Category Archives: life

bug & bean

August 7, 2018

ebb +flow :: colette ebb +flow :: celia

It’s hard to sum up what life has been like for the last four months. My little loves (nicknamed the bug and the bean) came roaring onto the scene six weeks early, enjoyed a month long stay in the NICU, lived through two blizzards (rude, Minnesota…), met a very skeptical and very large big grey dog and changed everything about our lives. There’s no turning back and we’d never want to. As of April 2, everything is different and we feel oh-so lucky. Thanks for picking us, C&C.

Source :: my own

Restin’

March 29, 2018

ebb + flow :: restin'

Welp, after 33 weeks of indoor cycling, traveling, home renovations, and adventures, the twins and I are officially on bed rest. If you know me, you know this is going to be a pretty torturous time but I’ve got work to keep me busy (thank goodness for technology!), lots of Netflix recommendations, a library not too far down the road where the Red Head can get me the latest reads, a rekindled love of Sudoku and a pretty amazing support system. I’m not sure how things will be looking around here in blog land but I’m going to focus my energy on getting these babes stronger every day. So, for now, I’m kicking my feet up and living that bed rest lifestyle. See you on the other side!

Source :: This Is Glamorous

So Many Showers

March 20, 2018

ebb + flow :: so many showers

The last two weekends, the Red Head, babies and I have been completely blown away by the generosity of the people in our lives. There was a shower in MN with friends and family from across the country, a Beyonce-themed shower with friends that have become like family and a shower in Chicago (photos above) that brought together people from all stages of my life. It was really humbling to be surrounded by these people and feel the love and excitement as we prepare for this big (!!) adventure ahead. I’m not sure how we got so lucky but I can’t wait for the Erickson Twins to meet each and every one of these amazing characters. But not for many more weeks, please…

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Laying Low

March 13, 2018

ebb + flow :: laying low

Holy smokes, did I feel off today. Between being almost 31 weeks pregnant, some odd stomach bug and a dash of anxiety, I’m a mess. Time to re-charge, grab the grey dog for some cuddles and lay low for an evening. Here’s hoping for a better tomorrow.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches

The Showers Begin

March 9, 2018

ebb + flow :: the showers begin

One thing is certain: our house is not ready for two babies to arrive. BUT, we’re doing our best and after the next couple weekends of baby showers I’m sure we’ll feel a lot more prepared, potentially a bit overwhelmed and definitely perplexed as to how two small humans can require so much stuff. If I had to guess, I think we’ll also be feeling insanely lucky and loved. I’ve got two showers this weekend and another next weekend so the fun is just getting started! See you on the other side, friends.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches

TWO

February 23, 2018

ebb + flow :: two This week has been one of those weeks where it’s really sinking in that TWO babies are on their way. Maybe it’s the wrestling match happening in my abdomen every hour, the daily deliveries of baby odds and ends to the front door or the waddle that’s suddenly becoming my strut but I am FEELING it this week. Feeling the good, the bad, the anxiety, the uncertainty and the excitement. It’s quite the smorgasbord of emotions! Hopefully this weekend and some to do’s off our list will help me ditch a batch of the nerves, I would be just fine without those. Deep breaths…

Catch you on Sunday, friends!

Source :: Patterson Maker Miller

Back to Friday

February 16, 2018

ebb + flow :: back to friday

Suddenly, we are back to Friday. Did this week fly by for you as well? We’ve got a full calendar the next few days but I’m hoping to sneak a bit of last-minute Olympic viewing into the agenda. Those athletes blow my mind with every single event! Other than that, we’ve got a hockey game to attend, a quick visit to Wisconsin and a few more episodes of Mindhunter to devour. We’re hooked. Have a great one, friends!

Source :: Infatuateur