I am absolutely grateful for every symptom, every run to the washroom, every nauseating car ride, every headache, every uneaten meal, and every medication I must take to get them here. I am grateful that despite how long the road has been so far, that the real journey is just beginning.
We announced our second little one in early March. I used a program called RPG maker to create a 'game'' that revealed our good news at the end of a scripted sequence. Knowing that the vast majority of people would not take the time to 'play' the game, I recorded myself going through the game using a program called xsplit (local recording feature that saves the raw footage right to my computer). The 'game' was still quite long and I did as much editing as I thought I could get away with, but still it was a bit longer than I would have liked. We were sure to include our son Trent as the main character and it worked out just right.
This one is going to take me a while. With a 15 month old at home, holidays ahead, and work to do, there are just not enough hours in the day. Progress however, is happening. "Sagma arrived in typical fashion, she was well dressed, her hair pulled back. She wore a deep purple scarf about… Continue reading NanoWriMooooo….Year.
Texas summer is no joke. We spend most of the time in reverse hibernation with the blinds closed and the curtains drawn. When we do get out we are starting to find ourselves poolside. In addition to our sunscreen from back home, our big floppy hat, our caters swim top and our swim diaper from… Continue reading Summer Poolside with SwimZip Sunnies (Initial Review)
This weekend my son turned one. This milestone is both exciting and bittersweet. My sweet sweet little baby is becoming a little boy and we, as parents, survived our first year in parenthood. I am flooded with emotions of pride, of aleviation, and also sadness. The days are long but the years are short. Time… Continue reading My Son is One
Because grocery shopping at 11pm, after getting the baby back to sleep is far more convenient than I ever imagined it could be.
Until I read an article about the tradition of bluebonnet pictures in Texas, I was not even remotely seeking out bluebonnets. But suddenly droves of families were posting across social media talking about the safest and 'best' place to take the family or pets for pictures; a field here, a pasture there, a side of… Continue reading BlueBonnets – It’s a Texas Thing!
Not the blog, my actual life. Let's back track a little bit shall we? The last entry was a farewell to my precious Dez. While I didn't intend to take a hiatus as long as I did, I ended up needing a little extra time. I still have trouble understanding that she's gone and late… Continue reading My Texas Life is Changing
Only a few short days ago I wrote about how difficult it was to watch my beloved friend age. As it turned out, i only had a few days left to enjoy her purrs before she would be gone. In my current grief I am unable to expand on my final day with Dez, but… Continue reading Goodbye My Friend.
When I was young I was extremely allergic to cats. I tried hard to dislike them. They lacked personality, they weren't friendly or loyal, they destroyed everything, they were creatures I wanted nothing to do with. That's what I told myself. I had to trick myself into believing these things because a simple snuggle with… Continue reading My Aging Friend.