at home with framebridge

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hello friends! The seasons are rapidly changing here in the midwest and it is lovely beyond words. The leaves are suddenly glowing in vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange. They blow in the cool breeze and fall to the ground producing that oh-so-enticing crunch beneath our steps. With temps in the fifties almost every day, we have gathered our sweaters, stocking caps, scarves and boots for adventuring outside of the house. And inside we've stacked cozy knit blankets at every corner, strategically placed candles throughout each room and of course you can expect to find a pumpkin or two (or twelve) on every ledge, shelf and counter. It is F A L L. 

As we prepare our home for the cozy, autumn nights before us, beloved photographs and comforting artwork were at the top of our must have list. Admittedly I am not great at printing photos. As you can see from my Instagram there is no shortage of moments captured to go around, but while chasing after two kiddos, working full-time and keeping up with the household, taking the time to mindfully print photos and purchase frames always seems to fall by the wayside. Enter Framebridge.

the last sink bath

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hi guys!! For this post I have teamed up with Aveeno Baby as part of their #TinyMoments campaign, which I am so thrilled about. As a working mother of two, it truly is the tiny moments that I cherish the most and I have always been an advocate for sharing them. Bath time is one of those moments for me because it forces me to slow down and just enjoy my babies. I have to bathe them no matter how many dishes or piles of laundry are waiting for me elsewhere. And also because is there anything sweeter than a sudsy baby splashing in bubbles and the glorious scent that comes after? I don't think so!

everett's birth story

Friday, April 8, 2016

As if it were kismet, I went into labor naturally very early on the morning of my scheduled repeat cesarean. Everett was coming... and so was a blizzard. It was Monday, December 28th 2016.

I tossed and turned all night the night before, as I knew I would. 40 weeks pregnant tends to do that to a person, but my scheduled cesarean for 8am the next morning was contributing to my insomnia as well. At about 1am I started cramping, but chalked it up to nerves and tried to force myself back to sleep. By 2am I thought that I might get sick and again just thought that my nerves were just getting to me. It wasn't until nearly 3am that it dawned on me that these "cramps" were still coming and felt an awful lot like something familiar to me. Something my body was remembering from two years ago. These felt like contractions.

our kids (plural)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

two kiddos. it's been over two weeks since everett was born and it still feels odd to say kids, as in plural, KIDS. we have TWO CHILDREN. how did that happen?! okay, not how, but it amazes me how quickly everything evolves and changes. it seems like only months ago we became parents for the first time and now here we are, navigating the waters of toddlerhood and that newborn goodness all over again. it is thrilling and terrifying and exhausting and absolutely everything. watching lorelai with her baby brother brings me such joy. immeasurable joy. she kisses him, and checks on him, and asks for him right when she wakes up. she gives him his "binkie" and caresses his head while he drinks his "mama milk". she is so gentle around him and absolutely adores him. her face beams when she is around him. my heart is constantly growing and breaking and melting all at the same time.

everett milo

Thursday, January 14, 2016

on a snowy, wintry morning we welcomed our darling boy into our world and our hearts. we are in such awe of this little wonder and immensely grateful for our healthy, little family of four. 

everett milo was born on december 28th, 2015 at 8:42am weighing eight pounds and one ounce, and 21 inches long.

my mama heart is so full.
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