The Day We Said “I Do”

Now that I’m back home from an amazing honeymoon and semi-caught up on work, I can finally get back to blogging! So many times throughout the past two weeks I have wanted to write but just couldn’t find the time. SO happy to be back in a routine at home and able to slow down…

Quick and Dirty Updates

This past week has been crazy busy so I haven’t had much time for new posts. In fact, I’m pretty sure the next month will be fairly quiet on The Other Courtney. The wedding is just 17 days away and then I’ll be in Hawaii for 10 days, so hopefully I’ll be FAR too busy…

The Valentine’s Wait

Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. It has always been about waiting. In elementary school, I waited for a secret admirer’s special valentine to magically appear on my desk while I was at recess. It didn’t. In high school, I waited outside the weight room for my long-time crush to emerge…

Hailey Joins the Family

This post isn’t about food, health, or my skin!!- I can hear your simultaneous sighs of relief. No, this post is purely to show off the sweet baby girl who recently joined our quickly growing family of 9. Isaac and I got to meet Hailey two weeks ago (when she was just a few days old) and…

2012 In Pictures

January Not only was it the highlight of my month, but probably my YEAR! I got to be in the delivery room with my best friend as she gave birth to her second son, Grant. Her husband was deployed in Afghanistan so we had him on Skype and the doctors let me document the whole…

The Sky Dancer Dances Again

About a week before Christmas I sent a Buzzfeed article to Isaac titled “50 Things You Will Never Get for Christmas Again.” I (semi) jokingly told him that we were over if he didn’t find a way to give me something on that list for Christmas. I also hinted that #31, the Sky Dancer, was…

Redefining “Mother-in-Law”

When my friends tell stories about their terrible mothers-in-law, I laugh and pretend to understand their pain. I can commiserate, as I also have some difficult people in my life, but my mother-in-law, Virginia, just doesn’t happen to be one of them. With all of these mother-in-law horror stories, I have to wonder, how did I…

Little Conversations (Soap)

Isaac: UGH gross your new hand soap smells like Desitin Me: Desitin…the diaper rash cream?? Isaac: YES Me: How do you know what Desitin smells like? Isaac: You know, from when you’re a baby and you have to have diaper rash cream put on you (giving me a look that says DUH) Me: Ummmm no,…