Best. Day. Ever.

            My mom bought a front-row ticket for Cece and me to see Disney on Ice: World of Fantasy at the the Target Center. I mean it when I say that there are few things I love more than a good ice show. And fortunately for Cece, this show featured The Little Mermaid. Basically, life couldn’t have…

What’s REALLY going on here

Hi all,It’s quite evident that I try to post the highlights of our life on this blog. The moments when we’re smiling, showered, and mostly dressed. But even when we aren’t having very composed moments, I still feel that being a stay-at-home mom’s life is a pirate’s life for me. (Meaning I like it.)But sometimes, I feel like I could…

A new book every month

  We have a substantial children’s library in our home, which I am thrilled about. Most of the books we’ve acquired are from my mom. She saved all the books from when my sister, brother, and I were young and she promptly shipped them up to me in two large totes before Cece was born. We have toddler board books, The…

Me, good job?

Yesterday I had to bring Janice (that’s our minivan) to the dealership as there was a airbag recall issue that had to be resolved.  I was a little worried about how Miss 14-month-old and I were going to do in the waiting room for at least an hour. Um, we did fabulously. The movie Up was on, so she…

Happy Mother’s Day 2012!

To the mothers out there- I think maybe I’m finally starting to get it. I’ve learned a lot this past year. Including how to do lots of things one-handed. And how to love like it’s my job. Because it is.  And I understand why my mom made me wear a turtleneck under everything, including my Princess Jasmine Halloween costume….

Happy First Birthday, Cecelia Ray!

Day One Year One One week ago today, our baby turned one. It’s been an unforgettable year. I don’t believe I will ever forget that moment I heard”It’s a girl!” and had that brand new baby placed on my chest. Or our first week home from the hospital, thinking we should set an alarm clock to wake up…

Back to work does not an easy time make

I have been back to work since the middle of July (also the same time that we moved). It has taken time to get on to a schedule and settled into a routine, but I think we are almost there. Most of our home is put away and painted to my liking. It could definitely…

One month of motherhood…

I’ve decided to refurbish this nearly purposeless blog into a way to keep my faraway family (and friends) updated on the goings on in Minnesota. It’s something I could have done at any point in the past seven years (the time I have lived away from the motherland). However, it seems a little more important…