2019 Goals

Reflecting back on 2018 my heart is full. I think it’s important to look at what I accomplished this past year as well as where I could have improved. While I feel I was WAY less controlling (just ask Jon) and present, laughed a lot, made the kids laugh a lot, the anxious feeling also …

Olivia is Four!

Oh sweet bean, we cannot believe you are four years old today. Our sweet Christmas Eve baby. The old adage certainly rings true about the days being long and the years flying by. Feeling your squishy body for the first time, touching your hands and staring at those baby blues feels like yesterday. Some nights …

Our Holiday Traditions

Our holiday traditions kick off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, watched in our matching jammies while we haul out the Christmas decorations and prepare our assigned dish for Thanksgiving Dinner. This time of year is beyond magical, our first born arrived Christmas Eve and I will forever relive the sparkle of the holidays through …

What I am Thankful for This Year

Gratitude is an interesting thing; it has a way of making you feel guilty for not giving it/showing it as often as you think you need to. Sounds cynical, probably, however, it’s also something that takes real effort to instill and practice on a daily basis. I have struggled with not what gratitude means to …

This is 35

I turn 35 today. I guess that’s a bigish milestone? I remember the surprise party Jon, my sister, friend Ana and mom threw me for my 30th like it was yesterday. Hollywood game night theme with pink and gold glitter decor and candles everywhere. Nearest and dearest in attendance. Honestly perfect. SO much has changed …

Fourth of July in Suburbia

This Fourth of July was one summer outing I was REALLY looking forward to. Fortunately we were invited back to Molly and Dave’s in the suburbs, after a debaucherous Sunday a month ago. Kids galore, food and bevvies a plenty, hilarious rafts (NO, we did not have. a penis one, get your head out of …