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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

This has been a long week of trying to find the right words to express what the hell I feel. I want to find the most perfect and honest way of letting it all out. Every year there is one day that I look forward to and fear the most. Our birthday. The day that […]

A farm

A farm

I’ve been waiting for so long to write this post. It’s official. We bought a farm. Really, Jed’s dad and his fiancée bought a farm, but we get to live there and work there and help pay the mortgage there. I get to raise my children on a farm. They’ll never ask where carrots come […]

Paleo Chocolate Chili

Paleo Chocolate Chili

Well, I completed my Whole 30! This month was pretty amazing. It was hard at first, but once I moved past the initial sugar and carb cravings, I was fine. In fact, I was better than fine. I have had more energy this month than ever before. I feel a nice, steady energy throughout the […]

Zoelie, Allister and the Seven Uncles

Zoelie, Allister and the Seven Uncles

I don’t know what it is like to be a mother to a son, but I am quickly gaining experience in the land of little girls. I am happy they are little girls; however, I would prefer that they stay precious and innocent forever. I don’t want them to grow up and be big girls, […]

Papa Adams’ Enchiladas

Papa Adams’ Enchiladas

Like many of my recipes, this enchilada recipe comes from my Dad.  These enchiladas are Mr. Squish’s favorite, and unfortunately for him, I don’t make them very often because the kids hate them.  They are also an EXCELLENT freezer food that can be premade and frozen and heated in the oven for an easy no […]

To Austin We Go

To Austin We Go

To Austin We Go Our first day in Austin is upon us, and my little man did amazing on our flight. We were fortunate enough to have an entire row to our selves so we brought our bucket seat on board, and Atticus alternated between my lap, standing and sitting the wrong way in his […]

Sickie

Sickie

Lily had a bit of a cough starting Saturday morning and was complaining of an itchy throat. The weather had been switching from rainy, cold, sunny, warm, and everything in between so I blamed that. There was no fever involved so I *hoping* it was allergies. Monday morning Riley had the same dry cough so […]

Clutter

Clutter

It drives me batty. Horizontal surfaces become an apparent breeding ground for an assortment of things that really just don’t need to be there. My entertainment center is littered with stuff that just needed to be out of the toddlers’ reach. An empty box, all natural leave-in conditioner, two remote controls, the coconut oil that […]

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

I wrote about Adele being our last baby a while back. I’ve also mentioned our plans to adopt, hopefully in the near future, from Africa. When we get really busy I tend to put it on the back burner, but every now and then something really re-ignites my passion for our little ones somewhere across […]

Half a Person

Half a Person

Some people may be surprised to learn that ^^^^this girl used to be me.  I don’t often share these pictures because they make me uncomfortable.  I didn’t like myself very much when I tipped the scales at 240 lbs and could no longer buy clothes at “normal” stores.  I was horrified when the size 3 […]