Turkey vegetable meatloaf

Call me old fashion but I love a good meatloaf. I think it gets a bad rep in today's time but it makes a regular appearance in our household. My sister Cori made a double batch of this turkey veggie meatloaf when she stayed with us after Ford was born and I can't even explain how stinkin' good it is ....more

Girls night

Last night was the second time that I've been away from Ford at night and someone else has put him to bed. Yep a whole year has passed and I have had only 2 girls night outs! Jon and I have enjoyed many a date night and I get to spend pretty much everyday with my girlfriends but since we exclusively breastfed until July, I have been in charge of bedtime ....more

Bookworm & four eyes

All throughout high school, college, and before Ford was born I was an avid reader. Reading was one of my favorite past times and I often ...more

Monday update

Ford suffered his first ear infection this weekend. We managed to make it 12 whole months without one but we kicked off his birthday week with a fever and nasty cold that developed into an infection. We spent the weekend quarantined at home, missing the first birthday party of one of Ford's bffs, a pool party, and our neighborhood concert in the park ....more

Tips for throwing a 1st birthday party

Ford's birthday party was a roaring success but almost a week later, I am still recovering. I think it was a lot for Ford to take in and poor Booga had a fever the next day and is wrapping up a cold right now (as am I). I am so happy how everything turned out but took mental notes for what I maybe would have done different and stuff I thought I did well ....more

Ford 12 months

12 months. 12 months! We made it! ...more

Ford's First Birthday Party

What a week it has been! We celebrated Ford's birthday with a big party on Saturday August 9th and I think it took a lot out of him because managed to catch a cold and fever the day after. His actual birthday (August 11th) was spent at home cuddling, playing with new toys and resting (homeboy took 5.5 hours worth of naps and I took a good one myself!) ....more

Hide 'n Spin {giveaway}

I can't believe Ford's first birthday has come and gone. I remember when he hit 6 months old in February thinking, wow, we are getting closer to his birthday than his actual birth-day (and call me crazy but that's when the birthday party planning began...you only turn one once!). I knew Ford was going to get showered with mountains of gifts, even though I requested no gifts at his party, so I wanted to keep my gift to him simple ....more

Make-ahead breakfast tacos

These days my alarm clock goes off anywhere between 6-6:30am... and by alarm clock I mean Ford. He's like his mama who thrives on rising early. We like to get our day started and get things done! I bring him downstairs to snuggle on the couch while he drinks his milk cup and after a quick diaper change, we are usually out on our morning walk....more

Make-ahead breakfast tacos

These days my alarm clock goes off anywhere between 6-6:30am... and by alarm clock I mean Ford. He's like his mama who thrives on rising early ....more