Time To Catch Up

As I mentioned yesterday, it has been awhile since I have posted on the blog.  So I figured I should let you guys know what has been going on around here over the last two months.


Father’s Day:  I found out I was pregnant a few days before and decided to wait until Father’s day to tell Stephen.  Henry helped decorate a card for Stephen by scribbling on it with crayons and I signed the card “Love, Emma, Henry and Baby #2″.  The look of shock on Stephen’s face when he read the card was priceless!!

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Our Anniversary:  My parents volunteered to watch Henry for the weekend while we went to Stone Mountain, GA.  It was weird at first not to have our little tag along, but we quickly let all thoughts of diapers, strollers and sippy cups slip from our minds as we enjoyed each others (uninterrupted) company.

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The central feature of Stone Mountain is this massive stone with a huge carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  You can hike up to the top if you would like but we chose to take the cable car.

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The park has lots of things to see and do but most of the park is geared for kids so there were several attractions that we didn’t stop at.  We did however go through the museum, ride the train around the mountain, play mini golf, see the plantation and watch the 4D movie.

Time To Catch Up - finddailyjoy.comOur favorite part of the park was the three story obstacle course  called Skyhike.  You are fitted with a harness which is attached to a cable that runs in a track over your head.  As you go through the course you have to walk across tight ropes and over swinging bridges to make your way from platform to platform.  At first I held on pretty tightly to the different cables and ropes but towards the end I tested my balancing skills more by walking across things without holding on.  This part of the park also had a rock climbing wall which Stephen conquered.

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I suppose no visit to Stone Mountain would be complete without watching the laser show.  We stayed till dark to watch the moving images set to music projected up on the stone.  Although it was cool to see what they could do with lasers I can’t say I was too impressed with the show.


………..ummmmm………well……….uhhhhhhhh…….. I don’t remember much of this month.  For whatever reason my morning sickness has been WAY worse this time around.  July was the worst.  If I was conscious, I was nauseous.  Therefore I tried my hardest to be unconscious by sleeping during Henry’s nap time, going to bed early and laying on the sofa with my eyes closed as much as possible.  Our house was a wreck but somehow we managed to wear clean clothes and eat food (although I can’t say they were real meals).

Well, Henry is waking up from his nap and this post is starting to get long.  I guess I’ll call this part one and tell you about August later.  Hope you all have enjoyed your summer!  What fun things have you been doing?


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I’m Back!!

Hey there everyone!

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t been on here for two whole months!  There were many times when I missed blogging and would stare longingly at my laptop.  But I just couldn’t bring myself to sit down and start typing.  I have a really good excuse though!

You see…….there is a little alien looking creature growing inside me right now!  And for two months it was zapping me of energy and causing me to lay on the couch hoping that the horrible nauseous feeling would go away.I'm Back!! - finddailyjoy.com

Yep, that’s right!  We are expecting baby #2 the beginning of February and this guy is going to be a big brother!I'm Back!! - finddailyjoy.com


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Friday Five {Vol. 37}


Here are five things that made me smile this week.

1. Touch A Truck – Last weekend I took Henry to the touch a truck event downtown.  They had a variety of public service vehicles, construction equipment and a few sponsor’s company vehicles there for kids to climb all over.  I didn’t even know that our town had a S.W.A.T. team truck.  Henry was excited to see the backhoe and firetruck but his favorite vehicle to explore was the moving van.  He walked up and down the ramp at least 20 times!Friday Five {Vol. 37} - finddailyjoy.com

2. Frogs – I like sitting out on the porch at night and listening to the chorus of frogs.  It reminds me of summer evenings as a kid when we would run around and catch fireflies.

3. My Mom’s Motorcycle – I think it is neat to dig into the past and learn about your family ties.

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4. Summer Reading Program – I recently signed Henry up for the summer reading program and, as usual, we are reading lots of books.  Mmmmmm…..I would love to get lost in a good book right about now!

5. Riding lawn mower – Stephen had been talking about wanting a riding lawn mower for a little while and then one day our neighbors gave us theirs!  It had been sitting in their shed for a few years and needed some work, but Stephen was able to get it up and running again.  What a blessing to have such generous neighbors!  Oh, and of course Henry likes the mower too.Friday Five {Vol. 37} - finddailyjoy.com

So what made you smile this week?


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Upcycled Water Sensory Bin {Playing With Toddler}

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Warm summer days are here and I think that one of the best ways to cool off is to splash around in water!  We don’t have a pool and Henry is a little afraid of sprinklers so I decided to … Continue reading

Pinterest Project – Notebook Pen Holder

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I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest and use it everyday to collect ideas and inspiration.  From time to time I would like to share some projects with you that I made using tutorials found on Pinterest. Today’s Pinterest project … Continue reading