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I love Jesus Christ and devote my life to following Him. I'm madly in love with my husband jon. I'm the mother of the most perfect babies in the world. I'm a Senior Sales Associate at my beloved Anthropologie. I'm a reader, thinker, lover, believer and traveler. I'd trade in the chicago skyline for the pacific coast any day. i love a good vino. i love my books. i'm creative as creativity goes but always wanted to be a painter. i prefer letter writing over emailing. And I always try to be a kinder person.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Double stroller from heaven

Yesterday, we bought a double stroller. I researched like crazy. I knew a few things I wanted for sure...it had to be something I could exercise with, I wanted a side by side and it couldn't be enormous. It needed to fulfill my working out and everyday needs.

Last weekend, Jon and I took the kids to try out strollers. We tried everything at two baby stores, almost bought one, then decided against it because of bad reviews online. We came home empty handed. Yesterday, after finding something interesting online, I went to another babies r us to check out their selection...and there it was:



The baby jogger city mini double...aka...the best double stroller in the universe...aka...worth every penny...aka double stroller from heaven.

This thing had everything I wanted:

- it's compact, but not cheap
- it has great reviews
- it has sturdy and larger wheels
- both seats recline all the way back
- front wheels lock for exercising and all terrain (yanno, for all the mountain climbing I do)
- the turning radius is insane
- it feels like I'm pushing nothing...ironically it's WAY easier to maneuver than my Greco single stroller.

Anyway, it's amazing. Today I tried it out and loved it. Judah loved it. Liv loved it. Most importantly, it made my trip today considerably easy. Just one stroller full of kids to keep my eye on instead of one in the stroller and the other lagging behind. I almost felt babyless! Hahaha! I felt for the other mommies...one in the single stroller, dragging the other in hand behind her. Poor thing, if only she knew all the freedoms that come with double strolling.

So if you are in the market for a double stroller, save yourself the headache of researching and just get this one. It may be a bit more expensive, but if you use strollers as often as I do, it's worth every penny.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Surrender...

I'm convinced...when they did my c-section with Judah they MUST have done a lobotomy too. I HAVE COMPLETELY LOST MY MIND!

Ever since the birth of my perfect child, I can't remember anything. I forget the stupidest things constantly...at home, at work, everywhere. This is a major problem for me and my compulsive organization. I'm the kind of person who can rely on my compulsiveness. If something works for me, I don't change it, so I can trust that the things I do get done a certain way...until now. Normally I keep a mental checklist of to dos....emails to write, calls to make, purchases to put in the check book...but as of late, I'm lucky if I can remember the point I was getting at.

My hormones are out to get me. Nursing keeps me just as air-headed as pregnancy did. I don't even remember how I planned on finishing this post...

Here's to surrendering to my brainlessness. Don't take it personally if I forget your name when I see you next...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Marriage.





Marriage. The roots are deep. The covenant is solid. The love is sweet. Life is hard. And God is good.
- John Piper

I love my husband. He's my best friend. He's my heart, my love, my patience, my protector. He's my nurturer, my comforter, my reminder of God's infinite blessings. He is my forever.

I love John Piper's quote because every word is truth. With every year, I love him more...regardless of what's hard. God has blessed me with this marriage, with this man, and I'm forever indebted for these undeserved gifts He's given me.

I love you Jonathan <3

To the moon and back ;-)