12 years ago, I was 19.  Almost 20.  Not that it makes any sort of difference, really.  I was young, and even though I’m only 31 now (which I tell myself is still young), 19 is actually, really, truly young.  But I sure thought I was a grown up, felt like a grown up, and I was about to make a very grown up decision.  12 years ago, I walked down the aisle into the arms of this man, a… Read more »

1.  I made a really good crock pot recipe last night.  I saw it posted on this blog, and it did not disappoint.  It got a thumbs up from 4 out of 5 family members (and, to tell you the truth, Logan’s thumb doesn’t really count because I think it’s broken.  It always points down unless the meal consists of chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, or tacos.)  Anyway, here’s the recipe: 4-5 chicken breasts 8 oz block of cream cheese 1… Read more »

So I’m only running a week behind on a new year’s post.  Not too bad, right?  2010 was a really great year, and I’m really excited to see what 2011 has in store for us! In 2010, I turned 30, launched my photography business, Logan turned 5, we spent spring break with some of our best friends (the Inlows), Derek went skydiving, Camryn finally grew enough hair for real pigtails, Logan finished pre-k and Connor 1st grade, we grew tomatoes… Read more »

For some reason, this year I am just feeling extra Christmas-y and joyful. I’ve always loved Christmas time, but I think in years past, I have given in to the stress of the holidays.  There is just so much to do.  So many class parties to attend, so many gifts to buy, and then there is the pressure to make each day leading up to Christmas special and wonderful for the kids, and of course make sure that we are… Read more »

I am proud to say that I have a little bookworm. Connor loves to read, just like me.  I may not read as much now (or, if I do read, it’s blogs, facebook, and message boards…)  But that love of reading is definitely still there.  When I was a kid, I always had a book in my hand, most likely a Baby-Sitters Club book.  Oh, how I loved the BSC. Connor’s reading obsessions have ranged from Junie B. Jones to… Read more »