Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Recently, several real-life people have asked about the slow-down on my blog. And the short answer is that Justin has not had a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at home since the first week in January. That, coupled with a number of week-night meetings and the fact that Lizzy doesn't nap anymore, I've basically been in straight-up survival mode. Having two kids has been an adjustment. Two kids and not as much parental backup as I'm used to? Harder. Things have been busy, good, amazing, exhausting, but there just hasn't been time for me to breathe, let alone blog. Last night, I told Justin that I've been so tired, I haven't even been dreaming when I go to's eyes closed, eyes open.

Last night, I did finally dream...and my dream was that Justin went out of town for work, but when I went to pick him up on his way home, it turned out he was actually getting out of jail. Dreams are weird. Freud would probably have a field day with that one.

Anyway, I miss you all. Here's what we've been up to:

 1. A girl and her dad | 2. Couch snuggles | 3. Becca smiles | 4. Preschool at home |
 5. A sort-of date night at a church fundraiser | 6. Lots of library time | 7. Sickies abound |
8. Early-morning Insanity | 9. Good eats
 10. School time | 11. Swimming lessons | 12. Library time | 13. Baby jeans | 14. Disaster house | 
15. New couch!!! | 16. Jaxon and Lizzy | 17. Silly faces | 18. Sister love
 19. I did a DIY haircut and cut off 7 inches | 20. More good eats |
 21. Solo trip to church. Forgot to brush my teeth. | 22. Time at a recording studio |
 23. Bough half a cow | 24. Sister time | 25. Snuggle time | 26. Pizza date | 27. Sillies


  1. Dude, I so get this. Even having the parental backup (Jon is always home Sundays, Saturdays are iffy) I blog half as much with two kids as I did with one. I'm lucky if I get two posts a month! Now that Kylie is older it's not a survival issue (like it was when she was a baby/newborn), but more of a priority issue. In the evenings when the kids are in bed and I've got a bit of free time, writing a blog post isn't usually how I spend it. I won't let my blog die, but that's where I'm at right now- and I pretty much knew you were there too! :) hang in there!

  2. Two is tough! I have an almost 4 month old and I'm surviving everyday. Nothing gets done anymore, no one naps and no one sleeps. It sux. I hate not blogging as much anymore, but I know that will change later, but for now we do what we can. Hang in there mamma!

  3. I'm right there as well, trying to not let my blog die because I KNOW a year from now I won't regret continuing to write. Stupid Instagram and it's convenience. ;)

    Love all the pics. I am so happy to see you doing so well after having another baby and Justin being gone so much. I know some days are tough, but you seem to be holding it all together so well. Hang in there and keep pressin' on!!!

  4. Oh Meredith. I SO understand where you are coming from! You are doing great!

  5. Meredith: what is your instagram name? I'd like to follow you there too.


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