Late Summer Tea Party in the Garden

The girls and I decided to throw an end of summer tea party in the garden. We invited a bunch of friends from the neighborhood and everyone pitched in. The result: a relaxing afternoon with good company and good food.     “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” Audrey Hepburn  Sheela ROSE […]

Lucas’ Birth Story

In honor of baby boy turning one month old, I wanted to share his birth story. It is by far the most personal post I have ever written, but I really wanted to do it. The reason being: I am SUPER PROUD. I’m proud of my wife, my baby, and of course myself. I knew […]

My Favorite Room

Preparing the nursery for baby’s arrival was such a sweet distraction during pregnancy. We agreed (easily) that the theme would be a tasteful Harry Potter one, and it came together so seamlessly. We found pieces here and there that we fell in love with or had collected over the years. Now, it is our favorite room […]

Baby Taylor’s Magical Shower

Yesterday, we were showered with love by our sweet friends and family. It was beautiful. We feel completely spoiled. The baby’s room is Harry Potter themed (surprise surprise) and so it was a natural choice for the shower as well. Normally, I man the camera the whole time, but I was very controlled and only […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]