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Infographic: The Straight Poop & Musings on toilet training

I’m elated! Adalyn has had two dry nights in a row! Yep, this is a post about toilet learning.

Adalyn has been on the road to being diaper free for quite some time. She’s 2.5 years old now and is mostly dry and clean during the day. She’s only had a few accidents while out and about and those were mostly our fault :/

During the day here at home she has this bad habit of holding her pee till she can’t hold it anymore… then she has accidents on the sprint to the potty once she’s realized she CAN’T hold it anymore.

Big changes are in the works for this homestead!

Over the weekend we got a TON of outside work done here on the half-acre homestead because we just put our house on the market! That’s right, we can’t put it off any longer. Our house is in less that perfect showing condition and is VERY lived in with the five of us crammed in here but we have to at least give selling a try.

Grayson Prescott is born

December 4th 2013

After a morning of laboring at home and carrying on about our day we thought it wise to head towards the hospital. Here is the rundown of how the day went…

Myself, Nathan, my girls, my doula and a lovely friend who was helping to look after the girls during labor all arrived at hospital registration at about 3:40/ 4 pm. I was found to be at 4 cm with fluids intact and debated weather or not to stay at the hospital or to head back home.

Since everyone deemed me a “wild card” in terms of birth predictability and also because I tend to quickly go from minor dilation to transition we thought it best to stay at the hospital and to get settled in a bit while things continued to progress.

A look at the wedding though another photographer’s eyes…

Bridal Potty Time

We were lucky enough to have two different wedding photographers at the wedding, each with a varied style. They both did a great job as I’m sure you’ll agree.

In my previous wedding photos post I talked a bit about how lame I feel in posed photos and how lame I end up looking. I blame my general dislike for posed photos on my short preteen modeling career.

We never do the portrait studio family photo thing (well, last year was the exception), we much prefer to take our own photos as the “in the moment” shots are usually of the most value to us in the long run… but with a growing family of young, squirmy kids, letting someone else take the photos is honestly less stress and headache.

So, to make a long story short, we were open to formal photography for the wedding because it’s one of those things you just do right? We weren’t so sure about how well the photos would turn out, considering the subjects (LOL)… but MAN were we pleasantly surprised!

Eric Cook Photography seriously blew us away with their ability to take formal, staged photos of us where we didn’t look all awkward and overly staged. Even the unstaged photos (like the bathroom one you see to the left) look super fabulous.

We had OUR Wedding!

It’s official, we had our long awaited wedding! After a five year engagement and adding two daughters to our family, we finally found the time and money to make it happen.

Now that it’s over, I can’t really detect any major difference between pre-wedding and post wedding life… but we did it and have the photos to prove it so I feel better having done it.

Less-words Wednesday: Baby Everly is 5 weeks old

I've been a slacker on the Wednesday photo posts! The last time I posted one was back when I was knocked up. It was the Less-words Wednesday: Pregnancy Home Stretch Edition. Now that I am taking over 100 photos of E a week Ive got lots of material to share. Here we go! She slept in her crib for the first time ever over the weekend. It was just a tiny nap in the crib on her tummy while N and I worked on stuff in the office but it was a milestone since she isn't to crazy about independent sleep. It turns out we picked the perfect bedding set because she is crazy about animal print for some reason. There is zebra print on her playmat that she loves to look at....

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Everly is now 5 days old: A look back on the birth experience.

The last week has been a whirlwind! Everly Charlotte was born on June 23rd 2009 at 1:16am. She weighed 8lbs 12oz and was 21 inches long, her head measured 34 1/2 cm. She was way bigger than we expected her to be but as you'll see by the photos she is darn good and healthy! She was even born with hair which makes me so happy (I was born bald), her hair is red too. Her Apgar scores were 9 at 1 min & 10 at 5 min, which is great. She was feeding like a champ right after birth too, they placed her on my chest right after she was out and she found the nipple no problem. I was even feeding her as they wheeled me through the hospital...

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Less-words Wednesday: Pregnancy Home Stretch Edition

There are only two more days until I leave you all and head off to wait on my little girls arrival. I am totally feeling ready for this and am very anxious for labor to begin. Saw the chiropractor yesterday and was all out of whack again. Even more so now that Tater's bones are grinding against mine in just about every position I am in. Felt good to be adjusted and all put back in place. Here's hoping all stays that way for the delivery. With chiropractic care labor and delivery are supposed to be quicker and easier. Yesterdays adjustment was my last before heading off to The Farm. Before I head off I've been sure to write many advance posts and get them all scheduled here to tide you over...

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Weekly Winners May 18th- 24th

Here is another Weekly Winners post, all photos were captured using my new Kodak Cd-1013 Digital Camera. This is the crappy food photo edition. Behold my first attempt at making Mac and Cheese from scratch, easy enough right? I knew something was terribly wrong when the macaroni was practically disintegrated after just a few minutes of cooking but I drained it and proceeded to make the recipe anyway. Here is how it looked when plated up: N took the first bite and didn't say anything, he just seasoned the stuff and kept eating. When I took my first bite I practically vomited in my mouth. The recipe wasn't bad and the cheesy part was good as was the asparagus that was mixed in. The problem was the wheat pasta that was no longer pasta. It...

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Critters in my back yard: Rabbits, snakes, spiders, frogs and more.

There are only about 3 weeks left until I'll be at The Farm. I am doing great and Tater seems to be planning to stay inside for a bit longer (thank goodness). I've told her she has to stay put until June 4th at least, that way she'll be full term! In the meantime we have been trying to do things to have fun and to keep busy while we are waiting for Tater to do her last bits of growth and development. Things like putting the house together the way we'll need it when Tater comes home, unpacking, organizing and even vegetable gardening have been a few of our pastimes these days (other than my excessive napping). It has sure been quite a critter filled weekend for us though! Late last...

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How does the garden grow: a photo essay of my backyard May 7th 2009

I was out feeding the critters and the sight of my blooming rose bush caught my attention. I wanted to take some time to photograph the yard of our new place and to explain each photo a bit for those of you who were interested in seeing how it is all looking. Here is the view to the left just as you enter our gated yard. There is a perennial bed filled with mums, hydrangea, creeping virginia, day lilies, peonies, oriental lilies and a few other unknown bushes. Dixie (the dog) likes to lay and dig in the bed so we have placed pots over all the empty spaces in the bed, it discourages her from getting in there. Sure it looks odd but it will be fine until we are able...

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Wordless Wednesday: WTF? Edition!!

Why must Jack vomit almost every time he eats? Especially now that we have WHITE carpets? Perhaps it is because he is apparently swallowing whole pieces of food as opposed to chewing them like every other animal in the world. Yep, those whole bits came right from his stomach! Nothing like the sound of a cat preparing to vomit waking you from your afternoon pregnancy nap and when you try to quicky move him from the carpet to a vomit safe tiled area. BAM, explosive vomit stream shoots from his mouth and splatters the white carpet. AND, there is not carpet cleaner here for me to clean the mess up with. Double WTF! Called N and told him to either pick me up so orange dye for the carpet or to bring home...

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Today marks my 30th week of pregnancy, holy cow I am HUGE!!!

Just took my 30th week pregnancy photo and good lord did I pop! If you visit my online baby shower site you can see what I was looking like during my 26th week of pregnancy while we were out visiting my midwife. In one month I've grown quite a bit and the pictures are major proof, not that I wasn't feeling it already...

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Summertown & Nashville Tennessee weekend recap, fun times!

We had a blast this weekend and even took some photos to share with you. Hopefully you enjoyed the belly shot photos I shared with you over the weekend. If you haven't seen those yet you can by following this link. For those of you who didn't already know we planned to spend my birthday weekend in Tennessee. It was our last appointment with our midwife out at The Farm until we come to stay and deliver Tater in early June. We figured it would also be kind of nice to plan a mini vacation for that weekend since it will be basically the last time we travel for leisure as just the two of us before Tater arrives. N did have a nice dinner planned for me at The Melting Pot in...

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Wordless wednesday- things we do without…

Right now it seems there are more products I love and can't find to buy these days than ever before. Since leaving Arizona we've found ourselves unable to find so many items we've become attached to. Please send groceries! We've been looking at the local pet stores like crazy for this litter. It is amazing and we love it because it is natural and super absorbent! No stinky kitty urine smell, no clay stuck to the tub, less litter box changes...

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Making choices is hard stuff sometimes!

I am normally a pretty decisive person. When I know what I want I am set on it but when I don't I am pretty open to whatever comes my way. Normally I can use logic and reason to help me make any decision easily and I would get annoyed with others for being indecisive. Well, somehow with the pregnancy hormones and the doubts I've lost my ability to decide things and it kind of stinks. Not only am I indecisive I am also the expert of getting myself to doubt my own options or ideas. Sounds like a pretty world ending sad thing huh? Do you think they make a pill for this? Seriously! No, I am kidding because really my indecisiveness is only about silly non world ending stuff like picking...

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20 week ultrasound appointment. We're having a…

[POPUP=IMG1]We got in for our appointment and got some nifty photos of our little one today. We even got a little CD with the photos in addition to the ultrasound printout. N was way excited about our appointment and he is super stoked at the news. Lets see, I weighed in at 119 today and am super stoked. That is 9 pounds gained since the last appointment and the doctor even remarked at the weight gain being good. The ultrasound showed that Tater is measuring in the 56th percentile as far as growth goes, which is just above average. All the baby's measurements came back normal and the head is even a tad small which they think is a good thing since it makes for easier delivery. My blood pressure was 108/62 which...

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