Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

I have a confession to make. There’s an entire side of my family that I don’t really speak with. Naturally, there’s the pleasantries and small talk at funerals and the occasional wedding; but there’s not a relationship there except one formed by blood. It was Continue Reading…

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: We Ate at a Restaurant!

Daddy and Baby Jo at restaurant

What’s the big deal, you say? It’s just a restaurant, you say?

This is the first time we have ever taken the kids to a restaurant! Of course, we’ve dined at fast casual establishments like your Chipotle or your Noodles & Company. But a real Continue Reading…

Family of Four

Family of Four #LittleMamaJama

I unwrapped Baby Jo’s new toothbrush and slid it into the last open space in our toothbrush holder. There it was, a full toothbrush holder. Four toothbrushes. Something so simple, but it brought tears to my eyes. We have a family of four.

The Continue Reading…

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Sledding with Papa

My parents recently moved just ten minutes away from us (from two hours away!) and the kids and I are so happy they did. One of the things that I’ve learned in the past six months is that it really does take a village to raise a child with special needs. Continue Reading…

The Novotnys Meet Santa!

C really didn’t care about Santa Claus last year, but this year he’s been walking around saying, “Santa, Santa, ho ho ho!” It’s pretty cute. When Hubster mentioned that Santa would be on campus this weekend, I knew we had to make a trip to meet Continue Reading…

Do You Think There’s a Resemblance?

My parents have been telling me for a while that looking at Baby Jo is like looking at me all over again. I finally got a chance to dig through my old baby pictures. I found some good ones and put together a collage. What do you think – do we look alike? Continue Reading…

Flashback Friday: Fall Pictures

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I’m lucky to live in the midwest, where we get to enjoy the beauty of leaves changing colors and cooler weather. Football season, hot cocoa, pumpkin farms, jogging with leaves falling around me. I love it.

Here are some of my favorite Continue Reading…

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: This and That

I feel like it’s been a while since I did a (Kinda) Wordless Wednesday post, so I decided to do it up big today with three pictures. ;)

walking to parking lot

I love watching these three together. We were headed to our car to run some errands and I lagged behind to capture Continue Reading…

Our Apartment is Starting to Feel Like a Home

It’s not like we’ve lived here for over a year or anything…

Oops! Well, I had been lusting over those amazing canvas prints that are always advertised all over the internet. Obviously I wasn’t going to let anyone take my picture while I was ginormously Continue Reading…

So There Was This Guy and This Girl, and They Fell in Love…

Do you ever look through your old pictures on Facebook? I was doing that tonight and came across some pictures of Hubster and me that made me feel all kinds of sentimental. So I thought I’d share some of them with you and tell you how we met, because in the past three years Continue Reading…

C and Mama’s Day Out

Our little C-man has been having so many doctors appointments and hospital visits this month that I wanted to give him some special fun time. My plan was to take him to the train museum, but I was a little concerned that he wouldn’t be into it.

Me: “C, you need to get dressed Continue Reading…

My Surprise Birthday Weekend!

So, uh, remember that time at the end of June when I had a birthday? I forgot to write about the awesome weekend that Hubster and I had!

lake

Do you ever get into a rut, where you’re so focused on the responsibilities in life that you don’t take the time to have some Continue Reading…