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Halloween Wrap Up // 2016

November 16, 2016
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Hey! Remember Halloween?? You know, that pseudo-Holiday two-ish weeks ago? Well, as per the norm, life went off the rails. And I forgot to ever post any pictures of our Halloween shenanigans. But if there are no pictures, did it really happen?? Haaaa! Of course, I kid! But for real. We had family in town […]

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Fall Weekends, Travels, + Birthdays //

October 26, 2016
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We took a little trip to Columbus to see my sister over last weekend (like, a week ago…). Chad had not yet our new nephew, Brennen, and my sister had some stuff coming up which made me want to visit her even more! So Saturday morning we packed up the car (way more than we needed […]

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Dear Ari // Happy Birthday

October 16, 2016
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Dear Ari, I’m not going to say something cliché about the years flying by; because, honestly, as quickly as they do, the days sure are long, dude. I have to say this though — Going from being a self-proclaimed “never-going-to-have-kids” chick, to finding out I was pregnant with you? That rocked my world. Your daddy […]

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Ari’s Birthday Parties // a look back

October 11, 2016
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I try not to be one of these “pinterest moms;” I try not to perpetuate the idea that everything must be ‘worthy’ of sharing. I mean, I think I do a pretty good job of keeping the balance and showing people that I’m real, but sometimes I like to pinterest the crap outta things! Ha! […]

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Weekly Mantra //

October 10, 2016
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This week is Ari’s last week as a threenager. That’s right — next weekend Ari turns the big f. o. u. r. I can’t believe it! I have a(n almost) four year old! How!? I’m totally grateful to have had a semi-relaxing weekend with Chad and the kiddos. Saturday, Ari and I had a Lowe’s […]

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Thirty-Two //

October 8, 2016
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Ohhhh, thirty-two! To think… not long ago I was terrified of turning 30. Now? Now I embrace my age! Even though the last several [okay… many…] birthdays ‘meant’ nothing, I was still somehow hung up on getting a year older. And even though this years birthday came and went without fanfare, there was something extra […]

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Remy Bea // 8 Months

September 30, 2016
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I HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL YOU! Seriously. I just took a peek back at my 7 month post and the changes from then to now are astonishing. Let’s recap, shall we? She’s sitting up. I mean, she kinda was before. But now she’s 100% unassisted, no-wobble, sitting up. Speaking of no-wobble, she’s doing much […]

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Weekend Wrapup //

September 27, 2016
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Guys! [Yes, I realize I start a LOT of blog posts with “guys!” But, to be fair? I actually say that a  LOT in real life.] This weekend was mostly the bomb dot com. Let’s recap, shall we? Saturday was set to be such a wonderful day, weatherwise. I mean, perfection of Fall. For serious. […]

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Our Story of One Random Act of Kindness //

September 21, 2016
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I like to keep it really real on this here blog. And in the spirit of doing so, I have to admit something to you — I know that in the grand scheme of worldly problems? Ours don’t even rank. Yes. Even though I’ve bitched and moaned about Remy since, well, I was pregnant with […]

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Weekly Mantra //

September 19, 2016
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This weekend was a freaking roller coaster. Friday night Chad and I went on our second date since Remy was born. It was really nice. And super nice of a dear friend to watch the kiddos while we went out. But guess what? Our “date” was only an hour long — and not for lack […]

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