Hi there. It’s been awhile! I’m not going to lie things are a little hectic, I have a lot on my plate right now. I don’t see things straitening out until the holidays.

As for ol’ CCG – I’ve hit a crossroad and it’s probably time to start the next chapter. I contemplated ending my blogging career per say, however its one of my favorite pastimes. Plus I’ve met so many inspiring people around here it would be too hard to leave. But I’m starting to question what this blog is about…my life? I guess you could say it’s a digital diary. However, up until Everett was born I had no problem sharing little pieces of my life through the blogosphere. But now, I’m a mother and my protective instincts have set in.

For now I’ll be lingering in the corner until I get my head back on my shoulders. Enjoy the rest of your summer, I wont be gone for long.

Starting to hit our stride…

Our life has been completely turned upside down, and it’s just beginning to turn right side up again. Many, many things have been neglected…like this blog for instance. But all for good reason!

Spending every waking and sleeping moment with this little guy has been amazing. I couldn’t begin to describe the feeling I get when he looks up at me.


Andrew and I have been homebodies, barely leaving the house despite a few visits to see our pediatrician. Yet, time feels as if it’s flying by me. Baby Everett has gained almost 3 pounds since birth 3 weeks ago! He’s even started to flash his gummy smile.

I’m feeling almost 100%, which is a huge relief. I was prepared for a natural birth, however I was not prepared to handle the aftermath! It felt like a truck hit me, I was practically bed ridden for two solid weeks.

Like I said, things are gradually starting to turn right side up. A daily schedule is forming (which I’m sure will and have already had a few hiccups), and my body is starting to feel like its self again.

Nevertheless, life has been blissful around here!



Everett’s here! 13 days late, but he’s here. Andrew and I are both smitten about our precious little one. Words could not describe the experience or joy that we share.


Right after the birth of our son, Andrew purposed (after 8 years)! There couldn’t have been a more perfect time.



Just popping in to let everyone know I’m still pregnant, 1 day overdue! Irregular contractions have woken me up the past two mornings but then faded away. Hopefully we’ll have a baby by the end of the week.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend!

Garden Tour

Hi friends!

garden bench

We’re on baby count down, only 6 days left until my due date. I wonder if he’ll make an appearance this week! In other news Andrew and I went on a garden tour a few days ago. And to think we did all this walking and no baby, some wives tale that is.


Maple Rock Gardens is a beautiful 30 acre ranch located in Northern California. The homeowners have spent many years landscaping and tending to their lovely garden. Once a year they open their home to the public to view their oasis in the foothills.

I’ll let the pictures tell the story.