and then there were two.

two lines that is.

yes, that’s right. the next baby boland is due just before the end of the year on december 30! we just found out last wednesday & it’s still super early (i’m only in my 5th week), but i’m already feeling the effects. the morning sickness (all day sickness in my case) has started to creep it’s ugly head in.

please keep us in your prayers! we had a miscarriage in january & that is making me a bit anxious. i know god has everything in control, though & i am taking comfort in that.

pretty stoked that i can actually cross #10 off of my “27 To Do List“. 🙂



“What must I do, Mother, what must I do to make a different world for her? How do I start?”

“The secret lies in the reading and the writing. You are able to read. Every day you must read one page from some good book to your child. Every day this must be until the child learns to read. Then she must read every day. I know this is the secret.”

Katie & her mother, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

My favorite book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & in it Katie’s mom tells her that she should read a page of Shakespeare & a page of the Bible to her daughter Francie every day in order to make the world different for her. I have read this book almost once a year for the past 11 years & this is one part of the book that continually sticks out to me.I LOVE reading & I LOVE books. I love the history of books, the smell of them, the way they feel in my hands, the way the take me to a different place & time…it is definitely a love of mine that I want to pass down to Benjamin & my other children that I hope to eventually have. I read to Benjamin at least once a day & even though he may not understand what I’m reading I know it will make an impact on him. Sunday night I was so excited to find a complete works of Shakespeare at Barnes & Noble for only $20. Yesterday we started reading Romeo & Juliet & I’m so excited to continue reading to him daily along with our page of the Bible, we started in Proverbs. Hopefully I can keep this up, it is number 20 on my list of things to accomplish this year. 🙂

27 To-Do List

On June 25 I celebrated my 27th birthday. My 26th year was interesting to say the least. It had it’s share of exciting times along with some not so good times, but when it comes down to it, it was pretty amazing, especially because of the birth of my baby boy Benjamin. I’m so excited about what my 27th year has coming!

I was inspired by a blog that I LOVE to read, enJOY it by Elise Blaha, to make a list of 27 things I want to accomplish in my 27th year & chronicle it in a homemade journal. She makes the most awesome books & journals! I have the journal in the works & I’m so excited to add to it as the year goes along & I start to accomplish some of the items on my list.

Can’t wait to get started!

1. Visit LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2. Do Yoga or Pilates twice a week

3. Go on a date once a month

4. Go on walks with Nate & Benjamin & Davy Jones

5. Go Rock Climbing

6. Read at least 1 book per month

7. Complete one “big” craft per month

8. Make Birthday cards & actually send them out

9. Visit Hannah in Iowa

10. Get Pregnant

11. Watch atleast 50 movies on AFI’s Top 100 List

12. Move into our own place

13. Cook something I’ve never made before every week

14. Write down something I’m thankful for every day

15. Visit the Getty Villa in Malibu

16. Throw a Dinner Party

17. Write a letter a week

18. Go to a NASCAR Race

19. Sew a dress

20. Read to Benjamin every night

21. Plant a garden

22. Listen to every album on my iPod

23. Visit Griffith Park

24. Make tortillas from scratch

25. Write something in Benjamin’s journal every day

26. Have a picnic in Balboa Park

27. Document everything