12 Month Update on our Little Man

And just like that, we have a one-year-old. Ladies and gents, I don’t know whether to smile, ugly cry, or gasp, so I guess I’ll just do all three. It’s funny because there were many times when the newborn phase crawled – moments I didn’t think we’d ever make it to this point (I’m being […]

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Guide to Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City is a beautiful town in the upper peninsula of Michigan, known for its serene atmosphere and endless food and drink options. The first time my husband and I visited was before kids in 2014 and we had a blast. We stayed at a bed and breakfast with delicious food and the best hosts, visited […]

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10 Month Update on Our Little Man

Alright, technically Emory is 11 months at this point, but better late than never. Our little man continues to grow and learn from his big sister. He’s still so sweet and has seemed to get even sneakier as time goes on, and as you can tell from the pictures, he’s still our little garbage disposal. […]

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Sleeping Beauty Toddler Birthday Party

Last month, we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with family and friends at our home. Anyone who knows Peyton knows she’s obsessed with all things Disney princess: she constantly wears a dress or tutu, loves to sing all of the songs, and if you put a princess movie on, it’s like Christmas! About six months ago, […]

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When Your Toddler Teaches You a Lesson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a day that was one for the books. Unfortunately, not in a good way. Let’s just say it isn’t a day I’ll be proud looking back on in the future. During the middle of the day, I lost it. Just went straight up crazy mom. It was horrible, […]

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Our 1923 Colonial

About a month ago, we closed on our new home, a 1923 colonial in the town we’ve been living in the past 2-3 years. We have enjoyed it so much so far. From the creaky floors to the antique hardware on the doors, we’ve fallen in love with having a house with character and charm, […]

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Eight-month Update On Our Little Man

Every time I start to write one of Emory’s updates, I glance through my past updates on him and each time I want to ugly cry!! How is our baby so big already (also a repetitive statement in each of these update posts)? I thought time with our first flew by, but this, this is […]

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Dear Postpartum Body

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of you. You’re squishy, all over the place and make it difficult for me to put my pre-baby clothes on. My emotions toward you are somewhat of a roller coaster; sometimes I’m impressed by you, but other times I’m filled with frustration when looking at […]

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The Memories Yiayia Left Me

365 days without Yiayia. 365 days missing her contagious smile. 365 days wishing I had more time to spend with her. 365 days wondering if she’s watching over me. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I knew my Yiayia for 27 years. I made her Yiayia and she made me […]

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SIX-MONTH UPDATE ON OUR LITTLE MAN

Time is moving fast, but I’m pretty sure our Emory is moving faster. He’s calm, but he’s so sneaky and quick. A ninja, really. Grabbing at spoons when we feed him, pulling at his sister’s hair (in a playful way of course) and trying to crawl and pull up on some of his toys. And […]

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