about us

Elliot is a little boy who was born with a big condition. On December 16th, 2010, Elliot Reid came into this world, and our lives changed forever. He was born with a birth defect called gastroschisis. After seven long weeks in the NICU, he finally came home. He is my sweet, sensitive, giggly, crazy, blonde boy... an excellent big brother, and he makes me laugh every every single day. 

Emmett joined our family on May 6th, 2012. Although my pregnancy was far less stressful than my first, it was still not without some chaos. Emmett insisted on making his grand entrance into the world five weeks early, and had to stay in the hospital for a week before he could come home. Luckily for us, he was the complete opposite of Elliot, and therefore, a VERY easy baby, once he learned to nurse correctly. He is the cuddliest, happiest toddlers I have ever met. He sure does love his mama, and isn't afraid to plow over his big brother to get to what he wants- be it a hug or a toy. He is so full of spunk and personality, and very different from his brother. I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Jess {that's me} I'm a 25 year old stay at home mama . I love to write, run, take pictures {obviously}, drink hot tea, be outside, and above all else, spend time with my little family. I'm an obsessive list-maker, meal-planner, and organizer. I adore anything natural, organic, or eco-friendly, and try to live life as eco-consciously as possible, knowing that every little "green" decision we makes helps to save our planet. I'm an animal FREAK and if I could, we'd have a whole houseful of animals. I believe in raising children pretty naturally- so you'll probably see a lot mentioned of attachment parenting, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babyfood making, baby wearing, and leaving baby boys intact.

Aaron is a soldier currently in the process of medically retiring from the army. He has been deployed twice- he spent 12 months in South Korea, and he also spent 15 months in Iraq, where he cheated death a few times and received a Purple Heart. Aaron's nickname is "lucky" and for a good reason- he's lucky to be alive! He was shot in the head by a sniper in 2008, but survived. He is an amazing husband and father, even when he's thousands of miles away. We've known each other since we were just 14 and we were high school sweethearts. I couldn't have picked a better man and I am so proud to call him my husband.