying for. I would love to do something like that someday. Enjoy your weekend Karli!

  2. Great pics! We sing Sweet Pea to our little Hallie because that is what I have always called her! Love that song!

  3. Loved reading about all of these memories today! So sweet! That skiing picture is amazing - what an experience! And the wedding photo? Precious. You and your farmer seem like such a fun couple:)

  4. Wow girl you did have to wait a long while! Luckily it all worked out. Loved the trip down memory lane.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. Love these pics! What an amazing experience the ski trip must have been! Love the wedding pic, so sweet!

  6. I am loving this trip down memory lane! You and your farmer are so adorable. I did some nanny-ing too and had some cool experiences but nothing like it sounds like you had in Prauge!- Jealous. I feel you on the sleep thing. Caprilee has been going through a weird phase the past couple of months too. She used to just lay down right away. I am totally for the sleep training. Hopefully Sawyer gets back on track soon!-- for your sake ;)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. How fun taking a trip down memory lane! Worth the wait obviously. Hope Miss Sawyer gets back on track....maybe teething? That's when mine got all wonky.

  8. Haha, save a horse ride a cowboy...Classic. Thanks for sharing some awesome memories!

  9. Happy Friday! What fun memories. Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep with Sawyer. Hopefully it changes soon. Winks and Eyerolls

  10. Sleep training was the BEST thing we ever did too! Hoping Miss Sawyer takes to it and starts going to sleep on her own soon.

  11. This post is epic... AND HELLO, your life is fascinating! More please!!


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