Hey now. I'm Treana...welcome to my little slice of the internet where I get to use exclamation points with abandon!!! We do more here than overuse certain forms of punctuation. Around these parts you'll find DIY projects, budgeting ups and downs and tools, photography fun, food goodness, music loves, and hopefully a little inspiration. We talk about anything and everything here and hope that you'll join us in our mutual weirdness we call life. For more about us, our wedding, and our lives, visit the 'Bout the Bennetts page. (I so wanted to put an exclamation point there).
We have gizmo the gorilla the week we are moving... what could go wrong?!? #youdownwithlmb
Sitting here today to sell my house. I thought I’d feel some nostalgia. Some sadness about the end of our stay at what we thought was our dream house. I feel pure relief. Joy. Excitement. Steadiness. This behemoth of a house became such a burden and shifting it to someone who may better be able to manage it, is a relief. I’m ready to go to the pool with my husband and daughter, drink some wine, and pack like mad. I’m ready to close this chapter and move on to our future with a new business and my little family having learned a very hard but great lesson: that voice is always the universe whispering to you that it’s not right and, if you’re lucky like me, you get a chance to make it right again. Onwards. Next. Forward. #housesale #byeparker #wewillmissthehelloutofourneighbors
Hugo loves Lyla. And Lyla loves almond milk yogurt parading around like ice cream. What a glorious reconnecting and play date. @cthomasco #youdownwithlmb #lmbandhugo
Has there ever been a more hipster temper tantrum? #youdownwithlmb #kombucha #toddlers @scarymommy
Our family beach vacation ... to Nebraska!!!! Was freaking awesome. Will be making this an annual trip ... if not twice in the summer. At only 3 hours drive, it’s the fracking best. #ilovelakemac #ogallala #anniversarytrip #youdownwithlmb
When I met and started dating @robrich23 ten years ago, I legitimately never dreamed that we would be living the life that we are now. I had been in Phoenix for three months and was just starting the hardest job I’ve ever had: teaching fifth grade. LB had Walter and really had no interest in dating. Although it didn’t seem like a slow build to others, for us, it has always been a cautious creeping towards where we are now. These ten years have been hard fought, hilariously fun, grief filled, joy filled and mostly, healing. It’s not a situation where his love has healed me or fixed me (that sentiment strikes me as grossly patriarchal)- rather, we are healing each other through the hard work of marriage and true relationship and well, therapy. And my Lord, we’re still working at it everyday. I still choose him and our life and as our friend Chris said when he married us, “Love... is a choice. Always.” Thanks for choosing our family LB. I love you. #tenyears #anniversary 📷: @preston_utley
Little musician gal is music obsessed. I now feel about @blueoctoberband @mumfordandsons and #girlslikeyou how other parents feel about frozen. It’s too much!
My babies. @sammikitch #youdownwithlmb #lmbandaek
So proud of my husband on the launch of his new business! Check him out (I mean, professionally, and from a non creepy distance) at www.walkingwithwalter.com #denverdogtraining #howtowalkyourdog #bulldogs #walkingwithwalterdenver @walkingwithwalterdenver
Today my Papa gets laid to rest. I wish that I had something more elegant and beautiful to say, but that was never our relationship- elegant and beautiful. It was rough and frayed and at times, abusive. When I was in 5th grade he got sober and I also realized that my birth mom was never coming back for me. On one hand I thought things were finally going to get better, on the other I thought I was completely alone and panicked and afraid of everything falling apart as my brother slipped into his own addictions. See- definitely not elegant and beautiful. What was beautiful was how hard he tried for my brother and I. How when I went back to Washington six years ago, we got to say everything we needed to say to each other. We got to heal. That- that was elegant and beautiful. I hope he got some joy in life. I hope he is finally at peace. I hope he knows that I know that he loved me as best as he could. Mostly- I just hope.