Palm Sprangs

Daniel and I love love love Palm Springs. I always had this desire to go there because my mom TMI revealed that’s where I was conceived, so in some ways it’s my homeland and where I strang into existance.

This was our third year going and we figure out how to enjoy it more and more with every trip (which happened to be with less kids this time, go figure). We always stay at the Ace (patio room, do it), but hope to one day upgrade to the Parker. Maybe someday when I’m either not pregnant or with tiny babies…. See you in 2034 Parker!

The first year we went I was around 5 weeks pregnant with Atlas and Ollie was around 14/15 months. It was super fun (besides the nausea + heat combo).


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TL;DR Survey Edition

Happy Saturday from Palm Springs! Daniel is still sleeping and I slept in until 5:30am! You’d think without kids you would have no problems sleeping but nope. (Kinda jk, I snoozed in two more 30 min chunks, but still).

Since I’m sans-kids and have all the free time in the world, lemme introduce myself and this lazy “blog” and link up with the other Jenna over at Call Her Happy. Found one of those mega cheese surveys we all would answer in high school because we all know these ask the hardest, deepest questions. (And yes, not all the numbers are there because I deleted some that were just too emo like when was the last time I was so annoyed I cried…)

1. selfie



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Why I’m not having a home birth

Besides accepting the fact that I really was pregnant and would have 3 3 and under, accepting that having this baby at home wasn’t the best choice this time around was incredibly difficult. It wasn’t an easy choice at all. It would seem pretty easy going from 2 hard, unmedicated births to the luxury and blessing of possibly having a medicated birth, but it was so much more than that.

When I found out I was pregnant, Atlas’ birth was still so fresh in my mind. All I could think about was how I couldn’t endure that again. Our bank account couldn’t endure that again. So that left us with the option of a hospital birth which felt like betrayal. Who goes from having home births to a hospital birth!? It’s usually the other way around! The more I explored the possibility of birthing in the hospital, the more I felt that I needed to connect with other women who have made that leap from home birth to hospital. I stumbled upon Bonnie’s blog, The Knotted Life, and her birth story for her son Joseph Peter. I wasn’t crazy and I wasn’t the first person in the world to make that transition! I even found out about some women in my community who had their first few at home or unmedicated and decided to change it up. I then found Bonnie’s post on Team Whitaker and at the ends she says,

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7QT: Snoozin my life away

1. I’ve been wanting to blog since being back but every time I have the opportunity I either fall asleep putting the kids down for a nap/go to bed early or soak in a bath. Can’t get out of beddddd.

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Vacation All I Ever Wanted

We’re back (technically not yet…writing this one handed on my phone on the airplane while Atlas and Oliver bless us with a nap)!

If someone told me 5 years that I would be homesick for the burbs while staying in an amazing apartment in New York I wouldn’t believe it. (If someone told me about most aspects of my current life 5 years ago I wouldn’t believe it). Can’t wait to drive my compact SUV to Trader Joe’s and Target and maybe even Whole Foods for a coffee.

New York has so many amazing things about it. Pretty much everything besides being family friendly. Stairs.stairs.stairs. High chairs are like 4 leaf clovers.

I’ve never received so many looks of pure disgust walking down the street! I was a spectacle!?

“Wow. You’re courageous.”

“Oh gosh. You’re brave.”


Trying realllllll hard to look past the fact that I ruined 2 pairs of shoes, stained probably every shirt I brought, Atlas and Ollie have colds, Ollie is catching up on his terrible twos he missed out on and how I foolishly made an OB appt for tomorrow morning.

But we saw Martha Stewart and Kirsten Dunst so there’s that.


What else, what elseeee….

Amidst the chaos of this week, Daniel and I settled on our Babymoon/5yr Anny Palm Springs trip to be 2 nights rather than 1. Never have needed a real vacation so badly.

I’m loving that The Bachelorette is back. It’s the simple things ya know.

I’m also starting to think about my hospital bag… What do you put in yours?

Today is mine and Daniel’s 7 year dating anniversary! Go us!

Got an email from the vet that it’s Cedric’s 5th birthday. Cool.

Well, both legs are asleep. I’m out.

Brain officially dumped.

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~having the time of our lives~