Author Archives: Mel McLellan

Welcome to the family, Rowan Treue

Welcome to the family, Rowan Treue

I’d like to introduce you to my nephew, Rowan Treue. :) He is simply wonderful and I can’t get enough of him.

If you read my post about Cari and Ryan’s maternity session, then you know that Rowan is the product of embryo adoption. It is truly a miraculous act of¬†scientific genius that he exists. He is such a gift to us all, and I’m so happy to get to see my brother and sister-in-law finally become parents. There’s nothing better. <3 Continue Reading

Welcome to the World, Sweet Baby Kai

Welcome to the World, Sweet Baby Kai

Bringing home your first new baby is so peaceful and blissful in most cases. They sleep a lot and your house is so quiet.

Enjoy it, first-timers.

Bringing home your second new baby is a completely different ballgame, but bringing home your third, when the parents are suddenly outnumbered, is much more akin to a rodeo. It’s wild and loud and you’re just hanging on for dear life! Needless to say, it’s not nearly as peaceful, but luckily it’s still just as blissful. ;) Continue Reading

West Tennessee Mini Road Trip

West Tennessee Mini Road Trip

Last week was our “Spring Break” for our homeschool group, and it’s in quotes because all that meant was that we took a trip together to do three days of learning with our friends, instead of one day here at home.

That sounds like something those overachieving, overbearing homeschool parent types would say so let me pause here and clarify. We ARE NOT those parents. Straight up doing nothing for Spring Break is really awesome and encouraged. Travel just happens to be where we are at our homeschooling best. Trust me when I say that you are most definitely showing us up all day, every day. ;)

We all decided on a 3-day mini-roadtrip to west Tennessee. When I just think of what is in west Tennessee off the top of my head, not a lot comes to mind for young children. However, once we got to digging, we found all kinds of great stuff within a 3.5 hour drive of our house. Continue Reading