Category Archives: Kids

2018 is Coming to a Close

With two kids under 4 (one of whom is not a fan of sleeping by herself), the days are merry and bright but the nights are anything but silent. Anyone else with us?? Having said that, 2018 has been overall a very rewarding year. Here are some highlights from the year: Nora began to walk, then run… and she hasn’t stopped moving since. She continues to master new skills faster than we can track. She’s taller, weighs more, and moves faster than … Continue reading

Happy Christmas 2017

Hi friends and family! As 2017 races to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year and share some of our experiences with you all. The year began with finding out we were pregnant again and due in September. That set the tone for much of the year, with us prepping the new baby’s room, finally setting up a true “guest room,” and getting ready to figure out how to deal with two children (spoiler … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2016!

Well it’s that most wonderful time of the year again! But wow what a busy time of year it is as well. 2016 has been a crazy year… our first full calendar year with a child! A baby… a toddler. Boy, toddlers are fun! Did I say fun? I meant crazy. Am I asking myself questions? Yes. Toddlers make you crazy, so… Michael’s job sent us to San Antonio in February to start the year off with a little fun. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2015!

If I could sum up 2015 in just a few words, I would call it: The year of the Clara Our beautiful, exciting, confusing, precious, frustrating, but mostly amazing daughter Clara was born at the beginning of April. This was a bit earlier than planned (a little less than 3 weeks), which was a bit of a bummer for Natalie because her time off work had only just started 24 hours before she went into labor. So much for time to … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Fishers!

Well we’ve been awful at updating this. blog It’s literally been a year… But what a year it’s been! Highlights of 2014 (aka the TL;DR version of this post): Bought a house. Retired from Starbucks. Found out we’re having a baby. The year started off with us truly beginning the house-hunting process in earnest, which we are so happy to report was a fun and pain-free process, thanks in large part to our realtor/my cousin’s husband, Steve Clark. He’s awesome. Seriously. Go … Continue reading


Whoa, settle down. I just created the category so that there’d be one here, for the future. We’re not quite there yet. Though that does bring up an interesting topic for discussion. What have you and your spouse talked about? Have kids as soon as they happen (leave it to chance), or wait a while? And how long? What are you waiting for?