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My blog was started to help me come to terms with turning 50, to find myself as I become an empty nester, and to help me with my weight loss journey. (Update Here)
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Birthday and A New Baby!!

Happy Brithday to my oldest, my beautiful daughter, Blayne!  I can not believe that she is 28 years old today!  I have been blessed since the day she was born.  She was my little white haired wild child, not afraid of anything, and always taking care of her younger brother Connor.  She still is my strong, sweet, compassionate girl, my animal obsessed dog lover, she still "mothers" both of her brothers, isn't afraid to speak her mind, and she is my best friend.  I am so proud of the young woman she has turned out to be!!

 Just a few pictures down memory lane :)

Blayne, 2 years old

3rd Birthday
Ariel the Mermaid Theme :) 
She wanted to be Ariel in the worst way!!

4 years old.
Taking care of Connor :) 

And now, my amazingly beautiful 28 year old :) 

Oh boy does the time go by fast!  It just seems like yesterday we were bringing her home.  New parents.....I just turned 22 and Greg 23.  So young when I look back on it now :)  Sigh!!  


So, now that all my babies are grown, and my little Mia has left me, I decided it was time to get a puppy.  After scanning the papers and internet, setting up meet and greets that never panned out,....searching for just the right little Chihuahua girl, We finally brought her home on Monday..........

Meet our little Ava, or Princess Ava when she's in the mood and acting princess-like :)

She is tiny right now......1.7 pounds and 11 weeks old, but she has room to grow!  She is fitting is so well here, getting along with our Laker,

Fitting in with my sister's dogs Ellen and Greta, when I took her to work with me.  They met Blaynes doggies last night and they all seemed to get along too!!

She is so fun and cute, and has the most adorable personality!  We are just in love with her already!!  I can't wait to go shopping for her and buy her new collars and fun things.  I just don't want to go over board and get strollers, and front carriers for her, because now that I'm done having babies, I could be tempted to go all out and get all of that fun baby stuff that I miss having :)  Stop me if I get carried away please, If  you see picture of me pushing around a dog stroller and carrying a pink diaper bag, feel free to tell me to calm down, and snap me back into reality :)


In other news, I am trying to get back on track after my little vacation.  I blew it Monday, but yesterday I was back on, tracking, and staying in my calorie range.  Hopefully I can keep this up and get out of this gaining, losing rut I am stuck in.  Someone needs to smack me into reality in this area too! :) 

Have a great day!  Stay strong with your choices today, whether it be food or anything else in your life! 


"Whoever said you can't buy happiness, 
forgot all about puppies."

~Gene Hill


  1. Everything you wrote about Blayne is 100% true...she is all that and more :) Congrats on Ava she is a sweetie. What a great way to honor Mia's memory...giving another dog a fabulous life. Don't worry about the vaca "fat party", sounds like you are already back on track!

  2. It totally looks like Ava forced Laker out of the bed! Haha.

    1. LOL She probably could. Laker is a big baby :)

  3. Your new puppy is so cute and tiny! You can really see it in the shot with you...she's itty bitty!

    Your daughter is beautiful! Happy Birthday to her. :)

    1. She really is tiny. They say she will be between 4-7 pounds but right now she just bitty :) Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  4. Your daughter is beautiful! I like her already, because anyone who wears leopard print is clearly awesome :)

    Ava is cute. I want to work somewhere with dogs in the office!

    1. Thanks, I think she is pretty awesome too :) I love going to work, knowing I can bring my dogs, they are a calming presence everywhere :)

  5. Blayne is a cutie pie! I love her smile! And congratulations on your new addition! Ava looks like a sweet little thing. Looking forward to more pics!

    1. Thanks so much! Both my "girls" are super cute :)