Me First.

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I know, I have been MIA for a few weeks here on the blog. But don’t you all worry, I am back! We spent a great deal of time with our family over spring break and I even took three days off of work! Which meant, I didn’t spend any time in front of a computer until now! Then my husband had to be out of town for a few days. So I feel like I am just catching my breath again. Read More

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Pool Party.

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I know, I know, I haven’t posted in a while. It has been a crazy busy life this week. But let’s talk about last weekend. This last weekend we spent the weekend at a hotel with Heather and her family. First, who doesn’t love spending the night in a hotel?! Well, I used to love it a lot more. It was so peaceful. Someone else to make my bed for me. Someone else to clean up after me. Sleeping in. Vending machines. Continental breakfasts. Man. I thought Jackson would have slept like a rock he swam and played so hard. But, I was wrong. He slept horrible. And left this mama tired.

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Not Ready.

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Y’all I just can’t express the amount of love I have for Jackson enough! But this mama is begging for him to stay little. Don’t grow up my little hamburglar!

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Heather’s Response.

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Y’all, I cannot tell you how much I love this blog and the open dialog it has created between our family and Heather. Check out Heather’s response to Jackson’s gotcha day! It is beautiful and I absolutely love her honesty and truth in it.

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Gotcha Day. Part 3.

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I wasn’t planning on turning this into a 3 part series but how ironic that it is three! I also didn’t know I had such a love for the number three. Jackson has loved watching the movie Boss Baby. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest watching it. It is actually pretty cute and has some adult humor in it. But in the movie they are a family of three (going to have another baby) and there is a reference in the movie that being a family of three is like a triangle and the triangle is the strongest shape. Not to mention the adoption triangle or triad I spoke about before. It reminds me of us, every time we watch. That is of course until they become a heart– a family of four! But if you ask Jackson, if you include our cat Miko we are a heart! Read More

Gotcha Day. Part 2.

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Jackson is getting older and older and is starting to understand more and more. Or, at least, he hears more and remembers everything. This is a blessing and a curse! We cannot have an adult conversation anymore without that kid hearing EVERYTHING!!!

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Gotcha Day. Part 1.

February 27, 2015, a day just as important as Jackson’s birthday. The day he took on our last name!

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Vacation.

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I wrote this post a few months back while we were in Florida for a small get away while JJ was at a conference. Jackson still talks about this trip and his friend Mr. Marty. Which, Mr. Marty would be JJ’s principal, and thank goodness is a very kind person because on one of the trips Jackson just had to sit by Mr. Marty and put his stinky feet on him! Oh, Jackson you do not embarrass me at all!! I found this fitting to share now as we are discussing where to go on vacation with my parents this year. Who knows where we will end up, Colorado, Alabama, Michigan, or some place in between!!! Read More

Elon Musk & SpaceX

Today’s post is written by none other than my amazing husband and Jackson’s incredible daddy!!!

History was made on February 16, 2018. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk launched a partially reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle, called Falcon Heavy, into space.  The Falcon Heavy is the world’s fourth highest capacity rocket ever built and the most powerful rocket in operation as of today. Read More

Sick and Tired.

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We have been struck down by sickness the last week and a half. Jackson had strep throat and a double ear infection and wouldn’t you know it I got influenza.(Which if you haven’t had it, it is the worst thing EVER).  If you didn’t already know this, having a sick child is one of the hardest things on the planet. Until, of course you are so sick you can’t get out of bed and then that said child climbs up on bed with you. It is heartbreaking. He came running into our bedroom after daycare the other day and crawled in bed with me for a good hour. (This is very unlike him to sit for that length of time) And at one point he grabbed my face in his little hands and said “look at me” as he pulled my face towards him and said “I will always be here.”  Dang kid. You don’t need to make your mom cry while she is sick. But what a sweet little boy he is. He has done a very good job taking care of me. It is actually quite funny, we take our medicine together and neither one of us likes the medicine (mine tastes TERRIBLE) but we always “cheers” each other and down our medicine together. I am so looking forward to feeling better. Hopefully I will be back at it soon.

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Heather’s Response.

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Y’all, I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate and love this blog and this is one of the main reasons why. Heather may be younger than me but I can’t tell you how much I appreciate her going before me and having the opportunity to have this open dialog with her and learn from her. She is such a great mom. While reading her message to us, all I could picture was Jackson and how similar to Marvell he is.  I am not saying I don’t want your advice or her advice. I just don’t want you to approach it as you know better than we do!!! So, thank you Heather for your amazing input and advice. We love hearing from you and I am so happy that you were willing and able to help with the blog. Read More

Experts.

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Recently I had a friend reach out to me for some advice on an issue she was having with her kiddos. I don’t want to get into too much detail about what the issue was but I loved the fact that she thought I somehow had it together enough to ask me for parenting advice! I will take that for a win.  Because then just one day, the very next day, I experienced the complete opposite. Read More