Our California Adventures

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We've been home from our California adventure for a month, and we're still talking about the fun we had. We drove straight through, both there and back, so we spent a lot of time in the van. The good news is the boys were amazing road trippers, I couldn't have asked them to behave better. Happily, Lemmon didn't puke in the car (she has before and we were dreading 24 hours of dog vomit action). The … [Read more...]

Making Two Look Good!

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Tobin is two. I just have to write it out, or I won't believe it. Because how did that happen? Yesterday he was kicking me in the ribs. Oh, wait, he was kicking me in the ribs yesterday. But I meant from *inside* my belly. Anyway, it's gone really fast. This year was a big one for our little dude: daycare, talking, glasses, a level of orneriness never before seen in our household. I think my … [Read more...]

Our Hand-Crafted Wedding

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I love weddings where you can see the couple in every touch. Where there isn't anything that doesn't have their stamp on it. I also love handmade things and I love Etsy. Having access to talented people all over the world with just a few keystrokes has changed the way I buy artsy fartsy items. I am also lucky to have crafty friends and family! I knew when we started planning our wedding that … [Read more...]

Out for Blood: Mosquitoes vs. Mommy

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It's mosquito season in south Texas, and the little buggers want my kids. They seem to want Tobin more than Nicholas this year, but Nicholas has had more than his fair share of attacks. In addition to the general itchiness and irritation of the bites, my kids seem to react pretty badly to them (huge bumps, a deep redness that sticks around for weeks, etc.) Here's some photographic evidence … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, Texas and Tobin!

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March 1st is the birthday of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel), Texas (independence from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas) and my baby, Tobin. Obviously great things happened on March 1st. Dr. Seuss? Great. Texas? Great. Tobin? The Greatest. Tobin is this amazing little boy who is happy, mischievous, clever, and so smart he scares me sometimes. When we chose his birthday (thank … [Read more...]