Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Deep thoughts

While on the way to pick up Mr. Rochester from school yesterday, I was listening to NPR. There was some discussion going on about all the hype surrounding the Republican National Convention and who would be speaking there etc., etc. And of course, Mitt Romney's name was being repeated over and over again. Trotwood became curious about what was on the radio and here is the short conversation we had:

Trotwood: "Mommy, whas is a Romney mean?" (Whas = What is {he runs these two together sometimes when he's asking a question}Translation: What does Romney mean?)

Mommy: "Well, Romney is the name of someone who is running for the president of our country. Romney is his name."

Trotwood: "Ronnie? Like Ron Ron" (he has a friend named Ron and his parents sometimes call him Ron Ron)

Mommy: "No, ROM-ney."

Trotwood: "Rommee?"

Mommy: "Yes, that's better! Good job!

Trotwood: "Rommee." *pauses and thinks for a minute* "He is not my friend."

Oh, the deep thoughts of our little three-year old...

Monday, August 27, 2012


I just loved how this one turned out. A good friend gave us her old toy box and Trotwood has had the best time crawling in and out of it. Click for credits.

Friday, August 24, 2012


We drove three hours south yesterday to do some genetic testing. They took four tubes of blood from each of us. Nobody fainted. I'd say that's a good sign. We should have the results in three weeks. I'm hoping we can find out something from these tests - there's no guarantee we'll find any answers to our situation, but I am praying for them. In the meantime, the "paperwork" continues for and we would be on the "hoping to adopt" side.

Monday, August 20, 2012


My "Planes, trains, and automobiles" layout was featured again on the Club CK blog in their weekly scrapbooking inspiration section.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wagon Rider

Trotwood's grandma and papa got him a Red Radio Flyer wagon for Christmas last year and I love the photos we took when he went for his first spin in the wagon.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mile High Misery

Mr. Rochester and I had the chance to go to Denver in May. I had a work conference there and we made a mini-vacation out of it. While we were there, we got some tickets to a game between the Nuggets and the Lakers. It was exciting to go but the Lakers didn't quite put out the show we were hoping for. I think the one night we went is the night they lost! It was still fun to go though!

Monday, August 13, 2012

You are my happy

I did this layout over the weekend for the 4play feature at Design House Digital. These are photos from Trotwood's third birthday. I loved the bright and cheery colors in these kits.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A lotta this

We've been seeing a lot of this lately at our house.

Besides Sheriff Woody, the faces of Buzz, Transformers, and Spiderman make frequent appearances on this cute little bum. Trotwood is working on potty training and he's doing a great job (most of the time). He knows what he's supposed to do but sometimes, he just doesn't want to stop what he's doing to make a trip to the bathroom. I'm sure he's thinking, "What? I have to stop playing to go to the bathroom!?" So, that's where our accidents happen. I will say, it is so strange getting used to him not having a diaper on! Without the swish-swish diaper noise, Trotwood can just sneak up on us unawares! Just more evidence of how much my little boy is growing up!

Monday, August 6, 2012

In Print

Page 32. Check me out...or rather, check out Trotwood in all his cuteness, because let's face it, he's one super cute little boy.
I think there will always be a special place in my heart for the September/October issue of Creating Keepsakes! Still can't believe my layout is in the magazine! If it's silly to get so excited over something like this, then I guess I'm just the queen of silliness right now.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I know...

I know it's a sin...but I'm coveting these shoes
And I think I'm due for a new pair of brown shoes to wear to work. The last ones I bought were in...2004. Yes, I've worn them for about eight years (they're winter shoes) and yes, they are a bit out of style now but let me tell you, those Danskos will last you a long time. And are every bit worth the price, especially if you wear them for eight years. Yes, I think I need these...but maybe I'll wait to see if they go on a sale a bit.

And... I heart these too.

They remind me of something that would be worn back in the late 18th century.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I loved this picture of Trotwood so much, I scrapped it right away for the recent 1 Kit, 4 Ways feature at DHD and I used the Mother Nature kits by Sara Schmutz and Erica Coombs.Love this boy.