a birthday & a break

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20 months ago we were blessed with the arrival our little girl. It was stunning and beautifully fulfilling all at the same time. It was also the last time that Ky and I have spent a night alone. We’ve gone to dinner, movies and have had our (small) share of date nights but until now we (read: ME) hadn’t felt comfortable leaving M for the entire night. It was time. So, in celebration of Ky’s big 3-0, we scheduled a mountain getaway and left M for a play-dough playing, banana bread eating good time at her grandparents. Turns out, it’s shockingly quiet and relaxing without a toddler to play with all evening. We went to the spa, ate dinner out and drank wine like we owned the place. We also talked about M all night and made a few phone calls to tell her we missed her. It was hard and it was fun and it was fantastic all balled up into one tiny trip.

Side note to this; Isn’t it so wonderful to have a spouse? It’s like you gain a birthday. ‘Oh, you want to dinner for your birthday? Darn, I guess I’ll come too’ ‘Wait, you want a massage? Sign me up as well’ I’m such a good wife.

Enjoy! Melissa




We have a few family members in town this weekend and Little M couldn’t be any happier. Who else gives you this kind of attention? Claps when you clap. Says ‘yayyyy’ with you over and over. Just adores the way you make every move. I mean, really, I didn’t even stage that picture. She is in heaven.

Watching how much they love her is so fun for me. I know I love her. {You guys, you should have heard the laugh she was letting out last night because my pony tail was moving around. Melted my heart. And, gave me a small headache because I didn’t want it to stop so I kept shaking my dumb head around.} But, to watch others really enjoy her and to see how she can brighten someones day by exerting absolutely no effort and just being herself is pretty awesome. A lesson in life from a baby for sure.






Her Auntie Jenna and Uncle Derek are here visiting the Emerald City because Derek is in the national tour of Flashdance. Ky and I are going tonight and I can hardly contain my excitement to get to see this guy on stage. Sorry M, we will have to tell you all about it when we get home. Can. Not. Wait.

Don’t worry! I’m sure I’ll have a full recap on Monday. Until then, we are going to enjoy our company and let M soak up all her attention.

Have a great weekend.

Enjoy! Melissa