The Past Five Days…

…And a bit of today. Warning, this has quite a few images through it. It’s obvious from my blog lately that I have been just a tad busy. This month is a little more scheduled than the past few months.


I know the calendar seems empty now, but my husbands demands are on a completely different calendar.

Last week, on Monday, my cat, which we thought was spayed when be adopted her gave birth to five beautiful kittens.

Today, at a week old, they are starting to get chunky and I’m starting to consider possibly keeping one. They’re just too adorable not to think about it.


On Thursday, after my husband got home from a very long day on the range (the field in Ft. Stewart) we went and adopted our new, and also extremely cute 5 week old rats. The tan and white is Andromeda; Kevin named her, and the black cutie is Ari.

I know you’re probably thinking ‘this couple is crazy. One adult cat, five kittens, one 4 month old, and now two rats. What are they thinking?’ I think it’s pretty clear my husband and I adore animals. Before the rats we had two ferrets. But I have to admit, we weren’t the best ferrents- ferret parents. Thankfully, I sort of grew up with pet rats. My mom would buy the feeder rats from a pet store that isn’t around anymore. We had Beth first then Buffy; keeping them both the full length of their life. Rats are amazing animals and extremely smart. Andromeda and Ari have an awesome cage, thanks to my amazing husband and my wonderful crocheting skills. I’m so happy that I have rats again. My little cuties.

Saturday, my friend Anna and I went to a children’s clothing swap so I could find some bigger clothing along with some summer stuff for Lydia. I found an amazing amount of clothing for her. Going to this swap inspired me to start hosting swaps. I haven’t exactly figure it all out yet, but I know where I could host it, and I know that I would like to have the clothing that is getting swapped dropped off at least three days before so I can try and get any stains out and make sure everything is clean. I’ll work out the details on a day I don’t have anything going on.

Today, I went through my list of daily tasks and have just one load of laundry left for me to put away. But I know I won’t have enough hangars to hang everything up, which means I have to go through all my clothes again because I have so much. I also made the dough for my tantalizing Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies but this time without the dark chocolate and substituting the egg for 1/4 cup of applesauce. Let me just say, if you make peanut butter cookies a lot, DO NOT make them with an egg. I know generally when you substitute applesauce you should use unsweetened applesauce, but I don’t eat it unless it has cinnamon in it, and it made the cookie dough amazing! At least I know because it’s made with applesauce, peanut butter, and sugar I can eat it without the chance of salmonella. Has anyone actually been diagnosed with salmonella from eating raw cookie dough? I think it’s a lie. I have yet to bake the cookies because I put the dough into the freezer (in hopes I wouldn’t want to eat anymore of the dough.) Who am I kidding? The other day I made sugar cookie dough and instead of baking cookies, over 3 days I snacked on the dough. Stay at home mom problems.

Well, I don’t want to bore you all any longer with my boring past week. I’ll hopefully have some recipes for everyone to try next week, after we grocery shop. Until then, I have kittens, rats, and an upset baby to tend to. Oh my gosh, she’s four months old tomorrow!

Talk to everyone soon!


Meet Lydia


This is my beautiful daughter Lydia just before turning one month old.  She will be helping me go on this new adventure called Motherhood. Lydia was born on April 9, 2016 at 2:31pm after about a half hour of pushing. Her birth story is a scary one, but I will say had it not been for doctor intervention she would have been one of those “special” babies born in their amniotic sac. I adore my daughter. She is my best friend and I love being able to stay at home everyday with her.

Her birth story: I woke up Saturday morning with cramps that felt like I either ate way too much that morning or I had to poop pretty badly. From seven in the morning until 1:30PM, what I came to learn were contractions, became progressively stronger and stronger. In a few of my pre-labor readings I read “if you can walk through the contractions and drink water, then it isn’t real labor.” What an absolute load of crock. My husband, Kevin and I were planning on breakfast that morning. We spent 2 hours walking in and out of breakfast places because they were full and we didn’t want to wait. Still the contractions grew stronger. Finally around 10:30AM, we decided on brunch at my workplace. I ordered steak and eggs and he got our famous deep fried French toast. I wound up in the bathroom puking because the contractions were getting pretty bad and were about 5 minutes apart. I managed to eat the steak, but the eggs just didn’t look appetizing anymore. After brunch we went home for a mid-day nap. Kevin managed to nap, I on the other hand struggled through contractions until 1:30PM. At one-thirty I woke Kevin up because there was a heavy period amount of blood. I didn’t think that was supposed to happen. When we got to the hospital I was admitted into the ER. After the DR looked he said, “there are different kinds of miscarriages,” then he ordered Morphine and an ultrasound. Thankfully, the ultrasound tech got to me before the Morphine. We found out I was in labor and ready to go. I labored all 10cm at home. After about a half hour of being allowed to push, I 100% naturally birthed my 6lb 13oz and 19.75in long baby girl Lydia Jade P.


Isn’t she just the most precious thing you’ve ever seen?! She is now an even more beautiful, cooing, trying to roll over, feet kicking, and heart-melting 3 month old. She wears size 2 diapers, though I’m sure if I wanted to now I could put her in size 3. She’s growing so fast I don’t see her fitting in 3-6 month clothing much longer. I am so not looking forward to buying 6-9 month already. Lydia loves only one of her teething toys, a wand, and this obnoxious ladybug toy that plays the tunes of nursery rhymes. We certainly need to buy her more learning toys, but until we get around to doing that she watches about 20-30 minutes of the Baby Signing Time sign language videos on YouTube.


We hope you all tune in for our next Day in the Life post; thanks for reading!