Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Blog!

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We're back!

There have been requests for more pics of the babe, so we're going to try this blogging thing again.   This time it will be updates on the babe and the family, some DIY projects I'm working on to help make our 'we still don't own a house', house feel more like home, and just random thoughts and ramblings from my brain.  I'll also talk a little bit about our journey with infertility and now secondary infertility and my journey as I start cutting out major foods I love after finding major insensitivities to things like tomatoes, gluten, dairy and mushrooms.

I hope this blog will be a place y'all stop by and chat.  It will be slow getting really going, I thought about waiting until I was totally ready and had a bunch of posts ready to go, but I know myself, and as Mary Poppins says, "Well begun is half done"  and that is my mantra lately.  I'm also looking at moving everything over to a platform that is easier to use and will be a better fit for me, hopefully I'll be able to do that without much hassle!

Here are a couple of pictures of our bona fide todder, I can't believe how big she is and I look forward to sharing all of her crazy impish  craziness with y'all!

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's Easter Day!

We had a wonderful Easter visit with Matt's parents and younger brother.  The weather was glorious and almost a week later we still have enough ham to feed an army and we need to seriously start looking at sugar detox options.

But, everyone would rather be looking at pictures of Little Miss anyway, so without further ado:

When she came down Easter morning she was a bit apprehensive at first, this series of pictures just gets me everytime.  She was curious with Matt, pulled out the Reeses, wasn't really sure, apprehensively took a bite, looked at me like this is kinda good, looked at the Reese like, you are pretty good, and then just started hugging Matt she was so thankful that Daddy knew to give her a Reeses egg at 6:30 in the morning.

 "Ooo" maybe the whole thing at once was too much"

"Oh yeah, I like my egg"

She actually dances when she is eating something that makes her really happy, the egg got a dance.

And then the early morning candy binge was over.

He is Truly Risen!  Alleluia!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Birthday Photo Dump

First post in a while......not much to say but pictures to share!

      ^^^^^^^^^^She woke up on her birthday to a cozy coupe from Uncle Dane waiting for her ^^^^^

 ^^^^^^We didn't have her cake on her she got half a donut after lunch and loved it^^^^

By far her favorite present was the balloon from the grocery store, she walked around holding it for days afterward.

Reading her new books with Daddy

We got her a giant Rosary for her birthday.  She still stole daddy's, one can never wear too many Rosaries while praying.

When everyone started singing Happy Birthday she was very suspicious about the whole thing....I don't know what she thought was going to happen, but she just glared at all of us, it took her awhile to warm up to the cake....but she got into it.

The next day we let her have 1 more go at her cake.....there was no hesitation this time ;-)

Sometimes being the birthday princess is really hard work.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


One of the most fun things for Matt and I being parents is watching our Little Bug experience things for the first time.  To see her little brain churn over a new experience is so exciting.  We've had quite a few firsts this summer, but I think 2 from the last couple of weeks deserve to be highlighted.

1. Barbecue.
Matthew and I love barbecue.  Love. It.  Often we are trying to plan dinner and both are simply craving barbecue making whatever we had on the meal plan for that night seem like nothing we want to eat.  We push through though and when we do get to go to our favorite barbecue place it is even more of a treat.  When we want good barbecue we head to Carolina Brothers.  Carolina Brothers is no frills at its finest.  You walk into a very small house/shack looking building to the sight of about a dozen kitchen tables (plain old kitchen tables) with chairs at them.  You walk up to the counter and order, your food is already ready to go as it's been smoking and cooking for the last 48 hours in the smokers out back.  Find empty chairs, sit down, enjoy.  We usually get a rack of ribs to share and 2 sides worth of baked beans, because, well, they're that good.  Maggie was munching on Cheerios and baked beans when she noticed the pile of discarded bones on my plate in her reach.  Before I knew what was happening she had snagged one and was sucking every little bit of fat/meat/sauce she could get off the already pretty clean bones.  She cleaned one and promptly asked for another.  It was so funny and she was so excited to have the bones!  I started giving her little pieces of meat and girlfriends was in Heaven!

                                This is her haha! face after she grabbed the
                                          first bone.  We moved all the plates away from
                                          her at this point.

2. Donuts
Maggie was a good girl in Church on Sunday, so she got a donut (read: Mom decided she really wanted a donut after Mass so told Dad that Maggie had been good and she probably wanted a donut).  We stopped and got donuts and came home.  As Matt put Maggie in her highchair and handed her a donut he said, "Well Maggie, you are about to experience a little bit of Heaven."  And I believe she agreed.  She was very hesitant at first, but it didn't take long for her to figure out that this was good stuff.  After we had all enjoyed a donut (which is waaaay more sugar intake than anyone is this family is used to getting) we all took a glorious 2 hour Sunday afternoon nap and woke up starving for an early dinner.

                                                                    Sugar Crash