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Ya’ll! We are moving! Not me and the fam, but me and the blog. Check out our new home. The comments are acting weird and the forwarding isn’t up to snuff yet, so I’ll be posting at both places for a little while. Bear with me as I work out the kinks.

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scenes from an ear infection


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my favorite view

Bex isn’t really a cuddler, so when he wants to sit in my lap and hang out for a while, even if he is picking at his toes, I have to stop and soak it in.


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These crazy kids love to tussle.

Most of the time wrestling matches end in all smiles.

Sometimes they end with broken glasses.

Oops! Good thing he just ordered a new pair.


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because you gotta have friends.

In 2010, I only followed three blogs* that were dedicated to project 365.  My real life friends at The Journey of A Thousand MilesThe Journey to Caleigh, and another adoption mama that I someday hope to meet at Love is Spoken Here.

I’m not sure if they are going to repeat the process again in 2011, but they better not stop posting all together!

Despite my epic FAIL last year I plan to give it a go, and I am thrilled to know that I’m not alone. In the spirit of accountability I am going to post a little list of the crazy folks below. Feel free to add yourself in the comments if you aren’t in my list. Once I know who is with me I’ll add a tab to the homepage.

Julie at And B Makes Three, who has a dude from VN and makes me want to plan a Disney trip

Diana at Mama in Pajamas, who owes me both a visit to AR and a margarita. Just sayin’.

Leigh at Leigh’s 365, who skated in under the wire with five minutes to spare on day one.

Kim at Life as a Family of Three, who has been on the adoption roller coaster too long and deserves a vacation

And You, at Your Blog. Right? Right? De-lurk people. Mama needs a list of reading material.

*I think I may have stepped on some toes. Ya’ll I’m a blog addict. My feed reader has 157 active feeds, and that is after I edited out over 100 that haven’t posted in over a year. I read WAY more than 3 blogs last year. I was just stating that only 3 were actively doing a daily post. Rest assured, if you are on the blogroll I still follow your rants. If you aren’t, by all means drop me a comment and I’ll make sure you are on the radar.


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A year ago today I made a bold proclamation. I said that I was going to do a post, with a pic, every day for the whole year. Um… does making it through 29 days of May count? No? I didn’t think so either.  That said, I like a challenge so I’m gonna give it a go again, but with a twist. The goal is to post something everyday. Given the crap that I tend to spew forth on Facebook and Twitter, I’m pretty sure that is a doable goal. Here is the twist… A little something I’m calling “52 from me to you”. Once a week I’m going to actually do a real post. It might not be terribly witty or thought provoking, but I’m committing to putting something up besides a simple two second photo upload. I am pulled too many directions to think that I can realistically come up with a coherent readable thought on a daily basis, but even I can make those brain cells fire up once a week.

So, with that said, let’s begin.

Um…. Is that kid giving me the bird or is he just pointing at the unfortunate chin situation? Either way, his parents should really teach him some manners.

Happy New Year! From me and my all my boyz.



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