Hello there! I'm glad you're here! This is definitely a "mommy blog," so you if you poke around a bit, you will find mostly birth stories, motherly musings, and tales of my messy attempts at living an authentically Catholic life in a post-Christian world. I began this blog in 2013, though my very first attempt was in 2009. Over the years the blog has gone through more ebbs than flows, and I imagine that will be the predominant pattern through the remainder of my parenting in "the little years." This blog is part journal and part family scrapbook, and while I write mostly for myself, its much more fun to write for an "audience". So audience, here is your cast of characters to get you up to speed.
Olivia is our #2 daughter, #2 child, and she is extremely sociable and determined. She enjoys talking to everyone she encounters, snuggling, singing, and dancing, and she is not a fan of turning off the tv. (Its not on all that much, promise. She just pitches a fit every. time.)
How we became the Templetons:
Caleb and I met on the beach in 2003. He was the chair rental guy, and I thought he had a cute butt. We were very young, fairly non-religious, and completely crazy. Through the prayers of our mommies (I'm sure), we came back to Christ, Caleb came into the Church in 2007, and were married in the summer of 2008.
Thanks for stopping by!