Thursday, July 19, 2012


Anybody who is my facebook friend, which is probably all of you… if there’s anybody even reading this… sorry, because I’m totally just stealing events off of my facebook page and putting them on my blog. 

Okay, so a Luke moment not to be forgotten.  I thought Luke was in his room taking a nap.  I went in to check on him and he had dumped a full bottle of baby powder all. over. his. room.  It’s so funny looking back on this because I had totally forgotten about him doing that!  It was very unlike him.  He also took off his diaper and peed all over his room.  He peed IN his toybox and all over the carpet.  I was astonished.  I sent him to the living room and told him to sit there while I cleaned up and when I went to check on him this is how I found him.


He was worn out from making all that mess for me!  I couldn’t help but fall more in love with his insanely cute little self in that moment.  Then I went and cleaned up some more pee/powder and maybe some of that bursting love faded again :)  Just kidding!



My sweet Valentines.  Luke’s shirt said “the Ladies <3 Me” and Dylan’s said “Ladies Man.” 

Our great friends Jake and Lynsi got married at the end of February in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  I briefly considered going when the details were first set, but quickly decided it was a ridiculous thought.  Well, about three weeks before the wedding Tommy and I talked about it and I booked it.  Tommy stayed home with the kids (have I mentioned how much I love my husband) and I went to the DR.  I actually traveled completely alone because I was so late to the game I couldn’t get on a flight with anybody else.  I was pretty proud of myself for traveling internationally alone. 



The wedding was beautiful and I had SUCH a great time for the 3ish days I was there.  It was completely relaxing and I was really able to let go of everything going on at home.  Until I got a call at about 4 am on Sunday morning.  It was my sister.  See, right before I left Bonnie told me “I’m terrified that I’m going to go into labor while you’re all in the Dominican Republic.”  I said rather bitchily “You’re NOT going to go into labor while we’re in the DR Bonnieeeeee.”  She wasn’t due until March 7th.  And she had that baby without me!!  I tried to get on a flight home right away but it just wasn’t doable.  I was really upset.  I was supposed to be in the room when she was born.  Instead I was hundreds of miles away. 

My beautiful baby niece Elizabeth Paige Martin was born at 12:27 am 2/27 at 6 lbs 11 oz. 


This Mimi is in heaven!


Luke is so excited!  He says her name kind of like “Yizbis”


My first time meeting her.  A little late, unfortunately.



  1. Awww Congrats on your new niece! Happy to be reading all of these updates!!