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Emmie Jane’s First Birthday
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Emmie Jane’s First Birthday

Today is Emmie’s first birthday which feels so special and also like a slap in the face seeing as I just birthed her last week?  UGH. Emmie is such a dear, darling little girl. She is curious and coy and smiley and soft. She’s the warmth our family needed, and we thank God every day...

Life Update: We Bought a fixer Upper
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Life Update: We Bought a fixer Upper

We bought a house!  This house hunt has quietly consumed our lives for the past nine months, so Tyler and I are SO excited to start this new chapter.  But to back up–it all started last summer.  Tyler and I can’t quite get the hang of the “only one life change per year” rule, so...

Two (and a Half) Years with Charlotte Tyler
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Two (and a Half) Years with Charlotte Tyler

Okay, please just humor me here.  When Charlotte turned two years old last November, we had just sold our house in Oceanside and moved to University City. I also had a very needy newborn on my hands.  I managed to throw Char a little family ballerina birthday party, but that was about all I could...

Nine Months with Emmie Jane
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Nine Months with Emmie Jane

Emmie Jane turned 9 months this week!  Before we had kids, I remember thinking it was so over the top when moms of new babies would make such a big deal about each passing month.  What I’ve realized now is that each month brings SO much change. It feels miraculous, almost other-worldly, how much babies...

Baby Registry Must-Haves
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Baby Registry Must-Haves

I’ve been working on this baby registry list for a couple of months now.  I have a few friends who are pregnant, including my older sister who has TWINS on the way (TWINS!).  Always a person of ACTION, lol, I started a note on my phone with a list of my personal “registry must-haves,” if...