Part II: A good old-fashioned birth story 😉 We may be on the tail end of James's first year earth side but here I am, still trying to document his birth. This is what happens when you throw a newborn into the mix with a 3 and a 5 year old and then the earth … Continue reading Managing Expectations: Third Time is (Not) a Charm, Part II
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
I contemplated quite a bit about writing and sharing this. I struggle regularly with wanting things to be perfect so the thought of writing this and having it serve as a reminder of the not-so-great days seems backwards. But, in the spirit of transparency, here it is. You know I like to keep it real and … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Sticker
It seems like the more pregnant you get, the more you find yourself mourning the 'loss' of something, whether it be your current family routine, your personal time, hobbies you enjoy and you know will be tough to find time for, your ankles, or even the ability to bend over and tie your shoes without asking for … Continue reading Saying Goodbye & Awaiting Hello
T-minus 33 days (hopefully) until our newest family addition will make his appearance into the world. This, in other words, means I am a hormonal, waddling mess who happens to look like I am smuggling a watermelon under my shirt everywhere I go while attempting to look put together. It's fabulous, really. In all seriousness, I … Continue reading The Unspoken Guilt
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 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!