Nash vs. Blake

February 28, 2013 in Beach, Blake, Hawaii, Nash, Vacations - 2 Comments

As I sorted through hundreds of pictures from our trip, this one stood out to me because it captures the personalities of our boys perfectly right now. Nash: carefree, oblivious, independent, vivacious. Blake: cautious, protective, observant, thoughtful. This is them to a T.

Babymoon

February 27, 2013 in Beach, Hawaii, Pregnancy, Vacations - 3 Comments

We thought we better take one last babymoon as a family of four before our lives get a little crazier in seven weeks (or less). We wanted to make it out to Hawaii once more while Troy’s parents are still living there, so it seemed like the perfect location for…

Weekend Desert Layover

February 21, 2013 in Arizona, Swimming, Vacations - 5 Comments

We found some killer deals on Allegiant Air to Hawaii. But there were only flights on certain days of the week, so in order to make it work, we had to spend the weekend in Arizona while enroute. It was a really rough couple of days, let me tell you….

Valentine-ing

February 15, 2013 in Crafts, Traditions, Valentine's Day - 2 Comments

When I was growing up, my mom always made homemade Valentines with us. I’ve wanted to continue the tradition because a) I like how meaningful it is b) it creates lasting memories (I still remember the year confetti was placed in each individual card, and the first time my mom…

Nash is Three

February 3, 2013 in Birthdays, Nash - 3 Comments

My baby turned three today. I’ve loved having him as my baby for the last three years. I’m a little sad that he won’t be my baby very much longer and slightly nervous for him to become the middle child. But I also think he’s ready to hand over the…

Italian Soda Bar

February 1, 2013 in Book Club, Cooking, Parties - 15 Comments

I hosted book club last weekend, and to go along with dinner, I set up an Italian soda bar. We read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which has nothing to do with Italy, but you never really need an excuse to have Italian sodas, right? Since Valentine’s Day is around…

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