5 Go-To Meals

Lately I have been doing pretty well with meal prepping, freezer meals,  and meal planning. I fit it in during Theo’s naptime and make sure I have a full list so I only make 1 grocery trip a week which saves money and my sanity. I have yet to try and run errands with 4 kiddos by myself! (more…)

Things I’m Loving Lately

Focus on the good. Positive breeds positive. Looking at the bright side.

1. Springtime is coming!

Granted some days snow still falls, we have one warm weathered day then the following day it pours down buckets of rain. But spring IS coming; I’ve seen glimpses, I swear it! (more…)

Part 2: Theo’s Birth Story

Read PART ONE  of Theo’s Birth Story here.

After my water broke things started to get harder. Harder to focus, harder to not be irritated that hubby wanted to watch the news and I couldn’t stand it (haha!), contractions were harder, and I was getting so tired, I mean, it was 2:30 am!

Up to this point I was pretty comfortable about how everything was going. The nurse(s) never pressured my about my non-epidural decision, never mentioned giving me Pitocin, kind of left me alone to do my thing. ..

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It’s Baby Month! 38 Week Bumpdate!

Ah, February is finally here!!

I had an appointment last week and ended up getting sent down for an ultrasound to make sure he was still head down, because she wasn’t completely sure. A tad nervous for a second, but he is! I’ve never had an ultrasound so late in pregnancy so I enjoyed it! I had her double check he was really a boy 😉 and got to watch him practice breathing with his lungs! I’m pretty sure he’s going to have a bit of hair too! (more…)

My husband is a great gift giver but…

My husband is probably the best gift giver I have ever known ( I AM lucky!) but he is the WORST at waiting or keeping the surprise a secret!!!

So…. I know all of my Christmas presents already. Some actually showed up on Friday, so I have already started to enjoy them! .. This year I actually came up with a Christmas list, which did make his job a little easier. I like practical every-day items.  And the fact he saved us some money but making the purchases over the Thanksgiving holiday. extra win! (more…)

Thanksgiving weekend recap

Thanksgiving turned out wonderful. We traveled to PA and I didn’t have to cook a thing!

My grandma and aunt made all the traditional Thanksgiving foods with a few extras and it was a hit. I think all the kids had seconds or thirds!

We got to visit with my grandma, dad and step mom, all my sisters, aunt and uncle… lots of laughs and stories!

The kids did really good traveling but were quite tired, as was I, throughout the trip and since we’ve been home!

It was a quick 2 day trip but much needed. We snuck in some pictures since we were all together and I still need to get them emailed to everyone .

When we got home Calvin and I snuck off to do some Christmas browsing and a had a little date while discussing Christmas gifts and purchased our Christmas tree .. I’m usually ahead of the game, but not this year! I have only purchased two presents so far!

Christmas decorating in progress!!