A Lengthy, Detailed Update on Mia

Mia and Daddy

Since so many people have asked and the details are so vast, I thought I'd write out a full-length update on Mia's health in chronological order. This is long, but it's thorough and pretty interesting if you're interested in that sort of thing... The Beginning: The Flu and Ventilator Mia got Type A Flu around February 16th. She was admitted to ICU on February 19th and she was incubated/put on a ventilator to assist with her breathing after not responding well to the by-pap machine on Continue Reading

How I Accidentally Nicknamed Baby Pita

Ali and Pita!

If we're friends on Instagram or Facebook, then you may have noticed some unusual activity on my accounts lately. I've been posting photos of myself with... well, there's no real easy way to say this... I've been posting photos of myself with a frickin' baby. Let's go ahead and get this out of the way now: It's not mine. (And in case my Dad miraculously discovered this blog, no dude I still don't want kids. My uterus didn't even so much as twitch while holding this thing and it Continue Reading

I Love My Daddy

Yup. I'm 31 years old and I still call him Daddy. My Daddy is my best friend and my greatest political foe. He taught me how to ride a bike and I don't know how he didn't lose his mind when I screamed for *hours* after skinning both hands and knees in his apartment parking lot. He taught me how to swim - with swimmies and without, in the ocean and the pool. When I was little, he would let me float on his arms in the pool and doze off as he would repeatedly say "Princess of Power... floating Continue Reading

Our First Holiday Card!

Okay I have til this week to finish this whole 'blogging every day' thing. So the next few posts are gunna be sparse, but hey I'm dedicated. Last night I brushed my hair, Vince shaved, we grabbed the cats, and took a family photo in front of our Christmas tree! The goal? A cute photo for the back of our holiday card - our very first one! That, however, was the LAST photo we took. Literally. Here's what it took to get us there... All in all, a pretty normal family photo Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving I'll spend the day at my Uncle's house with Vince, Daddy, Mia, Cody, Cindy, Joe, and Garrett. I'll bring my sweet potato something and crock pot collard greens, Dan will make a cheesey squash casserole he tried for the first time last year, my Dad and Mia will bring pies from Publix, Cody will bring wine, and Bob will oversee everything else. We'll start drinking and laughing around 3pm, eat dinner around 5pm, and end up on the back porch with after dinner martini's until Continue Reading

Family of Four

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! That mean's it's time to get a tree, and when it's time to get it a tree, it's time to get our 2012 Tree Ornament for our little family of four! Vince and I met in December 2004 but didn't really start celebrating a joint Christmas until 2006. Our ornament tradition actually started with Vince's mom. She got us a custom ornament with two kitties peaking out of a stocking. The next year we got a set of pea's in the pod. That was our first year living together and our Continue Reading