When we found out Alex's due date, we quickly realized birthday parties would be a small problem - he was due April 12, one day before his sister's birthday. He made his debut April 11 leaving us 2 birthdays to celebrate within 3 days and, being mid-April, those days (or surrounding ones) will often coincide … Continue reading Alex & Caitlin’s Joint Birthday Adventure
Mr. Alex, It's 1am and I should be sleeping but, much like so many other moms of the world, my mind is racing and while bed would be best for me, here we are. Sweet boy, you are one. ONE! How did that happen? When did that happen? I feel like we just left the … Continue reading To My Sweet Boy on His First Birthday
Oh, how things have changed! My last post was what seems like so long ago and I was super pregnant. We've now had Alexander home for about 2 months and we are in the constant process of finding our new "normal"...even if I question what normal is or if it even exists at all when your … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned After Baby #2
It's hard to avoid conversations or shopping lists that don't revolve around gifts this time of the year. We become what feels like hyper-focused on finding the perfect gift for those in our life and spoiling everyone around us. This year, Dave and I took it easy on gifts and tried to focus on the details of … Continue reading Because at Christmas We Talk About Gifts
It's been far, far too long since I've sat down to write. What's funny is I always hated writing when I was younger (I even despised teaching it) and I don't know what changed, or when it changed but I discovered it was an amazing outlet to express myself, connect to others, and to just let things … Continue reading When Life Gives You…Lemonade
It's the end of August in Phoenix which means nothing other than it's HOT and gross outside. I see other people complain about weather in the 90s and just laugh silently. The high today is supposed to be 107...mix that in with the humidity from recent storms and it makes for one disgusting weather mess. … Continue reading Fun Friday: Ice Cream in a Bag + An Exciting Announcement!
It's been over a month since my last post and that is just far too long for me to go without writing. That isn't to say I haven't wanted to write; I have. I most certainly have. I have this amaze-balls recipe I created that I want to share with you guys but haven’t had … Continue reading Mommy Milestones
To my sweet girl, A year ago today your father and I received the most precious gift, you. We had been waiting what felt like forever. You were past your due date and we were so ready to meet you. Impatient to say the least! Many, many hours later once I had you in my arms, … Continue reading Dear Caitlin, You’re One!
Yesterday my husband offered some time out of the house and even mentioned getting my nails done. If you blinked, you probably missed me grabbing my things and getting out the door. As hard as it is leaving my little pumpkin behind, I know she needs alone time with Daddy and it's good for me … Continue reading Dear Momma