Going (back) UP on a Monday

Monday, April 13, 2015


Testing, testing... is this thing on?

In an unlikely turn of events, blogging has managed to seduce me back to her quirky world of open letters, hodgepodge tutorials, GIFs, and house tours that make you want to set your furniture on fire for the chance to buy something more Pinterest-board worthy. (Oh, just me?) Instead of running away as a sane person probably should, I found myself flocking to her temptation like that girl unable to resist a Saturday-morning trip to the donut shop. What can I say? I love a good apple fritter.

Recently Roached, like my pre-stretchmark self, is still a whisper of the past.
This little space now has a new name, because I am not who I was when I began this documenting adventure in our 400-square-foot apartment so long ago. I am no longer a newlywed, learning the nuances of sharing a bed with (gasp!) a boy or attempting dinner for (gasp!) a hungry boy. Though "she burned meals" and "he stole the cubbies" will probably be intricately carved on our headstones when we're pushing up daisies, I wanted the chance to begin anew. A fresh page for our bustlin' and ever hustlin' family of three. Plus, my buggy last name is already part of our Wifi name (Roach Motel), so I feel fairly certain I've fully covered all of my insect obligations for this lifetime.

Nestfull Blog.
We are a nest full of many things. A nest full of laughter. Chipotle bowls. Sticky floors. DIY attempts. Unfolded laundry. Panera runs. Grace upon grace upon grace. Baby giggles. Naps. Netflix binges. Meal planning and meal burning. Aggressive cuddling. And an hourly need for Jesus.

I don't pretend to know a lot. And I won't pretend to say anything that hasn't already been said by every other mommy blogger on the stratosphere. But maybe, in my own fart-joke, slap-yo-mamma kind of way, I can make you laugh as you read about our journey through parenting our red-headed wild child, home ownership, marriage, and every frozen pizza in between. So stick around, and I promise to blog as infrequently as I darn well please.

I was all, "Babe, can you take pictures of me?"
And he was all, "Only if you do that melodramatic half-smirk thing."

Happy to oblige.

29 comments:

J and A said...

YAY!!! Love this photo of you too. :)

Erin said...

Welcome back to this crazy little world!

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

Yeah! Loved your posts before. Glad you are back!

Kaysie said...

In with a bang

Noelle said...

Yay!! So glad your back!

Becca Moss said...

Woohoo! So happy you and your quirky little self is back!

Pamela said...

Heyyy! Missed you on here!! :) Love that picture of you! and your lipstick color!

Brit said...

I recently just came back to the blogging world too! Good to see you back.

Carmina Joy said...

YAY!!! I was so happy when I saw this! Welcome back ;)

funsizetessa said...

Loved your blog! Glad you're back! And this pic along with the one on Instagram are beautiful!

Amy said...

Yay, welcome back! I looked twice when I saw a post on my timeline - it was very good to see you :) x

Amie said...

Wonderful!

http://mybeautifulcrown.blogspot.com/

A Thousand Words said...

So so so glad you're back!

Ktbuttons said...

Yay, I am so happy you are back! I've missed your wit and humor! :)

Stormy said...

Ya-hoo! So glad you're back! I've missed you!

Gig-ee said...

Looking forward to seeing your posts!

Manca* said...

I'm so happy you are back!:) :) :)

Kathryn Lavers said...

Glad you're back! You've been missed!

Rachel said...

I'm kinda REALLY excited about you being back. Maybe I need to actually post something on my blog too. But welcome back, friend!

Becky said...

Yes yes yes yes!!! I'm so excited you're back! Your instagram posts just weren't enough :P

CSISK said...

This made me smile, I'm always up for a good fart joke, lol. Seriously, though beautiful picture and can't wait to hear what you have to say! 👍😊

Amy said...

FINALLY ;)
i'm sooooooo pumped you're back!
yayyyyyyyyyyyy made my week!

Jennifer W said...

Yay!! I'm glad you're back!!!

Erin LFF said...

HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Elle Vee said...

Welcome back :) I'm sure your new blog will be as equally good as your old :)

Katie said...

this is the best news! so so happy you are back. love you and your writing. and your cute little girl too!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Happy to see your back! Looking forward to following along!

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

I love it, love it, love it! So happy to read along once once!

Ashley said...

Welcome back!!