Happy Halloween!

The first year we were together, I was a cop and Chris was a robber (original, I know).  Last year we were packing up and moving and Halloween came and went without a second thought, so I insisted we dress

Is Greta REALLY standing and walking at 8 1/2 months? Well, “Greta” circa 1986. *wink*  (Baby Julia 1986 10 months) Although Greta’s genes are 50% Chris’s and 50% mine, who do YOU think she looks most like? Chris Julia Does


Revamp a Lamp

You may remember when we won a little contest RC Willey was putting on.  They not only posted the announcement on the front page of their website for a good week (!), but they also sent it out to everyone that voted



Ever since the decision to stay in this apartment, I have gone into overdrive.  I unpacked and passed on the boxes to someone else that was moving, and now I have been thoroughly de-cluttering and cleaning like it was Spring.


Little Girl

5:03 am this morning.  My baby woke up crying.  It took me a couple minutes to gain consciousness and stagger my way into the nursery.  I picked her up, felt around the crib for her pacifier and cradled her to


Answer to Prayer

  We saw 13 homes today, which brings the grand total to 75ish.  I woke up this morning so excited.  I thought for sure that we would find our REAL house this time.  We didn’t.  We found one…ONE out of the

The five stages of grief are:   1-Denial-“this can’t be happening to me”, Not accepting or even acknowledging the loss. 2-Anger-“why me?”, feelings of wanting to fight back or get even 3-Bargaining-Attempting to make deals  Begging, wishing, praying 4-Depression-overwhelming feelings


Take 2

Back in August, I got super sick of looking at my mis-matched nursery furniture.  Remember that?  (You can read all about it here).  I tackled the rocking chair and the changing table in a week, painting them both a creamy white.