weekends on the farm

i think it takes just a really really bad weekend to make you appreciate and savor the good ones. two weeks ago it was horrible. i had the flu, otto had surgery, we had no hot water. .. i almost don’t want to say it out loud that we had a good weekend for fear […]

a weekend of hibernation

this was yet another weekend of hibernation. which it’s quickly becoming a season of hibernation. but after getting the flu and feeling how long it takes just to even feel like 90% better i have no desire for anyone else in my family especially otto to come down with this gross sickness. luckily i was […]

weekend hide out

we have officially entered hermit phase here at the albers home. meaning we have spent a majority of our weekend cooped up in our home hide out. the flu and illness is running crazy in west michigan and with ottos g tube surgery less than two weeks away we have to keep him in tip […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

weekend recap working mom

it’s official i’m as of today a working mom. i got ready and went to work for the first time since late july. it. feels. weird. i’m not going to lie it was so hard to leave but once i got on the road, got my npr playing and my coffee in my cup holder […]

weekend recap the slow life

what a gorgeous fall weekend to have together for the first time in three weeks. i feel like we missed most of october so this warm fall weather was much welcomed. we are adjusting to what we call “the slower life’. in fact im typing this with one hand because otto is finally sleeping in […]

a family weekend with otto

this weekend will be our last weekend home as a family of three for a while as we gear up to hunker down and get otto better. it was a weekend where we were very intentional about everything we did, even when we were not doing anything at all if that makes sense. we rested, […]

weekend recap indian summer

what is going on with the weather this fall?! i’m not complaining but it’s 85 in the mid/late september. it’s funny how the air can be so hot but so crisp at the same time. the brink of fall is about to break and i am ready. i’m ready for the scents of fall, the […]

weekend recap family time

i know what now distinguishes the weekends from the weekdays. joe being home. seriously it makes such a difference when that man is home that it just makes things so much easier around here. someone to share the feedings, changings etc… also someone to be around so i can get out of the house and […]

weekend recap ottos first penthouse trip

the only distinction for me right now between the week and weekend is having papa joe home with us. the days just seem to blur together and just like that otto turned a month old this weekend. joe and i decided it was time to get out of the house which is easier said than […]