our family at home

August 1, 2015

A month ago, Gabrielle Blaire of Design Mom featured our home in her Living With Kids Tour series. This was the second time she’s featured one of our homes – the first time was our Boston home. Here’s a few photos by Becky Kimball of our life at home that didn’t make the final cut – if you’d like to see the tour it’s right here.

SeeJane_BeckyKimballPhoto_06 Wellesley Baloo is so little in these pictures! She hadn’t had all her shots yet, so she wasn’t even being groomed yet! A fluffy little messy ball of cuteness!
SeeJane_BeckyKimballPhoto_13As some of you may already know I’ve been going through an anti-toy phase for a while.


Lake Powell 2015

July 29, 2015

When Dusty and I were in college – I was in the Alpha Phi sorority, and he was in the Sigma Chi fraternity. Each spring his fraternity would “marry” my sorority and go on a greek honeymoon to Lake Powell. In the early summer of 1995 we went on our first trip to Powell together and mutually fell in love with the lake… while we continued to fall in love. Cheesy? yes.

Since that year I can make a rough guess that we’ve returned to Powell maybe a dozen or more times. When our kids were all young we spent years going on “couples” trips – we’d fill 1-2 houseboats with about 15 couples sans kids and enjoy the time away from parenting littles.


Independence Day

July 27, 2015

July 4th – The pinnacle of summer here in Utah, our fourth was spent well. The holiday co-exists with our local Provo Freedom Festival which includes hot air balloon launches every morning for three days, a grand parade – LOTS of people stay up all night to camp out for good viewing spots and that includes most of the teenagers staying out all night, a 5K and 10K race, a carnival, and more…

I mentioned this on instagram, but will repeat myself here: This past spring we started watching home videos from when our older kids were little. We spent weeks watching them and Sela was the most obsessed – seeing what life was like in our family before her…



May 17, 2015

patriotic teen via seejaneblog
teen repacking tennis bag via seejaneblog
tween skateboarding to pull in the garbage can via seejaneblog
little stylist via seejaneblog
Australian Labradoodle six month old puppy via seejaneblog

A portrait of my children (and puppy), once a week, every week, in 2015.

Kiana: This girl was chosen this past week to be on her high school dance company presidency for her senior year!!!

Myla: Softball season is over, so she spent a little time today cleaning out her bag and prepping her tennis bag. This week she starts more training and matches!

KJ: He comes up with some creative ways to endure his chores.

Sela: I surprised her with a new pair of sandals for summer, and walked in the room to see her setting them up with a paper towel behind them to take a photo!



April 20, 2015

Boston Red Sox fan via seejaneblog
teen silhouette via seejaneblog
boy tween style via seejaneblog
American girl doll and girl matching glasses via seejaneblog
Australian Labradoodle puppy after a bath getting warm via seejaneblogA portrait of my children (and puppy), once a week, every week, in 2015.

Kiana: Sox hat for the win.

Myla: “Mom!!! What shoes should I wear? What would look good with this?” Every day. I love it.

KJ: Boys fashion is all about the socks these days.

Sela: Officially has her own little space in our house for her toys. The struggle has been real, folks. This girl doesn’t just play with toys she designs and creates and builds little worlds for everything. The past couple years we’ve been moving her creations all over the house or the puppy gets them or friends visit and take them apart,



April 12, 2015

Moab under canvas glamping via seejaneblog
Moab Utah outdoor style via seejaneblog
Moab under canvas deluxe safari tent via seejaneblog
Moab Utah via seejaneblog
Australian labradoodle bike ride via seejaneblogA portrait of my children (and puppy), once a week, every week, in 2015.

Kiana: With all her might, she is hoping our family never camps or glamps again. She loves the outdoors but does not like sleeping in the outdoors. Her tent didn’t have a wood stove or heater and the cold nightly temps were not friendly.

Myla: Currently suffering from intense shin splints. For weeks she has been icing, massaging, stretching, taking it easy when it comes to running/walking/hiking, going to physical therapy and we are all hoping they heal soon!!!

KJ: While in Moab,