Hi, I'm Liz

I'm a midwestern girl who lives in Iowa with my amazing husband, Tim and our incredible son Theodore.  I love to cook, entertain family and friends, visit unknown travel destinations, and enjoy the occasional martini.  

 

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"I had no idea it would be this much.  I had no idea I could handle it.  I had no idea how beautiful it all actually is. "-Tyler Knott Gregson

 

I am mom to Theo and Madeleine.  They are the biggest blessings I have ever been given and
I am thankful for them each and every day.  

Being a mom will be the hardest, yet most rewarding job I will ever have.  As I travel through this crazy adventure, I look forward to sharing stories and things I learn along the way.  

July 24, 2019

How are you one already? It's like I blinked and we're here - celebrating this enormous milestone.  

One year ago tonight, I was on my way to the hospital for the second time. Labor was growing and I was WISHING for a few more centimeters. It was a long night going back and forth from the hospital, laboring at home and finally getting admitted around 4:30 a.m. After finally getting an epidural (just in the nick of time if...

July 10, 2019

I'm want to take a minute to gush about my husband.

He seriously is my favorite person in the world, and this weekend we took time to celebrate him. 

He has worked the past 5 years to earn his PhD from Iowa State University in Education Leadership. 

Babe, I don't know how you did it. 5 years, 3 career changes, 2 children, a house move, the devastating loss of your mom... Throughout both big and small life moments - you...

June 6, 2019

9 years.

We are doing it babe.

We have been through so many incredible seasons - right by each others side and I have to say the one we are in right now is my favorite. The endless nights of no sleep, work, challenging parent moments, amazing parenting moments, school, family time - it’s worth everything because I get to do it all with you.

We are so incredibly blessed - I don’t take it for granted.

Thank you for our life we conti...

May 25, 2019

Celebrating 10 months with this little girl. Trying to grab a picture is getting harder and harder.

Sweet M - you are learning so many new things. Finger foods, waving hello, ear tubes, growth spurts, refusing to crawl - instead a personalized scoot, prefer walking with assistance, the biggest smiles for mom, dad and brother, quick hands, paper lover, so much dadadadadada talk (let’s work on mamamamama) and you love being outsi...

April 24, 2019

9 months old! What?!

Trying to snap the perfect photo is getting harder and harder.

You’re curious, have started the best happy squeal, love paper (just like you’re mom), have two bottom teeth, love veggies especially carrots and have finally started a small interest in crawling. You don’t like when we leave a room, LOVE your brother and grandparents, love walks outside and vanilla puffs are your favorite snack! Watching your pe...

April 2, 2019

4 years ago tonight you changed my world. My sweet, loving, adventurous, smart, active, amazing Teddy. Today you turned four. 


This past year you started pre-school, expanded your brain with so many exciting things (even learned some naughty words on the playground 🤔), you rode a camel, mastered your bike, became the BEST big brother 😍, traveled to Colorado and Florida, was Lightning McQueen (again...), grew a love of rock n...

April 1, 2019

“You are a child of god. You are wonderfully made. Dearly loved. And precious in his sight.” Psalm 139 

We asked my best friend Mallory to be Madeleine's godmother. I just know they are going to have the most special bond and I look forward to Mal being a great friend and role model for M. We love you Mal! 

Today was a beautiful day for our sweet, little Madeleine. Thankful for this wonderful weekend filled with family and frien...

March 20, 2019

Motherhood is complicated. 

Not only are the emotions of my three year old a rollercoaster, for example: 

"Mom - Stop Talking to me." 

"Mom - TALK. Talk to me!" 

"Mom - look at me dance. MOM" 

"STOP STARING AT ME" 

"Mom, I love you." 

"Mom, you are a stoopy poopy head." 

"Mom, I love you." 

"I don't like you mommy. Don't talk to me." 

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While navigating my threenager's landmine of emotions, I'm also navigating my own...

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Me looking at...

February 24, 2019

M - you are 7 months old today!

Time is flying. You are busy rolling over and trying and learning to like different foods. You love to eat paper, continue to teeth abd have gotten through your 4th ear infection this winter. You love your brother more than anything and we are in the middle of sleep training (fingers crossed!)

You adore your friends and teachers at school, are happy and cont...

January 26, 2019

6 month photos are way more fun with brother.

I can’t believe we are already celebrating your half birthday (of course this post is a few days late because it’s true what they say about any kid born after #1...)

Baby girl, you wake up smiling and happy to start your day. You are so so close to rolling over. You love your activity gyms and playing in your high chair. We are starting the exciting worlds of baby food - I can’t wait...

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