My husband captured this quiet, precious moment between Rubina and I the other night as she and I talked about my mom. I'm extremely grateful to have this photo; I hope to never forget the way she looked at me, the tugging feeling as she wound my hair around her small fingers, and the sound of her voice as … Continue reading Grief and Motherhood
Our adored babe is now 5 years old and tiny, no longer. There are days in which the past five years are a colorful blur and days in which I feel the wear and weight of every minute. It's been challenging and growth inducing in the most beautiful and rewarding ways. Worth the wear, worth … Continue reading Rubina Tyler /// Version 5.0
About 1 month ago our little girl turned 4. I guess this happens; babies growing up and turning into actual people but nothing could have prepared me for how rapidly the time would pass. Four years with her. Looking back, some days it feels like 4 minutes and other days it feels like 4 lifetimes. … Continue reading Rubina Tyler | Version 4.0 (throwback to buttons birthday)
Okay "shredder" might be a little extreme but our little one killed it on that mountain. Often we observe how uninhibited children are; how they aren't afraid of anything and are willing to take blind risks. And, obviously children are much more malleable and uninhibited than adults but they aren't necessarily fearless. I know my … Continue reading Throwback to a Tiny Shredder…
A couple of years ago Rubina and I threw our first Valentines Day party for a sweet group of friends and it's become a really special day each year with people we treasure. My, how they have grown in the last 2 years... Each year all of the little ones bring a special valentine … Continue reading Friendship Love | Valentines Day, Part 1
I have often teased Kevin that Rubina is 70% mine and 30% his. It's just a joke in our home but when she was first born I actually used to get mad when people would mention how much she looked like Kevin with no mention of me. I never expressed this outwardly, of course; it was simply an internal … Continue reading The 70/30 Theory | Throwback Thursday
With Valentines Day on the horizon, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite gift ideas. I love giving Rubina goodies on Valentines Day. My mom was so good about this fun holiday; cards, heart shaped cookies and sweet gifts. I have a very vivid memory of the 14th of February when I was in the … Continue reading My Favorite [Valentines Day] Gifts.
(Left, me 1984 | Right, Rubina 2015) These photos thrill me. I love seeing Rubina in the same sweater I wore as a little girl. I delight in any opportunity to share with my precious Ruby. Especially pieces of my childhood. You may think I'm a terrible mother, but I found so much joy in … Continue reading Threads of Tradition | Throwback to a Sweet, Little Sweater and Traditions that Bind
I missed World Prematurity Day on Monday so I'm making up for it now. Rubina was born at exactly 30 weeks; 2 full months early. We were terrified. Because her early arrival was so unexpected none of our family had arrived in Denver so we were alone. While, we would have loved to have our parents … Continue reading throwback to a preemie named rubina…
I wear a lot of makeup. There. I said it. I didn't ever want to reveal this to you but the topic has been on my mind so I decided to just get it over with. I want to be as authentic as possible here and this is something I decided was important to share. This … Continue reading spackle me pretty.