Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Life is constantly changing, for everyone I know, but it seems that things change in hyper-speed in our house. I don't want, or even need, to talk about everything going on, but I need to be sure to remember to be thankful for everything. The holiday season is a great reminder to every one of us to be thankful for all that we have, but we need to remember to do this year round. That can be hard to do because life's stresses get in the way, but I need to make it a goal of mine to remember daily what I am thankful for.

At this moment, on this day, I am thankful for:
1. A loving husband, who I adore.
2. A sweet, excitable, fun loving daughter.
3. A healthy pregnancy with baby boy arriving in February.
4. My health (a big one this year after being diagnosed with stage 1A melanoma).
5. We are employed.
6. A beautiful home to share with my family.
7. Supportive & loving parents.
8. Awesome friends who I can call on at a moments notice.
9. Food on our table and clothes in our closets.

On a lighter note - I have been in deep thought about this blog for a while. In fact, I have had a draft sitting here for a month that I keep changing as I go through this process. What do I want it to be? Does it have to really be anything at all? There are so many wonderful bloggers out there who have become 'experts' in different arenas and I don't think that is me (at least not yet). I don't even know what I want to blog about, be it my family, our home, general life, etc. It might be a little Seinfeld, but this is a blog about nothing, yet it is about everything. Does that make sense???? Bear with me as I work toward finding who I am through my keyboard!

My sweet girl and me
Love my family

She's a ham!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Talk About a Hiatus

Apparently the blog took a back seat to life. Let's be honest, a lot of things took a back seat to life in recent months. It is time to get back on the horse and try to make something of this, even if it is just for me. Life shouldn't be an excuse. Let me briefly fill you in on where we are.

Gabby turned 2 in October. How this happened, I have no idea, but apparently part of having a baby is watching them grow. I can honestly say she is 2 going on 20 and as my brother put it, "she will be a great CEO one day." Agreed. A few one-liners:

  • "No sir!"
  • "Mommy no talk to Gabby like that"
  • "Drive fast, insert driver here"
  • "No Sam, I said no!"
You get the picture. She is quite bossy and definitely repeats everything we say. Some days I am so flabbergasted when she says something to me that I say to her and then I have no idea how to respond. Enter speechless mommy. I guess it is all part of the learning curve.

Gabby adores school. It is such a blessing and she is thriving. She talks about her friends all the time. I am so thankful that she is able to go and enjoy herself.

The big thing for 2012 is that she is going to have to start going to daycare. My parents have moved to PA, leaving us with big changes. I haven't found the perfect one yet, but am hoping that something/someone great pops up soon. We could use a bit of good these days! 

2011 brought the sale of our first home together. We are beyond thankful that our home sold. Over the summer we lived with my parents while we built our new home. In September we moved into the new house and LOVE it! We are in a great neighborhood out in the county and have a 1 acre lot, so lots of space to play. There are a lot of little ones in our section, with the oldest being 3.5 yrs old and we have already begun having playdates with the neighbors.

I think that covers the major events for the past year and quite honestly it was one of the fastest years I can remember. I look forward to 2012 and all that it will bring! Now on to work on one of the goals of 2012...revamping and keeping up with this blog!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Today Gabby and I went to register her for Mother's Day Out for the fall. While speaking with the director she asked if we would be interested in sending her for the rest of this year as the 1 year old classroom had 2 open spaces. As we are discussing this, Brian calls. He was getting ready to get on a plane, but he called. I took it as the first sign that this might be the right thing. Brian and I talked it through and Gabby will start school Monday. As in 5 days from now Monday. ACK!!!! I don't know if I am ready for this, but I am pretty darn sure she is. We visited the classroom this morning and she went right to the teacher and played for a few minutes. Pretty sure I'm going to drop her off on Monday and she won't notice the fact that I left. Makes a momma sad!

Please say a quick prayer for us and the poor teacher who will spend 10 hours a week with my super-active, won't sit still, and sometimes is a bully, sweet girl. She will need all the prayers she can get! Oh, and while you are at it maybe you could also say a quick one for her momma who is sad that her baby is old enough to go to MDO!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Gabby has been fortunate to have had a lot of playtime lately with her friend Hudson. They are 3 months apart, but still have a lot of fun together! They are even getting good at sharing with one another!