July 14th, we found out that we’re having another BOY! He looks healthy, is nice and active, and measured in the 75th percentile. Another big, handsome guy to love. How fortunate am I?! We truly had no preference between having another boy or having a girl, but I’d say if I had to pick between […]


Hello, hello, hello. I’m back from a whole lot of nothing, but a necessary nothing. I had to retract into my non-blogging turtle shell this past month (or two) or so because life has been both under and overwhelming. Underwhelming because until two days ago, not a single step was made toward moving to New […]

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Ever since the surprise result of the 2016 election, I’ve been meaning to read J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. I finally picked it up after spying it on my mom’s shelf and ended up devouring this aching memoir in two days’ worth of nap times. My family’s house in Ohio about 45 minutes away from where […]

Weekend Takes

Now that we have a ONE-year-old I catch myself calling him a baby and correcting to toddler… a title that he’s thoroughly earned! Although he still likes to hold hands and tote me around the house to ensure greater stability on his expeditions, he’s walking pretty confidently. He still has a long way to go on stair […]

Catching Up

Hey everyone! Sorry about the absence. We’ve had a lot going on the last few weeks, starting with: Tyler’s graduation from IBOLC! Woo. Hoo. It feels so good to get another training class under our belts! Jay and I spent most of the time wandering around the back of the auditorium with the rest of […]

A Year With the Army

March marked one year that our family has been with the Army, although I just seem to be processing it now! I blame it on Jay’s stormy period that began around then 😉 So here we are, one year down, at least two to go… maybe 19+ more if we go “all the way.” I […]

11 Months!

Thanks for all of the love on Baby Reeves! You’re the best supporters a gal could ask for. I hope to continue sharing more on our growth as the weeks go on. Being able to celebrate with so many loved ones makes this time so special. Speaking of growth, let’s talk about Jay at 11 […]

A new…

baby!! !!!! We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be welcoming another little soul in late November or early December. Probably early December if previous experience is any indication 😉 I’m about 12 1/2 weeks along right now and the baby is looking GREAT, praise God. I had my twelve week appointment last Thursday and […]

Jays of the Week

This past weekend we went back to Indianapolis and Bloomington for Tyler’s friends’ wedding! It was so much fun to see our family and old friends. Jay did great on both plane rides and was such a trooper with all the traveling. He’s used to spending his days with just boring ol’ Mom, so it […]