Hi, I’m Samantha!
Wait, why is your blog called “Pinch of Thyme”? Well, because my middle name is Thyme. I’ve been blogging in random places and writing and owning Harry Potter fan fiction websites since 2002 (although it’s been a LONG while on that owning a website deal) and I used a few different screen names before landing on Thyme. No, I can’t cook. But I am very small, only 4’9″ so “Pinch of Thyme” is kind of a joke on how tiny I am.
I am married to the love of my life, Jordan. He is truly the one of the greatest people I know. He treats me better than I ever deserve. We are complete opposites in most things, but are still madly in love after 11 years of disagreeing.
Together we have three silly daughters; and a goofy boy.
Sydney Capri was born on July 17th, 2007 at 10:31 p.m., weighing 7lbs 2oz and 19.5 inches long. She was 9 days late and I was induced (which ended in a c-section.) She is the biggest daddy’s girl there ever was, she was even born on his birthday! She makes no secret of her preference. She is spunky, bossy, and occasionally sweet. Currently She is in the 3rd grade!
Her birth story can be read here.
Audrey Thyme was born on June 22nd, 2010 at 8:08 a.m., weighing 7lbs 3oz and 19.25 inches long, she was a repeat c-section after my doctor bullied me into it, she was 16 days late. She was the sweetest baby I had ever met, and now she is the most dramatic 5 year old ever. She loves to do what ever her big sister is doing and harassing her sister is her favorite pass time. She is obsessed with Hello Kitty and Sofia the First. She is in Kindergarten!
You can read her birth story here.
Zachary Orlo- is our boy, born at home, a VBA2C, on April 5th, 2012 at 1:06 p.m., weighing 7lbs 9oz and 19.5 inches long. He’s silly and so sweet. He’s currently 3 years old, and he’s got an opinion about EVERYTHING and he doesn’t shy away from letting you know. He’s still a mama’s boy and cuddle bug. You can read his birth story here.
Our latest addition to our family is Ruby Lyndis who was born on January 29th, 2015 at 2:06 a.m. She’s my second home VBA2C, born after a very quick labor and almost resulted in an unassisted birth! She was 7lbs 2oz, 19.5 inches long, and in a strange turn of events, she was born on her due date. Jordan calls her our Cinderella baby, the clock struck midnight and she decided to come out! Read about it here.
I love to talk, read, write, blog, spend time with my family. I am passionate about birth, cloth diapers, homeschooling and photography. I have an obsession with Converse shoes.
My family and I are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.