Thirty Two.

by katelin on April 26, 2016

Yesterday I turned thirty two.

There wasn’t much fan fair and somehow I sort of lost the excitement that I usually have for my birthday. Maybe it’s because I’m not a millionaire and money is sort of issue these days. Or maybe it’s because I miss my friends. Or I’m tired. Or because I was counting down until my birthday but didn’t actually plan anything to do for it.

Life is weird. Adulting is hard. But birthdays are still awesome (I just have to remind myself of that).

By mid afternoon yesterday I sort of got the birthday spark back. Riley took a long, glorious nap (almost three hours!) and I had some much needed time to myself to drink coffee, watch Game of Thrones and revel in time alone. And then flowers from my friend Alli arrived.


And I felt like a pageant queen.

By the time Riley got up, Matt got home and his mom came over. We went to a new restaurant for dinner and had one of the best meals ever. Shrimp and grits and sweet mercy were they tasty. And then I got a birthday dessert (caramel butterscotch pudding) without the fanfare and enjoyed some quality time with Matt.

And then just to be adults even more we went to a bar by our house for a drink and hung out some more.

All in all my birthday ended up being a delight. I got out of my funk and managed to feel a bit giddy even. It was nice to hear from family and friends and spend time not wearing yoga pants and chasing around a daredevil baby.

Birthdays are the best. And I hope I never forget that.



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Controlled Chaos.

by katelin on April 21, 2016

Chaos. That pretty much sums up our weekend. I mean yes, we’re almost at another weekend and I’m about to talk about last weekend, but I think I’m still recovering from the chaos.

But a good chaos. A chaos that was a house with ten adults and eight children under the age of five. Take a moment to let that soak in.


But oh was it fun.

Matt’s family owns a house in Guernville, California and we rented it for the weekend. We invited a few friends and their families and spent the weekend hanging out, eating well and generally herding a small army of cats (children).


There was a pasta night. There was a lot of bread. There was a lot of wine drinking (obviously). There were so many cute kid moments (can you read me a story? can we play this game? What does this toy do? Why are there rocks on the ground?). There were amazing fires in the monstrous fireplace every night. There was a whole lot of parent talk. There was jumps in the river. There was failed attempts at bocce. There was cookies for breakfast. There was a whole lot of blankets. 


There wasn’t a whole lot of down time or quiet for that matter, but it was worth it. And it was so nice to catch up with friends that we don’t get to see that often.

Being an adult is fun sometimes. Being a parent is an adventure. And it’s quite a delight to not go through any of it alone.


And how are you? What’s happening? Please fill me in.


happy thursday!

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Another Birthday Wishlist.

April 13, 2016

Tweet You guys. My birthday is right around the corner. Just thought I should remind you. And similar to last year, my wishlist is simple: All of the sleep. A Pedicure. A money tree. Winning Lotto ticket. Straight money. I’ll take any of those. Especially since the next few months are chock full of awesome (yet […]

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Parents’ Night Out.

April 11, 2016

Tweet On Thursday night I went into a bit of a panic attack. Well not a panic attack, that’s an exaggeration. I started to freak out when I realized that Matt and I hadn’t spent any time together outside of our apartment recently. Like I couldn’t even remember the last date we took, and it […]

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Seeing Negative.

April 5, 2016

TweetLately, we’ve been getting the question that every parent with one child gets – when are you having another? Admittedly, this irked me when people first asked months ago and I responded honestly telling strangers of our infertility struggles. When people ask now, I again answer honestly – I don’t know. Who knows what the […]

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These Are My Confessions.

March 31, 2016

Tweet *Tell me you didn’t just sing that post title, ha. Thanks Usher. (also I wrote a blog post with the same title two years ago and started with the same sentence, good job Katelin, ha) I didn’t fill Riley’s Christmas stocking and I didn’t get him an Easter basket. I honestly don’t see the […]

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Oh. Hey. Hi. Hai.

March 21, 2016

TweetYou know what happens when you’re plagued with allergies and a cold for two weeks? NOTHING. Okay that’s a lie. A lot of things happen. A lot of tissue boxes get used up, a lot of coffee is consumed and a lot of “SWEET MERCY MAKE IT STOP” is constantly yelled in frustration. What doesn’t happen […]

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Daily Questions.

March 10, 2016

Tweet How early is too early to start eating chocolate chips? Am I screwing all of this up? Did I shower yesterday? What did I just step on? What is Riley eating? A Cheerio? Tissue? How are there still pine needles in here? It’s 6am and Riley is simultaneously laughing and screaming, do our neighbors hate […]

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