Hayley Anne’s Birth Story

Two months later…This is probably one of my favorite posts to write. I have a lot to say so bare with me. I’ll just spoil it a little bit, I chose to get induced. When I mentioned that I wanted to get my membranes swept I got a lot of replies asking why or stating that I should just trust my body and other comments/questions eluding to that.

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Embracing the New Season

Happy Fall Ya’ll! We are still trying to find our groove over here. Some days I have it together and other days Hot Mess Mama is my anthem. I’m trying to ease back into blogging more than once a month over here (I think I’ve only posted once in September). Next week we are heading to Montana to celebrate my sister-in-law and her baby girl!! We leave on Wednesday, wish us luck on our first road trip with two kids!

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Weekend Recap in Pictures

I hope Monday has been treating you well! I have a killer headache today so I am going to keep it short and sweet. A headache has been present the last four out of seven days. I took Tylenol the first day and that seemed to help but I hate taking the stuff so I’m trying to be tough and get through it. My neck/upper back has been really sore this last week so I think that might have something to do with it. Looks like I need a massage. Lucky me!

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Road Trip to Utah

We got out of town on time this morning which never ever happens. It was so nice to have the whole car packed the night before. It really paid off to get it all organized at my Mom’s! Rylee loved her new car seat too. It’s like riding invfirst class compared to her old carrier.

Our first stop was for lunch at Subway. Rylee was in rare form all day. They got a little carried away when the strawberry banana smoothie got everywhere. Yes we were those people that probably made way to much noise.

We saw our last chance to stop in Idaho, good thing we took it because Rylee needed a diaper change. Only in Idaho would a truck stop have animals you can feed. 


The weather started to get messy about 45 minutes from where we were staying. The next couple days are going to be very wintery. We had rain/snow/freezing rain.

Finally we made it into town with just enough time to squeeze a workout in and pick a place for dinner. We decided to eat at Texas Roadhouse. I got ribs and they were so so good. Rylee met her first boyfriend. There was another table with another baby and she kept waving and winking. It. was.the.cutest. 


When we got back to the hotel Rlyrr thought it was too hot so she fixed the temperature for us. 


Then it was time for bed. We had an early wake up call this AM. Well I did. I took full advantage of the hotel gym this AM. 

See ya’ll in Colorado!

What is your fave road trip snack??

What is one of your fave memories from a family vacation??

My maiden name is Griswold…enough said.

Who watched the Bachelor?!

I am watching it right now in the car. Hooked up to the speakers. Rylee is stoked MMR not so much ; )