April & May 2020

Alternate titles for this post included “Love in a Time of Corona” as well as “Straight Outta Quarantine,” but I just decided to go with what I’ve been consistently titling these monthly/bi-monthly life updates complete with iPhone photos. I haven’t really written much about my thoughts/feelings/experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it seemed like EVERYONE…

Mother Daughter Date!

So today ended up being awfully sweet. Joe and I have been trying to plan once-a-month “dates” with the girls. Last month he went on an outing with each of the girls (both of them chose Chuck E. Cheese.) This time Cece and I got to go out for a few hours just the two…

Celebrating 5 Years of Rosemary Grace

A little less than two weeks ago we celebrated Rosie turning five! It’s been a wild ride having her with us for half a decade now and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Her fifth birthday started out with 4K getting cancelled in the morning, so she got to revel in her presents and…

Nov + Dec 2018

  Happy Holidays! We are in full cozy-mode around here. I don’t know about all of you but I seem to fluctuate daily between experiencing pure joy this Christmas season and also being totally overwhelmed about all the things a parent needs to do and be during the holidays. These feelings seemed to be heightened…

July + August 2018

Oh hey! I just wanted to quick pop in and do a July and August recap now that it’s nearly September and the 2/3 of the kids in this house will be in school in less than two weeks. So, let’s go back to the 4th of July! We lived that good cabin life with…

Mamahood at it’s Shiniest

Back at the beginning of summer, I took my own advice and I got in some photos with my kids! We had a mini session with Patty Schmitt Photography. The girls got to have an epic dress up experience and everyone cooperated for twenty minutes of photos. Best Mother’s Day gift I’ve given myself ever!…

A Monochrome Morning

Good morning and happy Sunday! It’s been awhile since I took out my camera and just snapped a few photos of my own kids around our house. So on Thursday morning I did just that. And then I made the photos black and white because black and white = artsy. And I really want all…

Happy 4th Birthday, Rosie!

  Today we celebrated four years with our Rosie Posie! (Or Rosalicious as she sometimes refers to herself.) She dressed herself from head to toe today in a new outfit she picked out with a Target gift card. Only when I started uploading these photos did I realize that she somewhat resembles Rosie the Riveter…

Ares at One Month

Ares turned one-month old this week! It’s been a whole lot of eat, sleep, grow, repeat. He loves being held but doesn’t love being naked or his carseat (or shopping ) very much. He’s filling out and getting longer and I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t cram him into NB size clothes or diapers after this week…

May ’17 via iPhone

Hi! Coming to you now from almost the end of May/the beginning of summer! I swear, these are the last baby bump photos I’ll be posting of myself. But first, I just wanted to document the last three life changing-weeks. The above photo was taken the day before Ares was born as I was trying to figure out what…