Entries by Marla


Those with down syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, which is why we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21. A little over three years ago on the 21st of October I gave birth to a baby girl. I had experienced a healthy pregnancy and we had not received a prenatal diagnosis. However, […]


Bump: Week 32

I looked out the window and the sun was setting so lovely, glistening on the snow. “Let’s do some bump photos!”, I exclaimed. When we got outside, I realized it was cold. Like bitter cold… like ten below zero. My mister managed to snap some lovely photos in between my yelling and squealing. I can […]

Merry Moments

Lately sleep has been very difficult to come by around here. I’m not sure what is going on with my little ones, but it’s not unusual for us to get a pieced together 3 or 4 hours of sleep these days. Added to the discomforts and exhaustion of being 8 months pregnant… well, let’s just […]

B U M P: WEEK 30

The past couple weeks have been filled with sickness and sleepless nights for our family. Fabs started out with RSV and an ear infection. Just as she was recovering Abe caught it and so kindly passed it along to me. Generally I can kick this stuff pretty quickly, but when I am pregnant it really […]

B U M P : WEEK 21 + 22

My mister took these photos of my baby bump on our trip to the west coast. It was a few weeks ago and I can’t believe how much that bump has grown! As this belly grows it is often difficult to feel beautiful or work up the will to step in front of the camera. […]

Wearing:: A Christmas Skirt

One of my favorite parts of Christmas every year is going to the Christmas Eve Service at church with my family. A time to simplify Christmas by celebrating Christ. Surrounded by family and friends. Singing favorite Christmas hymns. Faces illuminated by glowing candles. Last year I found the most beautiful vintage Chessa Davis maxi skirt […]

A Little Announcement

We are so excited to share with you that our family is growing! A bit sooner than we were planning, but we trust God has better plans for us. For us, the transition from one to two was quite overwhelming so I’m hoping that means going from two to three will be a breeze.. #justsayyes […]

Fabienne First Day: Nursery School

My baby girl started nursery school. And this mamma’s heart is proud. When Fabienne was born I wasn’t sure what her future would look like. What I know now is that she’s much like any other [almost] three year old. She loves to read books, play outside and dance while daddy plays guitar. She has […]


.. today I am thankful for my husband who works so hard to take care of our family. .. today I am thankful for veggie omelettes, raspberry peach smoothies and apple cider donuts. {Hello September!} .. today I am thankful for parents who live 5 minutes down the road…we ate there twice today! .. today […]

Merry Moments

.. moka pot. .. thrifted plant hanger. .. loads of jalapeños from the garden. time to pickle.. .. always. toys everywhere. .. I was craving a fruit salad. mango mandatory. .. a favorite snack. bananas & peanut butter. .. our birds are awesome. they planted all these sunflowers. enjoy the merry moments in your day!