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Embarrassing Moments

There have been a few too many of these in my life. Way too many. For the first half of my life, I could have been described as a hybrid of Judy Grimes and Jessica Day. Imagine it with me, if you will.   I’m not exactly sure this “awkward phase” will ever truly be […] Read more…

Coming Out of a Blogging Fog

This past weekend was partially very nice and partially exhausting. We had a couple of fantastic days gallivanting about and enjoying some record high temperatures. Then sickness hit the baby. Then I had a reaction to a medication I started (and have since stopped) that caused me to be OUT OF IT on Sunday. Don’t […] Read more…

Our Valentine’s Day Celebrations: Before and After Kids

Sooo, we’re still working out what, exactly, our Valentine’s Day tradition will be. I blame the baby, of course, because that’s always easiest. Our family tradition since we’ve had kids has included a breakfast table decorated with valentines at each spot, a special meal and dessert, and a small gift for Kai like a helium […] Read more…

Our Best Date Ever

For Valentine’s Day, I decided to share what was perhaps our best date EVER. This doesn’t include vacations or special anniversaries and holidays, just a time we set aside to spend together. It actually took planning (a little) and some thought beforehand. I’m all for dinner and a movie, but those are not the dates […] Read more…

All About Sylvie

First, a few anecdotes: Sylvie is just one of our little blessings around here! I’ll write about her older brother soon. Her name is the French form of the name Sylvia, which means of the forest. Ry and I love the sound of her name (sounds silvery!) and the meaning too, a little reminder of […] Read more…

Welcome Baby S!

All of you know that our little girl is here, and we’ve been trying to keep up with her ever since she arrived! So far she seems sweet, easy to work with, and spirited at the same time. Her acid reflux and tummy troubles have complicated things, but she’s thriving and gaining weight very well. […] Read more…

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