My Personal Life

Aug
26

Embracing Slow Living (Or At Least, Trying To)

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The other day, Ben and I were looking through our baby pictures, trying to decide who Ian most resembles...which led to a fun afternoon of looking through a bunch of old photos from our childhoods and the early days of our relationship. One thing we were both struck by is how much simpler life used to be...not just way back when we were little kids, but even a few years ago […]

Aug
15

Ian's Nature Themed Nursery

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I'm super excited to share Ian's nursery with you all today! I was looking back at the inspiration board that I posted back in April, and I think we stayed pretty true to it. We partnered with Hayneedle.com for most of the big items, choosing classic, neutral pieces that will last for many years and future kids. Then we brought in color and whimsy with toys, textiles and art. We wanted Ian's […]

Aug
01

Home Sweet Home

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Last Thursday, after 34 days in the NICU, Ian finally got to come home! YAY!!! I will always be grateful to the doctors and nurses who took care of him there, but man, I was SO ready to get out--I basically spent the entire month of July inside a hospital. And it has been so wonderfully sweet having him home at last! No more wires and tubes, no more saying […]

Jul
01

Ian Montgomery Allen, Welcome to the World!

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How do you write about the most life-changing experience you've ever had? The single most terrifying week of your life...but also, in a strange way, the most wonderful? I already know that I will not be able to adequately put into words all of my feelings over the last ten days, so I'm just going to start with the facts. A week ago today, on June 24th, at 8:43am, our […]

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