Recently I had a particularly hard day. I wondered about myself and my life and felt overwhelmed and burned out. Cody came home and I needed to escape. I went to the library and wandered around looking at books. I checked out four books that were interesting to me. There were no little people crying; there was no one to look after but myself. It felt wonderful. Then I did something that I don't do … [Read more...] about On Sitting Still and Stepping Up
All my help has come and gone. My lovely mother came for seven days. It was a wonderful time to just relax and talk. I was able to finish my third book, take naps, and visit with my mother as we did a few projects around the house and played with the girls. We also listened to conference together. It was a glorious visit for me and we mourned when she left. We did so little in terms of … [Read more...] about Three is More than Two
Brooklyn Jo Bowman is here. She was born March 7, 2016. I was terribly anxious to have her come, but she had different plans. Here is her birth story. On Sunday morning my water broke or at least I thought it had. (I thought my water had broken two weeks earlier and it hadn't.) Labor did not begin so I tried to sleep and not cry from frustration. Monday morning Cody stayed home with me and we … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Jo is Home!
Traveling with small children is a challenge! I wanted to share some of the things that I learned on our journey. My daughters are four and one years old. My oldest had her own seat on the plane, but I had my second on my lap. On the way to SLC I had to get on three different planes. I was seven months pregnant and had two … [Read more...] about Flying with Small Children
Our friend Bailey Taylor took some family photos for us. The last time we actually formally took a family photo was when Jane was six months old--other than when we took a few when Maurie was born. It was overdue. I am thankful for her willingness to take them. I was telling Cody that I can't win with the family pictures though. Last time I had just had a baby and in these photos I am twenty weeks … [Read more...] about Family Photos October 2015
Thank you so much to our friends that made this fun and special for us! … [Read more...] about Gender Reveal