Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Yesterday I finally completed my wine cork breakfast tray. 124 corks and plenty of tasty selections later here it is:

My collection is now totally wiped out. So I suppose I better get started re-building it. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Do you ever have those moments when your kids take your breath away? A moment where you actually leave your body and view your life as an outsider? I had one of those moments recently and this is what caused it:

I got the idea from somewhere, not really sure where, (most likely Pinterest) to take a picture of Dylan in my wedding dress. Then on her wedding day (hopefully 30 years from now) I would display the picture.

I've never seen blue eyes sparkle more than the moment I asked her if she wanted to wear my wedding dress. She was in heaven and I'm pretty sure began planning her own wedding in that moment.

Looking at her in my dress made me realize I NEVER want her to grow up. I want her to be my baby forever. I want to protect her from all the hurt and ugliness and heartache of this world. It breaks my heart to think that one day a boy is going to break her heart, make her cry and make her question who she is.

It's my job as her mom to let her know she is the most beautiful girl who has ever walked this Earth and there is no one in the world who will ever love her as much as I do.