mother bleep

July 10, 2014

i don't know if you are active on instagram. or if you follow some of these pretty amazing mamas. [@helloamerikaw, @woolful, @heyitscissy, @julsgarces, @tissespieces, + @courtneybabyccino] but there is a lot of craziness happening in the world of instagram and their censorship issues.

as i look over my instagram feed i can look back on some pretty amazing memories. the time nathan wouldn't wear a shirt for a month. the time he splashed daddy from the bath for the first time. the time he stripped down to his bare bottom in public. and his recent love of shaking such booty.

the photos i have posted are photos of beautiful memories that would all be deemed inappropriate on instagram, especially if nathan were a girl. all the accounts mentioned above have been affected by instagram censorship.  courtney's [of @courtneybaccino] account was shut down and all her photos taken away because she posted a photo of her daughters adorably round belly. people are fighting to get these accounts back + i plan to join them. 

i believe that it is a mother's right to share beautiful pictures of her children. wether it be a shirtless child, a baby's tooshy, or a breastfeeding mother. that should always be our right. whatever is happening is wrong. if no one speaks, nothing will change.

if you would like to help me in fighting these ludicrous censorship rules then please first go sign this petition. then go to and hear some stories as well as tell your own. 



July 7, 2014

we're engaged! we are beyond thrilled to share this amazing news!
back in march (geez its been a while since i have written) we went on a spring break trip to colorado + brian popped the question on the first night.

here's how it went down:

 nate woke up sick + throwing up, we decided we should go on our trip anyway, the last time nate got sick he was over it within a day. we traveled (just the 3 of us) all day to get to crested butte. our second flight was delayed so we didn't get in until about 11pm that night.

my happy place

driving up to crested butte from the airport in gunni. i began to cry, maybe i was exhausted, but i really think its because crested butte is my happy place. being there under a blanket of stars, snow shimmering from the headlights...i was home + i was happy. once we got to the house we got nathan cleaned up + in bed quickly. when i came downstairs brian had made a couple drinks for us + said we should celebrate being there on vacation. mama needed a drink so i had no suspicions or hesitations about what might be coming next. we decided to go outside on the deck so i could show brian the view (his first time to our house in colorado). i was looking up at the stars + then turned back to see brian down on one knee (in the snow might i add) with his mother's ring in hand. i honestly can't remember everything that was said, except for YES!

brian did an incredible job redesigning his mom's ring

it was the best proposal i could have ever asked for, that whole week i was a smiley, giddy, little girl. i am so grateful to be able to marry my best friend. i cannot wait to celebrate this love + spend the rest of our lives together as a family.

i love my family + can't wait to be a fink!

let the wedding planning begin...

saturday: song

July 5, 2014
i am sure you have heard this song a billion times by now, but if you haven't enjoy. i dare you not to dance! this song is an ultimate favorite at our house right now. do yourself a huge favor and search it on youtube, you would never believe the guy who sings this song.