I am Catholic and I am Pro Gay Marriage

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I have sat on this post for months, too terrified to actually publish it. But when my 17 year old cousin committed suicide a few weeks ago, possibly in part because he was struggling with being gay, it was the last straw. This post was originally about me being pro-gay marriage, but  I will not… [read more]



Last year during fig season I made this pie. It was AMAZING. Best pie I have ever made. And its because of the figs. Picked at the peak of flavor, from a local farmer, Turkey Hill Farm.  They are a part of the Red Hill Farm Alliance, if you are on Facebook you should check… [read more]

This Moment: Happy Family!


My family and I just got back from an amazing trip to California.  My husband drove out by him self and stayed with friends and went to several national parks.  Penelope and I flew out to meet him and we all stayed with friends in Ventura, California.  We planned on just going to the beach… [read more]

This Moment: Getting on a Plane!


So if you are on our Facebook page, you know all about the awesomeness of Penelope starting a low grade fever right before bedtime last night. The night before we leave for a very needed two week vacation that involves her first time on a plane and flying across the country. Ah, the joys of… [read more]

This Moment: Return to Fertility


Did you see my article in the Summer Edition of Rhythm of the Home?  I love being a part of this publication. I am as proud of the pictures, as I am of the article! I still have a long way to go, in regards to my photography skills, but to those of you who… [read more]

This Moment: Bottle AND Boob


This pictures speaks very clearly to what my breastfeeding relationship with Penelope has been like. The bottle is in focus and me and Penelope are in the background, slightly out of focus. I love how you can see me doing hand compressions. If I want to her to get milk, this is what I have… [read more]

This Moment: Coming Up Roses!


My knock out roses have been hard at work this month.  They just recently finished their beautiful show.  But I love my back yard, when one plant is finished is onto the next one.  Their is always something beuatiful going off.  My Conferdate Jasimne is at its peak right now. So on this Earth Day,… [read more]

This Moment: Belly Flab


Oh, man, this is kind of painful.  Hopefully it will hold me accountable and help inspire me to eat less sugar. Basically, this is what eating cookies every day looks like.  I eat very healthy and make sure to meet my nutritional needs, but I have a serious sweet tooth. I have no words for… [read more]

This Moment: Spring Break


When we went on our little family vacation during spring break we drove to Disney and then onto Miami to visit friends and family. Along the way down and up we stopped at a little surf spot about 30 minutes south of St. Augustine so Papa could surf. These pictures melt my heart.  Her little… [read more]

This Moment: Spring Has Sprung


These are pictures of one of our plum trees in our edible back yard, taken yesterday.   Now if I could only get our lazy Japanese Magnolias to bloom, I’d really be happy! Happy Spring!  Well, if you are in North Florida, like me, where Spring comes in Febuary. 

This Moment: Love My Learning Tower


The Learning Tower we got for Valentine’s Day is as awesome as I had hoped and dreamed. No more Penelope standing on a chair with the possibility of her cracking her head open at any moment. She LOVES to stir and help. I put about a cup of dried lentils in a bowl and she… [read more]

This Moment: Good Mornin!


Took this picture last week after eating her breakfast of egg and blueberries. She woke with her hair all crazy and it stayed like that all day!

This Moment 1.27.11: Babydoll Fun


She is all about her stuffed dolls this week! She wants to carry them around in her sling, and she lines them up and brings each one to me for some “na-na milk”. Then she puts them each in yoga poses, first Warrior, then Down Dog and lastly Kicky Kobra. Oh, how I love this… [read more]

This Moment 1.14.11: Bye-Bye Baby Shoes


Saying bye-bye to some too-small baby shoes. Is anyone else deeply attached to their child’s shoes/clothing? I don’t think I will ever be able to part with a single shoe or outfit. I will have to get a storage unit for all her clothes. I want to keep them all. Forever. Is that weird?

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