Ava has turned into such a wonderful helper over the past couple months. She loves to stand at the dryer and put the wet clothes into it as I hand them to her. And she loves to help unload the dishwasher. I tell her what a good helper she is and she repeats “hewp-ewr.” It’s my hope that she’ll continue to enjoy these “chores” and helping mama out as she gets older. (Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?) ;) The other fun thing she’s doing lately is actually puckering up when she gives kisses. Up until a couple weeks ago, she’d stick out herRead More →

That’s right, we listed our one-bedroom Las Vegas Summer Bay timeshare on ebay! If you are interested in getting a timeshare for way below what you’d pay for it from a developer, check it out. If you know someone in the market for one, please feel free to forward this onto them. Here’s a bit of the description from the auction: This is a deeded property, with Summer Bay – Las Vegas A very nice resort adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip located at 100 Winnick Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89109. A short one block walk and you are in the middle of the LasRead More →

This weekend was pretty darn nice. We had things to do, but not so much that it was overwhelming. Yesterday we went out and got Jody a new outfit to wear to the holiday parties this year. I guess since I got something new (and Ava got a new dress a few weeks ago), it’s only fair that he gets something as well. He hardly ever gets new clothes so this is a bit of a treat. We also stopped by Target to pick up some dog food and I picked up an Aquadoodle for Ava for Christmas. I’m so behind on holiday stuff thisRead More →

Let me start off by saying it’s hard finding good babysitting options for your child when you don’t have any family nearby and your closest friends live at least 30 minutes away. Because of our lack of options, I can count on ONE HAND the number of times Jody and I have gone out together as a couple, without Ava, since she was born. We’ve been to ONE movie when my parents and sister were visiting for Christmas LAST YEAR. We tried to go to Jody’s company holiday party last year and leave 6-month-old Ava with our good friends (Brandy, Dax and their son CreedRead More →

Every Thursday for as long as I can remember, Running2Ks aka True Blue Semi-Crunchy Mama writes a blog about the many things in her life she is thankful for and many of her readers follow suit and add their own lists. I think it’s a wonderful tradition she started and a great way for us all to take pause each Thursday to remember the good things in our lives. :) In addition to adding my list to her blog today, I decided to do it over here as well. I’m thankful for: – my amazing, sweet, smart, beautiful daughter who just fell asleep in myRead More →

Halloweenlover asked for the recipe, so here it is. :) I got this recipe off AllRecipes. They truly are the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. The cookies are very cake-like. If you want them to be less moist, bake a few minutes longer and make sure they cool completely before you put them in a container. Pumpkin Spice Cookie Yield: 2 dozen cookies INGREDIENTS: * 1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix * 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin (or 2 cups pureed pumpkin) * (optional – add in chocolate chips or nuts and to “healthify” it a bit, add ground flaxseed and wheatRead More →