Happy Easter Bunny!

by katelin on April 18, 2017

It’s been no secret that I’ve been having some really good days and some pretty rough days. These past few days were a crazy combination of both.

For the first time in a long time we stayed in town for Easter. Usually we go to the desert with Matt’s family and this year we stayed around for my family and friend palooza. Starting Thursday we had friends over from out of town and even friends that live in town. We drank wine and we hung out and it was just so nice.

And then Friday morning, Riley and I were hanging out and watching movies when our door buzzer went off. I nonchalantly buzzed the person in (without asking, whoops!) and a few seconds later there was a knock at the door and: TA DA! My younger brother was standing there. He surprised the whole family and came to town from New York.

So, for the first time since last August and probably the last time for a while, my whole family was together. And this weekend did a whole lot of things, including visiting my 104 year old grandmother.


And when we weren’t visiting family, Riley was searching for eggs. Or not napping. But mainly egg searching. Seriously, the kid had three egg hunts in two days.


And when he wasn’t hunting eggs he was chasing cousins or whining or not sleeping.

And real talk here, on Saturday when I was with my whole big extended family where I finally got to see cousins I hadn’t seen in years (and months) I started crying. But not out of happiness, out of full overwhelmed anxiety. My aunt asked me how I was doing and I literally started crying in her kitchen. It was embarrassing but also a relief.

Saturday I woke up feeling wrong and the whole day suffered. Letting it out and letting my family watch my kid helped. Spending time with my husband and a plethora of other adults, also helped. Also, wine. Wine is good too, ha.


Overall it was a good weekend with so many people I love. And even though Riley was a tiny terror of a toddler, it was still so fun to see him enjoy another holiday surrounded by family that love him.



And how was your weekend? Any egg hunting?


happy tuesday!

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A Bit of a Birthday Wishlist.

by katelin on April 11, 2017

My thirty third birthday is two weeks away.

And per usual I’ve got a wishlist. A little on the grand side this year, but sometimes you’ve gotta dream big, right? Right.

  • Tickets to Harry Potter World. You guys, for years Matt and I had season passes to Universal Studios and of course once I got pregnant and we didn’t re-up, Harry Potter World opened. I mean, come on.
  • Sleep. More sleep. Got that, Riley? K Thanks.
  • Hamilton tickets. HA. HA. HA. I mean, it is coming to LA soon, but really? I might have a better chance at winning the lottery.
  • The Magic of Motherhood. I’ve heard some great things about this book already and I feel like it’s something I could look back on and gain some inspiration.
  • Did I mention sleep? Because I want that. And if not more sleep, then I’ll take some coffee. Lots of coffee.
  • A spa day.

Albeit that last birthday wish, I’ve already got it covered. Three years ago I had one of the best and most relaxing birthdays ever, so I’m sort of redoing it. My mother-in-law has graciously offered to watch Riley during the day and I’m going to lock myself up in the same spa again (living that gift card life, woo). I am already counting down the days.


Birthdays may look a little different now that I’m getting older, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less.


happy tuesday!

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Fun with Monster Trucks.

April 7, 2017

Tweet As I mentioned in my last post, one of the quickest ways to my child’s heart: TRUCKS. So when I was invited to the Paramount lot for a press event for the movie Monster Trucks, I jumped at the chance. Riley and I got to visit some friends, hang out on the lot, have some […]

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This Is My Life Now.

March 30, 2017

TweetLast week Riley randomly got sick and instead of napping we sat on the floor and watched Moana. Well he watched Moana and tried to do work on my computer next to him. Somehow before the movie started he discovered a lost sheet of stickers. And it was only when the movie started that I […]

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Okay Then.

March 27, 2017

Tweet First of all, thank you. After I wrote my last post I instantly felt a weight lift. Not all of the weight, but some of it. And it was just enough weight to help. Since I wrote that post a week ago, I haven’t cried. I haven’t unnecessarily snapped at Matt or Riley. And I […]

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Not Okay.

March 21, 2017

TweetI have a confession. Last week, I was not okay. Not in the least. I broke down crying several days in a row. I was lethargic. I was short-tempered. Everything was spiraling downwards and I didn’t know why. Nothing was okay. I was not okay. Friends and family would ask me how I was doing […]

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It’s Okay to Sit.

March 13, 2017

TweetI have a confession to make: Sometimes, I sit down at the park. Not that big of a confession, but one I felt needed sharing nonetheless. You guys. Sometimes I walk Riley to the park and I just want him to play. I don’t want to have to follow him around and monitor his every […]

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March 8, 2017

Tweet Drinking. All the coffee. And wine. But mostly coffee. Watching. Everything. Seriously, my Netflix queue is bursting and my DVR is full. But my current favorites right now are Big Little Lies, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Black Mirror and TGIT. Reading. The Underground Railroad and albeit a real serious subject, it’s pretty good so far. […]

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