Five Favorites!

It’s time for five favorites again. I had dreams of participating in Jen’s blog post a day for the whole week challenge. Those dreams collapsed, dear reader. They collapsed into my stomach flu and three days of twins with the shits, and then blew away on the arctic winds of polar vortex #3. So, I’ll … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Friday: I’m 30 Edition

7. Tuesday was my 30th birthday. I know, right. It’s a big one. It was a wonderful day in a lot of respects. I got to have breakfast with Atticus (and only Atticus). Our first meal alone in a few months. Glorious. In the afternoon Maggie and I headed to the best mall around for … Continue reading

Whatever Isn’t Love

I was crying again. Sitting in the semi-darkness, the only light coming from the muted TV. Rocking her, always rocking her. My little 3rd child, the one who smiled at me first. The one who cries and cries when not in arms. The one whose body relaxes as I ease her into the Ergo, heart … Continue reading

Five Favorites

1. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work I read a wonderful article yesterday by the author of this book, which led me to it. 7 secrets of a happy marriage. The book shares 12, but the article was merely a teaser. I LOVE it. Had to download the book on my kindle. So good. 2. This … Continue reading

Five Favorites

This week’s five favorites are courtesy of both my husbandand Santa Claus. 1. Fine Dining for the Homebody My wonderful (and terribly altruistic) husband, Atticus, gave me a Staub cast-iron dutch oven for Christmas. Friends, I have had my eye (perhaps even both eyes) on one of these for a long time. Since we’ll be … Continue reading

Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: 5 Years Later

On Friday we celebrated our fifth anniversary. It was somehow appropriate that this year, we spent it at home, with a man coming by to do routine maintenance on the furnace. We held babies, played with Maggie, folded laundry, and made bottles. It was, in a lot of ways, a completely ordinary day. Then, a … Continue reading

One Month Old

Someday I’ll have enough time to blog something other than baby pictures, but today is not that day. So here are some photos that my very talented friend Beth took of my sweet babies. They are so very sweet. They like to snuggle, and we love to snuggle with them. What do you think? Let … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Friday: Twins Update

7. I can’t believe we’ve been home for a full week already, and that Charlie and Mary Cate will be two weeks old on Monday. What I also really can’t believe is that earlier this week we had the coldest night we’ve had since February 2011, otherwise known as the last time we had a … Continue reading

The Feathered Nest

I had this post all ready on Sunday to post on Monday, and then, you know, the babies came. So it didn’t get published. But I wanted to share some photos of their super-cute twin nursery, and all the deets about the feathered nest. View of the room from the doorway Mary Cate’s crib Above … Continue reading

They’re Here! A Crazy Tale of Twin Birth

So. On December 2, 2013, our babies were born at 1:18 and 1:20 pm. It was completely unexpected and not gonna lie, overwhelming. Charles Joseph was born at 1:18 pm weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces and 19 inches long. Mary Catherine Theresa was born at 1:20 pm weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 inches … Continue reading