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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…


My garbage disposal


This little boy is going to eat me out of house and home.

After hardly eating anything for the past couple of weeks, someone has found his appetite. Today was more of one continuous meal than 3 distinct ones.

It sort of reminds of me this little guy…

I tried to find the picture of him with the pb&j in one hand and his drink in the other. That’s probably my favorite picture ever.

Oh, that is my little brother for those of you that don’t know.

Also, I think they look exactly alike minus the hair color.

…and the awesome outfit Daniel has on.

Anyway, the house is shaping up. And by that I mean, it has a giant hole in the back where we tore all of the wood off. So, if any homeless people in Nashville need a place to stay for the night, just walk on in.

I should mention that we are not staying in the house yet. Mason would just crawl right out of the back and we would lose him.

Brent and I have only thought about divorce 4 times while we have been working on the house.

…it’s been 1 day.

I am kidding, of course.




… kinda

Whew… we made it.


We’ve made it through this weekend, through this sickness in the past week, and most importantly through our first year of parenthood!

I was worried there for a while.

Mason’s party was completely exhausting! Brent’s parents both got sick on Friday night and we had to do a quick change to have the party somewhere else.  I think it turned out alright. I just hate that his parents missed the party.

I also hate that most of the guests have started getting sick, now. I promise this McPherson 3 were healthy!!! This bug going around has gotten to almost everyone I know. It’s like one of the plagues in Egypt.

Some highlights from the party…

Some of our decorations. I didn't get time to get pictures of them all.

Trying to eat cake with no hands. Someone spends too much time with the puppies.

This is as messy as he got. He wasn't really into the cake thing.

So many fun presents!!

The balloons were his favorite part of the whole thing.

This is the only half-decent picture I have of the three of us. I'm hoping someone else got one.



So after my post on Monday, Mason came down with something and Brent came home sick also.

Sooo…. that’s what I’ve been doing all week.

Everyone seems to be starting to get back to normal. Mason still isn’t 100%, but he is doing much better than before.

I’m pretty sure every wife would agree that the older boys are more difficult than the babies. They are just… whiney butts. 🙂

The timing is just great with all the party stuff that I need to be working on, too.

Anyway, got to get back to it.

Also- I just realized that I put Mason down for a nap with no sheets on his bed, just the nice plastic mattress.

What can I tell you? Mother of the year material right here.

Because it’s only Thursday


I’ve been rather off this week. I didn’t even get a real shower until Tuesday afternoon. I really can’t function properly without a shower. It hasn’t been a “rough” week. I just haven’t been very on top of it.

In honor of this “off” week, here is a post of random thoughts and things. 🙂

– Brent and I have been without a dining room table for a few weeks but we finally got one on Sunday. We pretty much almost divorced over the table situation. (just kidding)

– Not that I haven’t always known this, but I was reminded this week: If you want to really shop (and buy things), don’t bring your husband. They never think anything is a necessity.

– Fall is here in Nashville. Is it always so gloomy in the fall? I feel like it was this way last year too. The sun doesn’t seem to come out until late in the afternoon which makes it really hard to get motivated to do anything in the morning.

– Mason seems to enjoy the Baby Einsteins show on Disney channel. He also likes this videos you can buy. I can’t stand them. There is quite a stand off going on in this house.

– When I think about it, Mason controls most things in the house. So him controlling the TV isn’t really a big stretch.

– Yes, my child watches TV. No, I don’t want to hear your opinion on it.

– I still haven’t gotten a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. We were going to go yesterday, but none are open on Wednesdays.

– Everyone should be VERY excited for Mason’s costume this year. It is REALLY cute! (so is he)

…he’s also very whiny right now. I think that’s my cue that it is time to go.

Enjoy your Thursday. Or pretend it’s Friday like me. 🙂

Ch,ch,ch changes


Brent and I are always talking about how much we have changed since we first got married. It’s only been 3 years, but I think we are really different people. Some are little things. Like I’m not as high strung (I’m even more mellow now that I’ve had a baby) and Brent knows how to use a mop now. (Not even joking on that one. I had to teach him how.)

Anyway, when we first got married we both agreed that we wanted two kids (NO, I’m not pregnant again. Don’t jump the gun here.). I also always thought that I would continue working. I couldn’t imagine being a stay-at-home mom.

Now, we’re talking about having more kids and I’m willing to give up many things to get to stay home. It’s the best job in the world. Not that there is anything wrong with not staying home. There are definitely days when I wish I could go to work and contribute to the world. 🙂

We used to dream of fancy things and nice high-rise condo.

Now-well, we still dream of fancy things- but our house requirements include a big yard and lots of bedrooms. 🙂

It constantly amazes me of how priorities change as you grow. Of course, Brent and I were pretty young when we started making priorities together so I’m sure that’s part of it.

Anyway, I guess I say all of that just to let you know that even though you laid your whole life out when you were 20 years old and you knew it all, you’re still allowed to change your plans. There aren’t any rules against it. I promise.

Everybody Loves Brent


I have often said that my life is like the show “Everybody Loves Raymond”. I’m sure we all feel that way sometimes.

Nothing tops last night, though.

Brent and I had an impromptu night alone. My in-laws took Mason to see a football game at the spur of the moment. So, Brent and I decided we would go out to eat. We were pretty excited that we would be able to eat and not have to worry about who is feeding Mason and making sure he isn’t screaming in the restaurant and picking up his toys. You know, all those fun things that go along with eating out with a baby.

Brent and  I were sitting there, not talking, when it dawned on me. How many of you have seen the episode where Debra and Ray go out to eat on their anniversary and they’re talking about the kids and then they decide that they should talk about other things. Then they sit there in silence for a few minutes and Ray starts talking about the temperature of the butter.

That was Brent and me last night. We talked about Mason, we talked about how it was nice to eat without him, we said that we missed him. Then we essentially talked about the temperature of the butter. 🙂

Brent and I were cracking up. We managed to eat dinner and leave in about 35 minutes. I don’t think we’ve had a meal that fast in a long time.

We did enjoy our night without Mason- after dinner we went to Toys R Us and then rented a carpet cleaner.

We live large.