Our Valentine’s Day Celebrations: Before and After Kids

Sooo, we’re still working out what, exactly, our Valentine’s Day tradition will be. I blame the baby, of course, because that’s always easiest. Our family tradition since we’ve had kids has included a breakfast table decorated with valentines at each spot, a special meal and dessert, and a small gift for Kai like a helium […] Read more…

Our Best Date Ever

For Valentine’s Day, I decided to share what was perhaps our best date EVER. This doesn’t include vacations or special anniversaries and holidays, just a time we set aside to spend together. It actually took planning (a little) and some thought beforehand. I’m all for dinner and a movie, but those are not the dates […] Read more…

All About Sylvie

First, a few anecdotes: Sylvie is just one of our little blessings around here! I’ll write about her older brother soon. Her name is the French form of the name Sylvia, which means of the forest. Ry and I love the sound of her name (sounds silvery!) and the meaning too, a little reminder of […] Read more…

January Book Review

Just when I thought January might go smoothly…it so didn’t. While we kicked off the new year with a bad virus or four, every member of the family got sick, I lost hearing in one ear for weeks (still don’t have it back completely) due to an ear infection, lost my sense of smell for […] Read more…

A Guide to Borrowing E-Books Online

I mentioned in my January Book review my method of checking out e-books in order to keep my reading list beefy. Here’s how you too can check out e-books for free without losing your mind, or your books. Find Your State’s Online Library Every library in your state has one common website for checking out […] Read more…

2016 in Review

January The beginning of the year was also the beginning of life for my daughter. She was precious, beautiful, and so sweet (as she still is), but she came with a challenge we’d never experienced: reflux (or Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease). She dropped in weight percentile, though she did keep gaining despite the constant spit up […] Read more…

Welcome Baby S!

All of you know that our little girl is here, and we’ve been trying to keep up with her ever since she arrived! So far she seems sweet, easy to work with, and spirited at the same time. Her acid reflux and tummy troubles have complicated things, but she’s thriving and gaining weight very well. […] Read more…

Third Christmas

We had an excellent Christmas party and baby shower with extended family. The girl got lots of wonderful gifts, along with our son too! It was great to see as much family as possible. We got back from the farm on Saturday night, and started Sunday off with a third round of Christmas presents for […] Read more…

Christmas Day

It’s Christmas! We are all sort of surprised it’s actually here, after not only the usual build up, but knowing we’d have a Christmas baby since early May. Feels like this day has been a long time coming, to say the least. Here are some Christmas day pictures in no particular order, since I’m uploading […] Read more…

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