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This Adventure, Our Life

Friday, May 28, 2010

MIA a bit...

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to give you a heads up that this blog will be moving!!  

I will be posting a new feed and blog address in the next few days, we are just trying to get some kinks worked out.  

I will not be posting until we get everything worked out, due to everything being transferred already... So I will be a little scarce on here.

Thanks and we will see you soon, at our new place!!  Our next post will be our new feed and information!!

Cindy :)
Bailey is ready to "move" to our new location :)!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Adventuring into Solids...part 1

We have adventured into solids just in the past 2 weeks now. We decided to wait until she was 6 months to start, as she is primarily breastfed.  It did not start out so well, but now it is going great.  Bailey did not like the food at first, and we had to stop briefly due to some tummy issues, but now everything is going well in the solids department as well as usual in the nursing department.  Bailey is now eating fabulously and enjoying a little bit of all the purees I made her along with a little cereal.  We are still nursing every 2-3 hours as she demands and using the solids as extra, just to introduce her to them.  Our baby is growing up too quickly!  I will go into more detail in the next post.  Here are some pictures of Bailey enjoying different things, more to come soon.  {Oh yes, and I will be posting the photos we took of her really despising disliking solids on the first try.  She has come a long way!}

Bailey, I am soo proud of you!!  I love you little one!  Love, Momma 

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Marvelous Mondays-Tomorrow...

All these photos have something in common, something that is on my mind today....
What is it?!

Vacation? Photos taken by me?  Well they were all taken by me, on vacation...

Sunsets, well one is not!

Tropical places? Not really, the picture right above was taken on the good old California Coast!  

Okay, so WATER.  I am thinking about water.  This Monday I am thankful for water.  There are many different forms of water that I love but today I am thankful for a special activity in water.  Tomorrow will be Bailey's first time in the pool, yep, first time!  We are doing Mommy and Me swim lessons.  We will be going in the morning to a pool in our area that is at someone's home, it is a large salt water pool that is heated.  I think Bailey will do great since she loves her baths and has been in the shower several times.  I really hope she likes the water.  

Over the next few months we are going to try to enjoy playing and having fun in the water.  This feels like a big step, she is growing so quickly!!  The awesome thing about having swim lessons at the place we are going is that they have Saturday lessons, so Tony is excited to take Bailey to lessons!  I have been thinking about tomorrow all week, so I am excited to see what is to come...

I guess I will have one of my favorite songs in my head tomorrow, 
Daughter by Loudon Wainwright III 

Hope everyone has a Happy Monday, What are you thankful for today, small or large?        

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Friday, May 21, 2010

The Winner is...

Bailey says Congratulations!!!  Cloth Diapers are GREAT!


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stephanie at mynewlifeasmom dot com 
My recent post Monday's Little Miracles - Week 1

Congratulations Stepahnie @ My New Life as Mom!!  You are the winner of a cloth diaper of choice, and you choose:

I would like to change my vote. Since I have so many FB's already, I'd love to try out a Happy Heinyz OS Snap diaper in cow hide! 

Oh that would be the best! 
My recent post Monday's Little Miracles - Week 1

I will email you to get your information!  Congratulations and Thank you all for participating!!
(Sorry everyone about the copy paste job, I am on a Mac, and apparently I do not have a print screen key nor F13, I am puzzled on how to do this, if anyone knows, let me know, so I can post the pretty random and comment trackback)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blog Hop Friday- Cupcake time!

Welcome to Blog Hop Friday, hosted by My New Life As Mom, Chubby Cheeks Thinks, Take A Mom's Word For It, Bree Bee's, This Adventure Our Life and Belly Charms! We invite you and your friends to link up every Friday and join us for a wonderful blog hopping adventure! We're all about making friends and having fun so come join us! Here's how you can join in on the fun;
  • Link up to your blog, using our inlinkz link list, below.
  • Follow the host/hostesses located in the first 7 slots.
  • Follow any other blogs that you feel appropriate! :)
  • Add the Blog Hop Friday button to your sidebar.
  • When following a new blog, please remember to leave a little personal comment love.
  • If you get a new follower, please feel free to reciprocate the love.

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This is a new list every week, so please remember to come back and link up, every week! 
Please remember to send a little comment love when you follow someone's blog. The point of this is to gain new followers and new friends, so please take a second to send a personal comment on their latest post, something you like about their site or maybe something you find interesting.
We understand that not everyone has time to follow and comment on every Blog Hop Friday Participant, just do what you can and are willing to do. We will do the same! Take your time and go at your own pace.
The link list is only open to add new blogs on Fridays but will be visible all week long.
So go link up and hoppy blog hopping!

Today, My Mom and I decided we were going to try out some cupcake recipes for fun, (well really in preparation for Bailey's birthday, but that is far off).  We decided to try The Barefoot Contessa's Coconut Cupcakes (we cut the recipe in half and it made 12 cupcakes, below is the full recipe)!  Oh my gosh, they are simply amazing.  I can also say they are calorie free, that is right, yep, and healthy for you....Enjoy!

Coconut Cupcakes 
  3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 14 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut 
Directions for Frosting:
  • 1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In 3 parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut.
Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each liner to the top with batter. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking rack and cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on low speed, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.
Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
Quality Control:
Bailey approves this recipe!!

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{This Moment}

This moment everyday is one I will treasure in my heart forever.
This moment has changed my life.

I always want to remember her big eyes starring into mine.
Focused on one another.

At this moment my heart is more in love, than ever before.
I love my little girl, and I would not give up this moment for the world.
Love and Peace sum it up.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Being Mobile

I think this picture says it all about being mobile, maybe it is not all fun like they say it is!!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Measure of a Day

I used to think that a day was measured by how much I accomplished
What I did, what I checked off, how many hours I worked
It was about getting chores done, that needed to be done at the time
Have to was a word that was in my daily vocabulary
If I did not get the things on my list accomplished I was unproductive
Unproductive, not fulfilled, my day was measured by what I could get finished

Then I had you, and right away I figured out that a single day
can not be measured by what I have checked off on my "to-do" list
A single day can not be measured in working hours
Productive days are not always full of have tos, per say
A day is not measured by what I can get finished

The measure of a day to me is the happiness I have in that day
More importantly the happiness you have in that day
A day where we may not get anything done, but you are smiling
A day that we do not have "have tos" but rather "want tos"
The measure of a day is smiling, laughing and loving

The measure of my day is you knowing you are loved
Knowing that you are wanted, needed, cared for, for always
My day is measured in your happiness, your joy, loving you
A day that sees production, as time well spent together, nothing is better
The measure of a day, month, and year, exists because of you

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Being on the D-list is cool, sick, and well wicked!!


This is our blog and life ADVENTURE (thus the name!)  My name is Cindy, I am wife to Speed Racer (aka Tony), Mommy to our beautiful baby Bailey.  I am a mostly stay at home mom who loves cloth diapering, baby wearing (see below), photography, crafts, cooking, architecture, while trying to be more environmentally friendly.  Most of the time you will find me avoiding what I need to do, while playing around with my little one and our crazy dog, Roxy.  This is my life.

I am trying to journey through this adventure while living in the NOW. Join me in the fun.... Here is my family, my life and all that goes along our journey of becoming a family.... (I could go on and on) But you can read all about us here in this blog, that is what it is for, and we know you are here for pictures anyway, so here they are: 

This is Us, Our little Family (minus our crazy dog)

Oh yes, and here she is our crazy dog, Roxy!

This is me, Cindy, the one responsible for blogging this adventure!

Yes, we are baby wearing while bowling, this is how we "roll".
And I even got a strike. Believe it or not Bailey fell asleep during this bowling adventure!!
More on this in another post...we found out what the Ergo is really made for...soon to come!!

And we know you are really here to see our little one, BAILEY!
I mean, who can resist her, num num num!!

Thanks for stopping by, we enjoyed having you, please come again!! If you have not please follow our adventure and leave a comment so we can come and visit your adventure.  

Oh yeah, Bailey loves comments and will love you for leaving one, and hey, she's cute, she's a baby, so who can resist!!  We all love a little baby here!!

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