Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I don't know why, I don't really have a selective reason but, I am excited. I guess just seeing how far we have come and being able know that with Ben's schooling the end is in sight just excites me. I am so excited about what our future has in store and I so look forward to enjoying every little moment as we grow old together, learning new things, trying new things, and becoming more and more in love.

Life hasn't always been easy for us, goodness it still isn't, but knowing that we have one another has always been an encouragement. We have been so fortunate.

Yesterday Ben took me out longboarding for my first time. He encouraged me, and helped me the whole way through, never pushing me to hard and allowing me to go at my own pace. I slowly was able to balance on the board, soon I was able to push myself on the board, and after an hour I was able to balance, push off, and stop myself, all while talking, for me that is an accomplishment. Something isn't worth learning if you can't talk while doing it.

While I boarder along in the parking lot we talked. We talked about how fortunate we are in that we have a loving and committed relationship and we are still young. Many people aren't able to find love until they are much older. We reminisced about our past year in a new place, officially a year on September 12. We talked about our hopes for our future.

I just feel so blessed to have someone I am so completely compatible with, who loves me through and through. I feel so blessed that I get to grow old with this amazing man. I feel so blessed that someday we will be able to parent together and watch as a child we created together grows and learns, and we too with it.

I am excited. What are you excited for?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It is Him.

He has been my husband, my groom, for two years now. I feel like such a lucky lady. I still remember walking down the isle towards him, the man of my dreams, it was one of the happiest moments of my life.

Ben, you are fantastic. Our life together has been an amazing adventure and I have been loving it. I look forward to what life has in store for us and can't imagine going through any of it without you. You are my rock, my confidant, my all and I love you more and more each day. You are amazing. I love you.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kid Stuff: Magic Mud

I've been meaning to do this for quite sometime but, finally I have gotten around to it. I thought I'd try to make this a weekly pursuit. What is this? Well, for those who don't know I am a nanny and because of this I am often looking for easy ways to have fun with little ones that requires little effort. So, I thought I'd start featuring easy, fun, things to do with youngsters that keep them preoccupied for a LONG time. These things will consist of - but not be limited to - simple experiments, creative craft endeavors, easy outings, and fast feasts.

Lets hope I can keep this up. Enjoy!

Magic Mud
What you need:
-food coloring
-bowl or pan

1.) Put cornstarch into bowl (I typically use about a cup of cornstarch) add water (about 2/3 to 3/4 cup).

2.) Add food coloring.

3.) Stir.

This is something that can be fun for all ages, even I like it, although I would caution with children under two watch them carefully because they tend to put things in their mouth. This is non-toxic but probably doesn't taste too good.