What a Crazy Week!

Backsplash Workshop

Last week has to have been the craziest week America has seen in a very long time, if ever! Here’s what we were up to… Last Sunday, we took a FREE tile backsplash workshop at Home Depot: Last Monday, we prayed for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families: Then, we stayed […]

Lessons to My Daughter: Positivity

Lesson

Dear Lia, At almost 2 and 1/2 years old, you already make Mommy and Daddy so proud. You are compassionate, polite, encouraging, optimistic, and honest. When you see someone in pain, you ask, “Are you okay?” You are very skilled at saying, “Please”, “Thank you”, “You’re welcome”, and even, “I’m sorry” at the right times. […]

My Thoughts!: Best Valentine’s Day Gift & Awesome Proposal

Proposal

Welcome to My Thoughts Monday (MTM)! I know, it’s Tuesday, but it looks like I caught the bug that’s been going around, so I was not able to post this yesterday. But since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I wanted to make sure to share a couple things with you. My Best Valentine’s Day Gift I […]

My Thoughts Monday!: Depression and Negative Feelings

serenity_prayer

Welcome to My Thoughts Monday (MTM)! On MTM, I’ll be posting about what I think about current events/activities or random thoughts I may have collected each week. Please note, that I do not claim to be any sort of expert on anything I write about, unless it is something I have experienced personally or have received […]

My Thoughts Monday!: Happy New Year! Ring in 2013!

NYE 2012

Welcome to My Thoughts Monday (MTM)! First and foremost, since tonight is New Years Eve, PLEASE BE SAFE! I saw a couple of my friends on Facebook post this image today, so if you’re drinking tonight, please take advantage of the FREE Tipsy Tow offered nationwide by AAA! For this week’s MTM, I want say THANK […]

2012 In Review!: Highlights Including Mini-Reviews from Denver, Orlando, & Phoenix

Family 12.2012

This year went by so fast, I can’t believe we’re heading into 2013 already! Here are some of my highlights from 2012: We started off the year with my daughter having a myringotomy (ear tubes) procedure when she was 16 months old in January. It was a little scary for us, but she is much […]

Mommy Story!: Who Needs Sleep When You’ve Got an 18-Month Old?

Lia 3-2012

Baby Lia had her 18-month check-up yesterday, and as usual, they asked us questions to make sure she’s on the right developmental path and then asked if we had any concerns. Lia is doing great at her age…she has a pretty extensive vocabulary and does what we ask her to most of the time. She […]

Mommy Experience!: Ear Tubes (Myringotomy) for Chronic Ear Infections

Lia Ear Tubes Surgery 1-20-12

My 16-month old went in for a myringotomy (ear tubes) Friday morning to treat her chronic ear infections, and even though we knew it was a fairly simple procedure, my husband and I were really nervous about it! During a myringotomy, a hole is created in the ear drum, where a tube is placed to […]

Happy New Year!: 2011 In Review

happy-new-year-2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had an enjoyable and safe celebration into 2012! I took a little break from blogging to spend time with my family and to take care of my baby girl who is just getting over a double ear infection, ick! For my first post of 2012, I thought I’d reflect […]

Life Lesson!: Cherish Every Moment

Duc

Cherish every moment you have, especially those with the ones you care about. We hear it all the time and see it everywhere, but we never really think about it until we lose something or someone. I was reminded of this life lesson this past Thursday, December 15th, when my friend, Duc, passed away suddenly […]