‘Double Firsting’

This post is overdue: First Christmas 2012 The festivities began… waiting for Santa: McKinley waiting to see Santa.  The classic first photo with Santa. Everybody has one right?  Every Christmas Eve we drive out to the farm to spend time with my Hubby’s dad’s side of the family.  We typically attend the family pizza party…

Featured Review: Discgolf

As we move out of the holiday season and into the New Year, we reflect on family traditions. When you become a family, it’s customary to create a family tradition.  In fact, I don’t know any family that doesn’t have some sort of ritual.  One could argue that families against tradition have the tradition of…

First Thanksgiving.

This post is a bit overdue, but nonetheless I am thankful McKinley got to experience her first Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday.  Nothing is more satisfying to my taste buds than a plate of mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, stuffing, cranberry salad, and turkey smothered in gravy.  Certainly not the healthiest meal…

Moving Advice

Moving is rated one of the most stressful things you can go through and parents are the most stressed of all demographic groups.   In studies moving is rated as similar to the stress of experiencing a death or divorce.  Why? Seriously, why is moving so awful?  I have yet to meet a person who actually…

McKinley’s First Halloween

McKinley’s first Halloween was not as festive as we hoped it would be. Although, she is only 7.5 months. It’s not like she can say, “trick or treat,” or enjoy a delicious mini Twix, Butterfinger, or Snickers candy. McKinley did however, dress up as her favorite character from her nap time story book called, Caterpillar spring….