Friday, September 28, 2012

Testing update

So, we finally got back the results from all the genetic testing we had done in August and basically, our situation is still a mystery. Our DNA is normal and we don't have any recessive gene conditions that contribute to this. Mr. Rochester and I weren't really surprised with this outcome - we almost expected not to learn anything but it was good to do the testing to rule out other things. I mean, what else could we do, other than genetic testing, to try and figure this out? Now, our geneticist (I'm getting really good at spelling that word) is working with colleagues and looking into what research is being done elsewhere. Mr. Rochester and I are doing okay. Really. I feel okay about it. Today. I'd still like to find some answers but right now, I feel okay.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Love Trotwood's current obsession with superheroes. It is SO much fun! Be prepared for more superhero layouts to come!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Okay, so Monday I submitted another layout to Creating Keepsakes for publication and I just found out they're going to publish it in their March/April issue! I can't stop smiling. I loved the layout and although I can't post it online anywhere until after it's published, I will tell you that some Trotwood-as-Thor pictures, like the ones featured below, make appearances in the layout. I absolutely loved making the layout because it just describes the essence of our little boy's current obsession with superheroes. My weekend has been made and it's just barely started!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lunch today

Today, I met my boys for lunch. The institute on campus hosts a lunch most Wednesdays and just asks for a small donation to eat. I've never been before. I picked up Trotwood from pre-school and we went to the institute building for lunch. Mr. Rochester was supposed to meet us and a new friend for lunch but he was late arriving, so Trotwood and I sat down to eat next to some friends from church and across from some people we'd just met. I was chatting with someone and didn't realize Trotwood had started his own conversation with a girl across from us until I heard her laugh and say, "Aw, that's SO sweet!" Curious, I looked down at Trotwood next to me and he was smiling. Here is what happened:

Mom: "What did you say, sweetheart?"
Trotwood (whispers and grins): "My mommy makes me happy."
Mom (smiling): "You make me happy too."
My heart melted. I wish I could save that moment forever.

Monday, September 17, 2012

All of us

We took these pictures the day Trotwood got his first haircut. Love them. I still can't believe how soft and curly his baby hair was. I did this layout for today's 4 Play feature at DHD.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Me thinks

Me thinks, this Asgardian needs a larger hammer. Have at thee!

He's been obsessed with the Avengers lately. It's so fun.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Oh so happy

I couldn't resist using this photo in a layout. Saturday, I participated in the monthly speed scrap event at Design House Digital and this is what I came up with. We are so proud of Trotwood and his potty training accomplishments (although we still have an occasional accident here and there). Click for credits.

Friday, September 7, 2012


School is really cutting into my scrapbook time! These photos are from FIVE years ago when Mr. Rochester and I went to a Ute game...we were so young and carefree! Click for credits.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meeting family

I'm determined to do more work on Trotwood's 0-1 year album because...I need to get it printed out. It's been my goal for the last two years. It's time to focus! I did this layout for the 1 Kit Many Ways blog post at DHD. Click for credits.