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Growing Up & Settling In

IMG_20130408_194843You have two kids, two houses and have been working for the same company for over 9 years…face it you’re an adult.

As one of my co-workers casually explained when I commented on getting older, but still feeling like I really wasn’t an adult yet. Now that I am officially closer to 40 than 30, I guess I am an adult, but I just don’t feel that old (if Jenn wouldn’t cringe at my poor fashion sense, I would still be rockin Vans). Continue reading “Growing Up & Settling In”

Here We Go…Maybe

dsc_3782-2Having the chance for one-on-one time with either of our kids is something I thoroughly enjoy, but I have been dreading my Sunday with Nolin for a few weeks.

Not because I didn’t want to spend time with him, but because I was afraid I may fail as a parent. If I failed at this, the consequences could be pretty messy (to say the least). Yep, Sunday was Day 1 of the Potty Time Party. It was Nolin/Daddy day and I was dreading it. Continue reading “Here We Go…Maybe”

Doubting Thomas

This past weekend was Memorial Day which provided an opportunity to celebrate our freedom and honor those soldiers who have helped make our country what it is. Unfortunately it is more commonly simply associated with the start of summer and new beginnings.

As I mentioned in A Change Is Gonna Come, Nolin was celebrating his new-found freedom and we were just starting our new beginnings as Nolin transitioned from his crib to a toddler bed. We weren’t sure we would be prepared to handle our little man growing up. Well let’s be honest, we weren’t sure we were ready to go back to sleepless nights.

Jenn sadly declared, Our life is over. We knew that things would truly never be the same. We would no longer be able to enjoy our routine of teeth brushing, reading stories and saying goodnight to all the animals of the world (from Nolin’s paintings of the 7 Continents). Now we were going to be faced with agonizing cries, late nights, and toys thrown every where. Continue reading “Doubting Thomas”

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