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in which I’m happy that I was just being an idiot

in which I’m happy that I was just being an idiot

Yesterday I lost my wallet. But don’t worry- I found it. Of course, this was AFTER I caused a bit of panic in Target because I was convinced- CONVINCED!- that someone had stolen it from my purse. Boy, did I feel like a tool when it was all over and I finally had my precious… KEEP READING »


weekly winners, volume 35

weekly winners, volume 35

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We definitely did. Four days of family, laughs, FOOD, and relaxation. Oh Monday, I am not looking forward to you tomorrow morning… almost ready family photo little helper putting up the snowflakes TA-DA! oohs and aaahs flashback twinkle twinkle


Christmas bling

Christmas bling

Seven hours later and the tree is up, the house is decorated, and HOLY CRAP am I exhausted.


first snowfall

the Good Stuff

the Good Stuff

So today is Thanksgiving. A day for eating! Turkey! Cranberry sauce! STUFFING!! But also- a day to remember all the wonderful things in our lives. And us? We have a lot to be thankful for this year. It’s been a rough year for so many of the people we love (but hooray for stories with… KEEP READING »


Thank Your First Commenter Day

Thank Your First Commenter Day

Guess what today is!??! It’s Thank Your First Commenter Day! (idea and link found via the lovely Jen- who is becoming quite the inspiration for my blog posts lately, apparently!) Blog comments are The Best. I suppose I should say that I write this blog for me, and to an extent, I do. But I… KEEP READING »


Maggie snippets

Maggie snippets

We went to my in-laws’ house on Sunday and they have a cat and a dog, both of which (both of who? both of whom? I have no idea. I’m a science and computer geek, not a writer.) terrify my kid. She’s suddenly very afraid of cats and dogs and I have no idea why…. KEEP READING »


my bag of firsts

my bag of firsts

I am shamelessly stealing this idea from Jen (Playgroups are No Place for Children). (It’s Day 23 of NaBloPoMo and I’m quickly running out of Drafts in my WordPress. eek!) First memory Going to the store with my uncle to pick out a gift for my new baby sister. I was almost 3. I can… KEEP READING »


weekly winners, volume 34

weekly winners, volume 34

We spent the weekend with Dan’s sister Kate, who arrived home yesterday morning from Georgia where she’s stationed as a medic in the Army. She’s home for 2 weeks and Maggie hadn’t seen her since last Christmas. As you can tell by the last few pictures, it didn’t take her long to warm up and… KEEP READING »


favortweets, round #11

favortweets, round #11

It’s that time again! You all are seriously awesome. You make me laugh every day, and I thank you for that. Sundry (blog) I don’t really see the problem, son. You ASKED for a “boy horse” and frankly, I did the best I could do. http://yfrog.com/5ie8bj 7:01 PM Nov 15th ModernMatriarch (blog) When I change… KEEP READING »


she’s getting better at this picture-taking thing

a day alone

a day alone

One day last week, the lovely AndreAnna (aka ModernMatriarch on Twitter) posed an interesting question. One that Moms everywhere DREAM ABOUT. My first reaction was OMG SLEEP. But of course, not only is that boring, that’s an incredibly inefficient use of time. I mean- right there, she said “If you woke up”. Why would I… KEEP READING »


she’s REALLY REALLY excited about having a backpack.

thankful

thankful

We had a rare day at home today- an entire morning without rushing to the grocery store or the doctor or some other random errand- so I took some inspiration from Emily and made a Thankful Tree with Maggie. As Emily mentioned, trying to explain Thanksgiving to a small child is tricky. I tried the… KEEP READING »


so much for parent-child bonding

so much for parent-child bonding

Tonight after dinner was over, Dan went downstairs to workout. (We’re attempting a Mommy-Daddy Workout Rotation throughout the week. Today is one day in a row that it actually happened when we came up with the plan 2 weeks ago. WE ARE SO DEDICATED.) Maggie and I headed up to her room for some playtime… KEEP READING »


weekly winners, volume 33

weekly winners, volume 33

I skipped Weekly Winners last week because I didn’t take a single. picture. all week. How sad! I made up for it this week, don’t worry. laundry helper playing in her chalk house butterflies & bumblebees gopher pigtail silhouette being silly big girl swing


favortweets, round #10

favortweets, round #10

It’s the Tenth Edition of Favortweets! What anniversary is that? Tin or something? Sundry (blog) Apparently delivering a sarcastic rendition of “Everybody Hurts” to a tantruming toddler doesn’t help matters. Parenting is SO unintuitive. 10:34 PM Nov 4th notthatyouasked (blog) The children! Are still sleeping! I am visiting the zoo EVERY DAY FOR THE REST… KEEP READING »


you caption it!

curses!

curses!

In our house, sometimes… we curse. It happens, ya know? Sometimes it’s in jest, joking around (“Get your ASS in that kitchen and make me some dinner, woman!”), other times it’s from frustration (“The DAMN printer is being an ASS again.”) And you know. Sometimes The Big One slips out. “EFFFFFFFF….!” But of course, now… KEEP READING »


my girl

recipe: Chicken Pesto Pizza

recipe: Chicken Pesto Pizza

So, how far behind am I on posting recipes? So far behind that this one includes pictures from my old camera AND our old house! But the food is still delish. I promise. Ingredients: pizza crust, a chicken breast, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, a tomato, and a jar of pesto sauce. Slice the chicken and… KEEP READING »


jekyll and hyde

jekyll and hyde

When I picked Maggie up from school today, her daycare teacher (who, by the way, is a friend of mine from high school) said- and I quote- “She is such a scream!” (I’m assuming by her smile she meant “scream” in a good way, like SO HILARIOUS! and not “scream” like “OH MY GOD GET… KEEP READING »


the marriage test

the marriage test

They say if you survive planning a wedding, then your marriage will be just fine. Now, obviously that’s a misnomer. I mean: hello, divorce statistics! If all those people who survived planning that wedding would really make it, nobody would ever get divorced, right? But people always say that, mainly as a way to emphasize… KEEP READING »


how we spent our Saturday

how we spent our Saturday

going outside in a t-shirt (A T-SHIRT! IN NOVEMBER!), taking down Halloween decorations. cutting the grass (okay, that one was Dan.) wrangling and calming down a cranky toddler. like eleventy billion times. replacing the crappy ‘energy efficient’ light bulbs in our lights downstairs. (Sorry Earth, but a light bulb that DOESN’T BRIGHTEN THE ROOM AT… KEEP READING »


vacation recap!

vacation recap!

We’ve been home from our Florida trip for over a week now and I still haven’t shared any details with you all. LAZY! Or… just recovering from Vacation Hangover. The very worst kind of hangover, seriously. It’s been a looong week. As I mentioned, the visit was a surprise for most of our family. And… KEEP READING »


change of plans! let’s take pictures instead!

change of plans! let’s take pictures instead!

We spent today playing the Is My Kid Sick? or Is My Kid Not Sick? game. Raise your hand if you’ve played that one. Raise your hand if you think it’s fun. Yeah. Me neither. She had a rash on her neck that looked a lot like the one last spring when she had Fifth… KEEP READING »


favortweets, round #9

favortweets, round #9

It’s been nearly a month since the last FavorTweets! What the heck, Jen? GET WITH THE PROGRAM. SarcasticMomLC (blog) Dear Braden: It will never, EVER be ok for you to rub your junk on my foot. EVAR. Love, Mommy 12:45 PM Oct 11th metalia (blog) My god, it is FREEZING outsi– Wait. A weather tweet… KEEP READING »


some privacy, PLEASE?

some privacy, PLEASE?

It’s widely known that Moms rarely get any privacy in the bathroom. Once you have a child- especially a walking, talking one- a quiet moment on the potty while at home with said child is a miracle. I knew this before having a baby, but it wasn’t a very big deal at first. I mean-… KEEP READING »


Things Maggie Says

Things Maggie Says

Randomly, to my sister: “I haffa get married!” — As the plane was taking off last week to come home: *GIGGLE GIGGLE GIGGLE* *puts hands up in the air* “WHEEEEEEE!” — Reciting the months: “Jan-yoo-ary! Mawch! Ape-wil! May! June! Ju-wy! August! Sep-temmer! DE-SEMMER!” (She skips a couple. heh) — To the colored pencils which had… KEEP READING »


weekly winners, volume 32