Posts tagged "Could Be Interesting"

Breaking Radio Silence

So this has not been a blogging year. If you haven’t noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here. Okay so more like completely silent. It’s been a bummer because this blog was such a wonderful outlet and connection for me. I have felt like part of me is missing, not being able to sit down and write and create. BUT I was very pregnant which meant my normal hour or two of ‘blogging’ became when I was the most tired. Each night I would snuggle up with Thomas and get as much sleep as possible before I became too uncomfortable and spent the rest of the night awake and largely pregnant. Then something so amazing happened (the babies arrived) but the idea of sitting down and putting together cohesive thoughts and designs… Well lets just say the only thing on my mind was breastfeeding, pumping, and diapering on repeat. Not to mention the little sleep that was happening. I am not complaining in the least. I just wouldn’t say my brain was functioning highly. So I made peace with the fact that my little side world was going to be put on the back burner. I missed it, everyday, but I knew there would be a time that I would return and have some fun stories to tell.

So here we are. I am not sure how consistent I can be, but I am sure going to try. There are tons of stories to share and I can’t wait to get it all out.

24 Weeks with Twins // Could Be Interesting

(24 weeks at Salt Creek Beach)

The last update gave a brief but telling story on finding out about our growing family. Growing by two. Twins were never something in our realm of possibility. I remember as a young girl thinking how great it would be to have twins. I would have all girls, Melanie, Mallory, and Melody. Seriously? Young me was delusional. Fast forward 15 years and we have Thomas, I no longer want three girls, and definitely don’t think have multiple children at the same time was in the cards. I mean after raising one child the idea of starting over and having two at the same time is bananas. Who is ready for that? Well, after some serious and frequent pep talks and lots of “this is going to be okay, better than okay, it’s going to be amazing” the idea of having a baby girl and baby boy join our family of three became so exciting.

After Thomas started school in September the following months were a blur. Days meshed into weeks and then into months. Before I knew it, it was Christmas and the babies could arrive at any moment. I think that was one of the craziest feelings I have ever had. Hitting 32 weeks in a twin pregnancy and being repeatedly told by my multiple doctors that this could be the time the twins come. Any day between 32 weeks and 38 weeks. Laying on the table in the ultrasound specialists office for my weekly appointment being told each baby is about 4 pounds and while they are growing, there is no way I am ready for them to join the world at a mere 4 pounds, if I can help it.

30 Weeks with Twins // Could Be Interesting

(30 Weeks // Top J.Crew)

Packing on the pounds as best I could we slowly made our way to 37 weeks and 6 days. During my last appointment before our scheduled c-section my doctor informed me I was 3 centimeters dilated and it was go time. 2 hours later Ell Marie Rolfing-Gummow and Henry James Rolfing-Gummow made their debut, weighing 5 pound 9 ounces and 5 pounds 8 ounces respectively.

Our Twins Ell and Henry // Could Be Interesting(Our Newborns Henry and Ella)

Fast forward 4 months and our new little loves are healthy and growing, Thomas is heading into summer and so happy being a big brother, and mom and dad are definitely getting used to being busy. So very busy but happier than ever!

The Family // Could Be Interesting

My wonderful family

Weekend Away: The George House

One of my favorite things about Palms Springs is how full force nostalgic it can be. Surrounded by Mid Century modern structures and decor it’s like spending a weekend in a different era, with a great pool and awesome people.

I spent some time searching VRBO for a place comfortable enough for all of us but definitely cost friendly. I stumbled upon the George House and instantly knew it would be perfect for us.

The George House // Could Be Interesting

Nestled in the Racquet Club Estates in a residential neighborhood of Palm Springs this 3 bed, 2 bath home went beyond our expectations. With modern accents and fixtures, the huge salt water pool, spa, and outdoor area made this the perfect weekend getaway location.

The George House // Could Be Interesting

The George House // Could Be Interesting

The George House // Could Be Interesting

The George House // Could Be Interesting

Having spent most of our lives in beach cottages, it was a total experience to be in a home like this. I went full OCD though and realized I spent a lot of time making sure it was clean after meals and such. It was pretty hilarious. So while the house was way cool, I’m not sure it is something I could make my permanent residence.

A Few Things

a-few-things-6Kiss Sign for the Home // Braided fun // A Perfect Palette // Pretty Florals in a Antique Vase //

Most Adorable Little Headbands // Gold & Sparkles


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