A Note to my Followers (why you’re getting so many emails)

To my followers, I just wanted to write a quick note to apologize for flooding your inboxes and explain why you are getting so many emails with new blog post updates.  A couple of years ago I had left this blog and started blogging at krystalyvonne.com.  Recently the host website for that blog was deleted,…

32.

I’ll start by giving a free tip to any of you who have yet to enter your 30’s:   If you find gray hairs on your head, do not pull them out.  They will grow back, and you will then have little gray hairs standing STRAIGHT up on top of your head, because it takes…

Losing in a Princess Pageant

This past weekend, I took Riley to a Princess event where little girls could meet “Cinderella,” “Ariel,” and “Aurora.” They were able to get their pictures taken with them, and were able to sing and dance with them while they did little performances. It was basically Riley’s 3 year old dream come true :). After…

Joseph Copeland Maroon: The Birth Story

On Friday, January 2nd, I had a 41 week ultrasound and OB appointment scheduled for 9am. It was an appointment that I refused to put on the calendar until a few days beforehand, because I really didn’t think I would make it to that point. But sure enough, at 8:30am on January 2nd, Jordan and…

The Worth in the Waiting

Yesterday, December 30th, I turned 30 years old. Throughout this pregnancy I have often thought about how awesome it would be if this Baby Boy were to be born on my birthday! Not only because that would be the best birthday gift ever, but because it was on that very day a year ago when…

Lately

I made a goal for myself to blog at least once in the month of October, since I haven’t been very active in the blogging world lately (I used to blog about once a week!). Truth be told, third trimester of pregnancy just isn’t the time for great thought provoking… thoughts. From me (<– see…

Rainbow Baby

Many of you have followed along in the heartbreaking story of our loss.  I want to take a quick moment to thank all of you who have mourned with us in our loss of our son and all who have offered such great support to us.  And to the women who have reached out to…

Perspective From a Kiddie Pool

First of all, can I just start off by saying that I love summer?  I love the feel of the air on summer mornings, driving with the windows down and sunroof open and listening to country music.  I love food on the grill, cookouts with friends, corn on the cobb, watermelon, and popsicles!  I love…

“My Son is Gone” – My Husband’s Processing of our Loss

Recently, my husband wrote about our miscarriage.  I hope that this will be helpful for men who are also processing such a devastating loss. Here is what he wrote (you can visit his new blog here): My Son is Gone (I wrote this February 25th but it has been hard to muster up the energy to revisit…

Happy 2nd Birthday, Riley!

Riley, instead of writing you a blog post for your birthday, I thought it would be fun to do a video for you to watch one day.  Happy birthday sweet girl, I love you!

8 Things.

A friend recently blogged through some “Things About Me” questions that she had been tagged in. She tagged me, I felt honored and figured, why not? I had been having trouble thinking about what to write about this week anyway, so thank you Jaci for helping me with writer’s block! Instead of doing it interview…

An Open Letter to my Daughter: I am Enthralled.

Sweet daughter, This morning we had a moment. Another one of those “I want to bottle this up” moments. It was early in the morning. You were watching Mickey and I was drinking my 2nd cup of coffee in a zombie-like manner. I looked over at you and you were just so beautiful. You were…