Each year, my family has somewhat of a “reunion” at Claytor Lake in Virginia. We’ve been going to the lake for as long as I can remember, but we only started the family weekend tradition 4 or 5 years ago. We have a big family and most folks still live in Virginia but with everyone… Continue reading Virginia is for Lake Lovers
I got back in town Friday around lunch time and Liam had gone down for an early nap. Since Landon had to work, we made plans with friends to meet up at the pool after nap time. As I was pulling into the pool, Landon texted me to say they’d just closed it due to… Continue reading Weekend Wrap Up 7/6-8
“Of all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you” The moment I met you, my heart grew a million times. It filled with more love than I thought humanly possible. But I loved you even before I met you. The moment we found out we were having a baby, I… Continue reading A Letter to My Son for His 1st Birthday
I didn’t blog at all in December (until now) and I’m not the least bit sad about it. This month was busy with the holidays and finishing up stuff at work for the year and Liam being sick EVERY SINGLE WEEK (and me catching at least 75% of those sicknesses). But, this was the most… Continue reading Best Moments of 2017
We actually celebrated Thanksgiving twice this year – once with each family! My in-laws hosted the weekend before Thanksgiving, which was a good test run on how L would eat. I whipped up a batch of sweet potatoes with cinnamon and almond milk for him and sautéed some green beans with garlic and mushrooms and… Continue reading Baby’s First Thanksgiving
On Thursday, we traveled to Virginia for Thanksgiving with my family. We were all “this is going to be a great day” after L slept for 3 hours on the way there. We expected him to wake up happy and hungry and were excited for everyone to see him. Instead, he woke up sick, angry… Continue reading Cyber Monday Deals
Since having a baby, we’ve learned a lot about what you actually need and what is unnecessary. Our registry definitely had unnecessary items. Live and learn, right? However, I’ve gotten asked a few times what new mamas should get, so I thought I’d make a list of things that were essential and things made our… Continue reading The 50 item baby registry!