the reason we are late

is because Madison had to change pants 16 times. And if you’re thinking to yourself “you’re the mom! just make her wear the pants you want” then you’ve never gone to battle with a determined dragon at 7am who didn’t sleep enough because she needed water and then to pee then a story then to…

my bucket (list) is filled with toys

The problem with a bucket list after you have children, is the fact that you have children. Choosing between planning a trip for Brian and I, versus taking the girls somewhere like Disneyland is a difficult one. We can’t afford the luxury of taking a lot of big vacations so when we plan something, a…

“Let light shine out of darkness”

I remember thinking around this time last year what an awful day I’m bringing this little girl into the world on! I even asked the nurses if we could hold off another 24 hours. And I called Brian to tell him that she was ready to make her appearance and we both said, almost in…

that hair though

I’m not sure how the time got away from me. The phrase “the days are long but the years are short” couldn’t be truer. How is my baby almost a year old? How is my other baby almost 5? I know all mother’s say this and we are all in awe of just how fast…

Little Spoon + a GIVEAWAY!!

Today I want to introduce to Little Spoon!!! an organic baby food delivery service. Their motto is “your baby food shouldn’t be older than your baby” which I just love. They create different stage baby blends that are then packaged and sealed using high pressure processing (HPP), instead of heat, to keep the food safe…

I’ll eat you up – I love you so

The past 6 months have been the hardest of my life, for so many different reasons. The saying “you don’t know, till you know” is true. I knew that having a second child would make life more difficult. I knew that there would be times when I would struggle – I just didn’t realize how…

emma bear update

outfit combo / hair bow Happy 5 months of life baby girl. I can finally say that i love you more and more each day. We are over that initial hump where I was thinking to myself what have we done?!?!? You will (God willing) understand that feeling someday and not take offense 🙂 But…

last day of maternity leave

Today has me feeling all the feels. I am soaking them both in today. It’s the last time I will ever be able to spend this amount of time with them and while it’s been an exhausting four months with Emma, it has been the BEST four months with Madison. Being with her everyday has…

back to work

One more week and I’m headed back to work. It seems like it has been longer than four months but then at the same time I can’t believe how fast it went by. That doesn’t even make sense as I sit here writing it but it’s true. I think how is Emma already 4 months…

the most wonderful time of the year

and also one of the hardest for me this year it seems like all i have been doing is failing lately. in multiple aspects of my life. failing family, and obligations, albeit not by choice but still seeming to let people down. and now feeling like I am walking on egg shells among people that…

sleepless nights

i am in that sleepless / restless nights phase. even when everyone is actually asleep – like right now – i feel myself unable to truly relax. my mind is focused on tomorrow and the tasks at hand. will i get that laundry finally done, will the vacuum make its way across the carpet instead…

emma rose

born 9/11/16 little ball of perfection daddy’s girls are all doing well big sister madison is enamored let the adventure begin! (and thank you to everyone who has reached out & stopped by & helped make this transition easier – we love you all)