Autumn Dinner Party Tips and Essentials

 

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but sometimes in the craziness of life,  weeks and months seem to get filled up and fly by without much quality time spent with friends and family.  What used to be hanging out every weekend when we were single or newly married, is basically a couple times a year now that many of us have children of our own.  We have one group of friends in particular who are pretty much zero maintenance- meaning no one really cares if our homes are spotless when we visit, and eating dinner together usually means ordering pizza or wings.

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The Day Logan was Born

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Baby #2. My Sweet Logan Olivia.

She’s finally here. What a blessing this baby is! It’s amazing how loved a brand new child can be when they haven’t done a single thing for any of us yet.  They can’t say “I love you,” or “Thank you,” or even offer a smile to let us know they like us.  But something happens when they are born, that their parents and all who meet them simply fall in love with them.

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4 Ways to Move from being a Stepdad to a Dad

Today’s post is brought to you by an old friend of mine.  For a time in our life, Chuck and I were partners in crime and best buds.  He is now happily married to his wonderful wife, Christine, and together they write their own blog, Wonderful Joy, about faith, family, and home. In marrying Christine, he also inherited her two children from her previous marriage. In this post, Chuck discusses how he went from being an “outsider” in this established family of three, to a full-on dad and integral part of a new family.

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Logan’s Nursery Reveal

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Finally!! The time has come for our sweet baby’s nursery reveal.  Man, this room took some time. Kid spaces are one of my favorite spaces to design and as soon as Dave and I got pregnant, the excitement started for what this new nursery was going to look like. For the first 20 weeks when I swore I was having a boy, my ideas were obviously headed in a completely different direction than where they needed to be. It took me awhile to get my head around planning another girl nursery, and this pregnancy made me super indecisive.  I finally got brave enough to start with a solid design plan in July and finished this room literally the day before Logan was born.  While there are still one or two things I may add down the road, this room is definitely one of my favorite spaces ever, and other than Riley’s room, it’s my favorite space in the house.

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