a little place I’d like to call…

home.

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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!

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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!

xo

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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 :)

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xo

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!

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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!

xo

30 days of thanksgiving

on instagram ive been participating in the 30 days of thanksgiving. it’s basically posting pictures and notes of what your thankful for and reflecting on good things as the holiday season starts. you can find me on the side link for instagram but i thought id share this picture. it was taken last fall after a nice hike down near blacksburg at a local favorite. i haven’t seen husband without a beard in almost a year and we look so young (and maybe less tired too haha!)! it’s such a sweet picture and so fun to see how much has changed. im so thankful husband and i share a love for the outdoors and that we’ve made such great memories exploring together (and for what i hope is exploring to come with our little miss too). what are you thankful for?

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really? really?

these two pictures just make me laugh. i’m sure some won’t agree but maybe it’s my momma brain or long shifts at work but i can’t help giggle when i see these.

is that santa claus? or the beared lady? or just our early riser :)

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i dont know where urban outfitters found this pup or costume, but it is incredible. i can imagine our pup would also be as happy dressing up for halloween. costume idea for zoey?

it’s official

it is officially declared a weather emergency. looks like this momma will be staying with the nicu babies at the hospital, for how long who knows at this point. praying that all my friends, family, and beyond are safe. hoping i hear from husband with some pictures and love notes because my little heart is having such a hard time with this. i know it’s for the best and for safety, but as a momma you can’t help but want to be with your little ones. hug your little ones and family a bit more, and i’ll hug and love my patients a bit more today too.

 

xo,

momma ochse

hurricane sandy in the city

the east coast is preparing for hurricane sandy and she should make her debut any hour now. husband is preparing for the hurricane at home with the little ones. he apparently is well prepared for the natural disaster if it affects the inside of our apartment and he can quickly go somewhere on foot! ha!

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husband and little miss also went out to get some ice before the brunt of the storm visits us. he was not sure how to best make her waterproof and sent me this as the best he could find. where is our little one? haha! i couldn’t help but cry laughing at this picture and it was a much needed photo as i’m most likely stuck at work for an unknown amount of time. i’m trying to stay positive and pray that my family and everyone is safe, but i sure do wish i was home with my family. say some extra positive thoughts for this momma because i sure am having a hard time! especially since i’ve been working the past 4 out of 5 days and this was supposed to be my day to go home!

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dear santa!

i’m so ready for the season of stocking up for the holidays. i have always enjoyed a good DIY, thrifting, etsy fun previously but this year with a new little one, work, house, and studying for lactation courses (did i tell you? as a bedside nurse, i’m afraid i’ll miss way too many weekend fun things and holidays with my family and i’m not sure my little heart can take it.) it’s going to be a bit of a squeeze to get it all in with the holidays and present prepping. so with that said, i suppose i will need to start now with ideas.

some things i’m thinking for little miss: a sweet little walker for her, some pretty little bows for that bald, beautiful head; and some vintage blocks.

for my main squeeze: zulilly had this great sale with college campus architectural blue prints, but blast i missed it. when you see this you think of my man and oh boy am i purchasing it. was also thinking of this sweater, i mean the guy would be so handsome in it, right?

and last but certainly no least, the pup: some delicious treats and tennis balls. the dog would be happy with a box of toilet paper, but i figure let’s go a little crazy for our first child. ha!