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Toddler Must Haves

Toddler Must Haves

Hi friends. Happy Friday! Here are some of my must haves for #raisingbabies, toddler edition. Chicco NextFit Carseat– It took us forever to decide what carseat to upgrade to. I was hesitant to buy the Chicco NextFit because it’s on the expensive side but it is so worth it. You won’t fight with your toddler and your carseat every morning.… View Post

No-spend November

No-spend November

It’s here! No-spend November. Which means not spending money on anything extra for a whole month. Wish us luck! We are still writing the rules but so far I’ve put back a ton of stuff I would have bought at Target that I really didn’t need so I think it’s going to teach us a lot. Have you done a… View Post

A Minimalist Guide to Halloween

A Minimalist Guide to Halloween

1.Pick one pre-made, store bought costume– $15.00 2. Buy one pumpkin bucket– $1.00   3. Buy two bags of candy– $9.76 Eat pizza for dinner– $5.64 Happy Halloween everyone! How are you doing Halloween this year?

Today Wasn’t Hard + Scooby-Doo Stickers

Today Wasn’t Hard + Scooby-Doo Stickers

Keeping it real. Ever since I had a #pulmonaryembolism two weeks ago, I have doctor appointments on top of doctors appointments. On top of doctors appointments. At least that is how it feels because one doctor appointment will wipe you out. So does making the bed. Sheesh. So today Tom’s mom watched Tommy while I went to the doctor, then… View Post

The Birth of Eliza Joy and Ensley Grace

The Birth of Eliza Joy and Ensley Grace

We did it. On August 6th, 2018 at 8:35 PM I gave birth to our twins: Eliza Joy and Ensley Grace Taylor. They are so perfect and beautiful and now with Jesus. Our twins were born without unforeseen complications via a c-section at 32 weeks. Their birth was absolutely beautiful which is a true testimony of God’s love and provision… View Post

Tell Me What God Can Do

Tell Me What God Can Do

Tell us about your miracles. We are just weeks or maybe days away from meeting our babies and I want to hear all about miracles God has already done. In my bible I fast forward to the part where God heals. All of the healing. True story though, mid-way through our pregnancy a friend sent me a message about a… View Post

Hello Third Trimester

Hello Third Trimester

Hello Third Trimester. I am 30 weeks with our twin pregnancy. Y’all keep asking how we are doing. The answer of course is……uhhhhhhhhhh. We are not okay, we are not fine. Conversations in our house are centered around how to get through each day. Our hearts are wide open. I think that is a better explanation than we are heartbroken… View Post

Babies Update, 26 Weeks

Babies Update, 26 Weeks

Here is an update about our babies for everyone who has asked. Thank you so much for asking and for continuing to pray for us. Tom and I had a long, hard day at Johns Hopkins on Thursday but it was well worth it.¬†The update is we got to meet with a chaplain and a neonatologist, who answered so many… View Post

When it Comes To Fathers

When it Comes To Fathers

When it comes to fathers, I found the best. I’ve told Tom the best part of being married is watching him be a dad. Or if I haven’t told him, I should. The truth is, I give him a hard time; he’ll say all of the time, I say some of the time. Like this weekend, we were celebrating Father’s… View Post

Our Hope Is Not False

Our Hope Is Not False

When you have a high risk pregnancy like ours- carrying two babies with a fatal diagnosis, the idea of false hope is something other people think you should avoid. Just don’t have false hope they say. But our hope is not false. The first time I heard it, the person I was talking to sighed and said: “I just hope… View Post

21 week anatomy scan and all of your prayers

21 week anatomy scan and all of your prayers

You guys are praying for us, like really praying for us and we can feel it. We are so humbled by your prayers. Thursday was our anatomy scan for our twins and even though we get ultrasounds every week, this was the big one where the doctors look at all their fingers and all of their toes- which they have!… View Post

Our second and third baby

Our second and third baby

Hi guys, There is something I’ve been meaning to tell you. In January, Tom and I found out we are expecting another baby. In February we found out we are expecting twins. In March we found out our babies had several abnormalities and were deemed incompatible with life. Specifically, both of our twins have limb body wall complex. Now it’s… View Post

Tommy’s Two Year Update

Tommy’s Two Year Update

Our Tommy-man is two years old. And he is just so funny. Whoever calls twos terrible, well I just don’t know but it’s pretty terrific. Two-year-old Tommy is a total goofball.¬†Everything is funny, everything is fun except when he doesn’t get the snack he wants. Then maybe I do get it. #toddlerlife Two Year Update Really, Tommy is still sweet… View Post

The State Museum of Pennsylvania with a Toddler

The State Museum of Pennsylvania with a Toddler

The State of Pennsylvania Museum in Harrisburg has the cutest children’s museum for kids 5 and under.  When a friend told me she took her two year old and loved it, I was all about trying it out for Tommy. For something fun to do for a toddler, I definitely recommend making the trip. Admission is $7 for adults, $5… View Post

Wear a dress to work

Wear a dress to work

Guess what! I did number eighteen on my 30 while I’m 30 bucket list: 18.) wear a dress to work. I did it and it was completely normal.  Is it wrong to be impressed with myself?  Here is the day I had enough courage to wear a dress to work and I had to document it:  It kind of looks more… View Post

How I Met My Husband

How I Met My Husband

Gosh I love ‘how I met my husband’ stories so here is mine. …. I met Tom while showing sheep in 4H. The true truth is Tom and I met briefly in 4H while showing sheep. Our friendship grew five years later when I moved to Pennsylvania to be with another boyrfriend. While I completely remember the moment I met… View Post

7 Years as a Livestock Inspector

7 Years as a Livestock Inspector

Today marks my seventh year working as a state livestock inspector. Gosh it’s been fun. I can hardly believe they’ve let me stay at this job for this long. I’m feeling all nostalgic so I thought I would share what I’ve been doing for seven years. It’s been seven years of pretty views… seven years of pretty ewes… seven years… View Post

My 30 before 30 Bucket List

My 30 before 30 Bucket List

 Today is my 30th birthday! Not to be all sentimental, but I truly believe the best parts of life come after 30. I was thinking about that today when I remembered that when I was 29– this time last year– I made a list of 30 things to do before I turned 30. Spoiler alert I only did 11 outta 30.… View Post

My Favorite Things of 2017

My Favorite Things of 2017

Do you love a new year? Because I love a new year. I also love an old year, 2017 was a good one. In no particular order here are my favorites from twenty seventeen. 1. book // People of the Second Chance Lots of truth about Jesus and real life. I can’t get enough of this book. Mike Foster is… View Post

Christmas Gift Ideas For $10

Christmas Gift Ideas For $10

Here are ten Christmas gift ides for ten dollars or less. Ten days before Christmas.Are you still out there pulling all your shopping together? Don’t leave me hanging.I’m really good at picking things out, not so good at buying it. 1. Stainless Steel Tumbler from WalmartThese are the bomb dot com. 2. Taco Socks from AmazonBecause, taco socks. 3. House… View Post