It’s the little things…

It’s funny, ever since I’ve had a blog I have wanted to write more.  The bad thing is that I never take the time to actually do it.  Part of that is laziness and part is a lack of a sufficient means to do so (Greg has the nice laptop and I am stuck with either my prehistoric work laptop or the iMac which would be fine except then I can’t sit next to my honey and blog).  Hence, I am left with waiting for him to finish his stuff, or not writing. Greg is gearing up to start The […]

The BEST baby shower gift for 1st time mommies


A little over 2 1/2 years ago Greg and I welcomed Asa into the world.  He has been a joy and a wonderful addition to our family.  A few months before he was born a friend threw a baby shower for me and we were fortunate to have many friends and family shower us with gifts.  Everything from diapers and wipes to clothes to highchairs and a car seat/stroller combo were included in the gifts that were graciously provided for us. If I remember right, every one of those gifts was used and cherished in its time.  There is one […]

Asa’s Safari Adventure

Under the tent

Asa celebrated his second birthday at the beginning of June.  After his birthday last year I said I wasn’t going to do something big again.  I changed my mind (hey, it’s allowed!).  Nevertheless, I blackmailed recruited my awesome hubby to help and the pictures below are the result.  I’ll be posting all the details for where to find things or how they were made over the next week.  We had a blast regardless of the 104 record breaking heat.  Enjoy! We set up the tent in the back yard for additional shade.  So glad we did since it was 104! Here […]

A Few of My Favorite Things (Baby Edition)

Jesus Storybook Bible

A lot of my friends are pregnant right now.  Some of them are going to be first-time mommy’s (Yay!) and some of them are on their 2nd or 3rd (or more!)  So on Fridays I want to share a few of my favorite things (this week is dedicated to baby stuff)… here’s the list! 5. Ergo Baby Carrier.  I didn’t actually find this until after Asa was one, but it is GREAT.  It can hold babies up to 40 pounds or something crazy like that.  I needed to have Asa on my person when we were taking a trip to […]


Easter is coming.  I love Easter. The time with family.  The candy.  The oh-so-delicious-melt-in-your-mouth cookies that mom gets me every year.  The Easter basket.  The day off for Good Friday.  Easter is awesome. The best part of Easter though?  Jesus.  It’s all about Jesus.  It’s the love story.  It’s the romance.  The intrigue.  The victory. Christ, the God-man, came to earth.  He lived a perfect life.  A life without sin.  He never lied. He never gossiped. He never wanted something someone else had. He IS perfect. How could He not be? He’s God. He died a horrifying death.  He was lashed.  He was […]

Asa is 21 1/2 Months Old!

Aaahhhh!!!  Almost everyday I think about how my little baby is becoming a sweet little boy.  I can’t believe in less then three months he will be two years old.  Where does the time go? I’ve been thinking about potty training lately.  I don’t know if it is too early or what, but I’m getting seriously tired of diapers.  I’m tired of changing them and tired of spending money on them.  Any tips and/or suggestions? I’ve also started planning Asa’s 2nd birthday party and I am SO excited.  I’ve been scouring the net trying to find ideas and have found […]