I have had every intention of sharing Dessa's birth story on the blog since the day she was born. Before that, actually. I kept notes on my phone of the events leading up to her birth because I knew that I wanted to share them here, but then our sweet girl arrived. And I went … [Read more...]
Belated Easter Blessings from Our Family to Yours
Every holiday we celebrate as a family of three seems to always be more special and memorable than the one before and this Easter was no exception! We didn't do anything fancy, but it seems as though we always treasure the simplest moments the most. Our holiday recap is a few … [Read more...]
Our Family is Growing … Again!
Rob and I are excited to finally let you in on a growing little secret: Dessa is going to be a big sister! The baby is due October 7 and we are completely overjoyed. It has been incredibly difficult to keep the news a secret from our friends, family, and all of you and we … [Read more...]
‘Tis the Season!
There was something special about celebrating our first Christmas as a family of three last year, but it turns out that second Christmases are a lot more fun! Dessa was filled with excitement and joy all season long and we have loved every moment of our second Christmas as a … [Read more...]
A Trip to the Apple Orchard
Fall has arrived in Michigan! The season was off to an unusually warm start with early October temperatures often reaching into the 80's. Now that the cool weather has finally set in, we have been enjoying every possible moment of the shortened autumn weather before winter comes. … [Read more...]
No Nanny, No Problem: Juggling a Career Change, Childcare & Our Budget
Those of you who read Maria's teaching blog may already know this, but we've had a major change in our lives recently: Maria decided to leave the classroom this school year to focus her energy on blogging and spending more time with Dessa. Obviously, this is a huge deal, but … [Read more...]
A Trip to Mackinac Island: Our First Family Vacation
Well, it only took 14 months for us to muster the courage, but we did it! We took Dessa on our first-ever vacation as a family of three to Mackinac Island. We've had a few overnight trips the homes of friends or family members, but this was an actual, legitimate mini-vacation. … [Read more...]
The Super-Weird Thing That Happens When I Sleep At Night
We have a new form of late night entertainment in the Gavin household and it seems as though I am at the center of it. For the past few weeks, the strangest thing happens when I'm asleep. I don't know if this is a phase or the latest long-term change in my life to come from being … [Read more...]
Happy First Birthday, Dessa!
This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission each time someone makes a purchase through one of our links, which helps to support the blog. We hope you enjoy this little peek into our princess' very first birthday celebration. I cannot believe that our … [Read more...]