The Family Bed

Our house has been very quiet lately, at night that is.  We got a new bed & have been sleeping like babies – all three of us piled into our new King size nesting place and snoozing away.  This is a huge deal for us since I, personally, have never owned new bedroom furniture (much less a whole matching set) in my entire life.

Besides a new mattress, I’ve always had the hodge-podge setup of family hand-me-down dressers and mismatched end tables that functioned as nightstands, each one bearing the markings of age and telling their own stories of the children’s rooms they previously inhabited.  I didn’t mind it so much, it always felt like home, and it was.

But being pregnant and carrying a watermelon around for 9 and a half months last year took its toll on my side of the mattress (gulp), and things were getting a little uncomfortable.  The queen bed that once seemed like the coziest place for Marty and I, and our two Boston’s, had become rickety and cramped.  The creaks would awaken me in the early hours of the morning, when a certain late night Xbox gamer (hint: husband) would try to creep aimlessly into bed, unnoticed.  And on countless nights, I would scooch our snoring dogs off only to tuck a teary, teething toddler, next to me and soothe her back to sleep in the only spot in the house that seemed to do the trick: right next to her Mommy & Daddy.

When our new bed and furniture arrived, it somehow made me feel like a grown up.  Although it’s completely brand new, something about its clean lines and ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’ look feels very familiar.  And the when the sun shines through the window pane across its honeyed wood, while a certain little angel naps in the afternoon, it makes me feel like it’s just the opening page of the storybook we are writing.

In this very bed, we’ll awaken to eager children’s voices on Christmas mornings.  It will be the spot where we’ll read book and after book, and watch tired eyes drift off to Dreamland.  When we have sick little ones, we’ll nurse them right here.   This will be the very place we’ll rest our eyes after stressful workdays, busy weekends, and the place we’ll long to return to after vacations in faraway places.

We still have a very large painting project ahead of us and a few more pieces to add to our new bedroom collection, but we’re very excited to add to the room.  Pictures to come soon… but now it’s time for a nap!



Pumpkin Patchin’ – Part 1

We got a chance to visit our favorite pumpkin patch, Rombach’s, over the weekend and had so much fun!  Everly had a blast was fascinated by all of the orange.  We took so many pictures – too many to include now, which is why I’ll be sharing more pictures from the pumpkin patch trip in a follow-up post.  Hope you enjoy these!

Have a peek at last year’s trip to the pumpkin patch.  Everly was only 12 weeks old!


And just like that… it was October!

This month started off with the best surprise ever – the long awaited arrival of the sweetest little baby boy, Wesley Maxwell.  On a beautiful , blue-skied Sunday morning, we made it to the hospital just a few hours after he was born and got to welcome him alongside his happy parents (we felt so lucky ourselves!).  Welcome to the world, Wesley – we have so many fun times ahead of us!

Besides getting to meet the little man, we’ve been relishing in this perfect Indian Summer weather and taking every chance to get outside in the fresh air.  To kick off the weekend, Marty and I actually got to go out for dinner tonight while Ev got spoiled at her grandparents’ for the evening.  It’s amazing what a night out can do for you after a long, nerve-wracked work week.  We have another busy weekend in store but, as always, we’re sneaking in plenty of playtime, ‘cause that’s how we do it.  So far on the agenda: Saturday morning thrifting, Sunday BBQ, and possibly even an apple picking trip.  Anyhoo, happy weekend to you – hope you enjoy!