Lillian Letters – 1 Year

Dear Sweetness,

A year ago we were patiently awaiting your arrival, and since you were 4 days late, patient is probably an understatement! People would tell us to enjoy this time, because once she {you} arrived, our lives would be forever changed. We knew that, but when you arrived, what we thought we knew was nothing compared to our beautiful new reality.
I remember the day you were born so vividly. January 7, 2016 will forever be a magnificent day. On this day, you made Daddy a Dad and me a Mom. You opened our hearts to a whole new world; a whole new kind of love that we never knew existed. Read More

Trial & Error

Isn’t that the story of parenthood – Trial & Error. We try different foods. We try different nap schedules. We try different bedtimes. And sometimes we try different songs. Like right now, Wheels on the Bus is the song of choice while being buckled into the car seat. That will likely change here soon.  Read More


It’s been way too long since I’ve sat down to write something. I’ve had a lot of ideas floating around and started a few posts but just as soon as I get the chance to sit down – BAM – nap time is over and we are off to the races.

When I titled this post Strength there are two things that I’ve recently observed; physical strength and how we view it, and internal strength. Read More

She Has Arrived! {L}’s Birth Story

Since this blog is theoretically named after {L} & I, it’s fitting to start off the blog with the story of her arrival and even better to start the blog off on Mother’s Day. Get ready for a long first post. They won’t all be this long – I promise. Full disclosure…this blog is a place for me to jot down ideas, share stories, and simply work on becoming a better writer.

It’s been a year since I found out I was pregnant with {L} (aka Peanut). Read More