14 Months of Ace

14 Months of Ace

On my last day as a stay-at-home mother (for now at least), I will take an opportunity to celebrate Ace at 14 months. I haven’t a clue when I will be able to do these updates in the future, but we shall see . . . Ace has been developing by leaps and bounds. We have had … Continue reading

Lately + Crested Butte Vacation

Lately + Crested Butte Vacation

Lately A lot of changes happened lately, hence the lack of blogging the past two weeks. I made a big decision to go back to teaching this school year. I actually took this past year off on maternity leave with the plan of going back after one year (you can take up to 2 years unpaid leave … Continue reading

What You Got Cooking (Early Garden Edition)

What You Got Cooking (Early Garden Edition)

I haven’t written anything food or cooking lately, which is crazy because I have been cooking up a storm. Not exactly cooking, but preparing, chopping, and salad spinning. We are at the tail end of the huge lettuce and spinach harvest from our (my husband’s if you want to get technical) garden that has kept us … Continue reading

Lazy 4th

Lazy 4th

We had a very laid back and restful 4th this year. I thought I would share some pics. Bright eyed and bushy-tailed, we headed out early yesterday morning to our neighborhood Kid’s 4th of July Parade. There is actually a larger children’s parade about a mile from us, but the neighborhood one was just the … Continue reading

Big Ole’ Family Reunion

Big Ole’ Family Reunion

It has been some time since I last posted, but for good reason! We were away at my husband’s family reunion in northwest Indiana for a week and we were making the most of our vacation time, which included me not blogging while I was there. I thought I would share some of the highlights and … Continue reading

1-Year-Old Update

1-Year-Old Update

The previous two posts were all about Ace’s birthday party and a simple “Happy Birthday” little buddy, but I haven’t quite done a 1-year-old update in the style of his monthly updates. I will most likely not be doing monthly updates anymore, but instead doing more thematic posts about Ace’s development and stages. Regardless, here’s an in-depth … Continue reading

Ace’s First Birthday

Ace’s First Birthday

Ace had his first birthday over the past weekend and here are some of the highlights. Ace’s party was a simple backyard BBQ. The only theme was “garden party” since my husband has worked so hard on his garden and the landscaping in the backyard. We hung up some simple decorations, a baby picture display, … Continue reading

One

One

Happy Birthday Ace! I can’t believe it but today our little baby is one . . . ONE! For only one year a child is a baby and boy does it go by fast. I haven’t blogged lately because I have had family in town and have been prepping for Ace’s birthday party, but I … Continue reading

My First 5K

My First 5K

Previously, I wrote about “tripping my way towards becoming a runner“, when I was 4 weeks in to the Couch to 5K program. At that time I was only contemplating signing up and running a 5K. Well – done and done! I ran the Mother’s Day 5K and had a blast. Leading up to the … Continue reading