Random Thoughts on a Summer Day…

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Let’s see just how random I can be today… ~I posted at The MOB Society today On Protecting Family Time and Priorities. I went out on a limb and posted about sports & priorities. I know it can be a polarizing issue in some circles, but I’m hoping people see past that and search for […]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back…

I had been starting to feel better…thought I had turned a corner with the Hyperemesis. The home health nurse that calls for daily updates on my weight and ketones got all giddy and started talking about weaning me off the Zofran Pump. I thought I was ready, even started doing things like laundry again. Woohoo! […]

A Little Craft Therapy

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One of the things I’ve missed the most during all of this pregnancy sickness has been my sewing machine. One night this week I tucked myself¬† away in my sewing room to work on an order that I agreed to work on for a friend. (My etsy shop has been closed since I got too […]

Obligatory Easter 2011 Pics

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Dear Grandparents and extended family…this post is for you! So, we’ve hit a stage where Jonah makes a weird face and doesn’t want to cooperate in front of the camera….I’m not gonna lie, it aggravated me and I fussed before church Easter morning. I fussed even more when he did a “baseball slide like Uncle […]

I’ll Never Forget…

Feather Your Nest Necklace

I know the pain of fertility struggles. While we had no trouble becoming pregnant the first time, the second didn’t come easily. It took almost three years. While that may be a small amount to some who have tried for years longer, the pain is no different. I hope I never forget what it feels […]

It’s a…..

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photo credit: OscarandOllie via Etsy BOY!!! Jonah is pretty excited about his little brother! (And we are in awe that he called it.) Yay for hand-me-downs!

It’s Ultrasound Day!

Today, right before lunchtime, I’ll be in a darkened room with Ray and Jonah getting another glimpse at our little one growing within. Hopefully, the little one will cooperate and we’ll get a glimpse of what is to come. Boy? Girl? Pink? Blue? Ballet? Baseball? We’ll soon find out, but for now, will you say […]

Winter Always Ends

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I took a stroll around our little yard today. I took in some fresh-squeezed vitamin D, straight from the sun and I breathed fresh Tennessee air. Each breath I took was like someone popping grey balloons full of colorful paint that ran down a canvas making a beautiful piece of art. Almost like waking up […]

10 Ways To Encourage A Home-bound Friend

While this post is highlighting ideas for someone home-bound, the ideas on this list could be used for all sorts of things! Encourage a mother-to-be on bed rest, a friend in the hospital, a family with a newborn, someone that doesn’t have family nearby, etc. As my blogging friend Laura so beautifully wrote, “Compassion is […]

When Mommy Gets Sick…

Jonah in his crown

The first time I was pregnant, Hyperemesis Gravidarum impacted my life greatly.¬† I missed a LOT of work and people just didn’t understand why I couldn’t cope with my nausea. (Hello…I was in the hospital 5 times!) Work was the thing that was the most negatively affected by my illness. Ray had a hard time […]