• the pitfalls of potty training

    Blue update – Weeks 8 & 9 If you didn’t know we got a puppy, go read this blog post ASAP! Being a puppy mom has been incredibly hard and incredibly rewarding at the same time. Blue is a smart cookie. I can tell when she’s just ignoring me, or when she’s sneaking off to do something she knows is naughty. But I also rejoice with her as she begins to get it. As she begins to ask to go outside so that she can “go potty” and as she obeys when we say “come” and “sit.” I am so surprised that at nine weeks old she knows so much.…

  • I am thankful for…

    At my job, every day we start the morning by sharing our good news.  Sometimes it is a struggle to think of something, but I can appreciate it all the more because it forces me to chase the good and positive.   Even if I have been dog sitting another puppy all weekend and I feel like I cleaned up more messes than when we were in the thick of potty training our pup Blue.  Even if I am struggling to adjust back to North Carolina busy life.  I know that my good news this morning is that I got to spend some much needed quality time with my husband…

  • Mini House Tour (Before)

    We bought a house!  Our very first home purchase.  It is a big deal and we are excited and nervous.  But mostly excited.   So excited that we are bringing you along on the adventure of home ownership.  From the $300 microwave that needs replacing within the first month, to the fun paint colors and new furniture, we are bringing you along for the ride! First up are our “before” photos.  I took these literally the day we moved in, and as moving days go we were running behind so my photos have some of our stuff in them, despite my best efforts.  Oh well! Our living room!  It has…

  • a Christmas Bucket List

    Christmas Bucket List Go to a Christmas choir production Go to a work party Participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange Host a movie night Take festive family photos Go to a town holiday event Shop at a local store Have hot cocoa by a roaring fire Christmas Movies The Santa Clause Home Alone Elf The Holiday A Christmas Carol The Grinch Until next time, Jamie out