who and why...

i'm a simple girl, really..... sorta... well, no.  but, i do live in an old two-story white cottage with black shutters with my dreamy husband Justin, our dear baby boy Asa, one large lovable buffoon of a lab named Blue, and our siamese cat Lady.  adding one more to the mix, a girl, in early July.
Justin and I got married Saturday May 21, 2005 in a small town, in a big church, at the top of a grassy hill.  definitely one of the best decisions i've ever made... that, and deciding to make babies with him.  i said it.
marriage is no cake walk, but you truly do live and learn and what better way than to do it together!
in our first 4 years of marriage, we experienced the heartache of losing 3 babies.  two within the first 8 weeks and one at 20 weeks to a birth defect known as Turner's Syndrome.  with each loss, i recovered in different ways, but always with the encouragement of my awesome Heavenly Father.  now, i'm on to my second healthy pregnancy (not without a fair share of irrational freak outs), and it's still just as miraculous.  
i'll never take this role for granted.  such sweet blessings babies are.
i want to savor every last crumb in this homemade, fresh outta the oven, baked to chocolate perfection brownie kinda life.
wow, i'm definitely pregnant. 

why "LaLaLu"?
most of my days center around somewhat of a routine with a little chaos thrown in the mix from time to time... for good measure, of course.  but still almost nothing happens the same way twice.  however, the one thing that never changes and always happens at the same time is singing my baby to sleep... and this is what he hears.

i decided to start this blog for two reasons.  
they are :

1} mostly, i want to notice each minute of every day.  easier said than done, i know.  the simplest things are so many times the most significant and they always seem to sneak by me.  i like to think that making a commitment to write about these sweet little morsels will help me to stop, look, and remember more often.


2} marriagedom and mommyhood are two of the most privileged, complicated, confusing, hysterical, and altogether wonderful commitments a young lady like myself could possibly get herself into.  
and, sometimes... just sometimes... you might like to share in all the nonsense.


Mondays are for memories
Wednesdays are for wishes
Saturday's for swagga

and there's always in between.


  1. You are such a good Mommy. I love you.

  2. Beautiful, Carey. I am most mesmerized. You are such a rich soul!! Good job. Keep it up, sweet girl.

  3. thanks, daddy... i love you too :)

    Hi, Kristi! hope you guys are doing well... i love keeping up with you and the boys on facebook... they're growing so fast! tell Cliff hello :)