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Mar 142017
Birthdays Galore!

We just celebrated the oldest boy, Lucky’s, birthday! It occurred to me that I never shared any of Wyn’s birthday back in January. I don’t have any party-in-action pictures since that would be weird to post pics of people, but I do have our theme table photos. Wyn wanted her party to simply be PINK. She has already planned her party for next year. She wants purple. What can I ….

Jan 122017
Lately Around the House

I feel stuck in a perpetual state of business and the lazies at the same time. Who wants to get out and do anything when it is a bazillion degrees below zero? Instead we indulged in a little too much baking and I have an extra 10 pounds to prove it. Not so great for the postpartum weight loss, but the kids sure liked it. Baby E is starting that ….

Dec 232016
Five Months Old

  Baby E is five months old! He is long and skinny, so most clothing fits him a little weird. Christmas is this weekend and it is just so busy around here. I still have some gift certificates to order and gifts to wrap and maybe I should get around to cleaning the bathrooms. Maybe. Baby E is a disgruntled fussbucket most of the time, unless I am holding him, ….

Oct 112016
Lately  {Life In the Fast Lane}

Life is just go! go! go! over here. Although, I cannot complain. My husband and I make it a point to not commit to very many things, so as not to get too overbooked. Honestly, with four kids under six, jobs, gym time, and just a few hobbies, we barely have enough time to take care of the house, let alone have quality time together. Lately, we are all about ….

Aug 022016
We Had Our Baby!

Two weeks ago.  I had a repeat cesarean two weeks ago, but life has been crazy with lots of kids and recovery and leaky boobs, so I didn’t get to my computer until today. So here is an untouched picture from my cell phone. Because I also couldn’t be bothered to use my real camera. His name does not have a nickname. It is one of those that cannot really ….

Jul 192016
The Low Key Baby Boy Room

It is crunch time! At the moment this post goes live, I will be in the OR having a cesarean.  Unless of course I very suddenly went into labor right before and didn’t have time to quick come edit this. Haha. I really, really, wanted a beautiful nursery. And it is quite nice actually. I just need some different artwork on the walls. Something bigger and more dramatic maybe.  If ….

Mar 312016
At The Zoo

We have become one of those families who have a membership to everything. Yearly membership to the Science museum, Children’s Museum, the big zoo, art center, etc. It pays for itself in less than two visits and with winter being long and brutal up here, we go to these places nearly every weekend. The kids ask every Saturday to go to the zoo or a museum. I figure we should ….

Mar 272016
Lately Around the House

With renovations taking up a chunk of space, the rest of the house is in disarray. My temporary office is in the unfurnished living room upstairs. All of my shelving and bins are haphazardly stacked. I have also set up a painting project station in there as well. This is not big room! I can’t wait to get started painting the other rooms so I can begin putting things in ….

Mar 182016
One Room, Two Room, Red Room Blue Room

OK, so no room is actually going to be red. but I was on a roll. Remember when I was using the long “bedroom” in our basement as my office/studio? I even had grand decorating plans. Well, with the next baby coming, it is kind of important to rearrange rooms. So we hired a contractor and are splitting the long room into two legal bedrooms. They were already like that ….