Tonight I was laying in bed next to Will. It's a routine that my husband and I started; every night, one of us has a turn putting Nathan to sleep, while one of us puts Will to sleep. Putting Will to bed includes reading two bedtime stories (it usually turns into 3 or 4, this … Continue reading #63 A Boy’s Love for his Mama.
Andrew and I have had the best luck shopping at the Nashville Flea Market, and this weekend was no exception. I have been thinking about redoing parts of the guest bathroom for some time now, and I came across the perfect wall decor for the space. Now that we have our two little boys, I … Continue reading #62 Nashville Flea Market.
Andrew and I are really looking forward to when our boys are a bit older and we can take them camping; we really think that will be the main way for us to take trips and see the country. Andrew has been itching to get Will outside in a tent so Will can try camping … Continue reading #61 Camping in the Backyard.
Tonight we went to our neighbors' house for a neighborhood taco party. About 5 families were there, all with our kids, husband, and wives, easily tallying 20 people. It was so nice to have a low-key night not having to cook and catching up with our good friends. This summer has just flown by. I … Continue reading #60 Taco Party.
Today was the day of my mammogram and breast ultrasound. I wish I could say that everything appeared to be 100% normal and I have nothing to fear. I really wish I could say that. It was an emotionally exhausting, stressful, and terrifying day. I did not realize how stressed I have been about this … Continue reading #59 Health Scare.
I have not been writing as often as I would like recently, and it is because I have had a lot on my mind. I recently stopped breastfeeding my youngest, just a little over a month ago, and since then I have noticed changes in my breast. I found some dimpling in one of my … Continue reading #58 Retail Therapy.
Apparently holding kids back an extra year is a common occurrence in the south. Going to school in Ohio, the cutoff date for holding a child back was September. The fact that some schools in the south have cut-off dates starting as early as March (in extreme cases; most are August) make me really nervous … Continue reading #57 Kindergarten Redshirting.
It has been three years since I have visited my brother in Texas. In those three years, he has moved from Dallas to Houston, made multiple moves to different apartments, met his now fiance and is now planning their wedding. I was overdue for a visit. I was searching flights a couple of months ago, … Continue reading #56 BNA to HOU.
Having daily conversations with my mom is the thing I miss most about her being gone. We talked every day on the phone, sometimes twice a day. We talked about everything. I never made a major life decision without my mother's input. She was my person. Not only was she my mom but she was … Continue reading #54 Talks with Mom.
Today we tried out the new sidewalk that runs from our neighborhood to the local park nearby. My friend had told me she and her family had tried it out the day before, and it was an easy 20-minute walk to the park. The weather this weekend has been so wonderful, with temps in the … Continue reading #53 A walk to the park.