we’re not finding out

Some are very surprised when I mention that we aren’t finding out the sex of our baby. Usually the reply is, “I could never wait” or “I just have to plan…” blah blah blah. It really blows some people’s minds. As I reflect on my life as a mother, so far I can’t help but think how often my “plans”…

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rainbow baby on it’s way!

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss such as a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. We are expecting our rainbow baby next February. We couldn’t be more happy and thankful. The time leading up to this pregnancy has been interesting, there’s been heartache and healing, a roller coaster of emotions, and finally hope and humility.…

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It’s Hip to be Obtuse?

Since becoming a mama I’ve noticed that I’m behind on many things. I’m not always completely sure of the latest fashions. I haven’t discovered any new music, and by the time I watch a “new” movie it’s already one or two years old. I’ve also realized that I don’t care. Those things don’t matter as much to me anymore. It’s…

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Resolutions Revisited

Back in January I had a few resolutions that I wanted to work on/try/do this year. What good are resolutions if we don’t look back on them and see how we’re doing? It seems like the only time anyone thinks about resolutions is during the new year. Since the year is more than halfway over now, I thought I would…

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dads do things differently

Recently I spent a few days in Las Vegas for a hair show. I was a hair model for a new friend for a hair competition. She won, well we did, I helped too but it was all her vision and she worked so hard. I had so much fun and got a chance to live my modeling dreams. When…

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Thoughtful Gifts for New Moms

Being a new mom is wonderful, overwhelming, exciting, and difficult at times, it’s a whole new world. I enjoyed my time as a first time mom for the most part but I wish I would have taken advantage of all of the offered help and I wish more people would have brought us food. Every mama is different and has…

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Desert Solitaire

I finished reading Desert Solitaire A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey a couple of weeks back. Chad found this book at a thrift store a while ago and bought it because we had recently watched Damnation and learned a little about who Abbey was.

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Dairy free lessons

This is just a compilation of the lessons I wrote at the end of each week when I went dairy free. Each post is pretty simple so if you’d like to read them: week 1, week 2, week 3 & 4. Or if you just want to read what I’ve learned continue reading… *Don’t be too hard on yourself *Be…

WEEK 3 and 4

Week three and four are blurring together. I definitely noticed a pattern by the end of week 4. I seem to do great during the week and then on the weekends I give in to dairy. It’s like I have no will power on the weekend! Week 3 and 4 were pretty similar to week 2. I cooked at home…

WEEK 2

Week 2 had me feeling great. We went out of town again but this time I did a lot better. We went camping and on the way we stopped at the same mexican fast food place (the one we ate at in week 1) and this time I got my nachos without the cheese and they tasted great! Once we…