October 22, 2014

what happened to that spark?

The romance between me and this Blog is fading. Our spark is much more of a low flicker from time to time. But it's just a season and I know once I push through it, I'll be grateful I did.

This past weekend we celebrated Mike's birthday! He turned the big 2-7 and I like to call him old because I'm still only 25. Even though he's really not old at all. He hates it, I love it.

We went to a friends party for their daughter and Em lost at musical chairs, really she was actually kind of lost so we've gotta work on that. Maddie enjoyed moving the chairs all around the living room and getting attention from everyone. Such a ham.

Em's doing really great in school, she's in the most advanced group of her class and her teacher had zero complaints.

The girls costumes are ready for Halloween. Maddie's going to be a leopard and Em's Elsa, of course.
As much as I love candy I'm kind of ready for it to be November. Our friends are coming up for a weekend, Em turns 6, and my parents will be here for Thanksgiving. And of course, all the best shopping is in November.

The Christmas shopping list has begun! I'm going to stick to the "Something they want, something they need, and something to read" or at least I'm going to try.

Have you started Christmas shopping?

October 17, 2014

stripes and boots

For me Fall is the season of lightweight sweaters and really cute boots. And what is better than a super cute sweater!? A super cute AND custom fitted to your body sweater. Now let me introduce you to eShakti.
eShakti allows you the option to custom fit their clothes to your measurements, and for a tall girl like me, I love it. I usually have to size up in clothes to get the length which results in baggy ill fitted items. Our bodies aren't one size fits all and it's refreshing to see a company want to fit every BODY perfectly with such cute clothes.
It's so easy to put your measurements in too, the form even has help to tell you where specifically you should measure.

sweater c/o eShakti
So cute, right!?

The fit is perfect on me, and I loved that I had the option to make the sweater shorter or longer. I went for longer because I plan to wear it with leggings. A lot. It's so soft and the quality is great. Don't be surprised when you see me in this sweater a lot over the next few months.

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October 15, 2014

Remembering the babies

I always talk freely about my miscarriages, not because I want sympathy, but because I believe we need to talk about it. It changed me in a lot of ways and I remember some people in my family sort of just brushing it off like "Oh you'll be fine".. honestly I wanted to punch those people in the face. I was not fine. I think my first miscarriage was the hardest because I had seen the baby and the heartbeat not long before I had my next appointment and found out the heart had stopped, I also had to have a D&C and was an emotional wreck. I put on my brave face up until the point that they wheeled me away and then I lost it.

The two losses after that were a little easier, if there is such a thing when talking about miscarriage. I knew what to do and after the third one my doctor finally took the situation seriously and decided to talk to me about my options. Which is why I believe we have a healthy and rambunctious 15 month old.

When I think back to the emotions of the miscarriages I do get teary eyed. It's something that will never leave me. Something that I will always hold close to my heart. Despite how long or short they were with me, they will always be a part of me.