the best intentions

February 19, 2019

ebb + flow :: cece ebb + flow :: coco

I had every intention of blogging regularly after the babes arrived but sometimes you just gotta sleep. And eat. And take a deep breath. And put your phone down for 0.2 seconds. So, here I am checking in for just a minute to say hi.

Coco & Cece are keeping us busy with their crawling skills, building their immune system by contracting every virus the Twin Cities has to offer and sleeping like champs (which we are forever grateful for). Hard to believe they’ll be one in about six weeks. As everyone (seriously, everyone) says… time flies!

Source :: @jillianbraun


December 17, 2018

ebb + flow :: smile

On days where getting everyone out the door, dressed and somewhat on time feels like a major victory, it’s nice to have some photos where you feel pretty. Thanks, Chelsey, for always capturing us in your magical way.

Source :: Chelsey Werth


September 4, 2018

ebb + flow :: camping

It’s still a couple weeks away but after an especially crazy August I am counting down the days to my annual girls’ camping trip! We’re remixing it this year (because #twins) but some of the tried and true traditions will be in there: a squirrel mask, onion dip, boxed wine, giant marshmallows and some of the best ladies on the planet. I’m so pumped!

Source :: look here

bug & bean

August 7, 2018

ebb +flow :: colette ebb +flow :: celia

It’s hard to sum up what life has been like for the last four months. My little loves (nicknamed the bug and the bean) came roaring onto the scene six weeks early, enjoyed a month long stay in the NICU, lived through two blizzards (rude, Minnesota…), met a very skeptical and very large big grey dog and changed everything about our lives. There’s no turning back and we’d never want to. As of April 2, everything is different and we feel oh-so lucky. Thanks for picking us, C&C.

Source :: my own


March 29, 2018

ebb + flow :: restin'

Welp, after 33 weeks of indoor cycling, traveling, home renovations, and adventures, the twins and I are officially on bed rest. If you know me, you know this is going to be a pretty torturous time but I’ve got work to keep me busy (thank goodness for technology!), lots of Netflix recommendations, a library not too far down the road where the Red Head can get me the latest reads, a rekindled love of Sudoku and a pretty amazing support system. I’m not sure how things will be looking around here in blog land but I’m going to focus my energy on getting these babes stronger every day. So, for now, I’m kicking my feet up and living that bed rest lifestyle. See you on the other side!

Source :: This Is Glamorous

Weekend Wrap Up 3.26

March 26, 2018

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Ahh, a weekend wrap up coming to you quite late on a Monday… some things never change. The last few days have been a blur in the best way possible. Maybe it’s nesting, maybe it’s just my nature, but we are checking this off the to-do list around this house. From baby errands, to car seat installs, to paint touch up and carpet going in, we’ve been working since Friday night and it feels good to be making progress. Only bummer? The list doesn’t seem to be getting too much shorter and my stamina is dwindling. The devil really is in the details with this re-model but we’ll get there. Or maybe we’ll just tempt guests to our house to meet the new babies when they arrive and then convince them to stay and help install trim? Seems like something I would do. You’ve been warned! While I get our to-do’s in order for tomorrow (and the next day, and the next day, and…) enjoy these links from around the web.

One Day Run

March 23, 2018

ebb + flow :: one last run

After baby showers, registries and lots of list making I am armed and ready for a big day of pre-baby errands tomorrow while carpet is being installed. I’m coming for you, Target, Buy Buy Baby, IKEA and HomeGoods. I’ve got gift cards to use, exchanges to make, last items to check off the registry and a lot of coupons that will be put to good use. I’ve also got a back seat full of car seats that I’m still getting used to so hopefully I don’t buy too much because I’m running out of room in my CR-V! Wish me luck!

Source :: an oldie from