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Christmas traditions: our Advent calendar

Dec 2, 2011 One of my favorite traditions with Em has been our Advent Calendar. I made it when she was just one and we’ve been using it for the last couple of years. December is here and so we begin another year… ~100 words

What to do with a picky eater?

Dec 1, 2011 I know a lot of us have really picky eaters. This is the one area of parenting that I have finally given up on. I go with the “she’ll eat when she’s hungry” route. Honestly? This kills me and drives… ~200 words

Letting go…

Oct 6, 2011 I have one of those memories where I can tell you what I was wearing on the third day of sixth grade. I was once told that I “can remember everything about absolutely nothing,” I took that as a compliment.… ~800 words

Big sister

7 weeks of hibernation… or just pregnant!

Oct 3, 2011 August 16th. That was the date of my last post. It’s been almost seven weeks since I’ve written anything here. We’ve had so much going on, and I actually have a ton of unfinished posts just waiting to be finished.… ~500 words

10 tips to starting your own blog

Jul 31, 2011 First, I’ll acknowledge I’m not a blogging expert. I do however have three different blogs that I write for and maintain. They’re each very different, and I have a love/hate relationship with each one. Mostly love. Starting a blog is… ~1,000 words

Our first dental visit, not my finest hour

Jul 22, 2011 As a parent, I want nothing but the best for my child. I make sure my child is happy and healthy. One of her favorite things to do in the morning is brush her teeth. She would brush her teeth… ~200 words

Tea, anyone?

Jul 20, 2011 Yesterday morning our house was very quiet, too quiet. Little did I know there was a tea party going on. She is a great hostess. Everyone got their tea. All is right in her world.… ~35 words

Easter egg hunt at the San Francisco Zoo

Apr 17, 2011 This weekend, we took Emma to the San Francisco Zoo for their annual Easter party and egg hunt. If you can’t tell from the photos below, she had lots of fun, particularly hopping like a rabbit in any of the… ~100 words

Sunny days are here again, exploring the Bay Area

Feb 6, 2011 I wish I could tell you how awesome the weather was this weekend. We didn’t even have weather like this the entire summer last year. The temperature in the Bay Area was in the high 70s to mid 80s all… ~300 words

Goodbye 2010, hello 2011!

Jan 30, 2011 January – Nana and Papa Bowman visited from Florida. Unfortunatly, Emma got Roseola so we spent a lot of time indoors. We still managed to take Nana and Papa to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, one of Emma’s favorite places.… ~900 words

A friend in need: Luke’s journey

Dec 1, 2010 I met my friend Brandi Johnston in those first few hours of my freshman year at college. She listened to me talk non-stop about a “Doug Bowman” for a solid two years, then occasional mentions of him for the last… ~500 words

Happy Father’s Day… and birthday to Doug

Jun 21, 2010 This year, Doug’s birthday and Father’s Day were on the same day. Since they are so close together I’m sure it’s bound to happen again. We had a great weekend. We actually celebrated his birthday on Saturday so he didn’t… ~59 words

19 months old

Mar 11, 2010 And already so full of emotion! Is this a sign that we’re starting the Terrible Twos a little early? After Mom finally got pigtails in her hair for the first time, she wasn’t too happy about it. But seriously, we’ve… ~200 words

A year and a half old already

Feb 11, 2010 Our little girl is 18 months old today. Can you believe that? It’s been a while since we’ve updated this site. Seems like it’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with everything. Just when we felt like we… ~600 words

Emma 14 months old

Oct 12, 2009 Yep, we’re skipping month 13. It’s unlucky anyway right? Our girl is now 14 months old. I can’t even begin to tell you all the changes that took place over the last two months. But I’ll try to… ~600 words

One year ago today, I became your mom

Aug 11, 2009 Dear Emma, Your dad and I went to bed last night just as we did one year ago. What we didn’t know then was it was the last night we would be going to bed as a couple. The next… ~200 words

Emma: 11 months old

Jul 13, 2009 Month 11 was so jammed packed I don’t even know where to begin! This month has been so much fun. We celebrated a one year birthday party with all of Emma’s “Day One” friends. Emma is walking every chance she… ~700 words

Emma: 10 months old and all the photos

Jun 26, 2009 We haven’t had time to do anything let alone get pictures up. I wanted to put up a few more 10 month pictures that are too cute! We took these in the back yard on her 10 month birthday. Big… ~45 words

Emma at 10 months

Jun 11, 2009 Wow. 10 months down. It won’t be long until Emma is a year old. The past month has gone by fast. We’ve gotten a little behind in posting photos to Flickr, and the last 9-month post was written way too… ~500 words

Emma turns 9 months old

May 15, 2009 Emma turned 9 months old this week. We had a lot of activity this month. We had our first visit to the ER, took a trip to the zoo, Grandma Thelma came to visit, and we celebrated my first Mother’s… ~500 words