Saturday, June 18, 2016

They Call Him Papa

With Father's Day tomorrow, I couldn't help but write a "brag-post" to the man who made me a mama. Gerry has taught me so much about being a parent and I don't think I'll ever measure up to him. He is everything I hope to be one day as a parent and I am so thankful that I get to do this whole parenting thing with him.

Monday, June 6, 2016

How We Potty Trained In Two Days

A while back on Instagram I mentioned that I was going to share how I potty trained Jaxon in two days. Well, at long last, here is that aforementioned post.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Life Lately

 Things have been a little crazy around here lately. For the last several weeks we've been dealing with all kinds of things from potty training, to a nasty stomach bug, to colds, to a bedroom renovation, and just in general trying to recover from all of that and get back into our normal groove. I am a very routine oriented person, so when things start getting a little wacky with our schedule I have a hard time coping.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Recipe // Custard Pie

 I have always loved baking. My earliest memories of baking were making biscuits and blonde brownies. They were my specialties. As I grew older, I learned to bake cakes, cheesecakes, and more. I still love baking;

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On My Heart

 For awhile now my mind has been hashing out the purpose and intent of this blog. There have been stirrings inside of me for some time that as yet have never really been put into words. Words on a page make things seem so concrete, so much more set, final. The other day I decided to pen down some of those stirrings and what resulted was more than I expected. What flowed from pen to paper came almost faster than I could write it down. I don't know where all this will lead, but here it is, my heart on paper...errrr, screen...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

When Spring Opens Its Eyes

 Spring is playing peek-a-boo with us right now. The flowers are blooming, the trees are donning their green leaves, but the wind still has occasion to blow chill tendrils of air. The sun shines each day making you believe that it's a throw-the-windows-open kind of day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

These Are The Memories

 Life is a continuous cycle. It spins and swirls like a merry-go-round. It blurs away, moments caught up in an endless spinning. It is so fast that it can be dizzying. You know how it is when you're on a merry-go-round. It picks up speed and everything else fades away into a blur and all you can focus on is hanging on tight so you don't fall off. The effects of this means that moments can be forgotten. Those precious, fleeting memories, moments become a dim blurry substance and you wonder if you will ever get them back.
 There is a way to keep these memories fresh and alive in your mind. Write them down. Frame them through your lens. Take the time to still the rush and blur of life. Put pen to paper, light to pixels and freeze the moment. It's the reason so many people have taken to blogging either as a lifestyle blogger, a food blogger, or a personal blogger. We want to hold time still, even for a moment. We want to stop the merry-go-round just for a bit to see the life that is surrounding us. We don't want to forget it.
 These are my memories, the moments I want to remember.

-Jaxon running along behind his papa trying to keep up with him as they work

-Taylor and Jaxon, each other's best friend and worst enemy

-Jaxon begging to have his shoes on so he can go outside and work with his papa

-Taylor's chattering that sounds so much like a real conversation

-When Jaxon tells me "Hi" repeatedly throughout the day

-The way Jaxon repeats "love you" (sounds more like "lah you")

-When Taylor tries to climb all over my lap

-Family nap times when there is barely room left for me on the bed

-The weight of my children in my arms and my heart that is filled to bursting

"Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul"

 What memories do you have that you want to hang onto? Do you have a way of recording them to keep close?