my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

BEST JOB I'VE EVER HAD. it's not lost on me how sacred and important and fragile the mother-child relationship is. I cherish each day I get to walk in this role. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful people!

a perfect day for a birthday!

a perfect day for a birthday!

oh my goodness, the sound of this rain right now is so peaceful and calming. the kids are both asleep for their afternoon naps and Grant is working hard on his homemade kombucha in the kitchen. I just finished editing the pictures from yesterday and wanted to hurry up and blog before a FaceTime date [...]

the difference 5 months makes

the difference 5 months makes

The difference 5 months makes. October 2019 - March 2020 Grant watched his babies grow up on FaceTime; lots of tears shed on both ends, wishing he could hold his babies. We know how blessed we are that we had the ability to talk and connect daily, but man, it didn’t change the fact that [...]

HE’S HOME!

HE’S HOME!

after the longest 5 months of our lives, HE’S HOME!!! SO much of life and what’s important has been put into perspective and i pray i NEVER ever take this man for granted for the rest of my life! MY HUSBAND IS HOME!!! ❤️❤️❤️ And my God will meet all your needs according to the [...]

Story is 2 months old!

Story is 2 months old!

Story is our sweet angel baby. She endures the screams, cries and pouncing of her brother while giving us the sweetest side smirk there ever was. She's sleeping in the snoo in our room with stretches of about 4 to 8 hours at night. Last night, to celebrate being a big 2 month old girl, [...]

hiking on the holidays

hiking on the holidays

it's a tradition in our family to go hiking on the holidays. it wasn't until after i went off to college and left my town and then came back that i started to appreciate allllll the hiking and nature opportunities literally in my backyard. we have it good here in southern maryland! grant gets Columbus [...]