Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

Hello Blogland! I'm back! Toddler Tuesdays will start up again next Tuesday. Today I have some catching up to do. It's spring. Most of the snow is gone, buds are swelling, itty bitty new grass is sprouting. No flowers yet, but there is something else that is budding and growing in our home right now. We are expecting a new family member this October. We don't know if we are having a boy or a girl yet, but have chosen the nick name 'Badger'. 
Last year I asked a lot of mothers about how they chose to have a second child or why they chose to have  only one. I thank everyone for taking the time to answer such a personal question. In the end we decided to have another because I don't want Panda to be alone one day. The death of my mother hit pretty hard. Women in my family don't live long. Questions of what would happen to Panda when both Bear and I are gone kept running through my mind and keeping me awake nights. I've always wanted children (plural), but Panda is a tough nut. I love our family of three and Panda requires so much extra effort. Recently he was diagnosed with a Sensory Processing Disorder. I'll talk more about that later, but lets just say for now that it has been a very trying time in our home lately. When we finally decided to try for another child we had a three month window to try and that was it. I've always said no children after 35 because of a connective tissue disorder I have. I guess in my heart I didn't think we would get pregnant. It took us two years to conceive Panda. God, the universe, call it what you will, had other plans for us and we were blessed right away. God want this baby to be part of our family, so I know things will be ok. There is a big plan for this tiny baby. So with that, I'll stop for the day with a huge spring smile, a Hello blog Mamas, and a Welcome Badger, Welcome to our family.
Shine on!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Just another quick hello. My husband snapped this photo the other day while they were out at the store giving mum a break. Panda loves his hats. I swear I could leave him in a hat factory and he would never know that I left... But don't worry. I would never do that. Have a blessed week my friends. Shine on.
Week 12,  joining Jodi  and her 52 Photo Project. A photo each week of 2015 to watch my son grow.

Friday, March 20, 2015

10/52 & 11/52

We're still around. Life is still full of crazy ups and downs, but I decided to sneak away during a rare nap time to upload these two photos before I get further behind. I wish there was more time. 
Happy first day of spring. Till April my friends, Shine on!
Week 10 and 11,  joining Jodi  and her 52 Photo Project.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Dear Blog Mamma's I will be taking an absence from this space for a while. I hope to be back in April. Bear and Panda are fine, but please be thinking of my family as we go through a stressful time. I will post our weekly pictures, but that might be the extent of my net use for a while. Hopefully I will be able to stop by a few blogs as time allows. Things are up in the air. I just didn't want anyone to think I've forgotten about them as I'm away dealing with other issues. You are all my dear friends. I value the friendships that I've made in this place. Bear and I are fine, this is not an issue between us. He was worried that someone might interpret that as a marital problem, no one has cancer or a life threatening illness, it is just a stressful time.  We all go through them from time to time, and right now it's my family's turn. That's all I wish to say about that for now. Eyes high, prayers, and warm thoughts sent this way are most welcome. Shine on.
Week 9,  joining Jodi  and her 52 Photo Project.