All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Where We’ve Been


I haven’t posted forever – and it’s not because things are moving slowly.  Things are crazy busy right now, but great!  Matthew is growing up so much each day and I can’t believe it.  He’s napping only once a day now for 2.5-3 hours so he’s getting 13-14 hours of sleep each day/night which is right on target.  And he’s very, very happy!

We’re looking at new cars for me (we buy used vehicles) because a dealership is offering us too much money for the one I have now and we do need something bigger.  We want to get rid of the current car before it becomes a problem for us.  It’s an Acu.ra, so there really shouldn’t be problems, but given how hard I’ve been on it, it’s time to move onto something else.

I am very optimistic about our upcoming cycle – not so much that it will work (and hey – it may), but with the timing of it.  I am just so very happy with the timing of it.  A huge weight was lifted when the nurse told me last week that we’d start next cycle, or the cycle after that.  I have relaxed so much since hearing that.

My sister and I are working on the business stuff, and I got our products into my favorite children’s boutique a month ago so we’re working on samples for the store.  We’re also doing the main store sign which is super exciting – great exposure!  Linds is super busy with orders and we don’t know what will come in from the boutique, but it could be insane so we’re ramping up for that.  We may even hire someone to help us!  We re-branded the company, got it setup as an LLC (thanks, Dad!), got all of the taxation stuff sorted out (thanks again, Dad!), got wholesale pricing from a ton of vendors which cuts our costs almost in half (thanks, Linds!), re-named it (I came up with the idea which I’m proud of), and got the logo done (thanks, cousin Sarah!).  Now – we just need to expand.  We have lots of ideas but we need to go slowly because we’re just not sure how much there could be to do.  It’s exciting, yet daunting at the same time.

Our neighbor found a stray kitty today so of course I asked B if we could feed her – and of course – he said yes  😉  We are both softies when it comes to the animals (example – we wanted to use the hot tub tonight but found a bird nest with babies in it right above the hot tub so our relaxation will have to wait until the birdies have left the nest!).  We haven’t seen her since we put food out but she’s a really friendly girl who would make a nice pet for someone, so my goal is to coax her into the garage and then take her to a no-kill shelter.  I’ve done this in the past (it’s how we got our sweet, sweet Janie) and it took 2 weeks from start to finish – but this kitty is going to be easy to catch if she would just come back.  She let us pet her and probably would have been happy to be picked up.  I won’t do that without long sleeves and a box close by to put her in – so that will have to wait.  I am now worried sick about her.  She’s skinny and needs food, so we’ll keep feeding and watering her (and probably the entire neighborhood’s population of raccoons – ha!) until we can get her to a safe place.  I have promised B that I won’t ask to keep her.  We have 3 kitties – there’s no room in the inn  😉

Other good things are going on but I won’t bore anyone with them.

Photos?  I haven’t posted any photos in a while (aside from Wordless Wednesday and MMM).  Here is our week in review.  Before you see the one photo, let me just say that I had my worst parenting experience of all time this past week.  I was switching the car seat from one trial vehicle to the other when Matthew fell out of the back seat onto the pavement – head first.  It was awful.  AWFUL.  I will never forget it.  He’s just fine and already looks way better today than he did two days ago when it happened, but it seriously looked like he had been in a fight or something (and lost).  I was devastated.  Ugh.  My poor baby.

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “Where We’ve Been

  1. Such cute photos! You really can’t see the bad boo boo at all, so no worries. I’d be totally freaked out if that happened. My worst was climbing the stairs holding my baby, the phone rings so I turn around to go adn get it, get my feet tangled and fall down 4 steps to the tile floor below while holding baby. Scariest moment of my life I tell you. Also, I LOVE 5 guys! But I only like their hot dogs, piled high with every fresh topping that they have. mmmmm. Good luck with the kitty! I hope you find her soon. And what are you selling on etsy?

  2. That’s really amazing about your business! I’m really impressed! It sounds like a ton of work. Good luck with the kitty!

    • Thanks! It’s a work in progress, and seems to be changing often.

      We have not seen the kitty since that one time. I’m sad about it, but I am choosing to believe that she is home now. 😉

  3. Wow- you do have a lot going on! The business sounds amazing- good luck with that and finding the perfect new car! Great pics too- sorry M fell- it’s so sad to see them hurt 😦

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