Rory love, you turned one year old yesterday. It seems so cliche to say that this year has flown by, but it truly has. How is it possible that I brought you into this world 365 days ago? It seems like yesterday and then again, you are such a perfect fit in our family that it's almost impossible to remember what life looked like before you were in it.
Happy 1st birthday my sweet second born. I love you to the moon and back.
Sep 1, 2016
Aug 26, 2016
Where have I been?
Honestly, I couldn't even tell you. We've been around but we've been caught up just doing life and somehow the blog has fallen by the wayside. It's not that I haven't wanted to post, but things like my etsy shop have taken precedent or ya know, raising kids, keeping the house somewhat tidy, etc etc etc. And then, I got so behind it felt like I couldn't just jump right back in.
But, here I go.
We recently got back from our Summer Family Vacation in Michigan! I know, what the hell is in Michigan? Well, my Dad's entire family is in Michigan and his parents own a beautiful cabin on the Little Manistee River near Irons, MI. I went there a number of times while I was growing up, but it had been 13 years since I had had the opportunity to go. My parents generously decided to fly not only my family out, but both of my sisters and my brother and his wife too so that we could enjoy a week together.
We had such an amazing week despite the fact that both of the girls ended up sick. Rory ran a 103 degree fever for the first three days and Ryan followed with a similar fever the last few. Seriously, it's always something right? They literally had not been sick since we had traveled to California in February. Honestly. I had lots of help though and Josh and I still got to spend some time away from the kids. Thanks fam!
There are three things I came away from the trip knowing. One, my parents are the most amazing people. They are always willing to give of themselves and continually make sacrifices for each and every one of us kids. Two, my kids have the very best aunts and uncle I could ever ask for. My siblings (sister-in-law included) love to love on my kids. Josh and I are basically non-existent to Ryan when they are around and that is a very great blessing. And three, Josh and I are going to have to work very hard to work off all the beer and ice-cream we consumed on this trip!
May 4, 2016
Rory Lou turned 8 months a few days ago. I feel like this month she has really turned into a kid. She is so interactive with everyone and while she is still my baby, she really is hardly a baby anymore. It is exciting and sad at the same time. We've officially entered the period of monthly picture taking where it has become increasingly difficult to get her to sit still. I have to be super quick with the camera in order to catch her not trying to squirm out of the view finder.