Creating a Better Christmas For Our Family

Let me preface this by saying that I love Christmas. I love the cheesy movies, Christmas music, family traditions, decorating the tree, hanging the stockings, opening presents as a family – I’m there for all of it. I really am. But as I looked ahead to this coming Christmas, I found myself kind of dreadingContinue reading “Creating a Better Christmas For Our Family”

Independence Day Weekend

This weekend was my first time celebrating the 4th of July without going to the town parade, fireworks, visiting family for cookouts, etc. We spent the entire weekend celebrating with just the 3.5 of us and I have to say it was a pretty nice weekend. Our original plan involved going to the beach onContinue reading “Independence Day Weekend”

Happy Mother’s Day: 10 Reasons I Love Being a Mom

I hope you are all having a fabulous Mother’s Day and weekend. We’ve had a busy weekend with the family, trying to enjoy every last minute with them while we can. In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d list my ten favorite things about being a mother, idea snagged from the Graco blog. It’sContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day: 10 Reasons I Love Being a Mom”

Happy World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day. According to wikipedia: World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “giveContinue reading “Happy World Poetry Day”

Mamalicious Monday: A Valentine’s Bouquet

This is my first time participating in Mamalicious Monday a fun Monday meme hosted by Heather @ The Gift Closet. Here’s hoping I don’t screw it up! Anyway, what I wanted to talk about today was (big surprise) Valentine’s Day! I’ve been superly excited about VDay for a couple weeks now, mostly because we wereContinue reading “Mamalicious Monday: A Valentine’s Bouquet”

Aloha Friday: Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Burritos and Candy Apples

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for youContinue reading “Aloha Friday: Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Burritos and Candy Apples”

Tis The Season For A New Look

Let’s just accept the fact that I’ll be trying new looks on this blog constantly, especially now that I’m starting to learn my way around Gimp – this one is just for the holidays, but like my Christmas Tree, don’t be surprised if it lingers post-holidays until it’s pathetic that I’ve still got it upContinue reading “Tis The Season For A New Look”

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Christmas bug has officially hit me – last night I want to jump from the roof tops singing Joy To The World – I settled for putting up the tree (by myself, because dh still didn’t want to put it up at all, but when he came home and saw it up and decoratedContinue reading “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”