Rainbow Dash Birthday

My sweet first baby turned 4 in January. She is determined, independent, and head strong. She’s creative and funny. She has an insatiable appetite for someone to play with her. (Luckily, her playmate is growing as well!) She’s tall and sassy and loves her dresses. Avie also loves Rainbow Dash. She loves Elsa more now, […]

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Arwyn turns ONE!

I’m 10 days late on this one, but Arwyn has turned the big O-N-E. It has seemed like an immensely long and incredibly short year. But doesn’t it always?

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This time, baby number two, we thought we knew what to expect. Turns out, we were wrong. We were in for a wild ride. From the very beginning, she’s thrown us for a bit of a loop…

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A Hard January

January has been particularly hard for our family, so I’m kind of glad it’s over. First, we each took our turn with the flu (or at least a very, very bad cold). And of course, we couldn’t just all have it at the same time. So we had sickness in our house for 2 full […]

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He Likes to be Asked

I’ve been putting off writing this post. Or really writing any post. But it’s time to just do it. So here goes…. Postpartum depression doesn’t always look like what you think. It doesn’t always happen in the neat little 6 week window when your doctor or midwife asks you all the questions to identify it […]

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Lessons in Patience and Humility

If Avie is a lesson in patience (which, let’s face it, what 3 year old isn’t), then Arwyn is a lesson in humility. After kiddo number one, I was pretty sure I had this parenting thing figured out. I mean, I’m not perfect, but I never doubted my ability.  She ate like a champ, so […]

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Fourth Trimester

Since little miss Arwyn is now 3 months old, we are officially past what some call the “Fourth Trimester”. And while I don’t adhere to the full belief in the fourth trimester, I think there is something to be said for transitioning from womb to world. Coming out of the other side, I feel like I’m […]

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First Family Vacation

This summer we are blessed with not one, but two family vacations. One to start and one to end the summer. So we started off the summer with a bang in Destin! A 12+ hour car ride with 2 littles (3 years and 2 months) was not my idea of fun, but we took our time […]

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No Mo’ Milk

I am not a bandwagon jumper. Especially when it comes to dietary issues. Ansen and I believe in an “everything in moderation” approach to pretty much everything food. I’m sure there are good things about those diets (you know which one’s I’m talking about), but let’s be real. We like food and all kinds. But […]

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Arwyn Claire’s Quick Arrival

Arwyn is almost a month old now, so it’s about time I wrote about her birth! Seriously, I have a hard time believing it’s already been 4 weeks, but when the days and nights all run together, I guess it’s not hard to see how that happens. On to the birth: (Disclaimer: this is a […]

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Build-Your-Own Sundae Bar Birthday

Being 8 months pregnant, I decided that if Avie was, in fact, going to have a birthday party, it had to be simple. I’m sort of torn between the fun, excitement of having a birthday party and “does a 3 year old really care?” I settled somewhere between, being the “guardian of birthdays” (which I recently discovered I am in a Myers-Briggs test). We can have a party, but keep it simple… or as simple as this crazy let’s-do-all-the-things momma can be. So we did a build-your-own sundae bar!

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