Miscellaneous Musings.

by katelin on December 6, 2017

I feel like my brain has been all over the place lately. Like I can’t keep thoughts straight and my to-do lists are taking over and sweet mercy, what is going on? So, with that, have a peek inside my brain these days:

“Growing a person is just so weird. It’s amazing, but it’s freaking weird.”

“Will I ever sleep again? I miss sleep.”

“Please don’t let some terrible story come out about Keanu Reeves, I just couldn’t handle that right now.”

“Who is actually more excited for Christmastime, me or Riley? I still can’t totally tell.”

“You know what sounds good right now, mayonaise and pesto on a tortilla with cheese. You know what also sounds good? Chocolate.”

“It’s so windy, I should probably be wearing real shoes right now instead of flip flops.”

“Is there such a thing as too much sugar? God, I hope not.”

“Wait, is Riley still talking to me? Whoops. No idea what’s going on right now.”

“You need me to make my next dentist appointment for six months from now. HOLY CRAP. MY LIFE WILL BE SO DIFFERENT SIX MONTHS FROM NOW.”

“Just how many times will I watch The Holiday this month? My guess is five. Maybe more.”

“Can I just give everyone Riley artwork for Christmas and call it a day?”

“How many things can we do with Riley in the next three months before his world is totally rocked?”

“Is it nap time yet?”

“How many days have I worn these leggings now? Crap, do they have a hole in them? Thank goodness for long shirts, amiright?”

“Whose smile is cheesier, mine or Riley’s?”


What’s on your mind lately, kids?


happy wednesday!

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Holiday Wonder.

by katelin on November 28, 2017

Christmas snow
Last night when I was driving Riley home from my mother-in-law’s house I made a quick detour to drive past a house that was decked out with lights. And I mean decked out. Lights all around the house, light up figurines all over the yard, the works.

I slowed down to point  it out to Riley and all I could hear was “Oh wooooow.” Followed by “Mommy, is it Christmastime?”

And I’m pretty sure my heart grew three sizes.

Last week we went to a tree lightning downtown and at the end of it, Santa arrived and fake snow (aka bubbles) fell down over everyone. And you guys, Riley lost his dang mind. I don’t know if it was Santa or the bubbles or the Christmas music, but all of it gave me so many feelings. I loved seeing his eyes light up while on Matt’s shoulders.

I know Riley doesn’t totally understand the holidays just yet, but hearing him and seeing him get so excited about the holiday wonder makes me oh so very happy.

It also makes me so excited for the things to come, like decorating our apartment, zoo lights, more lights, singing Christmas music, all of it.


Do you still get that holiday wonder?


happy tuesday!

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Riley Chat.

November 14, 2017

Tweet Lately, Riley has been turning up the cute factor. Especially when it comes to his future baby brother. If you follow me on Twitter then you’ve been privy to some of Riley’s funny anecdotes, but I figured here would be the perfect place to share some of them as well, so here goes. Baby […]

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Roaring Halloween Nights.

November 2, 2017

TweetGuys, Halloween with a toddler is no joke. Actually, scratch that, it’s a huge joke. It’s negotiation. And it’s reassuring your kid that everything out there is “NOT REAL.” And it’s candy bribery. And it’s eating all your kids’ candy when they’re asleep. And it’s wearing matching costumes because you can and because you not […]

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Halfway 2.0

October 27, 2017

Tweet So here we are, already halfway through this pregnancy. I have no idea how that happened. And it still hasn’t totally sunk in that it’s really happening. I figured I’d revisit the halfway recap that I did when I was pregnant with Riley, crazy to see how similar and yet different these pregnancies have […]

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Toddler Dreams.

October 24, 2017

Tweet In the past few weeks Riley has woken up with nightmares. Poor kid, there is literally not much I can do for him except hold him and snuggle him and help him get back to sleep. However, so far when I’ve gone to comfort him, he’s greeted me with the following proclamations: “MOMMY, WHERE […]

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The World Turned Upside Down.

October 19, 2017

TweetSo yes, last week was weird. And tinted with sadness. But by the weekend, it was a bit on the up and up. On Saturday I got to celebrate one of my best friend’s son’s 11th birthday. I remember when that kid was born and holy moly, being at the birthday party for an 11 year […]

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On Loss.

October 17, 2017

TweetA week ago Monday my grandma passed away at the age of 104. She would have been 105 this Friday. So needless to say, last week was a weird one. I saw her the Sunday before she died and basically just spent an hour holding her hand while she slept. I didn’t really even say […]

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