When I was pregnant with Vi, one of my concerns was Marshall. Up to that point, he was the only child and the sole focus of Brad & my world. The sun rose and set on this little boy and now some of that attention and love would be shared. Would he adjust okay? Would he be jealous? Would things be fair between this tiny needy newborn and a relatively independent toddler? Continue reading
Every summer we go on an annual camping trip. Yes, even last year we went camping when I was 35 weeks pregnant and on modified bed rest. I was miserable and Brad felt awful so we said no more pregnant camping. Fast forward one summer and here I am. Pregnant. Ha! Continue reading
When people picture life of police wives, I feel like they either get the vision of the proud wife beaming over her decorated husband or maybe the darker picture of the weeping wife receiving her consolation flag. Truth is, there are a lot of quirks just in the day-to-day. Continue reading
Just hours from Canada, summer is definitely winding down. The heat and humidity has started to waver in favor of high 60s to low 70s, even some of our small trees have decided to start changing colors in preparation for fall. This is my favorite time of the season, this is bliss.
Brad and I are planners, we have always known we wanted a big family and have names for each gender- and in order of use- since like 2009. Being planners mean we don’t wait for birth to find out gender.
Obviously, the wash routine for cloth diapering is the most important and often times what those new to cloth diapering find the most intimidating. Fear not! It is actually quite simple to figure out and once you have it down you are golden.
So if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have already heard, but for those who aren’t (or aren’t friends with both Brad and I) we have a special double announcement for you: Continue reading
In Minnesota, summer isn’t summer without a trip north to Duluth’s gorgeous shores. We made our trip to Duluth during one of the most whimsical weekends: the Tall Ships festival.
Okay, so if you’ve known me for any length of time or have been keeping up with our blog over the years you should fully know by now how sentimental- and yes, cheesy- Brad and I can be. With each other, of course, but also very much so with our children. I love them so much my heart feels like it could explode at times, and “I wish you more” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichenheld perfectly conveys the many wishes my heart (as do most parents’) holds for my children.
In our family, we show our love . . . a lot. We hug when we are happy, we hug when we are scared, we hug even when we are mad at one another.