Monthly Archive: October 2010

The Kind Of “Sweet” That Won’t Make You Gain 10lbs 9

The Kind Of “Sweet” That Won’t Make You Gain 10lbs

Just wanted to wish you all Happy Halloween by showing off my adorable monsters. Most of these pictures were taken by White Rabbit Studios who did their Halloween feature today and included the pictures they took of my kids in their Halloween costumes. A few were taken by me at one of our many Halloween outings the last few weeks. We have definitely gotten our money’s worth out of the costumes this year! I actually had to wash Wes’s costume last night because it’s gotten kinda nasty with all of the festivities we’ve worn it to. And by “kinda nasty”...

Thank You. 7

Thank You.

The thing I go back to a lot as a new (Can I still say “New”? It’s been over a year now.) Stay-At-Home Mom is wondering if anyone’s life is better because of this situation. Are my kids better? Is my husband better? Is this situation in any way an improvement from before? Because – of course – if it’s not? Then I feel like a total failure. It turns out I can never really answer that question confidently. I blame this on two things: 1) My horrible insecurities which keep me from recognizing value in work I do and...

Day 01 – Something I Hate About Myself 17

Day 01 – Something I Hate About Myself

I traced this blog idea back to a blog that now seems to have an adult content warning, so I’m creating my own source-page just so that I don’t have to worry about sending readers somewhere they might be offended. Here is my own source page for the 30 Days of Truth Meme. But, I’m seeing tons of people doing it and finally decided that I was enjoying reading the entries too much on other blogs not to try it here. While I’ll do them in order, I’m not going to do them one right after another. And – I...

Porch 10

Porch

We had a very tiny screened in porch in the house I grew up in. VERY TINY. On that porch there was a gurney. What? You didn’t have gurneys in your home? You much not have had a Dad who was a biomedical engineer at a hospital then. Because he had access to the best “trash” piles ever. We had 3 old-school, all mechanical, gurneys in our home. One was on the porch. And we’re back to the porch. We would sit out there (on the gurney) during storms when we were growing up. It was such a good thing...

To The One Who Periodically Makes Me Wear Nail Polish 17

To The One Who Periodically Makes Me Wear Nail Polish

My daughter turns 5 today. Every year I tell myself I’ll do one of those great letters or photo montages or videos that so many bloggers do so well for their kids. And every year the birthday rolls around and I’ve done nothing but eat all of their cake poppers when they weren’t looking. I’ll just say this: I can not believe my daughter is 5. WHAT IN THE HELL? I mean, I keep this blog going because I like documenting our life for our family, but the reason I started it many moons ago? Or, I guess I should...