a little place I’d like to call…



no we are not moving into this house, although i sure can dream that we would (pretty please!). been spending more time on blogger for a good bit now and kinda finding it works better for us and is maybe a tad easier for this family-on-the-go. so with that, we have found our internet home and it’s not the least bit different, just added an “s.” haha! we welcome you into our home and sure do hope you’ll stay friends!


kangaroo care

i’ve been studying lactation for quite some time now in preparation for the exam and came across this sweet video on kangaroo care in malawi. we support kangaroo care at work, but to see it in a place with limited resources (i.e. no incubators) and using the mother as the heat source is truly amazing. it is so precious and amazing what the human body can do!

that’s a little lady right there!


our little lady turned 7 months this past week! i swear the first picture she looks like such a big girl there, goodness not ready for that. and the second… well… baby girl this is just the beginning, stage mom forever!

dear sweet clementine,

this month was quite a busy one! each day we see more and more of your sassy personality come out and it’s so fun to see. this month, you’ve matured into quite the eater still and are slowly but surely becoming interested in food beyond your delicious purees. you’ve started sitting up without any help and are playing on the ground. you sure do love your pup so much and constantly reach out for her to play with. we’ve started having you hand zoey cookies because you love to pet her so much and sometimes she’s not too interested, that is unless you have a cookie ;) although you tried eating the cookie this morning, ha! your babbling continues and has quite the high octaves lately..you love to be involved in every conversation (must of taken after papa there! ha!). you are starting to do some backward worm crawling but have not mastered the crawling yet (bless you because we haven’t baby proofed the best yet!). we love you so much sweet girl, and thanks for hanging in there while momma took your pictures!




friday..you’re cute

thank goodness it’s friday and no work this weekend! we’ve got some fun plans ahead – birthday parties and brunches..with maybe a little zoo action. what’s making this day so great also is that this momma got the part time position at work!! self high fives for everyone! super excited about it and spending more time with our little lady. however, it doesn’t start till beginning of february..but i think i can make it now with some light at the end of the tunnel!

we’d really love some snow here in DC soon, preferably a weekend momma is home :) clementine is not impressed by this warmer weather haha! this grumps makes me crack up every time and also reminds me of this.

hope you’re off to a great weekend friends!


happy holidays from us!

really loved our picture this year, even though zoey (the pup) would rather search for possums outside than participate! zoey did make the card of course. ha! found some really sweet and reasonable designs on shutterfly. here is a sneak peak of the holiday card for this year, coming to a mailbox near you :)

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.


gobble, gobble, go!

we did our first family race to kick start the thanksgiving holiday! im sure those that know us are not surprised that we did a running race on thanksgiving. it was a really sweet race where dogs and babies were welcome. we finished the race with some holiday coffee, heck yeah! spent the holiday with family and new family, fun, lots of love for little miss, and delicious food. hope you and your family had a nice holiday!





happy thanksgiving!

so thankful for my little sleeping beauties. my little family makes my heart so full and i am so thankful for them.

thankful..for our cozy house. for evenings with takeout and a movie in bed. for nighttime craziness and lots of splashes in the tub. for runs together (of course we signed up for a race today ha!). for helping each other out. for love because there is so much of it in this cozy place. for giggles and big belly laughs. for cuddles. for it all. i am thankful and so lucky.

happy thanksgiving to you and your family!


let’s hold hands

after a long intense period of ads from every corner of media (tv, phones, email,… you name it), it was determined last night who our next president will be come january. even if you didn’t vote for him, i hope that we as a nation can rally together for a brighter future. maybe i’m an optimist, but i hope and pray that the united states our daughter lives in becomes a better country each day. and that despite our differing political views, that we can hold hands together and work towards a common goal.

6 months to a little lady

happy (belated) 6 months to our favorite girl! i know we say this every month, but where does the time go? before long, we’ll be filling out applications for dance class and preschool. now we know how our parents feel :)

dear clementine,

we had quite an eventful month little miss! you’ve been growing by leaps and bounds, and are full of sass and spunk. you continue to love every type of food we offer you and get angry when we are either not feeding you fast enough or have decided you’ve had enough. we have a very good eater on our hands!

you continue to love your dinosaur sounds and roaring like a lion, mostly at random strangers ha! you babble and papa swears you say “momma,” of course i’m perfectly fine with that baby girl. your smiles melt our hearts and you giggle like a big girl all the time, it’s safe to say you are a very happy baby and we are so lucky to be your parents.

you are a rolling-phene! you roll and roll like a wiggle worm all over the place and we have to keep a sharp eye on you at all times. you’ve started doing push-ups (i’m pretty sure we should take after you on physical fitness lessons!) and backward worm crawls (hello early 90’s!). we are pretty sure it’s only a matter of time till you get the crawling down, which means papa and i really need to get on the baby-proofing immediately, yikes! you are also are starting to sit unassisted, but still topples quite a bit. so much change!

uncle chris, aunt kelly, nana and poppop have babysat you some and you are such a ham with them. you’re starting to recognize people and have less stranger danger with family. seeing you with uncle chris melts our hearts, you love giving him slobbery open mouth kisses (we will need to work on that ha!). we love you little lady and cannot wait to see you continue to grow up!





favorite holiday!


i’m pretty much love to celebrate almost any holiday, but especially halloween. i love all the little ones in their costumes, delicious candy, and the beginning a very fun holiday season! we luckily got out for a community halloween party over the weekend with costume parade, petting zoo, and shows. we had such a fun afternoon, it was kind of funny to reflect on how different but exciting life is just one year later ha! our little one is max from where the wild things are. here is  a preview of our sweet girl!