settle for a slow down

i feel like for months now, three and three quarters to be exact i’ve been talking about a life slow down. courtesy mostly of sir otto. i’m sitting here drinking my hot coffee (win!) and tiptoeing around trying not to “wake the beast” (sir otto is NOT a morning baby) getting ready for the day. […]

finally friday rest and relaxation

and just like that it’s friday today. after a full week again of visits and appointments we are ready for some rest and relaxation around these parts. yesterday we had our first big follow up after otto’s surgery. it went about as expected. the leak has not changed. it’s not better but it’s also not […]

finally friday

i really should change the title of these posts to “oh really it’s friday?” haha. i didn’t even know it until joe came back into the room wearing jeans. starting next week hopefully i’ll be getting more of a gauge in time because i will be heading back to work on mondays and thursdays while […]

finally friday baby steps

i feel like each week we make baby steps to achieving a new normal. otto wakes up for his feedings then loves to stay up after dad leaves so i’m usually up by 7am. which doesn’t do me a ton of good because i take the 3am feeding shift but it does give me part […]

finally friday nesting edition

this weekend i’ll be officially “nesting” maybe? i’m sure i’ll squeeze it in somewhere. we’ve actually been chipping away at things all summer so we are kind of nearing the end of getting everything ready. tonight we are heading to a company outing at the whitecaps (baseball) game. I’m so grateful that it’s not 90 […]

weekend recap mission accomplished

our goal this weekend was to knock several projects off the list before the goldfish arrives and i’m happy to report mission accomplished. we are dead tired, bones are sore and could barely get out of bed this morning but we woke up feeling good and almost ready for the little one. friday night we […]

finally friday after the storm

last night was one of the craziest nights of sleep/non sleep i’ve had in a while. first we came home to a blazing stuffy house because we had to close all the windows and then i kept waking up to the oddest labor dreams. not because i was particularly freaked out from class (surprisingly i […]

finally friday holiday weekend

so i guess you blink in may and open your eyes to the fourth of july holiday weekend already. i wrote on instagram this morning that i’ve been hearing a phrase lately that “the days are long but the years are short” i disagree. everything just seems to be going so fast. the days, the […]

finally friday baby shower

i popped open my phone calendar this morning and was absolutely elated to see that the only thing scheduled was my baby shower this sunday. that means almost an entire weekend of NO PLANS! that means almost an entire weekend of hanging out at the farm working in the garden and getting things ready for […]

finally friday stay local club

this weekend i’m going to be a part of the stay local club. no pentwater, no cross state flea market trips… i don’t think. just staying home or at least close to home and working around the house. tonight joe has to work so i’ll probably be at the shop a little later working on […]

finally friday beach time

this week has taken it’s toll you guy. i am mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. i am not typically an anxious person but for some reason this week of appointments really has me thrown. i don’t really know how to describe it. i think we are just getting closer and closer and the stress of […]

finally friday memorial day weekend

not only is it the weekend…. it’s memorial day weekend! let the kick off to summer officially begin. it’s time to blast the michael jackson pandora, clean out your inbox and head out for the weekend. of course we wouldn’t have the opportunity to celebrate this weekend or the great country that we live in […]