Ever need an Internet hiatus?

So last week…was nuts. If you watch the news at all, you probably heard about the events that unfolded at Mizzou (where we live). If you haven’t, here’s the best, most balanced summary I’ve been able to come across. Suffice to say, the whole situation invokes a range of emotions and I find myself quite […]

First-ish Halloween

Since Kaitlan was but a wee Beeb last year on Halloween, this really felt like her first Halloween. We kept everything really simple, but still managed to have a lot of fun! While we hoped she’d be big enough to fit into a few costumes my mom saved from my childhood, we improvised at the […]

Minnesota State Fair 2015

Beeb added three new states and had her first day at the Minnesota State Fair a few weekends back. It was such a fun, easy trip, and it was soooo good to be back in my home state. We arrived on Friday, had lunch with my Aunt and hit Woodbury Days with my cousin that […]

Beeb’s Birthday Party

Just a little photo dump to share some of the photos from Kaitlan’s first birthday. I think she had a lot of fun being the center of attention, but she definitely crashed hard when second naptime came around — unfortunately it was during cake. She ate a little bit, but we knew she wasn’t going […]

1 year ago

Kaitlan is just about a year old! 1 year ago today I had my first contraction. I was walking back to work after having lunch with Neil downtown. I’m not sappy about it or anything, but I’ll probably be reliving it a bit throughout the weekend. Some days I feel like it was eons ago, […]

Ahhh Friday

Happy Friday! Neil went on call this morning, and we have a busy weekend planned, but that doesn’t stop Friday from still feeling like the promised land. Since we were on vacation last week, this week has been a game of catch-up and we actually got quite a bit done. We’ve got freelance going for […]

Belated Fourth

Some belated pictures from our Fourth of July weekend. We ended up kind of inviting ourselves to a BBQ, and had a lot of fun catching up with friends and enjoying the weather, which was perfect. Kaitlan didn’t last too long into the fireworks — a combination of fear from the noise and being close to […]

Weekend Splash

Kaitlan completed her first swim lessons session over the weekend! She got a little grade card and everything. While she isn’t a fish quite yet, I think she would have easily been voted “most calm in the water.” She’s the picture of aquatic tranquility. The little girl next to her was in love with the water, […]

Weekend Peek

A few pictures from our weekend. Neil was off racing in Oklahoma and Kaitlan and I were holding down the fort at home. I had hoped to piggyback of Neil’s solo weekend while I was at Regionals and get out a bunch with the stroller, but we were hampered by weather. When it wasn’t raining, […]

Flying Solo

This was my first official weekend flying solo with Beeb. To date, neither of us have ventured out for more than a few hours without the other and the baby in tow, and frankly, we haven’t done much of that either. We also haven’t hired a babysitter or had a date night since November. New […]