Out with the Old and In with the New

Out with the Old and In with the New

Today is the last day of 2009 and I simply cannot let this day go by without pausing to remember all the happiness and all of the adventures that this year brought to my little family.   For many of you reading this, you’ve shared in my experiences with me, providing support and encouragement through the trials and celebrating and congratulating my triumphs.   For that, I am truly grateful and ever so blessed.   And there are many of you who are new to my little corner of Cyber…

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The Date Night Movie Compromise

The Date Night Movie Compromise

Last night, Chris and I took advantage of having my parents in town this week and we had a date night.   I was so excited about it.   I talked about it all day.   At one point in the day, my mom asked me what my favorite date night was.   I didn’t even have to think about it.   My favorite night with Chris is dinner at a Mexican restaurant where I can drown myself in queso without judgment. (A note to all you single ladies out…

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Homemade Baby Food: A Success!

Homemade Baby Food: A Success!

With my mom being in town, I was brave enough to attempt my first batch of homemade baby food. (Full disclosure:   My mom pretty much made the food.   But I did keep throwing veggies in the steamer, so I figure that counts.) It went so much better than I expected it to go!   I tend to be a little on the lazy side about homemade stuff.   I’d much rather try the store-bought version of most things, but this was actually easy to do and it made…

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I Don’ta Eata the Cantaloupa

I Don’ta Eata the Cantaloupa

“Muph numph romfff,” said Beanie. “What’s that, Beanie?” I asked.   “You say you love your new present from your Aunt Ginny?   Its a Munchkin Mesh Feeder.” “Posssshhfff gnofff mumph,” said Beanie. “What’s that Beanie?” I asked.   “You think the apples I stuffed in there are the greatest because they taste good and they feel cool on your gums?” “Umphhh flannn numph,” said Beanie. “What’s that, Beanie?” I asked.   “You want me to try stuffing it with something else besides apples?” “EEEEWWWW!!!!” said Beanie. “You don’t like…

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Meet My Sister

Meet My Sister

I’ve talked about my sister several times on this blog before.   I told you about the time she brought her boyfriend home to meet my parents.   And I told you about the time that her boyfriend proposed in front of my entire family.   And I told you about the time that her fiance brought her tampons.   And I told you about having Thanksgiving at her house this year. Ginny is an important part of my life because for as funny and exciting as her life has…

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Christmas, 2009 (in 25 seconds or less)

Christmas, 2009 (in 25 seconds or less)

I have been staring at all my pictures from this past week’s Christmas vacation for several days now, trying to figure out how to organize all the fun we had into a blog post.   Or several blog posts.   Or an entire website.   We had so much fun and made so many wonderful memories that it would be impossible for me to go into detail on every event without taking up an entire years worth of blog posts.   And, let’s face it.   I don’t have that…

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When the Baby is Sick on Vacation

When the Baby is Sick on Vacation

This past week when we went on vacation, Beanie’s little cough turned pretty grim and we ended up in the urgent care center.   He had been coughing for a week, but never ran a fever and so we were letting that run its course.   But the travel seemed to rev up that cough into a full blown cold and when it settled into his chest, it took a turn. When he is sick at home, Chris and I treat it with a humidifier with menthol oil in his…

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Welcome to the Fam

Welcome to the Fam

This past Sunday morning, we had Beanie baptized at our hometown church where Chris and I grew up and were married.   I, of course, cried like a baby and Bean – who is the actual baby, in case you forgot – took it like a champ.   I couldn’t help the tears though.   If you are of the same faith as me, then you understand the importance and significance of that morning.   Beanie was welcomed into Christ’s family and to me there is nothing sweeter or more…

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A Christmas for Two

A Christmas for Two

When Chris and I got married and moved to Connecticut, we began traveling back to Florida every Christmas to spend the holidays with our family.   In all the hustle and bustle of shuffling back and forth between my parents, his mom, and his dad’s houses, we decided that before we headed south, we would have our own Christmas at our house.     Just the two of us. I have always loved that tradition.   For one night, it was just us.   We usually cooked a good dinner,…

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My Readers are Brilliant and My Baby Eats Food

My Readers are Brilliant and My Baby Eats Food

The comments that I got on my last post about Bean’s eating habits might have been the best comments I have gotten so far on this humble blog.   You all provided so many options for me to choose from and, even more than just suggestions, you helped me feel like I wasn’t doing something wrong but that this was just something some babies go through. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Chris and I took advice from the majority of you (and filed away the rest of your suggestions…

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