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Broken Hearted

On Sunday March 5, 2017 - I suffered a miscarriage, losing our miracle baby. It is now Friday, and only now do I have the strength and hope in my heart to even talk about this. Some may ask, "why share such a personal painful thing?" First - I share this story for...

Old Mom – a baby story (the sequel)

Old Mom – a baby story (the sequel)

The next chapter of our little love story is upon us. First a recap. Currently we have 3 older daughters - Sierra (19) Savannah (17) and Sedona (14) from a previous marriage, and Matthew and I have Samara, who is one - together. Samara is a Clomid baby. Fast forward...

I am

On this Inaugural day, I think it's time I lay my cards out on the table. I have kept my thoughts and political and personal beliefs to myself in recent months, mainly due to an overwhelming amount of negativity I see. My hope in doing so, those who know me and happen...

Jumping back in – 2017

Its been many moons since I have felt the motivation to "blog". But with the new year comes a renewed outlook and vigor. I have also rekindled that desire to share a little bit of myself. Since its been a while, I thought I would begin with a little reflection. 2016...

New Year, Old Me, Real Me

New Year, Old Me, Real Me

I love the New Year. The New Year my time to take stock of my life, to reflect and renew. But this year I really didn't feel then need for the whole "New Year New You" deal you see at the beginning of a new year. At 42 years old, I'm getting to the point where I am...

Damn I’m Beautiful

"I felt free once I realized I was NEVER going to fit the NARROW mold that society wanted me to fit in." - Ashley Graham I am 41 soon to be 42. I have a two month old baby and three teenage daughters. My belly is round, my boobs big, and hips and thighs are full. A...

C-Section -the recovery

So ending up with an emergency c-section was not the worst thing in the world I have to admit. I was so sedated and numb - the actual procedure was kind of a blur. (thankfully) recovery has been quite a ride. The Pain Yes. It hurts. The first day of recovery was...

Baby Update – its a…

Baby Update – its a…

Life has been busy, and pregnancy at 41 has been a little rough. The exhaustion during my first trimester was pretty dramatic. Now I am at 13 1/2 weeks and doing pretty fine. We even got the results of our DNA test back - and all is well. No signs of genetic issues, a...

6 weeks Baby Moses

So when I found out that I was pregnant I decided that I was going to do my very best to have a healthy pregnancy. I cut out all caffeine and soda pop from my diet. I have increased my water intake,  and luckily so far I have been craving salads! This isn't to say I...

Baby Moses

Baby Moses

So I started 2015 with a joyful surprise. On New Years Eve I found out that I am pregnant! I am overwhelmed with feelings of joy so much more than words can express. But being a mom over 40 whose youngest is almost 12, is also a little overwhelming! So far I feel...

Baby Baby

Baby Baby

Our newlywed adventure continues as we are trying to have a baby. Being over 40 - this means that it is a little more complicated than it would be when I was in my 20s. There are obvious risks and issues. But after a clean bill of health, lots of discussions, and late...

the Vows

the Vows

Matthew and I got married in paradise, on a beautiful beach on Maui. It was just the two of us with our toes in the sand... here are the vows we exchanged. Matthew to Ana That first night, waiting at the bar, wondering if you'd show, I had my doubts and fears. But...

Maui Moments

Maui Moments

I am still floating on cloud nine from our week in paradise. We got married and had the best vacation ever. Although I shared lots of pictures on instagram and Facebook, here are some of the details  I didn't share. Consider this our modern post vacation slideshow....

A Modern Happily Ever After

A Modern Happily Ever After

The Beginning It was the first week of April 2013. I had just signed up for yet another online dating site. At the time I was happy. Going on lots of first dates and not really looking for much more. I wanted love and felt open to it, but had resigned myself to the...

14 Things: I love about US

14 Things: I love about US

This is the first time I am actually going to have a Valentine in over a decade! And not only a Valentine, but a fiancé. In fact, since we are leaving for paradise in just a few short days, we decided to forgo store bought gifts and opted for  quiet night at home...

going to the chapel…

Well, not really. More than a few friends have been wondering where all the wedding goodness has gone? As many of our closest family and friends already know.. Matt and I have decided to elope. Well - sort of. We are not doing it in secret or by crawling out my window...

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