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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…


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

Almost forgot… day 8


Yes, I almost forgot today. Can you blame me? It’s a madhouse over here.

Anyway, day 8.


I know I often take for granted my health and my family’s health. Having a baby has really put a lot of that into perspective for me. The world is full of babies that are born without perfect health and I pray for those parents every day. I thank God that I was blessed with a little boy who is healthy. I also thank him every day that I’m healthy and that Brent is healthy.

I really appreciated Brent’s health for that time period when he had no insurance. 🙂

I think when someone is sick or has some medical condition, we hit our knees and ask God to help them. I also know that it’s human nature to forget to thank God when we don’t have an illnesses in our family.

So, for day 8 I am thankful for my health and my family’s health.

Day 7


Today I am thankful for quiet moments.

Having a rowdy boy and 2 dogs in the house makes for very few moments of peace. Occasionally, though, there is peace and quiet. I turn everything off and just relax.

Ok… maybe I sit and watch tv. But still, I’m very thankful for those rare moments when I have nothing better to do than sit.

Actually, I always have something I should be doing besides sitting but I still sit anyway.

Today, I got to sit with my boy. This is a VERY rare moment. (he isn’t much of a cuddler)

Day 6


You all thought I forgot, didn’t you??


Today I am thankful for my brother-in-law, Brad.

Brad is my favorite brother-in-law. (he’s my only one) He would probably still be my favorite, though.

Brad is great for many reasons. Number 1 being that he really loves to make fun of Brent. That is also one of my favorite pastimes, so you can see how that brings us together.

Brad is also a really great uncle to Mason which is really the most important.

I’m very thankful to have Brad in my life. 🙂

Day 5


Today, I am thankful for Starbucks.

If any of your know Brent and me at all, you know we are Starbucks-aholics. We really love our coffee.

I’m thankful for Starbucks for more reasons than that I really love coffee.

I’m thankful for them because they got my through my first few months with Mason. They’ve gotten me through many headaches and stressful days. They help me start my day with a smile.

Brent proposed to me at a Starbucks. So, I guess they gave me that, too. 🙂

So, Starbucks, thank you for being a part of my life. I love you.

Day 4


Today, I am thankful for my puppies.

We’ve had Doby and Lola for over 2 years now. They may be the worst behaved dogs in all of America, but they are the sweetest, most loyal dogs, too. They can’t help it if their parents never took the time to train them properly. 🙂

They also love their little brother a lot. Well, Doby seems to love him. Lola seems to tolerate him. She’s been the baby for so long, I think it’s taking a while to get used to the new dynamics around here.

I love my puppies and I’m very thankful for them.