I do not title this entry "the scariest day" for dramatic effect; last night was truly a nightmare. This Labor Day weekend, we decided to make a trip to see Andrew's family. His grandmother is turning 90, and his family is throwing her a surprise party this Sunday. We could both actually take time off … Continue reading #83 The Scariest Day of Our Lives.
Our boys spend a lot of their week in someone else's care, so it is nice to see photos of the things that go on during their time away from us. Today, we received quite a few pictures of sweet little Nathan and his days at school. As I walked into his classroom today, I … Continue reading #82 Daycare Photos.
Genetics are a weird thing. It is so strange to see your own facial characteristics on another person, and when I look at Nathan, I see my eyes. I came across this picture while looking for some old family photos for my brother's wedding, and the likeness just took my breath away.
I was completely unaware of how little I had been taking care of myself until my college girlfriends came to visit a few weekends ago. I was hanging out in their hotel room that weekend, and I look over to see my friend Sarah putting on a facial mask. I was just staring at her … Continue reading #80 Self-Care.
There are some very hard truths that I have learned after I lost my mom. The most important being that sometimes even your closest friends and family members will not know what to do or say, and sometimes it can be downright hurtful when you are knee deep in grief. It is okay to talk … Continue reading #79 Coco.
I opened my MapMyRun account yesterday, and it occured to me that sadly I had only been on five runs since my half-marathon in April. FIVE. That is basically one run a month. I know the weather has been hot/rainy/whatever, but it was no wonder why I felt so pent up and anxious. I needed … Continue reading #78 Running is LIFE.
Happy Birthday to this pretty lady today. I miss your smile, I miss your laughter, and your overall zest for life. I came across these old photos of my mom and Uncle Doug, and I just love them so. They capture their sweet personalities so perfectly. I hope you are having a grand old time … Continue reading #77 Happy Birthday, Mama.
I have always struggled with finding the right shade of paint. It is something that I think I am improving on, but I still find myself second-guessing my paint choices long after the paint has dried. The paint process itself is not intimidating to me; I have painted almost all of the walls, ceilings, doors … Continue reading #76 The Right Shade of Green.
My husband and I have talked about restoring our garage door for years, and this past week we finally bit the bullet and started undertaking this huge project. Andrew had a day off last Thursday, and halfway through the day he sent me a picture of the beginnings of the paint removal process. He had … Continue reading #75 Our Garage Door; A Diamond in the Rough.
We celebrated Nathan's 1st birthday in a BIG way today... complete with a construction theme! It fits his little personality so perfectly, that boy just loves getting dirty! It was a small group of us - just my Dad, my uncle, and a few close friends stopped by to wish him well on this big … Continue reading #74 Nathan’s 1st Birthday.