"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.  

June 9, 2020

Happy 10 years with this babe. I love you Tim.

So many milestones, moments of joy and heartbreak. A decade of supporting one another, loving each other, growing this family I hold most dear. Thank you for doing life with me and loving me through everything.

COVID forced us to cancel travel plans and made it hard to plan something special. I'm so glad we got creative and made the most of it close to home. We rented a pontoon boa...

May 12, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the momma's and caretakers out there. A special shout out to my momma friends who are incredible and who I'm so thankful to walk this motherhood journey alongside - you are AMAZING and I'm thankful for you. To the women who are yearning to be a mother and are in a season of waiting - I'm thinking of you and sending you love. I know Mother's Day can be hard. 

I especially want to wish my...

April 3, 2020

Happy 5th Birthday Theo! According to you - you are now a big boy and can eat off the nice plates. 😀

5 years ago tonight you changed my life forever. Thank you for teaching me about the biggest kind of love, for teaching me how to be patient, and for always making my heart lighter.

You are a force. You love dance parties and hot wheels. You are kind, funny and full of energy. You courageous and smart (even thought you don't...

August 15, 2019

We set out on a fun family road trip to Littleton, Colorado to visit Tim's parents. We had an amazing trip, visited our old stomping grounds and experienced fun new adventures! 

Day 1: Omaha Zoo and North Platt

We set off for Colorado. Our goal was to get to North Platt, NE the first day. We split our trip up and took a fun detour to the Omaha Zoo. This was Madeleine's first trip and she had so much fun! It was the perfect...

August 14, 2019

It's taken awhile but I wanted to blog about Madeleine's Birthday Party. We had the BEST time celebrating her first year. She is such a ray of sunshine and I thought the perfect way to celebrate her bright personality was to throw a rainbow themed party. 

We had such a fun day celebrating Madeleine. We invited friends and family over to the house for a fun little pool day in the back yard. Madeleine got extra love from her gran...

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...

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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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