The Day We’ve Been Waiting For

gender reveal, pregnant

We’re pregnant. Words I’ve been dying to say for so long now. Words that so many times I wondered, will I ever get to say that? But sure enough, it happened. Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, perseverance beyond anything I ever imagined, and prayers upon prayers upon prayers, here we are. Pregnant, 14 weeks to be exact. And we are having a little baby girl. To say we are thrilled doesn’t really even begin to explain it. But...

Body Image: The Art of Loving Yourself

budoir body image

I’ve gone back and forth about this “body image” post for a while. I haven’t written a ton lately, partly I think, because this is what has been on my heart, but I’ve been nervous to share about it. Ever since the romper post and reading all the comments, it’s really been weighing on me, though. Hearing the way we break down our bodies and decide what categories they fall into. And what we think we can and cannot wear...

Thailand: Our Diving, Birthday, Beach, City, Rainforest Adventure

khao sok longboat tour

Before turning 30, I thought it was this huge deal. I wanted to just ignore it and move on with life. Now that 31 is here, I look back with my increased wisdom time on earth and laugh. For my birthday, I wanted to be out of the country on some adventure, to minimize the blow of this birthday milestone. After lots of brainstorming we decided on Thailand. I’ve never been to that part of the world and it was so intriguing...

Office redo! Spoiler alert: It’s also a guest room

office decor

This update to our cute little town home took me a lot longer than I’d like to admit. As in, I think it was almost two years after moving in that it was finally finished. Up above you’ll see the before shot. They used the room as a guest room only and it worked. But I love that wall full of windows and knew it would be an great space for an office with all that natural light. We had already painted the...

Does the easter bunny make a stop at the hospital?

hospital at easter

This year I spent Easter at the hospital. (At work, not admitted!) I just finished a nice little three day stretch over the weekend and now I’m in recovery mode. It’s really crazy how just three shifts can knock you on your butt! During those three days I feel like I disappear from the rest of the world for a little while. Life becomes sleep, eat, work, sleep again. This gets me a little bummed when work falls around holidays because it’s like...

Confession: I can’t say no to a cute romper

lululemon romper

You guys, lululemon has a romper this spring. Naturally, I love it. For anyone who knows my “style”, you know I love a good romper. Something about the one piece, top and shorts combo get’s me every time. I may not be able to use the restroom without a little bathroom awkwardness, but it’s worth it. I can hear some of you now, “my torso is way too long for rompers”. Well, thankfully I have zero torso so for that...

7 Lessons I’ve learned through our journey of infertility

lessons on infertility

Since opening up about our journey through infertility, so far. I’ve had so many sweet texts and messages from women experiencing the same thing. Some of you are at the beginning of your journey and a few of you even shared that you’ve made it out to the other side and are pregnant! These stories are so incredibly encouraging to me. It shows me I am not alone, WE are not alone. I’ve gotten a few questions from you as well...

The adventure that was our second IUI

second IUI

Our second IUI (intrauterine insemination) was a bit of an adventure. I was definitely feeling pretty dramatic about it at the time. Now that some time has gone by and we’ve moved on to the next one, I can laugh about it (kind of). For those of you who live in Seattle, maybe you remember that day a couple of months ago that the city basically shut down. I5 was closed because due to an accident and then a freak ice/snow storm...

Deja Vu: My Art of Being Alone

the art of being alone

Today feels all too familiar. I just got home from dropping Nate off at the airport. He’s headed to Maryland to start training for his new job. And I’m staying back in Seattle, alone. I might be a little rusty on how to do life alone, but I think it will come back quick. The dogs and I used to be pros. For the first half of our relationship, Nate was still on active duty. He was deployed for at...

Palm Springs: Finding life and a little vitamin D in the desert!

palm springs, ace hotel

When it’s been raining in Seattle for six months straight, and you and two friends all have a birthday within one month…you plan a trip to Palm Springs! A couple of months ago a good friend, Sheena sent a text out a text saying something along the lines of “I NEED SUN, let’s go somewhere” (that might be paraphrased.) A week later Sheena, myself, and another friend Des had our trip booked to sunny Palm Springs. It was still three months...