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Our highly anticipated pool season started at the end of May and I couldn’t wait to pack us all up and head for some sun! My son naturally jumped right in with no fear. My daugther? She clung to me so hard I had marks on my back and stayed clear of the water whenever possible. Enter Beachfront Baby. Literally two weeks before I discovered Beachfront Baby, I told my friend at the pool, “We need to invent a baby wrap for the water! This would solve all of my problems.” Well.. to my excitement, one already existed and I...

I had a scare today. Like, seriously something that fortunately wasn’t a HUGE deal, but a freaky wake up call nonetheless; and something that is making me WAY more aware of my world on the Internet and why I’m cracking down on my kids privacy on the blog too. When I got a notification that some guy liked a picture on my blog’s Facebook page, my first instinct was – AWESOME! Hey! I got a “like!” Liking pictures is a good way to show your support for pages and your friends.  My excitement quickly changed...

Lavery Elizabeth entered the world at 38 weeks 1 day on July 1, 2011 at 8:55am. Kyle and I woke up bright and early, anxious to meet our baby girl and missing our baby boy at the same time. We arrived at CMC Pineville early in the morning eager to let Lavery’s birth day begin! I was up all night the night before sick to my stomach and just anxious overall. I knew I would miss LC, but I also knew I couldn’t wait to hold my little girl in my arms. We were blessed with some amazing nurses prepping me for surgery and throughout...

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895 People always ask me what my favorite part of being a mom is. I struggle to give them the answer, because there’s a list of reason’s why I love being a mom. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a mom. I used to play house with my friends, and I used to dream of my baby’s name’s and what they would look like. Then when it became a reality, those dreams became...

So I FINALLY have a free moment to share some memories from Landyn’s 1st Birthday Bash! Friends and family joked it should be on “Platinum First Birthdays!” Although I’m no Tori Spelling (she does Hansen’s cakes, we do Nona’s Sweets! ;)), I tried to create some lifelong memories using some “going all out tips” from A List celebs. If there isn’t a show on TLC, WE, or any other network… I have some video footage to be your first episode!! 😉 Landyn showed us what a big boy he...

March 10, 2009 at 10pm marked the beginning of everything….. This time last year, I was counting down the days until my scheduled c section. Nothing could make me take my mind off meeting my little man. Everyday I woke up wondering what he would look like, who he would resemble. Would he have my eyes? What about Kyle’s nose? I hoped he wouldn’t have Kyle’s nose!! Last year at this time, I had already had an amnio test done to check for lung materity and about a million ultrasounds. All of which showed me that healthy,...

A mommy posted on Charlotte Mommies today about how her child’s school asked all of the parents to write their children a love note to be read out loud to the kids at school in honor of Valentine’s Day. I automatically thought of all of the amazing handwritten letters I have from my mom and how much I miss her and cherish those words in my heart. I realized the purpose of this blog was to do that for Landyn and for myself, but I also realized how important it is for me to hand write letters to him so he has them when he gets...

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