The month has been long and draining. That’s life these days. But it’s harder in July. July will forever be happy and sad. July 17 is my Dad’s birthday and also the day Doug proposed and Monk’s birthday. And Dad died July 31. It’s been 25 years. He’s been gone more than twice as long […]

I started this blog post on Dec. 28 in an effort to say something at Paul’s memorial service. I’ve been trying to revive the blog, but put it off until I could finish this post. I ended up reviving the blog but I wasn’t able to make myself finish this post until now. Tuesday, Dec. […]

How can this sweet girl be two months old already? Maddie had her two-month doctors appointment this afternoon. Our little chubster weighs 11 pounds 15 ounces! She’s 23 inches long. I managed to forget she would get shots today! She wasn’t a fan. She slept most of the evening after the shots, except when she […]

The diaper bag is packed, bottles and pump parts ready… Eight weeks and four days after I last saw my office, I return to work tomorrow. No longer pregnant and immobile, but taking 8-week-old Madelyn to daycare. Our lives have changed so much these last two months. It seems so long ago but also like […]

Last Thursday Peyton graduated from 4k!  Peyton grew up so much this year! I love seeing his imagination at work and how he loves. At the ceremony, the teachers gave each student awards along with their diploma. I personally think Peyton gives the best hugs.  But someone else got that award. Peyton got the award […]

I never understood the women who would be so sad when they’ve had their last child. But now that I’ve had my last child, I get it. Maybe its these darn pregnancy hormones still raging through my body. The night we got home from the hospital, it hit me… It’s all done, what now? And […]

Allie’s class published a book! Its all about what the kids want to be when they grow up! Allie wants to be a zookeeper. There were a few future zookeepers, but the most popular career choice was veterinarian and ninja! Look how well Allie is writing now! She’s also getting so good at reading. You’d […]