It’s so hard to believe that we are already halfway through this pregnancy! I feel incredibly blessed to be having this experience, and to be having a relatively easy time at that. How far along? 20 Weeks- Halfway Done!  How big is the peanut? 10 Inches and 10.5 ounces!  Total weight gain/loss? I’m still hanging in there around 4 lbs.  Maternity...

Rob and I had a blast this weekend taking our gender reveal photos! He truly dislikes having his picture taken, but he has been such a good sport about taking pictures since we found out we were expecting. Take a look at our photos below to find out if we are Team Pink or Team Blue!   It’s a BOY! Did you do a gender reveal when you were expecting?...

It’s been a little while since our big pregnancy announcement, and I wanted to give an update! We are just past 17 weeks today, and I am finally starting to “feel” pregnant. I am still anxiously waiting to feel the first baby kicks. I feel things from time to time that I think could be the baby, but I’m just not sure. How far along?  17 Weeks,...

As soon as we found out that we were expecting, Rob and I agreed that it was important that we wait a while before announcing to friends and family. It was much harder than I anticipated to keep such a huge secret! We occupied our time with deciding how we would announce to immediate family. We finally settled on creating small 4×4 announcement boxes that would...

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 I knew my cycle was going to be starting any day now. I felt crummy all week long and I had already taken some ‘cheapy’ pregnancy tests earlier in the week. Of course, they were stark white where I hoped to see a line. I woke up early, around 7AM, and decided to try one more cheap test before throwing in the TTC towel for the month....

It’s been far too long since I’ve properly updated my beloved blog. My apologies! Plenty has changed in the last year. Allow me to fill you in… Vasectomy Reversal, Semen Analysis, and PCOS — Oh my! As you all know, Rob had a vasectomy reversal procedure performed in late August, 2013. A few months later, I officially stopped taking my birth control...

It’s that time of year again. The time where holiday traditions are intertwined and discussions over who gets what about of time with whom begins. Ah, holiday season in a blended family! This year, my bonus daughter joined us for Thanksgiving, but we will miss the joy in her eyes on Christmas morning. Last year, it was the opposite. The distance between her...

The simple, delicate way that the big minds of little children work, amazes me. I had the best conversation with a three year old today. My supervisor’s three year old daughter, Vivianne, was looking at a picture from our wedding that I keep on my desk. She asked “What’s that?” I handed it to her and explained it was a picture from my wedding, that I had gotten...

I was having the hardest time getting to sleep last Tuesday night when I began to wonder–What would be so bad about reaching out and making contact with my bonus daughter’s Mom? Why, I asked myself, have I been so intimidated by the thought of communicating with her? As a bonus parent, we are placed in a troubling position. We are not only responsible...

This recipe was given to me by my Mother a few years ago and is one that gets my husband SO excited for dinnertime! I hope you enjoy! Ingredients 2 lbs Ground Chicken 1 large Onion, chopped fine 1 Garlic Clove, chopped fine 1 can Water Chestnuts, drained and chopped fine 1 can Crushed Pineapple, drained 3 TBS chopped parsley 2 Jalapenos, chopped fine Salt / Pepper Soy...

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