Happy New Year

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My mind can not wrap around how different life is from this day last year. It was a year ago yesterday that we found out we were pregnant with Kaitlan. Pregnancy is a long process, but when you think about the fact that we’re here a year later with a complete and thriving little person. […]



Friday Link-up and Loving Lately

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I swear I am the biggest failed blogger. These weeks, they go SO FREAKING FAST. And it’s really not like there is something monumental happening every day, but every day is a little different, you know? My blog would be epically boring if I was a daily blogger, but there is definitely enough that I […]



10-11-2014 Heartland Park Topeka HPDE3/4

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This past weekend I attended The National Auto Sport Association season closer at Heartland Park Topeka! This would be my 4th event of the year, and considering everything that has gone on in my life in 2014, that is pretty damn good! This was my first time to Heartland Park Topeka. I left Friday around […]



Kaitlan’s Birth Story (My Hypnobabies Birth)

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I’ve read dozens of birth stories on blogs over the years and always wondered what mine would be, given the opportunity to become pregnant and deliver a child. I typed the whole thing out to my aunt and was surprised how short it was despite how long it was in duration. Maybe I’m just concise, […]



Our Kaitlan Marie

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We are excited to announce that Kaitlan Marie joined our little zoo of a family on Sunday, August 17. She was 6 pounds 3.9 ounces and 18 inches long, with a head of soft blonde hair. She’s eating like a champ (cluster feeding is no joke!) and is growing a nice double chin and soft arms I […]



6-21-2014 Hallett Motor Racing Circuit – NASA HPDE3/4

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So this post is about a month late, but I was waiting for the photos from the on site photographer to do a recap. Now that I have those, lets talk about Hallett Motor Racing Circuit! So I made the 7 hour trek to Hallett Motor Racing Circuit to run with the National Auto Sport […]



Catch-up Weekend

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I’m tempted to call the past two weeks “the lost weeks.” Between the storm damage and then getting the worst cold I’ve had in two years, it’s caused almost complete standstill life. State Farm ended up denying our appeals, so we’re paying for our roof damage out-of-pocket and switching companies. At this point I wish I could […]



4-26-2014 Mid America Motorplex NASA

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Coverage from the weekend elsewhere on the web: Videos from the cockpit Photos by John Hiatt I even made the NASA Central Feature Driver Profile! Another familiar sight and another track weekend! This time we were headed to one of the further tracks that we go to: Mid America Motorplex in Pacific Junction, IA (20 […]



3-29-2014 Gateway Motorsports Park NASA HPDE

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Coverage from the weekend elsewhere on the web: All videos of laps from the weekend  Photos from the weekend! FINALLY! After a very, very long winter it is finally here: my first track weekend of 2014! The opening weekend just happened to take place at Gateway Motorsports Park in Collinsville, IL. I am very familiar […]



17 Weeks Pregnant: “Nesting”

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Week 17 was insanely busy. Neil’s first race of the season always sets off a slew of different activities for us, and the things that have to be done each night in order to drive away from the house on Friday evening feeling prepared is daunting, especially when the spring weather doesn’t want to cooperate. […]