Monthly Archives: November 2013

A big milestone for Bridget bear

Today was a big day in the L household. I don’t often share “bathroom” information, so this is the first and likely last time you’ll read about it here. But, Bridget went #1 AND #2 on the potty for the first time tonight. Cue the applause and cheers!

This was fairly unexpected because we haven’t been pushing the matter; only casually pointing it out and encouraging her to sit on it every now and then. And tonight, it just clicked…twice!

We will see what the coming days bring, but for now, we are just enjoying the mix of surprise and pride we all feel. Oh and this funny photo taken shortly after while sporting her Thanksgiving hat:



A November to remember

Hello, blogosphere!

November has been busy, busy, busy. I’m finally sitting on my couch, catching up on Grey’s from two weeks ago (yes, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy), and thought, “Ah, I should write.”

Another Halloween has come and gone. The weather in NE Ohio was not ideal for trick or treat, but we braved the wind and misty rain and took Bridget around the block. I couldn’t not let her be seen in this adorable get up, right?


The following weekend, we continued the annual family tradition at Michigan for the Nebraska game; five years and going strong. The “grown-ups” dropped the kiddos off at Grandma and Grandpa’s (God bless them!), and we headed to Ann Arbor. The Wolverines lost, breaking our four year winning streak, but we had fun nonetheless. Here is some of the group in the Big House. I just love that place!


Last weekend was our big weekend away to Chicago. Again, thanks to the wonderful care of my in-laws, Bridget hung with them for the weekend while we headed west for my dear friend, Renee’s, wedding. We had a crazy weekend planned for our first trip sans-Bridget. We were going to take a nap when we arrived, go out to dinner later then 5:00, stay up past 10, and sleep in. Unfortunately, after our fun day of shopping, lunch, a movie, and dinner, some insert not nice name here stole my wallet. Out of my purse, from under my coat, hanging on my chair, while we were sitting at dinner. Ugh. That put a quick damper on the weekend, but we celebrated a beautiful couple at a beautiful wedding the next day, and I got to catch up with my old BWFFs (best work friends forever). A silver lining, indeed.



This weekend, we have a whole lot of nothing planned. I could not be more excited.