Welcome Baby Reeves!

April 21, 2016

Holy crap we have a baby! On February 3rd, 2016, at 10:20a we welcomed a warm, squirmy little life into the world and our threesome became four.  Birthing Baby Reeves was an amazing, empowering, challenging, transformative, whirlwind of an experience. I’ll be sharing his natural birth story in the next few days (or weeks—such is the life of a new parent) but for now, meet Baby Reeves, the newest OBH member! Clocking in at a hefty 10 pounds 3 ounces…

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Our Journey Through Infertility

This post is the first in a series of throwback posts (TBP) that I will be publishing over the next few weeks. At the end of last year, I was doing a pretty good job of writing posts but falling way short on actually…

January 7, 2016

2016 State of the OBH Union

Happy New Year! As usual, I’m blown away at how fast the year passed. 2015 was a huge year for us and we are still trying to catch up with all of the huge changes that have happened in our lives. I’m sure it…

January 5, 2016
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Our First $100K!

Even as I type the words and look at our Personal Capital page with all the graphics declaring it to be true,  I find it hard to believe that we have really saved $100,000 towards retirement. It’s a HUGE milestone for us and we…

October 26, 2015
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I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, it’s an awesome place to find inspiration. If there’s some crafty thing I want to do, chances are someone has done something similar to it before me. Pinterest makes it easy to find…

October 8, 2015

Making the Most Out of My Commute

At a whopping 70 minutes long door to door, my commute is long. Hellatiously long. Despair-inducing long. I knew what I was getting myself into when we chose our house. It was between our two jobs, but it was significantly closer to Joseph’s job…

October 7, 2015

We’re Having a Baby!

Yep, we’re having a baby! I am 22 weeks pregnant this week (out of 40) and we still somewhat in disbelief. Really, we’re vacillating between disbelief, excitement, and pure terror (that last part is pretty crazy considering that we already have a 13 year…

September 29, 2015

Operation Debt Payoff: The Results Are In

Back in February I revealed our budget for the first time and talked a little bit about our financial goals. Back then we had $27,600 of non-student loan, non-mortgage debt. Our goal was to pay off everything but our car by July 2015. Well the deadline…

August 31, 2015