To My Husband

Happy Father’s Day to my husband! I’ve loved you for seven years and in that time we’ve been through a lot. We’ve traveled, gone to concerts & shows, graduated college(s), gotten married, celebrated many birthdays, holidays, marriages and other fun occasions. And through all that fun, I knew what I was I was looking forward to the most was seeing you become a Dad. You just had that…thing, where I knew you would be amazing and some kiddo(s!) would be so loved and enjoyed by you as their Dad. And here we are 6.5 months in and we make quite the team!

So with that, thank you. Thank you for staying home with me those first two weeks. Thank you for waking up and doing diaper changes while I got ready to nurse. Thank you for still waking up with our man for those nights he just needs to cuddle. Thank you for washing endless pump parts and bottles. Thank you for spending your days off with our man. Thank you for learning the tricks to make Smith belly-laugh. It’s the best sound in the world. Thank you for loving being a Dad. But mostly, thank you for not needing a thank you because, as you say, “Why wouldn’t I do these things? I’m a Dad.” Yes you are my love, yes you are. And a FANTASTIC one at that.

20140615-081346-29626738.jpgIt was love at first hold!

20140615-080031-28831755.jpgSo sweet!

20140615-081348-29628222.jpgHanging at home those first couple weeks.

20140615-081350-29630621.jpgFirst time on the ice with Dad!

20140615-081349-29629386.jpgSmith-Daddy selfie!!

20140615-081349-29629004.jpgCapturing some of those first smiles was so fun.

20140615-080035-28835138.jpgWatching ducks with Dad!


Dear Blog



Hello, old friend! It’s been awhile SIX months since we’ve really caught up.  Truth is, life got in the way. What’s been going on, you ask? Well, let’s see:

  • I had a baby
  • I spent 32 evenings in a classroom working towards my MBA
  • I spent countless hours on homework (see above!)
  • I celebrated the holidays, and birthdays, and retirements
  • I got buried in work
  • I went to Colorado (I actually talked a little about that already, but it was such a highlight it’s worth mentioning again!)
  • I went to Mexico
  • I didn’t blog…

But alas, I am taking the summer off from school! Along with spending extra time with my little man, and getting back to working out, I plan on catching up with blog posts. (I have been taking notes and snapping pictures all along the way, I just haven’t put it all together.)

Some things you can expect to see:

  • Baby posts – I can’t help it. He’s too cute not to write about. AmIRight?!

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  • Outfit posts. That’s right, I’m wearing normal clothing again and loving it!
  • Momma posts. I’m just here to share what’s worked for me in hopes it can help another new Mom out there!
  • Life, etc. Trips we’ve taken, celebrations we’ve had, and just the good ol’ normal everyday life I love.

So yes, things will seem outdated and ‘old news’, but this blog has really become my virtual scrapbook. So although it’s old, it’s not to be forgotten!

Stay tuned!!

Hello Wisconsin!!

The hubs and I packed up Smith and hit the road North this weekend, visiting our friends in Wisconsin. They had a sweet baby girl, Maisy, about three weeks after us. My girlfriend and I have shared many, many, many Momma texts in the last six months so it was so much fun seeing our babes meet and play together and to share parenting stories in person.
Here are some photo highlights to share!


We kicked off Saturday morning with a walk to breakfast on the patio. So yummy! The babies slept their way through the event. Can you blame them? A personal bed in the shade!? Notice Smith’s propped leg. Hey, whatever if comfy dude.

20140608-212204-76924689.jpgNext up, we went to their local Farmer’s Market. It was literally the perfect day to enjoy wandering around to all the local vendors. You better believe some cheese sampling happened. Some more than others, *cough*, husband! 20140608-212207-76927233.jpgMyself with the Mieure beauties!!!20140608-212209-76929347.jpgOh, did I mention their market was on beautiful Lake Michigan!? It just added to the perfection we had on this beautiful Saturday!


We even made the time to stop and watch the duckies. Always make time to watch the duckies!!!!20140608-212211-76931080.jpgThe evening ended with a nice dinner at home watching these two little nuggets become friends. Nothing could melt my heart more.

Thank you again so much Tori and Jason for hosting us for the weekend. It was perfection.