Fancy Tricks

In honor of her 15 month birthday, Vivian has decided to show you all of her tricks*.


 * yes, we call them tricks. listen, we were dog owners long before we were parents, so old habits die hard!


P.S.  Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo October 2013! Remember when I did that last year?  Be warned, we’re going to be heavy on the pictures and videos this month, but isn’t that what you’re all here for anyway?

NaBloPoMo October 2013

Mardi Gras preview

All fancied up for the 16th annual Sacred Heart School Benefit at Franklin Terrace Ballroom! The theme was Mardi Gras, and featured some great games, prizes, and AMAZING live auction packages.

The night was a lot of fun, and admittedly more so than I expected, since we only knew a few people. We did, however, have a fantastic time establishing rivalries with other bidders (take THAT #45!!). The Man and I made out with Lunch for four at the Desmond and I snagged a beautiful woven scarf from Fly Boutique.


I swear my dress is black. No clue why it looks blue here….


So today is the last day of NaBloPoMo November 2012. I missed a few days, but I can say that the last two months were pretty sucessful for me, given that blogging is a new adventure for me.

It was clear from Day one of this month that I enjoy non-November NaBloPoMo better. Last month, there was a managable number of blogs, and I found a handful that I now read regularly (Giggling Truckers Wife, The Modfather, Nested, Wrinkled Mommy, etc). I feel connected with these women, and love coming online every day to see what story they will tell, or advice they will give, or frustrations they will air.

With this month, there were so many participants, that I was overwhelmed. I maybe read four new blogs out of hundreds. I never commented on those new blogs, and didn’t keep up with linking to my new posts.

So with that, I’ve decided to take a break from NaBloPoMo. I want to focus on having quality posts, instead of feeling the need to upload a random picture. I have a lot of things I want to air and to talk about, but it is hard for me to write a well thought out post with the few minutes a day I have free.

Thanks for all the encouragement and for tuning in!