Clingman’s Dome, TN

We had a bit of bad luck with the weather while down in Tennessee… it was either raining or overcast (with the threat of rain) the first few days there. Our last full day there though was forecast to be a beautiful – though chilly day and we meant to take advantage of every minute of sunshine!

The day it all began

I may have mentioned once or twice that I started blogging because I needed something to keep me away during Noah’s many late night feedings. A few of the women in my online pregnancy group had blogs and I was interested to find out what they were all about.

Sick Day

I’m taking a sick day… or two.

Noah starting coming down with something Friday night… sniffles and coughing… then he started getting warm. Saturday at noon his temp was 102F… a bit too high for mid day, but he gets that from his mama.

Changed plans

Prior to being married and having children, I had made up my mind that there were things that I would and wouldn’t do in my marriage and with my children. I had thought that I knew what would be best for me and my not yet existent family just by observing others and deciding what they did right and wrong.

Bruised {Foto Friday}

I woke up the other morning to find that my arm felt sore, like it was bruised. I looked, but didn’t see any marks so I just sort of forgot about it until latter in the day when I saw this:

New Me {Foto Friday}

Soooo….on Wednesday I showed you all a picture of the hair that I had chopped off and am donating to Locks of Love… since I don’t often post pictures of myself on here, many of you may not have been aware as to how long my hair was…

Locks of Love {Wordless Wednesday}

I was sick of always pulling my hair back in my “Mommy doo”, so yesterday I went and had over 12 inches cut off!!! I hope that my donation will make some little kids very happy!

(Linky in post)

Tell it Tuesday – Summertime

Another week has past and it’s Tuesday again… for a little while longer at least. We’ve been keeping busy here in our neck of the ‘burbs… there are pools to swim in, play dates to go to, people to visit and projects to be made on rainy days (which there haven’t been too many of lately!).


I’ve taken a break… my reader is overflowing with post after post yet to be read and I cut back the amount of time that I spent online these past two weeks. Instead I have been reading, and reading, and reading some more. When I wasn’t reading, I was spending time with my husband while watching a movie (or the occasional hockey game – Go Blackhawks!!), crocheting (pictures to come once the toys are stuffed and finished) and contemplating whether or not it is a good idea to make handmade soap in a home with two small children (if you have experience with this, your thoughts are greatly appreciated!).