Utter confusion.

When I was a kid (and sometimes still today) I often wore a look of utter confusion. See what I mean? (I’m the confused-looking baby in the middle.) And, I’m afraid a certain someone inherited her mama’s famous look: Let’s just call it constant curiosity.

On finding rest.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. (Well, any post.) But lately I just haven’t had the energy. Career. Baby. Husband. House. Sometimes, even the blessings drain. This summer, weddings and weekends are happening. Church on Sundays? Well, not so much. And, I know. He’s the only one who can truly fill…

Half a year!

And six months happened just like that. This week we’re celebrating our little lady’s half birthday. She seems to be getting more fun every day. She thinks her daddy is the funniest person in the entire world, and quite honestly, I’m already fearing the things those two will scheme up together in coming years. Without further…

Summer 2012 bucket list.

I’ve always operated under the theory, “Work first, play later.” But, in the five months Annistyn’s been in my life, she’s taught me something else: Play comes first. Fold laundry or play with baby? Play. Wash dishes or play with baby? Play. Scrub toilets or play with baby? Definitely play. Play always wins. As a…

The kind of mom I hope to be.

People watching is one of my favorite activities. Last week, as I was waiting in line at the pharmacy, I spent some time watching a mom and her daughter. I’d guess the daughter was about three years old. When they left, the daughter’s eyes lit up as she sweetly asked, “Mommy, can we go through…

5 baby items we really didn’t need.

Now that we’ve been parents for nearly 16 weeks, we’re basically pros at this job. Kidding! But we certainly have had a chance to figure out what baby products are essential and what’s not so much. Here are five baby items we really could have lived without: 1. Bottle sterilizer. This was one of those last-minute, gotta-have-it…

Limited time.

I’m baaaack. To work, that is. Being Annistyn’s mommy is my absolute favorite job in the world. (Umm… how could it not be?!) But now that maternity leave is over, I must return to real life. As if adjusting to working motherhood isn’t enough, I decided to shake things up even more and start a…

Oh happy Saturday.

Even though I’m still on leave (for a little while, anyway!), weekends are precious. We love having a couple of carefree days with daddy. Today was an especially good Saturday. Anni-boo was a happy little gal, and the sun was shining brightly. March 10 and 48 degrees! In North Dakota, that’s a treat. These are…

Two months.

Wowza. Where has the time gone? No, really. Where?! Miss Annistyn turns two months old this week. Since she’s so mature and all, she told me she’d like to make her blogging debut as a guest blogger. Here’s an update from the wildly popular babe Annistyn herself. I’ll be two months old this week. Mommy…

Savoring the moment.

Sadly, today I realized that my maternity leave is already half over. Of course, that means I still have plenty of time to breathe in many more sweet moments with baby Annistyn, like catching this sleepy smile during early morning cuddle time with daddy. Appreciating the little things seems to make life move just a…