Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Since Gracie’s birth, I have been staying home with the kiddies while I’m on maternity leave.  When I stayed home on maternity leave with Bean, time seemed to fly by.  I was home for 12 weeks and it felt like I blinked and that time was over.  I stayed home for about six months at the beginning of last year with Bean, too.  We had just moved to Florida and I was looking for a job, so I kept Bean home with me until I found one.  During that period,…

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WIENER!!

WIENER!!

(Can I just say that the word “wiener” is one of the most versatile and awesome words in the English language? I just needed to get that off my chest. Thank you.) The winner of the Nugget Baby Beanie is…AshleyG! Ashley, email me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your prize. But, really, we’re ALL wieners because Briana at Nugget Baby Beanies has so kindly offered a discount to all Marriage Confessions readers. Enter the code NUG123 to receive FREE SHIPPING on your Nugget Baby Beanies purchase! Thanks to everyone for playing…

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Snapshots

Snapshots

A couple weeks ago, my BFF, the Pioneer Woman, did a blog post about one of her favorite iPhone apps. Instagram is like Twitter, but you’re sharing pictures instead of status updates. Because it was free and I was bored, I downloaded Instagram to see what all the fuss was about. And now I am addicted. I post pictures all day, every day showing little glimpses of what we are doing. For example, yesterday Bean and I played outside in the pool almost all day long. We played with the…

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Giveaway: Nugget Baby Beanies

Giveaway: Nugget Baby Beanies

When I was pregnant with Gracie, a friend from church gave me the most adorable little pink crocheted hat. I immediately packed it in my hospital bag. I thought it’d be cute for a couple little pictures in the hospital when Gracie arrived, but when I put it on Gracie, everyone went crazy for it! She looked adorable! We ended up keeping her in it for the first week of her little life. It was warm and well made, so it served a purpose, but it was also so stinking…

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Easter Recap

Easter Recap

Easter ’round these parts is a day of relaxing, enjoying family and friends, and giving thanks that we serve a living God.  And yesterday it was also about a competitive game of croquet in our backyard with our friends and christening our pool for the first time this year. We were up early to open Easter baskets before church. Which meant Bean got hyped up on jellybeans and then we turned him loose on the nursery staff. That’s just good parenting, right there. We came home and sat around outside…

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Parenting Fail

Parenting Fail

On Friday, Chris came home early from work so that we could take the kids up to see the Easter Bunny. I had Bean and Gracie all clean and cute and we were ready to get our bunny on. The mall that we went to is known for their Santa and Easter Bunny visits. They really go all out to make the experience over the top for the kids. I hadn’t seen it in person before, so I was really impressed with their Easter decorations and the bunny area. It…

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When the Kids Go to Bed

When the Kids Go to Bed

I wish I could say that when Chris gets home from work, the house is quietly anticipating his happy arrival. I wish I could say that we are all clean and pretty and ready to shower him in kisses when he walks in the house. The truth is that when Chris gets home, both dogs are barking to be fed, Bean is usually cranky because he’s hungry for dinner, Gracie is sleeping through it all, and I am frantically trying to find something to make for dinner because I’ve forgotten…

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Un-Blobbing

Un-Blobbing

For the most part, newborns are little blobs of cuteness. They don’t do much besides eat, poop, and sleep. Or, if you’re Gracie, sleep, sleep, eat, sleep, poop, sleep, sleep some more, and then eat. She’s an overachiever when it comes to sleeping. Actually, she sleeps so much that when we went to the pediatrician for her two week check up, I told him I was a little concerned about how much she was sleeping. He sort of stood there for a second and then said, “I don’t think I’ve…

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A Conversation

A Conversation

“Hey, Bean,” said Gracie. “Hey, Gracie,” said Bean. “Uh…I think you stepped on Lightning McQueen, dude.” “No, Gracie,” said Bean. “These are my slippers. See?” “Wow!” said Gracie. “Those are awesome! Your toys are way better than mine.” “Yeah, and these aren’t even the best toys I have!” exclaimed Bean. “Well, which is your best toy?” asked Gracie. “It’s my Buzz Lightyear!” said Bean. “TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!” “Whoa, Bean!” said Gracie. “Watch my hair feathers!  I don’t have that many to start with!” “Here, Gracie,” said Bean. “Wanna see…

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The Postpartum Me

The Postpartum Me

Last year, I went through a few really rough months as we transitioned from our life in Connecticut to our new life in Florida. During that time, it was actually Chris who first noticed the signs of depression in me and who encouraged me to talk to my doctor, my family, and my minister about how I was feeling. Through talking about it, and even through blogging about it, I started recognizing those signs in myself and really paid attention to what was making me feel so low. For me,…

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