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the apple doesn’t fall far

the apple doesn’t fall far

The good news: Maggie seems to have inherited my determination. The bad news? Maggie seems to have inherited my determination. Dan would call it stubborn, but I really don’t think I am. I do listen and often ask for other people’s opinions on things. But if I run into trouble or I’m having a difficult… KEEP READING »


it’s FOXY!

it’s FOXY!

I’m in the business of making my life easier. But really, who isn’t? It’s not often that someone is all ‘Hey, I want to make my life as difficult as possible! And waste lots of time waiting for things! And I strive to be as disorganized as I can be!’ Enter Firefox. On its own,… KEEP READING »


today

today

The tree is decorated. The house is decorated. I shattered one ornament, continued a headache that started last night at my parents’ house, hit my head on the tv cabinet TWICE while decorating the tree, and Maggie cracked me in the nose with our Swiffer. Then she had approximately 7,923 tantrums about Nothing In Particular…. KEEP READING »


my thankful list

my thankful list

First, the obvious things: everyone in our family is relatively healthy. Such a blessing. We have a vibrant, energetic daughter who (even given her frustrating moments!) is an incredible source of joy in our life. And she cracks us up at least 27 times a day. The sunshine that I woke up to this morning…. KEEP READING »


like a broken record

like a broken record

Every few months, I vow to lose some weight. I promise that I’m going to exercise regularly. I make plans to eat healthy, or eat less, or just quick eating crap. And most of the time, I fail miserably. I’m not technically ‘fat’ at the moment. Last September, I weighed 20 pounds more than I… KEEP READING »


recipe: Taco Chicken

recipe: Taco Chicken

It’s Recipe Day again! This time it’s Taco Chicken. Also known as the Easiest Dinner Ever, aside from sticking a slice of cheese in between 2 slices of bread and grilling it. Dan’s mom actually gave me this recipe, so I have her to thank for the ability to fall back on this when I’m… KEEP READING »


brought to you by the letter D.

brought to you by the letter D.

So I’m gonna jump on the bandwagon with everyone else and do that letter thing. Gina gave me the letter ‘D’, so here I go! The rules: You leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post… KEEP READING »


baby book of the new millenium

baby book of the new millenium

I don’t have a baby book for Maggie. I never got one before she was born, and I kept thinking ‘Oh, when I scrapbook her baby pictures, I’ll just write all her milestones and stuff in as I go. And I’ll TOTALLY remember them all, because I will be Super Mom and will never forget… KEEP READING »


cookies

cookies

Today involved cookies in one way or another. First, this morning, Maggie ‘tossed her cookies’ all over the place after breakfast. Then again after lunch. She acted completely normal all day, aside from the puking, so we’re not sure what’s up. We kept dinner bland- just noodles and some crackers, maybe a few carrots (this… KEEP READING »


friday again already!

friday again already!

Not much time for bloggin’ today- I’m busy working and then we’re going out tonight! Eating dinner with friends without having to entertain a short person with crayons and goldfish crackers! I am quite excited. Today’s Friday 5 theme is ‘How’. 1. How’s your health? Pretty good. *KNOCKING ON WOOD VERY QUICKLY AND LOUDLY* 2…. KEEP READING »


must be in the genes somewhere

must be in the genes somewhere

Last night at dinner, we heated up some leftover spaghetti for Maggie. Noodles, meat & sauce, and also some carrots (the carrots were obviously not in the original spaghetti dinner!) She started eating, and almost immediately started asking for ketchup (‘tet-tup!’) Of course we said ‘No, you don’t need ketchup, you don’t have french fries… KEEP READING »


but at least I didn’t wear a jean jacket in a mall

but at least I didn’t wear a jean jacket in a mall

I’m just going to come out and say it: I was a weird kid. I spent a lot of time reading and writing poems (oh my, could THAT be another good post someday…) My mom has cassette tapes of me that I recorded- HOURS OF THEM- with just me talking to myself on the tape… KEEP READING »


just one of the reasons we let her keep living here

just one of the reasons we let her keep living here

Just so you don’t think my kid is Misery and Torture all the time (Newsflash: She slept last night! Only woke up for 5 minutes at 4:30am and went right back to sleep! Happy dances all around!), I thought I’d share some of her adorableness in action. Now, of COURSE she did this whole thing… KEEP READING »


progress

progress

You guys? ARE THE BEST. Seriously. Thank you so much to everyone for your comments and stories you shared yesterday. You have no idea how much it helps to hear that we’re not alone. Of course I know that every parent goes through these tough phases, but hearing it from you guys just reminds me… KEEP READING »


dealing with The Problem

dealing with The Problem

Since she was about 3 months old, Maggie has been sleeping through the night. We were, of course, ecstatic when that milestone came along, having been constantly sleep deprived for 12 weeks. Sometime around 6 or 7 months old, she started fighting bedtime. She still slept all night, but getting her to fall asleep was… KEEP READING »


recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies

recipe: Peanut Butter Brownies

This is yet another recipe photo session I did back in September that I couldn’t get to while my laptop was out of commission. I made these brownies for my Pampered Chef party, late at night, while I had a pretty raging case of PMS. My advice? NEVER make chocolate peanut butter brownies late at… KEEP READING »


never been so happy to see Friday.

never been so happy to see Friday.

I know memes are kind of a cop-out during NaBloPoMo, but dude. The week I have had. My brain is fried. Plus I spent most of my day in the car today, sitting in traffic on the way to a meeting I had downtown, to which I was LATE because of said traffic (oh HAI,… KEEP READING »


kitty update

kitty update

I thought since you all were part of the Giving The Cats Away drama a few months ago, it was only fair that I share an update on how they’re both doing in their new homes. First, Gracie. She’s doing great. Dan’s uncle sends us emails ‘from’ her, and they are seriously the cutest things… KEEP READING »


just… stuff.

just… stuff.

Today was a much better day. We all got a good night’s sleep, for one thing- Maggie slept from 9 until 7, us from 10 until 7. Hallelujah! is all I can say about that. It was very very good that we were able to wake up refreshed, because I had to work my 1-or-2… KEEP READING »


another day, another sleepless night.

another day, another sleepless night.

In case you were wondering, Maggie continued her assault with Operation: Only Child last night and this morning. She didn’t go to bed until 10:45 last night- TEN FORTY-FIVE!- and was up at 1:30am… then again at 2:30am… then again at 5:30am. I finally got her back to sleep around 6, and she slept for… KEEP READING »


Number Two.

Number Two.

When you get married, sometimes AT THE WEDDING, people immediately start asking The Question: When are you having a baby? At first, it’s cute. I mean, you JUST got married, you’re barely home from the honeymoon. HA HA not quite yet, thank you! But after a while it gets a little more pressure-packed, like WHEN… KEEP READING »


mosaic of me

mosaic of me

What is your first name? Jennifer What is your favorite food? pasta What high school did you go to? Mars What is your favorite color? green Who is your celebrity crush? Scott Patterson (of Gilmore Girls fame!) What is your favorite drink? water What is your dream vacation? England & Ireland What is your favorite… KEEP READING »


liar, liar, pants on fire!

liar, liar, pants on fire!

This morning, after playing outside in the cold with Dan for a little while, Maggie was very mellow and acting sleepy. It was still a few hours from her normal nap time, but she was pretty fussy and just wanted to snuggle. After a little while of snuggling with Dan on the couch while they… KEEP READING »


friday five!

friday five!

psst, hey guess what? IT’S FRIDAY! Friday Five – the theme is ‘Middles’. 1. What usually marks the middle of your day? Lunch and Maggie’s nap. 2. From whom (or to whom) was your most recent middle-of-the-night phone call? Gosh, I can’t even remember. A few months ago Dan got a phone call at like… KEEP READING »


recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Last month right before my laptop died, I did another Ree-inspired cooking photo session while making dinner. Unfortunately, I downloaded the pictures to my computer, deleted them from my camera, and then my computer went kaput before I had a chance to do another backup to my external drive. So, the photos remained un-reachable for… KEEP READING »


my daughter, the genius.

my daughter, the genius.

I know, I know: every parent thinks their kid is like, The Smartest Child On The Planet. So just bear with me while I brag for a few minutes ;) For the past week or so, Maggie has just been astounding us with the amount that she’s learning. It’s to the point where she’ll whip… KEEP READING »


civic duty.

civic duty.

Today is a big day. Regardless of what ‘side’ you are on (and let me just tell you how much I feel like I’m in 3rd grade talking about all this ‘us’ and ‘them’ and ‘which side?’ crap. WE NEED A RELEVANT THIRD PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY SO BADLY.) you have to admit: it’s all… KEEP READING »


only a few days late

only a few days late

Wait. Wasn’t there some holiday last week? Hmm… oh yeah! So! Trick or Treat last Friday! Totally forgot to post about that! Maggie was a cowgirl. She did so well with her costume. I thought she’d throw the hat and pull off the bandana, but she did neither of those things. She loved the hat… KEEP READING »


Sunday.

Sunday.

Miraculously, because apparently I did something REALLY GOOD this week, Maggie slept until 7:30 this morning. Which was really 8:30. And she went to bed last night (without a fight!) at 8:30. So count it up, baby. That’s 12 hours. I was so worried about how the time change was going to effect her, and… KEEP READING »


my guy

my guy

So today is the start of NaBloPoMo. Are you in? I’m in. Just a quick post this morning and then I’m off to attempt to kick this nasty cold out of my body. (Also: The theme here I got from So Chic Design. Yes, I know I do this web design thing for a living,… KEEP READING »