Oh Valentine's Tree, Oh Valentine's Tree...

Christmas is our favorite time of year. No day is more depressing than the day we take down our Christmas tree and decorations. It's like the last bit of Christmas cheer is gone and we are left facing the cold, dreary winter. This year, this most depressing day only took place about a week ago. And to be honest, there was debate about just leaving the tree up.Even Cookie was devastated to see the tree go. So, instead of letting ...more

Momtography

I have considered myself a Momtographer since Cookie was born as long as I can remember.Three years ago, I upgraded to a DSLR camera assuming it would work miracles on my photography skills intentions of learning how to use it. That thing has been set to auto since the day I got it ....more

So, This One Time I Almost Quit Blogging

It's been almost 3 months since I have blogged.And I thought, maybe this is just the end.But I just can't quit. I can't. Too many good things have come from this blog. Too many amazing friendships. I met one of my best friends through blogging, and in November, we became Godparents to her newborn daughter.How could I quit something that gave me that?So I really, really am going to try. ...more

I know, I know. I am so behind.

::tap tap:: is anyone still out there? I miss blogging. I really do. Work gets in the way of my internet life. After spending the day at the computer, it's the last thing I want to look at when I get home. But I miss my blogging friends. I wish I had mildly interesting wildly exciting updates to share. But you will have to settle for this...Baby Sister turned one at the beginning of the month and I didn't bother ...more

This Is What I Hate About Working

I hate exactly two things about working. Missing out on watching reality tv. And missing my kid's milestones. This morning my day care provider texted me to tell me that Baby A had stood up on her own. As in, she went from sitting on the floor to standing. All by herself. This is the part that I dreaded about going back to work. While I didn't love being a stay-at-home mom, I loved knowing I would never miss ...more

This Is What I Hate About Working

I hate exactly two things about working.Missing out on watching reality tv.And missing my kid's milestones.This morning my day care provider texted me to tell me that Baby A had stood up on her own. As in, she went from sitting on the floor to standing. All by herself.This is the part that I dreaded about going back to work. While I didn't love being a stay-at-home mom, I loved knowing I would never miss a moment.  ...more

Life As We Know It

Landing my job has been one of the most serendipitously awesome things that has ever happened to me. I feel completely in my element at work, and it looks like a promotion is in my future.And I have become way more organized. And shockingly, my house is way more likely to be clean. But there are most definitely trade offs. Clearly, my blogging has suffered. I have been terrible up keeping up on here and on SpouseBuzz. It's been almost 3 ...more

11 Months

Sweet girl, you are 11 months old. Unbelievable, right? In less than 30 days we will be celebrating your first birthday. ...more

10 Months

This month, I actually have an excuse for being late. On Baby Sister's 10 month birthday, we left on trip to the East Coast. And even though we have been back for a week now, it is taken us that long to get back into the swing of things. It was quite the trip, to say the least ....more

9 Months

Why yes, I am two weeks late with this. But better late than never.Baby girl, you are 9 months old. So far I think this has been your biggest month for development.  ...more