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ButterBeanz
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Old Lady-In-Waiting
Interests: Genealogy, Photography, Crafts, Sewing, & Sociology
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Due to many technical difficulties & varios other personalization options this blog will be moving to: https://butterbeanz.wordpress.com/ Please make a change your to bookmarks & favorites lists. Thank You! See you at: https://butterbeanz.wordpress.com/ Continue reading
I know I have been researching this same brick wall with Frank & Clara since 2006! Yes, that is almost 5 years of looking over this link & without serious attention... I would get lost or frustrated & just moving onto the next tree. Since I have set a goal... Continue reading
Christine, I always tease I am on old lady-in-waiting! I love genealogy & family history research! I am an addict to a point of almost needing a straight jacket some days! LOL! Thus, of course, I encourage you to get on it! :D If you ever need some help, someone to bounce ideas off of, or just to talk all geeky genealogy... look me up! I am in it daily again! As for the Cherokee... I will be posting a blog soon enough, but I LOATH Native American research. It is so tough & so strict... and well... not the most fruitful efforts in my experiences. I would LOVE to share & get some pointers... or learn together...?
So I have searched a bunch of records in the last few nights. I'm pretty sure I can honestly say a million since some searches have produced over 400,000 results & I've searched most of the results :) Research Overload! I've found every Frank Lee or Herbert Lee I can... Continue reading
As a genealogist, oral history or the stories the family shares with you is a treasure. I find I often can't get enough! However, every good genealogist knows that family history or stories orally past down are like a good game of operator (or telephone). As it passes from person... Continue reading
I wasn't gonna post a fourth night of the Early Toddler Bed Transition... It would seem so redundant when I said we were sticking it out...right? But I just had to share: 7:42 - All tucked in to his little boy bed! Night Night! It really can't be this easy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
There is a reason people call me in a time of need...when they can't find their keys, their phone, a missing shoe... Why? Because I've been in training! Thus, I know just about every silly place a mother with mush brain or a growing toddler will have put something when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
Like I state previously, my research has turned into ground zero...or it feels that way. Having to rebuild my entire software database is so daunting, as it looks like Mt. Everest to an ant! In the past my research has always been about getting as many documents as possible... I... Continue reading
Night 3...& you'd think he'd be too tired to test me...HA! 7:12 - Tucked in a very tired & breaking down 16 month old.... (though an hour before his usual 8:00 bed time). 7:13 - Cracked his own door & waited in hesitation...once he saw me he turned & back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
After two solid days of my little wanting to be held all day & loving my new Performance Ergo, my in need of physical therapy ankles had finally said, "Enough crazy! We're on strike!" And I again found myself at dinner time looking for a "sitter" just so I could... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
This morning he didn't hesitate to climb out of his bed, bust through his door & ours, with a toy & blankey, ready to climb in & snuggle (usual saturday routine). He slept through the night without getting up, without crying out for binki (which has been common), & without... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
So Family Tree Maker tech support finally wrote me back: "Dear Amy, We appreciate your message. I apologize, but I am not sure that I know what you are referring to when you say MRIN's. What are MRINS's? If there is anything else with which we might assist you, please... Continue reading
Heres how night one went (mostly in thought...copy & pasted from texts to hubby...with after thought editing) :D 8:11 - Laid him down ...knowing he wasn't really sleepy...(poop! Just setting myself up for failure. Poor planning on my part. Should've skipped or shortened his 3 hour nap, maybe?) Ok he's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
I am a proud momma of a little baby boy! I am so blessed to have him as a part of our family. Today reminiscing over his birth story with a friend I found myself laughing hysterically at my "birth plan". What I wish I had listened to more was:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
I am so behind on my blogging that my mind is just frazzled & spinning with things I want to say. However, with a new baby, getting those words out on my blog will be a real challenge. Speaking of challenges, I went looking for a diaper bag that looked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
I have a newborn, only 3 weeks old. He has been suffering from a number of little things here & there since his birth. He had a very interesting & dramatic entry into this world in which he is a little under developed...especially for a baby boy 5 days over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
Hello You People- I have a few things you need to know about infant (0-12 mos) clothes... 1 - They should all come with zippers NOT snap closures. Have you ever tried doing all those dang snaps at 2 am with your contacts stuck to your eyeballs? It's not possible... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
Recently my little has been going through quite a phase. Seemingly everyday lately, as he cries about every little trip, bump, & it's not going his way, I find myself singing Soulja Boy's "Get Silly" in my head trying to keep calm & upbeat ...just as the last straw is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
I have cursed Anestry.com so many times over the last 5 years with their incessant new updates & rearranging of the way you use their site along with an increase in membership fees... This time they did something right ... finally! I have had the Ancestry.com app for my iPhone... Continue reading
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One of the hardest things I've found with my little is feeding time. Something so natural in our instincts is to feed baby & I find myself scrambling around trying to not only get something I know he'll eat (which honestly I've got a good eater), but also something that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
After almost 15 years of research, college classes, a bunch of lectures & conferences, I decided to move away from Windows completely & move solely to Mac. Mostly because of a crash & burn in Windows on my Parallels platform, I now sit here researching Mac compatible genealogy software...& lesson... Continue reading
My 16 Month Old Won't Eat: Part 2 I've found myself struggling with my little's eating routines lately. One day we are eating the fridge clean, then the next we are on strike! Sometimes a couple of days to a week long strike!! I remember a friend telling me, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
It has been repeated over & over that, "a baby won't starve themselves". Well... OK... I will try hard to believe that "rule of thumb". I am sure in my case, he won't starve himself...but that sure isn't how it feels. NUMEROUS blogs & posts about their 15-16 month old... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
Preschool Classrooms: How to Set Up Learning Centers in an Early Childhood Program. I was looking for a way to organize my son's toys & create an atmosphere that would promote healthy & creative play in our home. He doesn't go to day care or a sitters, so his full... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at The "Trial" Child
GENEALOGY BLOG! This is not a hoax or some crazy site of some absurd condition... I am one of the many new, younger generations starting genealogy before retirement... I actually started my research when I was 18 out of pure curiosity & a lack of attachment with my family. So... Continue reading