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Christmas Season! 0

Christmas Season!

We set up our Christmas tree yesterday.  Rosie was bouncing off the walls with excitement.  Ada was in awe. So far Ada hasn’t tried to harm the tree.  We put the non-breakable ornaments towards the bottom just in case.  My real concern is that she’ll try to use a tree branch to pull to a stand and the whole tree will fall over.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen!  It’s a small tree, so I’m sure the only real damage would be...

Placenta. 0

Placenta.

That’s a print of Ada’s placenta.  It was shaped like a heart. Maybe it seems gross to some, but to me it’s special.  The placenta is what nourishes the baby, helps the baby to grow big and strong, and what filters out harmful things.  The placenta is what secures the baby’s life inside of the womb. After Baby J died because the placenta detached from my uterus, Ada’s healthy placenta was even more meaningful. When the placenta detaches from the uterine...

Epic Nom and Flying Pekins. 0

Epic Nom and Flying Pekins.

I made some kind of unholy goodness for supper tonight. Pork chops covered in cream sauce with veggies. Even Tyler ate it, which is saying something.  I didn’t use a recipe, I just mixed together some stuff we had.  I took about two tablespoons of butter, plus a tiny bit extra, and melted it in my cast iron pot until it was bubbling.  Then I threw in chopped carrots, celery, and onion.  (You could also add garlic, but Tyler doesn’t like it.)  I simmered the vegetables until...

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens. 0

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens.

I get questions from people all the time about keeping chickens in my back yard. My favorite statement comes from my in-laws. “Our eggs come from Kroger’s. Why would we want to waste time and money by growing a garden and taking care of chickens when we could get eggs for $1 a dozen from the grocery?” The answer to that question can be long and in depth, but for simplicities sake I’ll just say I enjoy gardening and tending to...

Welcoming Baby Ada. 0

Welcoming Baby Ada.

The first part to this, along with her birth video, is in the previous entry. For those who asked, Ada is pronounced like the letter A at the beginning. A-duh. Or Aid-ah, if you’d rather… Everything is going so smoothly this time, in comparison to the horrible time I had after Rosie’s birth. Baby Ada knows how to nurse so well! She latched on shortly after birth and didn’t stop nursing voluntarily for almost the entire first 24 hours. My milk...

Frosty Treasures. 0

Frosty Treasures.

The weather man says it will snow tonight. So far, it’s raining. Nasty, cold, drizzling rain. Rosie is beside herself with excitement over snow coming. She desperately wants to make a snow angel and a snowman. I hope it actually does snow overnight, enough to for her to make a snowman for the first time! It seems like snow here is hit or miss. We either get a lot of snow or none at all. Rosie is also extremely excited about...

Bread. 0

Bread.

One of Rosie’s favorite frequent activities is to bake bread with me. Lately we’ve been making the bread from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day cookbook. It’s so simple and delicious! It’s so easy, actually, that I am thinking of just getting rid of my bread machine. Absolutely all you have to do to make bread that looks exactly like what is on the cover of the book is to mix yeast, salt, and hot water for a second,...