Archive for November, 2013

Happy birthday, sweet Livie Lou!

There’s a song by The National I always sing to Olivia:

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for 29 years

Couldn’t be more perfect—much like this little one herself.

Happy sixth, Olivia Ann! We love you so much.


Giving thanks

Olivia is thankful for “everything and friends and the USA and family.” We’re thankful for this sweet little girl who turns six tomorrow!


Owen Fix

Proper dental hygiene starts early, apparently.



Sunday night stories


Livie Love


Baby steps

For their first year, I carried all three of our babies up the steps from Diane’s, inhaling as I buried my head in their necks, recovering from a day apart.

By 16 months, Owen walks up independently, a milestone I noted with each growing kid. It’s a slow trip now, with little hands down on cold concrete to navigate the incline—not to mention several stops to investigate pathway lights, little bugs and fallen leaves.

On Friday, I ran a few steps ahead to grab my phone to capture this photo. The sight of my first baby walking my third up the same steps she took years and years ago was too sweet to pass up.



Bryan: “What is that?”

Bec: “It’s a wishbone.”

Bryan: “Why did you glitter it?”

Bec: “It’s like you don’t even know me.”