ten

Everly Alice, I'm writing to you on a plane for your 10 month birthday. These last three months have been full of trips and late nights working after you're in bed. I left you at 230 this morning and won't get to put you to bed for another week. Working is hard. Leaving you is... Continue Reading →

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better

This felt like the first weekend home in awhile and it did not disappoint. Spent some sweet time playing in bed, breakfast, and getting into everything. Little girl woke up in a sweet, giggly mood, a rarity because she is NOT a morning person. In contrast to the peace of our morning, another school shooting... Continue Reading →

nine

Tiny bear, After you were born, the doctor told me my scar might take up to 9 months to heal. Then at your 6 month check up, they said you might be walking at 9 months. Both times, 9 months felt distant. But here we are. You're changing so fast. You pull yourself up like... Continue Reading →

camp

Tiny bear, Your mom's job is weird. This week and most weeks, it means that mommy misses bed time at least twice a week. This week is different though - we're going to camp which brought extra late nights and this afternoon, we're leaving you with Grandmomma and Pappy until Sunday afternoon. I've been missing... Continue Reading →

eight

Little bear,  I have loved holidays with you. Christmas was full of lights and people and trees - all your favorite things. I get a week off and got to hang out with you from Christmas to New Year's. You climbed up your new little chair, pull yourself up to stand, and have sort of... Continue Reading →

new

We're two days away from Everly's 8 month birthday, but my feed is full of #2017bestnine photos so here we are with everyone recapping the year. I told Everly this morning that 2018 is the year that she will walk, say her first words, and grow some teeth (I hope). By this time next year,... Continue Reading →

card

I wish I did Christmas cards, but instead, I occasionally embrace my inner millennial and write on the internet instead. Here are the recipes that made 2017 for #teamhuey. We bought a house! 3 months in the basement 2 cats 1 pod stuffed with house 2 generous in-laws every bowl in the house (just ask... Continue Reading →

slow

Every year, December blows by faster and faster. I have an ornament from childhood that counts down into Christmas and I remember checking it multiple times during the day, agonizing about the days not passing quickly enough.  This year, I have to move the countdown clock several days at a time because I have forgotten... Continue Reading →

seven

Little Bear, You are both very small and very strong. At your 6 month doctor appointment, the doctor couldn't stop exclaiming about how much you move already. We took you on a carousel and while your cousins took seats in the carts, we went for it and put you on one of the moving horses.... Continue Reading →

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