All the Sun For You

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

We Keep On Trying


We got a wild hair to bring the boys to Chic.ago for their annual air and water show. We booked it just a couple of weeks ago and before finalizing, B asked, “are you sure you want to do this?” Vacationing with a bad sleeper is hard, and B knew it would fall on me.

But I always say, “we do this so we can say we did and we end up stronger in the end.” Ha!

Right now, Matthew is asleep with B and Bryson is in the GoCrib (for now). I’m not delusional, it’s just a matter of time before Bryson’s in bed with me. But right now, I feel like I’m winning just a little.

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!

2 thoughts on “We Keep On Trying

  1. I’m always the one who ‘forgets’ how bad sleeping is when we’re away with the kids. But are we supposed to stop our lives?? No! I’d go crazy.
    Sounds like a fun trip! I love Chicago. Good luck!

  2. I admire you guys so much for continuing to do things with your boys. Callen has started screaming in his car seat on trips (Aiden did the same when he was little) and D and I have pretty much resigned ourselves to staying home the majority of the time. It just rips my heart out hearing him cry, and not being able to do anything to help. Sometimes, he surprises me and a new toy or snack will keep him occupied for a few minutes, but usually I just end up sitting in the back and playing with him. SIGH. You are pretty amazing to keep traveling with your kids. I wish I was brave like you!!! 🙂

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