Travelsized Beanie

Travelsized Beanie

I’m not gonna lie, Bean had a rough trip.   It wasn’t his fault and to his credit, he really tried to be happy, but traveling is tough for babies.   He was in an unfamiliar place, so it was hard for him feel 100% comfortable.   He didn’t nap because we didn’t have his swing or his music, both of which really help him sleep when he just can’t unwind.   His sleep schedule was off because of the no napping thing, so he woke up at 3:30 every…

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Family, Pictures, and Grown Up Little Sisters

Family, Pictures, and Grown Up Little Sisters

This past week we loaded up the fruitcake and stuffed Beanie in his car seat and drove 10 hours to my sister’s house in Virginia.   Once we got on the road though, the traveling actually ended up taking about 14 hours each way.   We stopped to spend the night at a hotel and ended up driving about four hours on Thanksgiving morning. Chris explained to Bean that in hotels, you were allowed to jump on the beds.   Turns out, this was the perfect way to start another…

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Beancast: Traveling for Thanksgiving

Beancast: Traveling for Thanksgiving

This year, we traveled to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with my family at my sister’s house.   The trip was supposed to take 10 hours according to Mapquest.   We factored in an extra 2 hours for Bean stops and traffic.   Turns out, we were in the car for almost 14 hours.   We ended up stopping and spending the night at a hotel.   Instead of writing about our travels, I took some video for you.   So its almost like you were in the car with us….

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, Today we come to you in thanks for all the many blessings you have given to us.   We thank you for the people in our lives that show us your grace and love through their friendship.   We thank you for husbands, wives, partners, and those who are closest to us who hold our hands through the trials and share our joys when we celebrate.   We thank you for new babies and the happiness that they bring into our lives.   And we thank you…

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A CAR RIDE! WE’RE GOING ON A CAR RIDE!

A CAR RIDE! WE’RE GOING ON A CAR RIDE!

When I was in middle school the movie Homeward Bound came out.   I don’t remember anything about that movie except that this one big, stupid, floppy dog loved cars and whenever his owners got in a car he would start bouncing all around yelling, “A CAR RIDE!   WE’RE GOING ON A CAR RIDE!” That’s exactly what I’m doing right this moment. We spent all night last night packing our car for a very lonnnng car ride.   We’re heading to Virginia to my sister’s house where my entire…

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In Another Nutshell

In Another Nutshell

I answered these questions last year and just got kicks, I thought I’d answer them again today. This is what happens when a blogger’s brain fries.   Its sad, really.   Don’t judge me. I am: bored. I think: I’m bored because Chris won’t play with me. I know: I will try to entertain myself by throwing pennies at Chris. I have: an entire milk jug full of pennies. I wish: I had a milk jug filled with quarters because they are bigger. I hate: when Chris hides from pennies…

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The Grandmomma Has Landed

The Grandmomma Has Landed

On Saturday evening, the Heavens opened up and dropped a Grandmomma on my front porch.   Beanie was pretty excited. So was I. Chris’ mom, Jackie, and her boyfriend, Charles (which I like to pronounce “Chaahles…”), came to visit this weekend until Tuesday.   We are spending Thanksgiving with my sister, so Jackie decided to come up to visit before we left town.   I’m so glad, too!   Because I used most of my sick/vacation/personal/I-don’t-wanna-go days off of work when Bean was born, I’m not take any extra time…

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I Vant to Peek a Veiner

I Vant to Peek a Veiner

We have a winner folks! First, I should tell you that the winner was chosen using the highly scientific method of having our family friend, Charles, pick a random number.   We’re nothing if we’re not professionals ’round these parts. AND THE WINNER IS….. I am so glad that Charles picked Sarah C.’s comment number because when I read her family’s tradition I was so moved.   What a touching way to bring the holidays back to what they truly are about – our loved ones.   This might just…

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Giveaway: Traditions and Shtuff

Giveaway: Traditions and Shtuff

To me, the holidays are about traditions.   And presents.   And fudge.   But mostly about traditions.   In my family, my Mom’s Christmas village is a tradition that I love.   And this year, I’ve decided to start a one myself.   You all kindly helped me decide which village I should collect a few weeks back.   I read every single comment and suggestion and after careful consideration, I blindfolded myself and randomly picked a village. Just kidding. I put a lot of thought into it and…

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Someone Poo’d On My Christmas

Someone Poo’d On My Christmas

WARNING:   Do not read any further if you are eating food, against talking about poo, or ever want to have children.   Thank you. Today’s Christmas themed post is over in The Man Cave.   That’s right.   I threatened to shut down the Man Cave if he didn’t get on over there and blog something, so he kindly obliged.   Check out his post for shopping ideas for the men in your life. I simply could not blog about Christmas tonight because tonight may have been the grossest…

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