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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

a WHOLE bunch of random. & a thought...

* I am in complete & utter shock that a year has passed since we visited the pumpkin patch.
Claire was just about 7 weeks old when we went last year.


Check out the difference. Sorry for the shitty quality of the photos.
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She has a BLAST at the pumpkin patch on Friday. They had goats this year. She was OBSESSED. So cute. She kept saying "hi!" To the goats, and they couldn't care less about her. Sweet girl.
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*Claire is 13.5 months old. And more fun & crazy than ever. Period. She is crawling at a lightening speed, into everything & all over the place. I honestly wouldn't have it any other way.


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*She has completed all of her first set of "goals" in Early Intervention!! Her therapist & I are so proud of her. We made a set of new goals, which include cruising along furniture &... WALKING! Eee!!


*She does headstands now. See below.


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*I am still pumping. 2x a day. Morning and night. As my ignorant co-worker would say "You're like addicted to burning calories". Riggght. That's EXACLY why I do what I do. Bitch. ha.


*Rather than blogging lately, I have been turning to crafting & baking as my therapy outlet. It's an amazing thing. Wine + crafting after a long day= blisssss. I have consumed more pumpking chocolate chip loaf in the past 2 weeks than I would care to admit. 


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*I can't WAIT to carve the pumpkins we bought & roast the seeds. FAVORITE part of this season!


*I bought  my first pair of TOMS a couple of weeks ago, a half size smaller than I wear in other shoes, since the sales woman said they stretch a lot..... I am STILL waiting for them to stretch out. Owwww. 


*I think Claire is a vegetarian. She WILL not eat meat. Any meat that I cut up for her, she immediately veto's it. I don't get it. 


*Speaking of meat, I love this time of year, specifically for SOUP season. I make the best/yummiest/fattiest  chicken noodle soup, thanks to this momma. I have been following her blog since before I started my own, and she posted this recipe forever ago. I've been hooked ever since. SO DAMN GOOD.


*I have a ton I want to blog about. But there are two big reasons I haven't: 1) I'm busy being a mom, wife & employee & 2) People I know in real life read this blog. And I want to write about things that are going on in my life that may offend said people. Which takes me to my next bullet...


* I think I may make my blog private. I know, I know, SO BORING, right?! Who goes private after this long?! I'm just toying with the idea. I just want to be able to write/word vomit whatever the HELL I WANT without people I actually KNOW reading about it. I hardly blog anymore anyway, so do I even have that big of an audience?! Doubtful .I am just so full of all kinds of emotions, that I think this may be the best option. I'm sick of trying to be all full of rainbows & unicorn shit when I blog these days. I feel so fake.YES, I have an absolutely AMAZING life/family, don't get me wrong. There are so, so many things in my life that are GREAT. but I want to be raw & real without being judged by those that truly know me, and be able to share with my e-friends at the same time. I want the best of both worlds :) 


I want to be real. I have not been real here in a while, and that's so not me.
But trust me, if I do go private, I will be sure to let you know. I am fairly certain I've already made the decision, but I will sleep on it a little while longer.


Hope you're all having a great week!

29 comments:

  1. Umm LOVE the pics...

    And the craftiness! I fully agree it is such a great outlet!

    I hear you on the blog privacy...there are so many times I would love to rant about some things that KILL my soul but those people are followers and I would feel bad if they read my real thoughts...my new outlet for that drama side of me is the amazing mom group I joined through meetup.com....its a playgroup for my kids and ME haha the moms rock and we can vent to eachother about our family or friends...its amazing!:)

    But then again I have SO MANY amazing friends through blogging that have helped me with some big events like our miscarriage and I would have never had their support had I not opened up on my blog....

    It totally goes either way haha!

    If you go private I will totally miss your adorable pictures but I totally understand your reasoning momma!!!

    Hope you guys have a good week!! xoxo

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  2. Do you read Diana's blog- Hormonal Imbalances? She started putting passwords on some posts and if you were interested in reading the raw/real posts, you emailed her for the password...that way you are in control of who reads what. It might be an alternative option to going completely private...because I think you have a pretty big audience that loves to read about you and your family. I do!

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  3. I love your blog! I've followed it for awhile, but just recently got a blog of my own. I have so much family so far away that I'm sure I should give the blog out to to see updates of my daughter, but then I know it would ruin my ability to be 'real' like you said! I wish you the best of luck in whatever decision you choose!

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  4. If you go private, I want the password. :)

    Also, here here on 90% of what you just said.

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  5. Yay for Claire reaching her goals!!

    I considered going private too. I regret telling all my family and real life friends about my blog sometimes. But it's also nice for them to see Kendall growig up. Catch 22!

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  6. The headstand-- so cute. Pumping just to burn calories, genius. Because that is really the best benefit of breastfeeding. Stupid lady. If you go private, can I have the password too?

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  7. This is why I keep my twitter private. to be able to vent if I need to..

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  8. Obviously I must have the password if you go private. I need my L&C fix weekly :)

    Seriously Claire gets cuter by the day. I love Fall too with the pumpkin patches and baking and crafting!

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  9. I almost went private a few months ago but didn't. It's tough because I like the support of the blogging community....but sometimes I want to write things just for me. Some days I wish I hadn't told anyone IRL about it. I guess I'm just trying to say I understand your struggle with it.

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  10. I love the wreath you made, wish I was a bit more crafty. Also your little girl is adorable!

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  11. Loyal reader, even though I don't comment often! I hope I can still follow along if you go private.

    Love love love the wreath you made! I would buy it!!!

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  12. If you went private, I would still love to follow you!

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  13. Love the wreath! I've been doing some yarn wreaths myself recently too!

    Little M didn't eat meat FOREVER...wouldn't touch it until at least 18 months I think. Now she eats ham, bologna, hot dogs, and chicken!

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  14. So happy to hear about sweet C's progress! I love her little head stand. So cute. I totally hear you on wishing people you knew in IRL didn't read your blog. One of my biggest regrets too. So good to hear what you've been up to :)

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  15. Yay for private blogging!! :)DO IT, just make sure to include me ;)

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  16. I have done the private blogging a few times. It is refreshing and neccessary sometimes!

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  18. If you go private, I hope I can still see it. Your little girl is SO cute!!!

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  19. I so seriously get what you mean about wanting more privacy... Sometimes I wish I had an anonymous blog just for brain dump lol. I can't believe how big Claire if getting! Time sure flies...

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  20. Just checking on you! Haven't seen you on twitter lately...hope y'all are going okay!

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  21. I agree with Kristin! Hope all is well with you and your sweet little family. :)

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  22. if you went private, invite me. please and thank you.

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  23. I know what you mean about going private, sometimes it can be difficult to say how you really feel when you know that "certain" people will read it. New follower :)

    http://lifeofaretrohousewife.blogspot.com

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  24. update please! I miss your blog

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  25. Hello Lovely,

    Just want to wish you an ever sparkling New Year. Love your blog btw =)

    -Mia xoxo
    http://naturezfinest.blogspot.com/
    http://mias101challenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-zero-project.html

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  26. I love seeing cute random pictures. By the way I love the header such a cute picture with such a cute saying :) I will be stopping by later fun blog

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