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Becky
Columbus, OH
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My mom brought the boys to the hospital to visit in the evening and was able to give Luke his first bath! Luke was not happy during his bath (and for many baths to come!!!) but he did calm down once he had been fed and was snuggled back up with me. One of my favorite things about Luke is that he has the same sensitive skin as his brother Henry. His face was a little bit blotchy and he got the same newborn rash that Henry had. Even though this was such a small thing that went away only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Lots to catch up on, but let's dive right into the most important thing that has happened!! Our beautiful son Luke has joined our family and I want to capture these moments before I forget about them. He is also such a treasured and precious part of our family! He was slow to make his debut, much like his brother William. I had been having contractions for about a week off and on leading up to my due date but they had only dilated me to 1 cm. On my due date, I could tell a very visible shift in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Photo sessions with just Rob and I can be stressful, but adding in 3 unpredictable boys it is really hard to tell what you will get!! The boys were a little tired and out of their element, but thankfully our photographer was super chill about it all and got some great photos for us!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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One of my goals for 2017 was to read 52 books... I have (surprisingly!) past this goal by quite a bit and have increased my goal to read 100. Here's what I read in August... I LOVED this book---it is about a little boy who wears dresses and his family reacts. I'm really simplifying this book, but it is excellent and so well done. I love reading about families and family dynamics--this is a great read. The Interestings is actually the opposite...not interesting. I finished the book, but would not recommend to my friends. This is the kind of book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Life seems to be moving really quickly lately and the weekends are such a welcome chance to catch up from the week. Rob was with his friends on Friday night, so the boys and I spent some quality time with my sister, her son, and my mom. We walked to an ice cream shop at the end of my sister's street and grilled out together. The evening was low-key and very fun. I love living so close to my sister and that our babies get to grow up together. :) Saturday morning brought soccer games for both of the boys.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Saturday morning Rob and I took Henry to the OSU Spring Game. This is our second year taking him and we really hope William can join us next year! I am so thankful Grandma and Grandpa watched William so we could have some fun. The Spring Game sold out so we were a little nervous about parking/lines but we had the best experience. We parked a few blocks from campus (and ended up with free parking!!) and walked around a campus bookstore. Henry picked out his first baseball cap--isn't he the cutest? Rob graduated from OSU and we both have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Easter is such a great holiday with kids! When we were going through infertility, I always looked forward to Easter with kids. This was the day I would see kids running around playing together, families taking pictures together, and it was honestly just such a tough day for me. I couldn't wait for this to be my life and now that it is my life, I am just thankful, thankful, thankful for these sweet babies I have to raise. Easter morning started out with Easter baskets and breakfast! (Please note William does not have a shirt on! :) ) Most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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This past week has been a little bit wild in our household. There's been tons of rain lately (and some snow!!) + Rob has been busy in the evenings + normal life. Wednesday evening brought us great weather and our local ice cream shop had just opened. Henry LIVES for chocolate milkshakes and I realized it was time to introduce William. They make kid's versions and William loved it (no surprise there!). Henry stuck with chocolate, but I got William a banana one. He loved it and I think will always want to be included in milkshake runs now! Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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This weekend was really nice! Friday evening we took the boys out to dinner with Rob's parents. We don't go out to eat often with the boys and it's always a throw of the dice to see what happens! The owner of the restaurant came through and gave Henry a coloring sheet. He totally bribed him by saying--if you complete this sheet I will give you some Oreo donuts. That is ALL Henry needed and he was really well behaved during dinner! Our food was delicious and we had the best time with Rob's parents. :) When we came home... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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I have been training for a half-marathon since the beginning of this year. This has involved SO many early morning runs, lots of sacrifice on sleep, and the complete support of my awesome husband. He has very willingly taken care of the boys on Saturday mornings, cooked me breakfast (oftentimes greeting me with breakfast when I walk through the door!!), and just all-around supported me. One of the tips I have received is that it is important to run a smaller race to prepare yourself for the big day. My race is at the end of April, so time was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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This weekend was really low-key, which is nice! Everyone by us was prepared for a major winter weather storm that never materialized. We were supposed to get tons of ice, lose power, be stuck in our homes, the whole bit. When I woke up early on Saturday, we barely even had any rain! I was due to run with my running group, but was back home by 8 AM. Rob and the boys were starting to stir so we all got ready and went to Bob Evan's for breakfast. It is always risky to take the boys out to eat,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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One of the things I love about our house is we have a laundry room and small mudroom area right when you come in from the garage. We almost always use this door as our main entrance/exit door so tons of stuff gets dumped in this area (jackets, mittens, backpacks!). This has really been an eyesore and I finally decided to do something about it! First, I had a giant old cabinet in this area that collected junk, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, everything that we didn't know where to put it. I cleaned this out (and found some fun treasures!)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Our weekend was FREEZING cold here--like 3 degrees freezing cold! Add in the wind chill and we were chilled to the bone. Friday evening we stayed home, had dinner, and just hung out. The week was kind of tough after coming back from the holidays and I think we all wanted some family time and to just be relaxed! Saturday morning I woke up early for an Orangetheory class and then ran just under 4 miles with my sister. It was super cold so I was extra proud of us. It was also the furthest my sister has run since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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I am a little sad I haven't kept up blogging like I wanted to. I have loved having this space to keep track of my family and what we've been up to! I am going to make it one of my New Year's resolutions to post something at least once a week, even if it's quick, without pictures, etc. I miss remembering what's going on in the boy's lives way too much! A quick update on our lives--- William is 17 months old (today!) and is such a bright spot in our days. He has a great personality--so easy-going and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Our Labor Day weekend has already been so much fun! We started the weekend with a trip to the Sweet Corn Festival by our house. I LOVE going to this festival because it is small enough that you don't feel crowded, but there is still enough to enjoy! William really loved the tap dancers and the soft pretzels. He got to sit with his great-grandma and LOVED the dancers. I kept catching him clapping and dancing along. :) While William was up dancing, Henry had to take a quick break in the stroller to get a snack. Henry REALLY went... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet boy, William! William, I always say this because it is so true, but you are the happiest addition to our family. You always seem to have a smile on your face and you light up when people you know enter the room. You LOVE your brother so much and you play together so well. Lately there's been a lot of games of tag, which is hilarious to watch because you aren't walking on your own just yet. Henry LOVES to make you laugh and your giggle is the best reward. I love watching you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Doctors appointments are a big deal in this house! I always ask people to guess my boys' height and weight and I really look forward to hearing what people guess! My mom usually wins--she is somehow within OUNCES every time! William had his twelve month checkup a few weeks after his actual birthday. William's growth has definitely come in spurts. It seems like he doesn't grow, doesn't grow, and then all of a sudden he gains several pounds or inches at once. This was absolutely the case this time! Since his last visit, William gained over 4 pounds and grew... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Henry started preschool yesterday! This is a huge milestone to me and I am so excited for him. I made Rob register him on the first day registration was open and I have been eagerly checking the mail for more information on preschool. However, when the mail came, I was SO not ready!! Henry, on the other hand, was so happy and really looking forward to the big day. We picked out his outfit and his new shoes, and got his haircut. This was his first haircut without any tears which was a big deal for us! One of my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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I thought this weekend was going to be really boring, but that could not be further from the truth! Friday evening, I put William to bed and then took Henry to a movie in the park in our town. We met up with our friends and had a great evening. We stopped for ice cream first and had a good time at the park. The movie started way later than I expected so Henry was really worn out, but I know he loved it. We can't make any of the other movies this summer so I am extra glad we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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If we are friends on FB or in real life, you know I am so obsessed with my gym! I haven't had a super consistent workout routine in my life and Orangetheory is really proving to be such a great outlet for me. I am so thankful for this! This past week was called "Peak Performance Week" where we were each challenged to do our best in one event each day. There's two different goals--to be the best in your age group at your studio, and to also improve yourself! I am around the middle in fitness levels at my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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The theme these days seems to be "how much can we fit into our weekend"!! Friday afternoon I got home from work a little earlier than normal and we took Henry to get a haircut. This was a little bit of a hot mess (as haircuts for him always are!!), but a little bit better than normal. He was getting a little bit of a mullet so it was much needed! While we were out, we also got some groceries and some food for grilling. My friend Paige and her two littles came over to join us. Henry has a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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We have had SO much rain lately and have not been able to spend a lot of time outside playing or working in our yard. Yesterday it was 80 degrees and SUNNY!! As soon as I got home from work, I wanted to be outside! When I got home, Rob had a quick dinner ready and Henry was already eating which was awesome. I ate a sandwich while I felt William and then we all headed out. Rob gave me this garden box as part of my anniversary gift (going along with the wood theme!) and I put it together... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Just like every other weekend, this one was too short! Friday night I came home from work and played with the boys a little before getting ready for a night out with Rob. Rob's uncle (and partner in their law firm) was receiving a huge award from their bar association so we got all dressed up and went out! We had a great night out together at the local Country Club while the boys got to be home playing with grandma and grandpa. (Side note--Henry cried and held onto my legs when I left which hasn't happened in a really... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
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Happy 9 Months to my sweet boy, William! William is a champion crawler and working on standing up. He will be cruising along before we know it! William weighs 18 lbs 10 oz and is 28 inches long. He is nursing like a champ and is (still) getting up one time at night to eat. William has liked just about every food he's tried but has a special spot for Cheerios and pasta. He loves to be snuggled, especially when I walk in the door from work. William is in size 3 diapers and slowly working his way into 12... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!
Over the past few months, I have really tried to start making exercise a priority in my life. I felt like my stress level was getting really high and I didn't love my post-baby body like I wanted to. Plus--I felt SO run down and sluggish. I found a great gym that offers a morning class at 6:15 and I have been going for a little over 3 months now--usually 5 or so times a week. I have really loved adding this into my routine and I want to start recording the workouts and how I feel about them! M-OTF... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Welcome to the Good Life!