Monday, September 28, 2009


Alas, I fear that I have alienated all of my readers by my lack of posting. I have just been so busy. I bought a movie a week ago and haven't even opened it to view it. I sits above the TV waiting for me to have an hour of free time. I think it might sit for a while.

And here I sit, late at night, knowing that I will suffer because I am not sleeping. But, I figure you should all know that I am still alive and being taken over by Box Elder bugs here at my house.

This is a sweet pic from my husband's phone. We were able to take the kids out for a little walk. My youngest was able to sit in the stroller instead of riding in the sling and her brother couldn't be happier. She is now 8 months old. I just don't believe it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Hello everyone-

I promise I have not fallen off the earth. I have just been busy, very busy (and my computer caught a virus). I have not spoken much of my new vocational endeavors as I have waited for them to get off the ground. But, they are officially off and running. And I am busy.

Last year, I went part-time at work to be home with my kids more. I had so many developmentally appropriate ideas for projects and learning and things to do with them. As, I thought about a fun little learning schedule for my boy and eventually the baby, as she grew. I realized I could include other children and expand social interaction and learning for my kids by doing so. Thus, Building Blocks - early childhood education was born. I knew exactly how I would organize the time and how I could make it a GREAT preschool. So, I planned and advertised and started it up this fall. We have a small group right now, which is great! And we are having so much fun.

Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC
However, this spring I was informed that a lot of administrative funding was cut at work. Things got crazy and we were all very confused as to how the division was going to handle the cuts. In May it was announced that most everyone in my position at work was being layed-off. They had decided to privatize my position. After talking and coordinating with others at work a group of us decided that we would become private support coordinators together. After much work and time, I am happy to announce that I am now a private support coordinator and we have named our company Aspen Grove Advocacy, LLC.

So, as you can see, I have been very busy. But, it is a very good busy. I am spending more time with my children and I am a double business owner. I didn't start out with this in mind, but it has been a fun ride and I assume it will continue to be so.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


It has been cooling down here in our neck of the woods. I keep wondering if summer is drawing to an end. I wasn't ready for it. I have had to dig through boxes to find long pants for my baby complaining all the while that I don't want to break out the fall attire yet. My son keeps asking to go and swim, but it is cool and the change of weather has given both of the little ones stuffy noses so I have held off. Maybe we will get just one more really warm day and we can break out the pool one last time.

Here's to hoping!