happy birthday!

It is a brand new day and I am so happy and thankful to be able to celebrate with my love! Happy birthday to the most wonderful husband, father and best friend a girl could ever have! Looking forward to so many more birthdays together. Tonight will be a night to remember… laughs, drinks, good times and lots of love!


finally… I can breathe


In exactly two hours my hubs will be getting off a plane from his trip to Alaska and I will finally be able to breathe! Every time he leaves town (which is every couple of weeks for a couple of weeks), I immediately start counting down the days of when he’ll return. It’s not that I don’t love all the amazing solo time I get to spend with the kids, but the fact is simply that I miss my guy! Ten years later and he still makes me laugh til it hurts, he makes me smile every time he walks into a room and I miss our early morning talks, sipping coffee on the front porch (I technically call it a stoop).

So tomorrow night we’ll be sipping wine, telling jokes, catching up and sitting close. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend and spend time with those you love!

I see him in your eyes

You’ll never know him, hear is voice or feel his touch, but it’s moments like these when I catch a glimpse of him. When you sit with a silently melancholy look in your eyes, that sweet little smile when you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing, that bigger than life laugh or the way you wrap your arms so tightly around my neck… that’s when I see him, I hear him, I feel him and I am reminded of how special he was and how special you are. I’m so thankful for you my little man for all that you have given me.

my little love… thank you

Shirt: Tea Collection, Shorts: Gap, Toy: WowToys

There are days, like today, when I feel beaten and ready to toss my hat into the ring! When my dog listens and behaves better than the kids do, when no matter how hard I try the kids just make it harder and I feel the self-pity start to wash over me. With a husband that travels and works all the time I have become a de facto single mom and it’s brutal. Not to say that my kids aren’t wonderful, loving and everything I ever dreamed of, but sometimes you just need a wing-man. I love my husband so much and I could never work the crazy schedule he has, and I am so thankful for all he does for our little family!

OK… I’m done wallowing in my own pity! I have so much respect for single parents who do this on there own day in and day out! Little moments of peace and tranquility really do pop up throughout the day and I’m so in love with my little man who is always quiet and chill just when mommy needs it. It’s like he knows!

Hoping you have a wonderful, happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!


As funny as it is to “shhhshhh” my husband and constantly poke, hit and shake him while he’s snoring… It’s starting to annoy me.

My Question: Does anyone have any good tips on how to stop his snoring? (I’ll also accept any ideas on funny and torturous things I can do to him while he snores).