Marriage, Theodore

Topsail Beach Trip

A couple weeks ago my husband's parents, sister and her family came to visit us in North Carolina.  Since they weren't sure when they'd be able to come back my sister in law really wanted to go to the beach for a couple of days.  So my mother in law found this beach front motel… Continue reading Topsail Beach Trip

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Finances, Marriage

Buying a House?

As if we aren't crazy enough to be having a second child (I mean really?  Do we HATE sleep?) we are also in the process of buying our first home since our move to North Carolina. The real estate market in Raleigh-Durham is completely insane!  If you don't see a house and make an offer… Continue reading Buying a House?

Finances, Marriage

Making Life Work On One Income

A little over 7 months ago my family took a huge leap of faith.  My husband had a good job opportunity in another state.  He had been unhappy at his former employer for years and finally had a chance to use his very specialized skills at another company. What this meant for our family was… Continue reading Making Life Work On One Income

Baby, infertility, Marriage

Building a Family

The past year or so we've really struggled with the idea of adding to our family.  When we were first married we talked about having two or three children.  We so looked forward to having babies and raising them together. Then I was diagnosed with infertility. When I was finally pregnant with our son we… Continue reading Building a Family

Bucket List, Marriage

10. Have a big yard for my kid and dogs to plan in

As of July 27, 2017 I can scratch this one off my list of goals! My husband's new job has brought us to North Carolina.  While we haven't actually purchased a home here yet, the house we are renting in on half an acre.  We have a large fenced in back yard for the dogs… Continue reading 10. Have a big yard for my kid and dogs to plan in

Life, Marriage

Life May Never Be The Same

One night when I was about seven months pregnant I was driving home from work listening to some sad country song about cancer and started contemplating mortality.  By the time I got home I was bawling.  I started thinking about what if my grandpa, who means the world to me, doesn't get to meet my… Continue reading Life May Never Be The Same