Thursday, August 2, 2012

Camping July 2012

A few weekends ago we headed to the Great Allegheny Passage to do some biking and camping with some of our friends.  We loaded up our bike trailers with our gear and biked a little over a mile to our {somewhat} remote campsite.  Lennon loved it!  We were worried about how he would sleep, but we brought a tent big enough to fit the pack n' play and he did just fine.  He thought the inside of the tent was a big bounce house and loved flopping around in there.  Even though a lot of it was grass, he got SO dirty - and loved it.  Our first camping trip with Lennon was a success and we're excited to do it again.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1

We did it.  We survived the 365 day crash-course of parenthood.  It's been hard, especially when we don't have a darn clue what we're doing.  But we're learning.  And loving every minute of it.
 I'm obsessed with him.  My thoughts, actions, dreams, meal-preparations, free-time, and nightmares are all centered around him.
 Every night at the dinner table we make noises at each other.  We squish our noses and sniff at each other.  We tilt our heads to the side and look at each other sideways.  We purposefully bonk our heads together and think it's funny.  Every. Single. Time.
I'm his mom.  And so proud of it.  If this year is any indication of how my life is going to be forever, I can't wait.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lately, in Photographs

For as long as I can remember, my dad would always tell me to take one picture a day.  I certainly haven't been doing that, but occasionally I remember that I have a camera and I dust it off.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Back in April, we had a photographer take some pictures of Morgan, Lennon, & Ali.  It was hard to choose, but these are some of my favorites:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fourth of July 2012

This was one of my favorite 4th of July's.  I ran on my treadmill in the morning, packed some lunches for the crew and we headed off to a lake.  I think this is my favorite place in PA.  We didn't see a single soul the entire time we were there.  It was just the four of us, enclosed in trees, a perfect breeze, and the subtle birds.

We came home, made a quick dessert, and headed off to a BBQ with friends.

 {Picture taken by Amanda}

{Picture taken by Amanda}

My friend pointed out how white trash we look and we totally do.  I love it. {Three of our friends' live in row homes, all right next door, so it's perfect for summer get-togethers.}

We ended the festivities at the park for some fireworks for the kids.

Friday, July 6, 2012

City Lights

Some friends and I drove up to Mount Washington to get some pictures of the city. I know I've posted pictures that look identical to this before, but I don't think it'll ever get old taking pictures of this quirky city.  I'm so proud to call it home.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Random Thoughts

I can't believe I haven't posted since Lennon had hives. What a terrible sight to see when I came to the blog to update.

I ran 3.5 miles the other day, which is the furthest I've ever ran.

I've been teaching myself to crochet and I'm worried that I'm not going to have any new and exciting hobbies when I'm 80.

We have almost exactly a year left in Pittsburgh. From here on out, everything is our "last".

My new favorite treat is whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas on top.

Three families in our ward have had a boy, and then twin girls. I'm at high risk.

I'm in the middle of reading "Spiritual Lightening". I dare say this might be my favorite religious book and it just keeps getting better.

Allergies are the worst.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Fortunately, they didn't seem to itch or bother him too much.  We aren't sure if he is allergic to a certain food or anti-biotic, or if it was a viral infection but I hope he doesn't get it again.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

6 Months

This crazy kid is half a year!  I'm glad I get to spend my days with him.

In the Kitchen


Chocolate Marshmallow Brownie Cookies

Lemon Curd Braid

Authentic Belgian Waffles - {Recipe on back of Lars Pearl Sugar}

No Bake Energy Bites

Just okay:

Samoa Bars - I was really disappointed.  Tannon loved them, though.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


It feels good to do hard things.

I really don't like clothes shopping.

This is currently my favorite cookbook.

I am so far behind on reading blogs.  I don't think I will ever catch up.

I think I need to find a better routine in my day, rather than just doing what I want, when I want.

I have the best husband.

Our friend let us borrow one of these and Lennon is so cute in it.  A baby must-have.

The Beach Boys music will never get old.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

how being a mom has changed me

i like the smell of baby puke

80% of my day involves me singing

i find burps to be hysterical

even just one smile makes my day

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Recap

Ate a cherry

Became a mom

Gained nearly 50 pounds

Taught myself to crochet

Stopped working

Went on a zipline

Became an aunt of 2 on Tannon's side {through adoption}

Visited Boston

Discovered Trader Joes

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