Announcing the Arrival of …

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Wanted to pop in and share some of the details of our little man’s birth! This is just the first peek – there were so many exciting twists and turns and I’m still amazed that we’ve been snuggling for over 36 hours! At this point with Jemma’s labor/birth she had only been born for an […]

Sun Safety — The Scoop on Suncreen


Earlier this summer I shared this post with Sadie over at Brambles & Honey. Seeing that it doesn’t get super warm in Washington until August or September, I figured it wasn’t too late to share it here as well! – – – – – Mama & Jemma | Summer 2011   Lately, I’ve been reading […]

39 Weeks


Here I am in all my 39 week glory. My mama said I look like a 1970’s hippie lady – all peaceful in the grass. I guess I could buy it, except for the background cars giving away the 2012 reality. Oh, and the fact that I’m wearing a bra. Oh, Brother … Mama seriously […]

37 Weeks


photo credit I’m in heaven scrolling through my maternity pictures! Christine did an AMAZING job capturing my brother bump :) We took photos in two sessions this time around. Not on purpose, but thanks to a lightning storm that cut the first train location short. I’ll be sure to share more soon! Nothing like a […]

36 Weeks | The Fact of the Matter


I’m going to start off with all the lameness of 36 weeks … I’m planning to end on a happy note though, so bear with me :) It’s much too hot and I can’t find the right combination of open windows at night and AC Mostly because I am in the midst of the WORST […]

34 Weeks


Yesterday Dominic and I stole away after church to have a baby meeting. What is that you ask? Well … a baby meeting is the the last ditch effort to make a list, prioritize, and delegate everything that must be done prior to baby’s arrival. Flash back to our last baby meeting(s) … They happened […]

30 Weeks


Hey there, Brother! We are all getting so excited for your arrival. Everyone keeps saying, “What will we do with a boy?” And honestly, I don’t know … we’re so used to girls around here. What I do know is that we’ll love you to bits. You’ll be our favorite little man; no doubt about […]

The Witching Hour

THE WITCHING HOUR [as defined by yours truly] — The hour(s) anywhere from 4-7pm in which children turn into the worst version of themselves and attack their nearest prey/mama with tears, whining, and insatiable desires. via GIPHY Pretty much. The witching hour brings about massive mama tears. And now, the play by play … Nap time […]