So last year I totally copied Pinterest and decided to ask Kahlan 20 questions. The plan is to ask her the same 20 questions for the next 10 years or so and then put together a cute little scrapbook for her. So here it goes… 20 Questions with Kahlan… 5 years old…


What is your favorite color? Purple

What is your favorite toy? Polly Pockets

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Fish sticks

What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries

What is your favorite show on TV? Cinderella

What is your favorite animal? A dog (this probably has a lot to do with her getting her very own puppy Jax for Christmas)

What is your favorite song? Hannah Hannah Hiccups

What is your favorite book? Look and Find Books

What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play on the School playground

What is your favorite drink? Sprite

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Donuts

What do you want to be when you grow up? A princess

What is your favorite outfit? A dress

Who is your best friend? Ashley (from KinderCare, which is very fun since they are at different schools this year but still get together once a month for a play date)

What is your favorite holiday? Friday, that’s a holiday right Mama?

What do you like to sleep with? Polly Bear & Ella Bear (the two bears she made at Build A Bear

What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Chicken Alfredo

What is your favorite cereal? Fruity Pebbles

What is your favorite game? Hide & Go Seek

What is your favorite snack? Cupcakes

And just for fun…

Kahlan, who is your favorite person? Mama

Scotty and I had so much fun listening to all her answers. I am looking forward to doing this every year and being able to look back and see how much her answers change over the years. Can’t believe my baby girl is going to be five. She doesn’t even look like a baby anymore.


A New Year

Happy New Year!

Wow what a year we had in 2013!

My baby turned four years old, she started sleeping in her own bed ALL NIGHT LONG EVERY NIGHT, she started 4k, she had her 1st friend over to the house, she fell in love with Disney Princesses, she convinced Grandma to pierce her ears and she convinced Mommy and Daddy to buy her a puppy for Christmas!


We made some great memories. We went camping, spent long weekends at Grammy & Poppy’s house, built our first snow fort, learned how much fun water parks can be.


We also had some hard days learning to let go of someone we loved and helping Kahlan though her first experience with death when my mother-in-law passed away six weeks after finding out that she had cancer. The end of our summer became a whirlwind of spending as much time with her as we could while also helping my father-in-law.


2013 was the year that I also FINALLY came to grips with infertility and stopped letting it define who I am and who I want to become. I’m not saying I don’t have hard days. But I am so grateful for my family of three, so grateful to be Kahlan’s mommy. I feel like I have finally gotten to a place of peace and acceptance. Really how could this little girl not be more than I will ever need.


So here is to a new year filled with brand new opportunities to create more awesome memories. I’m planning to be here more often this year to share those memories with you.

Happy New Year from our family to yours!



Every Day

She wants to wear her new Dora dress from Grandma every day…


I’m trying to convince her once a week is enough.

Too Early

5:30 was a little too early for the munchkin today she said she was gonna take a shower with me but when I got out I found her like this…


The other day Scott and I were at Dick’s Sporting Goods and they were having a sign up for soccer. There was a group of little girls all Kahlan’s age all bouncy. Kahlan is a bouncy kid. She has a ton of energy so when I saw all those little girls with the same amount of energy I decided soccer might be a good outlet.

So yesterday it was off to the Y to sign Kahlan up for their 4 year old summer soccer program. It runs for 7 weeks this summer. Kahlan could not be more excited…


I hope she loves it…



We need more sunny days, please spring get here and STAY!!