One Month

My baby boys,

Today marks one month since you forever changed me and Papa’s life. During my pregnancy I loved the idea of you two boys, but I knew once I saw you I would fall madly in love- and I was right. The doctors tell me you’re identical, but not to me. Each one of you are uniquely different in looks and personality.


Your momma’s big boy. You have an insatiable appetite! It sometimes drives me crazy because I know you can’t fit anymore milk in that small belly of yours. However, even knowing that, sometimes I cave and give you a “snack” (usually about an ounce or so) between feeding times. Nana calls you a “tank” because at this point you are the bigger of the two. You grew so fast in the last two weeks that I cry sometimes and want time to SLOW DOWN. You have a gentle and patient demeanor (except when your hungry and that statement is no longer applicable). Your such a good baby and you love to cuddle with me. Your spirit now reflects the kind of baby you were in the womb. I almost never felt you kick me unless I was at the doctors office. It’s like you knew and wanted an audience. They always commented on how active you were and I could only reply, “right..”. I have a little song for you and it goes like this, ” Jamie the baby, Jamie the delay” (2). I’ll sing it to you someday when your older. 


I call you Little Liam. At two weeks you and Jameson weighed the same but you carry your weight differently. Your head is narrow like your mom’s and your hair is, dare I say, red? In normal light it looks like a light brown, but when the sunlight hits, your hair is an unmistakable shade of red. Your papa was afraid you two weren’t going to look a thing like him and it’s turning out to be quite the opposite. You are my twin with the most energy! Minutes out of the womb, you were the first to open your eyes and take in the world. You are always alert and make a perfect “blue steel” look. When you were 2 weeks old we nicknamed you dinner bell because you are always the one to signal us when it was time to eat. And you have a song too and it goes like this: “Llliiaammm, little little Llliiaammm”. Upon request, I will sing this tune to you as well when you’re older. 

This entry is for you, but it is largely in part for me. I know how swift, precious and short this season is and I’m a lover of the small details in life. I don’t want to forget your unique quirks, your daily routines because before you know it, the tot stage will begin and this arduous, but beautiful stage of your life will fade from our memories. I thank God for you daily and I’m happy God called me to be your mother. I love you boys! 

Bike Rides and Anniversaries

This past July my husband and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it’s already been two years. It’s come and gone so quickly. My brother-in-law was doing the Seattle to Portland bike ride and we had already agreed to pick him up on Sunday. But we didn’t see any problems with that because we had all Saturday to ourselves.

Whenever my husband announces that we’re going to Portland, I get giddy. The food culture there is so outrageously good. It’s always a foodie dream-come-true. When we first got together I was obsessed with grilled cheese. I almost had one every single day (no joke). During our dating years, Sam took me on a road trip to Portland to experience a grilled cheese food truck (MIND BLOWN) and for our anniversary we revisited the same food truck!
WHAT WE ORDERED: their special pesto grilled cheese with added bacon
RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I would give this a four star if the wait wasn’t so long. That being said it’s still worth the wait (I would estimate we waited 30 mins or so)! The food truck shares a lot with a big picnic area and a school bus for indoor eating. Very creative way to enjoy your grilled cheese.
Next, we visited a place called the Grotto. It’s a place of solitude for Catholics. It has a monastery, beautiful gardens and a massive outdoor grotto. Even though I’m Protestant, this place was one of the highlights of our trip. We got married in a small grotto and I loved seeing one of this magnitude. Just one word of advice- if you would like to explore the gardens they are an additional cost, but so worth it!
On this particular trip, we used Priceline express deals to book a last-minute hotel. I would highly recommend using this feature because you save a lot of money and stay in new places! For example, we booked a three star hotel room along the river for $209 a night.
I’m a creature of habit when it comes to food, but Sam found a nice restaurant on the river where we enjoyed a great happy hour feast.
WHAT WE ORDERED: nearly every single happy hour appetizer. The fish and chips were my fave.
RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sunday morning while waiting for my brother-in-law to finish the Seattle to Portland bike ride, we walked to Voodoo Donuts. I’m not a donut person, but I just had to try the voodoo doll donut! My husband and I got her own when really we could’ve shared. It was gigantic!


I’m now 26 years old and I met Samuel when I was 21. It’s mind-blowing to think we’ve been together that long already. And as corny as it sounds, it’s not long enough. I will be forever grateful to the Lord for bringing my best friend into my life.
Cheers to many more years of adventure!

How About We for Couples

Hello Everyone:

Have you heard about HowAboutWe for Couples?

It’s like Groupon or Livingsocial but for fun date nights! How awesome is that?

Currently in Seattle, some dates from their datebook include: indoor skydiving, Macklemore concert tickets, yoga classes, dinner (yummy) and classes on the art of rope bondage…ooh lala! Personally, I’m interested in some good eats and concert tickets.

You can sign up and and browse their dates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle (and they’re expanding to new cities soon).

Check them out here!

And since we’re on the topic of romance, here’s a picture of a beautiful sunset taken by my good friend Joy. I love Seattle sunsets!