Free Fall.

There’s a secular band called Walk the Moon that I’ve found and I listen to their self-titled album on repeat some days. The opening line to one of my favorite songs is “I must’ve tumbled out of a plane ’cause I free fell all year.” And I smile every time I hear it because if … [Read more…]

Because We’re Crazy.

Hello, my dear friends. Man, I have missed this space so much! I think I have about 2.7 trillion words I could share with you all so forgive me if I jump around a bit. But so much life has happened over these last couple months and I just have to share! So when Jackson, in a … [Read more…]

Rules of Parenthood

You ever heard of Murphy’s Law? You know, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Well the same holds true in parenting. I’ve learned that there are very concrete “rules” within parenthood. Here’s just a few: If you have an appointment, the baby will have a blow out right before it’s time to leave. … [Read more…]


Can you believe our little nugget is almost eight months old? I’ve said it to two expectant mothers in the last week: they tell you time flies, but really. Time flies. Some days, I sort of take comfort in those statements. We have spent the last 22 nights {yes, I have been counting} trying to get … [Read more…]

All Boy

He is all boy, this child of mine.  He sleeps stretched long in my arms. Little fingers twitching in his sleep as he dreams of what I can only imagine. He breathes deep and whimpers soft as his mind entertains his sleep. Occasionally you hear quiet sucking as he works the pacifier in his mouth. … [Read more…]

April 2nd

Right now my most favorite thing about Facebook is the “see your memories” feature. I really love clicking that every day and seeing what was happening in my life on this day in history. Sometimes I read status updates and they remind me of great memories or life events. Other times I’m wondering why I … [Read more…]

8 Weeks

Hello my beautiful readers and happy 2016 to you! Can you believe we are already in the second month of this new year??!? I don’t even know how that’s possible. I want to officially introduce my little miracle to all of you. Jackson Shaler was born at 7:29 p.m. on December 8th weighing 7 lbs, 9 … [Read more…]