Love this!
July 1, 2012, 7:26 pm
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There is this great blog AND the author is a MN native AND her daughter’s name is Josie.

Now you know why I started reading it.

Do me a favor and read this post

Once you read it, you will know why I keep reading it.

She’s right, I loved them first.


Less than a month!
June 21, 2012, 8:35 pm
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It’s been less than a month since my last blog post…YES!!! Victory is mine!

(Dear Steph, HA! I did it! No more whining about my infrequent blog posts! ps- I love you!)

It’s officially summer and that’s awesome. I’m definitely a summer girl, and as it turns out, my boys are definitely summer boys.

He really doesn’t like the swings, unless his Emy is holding him.

Root Beer Floats!

Painting cars is serious business

The big boy and friends.


This is the life

Such a Daddy’s boy lately

Playing with Grandma



Man, oh man, we love summer around here.

We’ve got a busy few months coming up with bridal showers and bachelorette parties and weddings (Uncle Goo and Auntie Niko are getting married!!!! YAY!!!) so I’m sure there will be pictures and updates galore.

Now, if I could just find the time to update. 😉


Happy Summer!!!

It’s Memorial …
May 26, 2012, 9:13 pm
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It’s Memorial Day Weekend.

Luke is *thisclose* to being 2 1/2

Dylan is almost done with the 6th grade and his summer is full of sports and activites.

This blog gets neglected, because well, who wants to hear about how boring our life is? It is boring in the most perfect way and it’s a boring that I longed for through during our pre-Lucas days. I can get you some bullet points on new things in our lives and cute Luke stories and I’ll throw in some pictures just for good measure.


Luke had another ear infection last week. Holy shit. I mean, what’s a Mom gotta do around here. This one knocked him down for a few days. High fevers that we couldn’t get under control, sleepless nights where he swore there were cows in our room and they were going to bite him. A trip to the doctor during which both of us cried. (That girl was not my favorite doctor ever) . I also got lots of cuddles and I’ll take any chance I can get to have those sweet little arms wrapped around my neck.

He’s in a Daddy phase. Ok, well as much of a Daddy phase as he can be. He wants to be with him and go places with him and is constantly asking where Daddy is and where is Daddy’s truck. It’s cute. Shannon plays with him like only a Dad can and I love him for that. My heart isn’t broken because I’m still the parent of preference for the most part. “You sit by me” and “but I want YOU” are heard frequently. That kid makes me all melty.

We have a sweet new niece who was born May 2nd and I’m so in love with her, it hurts. That girl is so beautiful (just like her Mommy) and surely will be breaking hearts in the near future.

Luke talks a lot and most of it is hilarious. He likes to open our pantry and then he stands with his hands behind his back and repeats “hmmm…what I hab?” (translation: hmmm. what should I have”) He loves his baby cousins and now can say their names for the most part, but we all still call them “Main-in” “Gak-in” and “Kennyann”

Out of nowhere yesterday he told me “My gampa Stan fi-oh fight-oh. Dats bwave. He wubs me” Translation” My Grandpa Stan is a fire fighter. That’s brave. He loves me. Smart boy, it’s all true.

He calls his toenails “ponytails”

He weighs 28 whole pounds now and is 33 inches tall. That puts him in the 12th percentile for height and the 31st for weight. I can’t believe how fast he’s growing.

If you’ve ever seen the movie wedding crashers, then you know exactly why this is so funny to us… He loves to say in this high little voice, while making a devious face “I fiiiind you” to everyone.

A few weeks ago we were in the deli getting Luke’s Auntie Khaki some lunch since she was on bed rest and the One Direction song “What Makes You Beautiful” came on. As soon as he recognized it, his eyes got big and he said “Oh! Dis my jam!!!” and started dancing right there in the middle of the lunch crowd. It was so stinkin’ cute.

If you would have told me in the beginning of this journey that this would be my life, I would have told you that you were crazy. I prayed for an ordinary miracle and oh boy did I get one.




Isn’t she precious?!?


I suck at blogging
April 6, 2012, 9:09 pm
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It’s been 6 weeks (or something ridiculous like that) since I blogged last.

Needless to say, I suck at blogging.


To make up for it, I made a little video full of pictures of my kids. I’m hoping you’ll be so distracted by how insanely cute and awesome they are and just forgive me all together. 🙂

Who loves ya, baby?
February 13, 2012, 8:29 pm
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I’ll get to the 2 years, 2 months post soon-ish but for now…

Who loves ya, baby?


Help a girl out
January 25, 2012, 8:45 pm
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As if I haven’t asked for enough from people, I know. 🙂

I have a friend who is pregnant with twins right now in addition to having a daughter at home. One of her babies is not expected to live and she has created this AMAZING thing to honor her son.

I could go on and on and tell you all about it, but really, his Mama does it so much better.

You would be doing me such a favor if you could go on over to her website  or her facebook page, if that’s more your style, and read all about this special little boy who has the potential to move mountains.

All because he exsists and he matters.

To his family, to their friends, to the world.

Be the change.

Pay it foward.

Do it for Cricket.

Wordless Monday
January 16, 2012, 8:30 pm
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