Back in August of last year, I wrote an entry about Google and the company’s awesome benefits. At the time, my husband had been idly day-dreaming about working for Google, and we both oooh’d and aaah’d over the company’s larger than life perks. Seven months later, I’m ecstatic to report that his day-dream wasn’t as far off as we thought it might be. The company Jody works for was officially acquired by Google this week! :) The office is staying in the same location here in Colorado so we don’t have to worry about packing up and moving across the country (yay!). While Jody won’tRead More →

After hearing great things about Door to Door Organics, I finally took the plunge and signed up for the service a few days ago. We got our first box of organic fruits and veggies today and everything looked (and so far has tasted) delicious. :) I decided to try out the “small” box (which is $30) on a bi-weekly basis (at first) to see how we like it. If we end up going through all of the food in one week, then I will probably change it to a weekly subscription. Here is a pic of our loot. (We were missing 4 oranges, however, whichRead More →

We went to the “Baby Loves Disco” party this afternoon and had a good time. Ava wasn’t as enthused about dancing among the masses as we thought she would be (it was a little overwhelming), but she still enjoyed herself. Her favorite activity (only barely beating out playing with balloons) was going up and down the couple sets of stairs between levels. At one point during her stair stepping escapades, she got out of Jody’s view. He chased after her, but got stuck behind some slow-moving toddlers and parents and she disappeared around a corner. Neither of us could find her for about three minutes.Read More →

On Wednesday, our local Attachment Parenting group had its monthly meeting. This month’s topic was “Child Development and Discipline from Birth to Age Five,” with speaker Patience Bleskan, the founder of Parents and Children Empowered. Patience’s talk was wonderful. She hit on several points that I’ve heard before, but it was a great reminder for me to hear them again, especially since Ava’s at an age now where she is testing her boundaries, etc. Here’s a bit from Patience’s autobiography which helps explain her view on discipline: “Through her past and continued work with families including her own, she continues to see the negative resultsRead More →

I’ve been a horrible blogger this week. Not because I haven’t wanted to blog, but I just haven’t had the time. I have a feeling my entries are going to be more sparse as I continue on with my photography business. So, it’s a good thing for me, but I do enjoy blogging and plan to continue it, perhaps just not every day. (And I’m sorry that I haven’t been commenting on my fave blogs lately either. Forgive me?) Anyway, I’m tired (*yawn*) and wouldn’t mind sleeping in, but I’m awake so I figured I might as well get on here for a little updateRead More →

We’ve decided to join some friends on Saturday for Baby Loves Disco – “an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real djs blending classic disco tunes From the 70s, & 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving.” I admit that this seems a little out there (i.e. too gimmicky) to be something of interest to me. In fact, when I first heard about it, I had no intentions of going. But then our AP group decided to make an event out of it, and, the more I learned, the more fun it sounded. I think Ava is goingRead More →