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i have waited 132 days for tonight. 132 nights for something that was pure magic. tonight i got to rock my baby boy to sleep in his nursery. under the stars. with josh groban serenading us as tears flowed down my face. so much went into preparing our lives and our home for this baby. just his ceiling alone took well over 40 hours between the time denis spent on his stomach in the attic passing the nearly 400 fibre optic wires for the stars and the over 10 hours our muralist spent painting the perfect sky. tonight was the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Diva Loca
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today was d's birthday. the lucky duck was the first one to celebrate a birthday with the hunterooni. we've been practising saying "happy birthday daddy" and "bonne fete papa" over and over again so he said it LOTS to daddy today! tonight we celebrated with some cake and a little photo shoot (d has those pics, i just snapped a few with my phone). someone was pretty happy to be celebrating his dad's birthday (probably because hunter got a gift too)! does he look like his daddy or what? a lady at physio tonight was saying that and i said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Diva Loca
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four months? how did that happen? it seriously feels like we JUST did his 3 month photo shoot and here we are another month down. what a month it has been. he is really growing quickly and developing his own super awesome personality. here is a quick rundown of the past month... He celebrated his first Auntie's day by Skyping his Auntie "Tee" in Winnipeg wearing the shirt she gave him... he LOVES his "friends." every morning he wakes up and talks to his buddies for the longeset time. he is so excited to tell them what happened overnight. he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Diva Loca
Great post. Awesome goodies. Hi to mama!
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we had a very slooooooow day today. the meds i've been put on make me pretty dopey. i could not for the life of me stay awake this morning. thankfully hunter and his daddy are best buds so they just hung out and let me sleep off the medication. hunter was in such a fun mood again today. we did lots of playing and singing and reading. i am just treasuring these days with him. soon he will be all grown up and not want to have anything to do with his mama. the sweetest thing happened tonight - it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Diva Loca
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tonight was a fun night in our household... hunter and i appeared on the CMT show Kortney and Dave By Request. the segment was taped over skype four days after hunter was released from hospital following his cardiac surgery. i follow the wilsons on facebook and love their shows and they were looking for requests from new moms so i wrote in with our story. it touched their hearts and made them cry so they wanted to have us on! it was so fun to tape and even more fun to look back on it now and see how far... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Diva Loca
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before i became a mama i often heard about routine and how important it was to get your baby on a schedule as soon as possible and stick to that schedule. apparently it makes everyone's life easier. before hunter i totally bought into that theory. and then there was him and we decided right off the bat that we weren't doing the breastfeed every three to four hours. we decided that he would dictate when we breastfed. and he did. and it generally worked out to every three or four hours, but there was no way we were waking him... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Diva Loca
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i've been MIA for a long time...a REALLY long time. i've meant to post so many times but just haven't gotten around to it. you see, there is a new man in my life. he's ridiculously adorable and takes up most of my time. and he's worth it - he's SO worth it. how do i sum up the past three months? i could write a novel. we've been through so much... i'll try to keep it short labour and delivery was BRUTAL. yes B R U T A L. Four days, three failed inductions. All I can say is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at Diva Loca
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hi friends i seem to have so much to say, and yet i've really lost my blogging mojo. i hope to get that up and running again before long. today i decided to take a little time to update the look of the blog. i'm getting extra white lines and to be honest i can't be bothered trying to figure out why! i just took a nice long soak in our new bathtub. it was my second attempt because the first time we had a leak (into the dining room) so i cut it short. the reason we had the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Diva Loca
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i want to wish my very hunky hubby and baby daddy an absolutely wonderful valentine's day. this year our festivities will be rather low-key but that doesn't mean i love him any less...just the opposite! he has always been on incredible guy, but the past few months he has been even BETTER...he has been taking very good care of little babe and i, making sure we are safe and rested while he does everything around here. i sure do hope he has a few weeks of relaxation before our little turkey arrives... love love love you sweets - you are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at Diva Loca
the new collection is super duper cute. V-day is my FAVE because i have an awesome valentine to celebrate with (and we have our first little heart on the way)!!! p.s. you and Mario are TOO STINKIN' cute!
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something really funny/unusual/crazy has been happening to me the past few nights. my sleep is finally back on track. it's awesome. limited pee breaks (can i get an amen?) and i am able to fall back asleep quickly. but wait - that's not what's funny/unusual/crazy... the past few nights completely RANDOM things have been waking me up with a start. only it turns out these random things are ALL IN MY HEAD. i think it started last week when at 5 a.m. i heard what in my sleep sounded like a gunshot and shattering glass. don't ask. it's just what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at Diva Loca
i can't believe it but this week we are sliding into the third trimester. it's still so surreal. i feel kicks, i feel hiccups and we've seen the ultrasounds and yet most days i still can't believe i have a little turkey growing inside. this feels like such a huge milestone. i am so thankful to be here. the first trimester was rough, in more ways than one. i was grateful to be on bedrest so the only thing i needed to worry about was growing a baby. most days had me green with nausea and completely exhausted. on top... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at Diva Loca
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I found this on One Cute Nursery today and I just couldn't resist posting it... NEWBORN'S TOP TEN TIPS TO PARENTS Dear Mommy and Daddy: I come to you a small, immature being with my own style and personality. I am yours for only a short time; enjoy me. 1. Please take time to find out who I am, how I differ from you, and how much I can bring to you. 2. Please feed me when I am hungry. I never knew hunger in your uterus, and clocks and time mean little to me. 3. Please hold, cuddle, kiss,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Diva Loca
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it's hard to believe we have already reached the last day of the year. seriously - i know it's so cliche but where did the year go? the good news is we are ending the year on a fantastic note. this year our dream came true. so much has changed in the last 12 months. we went from living in the 'burbs with a wicked commute to living in the country and working from home. from a crazy hectic life to a more relaxed and peaceful existence.i must say life got a lot sweeter in 2010. by far our sweetest... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Diva Loca
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my hottie and i had the GREATEST evening last night. it was so nice to have a somewhat impromptu date night. you see all of our outings over the past four months have mainly revolved around doctor's appointments or are carefully planned out for weeks. last night we went out JUST CUZ and it was divine! i have loved the town of merrickville since the first time i step foot there. it is such a quaint little place to visit. it almost feels like you are stepping back in time. my very favourite is to visit the town around thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Diva Loca
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i have been away from blogging for so long i barely know what to do anymore! i have been wanting to write this post for days...weeks...months...even years in some ways. it turns out that the mullet house had a great big surprise waiting for us shortly after moving in. how's this for a housewarming present? to say we were in shock and disbelief is an understatement. it took me days to finally get over the denial and test. and then denis didn't actually believe the tests at first. so i kept testing. and after acquiring a nice little collection, there... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at Diva Loca
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Letting go of the past means that can you enjoy the dream that is happening right now. ~Don Miguel Ruiz Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Diva Loca
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wow! the high-tech perks here at the mullet house just keep on coming. you may remember this stroke of genius we discovered our first night here. we wouldn't you know, the boy discovered another convenience last night...home automation. but not ANY home automation, home automation MULLET STYLE. most of you know our old house was programmed up the ying yang. there wasn't much we couldn't do from the touch of a button either right in the house or across the world. when we hit the "good night" button, all the lights in the house would go off, the garage doors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Diva Loca
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