Babies Don’t Keep

I am loving this sweet poster that I found on  I’m grateful to have a big little reminder to deeply savor each second I get to hold my newborn (and even my big girl!) in my arms, and not merely survive these days in the weeds. Yes, even when my back is about to give out, and my arms can barely hold on to my big ol’ 14 pounder!

Can you believe Joni Lay created this little piece and is giving it away for free? Go get one for yourself (what are you still doing here?) or if you don’t have a little babe, pass it on to a deserving parent in your life!

The Tale of A Girl Destined to Be Herself

When we named Roenne we did two things:

  1. Cursed her with life long name mispronunciation
  2. Gave a one of a kind name to a one of a kind girl

Roenne Easter Saddington,

Despite how much this world will insist, beat, or deceive you into thinking you may need to be something that you are not, remember that you will always be our Super Roenne. Thanks for letting me talk you into wearing my $2 homemade costume – Even though I forgot to finish sewing it together until mid night before you had to wear it to school, I loved dreaming it up and stitching it together, and love that you actually liked it. =)


umma ma’am

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Roenne + One = SISTERS!

I’m a little behind on this announcement…but wanted to let everyone know that we found out we are having another little girl!  I kinda forget to update here when John out scoops me on Sorry!

Any who, Roenne has gone through a range of interesting opinions on having a baby sibling–from “we don’t need one of those” to “I love baby!” Luckily, now we are sitting safely on the latter. =)

I grew up with only one younger brother, so I’m blissfully ignorant of potential girl disasters to-be, BUT I was very close growing up with my cousins Jeannie (1 year older) and her sister Kathy (3 years older); therefore, I know some of the joys and tribulations to expect. I don’t pretend to be confident at all, but definitely not losing any sleep over it either.

Cheers to all the women in my life with great sisterly relationships–you inspire me! =)

Take a moment to tell a sister how much you love her today!

[image from melissa]


So many people to thank for bringing this blog and first post to life: Roy, this is a super special illustration that our family will cherish deeply forever and ever. And Gina, thanks for your “jja jang myun” story which inspired the art concept! Jared, John keeps you busy enough as it is…thanks for taking a few minutes to help set up the blogs! Roenne, you supply endless amounts of joy to all our lives, and you will make a GREAT big sister! =)