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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


Home sweet home


We’re back!

We made it in one piece.

…with a sick baby…

It isn’t much fun to have a sick baby while flying. The good part is he slept a majority of the way.

Anyway, we had a great time. On to the next thing…


The party plans are rolling. I’m glad birthdays are only once a year. I’m going need a year to recover from this.

On a completely different note, I want everyone to know about this website…Crockin Girls

It is great. They have TONS of crockpot recipes. How great is this for moms with little rugrats crawling under their feet while they are in the kitchen? It’s just really great for anyone that doesn’t want to be stressed with what to do for dinner.

That’s about all for today.

Later gators!

We’re leavin on a jet plane


We leave for Florida this afternoon. Yay!! I can’t wait for some sunshine and pool time.

People are always amazed when I walk through the airport with Mason by myself. I guess if I didn’t do this every month it would be a more stressful situation.

It’s actually more stressful when Brent tags along. (he is today)

Then I have 2 kids to get through an airport. 🙂

If any of you watch Up All Night (one of my favorite shows) a couple of weeks ago they showed them trying to fly with their baby. I think if you travel as a big ball of stress (like Reagan), then your kids can tell and they act crazy.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s exhausting to travel with Mason alone, but he isn’t bad. 

He’s just a wild child and he thinks everyone on the airplane is his friend.

In honor of our trip, I’ve compiled a list of thoughts on traveling with a baby. 

1. Yes, you do have to take them out of the stroller when you go through the security. They aren’t going to enjoy being folded up in there and sent through the x-ray machine.

2. If someone wants to help you, let them. I know we are all super moms that can do it all alone, but it probably made them feel better.

3. If you have a baby you don’t have to go through that body scanner thing. You just walk through the regular one. If they see your husband carrying the baby, they will make him hand the baby to you and he still has to be body scanned. This is one of those perks to being a woman. 🙂

4. It doesn’t matter how many toys you bring, the most fun thing to do is open and close the tray on the seat in front of you. 

5. Family restrooms are the greatest invention ever. The ones in the Tampa airport are exquisite (as far as a bathroom goes). They are usually kind of hidden. You have to be a pro to find them.

6. Generally, old ladies will mention the fact that you didn’t put shoes on your child while traveling. Well, duh. Why would I want to try and keep track of 2 more small items while I’m running around an airport and a plane. 

7. The one time you don’t pack an extra outfit in the diaper bag is the one time you will need it.

8. After many experiments, I have decided that the aisle seat is the best to have if you are holding a baby.

9. No, you aren’t allowed to stow your child in the overhead bins.

10. Flight attendants love babies. Especially the kind that don’t cry.

Home Sweet Home


It’s always nice to be back after a trip. Nashville was great. We had a ton of fun with all of our friends and Wes & Marcy’s Wedding was perfect.

Exhibit #1 of “fun”:

I think they’re singing “Don’t Stop Believin”

I laugh every time I look at that picture.

Anyway, we made it alive with the puppies in the car. It was about a 13 hour drive and they slept a majority of the time. I don’t know how they sleep so much. I was worried they would pee in the car, but they didn’t. So, no worries there. They also only destroyed a couple of things at Brent’s parents’ house.  I think we can take them on more trips now…maybe.