GOOD RIDDANCE YOU BLACK PIT OF DEATH

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Oh, does that sound a bit dramatic??  WELL THAT’S HOW I FEEL.  The black monstrosity also known as the biggest whirlpool tub ever also known as our home’s eyesore is gone folks.  It took three adult men most of one morning to remove it but they were successful. I wanted to blog a bit more this week but it has been crazy town over here.  As you can see we’re finally having our bathroom redone and I’m doing really well… complaining about it.  The guys who are working on it have been awesome Read more […]

First and Last Vacation as a Family of Three

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For most people up here in da freezin’ north, a vacation means going somewhere warm, like Florida or Hawaii and sitting on the beach.  For the classic, die-hard Minnesotans it means going to the cabin and fishing, hunting, or just plain relaxing.  For those with extra funds, a vacation is usually somewhere far away like Japan, Italy, or Dubai to experience new cultures. For me, a vacation means leaving my house overnight and eating out as much as possible.  The criteria being simple, and Read more […]

Repeat, Not Again, and Try New for Baby #2

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So I’ve heard two major themes about having a second child.  One is that your life is complete chaos at the beginning and two, that it’s actually not that bad.  Or rather, its not as tough as going from zero children to one.  It makes sense because zero to one kid is a bigger life change than one to two kids but I guess I will have to wait and find out. When your second (or third, or fourth) child enters the world, you are a more confident parent, and you have figured out what works for you Read more […]

The Wee Two is a…

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BOY!!!  Yep, we’re having another sweet baby boy and we’re so very happy.  It’s the first time we’ll have brothers in many generations on my side and brothers aren’t very common on The Scottish’s side either. I have to admit I thought I was having a girl (silly pregnancy dreams and obviously wrong instincts) and I was looking forward to buying girly clothes and experiencing something new, but really, every child is so different, it’s ALWAYS new.  When I look at The Wee One, I know Read more […]

It’s Not What You See, It’s How You Look At It: Part Two

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Remember when I shared how The Cuz Man was rocking his cranial cap in the most amazing photos ever?  Well The Sister and The BIL did not stop posing him in adorable scenarios, in fact, they came up with even more creative ideas.  I wanted to share the rest of the pictures in the series because they are too precious not to share! The Cuz Man was in his helmet for a grand total of 3 months and his head looks amazing now.  The unevenness and the flat spot are essentially gone and lucky him, Read more […]

The Scottish

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This post has been ruminating in my head for weeks now, maybe even months.  Sometimes it’s easier to whine write about the crappy times in your life because readers like to see all whole spectrum, not just the best parts you show on Facebook.  It makes a blogger more relate-able. On the other hand, as an outspoken mommy blogger, everyone who reads DH knows that gushing about my child is inevitable.  I know I’m biased but I’m pretty sure it’s completely warranted because he’s AMAZING.  But Read more […]

Let’s Catch Up

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Hey everybody!  My birthday was on Sunday so I used it as an excuse to do a whole lot of nothing most of the weekend.  It was really nice to unplug and step away from my computer for a bit.  But I’m back and ready to catch up!  How are you doing?  Anyone else have an October birthday (aka the best month)?? I won’t go over my birthday weekend in great detail but I will share a few things.  The Mother totally spoiled me and I got a new pair of shoes and a new diaper bag!  I’m hoping to Read more […]