Saturday, September 26, 2015


It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since my mom left this life.

At this time of year I always pull out 'Motherless Daughters' by Hope Edelman
and read through some pages.

For the first time I read the chapter about when a motherless daughter becomes a mother for the first time.
Having a baby has brought a lot of emotions so it was interesting to read this chapter for the first time.

I am so thankful that Hunter got to spend time with my mom before he came to this earth. 
And I hope she's playing with and teaching our future children.
As much as I long to have her here,
for me and for Hunter,
I am thankful that we will all get to be together again someday.

"Motherless daughters often say they feel whole again when they have a child of their own. They say the type of intimacy they lost when their first mother-child bond broke returns when they reenter the relationship from the other side. And they say becoming a mother allows them to reconnect with their mothers, and in doing so regain a small part of the original mother-daughter relationship.

Pregnancy and the postpartum period can be bittersweet times for the motherless daughter, who feels closer to her mother as she becomes one but also feels an intense sadness as she confronts her loss again. As a milestone event in a woman's life, childbirth - particularly with the first child - commonly triggers a new cycle of morning for the lost mother, involving intense feelings of grief, sadness, anger, or despair. The woman mourns not only the loss of her mother's advice and support but also the loss of a grandmother for her child. As a mother to be, she also looks at her mother through the eyes of perspective mother. When she sees her as a woman with children, a woman very much like the woman she will soon be, she can understand more fully what her mother lost. Instead of morning exclusively as a daughter, she mourns as a mother as well."

Monday, September 21, 2015


We went to the cabin for a short weekend getaway.
I wish we had more time to go more often and stay longer.

We just relaxed at the cabin and had a fun time!
Hunter had the time of his life having lots of room to roam around 
and new things to explore.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

fire safety

The fire station had a fire safety event on Friday night
so we walked over to check it out.

We saw a helicopter take flight, a burn test, ate cookie and sat in a fire truck.
It was a fun little activity.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Studio 5

I lucked out and got tickets to the Season 10 Launch party for Studio 5.
It was a fun morning yesterday.

The show airs on Monday at 11am.

It was a blessing in disguise that I got tickets.
I needed a little time to myself and it was just perfect.
I love my little Hunter bug more than anything,
but it's been a long week!

We are pretty much famous now.

Monday, September 7, 2015

elephant rock

We went up to elephant rock Friday night with some friends.
Truth: we didn't make it all the way to elephant rock.
But we had a good time anyway!

The leaves are just barely starting to change.
I can't wait for fall!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

six months

20 pounds
sits up by himself
mastering the sippy cup
scoots all over
almost crawling
sings and chatters all day long
loves books
cut his first tooth
still melting our hearts every day

Friday, September 4, 2015

donut falls

We went and hiked Donut Falls last weekend and had a great time!
The weather was really nice but I am ready for some cooler temps.

It was fun to show Hunter the water and see his joy when playing in it.
I love how curious he is about life and I love watching him take it all in.