Baby/ Behind The Butter



Yikes! I realize it’s been way too long since my last post and I apologize about that. We’ve had a couple of crazy weeks — the busiest weeks this little family has seen in a very long time, in fact.

In a nutshell, it all started with my parents coming to visit for a week from West Virginia. During their visit, Adam started having some pretty intense tooth pain. Well, I made him an appointment to see an oral surgeon who promptly told him his wisdom teeth needed to come out and NOW. Like that day. Immediately. That same day Grayson got the stomach flu, which I then got that night. There’s nothing worse than a sick baby…except maybe a sick mama taking care of a sick baby and hubby who just had surgery. Did I mention all this happened the day before Valentine’s Day? My parents flew out the next morning and we recovered slowly. Adam’s mom came out last week for a visit and I was so relieved to have some help. We love where we live but it’s really hard sometimes to live thousands of miles from any family.


Needless to say, our February wasn’t awesome with all the sickness and health stuff. Sorry to be a debbie downer, but I haven’t been online hardly at all because I’ve been so busy trying to take care of my family!

Other things worth noting:

I chopped off all my hair into a short little bob while my parents were in town. I was tired of having it yanked on constantly while nursing and needed something new!

We are gearing up for a big trip to Florida in a few weeks because I’m in one of my best friend’s weddings.

I’ve started my own 40 Days to a Personal Revolution this past week and it’s been exactly what I needed. I’ve done this program a few times now and it’s a wonderful way to start off the new year…or just get a fresh start wherever you are! You can read all about what the 40 days entails through the link I provided, but basically it’s just committing to a daily yoga and meditation practice.


So that’s where I’ve been! Again, I apologize for abandoning this little blog the past few weeks. I love you guys and think of you often! I do try to update my Instagram pretty regularly, so you can always check there if I’m not around here as much.


(he’s not so sure about the slide yet! hah)


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  • amelia@i_heart_kale
    February 23, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Your hair is SO cute! So sorry about all the sickness/medical stuff you had to deal with. I know exactly how you feel. My husband had to have his tonsils out immediately due to infection at the beginning of January (we just had our first baby and she was just 5 weeks old). That was SO hard and we are so lucky that my mom came to help for two weeks, considering Kevin couldn’t do anything but take pain meds and lay on the couch. Luckily he is now healthy and back to ‘normal’.
    Love your little updates whenever they happen. Family comes first, the blog is the blog and you shouldnt stress to make it priority. Life’s to short to miss the important stuff. ????
    Hope your weather is lovely. Charleston had a mini heat wave this weekend. Now we are back to rain and 40’s. darn!

  • Cara's Healthy Cravings
    February 23, 2015 at 4:43 am

    No need to apologize for living life Jenna 🙂
    Glad to hear that your family is on the mend, let’s hope March is less taxing on everyone.
    Super cute bob. I did a big chop this past summer and loved it, it’s just so refreshing.

    • Laura @ Raise Your Garden
      February 23, 2015 at 5:49 am

      Agreed ~ I’m getting my hair cut this week and I’m going to show my stylist your bob! In particular I love your bangs…..too cute =) Stomach flu has been rampart at my house too, I totally know how you feel. 2 sick kids up all night, every hour on the hour. This mom thing is tough. I have so much more respect for my mom now that I know what she went through in raising me and my sisters!!!

  • Dana
    February 23, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Okay. Few things.

    1. LOVE your new do!
    2. Grayson is SO, so precious!
    3. I’m so sorry about all the sickness with your family this past month and only hope everyone is feeling up to par fast and all goes wonderfully in FL!
    4. I know it is what it is, but I give you guys and anyone who has children with family living so far away. My husband and I are very fortunate to have both our parents live just twenty minutes from us. We get more help with the ‘babysitting’ when we slip out for date days or nights. We both work from home a decent amount so it’s a must that at least once a week we have to get out. For our sanity. We also switch up the baby’s environment too with dropping her off at one of our parent’s homes if we go out. just to mix it up.
    5. I so badly would LOVE to live in CA. More southern near Mission Viejo,. My entire dad’s side lives out there and I miss it out there so much. Maybe when we retire? 🙂

    • Dana
      February 23, 2015 at 5:09 am

      that was supposed to say * give you guys credit* 🙂

  • Nicole A
    February 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

    That sounds rough, but you’re a great mom! No need to apologize for the blogging break! Life happens! Glad everyone is feeling better and I love your new bob!

  • Amy D.
    February 23, 2015 at 5:21 am

    Cute hair, and I love that nude shimmery lip gloss in the first pic! Would you mind sharing what kind it is? Thanks!

  • Kelly
    February 23, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Do not apologize Jenna…it seems like things all do happen at once! Actually, since you last posted, I was able to catch up on all your old entries, as I just very recently discovered your blog! I look forward to your next update along with more pictures of you and your cute family! P.S. your hair looks great short!! 🙂

  • meghan premuda
    February 23, 2015 at 6:14 am

    what kind of wool pants is grayson wearing in this post? i love them!

  • christina
    February 23, 2015 at 6:38 am

    that pic of you & your family is so cute. all smiles! love the short hair. mine’s about that length and it is soooo much easier in the morning! it also looks super cute with some light waves…not that i ever have the energy to do that though, haha. grayson’s hair is so blonde!

  • Jenny H
    February 23, 2015 at 7:09 am

    You are gorgeous. Love the hair! Makeup is beautifully done.

  • Lauren
    February 23, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Agreed – no need to apologize. As a momma of a little girl ~1 week younger than Grayson it’s so fun to read your updates and see what you guys are up to. Pop in and out when you can, and so we will:)

  • Laurel
    February 23, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Rough! The flu season this year has struck hard. Glad you guys are on the mend and were able to enjoy some time with your families, though! Good to hear from you. 😉

  • Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots
    February 23, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Sorry to hear about the rough time. Hope everything gets better soon 🙂

  • Colleen
    February 23, 2015 at 7:37 am

    You look cute, Grayson is happy and healthy and well now, and it was nice to hear from you! I will definitely check out that book. Right now, I’m proud of myself because Hubs and I are doing a 5 mile run in two weeks and I ran 4 MILES training yesterday – the most I’ve run in at least 6 years (I have a 5 year old!).

  • Sarah
    February 23, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I’m so glad you made it through that trifecta of misery AND got some quality time in with the family. You all look like you recovered well!
    Also, you got a Tula! Isn’t it so comfy? I <3 mine.

  • Meg Bollenback
    February 23, 2015 at 7:59 am

    It’s great to hear and see from you! So sorry you had a lot of health issues to take care of and recover from this month. Hope you all are feeling better, and no worries about being on the blog less….family’s way more important.

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H
    February 23, 2015 at 8:43 am

    cute hair cut! stomach bug x2 + wisdom teeth sounds horrible 🙁

  • Laura @SheEatsWell
    February 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Glad you and the family are on the mend. Sometimes when it rains, it pours! I would love to hear more about your experience with the 40 days program!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    February 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I love the hair!! Glad you are all feeling better. Life happens you need to take care of it.

  • Shawna
    February 23, 2015 at 9:39 am

    prayers that you’re all healthy again in your household! the hair is adorable.

  • Julie
    February 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Love your haircut! That 1st pic of Grayson in his rain gear is adorable!!! Love the little hood! Such a sweet smile!
    Have a great trip to FL!

  • Sarah
    February 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What are those little blue booties he’s wearing on the slide?? (They look comfy and that they stay on!) and is his hair lightening?? So cute. I still have a little baldy hah
    Love his little expression on the slide!! Glad he’s feeling better. A sick baby is no fun especially with a sick mama. Glad you had some family in to help out at what seemed to be a much needed time!!!

  • Tamara @ A Side Of Dessert
    February 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I love the new haircut! A household full of sick ones is tough! Sending warm and positive wishes your way and have a fabulous time in Florida!

  • Katie sB
    February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I know what you mean about being away from family. I am expecting our first baby and we live in the Bay Area too. Both of our families live out of state. I’m glad my mother in law is retired so she can come visit us a lot and help out.

  • Mabel @ Ma Bella Vita
    February 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Yeyy! you are back. Welcome. And your baby just gets more and more adorable every time you show him on the blog. God bless him and your beautiful family 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious
    February 24, 2015 at 6:05 am

    I love the haircut. I chopped mine off a couple of months ago when our little one was just starting to grab. But really it was because I was SO tired of straight ironing long hair.

    Now I keep going shorter! I’m going for a long front and short back a la Jaime Eason (but a little more extreme). Once you go short, you only go shorter! 🙂

    I was a bit sick at the idea of family being so far away. (We live in California and my family is in Maine.) As luck would have it, my mom decided to move out right as we found out we were expecting. Surprise! Haha

  • Amanda
    February 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

    That last picture of Grayson is priceless. He all of a sudden looks so grown up. The time sure does fly but at least the days also get better and better!

  • Taylor DuVall
    February 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I SO appreciate your honesty! Life isn’t always rainbows and roses. Sometimes it sucks. It’s always nice when people are vulnerable about the rough spots – it’s a “Me Too” to your readers.
    Love your new hair cut!

  • India
    February 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Oh my goodness. I love your hair! I was nervous you’d left blogging for a while, but glad to see you’ve been caring for the family.