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Hamper Re-do

Hamper Re-do

I LOVE Ryder’s crib bedding.  Ryan picked it out before we knew if we were having a boy or girl, so it’s gender neutral, and even educational.  🙂  You know how it goes… once you pick out the bedding, you can’t live without the multitude of accessories that accompany it: the lamp, the valance, the […]

Holy Haircut, Batman!

Holy Haircut, Batman!

Ok… so ya know that fabulous haircut I raved about yesterday?  Um… yeah… not so much. As the day turned into evening, and I lived in my new hair, I started to noticed little things here and there.  I’m typically very picky, and quite a perfectionist about certain things… and hair is one of them […]

Feeling Refreshed

Feeling Refreshed

There’s nothing like the feeling of walking out of the salon feeling 10lbs. lighter and full of sass!  I’ve been itching for a haircut for several weeks now, and just haven’t found the time to go out and do it… until this morning.  Ryan worked from home this morning since he’ll be gone all day […]

The Old is New Again

The Old is New Again

There are those people who don’t buy anything unless it’s never been touched by another human’s hand.  There are those who never buy anything unless it’s been used so much, it’s hardly recognizable.  And of course, there are those who never buy anything at all.  🙂  I fall somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, […]

Adventures in Babysitting

Ryan and I are both members of our church’s worship team.  Typically, we ask that they don’t schedule us to play on the same weekend so that one of us can be available to take care of Ryder.  This week, despite their best efforts, it couldn’t be avoided (six drummers declined, so they were desperate).  […]

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby!

Today is my sweet baby boy’s first birthday! I know it’s cliche, but time really has just flown by. And it really does seem just like yesterday that we were checking into the hospital (although I’m knocking on wood that there will be no hospital visits today!) and preparing to meet our little guy for […]

Holy Hooded Towels, Batman!

Holy Hooded Towels, Batman!

Up until about a month ago, Ryder only got two baths a week. He was born in the fall, so he was never sweaty, and since we have really hard water, I didn’t want to dry his skin out more than it already might in a harsh winter. Since he wasn’t being bathed often, we […]

44 Minutes

That’s how long my little man screamed until he finally fell asleep tonight. I know, I know… there are those who are SO against CIO (crying-it-out) and will give me an earful (or a screenful, as the case may be) after reading this. I say bring it on! I’ve already beaten myself up enough, so […]

Busted!

No, not me. My sewing machine. GRRR!!! I’m right in the middle of finishing one Christmas gift project, and preparing to start another one, and I did something silly and broke it. Guess I should use my machine-less time to tackle other projects like laundry and dishes. 😀

Sleep Training and Vaccines

Sleep Training and Vaccines

Ryder’s first birthday is fast approaching (already!!!)… and with it, his 12-month doctor visit. It suddenly dawned on me that this means time for more vaccines. Originally, we decided to go ahead and vaccinate. We didn’t do a lot of research, but sorta figured that if they were still offering it, it must be safe, […]