Sorry for the radio silence last week. With two coworkers out on vacation and a big event on Thursday, I've been very busy. But it made the week go by pretty quickly, and led me to a wonderful weekend.

Saturday Gwen took a bath sitting up!

Which she seemed to enjoy.
Her first one since she's just now sitting up stable enough, and for long enough.

We headed up to our photographer's studio and got her 6 months shots taken! Bah, I have a 6 month old!

I actually already have some teasers from that too:

Aren't they great?!! I'm dying to see them all.

Next it was on to my parent's for my birthday meal. My mom made some amazing chicken (with pesto and prosciutto... recipe at bottom), and they gave me a great birthday gift... some books from my brother, and from my parents I got a composter! Yay! It's made to get full batches of compost in just a few weeks... so we are keeping the other container set up, then transferring it over in big batches to the composter from my parents. So excited. Anyone want some compost for their garden?

Sunday, the first part of my birthday gift from Trav was to sleep in. I got the babe when she woke at 6, fed her, then passed her off and went back to sleep. I woke feeling so wonderfully rested at 8am (isn't it amusing how our definition of sleeping in changes?!). When I woke, it was to find that Trav & Gwen had already been pretty productive. They'd gone grocery shopping together, which Trav wore her for!! I wished I'd gotten a picture. We headed out to breakfast, then back home for a relaxing day.

Gwen took a good snooze... about an hour and a half. And she did it on me.  :-)

It was pretty lovely.

I got to open some presents from Trav & Gwen. Gwen got me a digital picture frame to show off all my pictures of her. And Trav got me a beautiful woven wrap... the one I was wishing for months ago. So psyched! I'll have to practice some, but I'm already loving it after using it for a walk that afternoon.  

We were supposed to go to Ro & Pat's for lunch too, but poor GG was sick. So instead we watched a movie, relaxed and had a nice dinner at home.

Then we took our own 6 months pictures!

It was a really wonderful day/weekend.

Now its back to the grind. Another week with both of my coworkers out, so I'll definitely be keeping busy. 

As an aside, and for my own records... my peanut is in size 2 diapers now!

And here is the promised recipe... try this, its wonderful!

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto, divided
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, or more if needed

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto per chicken breast over the top of each breast, and wrap each breast in prosciutto slices to cover the entire breast. Place the wrapped chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, the juices run clear, and the prosciutto is lightly crisped, about 25 minutes.


  1. Oh my goodness, what a cute baby!

  2. Thank you! Just found your blog through another this morning and really enjoyed reading through the past few weeks of posts. Hope you'll swing by again!


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