I just want to eat my f*in tofu taco

Those words ran through my mind as I “chose” to have a “quick” conversation with a senior leader I’d been working with. The minutes after noon were ticking by as my tummy rumbled…I am notorious for getting “hangry” so my colleagues were splitting at the sides as I paced my office cursing on the inside. Two reasons I’m telling that story:

1. I actually have a tofu recipe I enjoy! (lol)

2. The frustrations of office life seem distant after a beautiful week off with my babes.

But my last couple days in the office were rather hairy…

I returned from my commute to a car signalling I had low tire pressure… as I tried putting air in the tire I noticed a massive nail… the folks had to pitch in to help collect the kids & me. I’m lucky that the tire was patched & it feels like new (as I headed out on the highway a couple days later for a girls camping trip).

Also, I had an exploding tea bag that week. I’m not sure that’s ever happened to me but the tea bag floated to the top of my cup & tea leaves swirled around.

So here are some photos from my week off:

Girls camping trip:

Ivy & Arra

The tent

The gals after I smoked them in a friendly game of croquet


Slip & sliding on a smoking hot afternoon

Ivy’s first hair cut 💓

Hanging around town

And to cap it all off… the beautiful tinging of jars sealing… pumpkin lentil soup for my lunch stores as I head back to work Monday…mmmm


How am I going to get out of this?

In a split second those words were running through my head. I had collected a fussing Isaiah from his crib & for some reason started carrying him to my room. That’s when the vomiting started…Ugh. All down my chest & through my blouse, slow rolling down my pants… the finest moments of motherhood.

I grabbed some towels that were nearby to collect the second round (how can there be so much puke in such a little body)??!! The poor little guy was so tired from the fever & vomiting that he rested his head against my chest. He must have felt me surveying my surroundings & thinking… what now? When he looked up at me… his forehead now covered in his own puke. That’s when I thought- how will I get out of this? But- as I believe everyone does- you find a way. And now we’re all healthy so there’s much to be grateful for.

A few recent shots. Isaiah joined me in his stroller for a morning run (glorious)!

Ivy participated in her year- end dance recital & it was an amazing evening.

Ivy insisted on baking Alvin lemon meringue pie for his birthday. The meringue didn’t do the fluffing up thing but the pie was delicious. No more epic vegan baking fails!

My beauties excited about a rainy morning

What do you do

When the home team disappoints? Bleed green! lol. Go Celtics

Soccer season is here 💟

I had a lovely Mother’s day with my babes & Alvin (while my mom went road tripping). Ivy gave me a bouquet of dandelions- truly made my heart sing.

Springtime has arrived

Isaiah is a terror right now (I mean that in a loving way). he’s fast & he’s climbing on, out of & around everything!

They are very sweet together these days… which is amazing for me

When he’s not climbing he’s reaching for food… in any form. Bowls of yogurt, pasta, & cups of water have gone flying when he’s escaped from view.

Ivy is into monsters, vampires & scaring people. I loved this look the other day- these kids crack me up.

my baby is 1

And his party was a bust… he slept through supper while his guests carried on. The poor babe had been so sick leading up to his #1- but I did catch a few photos on his actual birthday 😍

sneak peek at Ivy’s end of year dance costume:

And today Isaiah & I got out for our 1st road run- yeah!

couldn’t resist posting this one either


Long time coming

I’ve been meaning to post photos from the epic family trip to Cuba. I’m so grateful to my folks for taking my family (& Tom’s) for a tropical winter getaway. I had forgotten how amazing it is to wake up & throw on sandals & a sundress daily. And as with all good trips things didn’t go exactly as any of us had imagined- but what fun would traveling be if we knew what to expect? Here are a few of my fave snaps:


I think I can say that Isaiah is officially walking- though with Ivy it was different- once she figured out walking (on her 11 month birthday) she never stopped. If Isaiah wants to go somewhere in a hurry he’ll still crawl.

But I feel Ivy has also hit a new milestone. She is planning a surprise for her dad & she’s thinking through the process of what steps she’ll have to take to ensure she can pull it off. I’m so excited to watch these beauties continue to grow & change ❤

At one of my fave local festivals… I’m so glad we left Isaiah home with Alvin because it was soooo cold & Ivy did not want to leave- ha ha.

Oh…& they’ve both officially started day home- another big change for us all. Isaiah had two days there & the day home parents are shocked at how happy he is- they’ve never experienced a baby adjust so quickly to a new routine. We’ll see how it goes next week when he goes for a whole week. Perhaps it is easier because Ivy is there with him…