Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sometimes I get sucked into the beautiful profiles of Instagram. Do you know what I am talking about? The one's where the mother seems to have it all together, and nothing ever goes wrong. Where there is no hint of mess or disorder. It can get you down when you are facing 4 loads of laundry and a baby with cottage cheese in his hair. Just in case you thought my life was not a total mess (which I am pretty sure I have never hid from you) I thought I would share some little confessions.

1. Unless you give me a 20 minute warning that you are coming over, you are going to have to walk through the cheerio minefield in my living room. (If you do give me a heads up, I still can't make any promises.) I vacuum up the cheerios every single day, but it never fails that they end up all over.

2. For every sweet #rowanweekbyweek picture that I posted, there are 20 more on my phone that include tears, poop, or squirming...or all three.

3. For 8 solid months I put Rowan in his crib with absolute certainty that he was going to sleep all night! SPOILER ALERT...I was never right!

4. When I was little, my aunt snapped my leg in a onesie, but I don't think I can give her a hard time anymore...if I was half as squirmy as my son, I totally see how it happened.

5. The other day I went to change Rowan's diaper and there were none in the diaper bag. I guess it is okay, you learn from your mistakes, right? Wrong, it has happened again since then! Other things that have been missing from the diaper bag when I really need them? Wipes. Pacifier. Probably any other diaper bag essential. Things that you will more than likely ALWAYS find in the diaper bag. Random receipts. A pair of sunglasses. Used Kleenex (used by Rowan). For those of you who tell me I am so organized...HA!

6. There have been days lately that I have consumed more coffee than food.

7. Even though I picked out some really cute bath toys for the little man, he would much rather fight me for a now we just use two per bath time. I mean, who ever minded a little extra laundry.

I hope you enjoyed these!

Rowan's Lumberjack Bash

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Have I told you that our baby turned one?! Where did time go?

We celebrated his birthday with a lumberjack bash...complete with a flapjack bar. Since Dane and I have been married, we have always had pancakes on our birthday. So, we thought it would be fun to do pancakes instead of traditional birthday cake. We had a variety of fruit and other pancake toppings for guests, and Rowan had his very own "lumberjack stack" to dig into. 

We decorated the party with these cute lumberjack prints that I found on Etsy, evergreen accents, and lots of buffalo plaid. We even diffused Northern Lights Black Spruce and Pine, so it would smell like a lumberjack forest. Okay, I don't know if that is really a thing, but it smelled really good.

Rowan was showered in love and attention, that is for sure. He had a blast chasing his friends around, and we enjoyed visiting with everyone who came out to help us celebrate. 

Thank you all for a year of advice and encouragement! We love you! 

Happy 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

I hope you all had a happy and safe new year, and a productive #firstmonday. I rang in the new year with a few friends, a necessary nap at 10:00 PM, and kisses from my two favorite fellas (yes, the littlest one was still awake!)

2015 was the best year yet! We spent most of the year navigating the waters of parenting and changing stinky diapers. However, we also made new friends and had some new if parenting weren't an adventure...HA!

I am so excited to see what 2016 has in store. This is going to be a year like no other, and the first (and seemingly biggest) change of the new year is just days away. It is going to be a year of adventure and possibilities, of taking chances and following my heart! I can't say how the year is going to end, but I am sure that it is going to be great! For now, I am just going to put my trust in the Lord and enjoy this crazy ride we get to call life!