Tuesday, December 31, 2013


This past year was pretty eventful for my little family. There was a lot of good, a little bad, and a few ugly moments but overall, it was a wonderful year. I made a few new friends in Iowa, my silly boy turned one, I gave birth to my daughter, Travis found his career, I moved to a new city and made even more new friends. I hope 2014 brings even more good into our lives and that it's full of opportunities for us to grow and thrive.

Here's a few of my favorite pictures from the last year in no particular order! (I apologize for the cruddy phone quality of some)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yesterday we spent the day with some friends. It was a great day that ended with an awesome fajita dinner and an ornament exchange.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arya's new seat

This is actually her second new carseat. She hated the infant bucket so we initially picked up a Graco My Size.  We ended up having a few issues with the seat so we got a refund and picked up a Diono Radian r120 instead. As you can see, she thinks it's chest clip is delicious.

Arya Rose, Four Months Old!

At four months old Arya is 25.5" tall, 15 pounds 5 oz, wearing 9 month tops and 9-12 month bottoms (largely due to cloth diapering again)!

Cuddling mom and dad and occasionally Brayden
Grabbing at things
Her swing
Her (borrowed) bouncy chair
Water, this girl loves her baths

Being tired, girl will fight sleep like no other.
Brayden's shrieking when he's angry or impatiently waiting for food
Bottles, she still won't take them.
Daddy's coughing and sneezing

Monday, December 2, 2013

Brayden is eighteen months old!

This is a few days late seeing as he hit 18 months on the 23rd but we were all sick! At eighteen months old Brayden is 27 pounds, 33 inches tall, wearing 2T tops and bottoms, and toddler size 6 shoes. He's learning new things each and every day. He's such a bright boy!

Mom and Dad
Tablet time (he has a Nabi Jr.)
All electronics (he finds them no matter where they're hidden)
Bubbles Guppies, Paw Patrol and most Nick Jr. shows
Most fruit
Green Beans, Broccoli, and Potatoes
Chicken and pork (not a huge fan of beef)
Running around
Stomping on different surfaces
Showers and baths

New people
Nebulizer treatments (all of us except Arya had pneumonia)
Being redirected/told no
Getting dressed
The sun hitting his face in the car

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sorry I've been MIA lately, my kids have been keeping me busy, my husband came downnwith pnuemonia, and I've been hanhing out with a new friend! I'll be back to my regular schedule here in a few days.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Twelve Weeks Old

My sweet little girl is already twelve weeks old. Where has the time gone? 

Arya Likes:
Her blanket our friend Annie made her
Her swing
Mommy and Daddy cuddles
To 'talk'
Her new car seat! (Graco My Size 70)
Her new owl car mirror
Our Ergo carrier, she loves being worn
Arya Dislikes:
Bottles (she won't even take one, we're working on it)
Brayden's yelling (even when it's just him being happy)
Her old car seat
Daddy's ringtone on his phone
Tummy time (She thinks it's evil and does nothing but scream) 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Apple Picking!

One of the things that I insisted we absolutely had to do this fall was go apple picking as a family. A quick search on google helped me find Cider Hill Family Orchard! The orchard was beautiful and we actually picked a perfect afternoon to go (84 degrees with a really nice breeze). Brayden had a blast running around the trees (and we think he enjoyed the hayride, it's hard to tell at 16 months). We're hoping we can make it back out there before the picking season is over.

Arya slept the entire time we were there in our Ergobaby Carrier. If we do make it our there again, hopefully she decides to be awake for some pictures.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Finally picked up a snuggabunny-

I don't know how we lived without it before! Her old swing (from Brayden) was awful since day one. Pardon the blurry phone picture (it's moving) but we scored this swing for $65 off of craigslist here in KC and she loves it.

Maybe I can finally get some unpacking and organizing done in this apartment to make it feel more like home! Once we're fully settled in I'll start posting more.

Monday, September 23, 2013


It's stressful! We made it to KC safely last night and we're in the process of unloading everything today! So far I'm loving everything about being here. I look forward to my computer being up and running so I can write a thorough post!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Me and Travis back in May 2010 when he came to New York to move me to Iowa. I'm standing on the Tri-State Rock. When you're on this monument, you're in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all at once!

This is it-

This weekend is going to be a huge (and busy) weekend for my little family! We're making the official move from Waterloo, IA to Kansas City, KS! I still have a ton of packing and cleaning to do since attempting to get anything done with two under two is practically impossible! I can't wait to be all settled into our apartment and have everything in it's rightful place. I look forward to being able to cook REAL meals again and getting to cuddle my husband again.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A boy and his box

Earlier today I gave Brayden an empty box to play with. He ended up falling in and getting stuck. He was angry I took a picture before helping him out.

A Goofy Grin

My sweet girl was all smiles this afternoon. It's hard to believe she's six weeks old already. It feels like just yesterday we got our BFP.

A Brief Introduction

Hello and welcome to my new blog! I'm Kaitlin. I'm a 22 year old wife and mother. My husband's name is Travis, we've been married since February 2012. We have two children together, a boy and girl. Our son's name is Brayden, he was born in May 2012. Our daughter's name is Arya, she was born in August 2013.