Third Wedding and a Birthday

Hard to believe so much time has passed since my last blog post. It’s not that nothing has gone on — it’s simply that life has been too jammed packed with excitement to sit down and actually write about it. Wedding #3 Three years ago, Rob and I did what most couples only dream of doing…we had a “destination wedding” in Costa Rica. Although how lucky for us that we actually were living in Costa Rica when we decided to take that leap into blissful eternity. Our first ceremony was when we were legally married by a Costa Rican lawyer and then a few days later we said our vows publicly in a beautiful union amongst all of our family and friends. But when we moved back to...
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Our Family (Including My Belly) is Expanding

We’re back. I guess I should say I’m back. After almost three months of taking a blogging hiatus, I can finally tell you why it was necessary that I take a hiatus at all. We are proud to announce that our little family of three will soon be expanding to a family of four… Baby Howell is due to enter our world on January 6th, 2014. Yes…January 6th. Two short days after Lola’s own birthday on January 4th. Not the best planning on our part, but hey…our kids are going to have one heck of a birthday bash every year. Baby H will be the baby’s name for the next six months as we have decided to wait to discover the sex. We did find out Lola was...
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Nudging Baby Bird Out of the Nest

When we purchased our new home, there was a birds nest right outside the kitchen window. We often pondered if a bird actually lived there since we had yet to see one and then one day…a robin appeared. I appropriately named her Robin and from that day forward she was always in her nest. As was suspected, she was laying eggs and sure enough her eggs hatched a few weeks ago. I can’t quite put my finger on the attachment I had over these birds, but I was much like a mama bird myself. I would annoyingly ask Rob questions about the size of the nest, if he thought the birds would fall out (yes, I even put a cushion down in case they fell) and so on....
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Getting Back Up

Have you ever slipped and fallen in front of a huge crowd of people? Do you pretend like something somehow jumped out in front of you causing you to fall? Do you simply put your head down and act like it didn’t happen at all? Or do you accept that yes, you just made the biggest ass of yourself, but hey…who doesn’t and really…who’s going to remember anyway? I admit it…you all saw me fall last week. I couldn’t blame it on an obscure object that disrupted my path as I knew right where I was walking. I couldn’t act like it didn’t happen because that’s probably what got me in the situation in the first place. So yeah I fell and I fell hard, but I stood...
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Just Living

Over the past couple of weeks, I have made a valiant effort to sit down and write a post. But each time, I had to think and think about what to write about. This is rare for me because as you all know…I always have something to say. This blog started out in Costa Rica. It was originally called “Live Love Travel Souls” and it was pre-marriage and pre-Lola. Rob and I thought we were going to be trekking around to various adventures and the blog would be a great way to share our newfound lives with our family and friends in the States. Then I became pregnant so I was prompted by Rob to write about my pregnancy in a foreign country. Then we got married so...
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