“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


Decker came home from school with this awesome ponytail. In his words, he was “a unicorn.” He loves helping around the house these days.


Little Miss Kressa is smiling so much now. It’s a challenge getting her to smile when I’m behind the camera (I guess the camera hides my silly faces), but we came close here.

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high five for friday


1. It took almost 3 months, but my wedding band FINALLY fits my finger again. I’ve been able to slide it on for awhile, but it was so tight I didn’t want to take the chance that it would get stuck permanently.

2. File this one in the nerd category, but I ordered this humongous book for Word 2010 for lawyers because I could not figure out how to create my own pleading paper. After following the instructions, I created my very own pleading template from scratch, and the best part is that the text actually lines up with each numbered line. (Disclaimer: the names you see here are fake. Don’t worry, I’m not breaching any attorney-client confidentiality.)

3. I love Costco so much and go there almost weekly, taking my time going down every single aisle. During my last visit, they had Halloween costumes. After debating between an owl and a pumpkin for Kressa, I went with the owl and the best part is, it was only $12.99. Decker really wants to be Spider-Man, but they didn’t have any in his size, so hopefully I’ll be able to find one at one of the other Costco locations.

4. We finally got our house cleaned and I think I may have found a house cleaner who is actually good at cleaning. Seriously, I have been through so many cleaning people and they never seem to clean up to my standards. The last one was so bad, we decided to get rid of her while I was 8 months pregnant because I would rather clean myself than pay someone to do a sub-par job. This new gal is super detail oriented. She even cleaned behind the stove and refrigerator, the baseboards and the tracks in our sliding windows. I think we found a keeper!

5. And this week marks the end of the first full week of me being back at work and both Decker and Kressa being in daycare. Kressa has been doing great. Before she started, my biggest concern was whether she was going to be able to nap, but she seemed to improve each day and yesterday, slept for 2.5 hours for one of her naps. I’m responsible for drop-off and am slowly getting into a morning routine with both kids.

What were some of the highlights from your week?

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hello august

Hello to learning how to live day-to-day with 2 kids.

Since Kressa’s birth back in May, we’ve had a lot of changes: Scott and I were both home for awhile, Scott started his new job, Scott’s mom stayed with us for the month of July, and I started back to work. Now that Kressa is in daycare fulltime, we’re ready to start establishing a routine, where we somehow figure out how to juggle work, the kids, and doing everything else we need to do like keeping the house up, cooking, working out, etc.

I have a ton of other items/goals on my list for August, but I think I will just be concentrating on getting through each day with my sanity intact, before tackling anything else.

And here’s a glimpse of July through my iPhone.




“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”


Kressa at 11 weeks


Decker has recently discovered the yumminess that is Oreo cookies. Seriously, this morning he woke up and the first thing he said was, “Do we have oreos?”

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Decker has come so far in his swimming since his first lesson one and a half months ago! I literally had to pry him off of me while he was screaming when we showed up for our first lesson. He is now a little fish and continues to improve each week. I’m so proud of him!


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