In my last post, I mentioned that I outsourced and by outsourced, I mean we hired help. As a devout, DIYer, hiring help was tough. We have been paying companies to mow our yard and battle the fire ants for years but when it came to making my life easier, I almost didn’t see the […]
I began Iluvem as a stay at home mom. However in August, my youngest would become a full time kindergartner and I was left with a choice. Surely, I could continue down this path, right? I could volunteer. I could be Logan’s Home Room Mom and Kylie’s Girl Scout Leader. I could […]
It’s been ages since you’ve gotten a Wrap Up post out of me. Typically, these posts show the best of the best photos taken by yours truly between the first and the last of the month. In this case however, Ceara, our friend, neighbor and nanny has resigned her position with us to focus on […]
Loving: My new job. It’s hard to believe after 4 1/2 years I’m back in the work force. I landed a job with a civil engineering group back in late August and could not be happier. Reading: If you take a mouse to school. Pinkalicious Pinky Promise. Haven’t had time for much past reading to the […]
This past weekend, the kids saw their Mimi for the first time in nearly two years. Gramps had graciously given us his car before making a permanent return to Oz so we decided to make a weekend out of it. Just prior to our departure, Logan informs us he is the star student this week. […]
For starters, we tell our sons not to cry; to suck it up and be a man. Why do we say that? “Don’t cry”. That’s a basic human emotion we all share and yet “men” don’t cry. Please explain to me how brooding over something for the last decade is more manly than doing the […]
Southwest Dairy and Diamond the cow joined us for story time at the Van Alstyne Public Library this past Wednesday. Despite the rain, the children, their parents and the library staff all huddled under the front entrance, eager for the presentation. Mr. Aaron spoke to us about cow anatomy, the importance of dairy as a […]
We’re sitting around the table devouring a bucket of extra crispy KFC with sides. Mashed potatoes with gravy, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw…it had been too long. Me: KFC should sell waffles. Will: From the folks who brought you KFC/Taco Bell meet KFC Waffle House. Me: I would never leave.