happy birthday to our new six year old, samson rex!

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today marks samson’s 6th birthday! which means it also marks the anniversary of one of the happiest days of my life. josh and i talk often about how much we lucked out with our samson. he came to us so easily, an incredible surprise we found out about when eleanor was only 7 months old. after a pregnancy full of craving raw vegetables (still shocked and confused by this!) and a mere 8 minutes of calm and easy pushing at the hospital the following May (something else i still can’t get over, normally my birth experiences are messy ordeals i don’t necessarily care to revisit), this little guy stole our hearts in ways i didn’t know mine was even available for stealing....

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a birthday party for our mister samson!

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over the weekend, we hosted a little birthday party for samson who will turn 6 years old at the end of the month. while his official birthday is not until may 30th, we decided to do the party a few weeks early because i have this fear of the babies showing up on his birthday and cramping it in a way a mother would feel guilty about....

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the kids shared bedroom tour!

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today i’m sharing a few photos of the kids’ shared bedroom! i’m really excited to share this space, although it’s taken me forever to get in there and snap some photos (i meant to share right away when i shared the living room, our bedroom, a tour of our home office and the kids playroom months ago, but then i got pregnant and sick and 9 months later, i’m still tackling a to-do list from last october!...

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perks of being a sibling, and prepping a child to become one!

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having come from a family of 5 children, i haven’t known life without lots of other siblings around. while i’m the oldest, my next sister arrived when i was just 18 months old, so all of my memories and experiences very much include at least one of my sisters. growing up, there were times we were all super close, and times when we fought like mad, but for me personally, i think probably the best thing my parents ever gave us…was each other....

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