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What I’m Wednesday 23

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I took yesterday off and am publishing this post a day late because I  was busy enjoying my baby boy’s birthday. My little man turned one and it was a lovely family day. I can’t believe everything that we have been through in the past year. I have tried to separate his big day from all the tragedy. We baked him a giant cupcake that he’ll be smashing into today and let him live his best life of climbing and eating constantly. Seriously, he ate a 3 hour long dinner last night and was happy as a clam.


My little boy who isn’t with us. While I don’t want the tragedy of our loss to overshadow how amazing my living son is, I’d be lying if I said I don’t miss him like crazy right now. We bought a cupcake and lit a candle for him on the anniversary of finding out of his death and it was the saddest birthday party ever. I really wish with my whole heart that as I plan this birthday party and by plan I mean really do everything  because I have done exactly nothing yet that I was planning a double party for my twins. It still just breaks my heart. I don’t know that I’ll ever stop wondering what almost was and missing him. Especially since his identical twin is so amazing and awesome that I wish I could know his awesomeness too.


Decking the halls. Trimming the tree. Decembering to the max. In fact, I’m Christmas crafting really hard right now and I have some food crafts to share soon. It’s fun.


We’ve been rewatching some of the classic holiday episodes shows like How I Met Your Mother. Slapsgiving is possibly one of my favorite tv episodes ever.

Also watching White Christmas, which is my very favorite movie ever and an early holiday season tradition for my husband and I. I watch it and cry at the last scene because I just have so many happy feelings I can’t handle it ok? My husband grumbles about watching it but secretly loves it, but possibly because he thinks its ridiculous that I start to cry without fail during the end of the movie.


Buffalo cauliflower forever. Nate made a version of these garlic Parmesan roasted Brussels sprouts tonight and put them over whole wheat rotini. Super good.

Also, I’m up to my ears in sugar cookies because I’m working on some new cookie hacks for you all.

Disappointed in

The lack of snow! We were forecast to have nearly a foot of snow earlier this week and got maybe a dusting if that. I was really looking forward to a fun cozy snowbound day watching Christmas movies, drinking hot cocoa like this salted caramel one and making snowmen. But nope. Big old nada. Sad.

That’s it for me this week! What are you up to? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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