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…]

Sweet Dreams 

I have not slept well in days. Over a week now.  If you ever read anything about the trials of parenthood, I guarantee “sleep deprivation” hits the top of all the lists. And I admit, this part of the job has been grueling. But for me? The hardest part has been the fear. When we … [Read more…]

My Advice?

When Jackson was not even two months old, I had someone ask me for my advice. She was going to be a new momma soon. I sort of wanted to laugh hysterically in her face and walk way. Me? Give advice? I was still trying to figure out how to take a seven minute shower … [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…]

Laughing with the Lord

Today the Lord and I had a really good laugh together. I started back running yesterday. I decided that three months was a good amount of time to allow my body to heal. So with Jackson’s three month birthday this week came my return to the world of exercise. I figured that doing a yoga … [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…]


Today, at 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant, I am quitting my job. It has been so strange and surreal these past couple months…..slowly counting down the days until today with both excitement and fear. Working hard to close out a fiscal year and start a new one while knowing that shortly after the work … [Read more…]

Beautiful Irony

Let me tell you guys, 2015 has been the year of exciting stuff. I thought that 2014 was our year of exciting stuff between our move to Columbus and starting new jobs and meeting new friends and all that. But 2015 has proved to be just as exciting with even more excitement poured on top. … [Read more…]