What You Might Expect Before, During and After a Tonsillectomy

(Warning- this post is long. I wrote a little each day so that if we are ever in this scenario again with the other kiddos, I would know what to expect. AND, this is for those of you who may experience this yourselves! It’s kind-of nice to have at least an idea of what might […]

How to Unclog a Drain Like a Boss

A little while ago my husband had to leave town for a week for work, and this mama was flying solo with the three kiddos. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dreading his departure because it would be my first time alone with three for that long. But, to get through the week, […]

Hello… Seventh Anniversary

Ten years together, seven years married. The Husband and I just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary in Seattle and we had the BEST time! This trip was planned months in advance (by my husband!) and since I had to have enough milk to leave for the baby, that meant waking up at 2:30 am every […]

Baby Franklin Turns 8 Months

Our sweet Baby Franklin is now 8 months old! It’s a little crazy to think he is 2/3 of the way to being a year old. Weren’t we just debating whether or not to add to our family? It’s so hard to imagine life without this little guy!    In the last couple of weeks […]

Our July 4th, 2016

For the past ten years I have gone to Twin Lakes for the Fourth of July. My husband went there as a kid, we went there while dating and then married, and we now take our kiddos there as well. It is one of my absolute favorite weeks of the whole year. I love how […]

Franklin’s Rustic Woodland Nursery

We didn’t find out the gender of our baby (it’s a boy!) which meant I wasn’t able to do anything for his room ahead of time. I could have done a more gender neutral theme, but I really wanted two separate looks depending on what we had, so I waited. And finally, after about six […]

The Moment My Heart Stopped at Farm Chicks 2016

I look forward to Farm Chicks every year. Actually, that is an understatement. As soon as I get my new calendar every Christmas it is one of the first things I write down and my husband is informed of the exact date. For those of you who are unaware, Farm Chicks is a massive antique/vintage […]

Mother’s Day 2016

About two years ago we discovered my favorite brunch spot. And I just have two words for you. Maple. Bacon. The buffet at the Coeur ‘d Alene resort is my absolute favorite and mostly in part due to the to-die-for maple bacon. So for Mother’s Day this year, that is where we went for brunch, […]

It’s Okay Not to Cherish Every Minute

With Franklin being nearly six months old now, I hear all too often how I need to “cherish every minute, it goes by fast!” And while that may be true in many instances, it just makes me think back to when our first-born was a baby and how the days were looooooong and hard. And […]

The I’m Sorry Loaf

Something that has been transformational in my life is the power behind a couple of very simple words. Actually, they’re not as simple as one would think. The words themselves are short, simple, and to the point, but there is so much meaning behind these words that they’re not always easy to muster up. “I’m […]