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Happy Father’s Day


I am so fortunate to have a dad who has always been there for me. He has a gentle heart, warm hands, and the best laugh.

When he got to go from dad to YaYa, it’s amazing to see my boys share his love as well.

I married an amazing man who gets to be dad to two boys. Their relationship is special and is ever growing and changing as our boys grow and mature. It makes my heart proud to see them together.

Happy Father’s day to all the dad’s out there!

Peter’s birthday


My beautiful baby, who has taken his sweet time in everything (even right from the start)… who had always marched to his own beat… who has finished everything with flair… who has always striven to please… who has loved (and cried) with his whole heart… is 10 years old today.

My heart is somehow bursting and breaking all at once. It’s hard to believe 10 years can go so quickly. It feels like just a blink ago that we were bringing this little being home, terrified at the unknown. There were plenty of long nights that I wished time would just go faster. I’m sad that the little chubby cheeks are gone though. He’s starting to become independent and will soon be too cool for his mom. But in that same breathe, I realize how amazing he has become. I can’t wait to see what adventures await this brave, smart, and bold boy. I’m confident he will make his mark on this world and am so proud to help mold and foster him as he grows.

Happy birthday to my sweet Peter Stanley!

I forgot…


One big symptom of MS is brain fog. You know when you walk into a room and can’t remember why? That sums me up on a daily basis. That word that just on the tip of your tongue? It might as well be in China some days. If I told you I was going to do something and I haven’t, I don’t get offended when you ask again. I know I forget, it’s not a secret. Just like the fact that I was going to post daily this month and already forgot the second day. That sums up a huge part of my life, I forgot.

Speaking of other things I forgot – Here are just a few photos I meant to post on here

It’s a big day around here



My little baby is 8 today!


It was like yesterday that my water broke in the middle of the night


I was panicked because it was going to be real


Little did I know that he would take his sweet time actually getting here

Last Day of Preschool

He came out with a bang and hasn’t slowed down since


He’s grown into a sweet boy with his giant heart on his sleeve


And a joke in his pocket




Happy Birthday!

The Fam


I realized I haven’t updated things in awhile.


Things have been busy but good.


Dustin got the fun opportunity to travel for work… all the way to Iowa and Illinois. What it meant was that he got to work long days while we attempted to hold down the fort.


It made me all the more grateful that we have each other and are a team.


I have been doing well with my trial. I get to do a phone interview every couple of weeks to make sure I haven’t tipped over yet. Every couple of times for those, includes going in for blood work. I also throw in a quick physical and vaccines as well. I don’t get another round of actual meds until July.


Other than the giant welt and itchy red spot from the last round of vaccines, things have been rolling in the right direction.


Thing One is finishing up second grade. While he has excelled and learned so much, he still complains about going every morning. He takes longer to complain about the work, than to actually do his homework. He will just choose to read though, and will loudly proclaim that he loves science.


He performed with the entire second grade to sing songs for parents. He was so nervous about messing up. It was sweet how big he smiled when he saw us sitting in the audience though. I may have a musical kid yet.


He is still going strong with Cub Scouts. He just earned his wolf badge and will graduate to a bear in June. He looks so handsome in his outfit.


Thing Two is finally stretching out and has grown multiple inches.


He’s so excited that he’ll get to go to kindergarten in the fall. He’ll get to go to the same school as his big brother. For now, he’s loving preschool and looking forward to summer fun.


This summer both boys will be at work with me. They’ll get to go on field trips together too. I’m excited to have them able to bond and be big kids together.


We’ve been able to get to the cabin as a family for a few weekends now.


It’s awesome to see the boys so independent and free.


Basically, we have been very busy but happy together.