Grandpa Dennis and Audrey

After all the trials and tribulations of 2012, I was determined to embrace hope for 2013.  I desperately hoped that in 2013 there would be no deaths, no heartbreaks, no disappointments, no rejection. Just. No. More. Recently I posted a story that I consider life changing.  You know, one of those stories that sticks with you […]

A Little Of This…

I cant believe its been over a week since I last posted. I feel like it was just yesterday! That being said, let me share a bit. I am now about 35 weeks pregnant.  I saw a picture of myself and was like, “WHO is that outrageously fat person?” Um, me. I have a toothache.  […]

Sock It To Me

These are my socks. I like plain socks. Light weight cotton. Ankle length. White.   These are my husbands socks. They are considerably sturdier.  A more dence and thick cotton.   My socks. His socks. The other day  accidentally put on a pair of his socks and to my shock and dismay realized that they […]

My First (And Last) Red Bull

At the festive hour of 8pm last evening, my hubby and dear children and I set off from balmy Florida for the cold, frozen lakes of Minnesota. We were thinking that the children would sleep through the night, and hubby and I would drive in shifts.  This seemed an alright idea to me as I […]

Dear Baby

Precious Little One, I am sitting here amazed by the extreme roller coaster of emotions that I have experienced with you already. When I found out you were there… growing so steadily… I was overcome with joy and hope.  Another blessing for our family!  Another chance to watch a brand new personality develop.  Another chance […]

The Best Mistake Ever

I am still in shock I think. But in a good, good way. I just got back from the perinatologist. Her reaction to looking at my ultrasound? "Well, everything looks great.  Why exactly were you here today?" To which I responded by bursting into tears and trying to speak but having only, "mfphgmnfphphp" come out. […]


I have to say… mine has been off. I have been feeling sorry for myself.  I have been unfocused. I have been disengaged. When I posted on my blog about the news the doctor gave me, I was in such a sad place.  Feeling alone and hopeless and just beaten up. But something changed in […]

I Lay it at His Feet

This is hard for me to write because my emotions are all over the place and hubby is still not home… as I have to admit, I am really just hanging on by a thin thread.   Its been hard enough being an emotional, nauseous, throwing up, dizzy, tired mess.  But now this. I am horrible at details […]

I’ve Got News

(this is a long-winded post for me… I hope you dont mind!) If anyone still reads this little mommy blog with bad spelling and questionable photography and silly stories, then you might have been wondering where the heck have I been. Or not.   You might have been wondering where your kids other white sock went or […]

Three Ways to Make Me Want a Baby

1. Have a baby within 50 feet of me. 2. Go shopping (browsing) in Macy's baby section.  Can you say ca-ute? 3. See a perfect baby belly. The kids and I went over to cousin Leah's  yesterday. She asked if I could come and take pictures of her flawless baby belly (my words, not hers) […]

If You Are Pregnant and a CONTEST!!!

 If You Are Pregnant, Know Someone Who Is, Or Just Want to be Healthier     There was a recent study about the toxic origins of autism done by Dr. Mercola and Dr. Klinghardt.  They listed four major toxins that contribute to the overwhelming growth of autism in the US: 1. Mercury and other metals, […]