Friday, September 16, 2011


What happened to summer? We’re already halfway through September, and the only tan lines on my entire body are from my flip-flops. Oh well. Here are this week’s R’s…


In Monday’s QWA, you saw us hit the dusty trail for a family hike… that lasted all of eight minutes.

On Tuesday, I whined about how Quinn refuses to take afternoon naps unless I drive him around. In case you missed it, find out why naptime is making me fat and broke.

In this week’s Not-So-Wordy-Wednesday, you got to see Quinn’s Screech impression.

Thursday, I decided I am a terrible housewife but a pretty decent stay-at-home-mom in SAHM vs. HW.


This week’s super awesome blogger referral is So Cal’s very own Cynthia from Life by Cynthia. She’s a fellow mommy and germaphobe, so we have lots in common. She updates three blogs almost daily, and they’re all amazing. (Are you in awe? I’m in awe.) Mommied Life by Cynthia is all about raising a family, being a working mom and how she juggles it all. Married Life by Cynthia is about making a marriage work. As she says, a happy wife is a happy life. (Can I get an Amen!) Finally, Life by Cynthia includes all her inspirations and ramblings, which are always witty, clever, insightful and fun. So get yourself some Cynthia this weekend and enjoy!


A few weeks ago I told you all about my separation and dress anxiety because we have two weddings to go to in one weekend, and I’m leaving Quinn to go to one of them in Boston by myself. Here’s a quick update. I found TWO dresses in my closet that A) fit, B) allow for easy boob access for nursing and pumping, and C) I won’t have to wear a strapless bra. BOOYAH! No shopping required (well, except for shoes). So one of my anxieties is resolved…

The big wedding weekend is THIS weekend. So next week, you’ll hear all about Q’s first wedding and his adventures with Daddy, how I held up being away from them for ~39.5 hours, and why my husband is so freakin’ fantastic (again). And of course, there will be lots of beautiful wedding photos.

Have a great weekend, friends!


  1. I'm pretty impressed by your daily blog, so I'm not sure I want to meet Cynthia. Y'all make me feel pretty pathetic. I still have thank you notes to do and sending the great grandmas pictures from, oh, Dax's birth. I guess it's my fault, I do have time to read and comment. If only all my chores could be accomplished from my iPhone!!

  2. hank goodness for smart phones! If only there was an app for thank you note writing, shower scrubbing and diaper changing. Come on, Mr. Jobs, get on that, wouldja?

  3. I hope you have a have a wonderful time!

  4. @ Melissa - I really love you! Your support is so generous. You've made me a happy lady! Have fun at the wedding(s). I'm in awe that you have dresses that fit. Q is still freshly out of the oven and you fit in your clothes? Mind boggling. Nothing fits me like it used to. :(

    @ Heidi - You made me blush. You can be impressed with Melissa, but me? I'm just nuts. I think I have ADD or multiple personality disorder that's why I can't focus on one blog. :)

  5. Hope the weddings go well! I'm so glad you found 2 great dresses! I just went to a wedding and was in the bridal party, so it was hard to find a dress. Never did find one with good nursing access, but everything worked out ok. I'm visiting & following from the blog hop. --Christine @Whywelovegreen

  6. Good job on a daily blog. I loved looking at your pictures of your little family. So sweet. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm visiting from "Write on Edge."

  7. Can't wait to see the pics and so glad you found workable stuff in your closet! Hope you're having a great weekend!