Pittsburgh PA

Husky and toddler laying on couch together

Thoughts From The Past Few Days

– I went to the store to restock Jimmy’s melatonin gummies after the incident the other day and when I got home Jimmy looked at me and was like “Not to be rude, but did you wear that out?” LOL. I was wearing jogger sweatpants and an embroidered flowy white shirt. My only response was that I wore a jacket over the shirt 🤷🏼‍♀️

-I got Sadie this puzzle and we’ve both been having so much fun with it. I’ve really been enjoying playing matching games with Sadie. She smiles so big every time she finds a match and it’s the cutest. Fellow parents: are there any games for toddlers I should know about?! Tell me your favorites!

Heads and tails self correcting puzzleToddler playing with self-correcting matching puzzle game

-See that box in the upper left hand corner of the above picture? A big Amazon box showed up at our door and Jimmy was super excited. I had no clue what it was. He bought a gigantic Nerf gun 😂 He’s been having a lot of fun with that as he gets ready for a Nerf battle at our church this weekend, lol. 

-We’re supposed to get a few inches of snow today and I can’t wait!

Husky and toddler laying on couch together

-Just a photo of the partners in crime ^ I’m not sure which of them will enjoy the upcoming snow more?!

-I’ve been reading the account of Jesus’ birth in Luke 1 and verse 38 really stuck out to me this morning. I want to have the same attitude as Mary.

-Sadie let my mom put her hair in a pony! 

Grandma and toddler smiling together for a selfie

-Our church youth group is putting together fruit and cookie trays for some members of our church tonight and I signed up to bake cookies for the trays. I can’t decide which cookies to make! I’m thinking I’ll bake gingersnaps but I’m not 100% sure. Any ideas?!


See that face? That’s the face of a girl with no more cast and a new dress form the thrift store. A sleeveless dress that I actually got to wear in November because it was close to 80 degrees today!

Loft dress

Cue the happy dance! I went to my follow-up appointment with an orthopedic doctor for my hand and he said he thinks my bone is just severely bruised.

He said I could have my hand in a splint or just have it bare as long as I take it easy. So, I’m a castaway! That thing went straight in the garbage 😉 I’m definitely still in some pain, but so excited to be free!

Sadie says hello!

Toddler in skirtall

She was enjoying being barefoot when I took this picture. The poor girl has been having a tough week so far. She has been fussy and clingy I can’t figure out if she’s getting her two-year molars, has an ear infection, or is just feeling off. Poor gal. 

Is anyone else getting super excited for Thanksgiving? Now that we’re in the double digits of November I’m in Thanksgiving mode! We’re going to have a family Thanksgiving night with just Jimmy, Sadie, and I the week before the actual holiday and I can’t wait. 

Are there any recipes that you make for Thanksgiving or fall in general? I’d love to hear about them! 

Here are a few of my favorites: