Happy April! Last year we celebrated Easter in North Carolina where E and I were able to wear our spring dresses without being cold. This year we had a chance of freezing rain in Missouri on Easter morning and this past Sunday it snowed! In the spirit of being behind the curve when it comes… Read More Visitors and Easter
Happy Birthday Sweet Elizabeth Jean! I cannot believe that you are two years old today! Time has moved so quickly, and so much has happened in your short two years of life. There’s no way to even write it all down without this turning into a short novel. I think it’s appropriate that you were… Read More Elizabeth Jean: Two Years Old!!
Well, this week has started off a little crazier than expected! After ten days with my in-laws (who were more than happy to hold a baby and keep a toddler entertained), I had kind of forgotten what it was like to be on my own with the three kids. I know this is our new… Read More Blessings Amid the Chaos
When Don and I were newlyweds, we visited the Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis (which back then was called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – the name was changed February of this year). It was summer so we walked around the arch and ventured inside to see the exhibits. However, the tram ride… Read More Gateway Arch National Monument
I know everyone is always so surprised how quickly time passes, but I am seriously shocked that the boys are already a month old! Don and I both agreed this past weekend that it is seems so much easier than Elizabeth’s first month. Granted, my dad was here for the first 5 days, and Don… Read More Twins: One Month!
Hi, I’m Katie and I have (had?) a Netflix addiction Ok, maybe not a full on addiction, but I was watching way too much Netflix during the day. I would almost always have it playing in the background on my laptop when I was playing with E. When she went to daycare, I turned… Read More Lenten Practice
Two weeks ago today we brought the boys home from the hospital and I am STILL in shock about how ridiculous their birth story is. Most of it is due to the fact that Elizabeth’s labor was SO LONG. Even after I was 10 cm dilated, I still pushed for almost two hours. I can’t… Read More Twins: Two Weeks Later
My induction was scheduled for Friday morning (the 23rd), and I hadn’t really been having any sort of indication that the boys would come on their own. Baby B (Henry) was still a loose cannon. Despite having been head down at my appointment on Tuesday, my OB warned me that if he turned breech… Read More Twins: A Birth Story
Our weekends as a family of three are coming to a close, so we’re trying to get out and have some fun with E while she’s still an only child (and while we still have a 2:1 adult/child ratio). So, a few weekends ago, we decided to make one final trip to St. Louis before… Read More Weekending: The Magic House
Warning – little pity party ahead It’s taken me almost a full month to figure out how to verbalize this post, and I’m still not 100% sure that I can do it justice. But being completely honest, 2018 is a year I’m not really looking forward to. There are so many challenges coming up and… Read More 2018- How I Really Feel