Reese's spreads from Influenster

Influenster hooked me up with a yummy product to try this month, and the whole family was able to dive in. I gave the Reese's spread a taste but didn't love its texture; it comes across as a chocolate spread with little bits of peanut butter in it. Almost like the insides of a PB cup were crushed up and mixed into chocolate ....more

Family Overnight

On Saturday, I drove to Park City with the kids to meet Kev after work. All employees were given the opportunity to spend a night in one of the suites, so we snuck off for a family overnight in one of my favorite cities. I was shocked at how fancy the resort is ....more

Letters to Lincoln, month 7

Lincoln-This month I haven't been doing so well as a mom. I've been overwhelmed, and completely consumed with your sleep habits. It's exhausting ....more


I'm pretty sure I've been praying for all the wrong things. Or, maybe, praying for the right things in all the wrong ways.It has been months of constant frustration and exhaustion over here. I have tried not to over-zealously implement sleep-training-methods because trying one thing after another is INSANITY ....more

Wrap it up, 2014

2014 has been a challenging year. I was pregnant and puking for the first six months, and in the months following Lincoln's birth I've been battling other deamons.What makes it so particularly difficult is that initially I wasn't feeling so depressed. I felt nothing but love for my baby boy and my helpful girl ....more

Lincoln's first sleepover

It's been a rough month with Linc's sleeping. It seems we make some progress, but then take a couple steps back every few days. So I'm not sure I'm actually helping him learn better sleep, or if those nights of rest are just a fluke.0I'm staying as consistent as I can with a schedule, and I do see it helping ....more

Christmas 2014

This year has been quite an adventurous one. I feel enveloped by our neighborhood and community in a way I've never experienced before. Our needs are constantly met, as well as so many of our wants!Kev lost his job in November right when the RS president and Bishop were organizing the Angel Tree for the ward ....more

I've got the magic in the me

Because I know you're all on the edge of your seats, how about an update on the sleeping situation at my house?YEA!!Well, I have been watching Linc's drowsy cues for about a month now. I've been putting him down for "naps" (which are really just 30-40 minute snoozes) after no longer than two hours of wakefulness for the morning and afternoon. In the evenings, though, I recently noticed he's tired again in more random intervals ....more

Guess who still isn't sleeping!

I've pretty much reached the end of my rope when it comes to sleeping.Linc is still up all through the night, sometimes FOUR TIMES. For a baby his age, this is completely unnecessary. Which is proven by the fact he sometimes won't even nurse when I respond to his cries ....more

2014 Christmas Cards

Last year I was able to review the Minted website, and I received a credit to use before the end of 2014. I didn't get my Christmas cards out last year, so I hung on to that credit and was able to make darling snowflake ornament cards for this year.I love how the Minted cards turned out, and I wish my scanner could capture the quality. It's a heavy card stock and, naturally, my order came with simple ribbon to hang the ornament cards ....more