Silver Linings

I wrote this post about a month ago but it still rings true, especially today as we made our final payment to the IRS.  Sometimes things don’t always work out the way you want them to, or the way you think they should. Like when you find out you owe lots of money on your…

The End of an Era

Well, that’s it. Friends is over. Ten seasons in the span of my nine week maternity leave. And as I watched the final credits roll in the darkness of 3 am, I let the tears fall. At first I was crying for Joey, who had to say goodbye. And Chandler and Monica for embracing new…

The Truth About Motherhood So Far

There are certain things about being a new mom that no one likes to talk about. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new little nugget to death, but I wasn’t prepared for the aftermath of birth that hit my body like a tidal wave. They tell you about the sleepless nights and the baby…

Fortnight

Yesterday marked Rory’s 2 week birthday. That’s 14 days of baby snuggles, dirty diapers, long nights, and countless tears of joy, fear, love, sleep deprivation, frustration, and an abundance of responsibility. I have found that time slips away from me. Not only the days that turn to weeks, but the hours that turn to days….

Best Laid Plans – Rory’s Birth Story

Do you know what I hate? 5-year plans. I used to get so annoyed when people would ask me what I would be doing in 5 years. My response was always something snarky or super vague and general. Because, guess what, I’m not a fortune teller. There are literally thousands of possibilities and opportunities that…

Progress & Recess

So a lot has been going on within the walls of the nursery. Despite the holiday rush, we were able to finish most of our major projects in there. I am finally feeling like we’ve made some real progress – we’re talking furniture, accessories, baby supplies, diapers. This is getting real people! With 3 baby…

Reflections on 2014

What an interesting year 2014 has turned out to be. One of the craziest and most life-changing years of my entire life and I know it’s only going to get more interesting from here! The year started on a very somber note as Brad’s sister spent several days in a coma on a ventilator. We…

Winter Cozy

This has been a hectic holiday season for us. I know everyone probably says that, but that doesn’t make it any less true for us. As you may have read in our previous posts, we have been knee-deep in house projects. Tearing out kitchen walls and fixing plumbing, ripping up carpet and restoring floors, painting,…

Nesting & DIY

Nesting – it’s a real thing. Birds do it. And apparently so do pregnant women. I’m just thankful I have a husband who is patient and willing to nest right along with me. The process of getting Rory’s room ready has been going on for several months now. We found out we were pregnant before…

Ogres are like Onions

Much like ogres and onions, my house is in layers right now. We spent last weekend painting Rory’s room, so his stuff is literally spread throughout the rest of the house. We still aren’t finished painting and we have since decided to tear out the carpet and redo the floor. Then last night we tore…