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Mostly random things to talk about today.

  • We have our first parent-teacher conference today at Walker's school. Evidently, my little angel is a bit of an impulsive, aggressive, all-boy, all-the-time kindergartner. We've been working on it and he is getting better. That which is praised on the ball field, isn't quite what they expect in class, so he's having to find that balance.
  • Which makes me feel like an awful parent because my child isn't the perfect little one in class. Like I'm doing something wrong, then I realize maybe it's not wrong, he's just learning and growing. Parenting is hard. And I have a feeling it gets harder. But it's worth it for my little snuggle bunny.
  • Speaking of snuggle bunnies, we bought Walker a kids Snuggie back from Charleston and Mike didn't think he would like it. Walker has been inseparable from that thing since he opened it. He even put it back on over his clothes after he got dressed this morning and wore it until we left for school.
  • I'm ordering the Isagenix stuff today and hoping to start it next week. My sis has been on it for about a month now and has lost 16 lbs. I want to lose about 40 at least over the next year and be ready for summer 2011. I'm tired of hating myself in pictures and not enjoying shopping for clothes because I don't like the way they look on me.
  • I've stalled on making progress on my room. I need to get back in the groove and finish the painting so I can install the floors that are just sitting in the hallway. I did find two great throw pillows in Charleston last weekend for the room. A good throw pillow is soooo hard to find. 
  • This year, we are going to stay at our house and trick-or-treat instead of going to another neighborhood like we usually do. I'm going to transform our front porch into a spooky stop for trick-or-treaters so I have an excuse to decorate like crazy for Halloween. I think I've bought four Halloween decoration and idea magazines already. Somebody stop me.
  • I think we've decided to talk the train to New York the week before Christmas instead of flying. Walker is adamant about not flying for some reason, and Mike doesn't like to fly either, so I guess we'll be on the train for 10 hours. It will certainly be an experience. But it is cheaper than flying and we get to go up a day earlier, so I think it will all work out.
  • I love fall. Yes, everyone says that, but it's the scents of fall I love the most. I love the smell of leaves burning, wet grass in the evenings from the dew, the fair, fireplaces. I found a great Yankee Candle last year that I'm buying again this year when I find one. It's called Farmer's Market.
  • I want to take a trip to the mountains. I haven't been in a couple of years and Walker has never been. We are typically beach people, but in the fall, I love going to the mountains. 
  • I'm patiently waiting for my blog makeover. I've been on a waiting list for several months now and can't wait to get my new look out there! I'm also going to revamp my Etsy store and add some new items very soon, in my spare time.
  • I have no plans at all this weekend and I'm so happy about it, I can't stand it. Maybe I can finally make some progress on that room and do some fall cleaning. And of course, start decorating for Halloween!!!!


  1. We went through the same thing with Judson (the famous J3) and the one thing I discovered when he was little was that he wasn't the only wild boy in the room. I used to feel soooo bad that my kid was making life miserable for his teachers and all the other kids in the class. Well, all it took was one visit to the classroom during a party and I could see right there that he was about the least of their problems. No offense against teachers because some of my best friends and favorite relatives are teachers...but frankly, school is not really geared to how most boys are wired. Fact of life. You just have to learn not to freak out unless it's something serious, because believe me, it's always going to be something.

  2. This is my first time commenting on your blog and I must tell you that I have used Isagenix off and on for 2 years now and absolutely LOVE it! It's the best program ever, mostly because you're energy level will be higher than usual even though you're eating less than usual. I lost 20 lbs in 2 months for my wedding this past spring. It was so easy too! Good luck!!

  3. I have no advice/opinions on kindergarten. But know I'm thinking of you. He's a great kid and y'all are great parents!

    Can't wait to hear how everything goes with the weight loss. I think you look beautiful. But I know very well that we're always willing to try something to look a little better.


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