Shark Fin….

Sweet baby boy….

my little Fin.

I get asked all the time ….what is Fin short for.




It’s just plain and simple Fin….

not Finneous…not Finnigan..not Ferb.

{just seeing if you are paying attention}

Bryan actually grew up in Florida…and for some crazy reason…he thought

our last child should be named after a product of the sea.
{thank goodness we didn’t name him Tuna}

Even though i always say that Fin was named after

Atticus Finch

from the book….’To kill a mockingbird’

our little Fin is really named after the thing on a shark….

that thing called a fin.


where was i?


well… you see…
Fin has gotten his glasses.
He only needs to wear them for school…
but the sweet thing is…he’s always putting them on.
We also thought he needed a little hair cut before his trip to Florida…
even though i love my wild hair..surfer looking boy.
The funny thing is…
i think he looks like Ray.

Remember Ray?
And no….i’m not talking about a sting ray…
i’m talking about a boy named “Ray”..
from a movie.
Does the name Jerry Maguire ring a bell?

I hope you had a fabulous weekend…
i fell in love with a movie we rented yesterday.
It’s called ‘An Education’.
It’s a small indie movie..but oh so fabulous.
It has a girl in it that loves Paris…
did i mention Paris?
hmmm. a matter of fact…since you asked….
i leave on Tuesday.
I’m not even packed yet.
I’ve been loving on my family all weekend so i’ve hardly had a chance
to even think about packing.
you got me….
my clothes are laid out…
but i’ve not done any packing.
I think i’ll go and pack now…..


  1. Shelley in SC says:

    Boy do those haircut and glasses grow him up!! Absolutely adorable!

  2. Low Tide High Style says:

    I love the name Fin, and he looks so handsome in his very stylish glasses! I will have to try and find the movie you mentioned, I've not heard of it! Have a wonderful time in "La Ville-Lumière"! Safe travels!

    Kat πŸ™‚

  3. He DOES look like Ray! He is such a cutie with those glasses. 1 more day – you must be so excited!!!

  4. mrs boo radley says:

    Cute Fin!

    Have fun in France!

  5. Morning T says:

    He is too cute and yes, I can see Ray in him. I hope you had a fabulous Easter Sunday! Go pack….I'll sure miss you while you're gone!!

  6. Brenna LaPray says:

    He looks so different and so grown up! What a cutie. I can't believe you leave on Tuesday. Have a great time. I'm sure I'll talk with you before you go.

  7. La Petite Plume says:

    your Majesty,

    I just love your little Fin! what a sweet little man:)) Happy Easter and Merci for sharing his beautiful pictures:))

    Royal wishes,

  8. Pony Girl says:

    I love the name Fin! He does look like Ray. I adored that little Ray in that movie- he was so stinkin' cute!
    I've been wanting to see that movie! I think one of the actresses was nominated for an Academy Award? I will have to add it to my Netflix que.
    You will have a fantabulous trip!!

  9. a little bit vintage says:

    Have an awesome trip!:)


  10. Fin is so adorable!!

    Have a fabulous time in France! πŸ™‚

  11. Julie Harward says:


  12. IT'S TRUE!!!!!!!! He really looks like ray. I adore that movie and that boy….

    Lucky girl, leaving for Paris… Enjoy your trip very very much!!!

    hugs, Zaira

  13. the cinnamon post says:

    I happened to see An Education last night too…and I have to admit I thought of you. It was an adorable film. I just loved it when she would suddenly speak french.
    Fin is too cute for words.
    Bon voyage Kasey!

  14. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese says:

    Fin is adorable and yes he does look like Ray! So cute. Thanks for the tip on the movie…I have been wanting to see that and oh yes, Bon Voyage!

  15. Cottage Gal says:

    Have an AMAZING trip! When you are deciding whether to pack that last pair of shoes, leave 'em behind. You'll need that one good excuse to buy a pair there!

    Oh and that Fin, he's a handsome one! By the way, I was one of your readers who questioned how you have white furniture with kids . . . well, I took the plunge & am so glad that I did! C'mon over to check it out πŸ™‚

  16. he is just too darn cute. he does look like ray. i love his glasses. get packin' girl!!

  17. Melanie says:

    He is so cute. My son had to wear glasses when he started first grade and he wore his hair spiked just like that.

    Have a great time on your trip. Can't wait to see and hear all about it.

  18. Preppy Mama says:

    He is too cute for words!! I have always loved the name Fin. When I was teaching I had a Finley and I always loved "Fin". Enjoy your babies before you go and have a marvelous trip!!

  19. Annie @ The House That Jade Built says:

    He's adorable & I just LOVE his glasses!

  20. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest says:

    How cute is Fin! Could hardly believe it was him with that haircut, but I love it…and the seersucker suit? To die for.

    Have an amazing trip…can't wait to see all your pics!

  21. Oh my gosh he DOES look like the little kid in Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little. Such a cute little guy. πŸ˜‰

    Have a fabulous time in gay Paris!


  22. mimi charmante says:

    He looks absolutely darling in his glasses! Is he excited for his trip?
    Speaking of trips… I will be in the air 24 hours from now… Aaarrrgghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Now that's a little "shark" anyone could love…he is a total cutie!!
    Wishing you a fabulous time in France, Kasey:) Bon Voyage!

  24. Stephenie from Decorating Addiction says:

    He's adorable. Have a wonderful trip to Paris!

  25. Mommy Lisa says:

    Quite the handsome young man.

  26. Your Fin is SO ADORABLE with his new haircut, glasses, and suit. My son's name is Finn too (we use 2 Ns), but his name is short for Finley (also spelled Finlay, and means "fair haired warrior"). Now that several celebrities have named their GIRLS Finley, we usually just call him Finn. πŸ˜‰ Adorable photos!

  27. fabulous finds says:

    fin is adorable…love his little outfit…

    have a great trip!

  28. I am back in blogland..and you are off to Paris

    not fair

  29. He looks so grown up…which is exciting and sad in the same mement…unless you are having another baby. But since you are off to romantic Paris sans hubs, probably not this trip πŸ™‚ Enjoy yourself, have fun, eat the ice cream and take lots of pictures.

  30. He is so cute and I love his suite coat. I can't think of the name of the material but I've always loved it. We can't wait until you go and come back from France. Be safe have fun.

  31. Bobbi Lewin says:

    I just watched that movie this weekend too. It was fabulous! I dream of someday going to Paris too; enjoy your trip:)

  32. Farmgirl Paints says:

    Get packin' girl. Have a ball in PARIS!!

  33. He is adorable Kasey! Hope you got some packing done today and you found a spot for all your shoes! Happy trails to you ~ and bring sexy back!

  34. Oh my! He is such a handsome lil guy. I am loving the glasses. Too cute.

    I just know your trip is going to be FABULOUS! I can't wait to hear all the details.

  35. I agree he does look like Ray! How cute! You must be thrilled to be heading out today to Paris!!! Have an amazingly fabulous time!!! You can't take enough pictures of the Eiffel Tower and its angles, different lighting and more. Although, you won't find things that aren't worth taking pictures of there! I sooo want to go back! : )

  36. What a cute story about Fin's name, I'm still trying to talk my husband out of trying to give our soon-to-be-born son the middle name "Optimus", wish me luck πŸ˜‰

  37. He is PRECIOUS!!! Love the glasses, sweet smile & new do…He does look like Ray! πŸ™‚

  38. Ray….naw….he's soo much cuter!!!

  39. ray!!
    i love it!!!
    what a doll baby

  40. Tami (Pixeltrash) says:

    Fin looks so sweet in his glasses. They are perfect on him. My little guy got glasses recently too. He likes them and I'm glad.

    Have fun in Paris. NYC is in our future. The boys haven't been, so that will be so fun.

    My friend recently named her little one Finn. I love the name.

  41. kurt and kari says:

    So handsome… My little Liam wore the exact same suit for easter πŸ™‚ love target!

    oh – and welcome back!

  42. fairmaiden says:

    What a great name Fin(from the sea) and yes he does look like Ray.

    I lOvEd that movie "An Education" too. We rented it, but now I want to buy it. I have two teen girls 18 and 16 that I believe this movie has a good message for.

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