Rhys: Seven Months.

by katelin on October 17, 2018

UntitledShhhhhhhhh somehow my baby is seven months old (as of last week, sorry second kid). I swear, I’m going to blink and he’ll be one. This is going by so incredibly fast and I’m just so grateful this little nugget joined our family.


– Sits up and is so dang close to crawling it’s scary. He lunges and rolls all over the place. Pretty sure he’ll be on the move in no time. And I’ll be screwed, ha.

– Is a drooly teething machine. He still only has two teeth, but I swear more are coming in soon.
Untitled– Loves eating and likes to feed himself already.

– Is allergic to sleep. Like so allergic. Like I don’t think he’s had more than two hours of consecutive sleep. Sweet mercy.

– Still laughs the hardest with Riley. He loves his big brother more than anyone else, even when big brother takes his toys away or pushes him for no reason. (Threenagers are a JOY I tell you).
Untitled– Has gone in the swing for the first time and absolutely loved it. Such a drastic change from Riley who wanted nothing to do with swings at the beginning. But goodness, Rhys’s little smile melted my heart when he went on a swing for the first time.
– Is still eyebrow-less. And it is hilarious.

– Has found his voice. He makes so much noise and it cracks me up. Whether it be screaming or yelling or babbling, he’s clearly trying to compete with big brother over who can make the most noise.

– Has been called ‘RICE’ more times than I care to admit. Poor kid is going to have a lifetime of mispronunciation apparently.


– Still feel a bit like I’m staying afloat. But I’m working on it. I’m working on balance, slowly but surely.

Untitled– Was loving the cool weather we had last week. We even got a rare lightning storm and it was sort of magical. Matt and I stayed up, drinking wine on the patio just to watch it.

– Took Riley to Travel Town last weekend. Just the two of us. As much as I love being a mom of two, sometimes I feel like I’m neglecting one of kids when I’m helping the other. So having all my attention on Riley was pretty nice.

– Recently watched Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Quincy. Both were quite good in their own way and definitely had me headed to the internet to learn more.

– Am still in disbelief that I’m headed to Nashville next month. A girls’ trip is exactly what I need and I am just so pumped (slightly stressed, but mostly excited).

– Can’t wait to take family photos this weekend. The fabulous Lan is coming to SoCal and we’re taking pictures! And our Christmas pictures! And ah! I’m just excited to get my little guys in front of a professional, ha.

– Need a nap. Forever and always. NAP.



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Staying Afloat.

by katelin on October 9, 2018

Do you ever have that feeling where you constantly feel like you’re playing catch up?

Because yeah, that’s how I feel like life has been for the past two weeks. Constantly trying to stay afloat.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a fun few weeks. But it’s also had hints of stress, an insane amount of exhaustion and overall a lot of ‘just trying to make it through the day’ days.

In a nutshell, Rhys has basically quit sleeping. His naps are nonexistent, his nighttime sleep is laughable and I’m chugging coffee on the regular. It was nice to dream that I’d have a good sleeper, but alas those dreams are being crushed daily.Untitled
Besides the no sleep, work has been nuts. Lots of changes and deadlines and trying to stay ahead of everything. Add on, trying to find more projects and basically I’m nuts.

And then, last weekend my sister got married. So that was a super fun whirlwind of events and family. And see?


The cutest right? But man, I can’t even imagine how my sister pulled it all together. It was chaos for me with juggling the boys and Matt and me getting ready and sweet mercy. It was great to see so many people. But I could use like five naps afterwards.

And then like a crazy person, we had Rhys’s baptism this past weekend. Because you know, why not have all of the events at once? It was pretty low key, but the day before I realized I had shit to do. It was literally one of the most last minute events I’ve ever planned/hosted.


And now. Now is still playing catch up. I’m trying to get out and about with the boys. I’m trying to sleep. I’m trying to gain some sanity by reading. I’m trying.

So any good vibes or mass amount of coffee are appreciated. K, thanks.

And what’s going on with you?


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The Autumn Bucket List.

September 21, 2018

Tweet You guys, Fall is finally coming. At least it’s supposed to. This weekend marks the beginning of Fall but we’re still supposed to have weather in the 90s for the next week or so (blech). Despite that, I’m revving up and ready for all things Fall (except allergies, my Fall allergies can suck it). […]

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Rhys: Six Months.

September 12, 2018

Tweet SIX MONTHS. Excuse me while I freak out a little bit over the fact that my baby is six months old already. Sunday marked the day and I swear to god the past week was a flurry of milestones and changes and why is everything moving at warped speed? He: – Is sitting up. […]

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That Late Night Life.

September 4, 2018

Tweet I took this picture last night (this morning, really) because I needed to laugh. I had so much work to do and despite not really sleeping during the day, Rhys was up again. And he was so giggly and smiley and cute and sweet mercy it almost made me forget that he was wide […]

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2,922 Days.

August 28, 2018

Tweet Eight years later and our wedding is still my favorite day. Eight years later and we’re still just as silly (maybe a bit more delirious now). Eight years later and you still look damn sexy in a suit.Eight years later and you never judge my sweet tooth (okay, maybe you do, just a little). […]

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Adventures in Potty Training.

August 23, 2018

TweetI’m going to go ahead and say that if you’re not a parent, or don’t care about potty-related things, you can just go ahead and bypass this blog post. Otherwise, sit back, and enjoy my two cents into the world of potty training. I started potty training Riley almost three weeks ago. And guys, I […]

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Rhys: Five Months.

August 10, 2018

Tweet Yesterday, Rhys turned five months old. What? How? Why? I’m so confused. Wasn’t he just born? Didn’t I just announce I was pregnant? But really, why is this flying by so much faster?? He: – Has inherited his brother’s sleep skills. Meaning, his longest stretches of sleep have been in the 2-3 hour range. […]

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