Third Trimester With Our Third

We’ve made it to the final stretch!! My bump continues to grow, the kicks are getting stronger and carrying baby girl around is making me more and more tired toward the end of the day. Hello third trimester! This pregnancy has flown by which makes me think that maybe these next couple of months will […]

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Dear High-waisted Mom Jeans: I Miss You

There comes a time in every woman’s pregnancy where we hit a wall. We are done being pregnant. Sure, we still love feeling the baby move, having them close and enjoy all of the wonder that goes into carrying someone we’ve never met before, but at some point, most of us, if not all of […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Brooklyn, NY

My husband and I traveled to New York City this past weekend for a little getaway to celebrate my early 30th birthday and spend time away before the baby arrives! We decided on New York because I’ve never been and outside of work, Brett has never been able to explore any of the city or […]

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Reflecting on 2019

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay It’s very hard to fathom that another year has gone by and we’ll be entering a new decade tomorrow! After feeling like we were on speed most of December, we ended the year relaxing and being very lazy […]

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Our Christmas Traditions

This time of year always seems to be busy, but wonderful, spending time with loved ones, gift giving and magical Christmas traditions. Every year we add to our Christmas traditions list because as the kids get older, they have become more involved and find a lot of joy in participating. We ended up decorating very, […]

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The Halfway Mark

Today marks twenty weeks into my pregnancy. I can’t believe I’m at this point already and we go in for our ultrasound today to check on baby’s growth, development and find out the gender! I don’t know how, but we were really patient with our first and didn’t find out until Peyton was born. We […]

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Our Family Dynamic

It’s normally in the morning, or late afternoon when I witness it most. The shrieks of happiness, the giggles, the pitter patter of four feet, and the sounds of two siblings playing in their own make believe world of monsters, princesses and dogs. It’s been a relationship that’s grown abundantly with every milestone. When Emory […]

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Our Growing Family Continued

Things have been quiet around here, and I apologize, but it’s because I’ve been growing a human. Yep, we’re expecting our third child and he/she will be due in April 2020!! We are over the moon and so grateful to God for keeping the baby safe and healthy. While I have been feeling great for […]

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Halloween Baskets – 2019

Last year, I started the tradition of giving the kids Halloween baskets on October 1 to kick off the month and get them even more excited for Halloween. We really enjoy Halloween at our house (minus the scary stuff!) and look forward to continuing on with our Halloween family traditions. This year’s baskets include a […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Newport Beach, California

Summer seemed to come to a close quickly for us, but we ended it on the sweetest note with a vacation to California! We decided to take a trip with the kids because my best friend and her family live there, and we wanted to visit and enjoy a few days on the West Coast. […]

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