Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Love Love Love LOVE her!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Pictures & Happy Halloween!!


SOOOOO cute!!!! Enjoy :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

70 degree's in October?!?!

Crazy to think but it's true!!! Today it was in the 70's!!! We had a great day! Spent a good part of the morning inside! I made some yummy Apple Dumplings and Tessa good a good ol 3 1/2 hour nap!!! After she woke up we headed into town at the park with my friend and two of her kids! Tessa had a blast! Definitely need to take full advantage of these beautiful days before it weather turns nasty!!!!
Below are a couple of pictures from the past couple of days! 

Tessa went to her first Saint's Football game! I bought her a cute new little sweatshirt for the occasion! She was so proud of it! She even woke up this morning and saw it and HAD to wear it :)
Look!!!! HAIR!!!! :-) It's really starting to grow! 
Reading a book this morning :-) She loves her books!
At the park throwing rocks into the lake :) Tessa refused to look at me to take a picture!!!
Love :)
She loves throwing ANYTHING...she has a really good arm and can throw pretty straight too!
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE being home at all?! 

Until next time...Peace, Love, and TESSA! :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beautiful Fall Days!

We have been spoiled rotten the past couple of days with some awesome fall weather! Beginning of October and low to mid 60's?!?! Amazing! We have taken advantage of the awesome evenings!
Tuesday we took a walk along the boardwalk! It was a little windy so it was a little chilly but Tessa had a blast!!!
beginning of the walk! Having a blast!
Made it all the way through town! she just ran and ran and ran! :) However she did take a stroller break at one point :)

Wednesday evening we visited with some family and they blew up their little bouncy house! Tessa had a BLAST! I MUST get one of these in the spring! Hopefully I can score a good deal on one!
Seriously?! look at that face! Gosh I love her so much! :)

Hope a little dose of Tessa brightened your day! 
Until next time...Peace, Love, and Tessa!!!! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


There has been a lot of adjusting in our life lately. Thankfully most of it has gone on without any problems!
The move home was interesting since I thought it would be an amazing idea to buy a big ol’ 8 in 1 climber! That was a huge pain in the you know what to get up north with all the other stuff I was bringing…but we adjusted…well I should say my Dad adjusted! The good thing is we only had to stop once to re-tie everything down since a piece was starting to fall out of the back of the truck!
Tessa had a huge adjustment with daycare. At her daycare downstate it was mostly just her, now she has a daycare with 8-10 other kids with a handful of them around her age! She has a ton of fun and is worn out by the end of the day. NO! and MINE! are also two of her new favorite words! She has been in daycare since the beginning of September and she is JUST now finally napping! We had some very exhausted evenings with Tessa for the past month because she refused to nap. A lot of the time we could get home from daycare around 4:15 and she would fall asleep on the way home so she would nap until 5:30ish and then she would be cranky until bedtime. Finally her daycare lady put Tessa’s bed in her own room that was dark and she slept like a baby! Tessa is just too nosy (like her mommy!) to be able to sleep around other kids. She was always looking around and would just not sleep. She would stay in her bed and lay down for an hour or so but would never fall asleep. I felt horrible for my daycare lady because I know what its like to get that 1 to 2 hours of break time! Hopefully last week wasn’t a fluke and she will be back to napping regularly at daycare, she just needed her own space.
Another huge adjustment is just losing our space. We moved home and are crashing with my parents until spring. After living on my own for so many years, it has been a little difficult to go back to living with them, but it’s for the best right now. Tessa absolutely loves it and she adores my parents…and the extra help is amazing!
A huge adjustment I have had to make is working in a prison…it has been interesting to say the least. My work hours are 6:30am to 2:30pm. I have a 34 minute drive so I have to leave for work around 5:50am…WAYYY too early! BUT getting off work and being home around 3pm every day has been amazing. I don’t pick Tessa up from daycare until around 4ish so I get an hour to myself everyday which has been so nice…however lately I have been using that hour to sneak a nap in!

So yeah…lots of adjusting but it has been good! We are so happy to be home!
Enjoy a couple of video's of Tessa!!!!

She loved the bouncy house at her Aunt's house! (Ignore the commentary from the peanut gallery! lol)

Until next time…Peace, Love, and Tessa!

Ps. Expect more posts from me J Probably more words than pictures! I have set a goal to update at least a couple times a week! Maybe more J I know my handful or readers are SUPER excited! Ha!

Monday, October 3, 2011


See this darling little face?! Super adorable first thing in the morning right?!
This cute little gal has a new favorite word...NO! 
(she says it SOOO cute too)
Anyway...this is our conversation this evening:
Tessa do you want to go for a ride? NO
Do you want some ice cream? NO
Do you want to go outside? NO
Do you want a pony?! UH HUH!!!! (Tessa's yes :)
Can mommy have a kiss? NO
Is Tessa ready for bed? NO
Does Tessa want to say up really late tonight? NO
Night Night time Tessa. NO!!! 
Give Nana a hug and kiss night night. NO!!
Everything is NO!!!!! Except the Pony of course :)

THEN when she lays down for bed and all I can hear is her saying NO different ways :) It can be frustrating at times but she is just the cutest little thing when she says it :) yes...she has her mommy wrapped around her finger :)

Until next time... Peace, Love, and Tessa!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Times are changing....

It's been almost 3 months since I have updated my blog...I have started to write this blog multiple times but I always end up stopping and doing something else. So tonight...as I sit and watch a pretty boring episode of Desperate Housewives, I will finally update my blog! I hope that going forward I will update more frequently!!!
So...what has changed in the past 3 months...hmm...well just about EVERYTHING! 3 months ago I lived in Dexter...now I am officially a Yooper again! Tessa and I moved home August 20th! We have loved being home. My parents are great! My dad has been driving me bonkers but that was expected :) Tessa loves her Nana and Bampa so much...she has them wrapped around her little fingers :) Just yesterday I found out that my darling Mother has been giving Tessa chocolate milk in the morning...her defense...well Tessa really loves chocolate milk! And here I was wondering why she wouldn't drink her boring ol' white milk that morning. Tessa loves her daycare SO much. There are a handful of kids her age and they have so much fun together. Tessa has had a horrible time napping at daycare though...most days she just rests and does not nap. Her provider finally had to put her in a room all my herself and she slept fine. Tessa is just not used to sleeping around other kids.
Hmmm what else is new...oh yeah thats right I no longer work for Domino's Pizza...I now work in a prison! lol. From Pizza to Prison...yep. It has been a quite interesting transition for me.

Now for the best part is some new fun pictures of my Tessa :) Enjoy!
 My little cheeser :) This is what I get when I ask her to show me her teeth!
 Tessa with two of her cousins at the family reunion!
 She never stops moving...ever!
 At the fair! 
 Tessa's first fair ride! We had to stop the ride early :)
 The worlds fastest carousel! I as holding on for dear life right now! It was the first night of the fair...I sure hope they slowed it down later!
Tessa had a blast!!!! Can't you tell?!
picking corn at Grandma's house!
She loved running around outside!
She was kissing my grandparent's little warrier statue! Perfect size for her!
it's moments like this I am SOOO happy to be home! Headed into the Zoo!
Love her!
She wasn't a fan of the goats! 
But loved the ducks!
Doesn't every reindeer have an arm coming out of its head?! :) She was more interested in the ducks to her left!

The end of July we got some pictures taken of Tessa :) Here are some of the shots I liked :)

So there's the little update :) Hopefully I will be posting more often! :)
Until next time...Peace, Love, and Tessa :)