Tag Archives: Birthday

The Monday Snapshot, Wedding Edition

Last weekend was a busy one for us! On Friday we picked up the kids from school and drove about 3.5 hours to our good friends’ house for the evening. The kids played to their hearts’ content while the grownups had a few drinks and caught up. On Saturday morning we got up and had […]


This morning our (fantastic, amazing, intelligent, loving, beautiful) newly 5 year old firstborn child woke us up at 5am to let us know that we had failed her. Yep. Last night she made us promise to wake her up by singing Happy Birthday to her with presents in hand like we did 2 years ago (see […]

Day 29, #NaBloPoMo – Invitations

22 invitations for 12 boys and 10 girls. That’s how many kids (not including their siblings!) we just invited to Stella’s 5th birthday party on Saturday. OhEmGee. Below are the cards for the kids in Stella’s class, and I honestly just texted most of the parents of the remaining kids because we ran out of invites […]

Year 2 – Coming Full Circle

2 years ago today this morning, I was giving birth to my second child in the guestroom of our home. It was perfectly awesome. This morning, I was laying in bed thinking about how sometimes the more things change, the more they remain the same. Last night, our crazy-ass-almost-2-year-old child was running around the house, […]

A Tangible Birthday Gift to Myself

Well, I mentioned in my first Stitch Fix review that I’ve wanted a nice pair of boots for…well, forever. It is SO hard for me to buy any pieces of clothing / footwear that cost more than $10-20, so for a long time I’ve ended up with a pretty cheap wardrobe filled with ill-fitting clothing […]

Happy 33rd Birthday to Me

Well, the past week has been pretty crappy around here, literally. Sickness and death, bickering and fatigue… you name it, we’ve been struggling with it. Today I’m really trying to stop and refocus though. I want to be thankful for sisters who tweet me pictures like this: …and for Moms who post pictures like this… …and […]

On Grief: From a Different Perspective

My family started 2014 full of so much excitement and joy. Harvey was born on January 12th, and we just knew it was going to be a great year. It was a great year. However, it was also a year of great loss. Just to name the three deaths that were closest to me: The next […]

The Monday Snapshot – One [1]

It’s completely incomprehensible to me that it’s been an entire year since this happened. And now we are celebrating the completion of this little man’s 1st year of life on this earth.

The Monday Snapshot – 3 Years Old Edition!

Time flies by in the blink of an eye…

The Perfect 1st Birthday Gift

As you guys saw throughout my weekly updates, every week of Stella’s first year of life I took a picture of her on a different blanket. See the full year’s worth of photos here! I’m pretty stoked with how the project turned out, though I’m still trying to figure out what to do with all […]