winter wonder weekend

well we knew it was coming. winter is finally here. we enjoyed those 50 degree days in november and december but now as i drove in to town it was 19 degrees with snow and black ice. winter is officially here. not that i mind it. i know it comes every year and aside from […]

otto craig is four months old

technically otto craig was four months old last week but you know how that goes. i can’t believe it but then again i can. this has been the longest shortest 4 months of my life. i think back to all we have gone through in these past few months and it makes things just seem […]

answered prayers

yesterday was a day of answered prayers. we headed back to the cardiologist for our three week check in and it couldn’t have gone better (well maybe if they couldn’t find the leak still). (which the doctor knows i’m going to ask so he answers as soon as he hears it) but you guys… otto […]

a weekend of progress

i’m starting to learn and accept that otto is just otto and he will do things and make progress when he’s good and ready. i wish i would have let this sink in about two months ago. this weekend was so wonderful and otto did so good. i feel like lately that is our current […]

why i am buying my child christmas presents

i’m a gifter. i LOVE giving people gifts. i love starting early and finding just right thing for them. i love finding unique and interesting one of a kind gifts. i love watching the receivers face when they open the gift that i have so lovingly found, wrapped and given. one of my favorite things […]

a weekend of traditions

this weekend was a weekend of new traditions. we officially kicked off the holiday season in the albers household. joe and i had many before otto came and we hope to continue those but we also decided to kick off some new ones. one of my favorite things joe and i do around the holidays […]

a nice quiet thanksgiving

yesterday was such a nice quiet thanksgiving with family. isn’t it amazing how long we take to prepare the meal, the table the decor and how it literally takes minutes to devour and destroy the beautiful dishes haha. my mom went all out yesterday making our families favorites, turkey, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, […]

no time limit for thanks

i’m a bit overwhelmed this thanksgiving. i honestly feel that there is not enough time to fit everything that i’m thankful for this year into one singular day. not that i feel like you can only give thanks today no no, but today is like the grand supreme day of being thankful. the past few […]

first snow of the season

i love the way that otto wakes up in the morning. there are two distinct ways he wakes up. one is on his own. this weekend he really had no place to be and was able to just wake up at his leisure. for the record we are lucky. the wee man sleeps all night […]

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. […]

do over grace

i could feel it when i woke up first thing in the morning. i didn’t sleep good, i was tired, i had a ton of stuff to get done before i got out the door that day. i just wanted to get up and go but life and all it’s wonderful responsibilities was weighing me […]

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 […]