Monthly Archives: October 2012

All kids need a (Great)Grandmother!

Happy Halloween!  Ian has had a busy week and has a busy night planned for Halloween. Earlier this week he spent the day with his Great-Grandmother.  While Brinn and Preston had to run some errands in Knoxville, they left Ian … Continue reading

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Check out his chompers!

Ian now has two teeth!  Since the second one has come in, his appetite has been voracious.  He woke up to eat four times between 2 am and 7 am!  Then, at 7:30 he sucked down another bottle.  At 8 … Continue reading

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Break the Rules

I didn’t do a ton of reading before Ian was born.  All who know me would find this shocking, as I normally research the heck out of anything I do.  I read a select few books (mainly those recommended by … Continue reading

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I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello.

It was a weekend of goodbyes and hellos.  My mom is getting ready to set sail for her winter adventure, so we had to say goodbye.  I don’t think she’s as concerned with saying goodbye to us as she is … Continue reading

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Rocket Power

My summer breaks during high school consisted of getting up early to ride before the heat, spending a few hours in the pool, then watching Rocket Power on Nickelodeon until it was cool enough to ride again.  Poor Stormy and Ghosty.  … Continue reading

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My little chow hound!

Ian has reached a funny phase where he won’t let me feed him.  It’s not that he doesn’t want to eat; he just doesn’t want to let me be in charge any longer.  We started “solids” (I use that term … Continue reading

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“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” ~ Lane Olinghouse

Holy moly Ian is 5 months old now!  Where has the time gone?  I can’t believe my sweet cuddly newborn is now a giggly wiggly mess.  That giggly wiggly mess still has the same happy nature of my sweet newborn, … Continue reading

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“I don’t know why they say “you have a baby.” The baby has you.”

As part of a baby shower gift, Aunt Connie put together a beautiful card full of funny sayings about children.  Some of them were funny at the time, but now I realize that I truly didn’t understand half of those … Continue reading

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Happy Appies and Blue Ribbon Days

Rescuing horses is part of my genetic make-up.  Some personal attributes are learned behaviors (nurture), some are in your blood (nature).  I’m a strong believer that both shape who each person will become.  I’m also a strong believer that my … Continue reading

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“All horses deserve at least once in their lives to be loved by a little girl…”

Some horses are fortunate enough to be loved by several little girls.  Stormy was the most fortunate –she was loved by many little (and big) girls, but she was loved almost her entire life by me. It’s been an entire … Continue reading

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