Our little Audrey Clare is two weeks old as I begin to write this. How different this post partum experience has been from my others, so far! Audrey is very easy going, Josh has been home, we have family close, friends near and far are providing meals this whole month and this is my third … Continue reading Party of Five
"A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices..." This line kept popping into my mind as I thought about Christmas and the overall theme for our family this year. While we have experienced so much beauty, generosity and blessings in 2018, we are weary travelers. At the end of last January, we packed up our … Continue reading Dill Family Annual Christmas Letter, 2018
We recently had our family photos taken by Anna Liseth Photography. I grew up going to school with Anna. It's so lovely to see the creative paths and passions my classmates have taken in their early adult years. Thank you, Anna, for photographing this moment in time for us. These precious, little faces change and … Continue reading Dill Family Photos
We're less than 2 months out from the arrival of our little girl and our expansion to a family of four. John-Paul remains enamored with my rotundness that is his sister. We refer to her as "Sissy" (or as JP calls her "Seeeessssyyyyy") and I think he is starting to connect Sissy with being a baby, … Continue reading Waiting on Sissy
Slippery, slippery time. What has it been...three, four months since my last post? Between the throes of a rough pregnancy and adjusting to life in our new location, it's been a bit of a whirlwind. The days aren't particularly busy, but taking care of a toddler who wants to be on top of the keyboard … Continue reading Fort Wayne, Indiana
I thought that I'd have an all-natural, no intervention birth and then I didn't. And it was still beautiful. I thought we'd never get the hang of breastfeeding, but after weeks of pumping, exhaustion, tears, lactation consultations, nipple shields, nipple butter and some growth....we made it through and I'm still breastfeeding at 12 1/2 months. I … Continue reading I thought…
A few days late, but better late than never! Happy birthday, JP! What a year it has been. Even though we've lived the majority of it through a haze of exhaustion and baggy eyes, there is nothing that compares to having you in our family. And since you can't remember these beautiful moments, I made … Continue reading One Year.
A couple of weeks ago we headed south to Washington, D.C.. A while back Josh signed up for the DC triathlon, and around the same time his Uncle started working in a position that allows him to give tours of the White House. We had a blast visiting with our family - staying with Josh's … Continue reading Mr. John-Paul Goes to Washington
Last night Josh, JP and I went to the Lantern Tours at Penn State. Last year they hosted them on Halloween, so that little outing ended up being the last time Josh and I went out on the town without a little one in tow. As we walked around last night, it was fun to think … Continue reading (almost) one year later.
On travel days to and from Oregon I always cry tell myself that I. am. NEVER. doing. this. AGAIN!!!! because it's stressful to manage a wiggly one with about 10 square inches of space. But of course I'll do it again because: I wouldn't miss these moments for anything.