So I won't even begin to say how long it's been since I last blogged.
Just blame the kiddo. That's always my excuse.
Who cares. New year. New blog post.
So let's have at it.
Last weekend we decided to take our little family up to Lake Tahoe for some snowy adventures. It's been a pretty dry snow season in the Bay Area, so we really weren't expecting much. Actually, I think it hasn't snowed in weeks up in Tahoe. But who cares. The kiddo would never know the difference between crappy 4 week old snow and fresh powder. So up to Tahoe we went.
And what do you know...it snowed while we were out!
How perfect was that?!
I'd like to take all the credit and say that Mama planned it all out.
This weekend we headed out to Ardenwood Farms to pick out some pumpkins. In the past years (2012, 2010), we've picked out the standard pumpkins to decorate. This year we picked up some pie pumpkins to try our hands at a homemade pie. I've never made a pie in my life. So wish me luck. We also picked up some of the dried corn to make some stovetop popcorn. Has anyone tried this before? All tips are welcome. I am totally trying to avoid burning our house down.
Looking at this post makes me realize how much time flies by. She's growing like a weed and testing her adventurous limits. She's climbing on jungle gyms, jumping on our bed and going down the slides head first. She's such a brave little soul.
She definitely knows how to make mama's heart skip.
For the past few weeks I've been dabbling at the idea of shutting the good old blog down.
I started getting crazy ideas of Mia's future employers, googling her name & coming across the blog with a picture of her naked bottom or a 6 year old little girl with the craziest front teeth that were too big for her face.
Then I started going down a crazy path of:
"This isn't fair to her."
"I need to give her a fighting chance."
"She deserves a choice of whether she wants her photos online or not."
I think every mama blogger goes through this type of self-doubt.
Then my twitter account got shut down.
I lost all my followers and tweets post-2011.
It was a sign.
So I didn't fight it.
I let it be.
And now I'm back on this blog.
Fact is, I missed being able to share the memories and document them on our site. I find myself going back from time to time to relive past memories. And I really enjoyed the people we've met through the blog.
So we're back.
I did promise myself to not post any crazy pictures. Only the cute ones.
And that all potty training/embarrassing moments will be saved for family gatherings.
And if, when she gets older, decides that she doesn't want to be a part of the blog, we will stop.