I can't believe I did it!!! I created my own button!!! Well...I did it with lots of help!!
If you are wondering how to do it yoursself...visit this website
It was VERY helpful!!!
YAH...it's a good day!!
Oh and P.S.: GRAB MY BUTTON!!
1. The Band of Brothers Tour... (click the pic below to visit the website)
Now... this sounds rather boring to a lot of you and such a small event...but the itinerary is AMAZING!!! AND the cost reflects it... The tour is based on the book by stephan Ambrose and the HBO miniseries. It's 14 days long, beginning in Atlanta, GA and ending in Zell am See, Austria. You travel through England, France, Holland, Germany and Austria. You get to visit places like Normandy and the beaches, Brecourt Manor, Eidenhoven, Bastogne, the Ardennes Forest, and the Eagle's Nest. The cost is $6,500ish for just one person though. Justin and I have talked about doing this but with Molly and the future children...it will probably never happen. :)
2. Open a children's store...
This is a recent addition to my list of "dreams"...maybe it has to do with the fact that I have a 3 month old...but after visiting all kinds of children's stores in the past 9 months...I think there is some money in it. But...just like my career now...it's not just becasue of the money...(obviously teaching is not for the money - :P) My mom and I have recently discussed the possiblity but I don't see it happening anytime soon...so it will probably remain a dream.
Just like the Undomestic Momma, I have a few more to add to my "bucket list". if you know me, you can probably name these b/c I talk about them quite a lot.
1. Shoot a turkey with a bow and arrow
2. Win an Olympic gold medal
3. Be a NASCAR official
4. Ride a bull
These are all pretty much "dreams"...but it's always fun to dream...And I like to dream BIG!!!
Now, I'm a huge fan of the swaddlers but those things are so expensive and Pampers changed to the Dry Max and things started to hit the fan. I'm not sure what we are going to do when Molly goes to school next fall...b/c we have to provide diapers and formula (and we use the most expensive of both - only the best for my baby...j/k!) But more on that later...
What got me thinking about this, you might be asking...since we've not had a problem...Well, someone I know (through my sister-in-law) has a daughter who suffered a boil on her "lady bits". Now, she is not totally sure that the dry max diapers casued the boil. But she does know that she switched to the dry max cruisers and her daughter got a boil after the fact. It had ot be lanced and left a pencil tip size hole in her skin. That's not fun!! Poor little girl couldn't crawl or move around at all w/o hurting.
So...here's the facts that I understand:
1. Proctor and Gamble is the parent company of Pampers. From what I've read, they have done all kinds of testing and could not find anything wrong with the Dry Max diapers.
2. A number of "mommy bloggers" (just like me) and FACEBOOK users (parents) have started a "campaign" of sorts to get P & G to recall the Dry max diapers. So far, P & G has not and will not, stating that the allegations are "completely false rumors, fueled by social meadia". That's us.
3. P & G has said that diaper rashes are normal and can be painful and quite severe if not treated properly. From what I understand, these "rashes" are not rashes at all but actually burns, blisters, boils, ect. That's not diaper rash.
Here's my two cents:
Shouldn't Proctor and Gamble be a little bit more understanding and helpful when dealing with parents who's children have burns, blisters, and boils on the most senstive parts of their bodies?
Shouldn't Proctor and Gamble be a little bit more willing to actaully investigate the claims, no matter how small the number ("2 per million units sold" is the number I saw...plus the number of laswsuits that have been filed - which I don't know) b/c of the recent trouble other companys, mainly TOYOTA have been getting into?
To my understanding, Toyota KNEW that some lines of their cars had break problems...and did not recall them b/c the cost did not benefit them. Now, they are in trouble. BIG TROUBLE! At least, you would hope.
Don't big businesses deal more in cost anaylsis and b/c of this fact, should we trust anything P & G says? Meaning...the lawsuits being filed and the payouts that are going to come from these cost less than recalling the whole line of Dry max daipers....right now, the cost vs. cost leans in favor of no recall.
You can check out a few websites:
HERE & HERE
Pampers Website (Has FAQ about Dry Max diapers)
It's all very interesting but I think until I hear something one way or the other...we wil stay away from the Pampers Dry Max diapers. We will probably stick with regular pampers for the night time and when she's home but we might switch to Luv's or another brand. I read this morning about the Target Up & Up brand.
Happy anniversay to my mom and dad who celebrated their 29th anniversary today!!!
1976- dad's high school graduation (mom was a freshman)What a wonderful and blessed day!! I hope your weekend was a great one!! God Bless everyone!!!
8 weeks old
2 months old
10 weeks old
1. An inviting porch
2. Details (like built-ins)that increase functionality
3. Open Floor Plans
4. Exposed wooden rafters
The first house (#1) has 2,400 square feet and the second has 2,100. We actually like the 2 house plan better but I think I would like to have a half bath (for guests)...like this
In the kitchen...I want an island with a gas stove top...and the ovens on the wall. I love the dark wood of the picture below. And a pantry!!!!
I am the luckiest girl in the world to have a man that is such a great father to our daughter!! He's been so lucky in that he's gotten to stay home for 5 weeks...and in that time, they have grown so close. It warms my heart to know that she is in love with him as much as I am! I love you, Justin!
God Bless -