Beth from Ohio

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December illness…boo

Hello from both of us! It seems like winter has arrived! Are you a cold or warm weather person? We’re both summer gals for sure :) My girl has been under the weather since Wednesday, but hoping things are on the upswing. We’ve continued to craft—coloring, painting, making ornaments. Of course I got roped into buying a wooden snowflake painting kit during a trip to the store to buy medicine! And a squishmallow during the trip before that Read more »

Movies, Mandalas, and Mani’s, oh my!

Hey there! How has your week been going? I hope you are staying healthy! We almost made it through the first half of the school year without being sick, but our lucky streak ended this week. I picked up a tired and feverish 5 year old from school early on Wednesday, and she’s been under the weather ever since. Read more »

Perfectly Imperfect

Hi there! How has your Thanksgiving weekend been? I hope you got to eat some yummy food and maybe even got some good Black Friday deals (woot woot). We had an awesome Thanksgiving dinner complete with wired children who concluded the evening by building a pillow pile out of the couch pillows and jumping into them. On Read more »

Thanksgiving Eve

Hello! I hope you’re doing well! I feel like today is kind of like the soft kick-off of the holiday season. Unlike my college days when the day before Thanksgiving was one of the best “going out” nights of the year, we’ll be staying at home, doing a little bit of food prep for tomorrow (I get to bring Read more »

Family pictures

Hi! I hope you’re well! We got professional family pictures taken for the first time in *four* years this past weekend. COVID really messed things up the past several years, but we made the best of it and I did get some really adorable pictures from the at-home photo shoots I did at Christmas time. Even though I was a Read more »

Holidays and what we’ve been up to

Hello again! I feel like we’re finally starting to come down from the sugar high of Halloween and now it seems like we’re jumping right into the holiday season. Our Halloween was great. We had amazing weather the whole weekend (very warm for Ohio this time of year!) At 5, my girl is really understanding Halloween Read more »

It feels different this time

When I adopted for the first time, I remember being equal parts excited and scared for the 9 months it took to match with my daughter’s birth mom. Every time the phone rang, every time I checked my email, I hoped it would be “the one.” Once we matched, the excited and nervous parts amplified by 1,000 because Read more »

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