Back in the days, mostly before Jovie was born, I used to talk about poo every so often. I think somebody even said (jokingly) that I probably had one of the most poo blog posts {::SMILES}. So today, just for old time sakes, I want to share this older but still happy news: Jovie is completely potty trained. She did her first toilet poo on July 24th. She cried each time she wanted to go after that, for about a week and a half (or maybe more… it’s been about two weeks now since she’s been ok with the whole


Lookie, lookie, a card! I’ve been neglecting my craft room. Mostly because I need to do some major purging and I have not been motivated to do it. I should though. It’s feeling a bit crowded and I think it’s about time I part with my 2008 paper. I’ve been feeling guilty about not scrapbooking as often as I used to. So many Jovie pictures I need to do and of course there’s still always something new with Emma to scrapbook about. I can’t clean this coming week but after the 5th I should not have any lame excuse. Card

And She Rides

Yesterday Emma figured out how to ride a bicycle. I think I was about her age when I learned how to ride the bicycle. I learned on my own using a neighbor’s bike, an adult size bicycle, while holding on to that neighbor’s wire fence. I can’t remember how many times I fell, or how I managed, but after a lot of hard work, a few weeks of it I think, I learned how to ride the bike. I remember the moment still too. I got onto the bicycle while holding on to the fence. Since it’s a wire fence,

The Piano

“Nothing is fun until you’re good at it” — Amy Chua Every morning Emma would get up a few minutes early and on her own would practice the piano. Sometimes the morning would be fill with pretty tunes while other times it’d be filled with off notes and a frustrated 8-yrs-old. When the later happens I always have to come into the piano room and tell her to eat breakfast first and then revisit the piece again after she calms down. Nine out of ten that usually works and she’d come out of the room with a huge smile and

Photographer’s WORST Annoyance

When something or SOMEBODY walks behind (or in front) of the (adorable) subject we want to photograph. I mean really? Did this person NOT see a lady with her big camera aiming at Jovie?!?! Despite the disturbing photo above, I did get a few good ones of the girls. I’ll share those later. For now, I want to share this card that I made using Waltzingmouse’s sketch for this week. I’ll be back later with some pictures of us here in England. Even though it’s still raining almost everyday, we’ve been going out still and doing as much as we

It’s VERY England Right Now

Before moving to the UK (two years ago) I bought a pair of wellies, or rain boots, thinking I’d be using them almost everyday (since there’s always a rain scene in Jane Austen and Agatha Christie would sometimes dedicate a whole page on weather talk). While I did use them, they weren’t as often. For the last two years England has been semi dry. Over a month ago, despite the lack of wear, I bought a new pair of wellies. I had a really good excuse, the other wellies didn’t give me enough ankle support and the rubber pinched my