What I Read: December

I don’t know about you, but to me, other than Jesus’ birth, Christmas is all about family, staying in jammies way too long and last but certainly not least, cheesy Christmas movies. 

Aka, Hallmark. 

However, we don’t have cable, and I recently learned that Hallmark’s streaming app doesn’t include any of the Christmas movies from the current year.


Soooooo cheesy Christmas books were my next best option.

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My Uncle Robbie passed away this week. He was actually my great-uncle, my grandfather’s brother, and even though that sounds really distant, I loved him dearly. But I wasn’t the only one. My Uncle Robbie was really special to a lot of people.

Some knew him as Bob, some knew him as Robert or Robbie, but a lot of people actually knew him simply as “Chief.”

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Boymom round 2!

Yep, I’m pregnant! And yep, just last week we found out that I’m remaining in the boymom club! [For now ;)]

Blog Announcement Pic

There are so many emotions that go through your mind as you walk into [and out of] the ultrasound room when you find out the gender of your baby. But our rollercoaster of pregnancy emotions didn’t begin there. This has been a TOUGH pregnancy, friends. Let’s

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If you follow me on Instagram, or are friends with me on Facebook, you may have seen a picture from our celebratory dinner at The Melting Pot on Saturday night…

Melting Pot Collage

…and let me just tell you, eating bread dipped in hot cheese (on the left), and a whole slew of amazing things dipped in melty chocolate (on the right) is the BEST way to celebrate.

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5 Things Friday.

I thought it was the perfect time to bring back another “5 Things Friday” post! Just a random list of 5 things going on in my life that I want to share! Just because…why not? :)

  1. So, has anyone else watched an episode of Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World”? I’m not gonna lie, I was super curious about how they were going to pull it off…I used to be obsessed with the whole Boy Meets World gang.
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Baby Grand.

You may or may not have noticed I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world for the past couple months. Well, if you’re on Facebook, and saw an announcement Stuart and I posted yesterday you might understand why… 

Baby Grand Announcement

“Baby Grand” is due January 5th, 2015!! 

For the first many weeks of pregnancy, I had nausea ALL.DAY.LONG. I kept telling myself it was a really good sign, but at the same time I wanted nothing to do with my computer, or really anything other than carbs and ginger ale. 

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Keep Dancing Mor-Mor.


My beloved Mor-Mor went to be with Jesus on Saturday. You may be wondering where the name “Mor-Mor” came from. You’re not alone. “Mor-Mor” is the Swedish name for “mother’s mother,” but since the name for “father’s mother” is “Far-Mor,” she chose the one that sounded a little more grandmotherly.

Now if this conversation about the name “Mor-Mor” was being had around my dad, he’d most likely go into the story of how his dad, my Papa, would always joke about wanting to be called “Much-Mor.”

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Scenes from Snowpocalypse ’14.


Snowy walk

Snowy walk





  • It may have been below freezing, but the snow really was quite beautiful and serene.
  • Stuart and I braved the cold for a little walk. We may have looked crazy, but no one could recognize us anyway.
  • Sometimes you just have to bask in the quiet, peaceful scenery.
  • With no power for 9+ hours, we were REALLY thankful for a working fireplace, which gave us a warm living room to relax in.
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Merry Christmas!

I decided to wish all of you a Merry Christmas a couple days early, since most of you will be off line tomorrow and Christmas Day, enjoying time around the tree with family. (And if you’re not, do it…nothing on here is as important as your family!!) As I stated here, this is my first Christmas not spent with my family, but I’m super excited to experience my first Grandlienard Christmas.

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