{quarterly update…..*sigh*}

Oh, where does the time go?  It honestly doesn’t feel like almost 2 ½ months since my last update.  It feels more like 2 ½ weeks.  But I guess that’s what happens when life gets busy. So, to update…. Ryann has officially finished 7th grade and Kamri has finished 5th.  Grant was following a much […]

{a belated update….}

Does anyone else have an issue with time flying by at breakneck speed?? I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that this post has taken me four days to write……four. days. Life seems to be passing so quickly these days that I can barely keep up. These kiddos are going to be […]

{weekly recap ~ 6/29-7/5}

Do you ever have weeks that go by so quickly that the next week, you can barely remember what you did?  Well, that’s what last week was like for us.  But here are the highlights…..maybe this way I won’t completely forget the good stuff. Monday, the two littlest littles and I went to Mommy Playgroup at […]

{Chyler Jade ~ 8 week update}

So, it was only AFTER beginning the draft of this post that I realized I never published the 4 week update. What can I say…..sleep deprived mommy brain wins again!  Heh But, nonetheless, here we are at 8 weeks.  And we are so absolutely in love with this little girl.  I mean, come on…..how can […]

{Chyler Jade ~ Month 1}

It seems almost impossible to me that this precious little girl has already been in our lives for one full month! It seems like just yesterday that we were loading up in the family car to make the drive to the hospital, still unsure if we would be welcoming a healthy baby girl or boy. […]

{a look at what’s to come}

Initially this was going to be a post about our little noodle.  But I’ve realized that an update is overdue for us all.  So here ya go!! We are currently smack dab in the middle of a renovation project on the house that will FINALLY allow for everyone to have the amount of living space […]

{noodle update – week 24}

Wow!  I can’t believe that we are 6 months into this pregnancy.  Before I know it I’ll be counting down the single digit weeks until Noodle arrives! Our little one is definitely active in there!  Kicking and punching away at Mommy all the time.  And it hasn’t been until very recently (possibly just in the past […]

{so here we are}

We are FINALLY halfway through our pregnancy!  Whoo-hoo!! I’m almost ashamed to admit that it has taken me almost 20 weeks to get back to the point of feeling “normal” again.  But hey….that’s pregnancy for ya! I also am extremely excited to report that for about a week and a half now I’ve been feeling […]

{a temporary and neccessary hiatus}

Although there aren’t many people following my little blog here, I start to feel a little guilty when I go for a week or more at a time without posting.  So, here’s the lowdown. This pregnancy is kicking my rear-end.  Period. This is actually my 4th pregnancy ~ but it’s the first that has brought […]

{the weekly rewind ~ September 8, 2013}

Oh how happy this picture makes me!  Even with temps consistently remaining in the mid-upper 90s I could swear I can feel the chill of fall just around the corner. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.  Regardless, we are still chugging along here in the Merten household.  This past week was quite an exciting one […]

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