Why Is It The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

Sometimes I think I’m the only girl out there who isn’t obsessed with Christmas. I have one decoration up(a wreath our realtor drops off every year) and I have yet to blast any christmas music or watch any of the classic Christmas movies. It’s not because I’m the grinch, it’s not


It’s that time of the year again, where your Facebook is filled with #thirythanks and everyone feels so HASHTAG BLESSED. You know kids, in my day, it was just called the pound sign, but now I’m dating myself. For the record, I have no problem with people being thankful. I just

Family Dinner Family Nightmare

  Note: Don’t bother reading if you have a weak stomach. This post is filled with all kinds of grossness. October 1, 2011 Dan and I, my brother Jon and his fiance Joy thought it would be fun to go over my parents house for a nice family dinner. Little did we know about 40

What Are The Odds?

For the average, healthy couple trying to conceive, they have about a 25% chance every month. Those odds are actually pretty good considering most couples get pregnant within a year of trying.  Yet somehow it seems like those in the absolute worst situations, who don’t want to be

30 Is The New Black

On the day before my 30th birthday, I went  through the drive-thru of McDonalds and ordered a small diet coke feelin’ pretty confident about the fact that I was about to leave my twenties behind and enter a new decade. “30 is the new black,” I kept repeating to myself trying to

Counting Sheep

Everyone loves newly born farm animals, am I right? If you don’t, maybe you should see a Dr. for that and he can write you a script for your black soul and cold heart. The rest of us will be here, fangirling over wobbly legged newborn lambs.

Lest I Forget

“Maybe you’re pregnant,” she said to me. I said, “I hope not.” Then I remembered. I tried to backtrack, “I mean, It would be a total blessing if I were. I know Nathan is only a few months old, and I’m not sleeping, and I haven’t showered in three days, and I can’t remember

May Cause Trauma, Injury And Other Bodily Harm

Have you ever felt like something wasn’t quite right in your life? Like something was missing, or incomplete? I was feeling that way, but I didn’t know what it was. I mean, life was good. A loving husband. A baby that lights up my life. A farm that was coming together. Even my

Every Year Can Be YOUR Year

“This is gonna be MY year!” Have you ever rolled out of bed on January 1st, shook the confetti out of your hair and said that? Only to have second thoughts when the toast you burned for breakfast slid off your plate and fell topping side down.

Said The Little Lamb To The Shepherd Boy

My calendar still says August. And I think that says a lot about who I am as a person. It might also explain why I finally thought I got my act together after almost 8 years of marriage and sent out our very first Christmas card this year and then promptly ran out of them. As I