It Always Feels Like This

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It feels amazing when they first arrive.  The room is filled with calm and happiness after months of anticipation.  THEY’RE FINALLY HERE!!  The Scottish is not an overly expressive man, but there is something extra joyful about him when his parents are around.  It’s super cute. I feel really lucky that my in-laws are such great people and fantastic grandparents.  They stayed with us for two weeks and spent much of it playing and laughing with The Wee One.  After some slight hesitation Read more […]

The Wee One: Ten Months

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Well, he did it.  The Wee One is officially crawling!!  🙂  For whatever reason he took the plunge right after Daddy left for work on Friday May 8th. After it happened once I quickly grabbed my phone to capture it on video.  (Please excuse my proud mom gushing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_aoFuvEvs&feature=youtu.be His coordination was shaky at first but now he is a man with a mission.  His favorite things to touch are the sharp grates and the blinds (of course).  And if Read more […]

The Scottish Are Coming, The Scottish Are Coming!

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My Mother-in-law and Father-in-law or as we now call them on the blog, Grandpa and Grandma Scottish are coming to Minnesota for a two-week visit!!  YAY!!  We are beyond excited.  The Scottish is taking days off from work and this guy can’t wait to see his other set of grandparents. Geez, he looks SO grown up sometimes!  I think I’ll call that his salmon shirt, just like Ross on Friends.  🙂 My in-laws want to spend the majority of their time playing with The Wee One, taking him Read more […]

The New Royal Baby is Hurting My Ovaries

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the newest royal baby was born on May 2nd to Prince William and Princess Kate aka The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  They had a girl named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana!! But you can also refer to her with the official title of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge if you feel so inclined. Man, they’re a gorgeous couple. OK enough royal family fawning.  The real point of this post is that the new little princess is giving me terrible baby Read more […]

SURPRISE! The Sister Turns 30… EARLY

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This past Saturday after weeks of planning and lot of LIES, we managed to surprise The Sister with a lunchtime birthday party. IT WAS AWESOME.  SHE HAD NO IDEA. The Sister thought she was coming to our house for a wedding-related luncheon hosted by The Tape for her bridesmaids, but it was really her surprise 30th birthday party almost two weeks early.  I believe the key to a great surprise is a solid cover story and a completely random date.  It worked for us!  The BIL was sooo Read more […]

An Unexpected Blessing

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I’m happy to report there has been a recent addition to our family… a new-to-us car!!  🙂  🙂 I’ve shared before on DH how we moved my Grandpa F into a memory care facility a little before Christmas in 2013.  For obvious reasons, he does not drive.  Grandma J has decided (for a variety of reasons) that she does not want to drive anymore and therefore will not be needing their car either.  It was suggested that we take their car (which is in great condition btw) because we could really Read more […]