Here I go again on my own…


Man, I love 80’s music.

Anyway, I’ve been debating for a few weeks about whether to just shut down this blog or attempt to keep it going. Honestly, I really love to blog. It makes me feel like I actually have a brain and I feel like people (my mom) enjoy reading it. So, I have decided to keep blogging, but I’m not going to stress out about my frequency of posts. There will be times when I have a lot of posts and times when I don’t have as much to say. That’s called having a crazy 15 month old.

So, what is new?

-Our house renovations are mostly done. I posted pictures on Facebook.

-Mason has started a Mother’s Day Out program on Tuesdays. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. 🙂 I get a few hours to run errands and go to yoga. That’s code for, “get a mani/pedi”.

-Speaking of Mason, he is wild. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more happy and exhausted in my life. Pure. exhaustion.  BUT also extreme happiness.

-I also just fixed my Keurig machine. It has been broken since Brent and I moved. This has been a source of great sadness for us. It’s fixed now, though. I’m a genius. Make sure you tell Brent.

-Mason slept from 4pm yesterday until 6:45am today. Needless to say, there is no nap in our foreseeable future.

-I feel like I need to say something that is new with Brent, but I don’t have anything to tell you. He’s always working and he really isn’t that exciting. 🙂


Until next time…


Life is a highway


Sometimes life is hard.

The past couple of weeks have been.. hard.

I don’t really want to sit here and be a debbie downer- so I’m not. I just find it interesting that when life really seems to be horrible, God tends to remind us that it could always be worse. At the end of the day, I have a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator (even though I have no kitchen), and a ton of people that love me. That’s all I really need.

That’s it for today. Go give someone a hug. 🙂

It’s finally here!


It’s finally here- time to move!

We will be moving into our new house on Friday! I am so excited!! Needless to say, it has been a little crazy around here this week.  I’m pretty sure Mason loves all the boxes that keep popping up everywhere.

He’s the only one. 🙂

In other news- my little brother is engaged!! I can’t believe it.

They are so cute.


Mom, Mason and I went to Henderson this weekend. So, he is completely spoiled. He’s always so good whenever other people are around and then when it is just the two of us at home, he acts like a crazy man. He also loves to do the opposite of whatever I tell someone he will do. He loves to make mommy a liar. All weekend, I would say, “Oh, Mason love to eat that” and he wouldn’t touch it.

He’s crazy. But we all knew that.

Bawk, bawk, Easter Bunny


We have had a busy weekend for Easter. We did 2 egg hunts and had 2 Easter meals and took 2 reaaallllyyyy long naps.

Last Easter, Mason was only 1 month old so this Easter was a lot more fun. He wasn’t super into the egg hunt. He really just liked to find a couple and then sit and play with them. Today he found a ball outside and enjoyed that much more than hunting for eggs. I think next Easter will be even better!

Now, what to do with all of these eggs…


Great things this week


This week has been a very busy one for the McPherson clan. Mason and I took a trip to Greenville on Wednesday and ended up staying through Friday. Plus, we had all of our Easter festivities to get ready for.

…and that whole house renovation project…

Good things this week:

– spending some extra mommy time with my boy

– getting to be “vacation” mommy for a couple days and not have to enforce all the rules

– sharing a bed with my baby- something that I never get to do (thanks, puppies)

– spending quality time with our family for Easter

– watching Mason enjoy the time with our family

– cute Easter goodies

– rain! Thank you for washing some of that pollen out of the air.

– getting some of the sneak peeks from Mason’s one year portraits

– I think we have to say Mas is officially walking. No more crawling for this wild man.

– having a great husband who stays at home to support our family while Mason and I party it up in Greenville


Here are some pictures from our fun day in Greenville:

Picking carrots at the farm in the Children's Museum

Playing in the construction zone. The shovel was his favorite.

Dumping water OUT of the water table

Destroying Toys R Us

Preparing for Easter


We’ve been busy, busy, busy this week already here in the McPherson household and our week is only going to get more crazy!

Since Mason and I are heading to Greenville tomorrow, we decided to start getting our Easter gifts ready for our festivities this weekend.

Here are our super cute “peep s’mores” we are giving to everyone!

They are super easy (and cheap) to put together and I think they are really cute!

Just a mini Hershey bar, a graham cracker, and a peep. I made the bag toppers myself. It took me about 15 minutes to put these all together.

Here is how Mason helped.

It’s amazing how quickly he can destroy an entire house.

More Easter projects in the works. 🙂

The calm before the storm.


Just stopping in to share some “before” picture of the house. Keep in mind that I put no thought into these pictures and they really aren’t that great. 🙂

This is the living room

Mason's Room

Part of the bathroom. I was sure I took a picture of the clawfoot tub, but I can't find it.

Looking into the master


The kitchen after we took everything out. ("we" does not include "me")


That’s really all that I took. They aren’t great, but the kitchen and the mudroom are the major projects so that’s where we will see the most change.

Should have taken a picture of the hole in my house.


Wish us luck!