• Nanny

    I hate to say this, but I think our summer ‘nanny’ is really lazy. I picked her as she impressed me at the interview. She’s a 27 year-old married 2nd grade teacher. Very easy to talk to… which I always look for. I don’t want it to be awkward with someone in your house so many hours a week. And she’s not all bad, the girls do seem to have…

  • Very Slowly Decorating

    I am very, very slowly decorating the house. So many other things seem to be taking priority right now… I did order a few things… This area rug for the living room, two of these chairs for the living room in Nimes Demin, and these dishes from Denby. Hopefully those links work, if not, pictures below. Honestly, that’s all I’ve done so far. I can’t decide on sofas for the…

  • So Cold

    I’m a bit over winter. I know, I live in Iowa. I should be used to the cold. And it could be worse. I’m guessing North Dakota is much colder right now! It was -18F actual temperature this morning. I’m not sure what the windchill was, but a lot colder. I think our school was the only one for MILES and MILES that didn’t have a delay for the cold.…

  • January 25, 2016 – 45 Weeks (34 Weeks Corrected)

    How is Nora 10 months old already??  I seriously don’t know where the months have gone!  I best start thinking about her 1st birthday celebration! Nora’s a very busy little girl, never stops moving, pulls herself up on everything, tries to stand…  Which probably explains why she is gaining so, so very slowly.  Last Wednesday was her last weight check, up to 14 lbs 9 oz.  We are still fortifying…