Just so you don't think I don't do anything when I forget to blog for a whole month, I thought I'd share with you a list of all my amazing accomplishments of the last few weeks. 

(Photos 1&2) Ryder at the Easter egg hunt. I got a little excited. Being a parent brings out a weird competitive side to me at such events as Easter egg hunts.
(Photos 3 & 4) Easter Morning. What do you get a 3 month-old?  A glowworm, that's what. 
(Photo 5) Penny and her cousin Jared.  And no, you silly goose, Penny cannot stand yet. Well, not without some help :)
  •  Had a successful Easter Weekend that included a couple of 'Mark-Set-Go's (aka's Easter egg hunts), a visit from the Easter bunny and a yummy Easter dinner at my sister's house.
  • Got Ryder over a sinus infection, only to be discovered after a necessary doctor's visit due to a nasty fever that wouldn't go away.
  • Survived two of Phil's most busiest weeks of school yet. After living on campus, many sleepless nights studying and hours spent putting together projects, I was super tired...I can't imagine how he felt.
  • Got my Aunt Lancy home from the hospital after an almost 20-day stay in the ICU after two surgeries. Okay, so an accomplishment I had nothing to do with, but a very hard and scary time that she fought valiantly through. I can't describe how grateful and happy I am that she is on the mend.
  • Researched double strollers until my eyesight went blurry, trying to find the perfect one to accommodate my children for big city living this summer and have concluded, that  perfect stroller does not exist.
  • Managed to sneak down to visit my parents with the kiddos for a week while Phil was at an HR conference.
  • I read my sister's manuscript for her second novel, "A Cupcake for Eleanor". Soooo good. So funny. It must get published so all of you can read it to. 
  • Finished our taxes! Okay, Phil did our taxes, but nagging him to get them done counts, right?
  • Almost secured a place to live in NYC this summer (negotiations are in the works).
  • And last, but not least, we made it half way through Phil's MBA! He is in the middle of finals right now, but give us a couple more days and we'll officially have one year under our belt. Woot, woot! Good job, Phil. We're so proud of you!
See...I told you I accomplished a lot.


  1. What a month! I'd say you should feel very accomplished.

    P.S. One of my good friends moved to NYC about 8 months ago and swears by their Maclaren double stroller. Certainly not the cheapest one out there, but she considers it their car and it takes her two kiddos all over the city! Did I miss where you guys are going this summer?? Anyway, her blog is and she has all sorts of "big city with two little kid" posts.

  2. Busy, I guess! Thanks for the update!

    Congrats to one year down in school! How exciting. Way to a supportive wifey (and a fun Mommy).

  3. you must be exhausted after all of that! And I don't know if I've told you but I am LOVING your bangs! (and not just because I have them too!) xoxo can't wait to see you in a week!

  4. You HAVE been busy little mommy. Thanks for sharing all the fun things you've been up to :)
    And by the way, we love, love, love our sit and stand stroller- it's great for kids who don't want to sit all the time :)

  5. We love our Bob double jogger, but that might be better for Central Park, not crowded city sidewalks. It's wide.

    Cute pictures, and I'm so glad your aunt is on the mend. And I agree, the book should be published!

  6. Wow, you did accomplish alot! I love the bangs by the way.

  7. Darling as always!

  8. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Jasmine, Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes! You are a wonderful niece. Thank you also for the beautiful origami, you are very talented.
    Penny is absolutely beautiful and Ryder seems to be happily adjusted and I love your hair!
    Take care, I love you.
    Aunt Lancy