Hey, y’all! It’s been a while. We have been pretty busy with work, weddings, and the baby. On top of all that, a couple of weeks ago we bought a house- an old fixer-upper that we are making into our own. So in our free time we are working on it, getting it all ready for us to move in! The house we are living in is getting a little neglected… any spare time I have is divided between cleaning and packing, but lately there is not all that much spare time. The baby has gotten into a sort of backwards sleep schedule so that makes things even crazier! I know that soon everything will settle down, but until then we will try to start posting pictures of the progress on the house :) Life is so good.


I guess I should have figured that babies learn how to take off their own diapers… I just never thought about it.  But that’s exactly what Lyla decided to do today- I put her down for nap time, but I guess she didn’t feel like taking a nap. Instead she decided to learn that new trick… and then she decided to go #2… ( don’t worry, there are no pictures in this post. ) It was everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I won’t go into all the details, let’s just say i knew I was going to have to give her a bath. So I took off the dirty clothes and started getting her bath ready- that’s when she peed. EVERYWHERE.  Ugh.  So I have been cleaning things up for the last hour- her, the crib, the changing table, her clothes… but most importantly, her favorite stuffed animal. Oh I was so sad when I saw her poor little Horsie covered in… well… you know. Horsie plays music, so she can’t go in the washing machine, but I figured out a formula to clean her which worked pretty well.  I  want to go ahead and jot it down so I’ll know where to find it if this ever happens again… I can hope all I want that it won’t, but I’m sure it will.

So here it is: use Dawn or Ivory, the white or clear kind, to surface wash first. When Everything looks nice and clean again, blot with a damp cloth until the soap is out for the most part. then blot again with a mixture of water and vinegar- I used 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. Then blot with a dry cloth and it’s as good as new!


Heard a song the other day and fell in love with the lyrics- We Got Us by Canaan Smith. Check it out, the lyrics are awesome. We’re thinking about incorporating them into the wedding somehow. And hey, we’re always on the lookout for new music to listen to so please share the songs you love with us!

So, we’re getting married, and I am so so so excited. Squirr asked me to marry him on November 2nd and I had my dress 12 days later. Needless to say I have been looking at wedding stuff and planning ever since. We were thinking that we would get married on my parents property, but last month the issue of bathrooms was brought to our attention. My parents house is hard to explain… but just believe me when I say the bathroom thing wouldn’t have worked out. And I know they make nice portable restrooms, but by the time you pay for that, the tent, etc…. it just seemed like a better idea to find a venue that had a lot of those things already included. So this is what we found…

Photo by Jesse Kitt - <a href="http://photokitt.com/">photokitt.com</a>


This place is amazing. It’s so gorgeous, and it includes housing for the whole weekend for our out-of-towners!  We put down the deposit yesterday so it’s official- we’re getting married here on October 13th!! It’s exciting to have a venue, especially since most dates in october are booked everywhere by now. Anyway, just wanted to share. And if you’re looking for a wedding or party venue, you should check this place out!


Just sitting here having a pretty amazing moment with my daughter. I love this age. Every morning she wakes up and hangs out in her crib, talking her baby talk at everything she sees until I come get her. The huge smile on her face as soon as she sees me is one of the best parts of my day. This little baby is so full of love. She can’t talk yet, but she sure finds a way to let her mama and daddy know that she loves us. <3


We started this blog the day before our daughter was born. We didn’t plan that, it just sort of happened that way. So this has sort of become our family blog. Now Squirr and I are branching out! My new blog will be called Lady Grace, and his… well… he’s still mulling over some names. They will  be more centered on other things, and then of course chippynsquirr will still be here as well. We are very excited! You should be too!! We will let you know as soon as we get started. :)



Hello again. It’s been a busy month. Between Christmas, taking care of the baby, poor Squirr being sick for 2 weeks and me busy with several new hobbies (not to mention the awesome sewing machine Squirr got me for Christmas!!), I’ve been slacking, and I’m glad to be back. :)

One of those new hobbies i was talking about was learning crochet. I made several Christmas gifts, but trust me, they were not all that pretty. That being said, I just can’t help but share one of them- Lyla’s first Christmas ornament. I know it’s not that great, but I’m okay with that- I’ll always remember that her first Christmas was also the year i learned to make things…. hehehe.

see, she loves it!

Hopefully I’ll be better at this stuff by next year. Now onto my next new hobby… learning to knit. I’ll let you know how it goes.



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