Five on Friday: Long Overdue

What have we been up to? Let me fill you in a bit...


We moved out of our house on April 12 and have been living in a furnished apartment on the same street that we will be living on when the renovations are done! We have the luxury of not having to have our stuff out of the house until May 10, so I have been able to go through everything and sort, clean, donate, store everything properly. Everyone should have a month to move out of their house. It's so refreshing to know things are going where they belong! Needless to say, we will be having a HUGE yard sale very soon!

Our 650 sq ft apartment until the fall!


My best friend came into town for a few days, and I FINALLY got to meet baby Brooklyn! I LOVE HER. She's the BEST baby ever and so sweet!!


We had a fantastic Easter - low key, delicious food and family. A perfect combination!

Full recap soon? Maybe...


I've won two giveaways recently! I won $25 to Pink Blush Maternity from Mateya, and NO, I am not pregnant, but I do hope to be again one day! ;) They're stuff is adorable...I can't wait to start shopping!

I also won a giveaway from Becky for some Roden & Fields products. Now, if you know me, you know I am an Arbonne girl, but that doesn't mean I don't try other products! Needless to say, I was so excited to try this line that everyone is raving about! They did not disappoint...I have already pampered myself with one facial (micro-dermabrasion paste, night renewing serum and lip renewing serum - my favorite) and can't wait to try the sunless tan foam!


It's finally spring in Maine. That means playgrounds, outdoor running (to train for my 5k on Mother's Day) and less computer/tv time!

What have you been up to? I have been keeping up (barely) and love seeing you all on Instagram!!

5 on Friday: Updates, Moving and Autism Awareness

I have not seen Frozen. They were playing the soundtrack at Tumble Tikes on Sunday, and I had never heard a single song. I have "heard" of Let It Go, but that's it. I would blame it on being a "boy" mom, but, in reality, it's because Cameron won't watch any movie except Toy Story. No lie.

I am still doing #365daysofcameron, but I have not been posting them on here, too. #aintnobodygottimeforthat! Is anyone else still on board? I know I see a few here and there...

I just started taking Bee Pollen...anyone else try this? It's supposed to help with my allergies and give me a natural boost in the morning! I am willing to try ANYTHING!

We are MOVING next weekend...we are currently renting from the lady who bought our house, and she has decided that she's ready to move in. We will live in a 650 sq ft apartment for about six months...BUT, it's across the street from a phat playground and right on a walking path, so we will be all set! I honestly can't wait. And, I love purging when we move/pack, so this is like heaven for me!!

It's Autism Awareness Month! As a Special Education Teacher, this is such a special month for us to celebrate and bring awareness to Autism. It's such a mystery, but produces some of the most amazing people. I just got my annual Autism bracelet from Stella & Dot and can't wait to get it in the mail next week!

We have some fun plans this weekend...a few birthday celebrations (including my dad's), some play dates and lots of packing! 

Happy Friday!

Cameron: 21 Months

These monthly updates are getting harder and harder because the time is going by so quickly! So much is still changing each month, though, so I will continue to write them. :)


You call me "Mom." Not Momma or Mommy, but Mom. Seriously? Do you need to borrow the keys to the car, too? Geez...I was hoping to be Momma for just a little longer!

You are talking so much...sometimes, you try to put a full sentence together and it just comes out as rambling, but we love it. It creates some good laughs for us!

You still loooove Toy Story, Buzz and Woody...they keep your attention for as long as we need (including hours when we are sick). We've tried a few other movies, but to no avail. Toy Story has your heart attention.

You have had some really hard moments and some really super sweet moments - sometimes you just tag along with no questions: put on your jacket and hat, get in the car seat and smile. Other times, it's a full-on wrestling match to do any of the above. I cannot wait for warmer temps so we don't have to GO somewhere for entertainment!

You love to say BYE to people and THANK YOU when they do's adorable. You also say PLEASE when we ask if you want something. I am loving your manners, little man!

You love cheeseburgers. Your dinner list has now grown to: mac & cheese, hot dogs, turkey dogs, meatballs, pasta and cheeseburgers.

You are sleeping so well. You go down around 7:15 and sleep until about 6:15. The time change was WONDERFUL for us because you are still waking up at the same time (You were waking up at 5:15), but you go down an hour earlier! We are loving it. You are still doing one nap from about 12:30 - 2:00 or so...if you are in the car, you usually sleep longer.

We traveled to Burlington, VT, for a family weekend away and it was awesome. You were awesome. You adjusted well, slept well and ate well. I love our family.

You are obsessed with "blankies." You call towels blankies and have to take your own (real blankie) to and from bed with you each night and morning...we have two identical blankets (one brown and one blue) and you choose which color you want each night. I think you would take them both, if we let you, but Momma needs some warmth, too!!

You are wearing 18 - 24 month pants, 18-24/2T shirts and 2T pajamas. Your shoes are size 7 and your diapers are a size 5. You still don't have any molars; I'm really ok with you never getting them!! :)

We are moving into temporary, furnished housing next week, which has made us pack very lightly. I have about ten books and ten toys packed for really don't play with a lot anymore, so I think you will be fine. You prefer empty water bottles, cotton balls and socks over any of your toys. We will also be living across from a playground and on a walking path, so being indoors will be very limited!

You are my best friend. My little buddy. Your daddy and I still cannot get over the fact that God gave you to us. You are beautiful. You are sooooo sweet. You love to give kisses and hugs. You are amazing. Still.

patient, but not impressed, with the hair cut

Best Buddies

Toy Story obsession continues....

Total Ham...see below

I love you, Cam. Thank you for making our lives happier, better and more full of love than we could have ever imagined!