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    The Adventure: Life as we know it,  Triplet Update,  Walking with Jesus

    And, We’re Back! Updates on Life

    Where are we now? Hey everyone! It’s been awhile right? So what’s up with that? What is new in our world of triplets plus two? Why did I suddenly go MIA for months? Well, it’s a long story that can be summed up easily, and I finally feel like I am in a place where I can share some updates. Ultimately I quit the blog for awhile because my family needed me, and…I needed me. That is to say, I had some things to work through. Blogging takes a lot of time and commitment. I found that it was taking up too much time, and at the end of the…

  • House & Home,  The Adventure: Life as we know it

    Triplet Nursery gets a Makeover

    Hey everyone! Hope your summer is going awesome! Just wanted to post real quick on something fun that I finally got accomplished last week. The triplet nursery got a makeover! Yay! I had originally gotten their nursery all ready for them when I was pregnant. Though it wasn’t without some trepidation and anxiety, as we didn’t know if we would actually bring all three babies home. I remember telling my husband as he was putting the cribs together that we should keep the receipts and the boxes in case we had to return any. He looked at me and told me that we would be throwing it all away because…

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  • Summer Adventures,  The Adventure: Life as we know it

    Your No Fear Guide to Camping with Twins or Triplets

    As most of you know, we’ve been on the adventure of our lives for some time now. (If you don’t know, you can read about how our triplet journey started here, the birth story here, and all about how the triplets are doing now at one year old here.) It seems like each new day brings a new adventure just through everyday life. Yet, we just embarked on something we have never before attempted: vacation with 5 kids under 5! The triplets just turned 1 year old and this past weekend we took a road trip to go camping in beautiful Traverse City, MI. Yes, you heard that right, camping. Camping with…

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  • Holidays,  Summer Adventures,  The Adventure: Life as we know it

    Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating the 4th of July 2018

    Happy 4th of July from our family to yours! This was such a special 4th of July for our family because it was the first time celebrating as a family of seven! Now, I know, I know, the triplets were born and here last year. However, they weren’t even two months old yet, hadn’t even been home from the NICU one month yet and needless to say we didn’t really take part in any festivities; we were too busy taking part in and adjusting to our new life. Now that the triplets are one they are so much more interactive and able to take part in more adventures. This makes…

  • The Adventure: Life as we know it,  Triplet Update

    Triplets Turn One

    It’s official, the triplets are one! We made it through the first year with triplets | 5 kids under 5! They survived and so did we, hallelujah! Actually, they turned one back in May, but we had so much going on at the time, plus celebrating my daughter Izzy turning three (her bday is only 11 days before theirs), that we decided to wait a month to have the big party. *This post contains affiliate links which help support these sweet babies and our other children while I am a SAHM. If you see something you like, please click and purchase through my link or ad. 🙂 See my disclosure for more…

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  • NICU,  Prayed for 1, Blessed with 3: The Pregnancy

    Our Triplets: The Birth Story

    The journey that God has taken us on since the birth of our triplets has truly given us a run for our money! So many hills and valleys; so many answered prayers. Looking back, I felt so anxious as the c-section date approached. Though I searched, I was unable to find many articles on what to expect from a c-section for multiples. And, let me tell you, a c-section with multiples…at least higher order multiples, will probably look a bit different than your traditional cesarean. For that reason I wanted to share how the birth of our triplets went, for any soon-to-be moms of multiples out there wanting to know what…

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  • Parenting,  Uncategorized

    Happy Father’s Day: A Father’s Perspective

    *This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more info* It’s Father’s Day, a day where we stop and take time to honor the men who love their families well. We give gifts and cards that say ‘thank you’ to dads and talk about dads, but rarely do we get to hear from a dad. So, today on the blog my husband is guest posting from the perspective of a dad…and not just any dad, but a dad with five young children under five! He is such a blessing to me each and every day. I pray that you will be blessed and encouraged by what he has to say.…

  • Uncategorized

    Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    I’m a little ashamed to admit that Father’s Day snuck up on me this year. After all, my husband is the most amazing man who proudly wears the title of “Dad”. This past year he really stepped up to the plate as he became a father of five overnight, and he rocks it! Things have just been beyond busy lately. Our calendar is bursting with birthday parties, spring soccer games, and swimming lessons. Add to that planning for the triplet’s first birthday party and my mom having surgery, and you can see why I was panicking a little about Father’s Day. Lucky for me, my husband is very laid back…

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  • Prayed for 1, Blessed with 3: The Pregnancy

    Triplet Pregnancy Journal Entries-part 2

    *This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more info.*   Journal Entry: March 26, 2017 ”To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust Him in the dark…that is faith.” – C. H. Spurgeon “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called” – Unknown I am about 25 weeks now. Next week I will be admitted into the hospital for (hopefully) 6 weeks of monitoring until the c-section. While I know it is what is best for you I am still dreading being stuck in a hospital room for 6 weeks. I will miss your Daddy, and brother and sister very much. My…

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  • Prayed for 1, Blessed with 3: The Pregnancy

    Triplet Pregnancy Journal Entries-part 1

    *This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more info.* So, I thought that since I was not blogging during my actual pregnancy that I would share some excerpts from the journal I kept during that time. I kept a journal with each pregnancy and wrote as if I was writing to my baby, or in this case…babies. It is not only special for me to be able to look back and re-live those memories, but one day each child will be able to read it also. These are real, raw segments from my journal. They have not been edited to have better “readability” or have a…

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