This post was originally published back in August, but I wanted to republish it now that it has text. I know some of you prefer reading over video, so now you can get the full review of our first time with a non-family overnight babysitter!  We had our first experience using a non-family overnight babysitter earlier this week. This is one of those things that Mal and I have have been on the fence about doing…

Hi, friends! Happy Sunday to you! 🙂 Here’s the next edition of the CNC Instagram Live series. If you missed the video on Thursday (and Friday), here it is for your viewing pleasure! Please note: In the beginning of this video, I say that I’m going to a fundraiser with a “nautilus” theme instead of “nautical,” which is totally ridiculous. Nautilus is actually the name of a brand of wine that I really like. Haha! Anyway,…

As you guys might remember, our family experienced a D- cross-country flight to Seattle last month. Mal and I still joke about how “scarring” it was. Toward the end of the flight, an older woman came up to us and said that she had watched our family since we boarded the plane and that Quinn reminded her so much of her oldest son. She didn’t comment on Quinn’s behavior, but instead she leaned in and said: “He’s…

A couple of weeks ago, on my way to pick up Quinn from daycare, I stopped to get gas for my car. As I stood there, filling up the tank, I couldn’t help but notice my surroundings. I had stopped at this particular gas station a zillion times in the past, but the seemingly insignificant details of the setting caught my attention for some reason. I felt the warm sunshine on my back, birds chirping in…