a nostalgic throwback!

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Josh had sent me the text message from the other room as we both wrangled kids into separate beds an hour past bedtime. “Will you go on a lunch date with me next week?” It’s like he sensed my exhaustion, frustration, overwhelming annoyance and longing desire to escape the mayhem just two walls away. Maybe he heard it....

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holding to be held.

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just logging in with so much to say but also very tired eyes (which means all the words may have to wait). i hope you’re doing alright and have had good moments in your week that surely had rocky parts, too.

there is this little thing miss beatrice often does where she reaches her arms up for me and says, “mama, i want to hold you…” meaning she wants to be picked up, and be held....

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for summer: a mama uniform!

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it’s been a bit since we’ve done a good old blog post with an outfit and no babies in my arms! feels nice having arms and hands free (but what do i do with my hands?!) and i really like this outfit so i’m excited to get this one going.

so let’s start with a bit of a back story to this look....

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worth celebrating.

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if there’s one thing i stand in complete awe of, it’s this powerful human body each of us has been gifted. and seeing and feeling mine go through such an extreme transformation during the past 8 months, carrying life times two, has been an incredibly humbling experience for me. it’s brought me to tears on multiple occasions, out of pure discomfort and pain, but also tears of complete joy and excitement and gratitude....

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shades of peaches and sunshine!

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i have so enjoyed putting together different looks each day around this twin baby bump (that is, when i’m feeling up for giving my pajamas a bit of a break!) as well as the adventure of getting dressed these days. for my past pregnancies, i have always loved making my own regular wardrobe work with the bump for as long as possible, but i think a combination of this being my fourth ginormous baby bump, and the fact that i have doubled in size far faster this round thanks to those two baby girls, i embraced several maternity pieces much earlier on this time around....

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