Summer Loves

1. Noosa Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt – delicious! – and all natural.
2. Vegetables (and fruit). I especially love adding avocado to everything.
3. Dark Chocolate. ‘Nuf said.
4. Sleeping baby.
5. Sunlight and fresh air flowing through the open windows.
6. Kitty basking in the sun.


8 Weeks

It’s hard to believe my baby is 8 weeks old! She has started smiling and making “happy” noises. There may have even been a giggle when she was in daddy’s arms.

This week my photographer friend was visiting and took some photos of June in the backyard. I can’t wait to see them and share them with all of you!

Also, I’ve decided to start Cloth Diapering. I went to a very informational and FREE class at Peapods last night. It’s a store that carries natural baby toys and baby care items. There are a variety of cloth diapers — from your traditional pre-folds to an easy all-in-one style diaper. Stay tuned for updates on this adventure!

Milestones and Turning 30

My Family
In the last month, I welcomed a few milestones. I became a mother when my baby girl, June, entered the World on April 18th. I also turned 30 a few days later. And then celebrated my Golden Anniversary — 6 years on May 6th. I have a lot to be thankful for. Although I have done nothing to deserve them, the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband, and a precious, little girl. I think my 30’s are going to be my best years yet!

Girls Weekend

This past weekend, I packed my bags and headed south to spend time with good friends. Clear Lake has some quaint, affordable, little cottages on the lake for rent and we’ve made it tradition to stay there every winter. We prefer the Millie cottage. This year was especially relaxing, as we didn’t venture out much. Instead we stayed warm in our comfy clothes and watched movies, played card games, and had good conversation. I tried to drink in as much of it as possible, for it will be my last girl’s weekend sans-infant. Next year should be interesting!

Do you have any traditions with your BFF’s?


It’s been six months of self control. Up until recently, I hadn’t bought a thing for the baby. Maybe it was easy to abstain from shopping before we knew her gender. Or maybe it was the morning sickness that kept me locked up inside and glued to the couch. Or maybe I was just busy with our big move. At any rate, I was being good.

The past month I have been hitting up my local thrift stores and finding some fun treasures! These two gems were added to my bounty recently. My babe is going to be quite the retro girl. I hope she grows up to appreciate the past eras as much as the hubs and I do.

The nursery planning is underway too, but I still have to be patient. We don’t have any furniture yet, and my mom is making a few key items that will shape the look and feel of the room. So, until I have those things, I am trying to be patient. I think the “nesting” part of being pregnant has arrived early for me.

I have a list of projects I want to get done before baby arrives. Some of them include sewing. I picked up the fabrics pictured above for half price at the fabric outlet. I can picture some clothes and a big cushion made out of these. I’ve also got a painting project in my head. Check back for some fun project details soon!