August 29th we moved from a suburb of Madison to Eau Claire, Wisconsin. With moving to a smaller city there is one thing that we did not expect to happen on the first day we arrived. Our 10-year-old daughter was initiated into the neighborhood gang. Roughly an hour after we closed on our new house,… Continue reading Gang Initiation
Even though this post is a few months behind I wanted to share it because it was a wonderful weekend. At the end of June, just 2 days after hearing about Nick's promotion, we had reservations to spend the weekend at big Bay State Park on Madeline island. We almost canceled our trip with so… Continue reading Madeline Island
Wowza! What a whirlwind of a summer! Honestly it hasn't even felt like summer. It has been more of a hurricane of emotions tangled up with a non stop roller coaster than the usual fun in the sun. At the very end of June, Nick was offered a promotion located just over two and a… Continue reading zoom…
So July 3rd Nick & I had a much anticipated date night. We were off to watch Cherry Pie, an 80's cover rock band. Honestly it had been a good couple months since we took time out from our every day lives to have a night out together (kid-free). Well let's jus say our night… Continue reading All the clouds
Taylor always looks so different all dolled up. At 10 years old she doesn't get to wear makeup except for very special occasions and even then it is limited to lipgloss and maybe eyeshadow. After her picture session, for her ballet recital last week, I decided to take a few snaps of her in the… Continue reading Tiny Dancer
Most of Taylor's life I have been sneaking in tiny conversations about consent. This started when she was very young (she is 10 now). The conversations revolved around not being forced to hug friends or family members - for any reason. This was important to me because I wanted to instill that it is okay… Continue reading Teaching Consent
Wowza! The last few months have flown by! So much has happened that I have struggled to keep in touch with everyone. At the end of February I chopped off all of my hair. Taylor has always been very attached to her hair and I wanted to show her that hair not only grows back,… Continue reading Our Spring
Mother's Day is a very interesting holiday for many. a joyous for those who have mothers who are still living, and they have a good relationship with. a sad reminder that your mother has passed or that you are not in touch with her. a wonderful day that you get to spend with your children… Continue reading To be or not to be…
Wow, 33! It is truly incredible to think about how long I have existed on this planet. I have not only survived, but lived for thirty-three years! There were many times I was not sure I would make it. There were also a handful of times when I was positive I would not pull through.… Continue reading I made it!
Yikes! Has it really been that long? 1,825 days of marriage - crazy how that sounds when it is broken down into days. Five years - it feels like just yesterday we said our vows and yet, it also feels like we have been together forever. That truly is the best of both worlds. Looking… Continue reading 5 Years & Counting!