And Like That, She is 5…And What A Difference A Year Makes!

I look at this sweet face today, feeling like I blinked and five years had gone by.  I can still see the sweet little expressions she made when she was a baby, and she still seems to somehow melt into my lap the same way.  Just with longer legs.

Every year we take Logan to the beach for her birthday, and this was the best year yet!  We ventured two and a half hours away to North Topsail Beach, NC.  I had only been once when I was in college, and it was just as beautiful as I remembered.  The beaches are long and Continue reading

The Princess and the Pea?

Coming up with a title for this post has kept me from writing this  for a very long time now, so I’m just sticking with it.  Now, Logan is far from a princess.  She is more of a tom boy in lilac glasses and pigtails, who prefers to wrestle around with her brothers than play with dolls.  She is one tough chick, and now she has a bed to match her personality.

Logan has been in her crib up until a couple of weeks ago.  Thankfully she is a tiny petunia, so she still fit in it.  However, she has gotten taller, making it quite easy for her to fall out either on purpose or accidentally.  There were several occasions where I went into her room to get her up, and there she was happily playing on the floor.  No thumps or cries were ever let out.  I so wish we had a monitor that recorded her every move.  I would have loved to see Continue reading

How Successful Was The Pitt Hoppin’ Dance-a-Thon?

Well, it was a HUGE success!!!  Over $14,000 was raised between donations, ticket sales and silent auction items.  How incredible is that?!  Thank you is not enough to all who contributed and danced the night away with us, and we (our family and our Pitt Hopkins family) will be forever grateful to Caroline for choosing us as her senior project.  This seriously must have been the most successful senior project ever.

The amount of planning that Caroline and all of the Harris crew did was unbelievable.  If you know this fabulous family of 7 (!), you know that Continue reading

Beauty Gives Back!

Logan’s Pitt Hoppin’ Dance-a-Thon is this weekend!  We are overwhelmed by the amount of love and support that has been pouring in, and I wanted to pass along two fantastic opportunities to all you beauty lovers.  BeautyCounter and Rodan+Fields are now joining OSEA Malibu as part of Logan’s luxury family!!!

My dear friend, Erika Jordan is a consultant with BeautyCounter.  For the ENTIRE month of March she is donating 10% of her sales to Pitt Hopkins research!!!  How awesome is that?!  I was not too familiar with BeautyCounter before Erika introduced it to me, but I have to say that I am now in love with not only the products, but the company.  Their goal is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.  Their ingredients are safe, and the products ACTUALLY work!  My current favs are the concealer, the sunscreen, the face oil and the kids wash.  They all smell incredible too!  I can’t recommend this company enough!  For more info or to order, please contact Erika at erikajordan10@gmail.com.  You won’t be disappointed!

Now, if you haven’t heard of Rodan+Fields you may be living under a beauty rock.  I have yet to try these products, but have always been intrigued by the before and afters I see all over social media.  I always assumed they were using some sort of filter, but I recently ran into a friend who looked like she went back in time about 10 years!  Sure enough it was Rodan+Fields she was using!  Well, last night I got a message from my sister-in-law, Darley that brought tears to my eyes.  She shared a post on Facebook about Logan, and within minutes a friend of hers, Tesha Merrell, wanted to help.  She will be donating 100%…yes, 100% of her sales in the next few days to the Dance-a-Thon!!!  She has never even met Logan!  Words can’t even express the happiness that I’m feeling.  I will for sure be ordering a few things that have been on my mind, especially the Lash Boost!  For more info and ordering, please contact her at tesha_seurer@hotmail.com.

Not only will you be supporting Pitt Hopkins research by purchasing from either (or both!) of these companies, but you will be supporting these two incredibly beautiful and selfless women in their business ventures!  How can you possibly turn this down?!

For more info about The Pitt Hoppin’ Dance-A-Thon and how to get involved without attending, click HERE.

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Pitt Hoppin’ Dance-a-thon!

 

Logan’s oldest cousin, Caroline, is hosting a dance-a-thon for Pitt Hopkins research.  How awesome is that!?  It is going to be an amazing night full of dancing and fun!  The event will be held under a tent with a live DJ, dinner, dancing, giveaways, and chances to win prizes. Click HERE for more info!

Registration is open to everyone!  If you are in the NC area, please join us!  If you cannot make it, but want to participate, please see below…

BE A PLEDGE PARTICIPANT
You can sign up as a participant HERE.  As a pledge participant, you will be able to have dinner, dance, and win prizes for a minimum of $25.00 in pledges.  It’s easy to earn pledges!  Just have your family and friends go to your registration page and they can donate there.

JOIN US FOR DINNER AND DANCING
If you would like to attend this fun event, but would rather not earn pledges, the cost is $25.00 per person for the dinner and dance.  Click HERE to register.

DONATE
If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, please click HERE.

We are still looking for sponsors and items to auction off.  If you would like to help with this, please click HERE.  Or, you can contact me!

We would LOVE to see you there!!!

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Holiday Frenzy

Holidays always seem to pass by way too fast.  I never feel like I accomplish all that I want to do, make or see.  There is so much pressure these days to have the perfect Pinterest worthy holiday to blast all over social media.  I admit that I do have boards on Pinterest, but I never have the time or energy to actually do anything with them.  But, I feel the pressure, and I genuinely WANT to create the most wonderful holiday experience for my family.  Growing up, my mom made every single holiday magical!  She has this incredible talent of transforming something simple into something extraordinary.  She blows Martha Stewart way out of the water, even now.  Too bad she didn’t capitalize on her talents back then!

So, here is a quick peek into our holiday frenzy 2016!

Halloween

Every year we host the neighborhood Dead End Party on our lawn.  We started the tradition our Continue reading

Black Cloud of Sickness

Not many people heard from or saw us for the entire month of November.  The entire month!  Our house was plagued with the black cloud of what seemed like the never ending funk.  I’m still not emotionally over it.

It all started with sweet Logan.  She caught something from somewhere (probably school) and was just a feverish, no appetite delight.  I’m not being sarcastic here.  She was the easiest patient out of everyone for the entire month!  I quarantined her and did my best (which obviously did not work!) to keep everyone and everything germ free.  Well, then next day or so Wes came down Continue reading

Logan Loves Daisy

When I was little I desperately wanted a horse, and thought that it was just going to happen.  My aunt had one when she was little, so obviously I would get one too.  I had tons of  horse toys and My Little Pony’s, plus, our garage was once the horse stable and chicken coop to an old estate, so we already had a place for it to sleep.  So what was the hold up?!  Well, I never actually rode a horse until I was like 10, and let’s face it…horses are a lot of work, and a lot of money.  Sorry mom and dad for pestering you!

Sweet Daisy!

To my inner child’s delight, miss Logie Poo can live out my childhood dream!  And I could not Continue reading

When Life is Just Too Busy!

Do you ever respond to emails or texts in your head, but realize that you never actually sent your response and totally forgot about it?  Well, I do.  A lot.  And I guess this has trickled into my blog posting as well.  I just went to publish posts that I thought I had written, but apparently they are still only in my head.  Good grief.  And to top it off, the images that I was planning on using are long gone…wiped away forever thanks to a genius “bartender”.  Grrrr.

Life has been incredibly busy since the fall.  There were school activities, therapies, holidays, and our very own black cloud of sickness that have kept me away from writing about miss Logan.  Instead of writing one long update I’ve decided to take the time to write about some of the fun happenings in our lives in separate posts.  So, pick and choose what you’d like to be filled in on!

A Girl and A Horse: Logan Loves Daisy

Black Cloud of Sickness

Holiday Frenzy

I don’t expect life to be slowing down any time soon, but I will be posting more!!!  And, we’ve had a MAJOR milestone happen in the last few weeks.  One that deserves it’s very own glory 🙂  I’m working on it!

 

 

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Hey Moms…You Have A Superpower!

How many times have you been told to trust your gut?  Of those hundreds of times, how many times was your gut right?  Now think about WHO has given this advice to you the most.  I bet a good amount of you would, without any hesitation, say your mom.  I know I would.  I’m going to let you in on a little, not so secret, secret…mom knows all.  Especially when it comes to gut feelings and intuitions.

I have always followed my gut, whether it was good or bad.  The times when it was almost a painful feeling were the times when I know I was right in doing so. The first one that comes to Continue reading