What’s New

I just renewed my web-hosting.

I paid for another year of my blog, and the ability to blog.

I wasn’t ready to let it go yet.  So perhaps I should embrace it, and write.

What’s new?  I haven’t written in so long, it almost feels silly to write an update.  What has happened?  What is new?  Where are we?

Three beautiful children.  Ronan is 5, Ruby is 3 and Ryder is about to turn 2.  One on the way (as we just recently found out.)


I am lazy-homeschooling Ronan and just started working on things with Ruby.  Ryder is a gorgeous, toothless treasure, as he has the poor luck of being afflicted with early childhood caries.

Brock is working very successfully at his job.  I left my position as an ultrasound tech in April, and have been working relief… but mostly staying home with the kids.  We still struggle to keep the house clean.  We cook every meal from scratch.  We eat gluten-, dairy- and soy-free.  We spend lots of days at the playground.  Occupational therapy and homeschool gym-class and playdates.  We watch movies and we play with legos and we love.  We love a lot.

Here we are.  Moving forward.  A place to write the words that need to be written, because that’s what I usually need.

  • Jill

    Congratulations!! You’re one of my favorite instagram mamas!! I didn’t know you were expecting!! 4 is a great number!!

    • http://www.tempestbeauty.com/about-this-blogger/admin/ Mandy

      Aww, thanks mama!! <3

    • http://www.tempestbeauty.com Mandy A

      Thank you dear!! <3

  • Lani

    Hey Mandy! It’s Lani! It’s been a really long time since we last chatted, but I am so glad I checked in on you! Congrats on baby number 4! So happy for you and Brock! P.S. Your kids have gotten so big!!!

    • http://www.tempestbeauty.com/about-this-blogger/admin/ Mandy

      Zomg. Lani. I’m just reading back through comments – my poor blog is so very neglected. How are you?? How are things?? Are you on instagram?? Please follow me and let me follow you back there – @tempestbeauty <3 <3 <3 I have missed you!