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    Best of 2016

    Looking back, 2016 was actually a pretty great year for our family. Here are some of the highlights. I enjoyed an amazing and much needed maternity leave, and then survived and even enjoyed going back to work. We bought a new house, sold our old one, did several house projects, and finally got a king size bed (heaven!) We went on an amazing trip DC and discovered people everywhere think Emerson is adorable (and she LOVES the attention!) We celebrated Emerson’s first birthday at the Lincoln children’s zoo We got to see the amazing Dolly Parton in concert at Red Rocks We met Glennon!!! We took Emerson swimming. Many times.…

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    2017 To Do List

    I don’t really like to set big resolutions. For me, saying something like “lose 20 pounds!” is not motivating and doesn’t sound fun. Instead, each year, and usually again half way through the year, I like to make a to do list. I don’t think I even made a to do list last year. This time last I was holding an itty bitty baby and trying to wrap my head around keeping her alive. That was basically my only goal. This year we are a bit more settled- or at least as much as you can be with a toddler- so I feel like I can go back to setting…

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    Last day in my 20s

      I’m turning 30 tomorrow. My younger self would likely be disappointed to learn the road I took in life was much different than she imagined. It’s far less glamorous but I truly believe it’s full of much more laughter and happiness than could be explained to a child with big dreams of living in Paris and driving a fancy car. When I turned 25 I had a mini meltdown. I joke that it was my quarter life crisis. I didn’t want to move into my life as a late 20 something. I wanted to be in my early 20s forever, basking in the fun and frivolity. Looking back those…