This week’s Best Shot Monday (BSM) comes from the farm we visited (along with Grandma, Aunt Carrie & Jason) over the weekend. Ava had a great time seeing all of the animals and she took her very first pony ride. Ya think she enjoyed it? :) Spring is in the air and I couldn’t help taking several pictures of flowers this weekend. I love to see all of the colors reemerging after an unusually snowy winter here.   Take a moment to visit Picture This to see everyone else’s best shots for the week. :) And if you haven’t yet read my Earth Day postRead More →

Because living green is important to me and my family, I turned on Oprah’s Going Green 101: What Your Family Can Do Today! show on Friday to see if I could pick up some more tips. While we’re already doing several of the things they discussed on the show, I learned quite a bit more that we can start doing to help save our planet Earth. I decided to make a list (in no particular order) of things YOU can do RIGHT NOW to help save the world. Many of the things are from Oprah’s show, while some are things I came up with myselfRead More →

Six years ago today, Jody and I spoke those two little words and began our married life together. (I posted some pics from our wedding day last year on my blog if you are interested.) Since my mom is staying with us until Monday, we are planning a dinner out alone together tomorrow night while she watches the kids. I’m looking forward to a little couple’s time alone. Happy anniversary, Jody. :)

Thanks to all of you for your comments and support regarding my last post. Lots of good food for thought there. I’ve been thinking more about this topic and wanted to clarify some things for myself (and anyone else who wants to read it). I said in my comments that part of my issue with putting myself out there is that family reads my blog, so that makes me tentative to post about certain things. However I want to clarify that that doesn’t mean I’m stewing, wanting to talk/write smack about my family or anything. I feel that some things that are a part ofRead More →

I’m sitting here at the computer with a sleeping Julian on my chest, while two men from South Africa clean out the air ducts in my house. Ava and Grandma left for a few hours to go to the library and buy material to make clothes for her baby “Trajan” and to get away from all of the noise. I figured I’d use this time to catch up on some Group Talks on Maya’s Mom and I came across some posts about Blogher, specifically the upcoming annual Blogher conference which is in July this year in Chicago. I never gave any thought to attending theRead More →

I actually didn’t pick up my SLR at all this past week. *gasp* I know, I know. I need to crack the old girl out again. I did, however, take a few snapshots with my beat-up, old P&S (point & shoot, or as I really like to call it, piece of sh*t). Using that thing sure does make a girl appreciate her SLR, that’s for sure! Anyway, this week’s shots are just for fun – nothing “technically” great about them. ;) Look, mom! I found the headbands! One for me and… One for Julian! Doesn’t he look pretty? LOL What’s for lunch, Julian? Daddy’s nose!Read More →