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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My Identity in This Season of Life

How many of us change our “identity” throughout life? I’d answer that all of us do. I mean, are you really the same person you were in high school, or do you really think you’ll be the same 20 years from now? I for one have had many identities and titles throughout my lifetime. In […]

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Then You Were My Baby, Now You Are My Child

The moment I found out I was pregnant with Peyton, I knew she was going to be extremely special to us. She was unexpected and we were kind of terrified thinking we’d be parents only a year and a half into our marriage, but amidst all of our anxiety and fear of the unknown, how […]

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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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Marina’s Travel 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.┬áThe 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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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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Barnyard Bagels

Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so sorry I’ve been absent these past couple of weeks. We’ve had a lot going on around here, including vacation, an inspection on our new home, putting our current home on the market and potty training. It’s a lot and I’ve had many moments of stress, but I’m so thankful for […]

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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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