To the Penitentiary: A Refuge and New Beginning

A few words of gratitude, to the Penitentiary, my workplace for the last 5 years. When I needed a great job, and a new start, you were there for me.  I had a drug addict for a husband, and needed to find a way to get away from him.  You were there for me.  You…

7 months

You try to get a good picture after Daddy teaches Baby how to show his teeth and growl!  Laughing out loud.

Baby’s first trailhead!

Today Keith and I set out on the South Fork trailhead (from Harris Park in Milton Freewater, OR) with our bouncing baby boy in tow.  Keith carried Sammy in his front-pack and I carried my new hiking backpack (maybe I’ll post a review on it later). In my pack I had: mountain house food packs…

Sammy Sits Up!

Last night while we were getting ready for bed, Samuel was propped up on our bed. Then, all on his own, he just sat up. All at once, like he’d done it forever. Then he just sat there. Smiling, and playing. It was so sweet.  Keith captured these pictures and now we have it forever. …

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Yesterday we walked a mile and a half to the park, and then two moms swooped up the swings and guarded them with their lives.  My little punkin can’t even sit up all by himself,  so the baby swings is where it’s at. Luckily, he is too little to know that he missed out and…

Baby food recipes!

I found an excellent blog post By redomestication. On this link you will find lots of nummy recipes for your little babe.  We tried out the Roasted Apples and Carrots with cinnamon today and it is yummm!  Heres the photo to go along with the excellent recipe.  You just chunk up the apples and Carrots…

DIY Coaster Set!

This will be the coolest and fastest DIY you’ve ever done! I probably don’t even need to tell you what we did, but…. Find some tiles you like. 4×4. We went to the Restore, which is a habitat for humanity store for leftover building supplies.  The tiles we chose were obviously samples of marble.  .50…