Christmas Letter 2015

I just seriously cannot believe it is already Christmas and 2015 is coming to an end. This year has flown by faster than any other year. What a year we have had! ...more

I’m going to need these coughs to go.

As I have told you before in many different ways…. COUGHING IS THE ONE THING THAT CAN DRIVE THIS SISTER OFF A LEDGE. All four of us have had the worst cough and it doesn’t seem to be subsiding ....more

things I’m into lately?

Listen. I have felt so bad about letting things go here on the blog. I mean, it is seriously neglected ....more

Halloween 2016

We have had the most eventful Halloween week in the history of all our Halloweens. Last week was such a whirlwind that I still feel hungover from all the sugar and events. On Thursday Rory had her first ever field trip! ...more

just happy to be alive

I feel the need to start off this blog post by saying…. I just absolutely adore going into bathrooms around the house every single day and finding a huge log of sh crap in the toilets. IT NEVER FAILS, PEOPLE ....more

like a fog horn to my soul; a post brought to you at 3:34am

Do you ever wonder, “what the heck was I thinking?!!!”...more

life updates: diy haircuts, boyfriend dilemmas, and new jobs

It has been a while since I did an overall life update here on the ol’ blog. It seems like any time I do it is to announce we are moving, ha! No worries, we are not moving! ...more

the fight just isn’t cookie cutter

Do you ever wonder how we became so cookie cutter? Lately in my struggle to fight for Rory, I have found myself desperately wanting to put her in a box of “this is how it is going to go”. Me, the person who prays so hard to never have her put into a box… ....more

the squirrel went to church….

So yesterday I got Ryder from school and she tells me this elaborate story about how a squirrel jumped on her back. Considering the fact that the day before she told me that Miss Janice wasn’t there at school and they just did school alone and Ryder taught the class all day, I felt this was for sure a lie. I mean ....more

Ryder’s 4th Heart-iversary

The funny thing about traumatic events in your life is that sometimes the years go by and you feel numb to it, and then some years you can’t escape going down the rabbit hole and having some serious meltdowns. This year, meltdowns. You see, this is the first year I’ve had the facebook “on this day” memories thing and time hop ....more