I absolutely love our backyard, but man it requires a lot of work. After just a few weeks of rain and hot weather, it looks like a jungle is encroaching upon us. I had to take a few before and afters pics so I could appreciate all the hard work we put into the backyard … Continue reading #46 Yard Work.
This morning, I was sitting on our bed, feeding baby Nate and Will comes into the room. He has got a big smile on his face, which means he must have gotten a full night's sleep; always a good sign. He hops on the bed to join Nathan and me. The two start giggling and … Continue reading #45 Hearing Falls Out.
We spent the past weekend in my hometown near Cleveland, Ohio, and it was one of the best weekends that I have spent there in the last few visits. Going back home usually brings a lot of anxiety; issues about my mom that I have not dealt with come flooding back to the surface as … Continue reading #44 Nostalgic.
We visited my mother's grave today. I have only gotten to see it twice since she passed away; one of the hardships of living far away. The last time I visited, it was an absolute disaster. Will was not quite three at the time and not feeling well. I was really hoping to see her … Continue reading #43 Sweet Baby Nate.
Often times I wonder if the path that my husband and I are on is the correct one. We are struggling through life right now raising two small children, trying to manage all of this on our own with no family help around. Most days we are OK. Other times, when our kids are sick, … Continue reading #42 Adulting is hard.
Today is my mom and dad's wedding anniversary, and I happened to stumble across this sweet photo of them taken on their first anniversary. What a beautiful life they shared.
Oh, Oprah. You beautiful, poetic, noble land-mermaid (thank you, Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation). Many mornings on my way to work, I listen to Oprah's Super-Soul conversations, and it puts me in the best mood. Listening to her podcast is like getting a personal hug from Oprah every morning. It always surprises me how even … Continue reading #40 Oprah.
Tonight we said goodbye to our dear friends who are moving to St. Louis. We met them for dinner at Loveless Cafe, and then spent some time after dinner wandering the grounds taking pictures of our kids together. We have spent the last few years getting together with them at least once a month. We … Continue reading #39 Goodbye, Dear Friends.
During my dad’s visit with us a few weeks ago, he shared the news that he and his girlfriend would be getting married some time in the near future. I have deleted and re-written this entry several times. It’s been hard to find the words to express the millions of thoughts that have been racing … Continue reading #38 It’s Ok to Not be Ok Right Now.
For Will's first birthday, Andrew and I went all out. We invited all of our friends and family, and surprisingly many family members were able to attend despite having the party out of state - many of them traveled over 10 hours to celebrate his special day. We had a photographer come out to capture … Continue reading #37 Will’s Birthday Invitation.