Hi, I’m Jen and this is my blog.

I’m married to Matt and we have Elizabeth and Ryan.

Elizabeth is this old:

Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

Whoa, wait a minute here. Just HOW old is she? How did THAT happen? What in the world is that FIVE doing there?

Ryan is this old:

Lilypie First Birthday tickersThat’s more like it.

Matt and I have been married for:

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Our second child died before he could be born. His name is Luke.

If you are like me and you sometimes like to start from the very beginning, here is the first post on this blog.  (I have archives elsewhere, in case you are confused by the fact that I claim to be blogging for three years longer than this blog has been open.)

We have two dogs, Trinity and the little dog.  The little dog has a real name, but we are pretty sure that he is the only dog in the whole world with that name. He’s shy and doesn’t want to be Googled.

I am a stay at home mom, so I blog in order to get some human interaction.  Leave me a comment, okay?

I like books, the internet, cleaning, books, cooking, books, baking, eating out, and more books and more internet. Not necessarily in that order, except for the part about liking books.

Matt likes movies.

Elizabeth likes playing, doing stuff, reading books, watching her shows, playing, her friends, HER LITTLE BROTHER, never holding still, dancing, singing, doing “new tricks”, and generally causing chaos and destruction. But in a very well meaning way.

Ryan likes milk. And sleep. And Mama, Dada, and that crazy older kid that always seems to be hanging around. He is also a pretty big fan of that handsome baby that lives in the mirror. And he wants to go to bed at 6:00pm, NO LATER and don’t you try and make him stay up. He’ll cry. A lot. JUST PUT HIM TO BED ALREADY.

Trinity dog likes outside, treats, walks, telling the evil backyard rabbit who is boss (Trin is boss, not the evil backyard rabbit), and sitting in the mud before coming inside to sit on the white carpet.

The little dog likes nothing.  Well, he likes Matt.  And me.  And Trinity.  And Elizabeth, as long as Elizabeth is not trying to remove his ears. And maybe that baby, since that baby never bothers anyone.  But that’s all.  He certainly doesn’t like YOU and he is NOT going outside, he can hold it, thank you very much.  Please let him stay in the house.  And don’t let anyone come over.  He’ll be in his crate, hiding.  He’ll see you later.  Or he won’t see you later, he’ll just stay in his crate, where it is safe and dark.

Did I mention that you should leave me comments?  I like comments. And I think you are pretty.

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Stephanie May 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I feel like I know so much about you now, Jen. Your About section is really amazing.


HereWeGoAJen July 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Fine, fine! I updated it. Are you happy now?


Karen B July 3, 2010 at 1:54 am

Jen –

Two (kind of) questions….first, I have been following your blogs for a long time, and really enjoy it. Even more so now that I am expecting a little girl in the fall. (I have a wonderful daughter who will be 15 in a few days, so it has been soooo long since I have been pregnant or had a baby around it is almost like doing it for the first time again…a lot has changed in 15 years!) Are you still posting on your first blog? If you are, I would like to keep following that one, too.

Second question…you do a lot of really cute things on your etsy shop. I have been looking for a “little sister” onsie (probably long sleeved, as she will be an Oct/Nov baby) but can’t find one I like anywhere. Is that something you can do?



SuzannaCatherine July 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Thank you for explaining about the little dog. Now I understand…


Jamie Maddox April 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

I’m read your story of your precious Luke. I wondered…do you have Factor V Leiden or something like Lupus Anticoagulant or MTHFR? I just saw that you had blood clots pass and I had several pass. Until I my girls were born still, they had no idea that I had all of these blood clotting disorders. They have also caused my family members to miscarry without anyone ever knowing they had it because the doctor’s don’t usually do genetic testing unless there’s a problem. Anyway, I can take heparin and some other meds now to control it and hopefully have a normal pregnancy. I just wanted to know if you had something similar. I would have e-mailed but I couldn’t find an address. Thanks,


mags July 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

I voted for you! Love your blog…


Erica July 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Nice to read about you. Looking forward to meeting you at the Blathering!


Sueno July 22, 2011 at 9:47 am

I look forward to catching up on your blog, you’ve been through so much, thank you for sharing. ICLW #117


Kimbosue July 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

See….while you have been missing from my reader, I missed the whole Little Dog adoption…


HereWeGoAJen July 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Nope, this is the same little dog we’ve always had. He’s six years old and my blog is four, so I’ve had him longer than the blog. That’s probably why you don’t remember his adoption. :)


Brandi January 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’ve never read this before, it was so funny!


K June 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I am starting with the about, and moving onto the rest. I also love books, and book related things.
I hope we get on splendidly :D


Weylin January 2, 2014 at 1:29 am

De-lurking to say Happy New Year



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