Newborn photoshoot featuring Holden Brave!

We have waited the arrival of this sweet boy for months on end. His mama is my dear cousin, Tawny (travel writer, blogger, shopping partner) and she and her husband, Christopher welcomed this little nugget into the world six weeks ago. Since “four-week-old photoshoot” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “newborn” we are […]

Fourth Of July 2016

What a successful 4th of July! We hosted a small get together at our place. Nice and mellow. We grilled hot dogs, ate apple pie, and drank home-made beer. Pretty dang American.          Pretty sure I was told that if I ever posted these really cute pictures of my cousin eating that […]

Insemination Day!

Today, we went to Seattle Reproductive Medicine for my very first IUI. Naturally, I woke up unnecessarily early and tried to call before any staff was in. Dayna had the morning off to be with me, so we hopped in the car and headed to Whole Foods for coffee and a distraction. From there I […]

Ovulation Day! Thundercats HO!

Tonight, I took a test and saw that I have reached my high fertility window. Seeing as the clinic closed about four hours ago, now I have to wait until tomorrow to schedule my insemination and pray that they have an opening for me before noon. I think my body and mind have reached this […]

Happy Birthday Poppi!

I spent the day in Ferndale with Dad, Mom, and Luke to celebrate Dad’s birthday. I started with a visit to Luke’s work, Van Heusen, to do a hint of shopping. Isn’t he so handsome?!   Dad wanted to try this new restaurant in Fairhaven called övn. They do wood fired pizza, salads, and small plates. […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

It was a lovely day here at the Taylor Homestead. We had my parents and brother over, and for the very first time, Grandma Myrna and Aunt Cynthia. Food is my love language. What better way celebrate a few of the mothers in our life. Mom’s famous egg dish. When she asked if I’d like […]

Spring at the Taylor Homestead

We have been experiencing record highs this week. Spring here in the Pacific Northwest usually means 60s and a light sweater. Not so this year. My wife and I both get home and throw on shorts and a sports bra then pour ourselves a glass of cold iced tea. That is why I am so grateful […]

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

This was a GREAT day. Play to Learn was canceled so some of the parents organized a walk through Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and they were sweet enough to invite Rosie and I along. It was a scorcher. This is the “before”. You will see at the end of the post why this is pertinent and […]

Perks of Being a Nanny with a Camera

Every Friday I have the honor of watching this peanut! Meet Melrose Mitchell (love that alliteration). I have had the privilege of seeing her grow  from the time she was three months young, to her now sixteen months of age. And some days, she is especially photogenic. Exhibit A: Breakfast. She and I have started going […]

Food + Friends + Fridays

We have been having record highs this spring in the Pacific Northwest. And what better way to take advantage of that, than to have some of your favorite people over for a barbecue.   I started the iced tea early. Mmmmm peach and coconut (our wedding tea). These two! Chris and Tawny (my 8 months […]