In A Nutshell

I've been blogging since 2002 as a way to scratch my itch to write and tell stories. This blog started as a parenthood blog then went unused for periods of time while I worked, parented, and wifed. Now it periodically comes back when I get the urge to write.

Here is my old nutshell:

I'm not an expert, but I am honest about my experiences. There is no "one ring to rule them all" way to approach life. That being said, this blog chronicles our journey to conception, early parenthood, and overall adulting. Its full of frustration, sarcasm, hope, medical jargon, and personal experiences.

My husband and I decided to start trying to have a baby around Christmas of 2009. It took over a year to finally conceive. The first blog posts are related to our frustrations and disappointments on that journey.

On October 28th 2011, Joanna Rose was born at 10lb 4oz. She makes us laugh every day, even when we were too tired to think straight. We made baby food, cloth diapered, baby wore, and more.

We decided to have another baby. Sadly, on June 29th, our second child went directly to the arms of God. Our loss coincided with a major storm that knocked out our power for 9 days. Left powerless, we had to rely and lean into God without the distraction of our man-made comforts.

On November 25th 2013, Susan Louise was born at 10lb 1oz in the hospital where I was born. Our daughters adore each other (usually) and our family is complete.

In August of 2016, I jumped back into musical theater after a 13 year hiatus. It's been wonderful!

On December 15, 2016, my dad died suddenly of a heart attack. He had no previous heart condition and we were shocked.

I continue to write when I find the the time and drive.


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