being there

Today I felt crumpled. I know that's not an adjective people use to refer to themselves, but it fits in my case. I came home from working at the coffee shop and the kids were whiny and tired (because these kids sleep much less than normal kids do, I swear to you). I also was... Continue Reading →

Day out with Thomas

Yesterday we went on a day trip to see Thomas the Tank Engine. Yes, we road tripped three hours each way with a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old to see a damn train because we're totally nuts.Holden was happy to get out and run around at our halfway point. He is not the type that likes... Continue Reading →

realistic expectations

There are many struggles in motherhood for me. I would love to say I took on motherhood with a fierce calm and conquered it, but that would be a boldfaced lie. Motherhood and I are not a perfect pairing. As I've written about before, one of my struggles has been surrendering my Me Time and... Continue Reading →

big shadow

On Friday we went for a walk to the park and on our way home, Brandon chose to walk too. He held my hand as he talked to me and I choked back tears at the sweetness of the moment. It was dark out, and he kept pointing out his shadow. As we would get... Continue Reading →

first dentist visit

Today was Brandon's first dentist appointment. After his hysterical display at Saturday's wedding, I hoped for the best, but expected the worst. But I am a firm believer in preparation, so I went to the library and the book store and gathered up some books about visiting the dentist. We have read them each night... Continue Reading →

a wedding with kids

Last night was our time attending a wedding with children in tow. Steve and I enjoy weddings - the free-flowing booze and dancing the night away. I mean, what's not to love? Except, of course, when I'm pregnant as I have been at the last two weddings, but that's a different story. A friend of... Continue Reading →

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