Happy Father’s Day Rob!

I was going to not do a full “Happy Father’s Day Rob” post because the man knows how much I appreciate him. It doesn’t take one day a year for my husband to know that I cherish the ground he walks on. But today as I entered the kitchen from a long day of work, I noticed my mother’s screen saver up on her computer. It was a continuous collage of photos that were taken the day Lola was born. I watched the collage intently and began to cry because that day forever changed our lives. Changed our lives in the best way possible. The best way imaginable. And rather than looking at how cute Lola was or how fat I thought I looked from being pregnant, I...
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Through a Grandmother’s Eyes

I’m honored to have a guest blogger this week! Thank you to my mother-in-law, Kathy for sharing a beautiful story about her recent stay with us. “Just a couple of days, but days to be cherished. My holiday visit with Rob, Meredith, and Lola had to be put off due to an upper respiratory virus we were passing around at home, so Christmas had to wait until February. It was my first visit to their Indianapolis home. This little cottage, a former carriage house, is situated farther back off the road than the other homes, and nestles itself in shade trees, ferns and ivy. It so enchanted me that it set my imagination flying. Small, but charming in an old world way with it’s thick walls, hand hewn...
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Rob’s Birthday & A Chili Cook Off

Rob’s birthday was on Decmeber 2nd. Actually I should preface that with it was my sister’s birthday on December 1st. We were travelling all day so I didn’t get to wish her a proper Happy Birthday so Jay if you are reading this…Happy Birthday sissy! So Rob’s birthday turned out to be low key in the “celebration” department. After being up for 24 hours, he didn’t get the proper rest he needed as it was our first day back in Indy. Our house is kind of tiny therefore he could hear my Mom, Lex, Lola and me thrashing around as we were excited to get a start on transforming this place into a home. We…or maybe it was I who dragged everyone around the entire day. My American...
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Welcome to Michigan

Home sweet home To some crazy ass weather From Indianapolis, we drove to my home state of Michigan.  It had been a few years since I had been back, so you could say I was excited.  Lola did awesome (yet again) for the four hour drive.  She didn’t even wake up when her dad and I were freaking out as we hit the crazy weather at the Michigan border.  The winds were ridiculously strong, the rain was coming at us sideways and all I could think was we were about to be in a tornado.  Thankfully it passed after a few minutes of sitting on the side of the road.  Michigan – that is just one more reason why I love you.  You are so unpredictable!...
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Our American Vacation – Part One

This trip is all about seeing our family and friends.  The first few days have been spent at our friends, Seth and Jenny’s.  One thing we don’t have in Costa Rica is good friends.  There are wonderful people we enjoy being around and if we had more time off we could probably build some amazing friendships, but the truth is our time is devoted to our work and our kid.  So being back in the circle of our Indy friends has been so comforting.  Even though it’s been just about a year since we’d last seen them, we can still pick up right where we left off.  I think it is safe to say that our friends are smitten with Lolita and she, of course, is digging all...
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