Best Day Ever – 10

This would be a lot more fun if we had some Helium, but all she‘s got are two lightheaded parents with great lung capacity determined to fill her bedroom before she wakes up.

2:43 a.m. – Exactly 10 years ago, I was wide awake and restless, too excited to sleep, knowing my baby girl was just hours away from being born. Now, I‘m too restless and excited (and still jet-lagged, TBH) to sleep, knowing tomorrow is going to be full of her most favorite things. She knows, but she doesn’t, and it‘s going to be awesome.

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Kinda Related

Me: “Hey, your birthday is a few weeks away. Take a selfie with me to see if maybe we kinda look related now?”

[A few seconds later…]

“Yeah…no. Nope. Still taking after your Dad’s side of the family.”

Anyone else in disbelief this girl is gonna be 15?!?!

Our Happy Birthday Boy

I can not believe this little man is a year old today.  I can not. I can not. I can not. 

Happy Birthday, Junior!  Thank you for bringing diapers, safety locks, joyful nonsense, and all those delightful baby moments into our home again.

This Right Here

This right here is 100 percent the reason we traveled several hours this weekend to sit thru a four-hour ceremony so I could walk across a stage in cap and gown for a degree I actually received in December.

I could hear my kids cheering for me from the stage today. My son even yelled, “My Mom rules the world!”   Continue reading