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2019-07-05: Choice! @theroadiummarket drive-in tonight for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with @cleverdevil …

2019-07-05: Still enjoying this guy’s cuddles. He will make his new family so happy! Let’s find him a forever …

2019-07-03: Leo has made himself at home on his #4days4life vacation from @arfharborshelter. @clevercolette and …

2019-07-03: Cute, cuddly, and curious. This little guy who the shelter calls Jackson, but whom we call Leo, is …

2019-06-15: Word to the wise (or not so wise): If you go out on the balcony when you are insanely drunk, …

2019-06-06: Last Day/First Day. I have a 3rd grader now. #clevercolette has grown and matured in ways that I …

2019-06-02: Our church affirmed the Western Jurisdiction Statement of Values. All have been and will continue to …

2019-05-26: I helped in Sunday school today. Guess that New Testament story as captured by Teddy Grahams.

2019-05-19: This crazy dog saw all the attention his sister was getting for her sprained thumb, so he decided to …

2019-05-14: Answer: A swollen and painful thumb, icing, ibuprofen, sleep, urgent care, a sprain, and a splint. …

2019-05-13: He’s pushing 13, but I still see the puppy in him. He’s not quite as mischievous as he was in the …

2019-05-08: Insomnia again, but with the safety of Jonathan sleeping nearby, and my amazing in-laws for support …

2019-05-05: I had a really rough week. I spiraled down after saying goodbye to Winston. I started to catch a …

2019-05-05: So proud of my #clevercolette! Her confidence and poise blows me away. I would never be able to get …

2019-04-30: Cue the insomnia. I took this the morning I realized a tough decision was ahead of us after another …

2019-04-28: Nighttime is hard. In the little sleep I got last night, I dreamed of Winston on the beach in Maui. …

2019-04-27: The best cuddles from the beginning, an engagement, a wedding, 8 homes, 2 pregnancies, a …

2019-04-26: I’m not ready for an elaborate post yet. The past few days have been tough wrestling with decisions …

2019-04-14: I am so thankful for @havenartsacademy for providing an atmosphere for #clevercolette to make …

2019-04-14: She danced and sang her heart out as a featured dancer in Aladdin Jr. Though she may have been …

2019-04-12: So proud of my #clevercolette ! She’s had a busy week and it doesn’t really stop until May 10th. …

2019-04-07: Clever Lil Devil Loves Numbers Bedtime Math—W: Mommy, how many hours are in a day and in a night. L: It’s about 12 each. W: So …

2019-03-20: I proclaim 15th wedding anniversary gift: the gift of play. The couple that plays together, stays …

2019-03-20: I was 15yrs old in this picture, about 22 years ago. Happy 15th wedding anniversary @cleverdevil ! I …

2019-03-15: Coming up on 15 years of marriage and 22years as a couple. Chillin’ in DTLA for a good night’s sleep …

2019-03-08: Conclusion: I am neither artsy enough nor cat-lover enough to sit appreciate this “classic.” I will …

2019-03-08: Knocked out from whining all night…you know that 4month sleep regression? I think he’s having …

2019-02-25: I joined a choir yesterday. I know I’m not a soloist, but singing brings me such great joy, that I …

2019-02-18: Future prom date! 😍

2019-02-18: 5hrs post allergy test.

2019-02-18: Allergy test today. That was not fun. Results: major reaction to dustmites, dander, pollen, ragweed. …

2019-02-03: My son is charming me today. First thing this morning he hugged me and told me “You’re my universe.” …

2019-01-28: Honus, hotels, and hula. #thisis8 #clevercolette

2019-01-27: 7 years later and still putting herself in boxes. #clevercolette

2019-01-27: Found a gem in Kaanapali! @slappycakesmaui yummy breakfast and make your own pancakes. @cleverdevil …

2019-01-26: And then it started raining…not many people get rained out of a luau! All was better the next …

2019-01-26: Candy leis, lunch time fun, luau experience. Making memories 😍 #cleverfamily #clevercolette …

2019-01-25: Still mastering this vacation thing. #clevercolette #wjlacour

2019-01-24: Vacation game is strong with this one. #cleverfamily #clevercolette

2019-01-06: Snuggliest Puggliest. 😍💞

2018-12-31: Ready for our last concert of 2018. Global music genre performed by true musicians. @pinkmartini

2018-12-25: Couldn’t fall asleep last night bc I had this Handel’s Messiah song in my head! 🎶 and his name shall …

2018-12-24: Christmas Eve traditions. #wjlacour leaning into our Chinese food dinner. Christmas Eve service …

2018-12-20: I picked up these happy guys from my mom yesterday. They always have so much fun with Mimi and Big …

2018-12-13: Here we come ATL! #cleverfamily #elfontheplane

2018-12-08: Nelson snuggles 💞

2018-12-02: Colette and William nailed their parts today! So proud of them for doing their best. Colette played …

2018-11-24: Sometimes I like to be ridiculous :) @cleverdevil loves this part of me….

2018-11-23: WTF is this thing??? Teenage Mutants Ninja Cockroach?!

2018-11-22: Grateful for moments like this. Peaceful. One of the best feelings for me is having my Nelson …

2018-11-21: This sweet soul. Latergram of #wjlacour watching a movie with me and captivated by the satisfying …

2018-11-21: Movie magic @elcapitanthtre We May have had to cancel our national parks road trip, but we can still …

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2018-11-09: Doctor has ordered a weekend of supportive care for bronchitis and sinusitis before starting …

2018-11-06: I voted. I researched, and I voted. As a Christian, I voted for candidate that would uphold …

2018-11-02: A bientot, @camillerxmr We love you! Thank you for being our au pair extraordinaire, big sister, and …

2018-11-02: Funbox Part 4

2018-11-02: Funbox Part 3

2018-11-02: Funbox Part 2. I did appreciate the angel wings :)

2018-11-02: Funbox part 1. Advertised as a celebration of toys and making all of your 5 year old child fantasies …

2018-11-01: Bring it, November. This is the first year that I’ve wanted to start Christmas early, however I am …

2018-10-31: Played with face tattoos and filled in with some make up. Filter makes it look like I put some white …

2018-10-30: Saw some new and familiar faces in the bathroom stall while waiting for Colette. 💩 🤖 🤢 🤥😦 …

2018-10-30: Disneyland with our au pair extraordinaire turned family. #licornecamille #clevercolette #goofyfaces

2018-10-30: The value of money…the price of beauty. We split the cost $30 for me, $35 for her. …

2018-10-30: How a princess gets ready :) #clevercolette

2018-10-30: Animation academy. Zero. #cleverlearning

2018-10-30: YES education field trip at Disneyland. Designing a story. We learned about rudimentary animation as …

2018-10-30: Excited for our first YES Disneyland Field Trip. #clevercolette #cleverlearning

2018-10-29: October fun this weekend. Pumpkin patch hunt at South Coast Botanic Garden. Nightmare Before …

2018-10-14: Sometimes life sucks and you have to take one for the team. Jonathan needed a spa day, and I joined …

2018-10-07: Came home just in time to watch the webcast and go outside to see the Falcon 9 rocket launch. One of …

2018-10-07: About an hour after I looked at the first picture appreciating that it had been 5 years since we …

2018-10-05: 32 Days. Vote. #fixit youtu.be/yo3uxqwTx…

2018-10-01: Thank you @normissweetestcookies for the amazing birthday cookies for #cleverlildevil

2018-09-30: A toast to the birthday boy!

2018-09-30: He’s a handsome #cleverlildevil

2018-09-30: #wjlacour is 5 today! How did that happen?! He’s a green-loving, snuggly, knowledge-seeking, …

2018-09-27: How I am feeling today. Dear God, make me a bird. youtu.be/qq5NWgSa0…

2018-09-27: It’s crazy hair day. My attempt at the requested unicorn hair. #goodenough #clevercolette

2018-09-23: We fostered Gigi, aka Phoebe, for just over 4 weeks. She is off to her forever family now. She is a …

2018-09-16: There is a little girl in our house who has been campaigning for her room for about a year. She has …

2018-09-16: In other words… from The Message. #mercytriumphsjudgement #thoughtandprayersandaction

2018-09-16: What are thoughts and prayers with no action? Preach it Pastor Amy! #rivieraumc

2018-09-15: This #cleverlilangel played her heart out today. @cleverdevil and I were floored at the difference …

2018-09-14: Fine motor work with hole punch and LEGO pieces. #cleverlearning

2018-09-09: Coached this #cleverlildude and the rest of the Kickachus today at AYSO 34. 6U soccer is fun. :) …

2018-09-08: Coaching this sweet girl in her first AYSO game today at 2. Go Violet Mermicorns!!! #clevercolette

2018-09-07: “I’m making potions! This is science!” #cleverlildevil is doing some #cleverlearning today :)

2018-09-04: Let the a la carte school year begin for #cleverlildevil ! The Advantage Program (performing arts …

2018-08-31: #cleverlearning field trip to Creamistry as we discuss states of matter today! Making lemon sherbet …

2018-08-31: #cleverlearning field trip to Creamistry as we discuss states of matter today! Making lemon sherbet …

2018-08-27: After her first week of homeschool, Colette has her first day on campus today. We are excited to …

2018-08-11: Pretty sure this was our first selfie. Before digital cameras :)

2018-08-11: I miss you, Friends! @rainepip @ahpoole @claire.atkins @lwfulton

2018-08-11: Breakfast with my favorite girl @clevercolette #cleverlilangel

2018-08-07: For those following along: #cleverlildevil has been diagnosed with Abdominal Migraines with Cyclic …

2018-08-03: Getting ready to watch #clevercolette as the narrator, Peggy, and Madison in her camp performance of …

2018-08-02: Tried to sort out William going to the neurologist this morning. After many calls and circles, he is …

2018-08-01: Just finished my AYSO online training. Next some field training, then I’ll be ready to coach …

2018-07-28: Thanks to @cleverdevil, I’ve got my Micro.blog account off to a good start, with all of my …

2018-07-25: 15.5 years and still making me smile. Love my Winston boy!!

2018-07-11: So we celebrated 7-11 day with our free slurpees. Colette decided that we should go to European …

2018-07-11: View from William’s swim class. And Happy 7-11 Day! Yes, I fully acknowledge that I have succumb to …

2018-07-11: So i shared this on IG and it didn’t seem to work to connect over here. Have to share …

2018-07-09: I’m so lucky to have met two real live Santas in my lifetime. I’m sure these guys are …

2018-07-01: This may not be a popular opinion, but the Apple commercial that is played during World Cup has to …

2018-06-28: When we don’t bring a stroller, William hops on a suitcase. What can i say? He’s a …

2018-06-20: My brief return into the professional teaching world comes to an end tomorrow. I will hang up my hat …

2018-06-14: I can tell my baby girl is sick because she hasn’t done a single cartwheel or handstand today. …

2018-06-06: Made it to ATL with kids in tow. Daddy is enjoying a boys weekend with the two dogs, and we are here …

2018-06-01: TKG Thinker Fair: Colette first wanted to engineer a device to help Winston get around on his broken …

2018-05-08: Today I was given information about how beneficial mindfulness is, and how students are changed in …

2018-04-16: Hey guess what…! I’ve got a new niece!! I just missed meeting Olivia Elizabeth French …

2018-04-04: 21 years, at this point I remember more of my life with the man of my dreams than without. Although, …

2018-04-01: Here’s to hoping it’s not a 2000+ year old April Fool’s joke! ;) Happy Easter!

2018-03-20: 7 years after our first date, we got married. 7 years after our wedding, we had our first child. 7 …

2018-03-11: As I relaxed on the couch Colette set up a warm foot both and finger tubs set up on chairs. She …

2018-02-20: The temperature will not even reach 60 today. SoCal Snow Day?? Please? Brrrrrr! ;)

2018-02-16: This is an interesting article, however, what does one do in a society that still provides access to …

2018-02-14: Happy Valentine’s Day from my sweet kiddos! Our football-lovin fun guy! AND Our fashionista …

2018-02-13: Mardi Gras dinner :) Note: No non-edible babies were harmed in the consumption of this King Cake.

2018-02-13: Beware the non-edible babies! Also, happy Mardi Gras!

2018-02-10: Relaxing.

2018-02-09: Just arrived at the Westin Desert Willow Villas for a relaxing weekend away with the man of my …

2018-02-07: For those playing along, I have another one:

2018-02-06: I wrote a mood equation. Can you decipher it? Can you write an equation for your mood?

2018-02-06: Seriously people, watch the launch and the landings. Sonic booms! It’s not just for nerds, …

2018-02-06: I’m being pulled back in the bow so much that I might just shoot right past that Tesla …

2018-02-04: I believe I am officially on the mend, yet I am not running close to 100%. Here’s to more …

2018-02-03: In bed 95% of the day with a low grade fever, headache, and sinus pain. Will more sleep help?

2018-02-02: Mean mama took Colette down with her. We’re snuggled up in the guest room with low-grade …

2018-02-02: Traffic over here is bursting at about 35mph every few minutes. ‘Over here’ = in my …

2018-02-02: Laying down in the guest room with a warmed rice pack on my face. William comes in and says, …

2018-02-01: I fought the good fight, but current sinus pain, headache, and sneeze patterns do not bode well for …

2018-01-28: Surprise! Colette is 7 :) Under the guise of a mommy-daughter date, Colette showed up to FAB Design …

2018-01-22: Ummm it’s 3:30AM, and I still haven’t been able to fall asleep. A slightly upset tummy …

2018-01-19: It’s 7:50. My kids are still sleeping. We are not rushing out the door so mommy can get to …

2018-01-11: Finally got my hands on this book! Ready to take in some history and memories as told by @petesouza

2018-01-07: Gearing up for a busy week! Tuesday: Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia with kids and hubs, Wednesday: Joe …

2018-01-01: My 2018 word: Joy 2018 verse: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in …

2017-12-23: Nothing like returning home to LAX traffic! Almost home, just gotta get out of the airport!!

2017-12-21: Between a Papa who worked on the Saturn V and a PomPom who brought us the TRS-80, these kiddos sure …

2017-12-18: Doing my 7 days until Christmas, 7 gifted books. This year I will go with a Brene Brown. The Gifts …

2017-12-11: Foiled by the slime craze! That thing when find out that you can’t take your contacts out because …

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2017-12-06: Such a joy to have a moment with my sweet girl!

2017-11-30: Can’t seem to get this oldie but goodie, from The Animals, out of my head: “But …

2017-11-27: Wishing I wasn’t still awake.

2017-11-21: Photo 6 of 7. But actually I did two 4s, so this is 7 of 7. I’ll try to do one more though :)

2017-11-20: Are there words for this?? 😍😍💞

2017-11-20: Jonathan: take a picture together and show that you love each other. Done.

2017-11-20: I think I’m on photo 5 of 7. 😇

2017-11-19: William and Colette sang in front of the church for children’s choir. It was almost too much to …

2017-11-16: Photo 4 of 7. Forget the whole days thing. Teachers can play with playdough too!

2017-11-13: We will miss you @camilleroux Thank you for helping us through this big transition in our life. We …

2017-11-12: Day 4 of 7.

2017-11-11: Day 3 of 7

2017-11-09: Day 2 of 7.

2017-11-09: It’s a great day to share this video again: youtu.be/XkS2Sl1kl…

2017-11-08: Jill said I had to do it, so her I go. Day 1 of 7 BW photos no explanations.

2017-11-06: At 5:30am I was awake. Not due to my kids, but due to my dogs. Time change with old dogs may be …

2017-11-06: Happy Birthday Senor! If it was 20ish years ago, I’d be giving you this tie. Alas, we all grow …

2017-11-05: Loving our Santa time :)

2017-11-01: I keep seeing this picture today. It warms my heart, and I can see my grown girl in that little baby …

2017-11-01: Got my book. Now sitting in the Santa Monica High School auditorium to see #brenebrown share her …

2017-10-31: #clevercolette and #wjlacour Mal and BingBong

2017-10-01: The first time I held my baby boy. 😍

2017-09-26: Can I get an “amen”? “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD …

2017-09-26: It’s a four squares of chocolate kind of night.

2017-09-25: I hope they always find such comfort in each other. #latergram #wjlacour #clevercolette …

2017-09-24: Satisfying my curiosity as to why it’s tied to sports in the first place: …

2017-09-24: Hair by #clevercolette

2017-09-21: In Lyft on the way to dinner in Hollywood, then HAMILTON! Listening to the soundtrack on the way. …

2017-09-18: The goal for today was to see @theellenshow taping. #fail. But we are rebooked for next month. If I …

2017-09-15: 8:30 on a Friday night is a normal bedtime, right?

2017-09-14: Anyone have toothpicks? I’m needing them to keep my eyes open. And maybe a head support, …

2017-09-13: Putting William to bed and asking him about his day, then he turned to me and said, “tell me …

2017-09-10: Lazy Sunday. #clevernelson

2017-09-09: Time to start the show! g.co/kgs/BM843…

2017-09-09: Yellow means it’s healing, right? #nofilter

2017-09-07: Doc says one more week in boot as long as everything is on a path of improvement, then maybe move to …

2017-09-02: Weekend plans canceled. Thanks to a bit of clumsiness, I’ll be navigating life with a lame …

2017-08-27: Morning snuggles from #wjlacour #thebest #mommytime

2017-08-19: 36 years ago my dad got a newborn baby girl for his birthday. This year on his 67th birthday, I am …

2017-08-14: William in utter frustration: Daddy! You’re terrible driving is making me drop my Pokémon!!

2017-08-12: I really have no idea how to respond or how to put my thoughts and feelings in to words. However, I …

2017-08-12: So proud of my girl! 10 days of camp, 7 dances, and one perfectly delivered line! She impressed me …

2017-08-12: Let’s go Pool Kid #5!! First musical theater performance for #clevercolette . Will it be the …

2017-08-04: #wjlacour had a great week at soccer camp! He seemed to innately know about the taking your shirt …

2017-07-30: First time @hollywoodbowl with my #clevercolette. Seeing #Mammamia starring @dovecameron is the …

2017-07-30: #wjlacour gets a special date with our lovely Sheny at Chuck E Cheese :)

2017-07-30: Camille’s first day with us was Lais last day with us. We loved getting to know Lucas’ …

2017-07-29: The boys are enjoying some time with Camille too :) #cleverlacours #wjlacour #camilletheaupair

2017-07-29: Welcome to the family Camille! #cleverlacours #camilletheaupair

2017-07-17: I try not to make it a habit to see the sun rise, but when I’m forced to, I appreciate it. …

2017-07-16: Mouth-open sleeping and we haven’t boarded the plane yet. Maui–>LAX redeye. Sleep my …

2017-07-16: We made it to Kihei for a sunset after our venture over to Wailea for dinner @monkeypodkitchen We …

2017-07-15: New view. Ending our Maui vacation at @thewestinmaui . Waterslides for the kids, boozy drinks by the …

2017-07-13: Just some afternoon ukulele striking by the golf course. #clevercolette #wjlacour #mauivibes

2017-07-12: Got antibiotics for a cough on Sunday. Antibiotics destroyed my stomach on Tuesday night => no …

2017-07-08: This will do. Time to relax in Maui!

2017-06-29: Some wonderful William quips today: After seeing a character on TV named Bertram. W: buuuurp! My …

2017-06-26: We heard the ring of an ice cream truck down the street. I told Colette that if it came by they …

2017-06-25: Breathing deep. First day back leading a classroom tomorrow. Excited and nervous but mostly excited. …

2017-06-23: William just told me “the secret of loving people.” I bet you don’t know what it …

2017-06-18: My curly girl and my snuggle bug are back from Mimi’s. Now just waiting on my charming man to …

2017-06-18: Happy Father’s Day @cleverdevil ! I’m celebrating you at the spa @terranearesort

2017-06-15: Lounging with The Nelson :)

2017-06-14: Bye kiddos! See you Sunday! Bon Voyage a Paris Jonathan, see you Tuesday! Yep, that means, this girl …

2017-06-08: W: I see a house that’s tented. Me: Oh yeah? Do you know why they do that? W: yeah, I already …

2017-06-08: When you ask #wjlacour if he would like to try to write his name, and then he nails it. Sometimes I …

2017-06-07: I’ve seen a lot of posts of preschool graduations and kindergarten graduations. I’m …

2017-06-05: W:“Let’s dig this deep to my neck.” Teacher: “Ok, we’ll have to work …

2017-06-05: I told William that I have some work to do on my computer this morning, but I would take him to …

2017-06-04: As I reflect on memories with and of my grandma, one of my fondest is remembering her appreciation …

2017-06-03: Homework due at 11:59. Homework submitted at 11:58. Still got it! ;) Is that something I should be …

2017-05-30: Throwback to the acrostics I wrote for my kiddos. Still very relevant. Maybe I should challenge …

2017-05-29: We got around to editing the clever candy bonanza the kiddos did in October! …

2017-05-28: Bingbong siting at the LaCour home!

2017-05-28: I’m officially back in the game with my CPR/First Aid Certification. But….I’m …

2017-05-27: Currently taking a speech and language development class. While I appreciate knowing the high level …

2017-05-25: Homework done. Now for sleep. Feeling kind of beat up by the day, but it’s probably because …

2017-05-25: William asleep. Now for that homework assignment that’s due at 10:59pm….

2017-05-25: What is it about early 90s live action cartoons that my son loves? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, …

2017-05-25: That thing when it’s 8:40am and your kids are still sleeping like logs.

2017-05-20: I’ve been running a marathon for a few weeks now. Not literally, but just in moving week to …

2017-05-16: Went to foot doc for follow up on heel healing dreading another cortisone shot recommendation. …

2017-05-15: When your 6 year old starts struggling with The Problem of Evil, and you try to explain in terms …

2017-05-15: Time for some cosmic yoga :) #wjlacour #clevercolette

2017-05-12: Ignore the cuteness for a moment and acknowledge that the white space is where I was sleeping. Daddy …

2017-05-11: Mother’s Day Celebration at school. I’d say I look pretty good for 100. It’s …

2017-05-11: Teacher love 😍😍😍 #clevercolette can’t wait to meet the little pixie! @pixie4peace

2017-05-10: There’s speculation that Spicey has been benched. What is the possibility that he just finally …

2017-05-09: This is so cool!! www.fastcompany.com/3059469/i…

2017-05-08: This hurts my brain. But very interesting. all-that-is-interesting.com/authagrap…

2017-05-06: Kentucky Derby Watch Party. A day of delicious food, friends laughing, the most exciting 2min in …

2017-05-04: Let the fun begin! #greatwolflodge #specialbirthday #girlsnight #clevercolette

2017-05-02: Went in for a cortisone shot to speed up healing of my heel contusion that hasn’t improved in …

2017-04-30: Like father like son! #wjlacour #2cleverdevils @cleverdevil

2017-04-30: We rearranged their room to give them a more defined personal space. So far, so good!

2017-04-25: “I’m a cheetah!” #clevercolette #wjlacour #facepaintingbycolette

2017-04-20: A teenage mutant ninja turtle and his makeup.

2017-04-20: Saw this tired old guy, and William decided to pick his nose right when I was snapping the shot. …

2017-04-15: I could get all metaphorical about this spring-looking dinner, but I’ll just leave that for …

2017-04-15: pixie4peace saw this guy, smiled, and thought of you :) #iseefacestoo

2017-04-02: First 11v11 game in about 17 years! First cardio in several months. I survived. Red face no filter. …

2017-03-30: 3yrs 6mos. My little William dude is growing quickly! I can always count on him for a laugh. He is …

2017-03-28: She still is a sweet big sister. Or as William calls her “Sis.”

2017-03-28: Migraine this morning 3am-7:30am. You know when you feel like you have to hold your head together …

2017-03-24: Speakeasy

2017-03-24: As much as I would have liked the bill to be crushed in a landslide vote against it, I am happy that …

2017-03-21: The improv episode of Julie’s Greenroom is awesome! We’ll be playing some of those games …

2017-03-21: First day in 6weeks without schoolwork hanging over my head. I had big plans of Spring cleaning. …

2017-03-20: Daddy: one day you will have a beard like me. William: yay!!! Daddy: will you shave every day or …

2017-03-20: William found a “neutralizer.” He is going to “neutralize me into teeny …

2017-03-20: Which one is Yertle?

2017-03-20: 13 Years of Marriage Happy Anniverary Jonathan LaCour! I’m so blessed to have chosen you! Thank you for loving my …

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2017-03-19: C: M-O-M, I need a holder for my bottle on my bike. Me: ok, maybe you can tinker one. Let me see if …

2017-03-18: Leaving my last day of Reggio class after final group presentations. #newparadigm when you finish …

2017-03-16: Sometime just taking a long shower is enough self-care to get you going through the day.

2017-03-15: Remember when the FB question prompt used be just “is?” Lacey LaCour is… and then …

2017-03-15: Time to pull out the old Frog and Toad book! www.theatlantic.com/entertain…

2017-03-13: Happy Pi Day! What type of pie will you be eating today?

2017-03-10: Desperation: that feeling when you have a Saturday class, and you’re husband’s return …

2017-03-09: Getting ready for practicing my color mixing lesson plan :)

2017-03-09: Really interesting food for thought. www.theatlantic.com/video/ind…

2017-03-08: #intlwomensday reading :)

2017-03-07: My 10yr old nephew is battling severe depression. He has friends and family sending him support to …

2017-03-04: Pushing into the discomfort of growth.” Look in a mirror and draw a self-portrait. “ …

2017-03-01: Colette: William, I am going to tell you a story about long long time ago, the 1980s. Mommy, do we …

2017-02-28: I’m not Catholic, but I know how celebrate like one! Dinner! #shrovetuesday #pancakeday

2017-02-26: Colette decided to make herself a Nutella sandwich, so I asked her to please make one for William …

2017-02-23: Geeking out tonight! www.thewillows.org/page/news…

2017-02-23: Question: why is futuristic clothing usually black, white, or metallic?

2017-02-17: For your reference: www.theatlantic.com/internati…

2017-02-13: Back to school for mama got real this week! Trying to get reading and homework done for 3 classes …

2017-02-11: Driving a snowmobile for #clevercolette #sarahcolette

2017-02-09: Cousins. #clevercolette #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2017-02-07: Please tell me why I should have hope for our education system with Betsy DeVos at the helm.

2017-02-05: Good job coca-cola! Together is beautiful!

2017-02-04: Brothers.

2017-02-01: Colette: Mama, you know why I like writing 1 for the date? It’s like we’re starting all …

2017-01-29: I adore her! #clevercolette is 6! #bamwhat

2017-01-28: Born at 3:02am in Atlanta 6 years ago on 1/28. It’s 12:02am here on the West Coast, so Happy …

2017-01-22: Um, you might need tissues. This is incredible! Watch with your daughter! vimeo.com/199929028

2017-01-21: Not that he has proven to be a man of his word, but given the sentiment from “the …

2017-01-21: One of my favorite signs at the #womensmarchRB was “May the Fierce Be With You” held up …

2017-01-21: The backlash to the Women’s March is disheartening. So many voices saying it’s a silly …

2017-01-16: Gaslighting. Know what it means and don’t be a victim. www.cnn.com/2017/01/1…

2017-01-13: Who is coming with me?

2017-01-11: Wearing my Hope for Today shirt despite how I’m feeling about the current news cycle.

2017-01-10: I’ve tried to gently wake this sleeping beauty 4 times. I asked her if she needs to stay home …

2017-01-08: ww2.kqed.org/mindshift…

2017-01-07: Kids from the Stone Age made a little sitting area. Daddy thinks it’s ugly, but let them be …

2017-01-05: She got to meet @garyteeth and @norwhal from @royalteeth on the way in the door. She was a little …

2017-01-05: Taking this party animal to her first concert! Grabbing some dinner down the street, then …

2017-01-04: #clevercolette and #wjlacour face swap. Weeeeeeird!

2017-01-04: Happy Birthday Elaine! You’re the best mother in law a girl could ask for! You raised an …

2017-01-01: 2017 word: STRENGTH 2017 verse: “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing …

2016-12-27: Fancy date time for these beautiful people! #clevercolette #sarahcolette @cleverdevil

2016-12-25: Also, pandora stackable rings :) Garnett for my January baby, sapphire for my October baby, and …

2016-12-24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2016 #wjlacour #cleverlacours #clevercolette #sarahcolette

2016-12-23: Love these #cleverdevils! #wjlacour and @cleverdevil

2016-12-23: William peers over Jonathan’a shoulder: You’re playing Mawio!! J: yeah! How do you know …

2016-12-23: This little elf has grown so much! But he still has that charming smile!

2016-12-22: Christmas in SoCal: Outdoor movie night as we shout Merry Christmas to Christmas light viewers!

2016-12-22: The Tri Betta Sisters received an anonymous donation for a house renovation on the condition that …

2016-12-22: Christmas pampering and learning some Chinese and Vietnamese :) Colette learned: Thank you, hello, …

2016-12-17: We may have a new LA Christmas tradition: Holiday Sing Along at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Loved …

2016-12-17: Proof of #wjlacour’s amazing innate quick wit: After the holiday singalong at the Disney …

2016-12-17: At the tender age of 5, Colette has called her Daddy on a #dadjoke for the first time. C: why …

2016-12-17: #wjlacour is a born charmer. Exhibit A: “Don’t leave my fair Mama!”

2016-12-16: Dainty #clevercolette

2016-12-16: Classic Afternoon Tea at The Disneyland Hotel. I had a Caramel Velvet Redbush and #clevercolette had …

2016-12-16: Stair workout before Afternoon Tea at The Disneyland Hotel :) with @francescabella #clevercolette …

2016-12-09: Tonight at dinner Colette asked me “mommy, what do you think my growth edge is?” Taken …

2016-12-06: Morning laugh: “William I need to get you dressed!” “I don’t need a …

2016-12-06: “Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or …

2016-12-03: 2:45am, why am I up?! I just binge watched Gilmore Girls. I knew the last words by the beginning of …

2016-12-01: Ready for the Riviera Village Holiday Stroll! #wjlacour asleep and #sarahcolette ready to dance!

2016-11-29: The journey home! #cleverangels

2016-11-29: A picture recreated as we wait for @francescabella to return from checking our snow globes that we …

2016-11-28: These girls rocked the ice skating today. We had to pull them off the ice in Bryant Park! …

2016-11-27: Rockette princesses in the taxi on the way to the Christmas Spectacular! #lillettebffs

2016-11-27:

2016-11-27: #cleverangels and #lillettebffs in NYC Liliana is sharing the magic of NYC at Christmas time with Colette! Girls trip!! Liliana is …

2016-11-27: Advent Day 1-HOPE So yeah this is kind of the end of the whole advent thing, but I mean, how …

2016-11-27:

2016-11-27: Ummmm yeah… can you say adorable?? #sarahcolette

2016-11-25: An evening in NYC: Grand Central Station Oyster Bar, Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink and Holiday Fair, …

2016-11-25: In our Uber on our way to the hotel and the biggest surprise! #cleverangels do NYC!

2016-11-25: Headed to our girls weekend in NYC!! #sarahcolette #cleverangels

2016-11-24: Happy Thanksgiving from the #cleverlacours #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-11-23: William channeled his artistic genes his evening at dinner. He found these oyster crackers found an …

2016-11-23: Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights with #cleverlacours #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-11-20: Old man Winston snuggled up tight tonight. 😍

2016-11-17: I have to see terrible sights like this when I do mundane things like pick up my daughter from …

2016-11-17: I see Leonardo! Where’s William?? #wjlacour

2016-11-17: Our front grass is in!!

2016-11-11: Snuggling this little guy who took a nap today. I don’t think he’s up to snuff, but …

2016-11-10: After some feedback, I want to be clear. I don’t post this to be dramatic. I post it to share …

2016-11-09: Here’s what I am telling my children. Thanks Madam Secretary and First Woman Presidential …

2016-11-09: Today I will #chooselove, and I hope you will too. Keep your eye out for those who need help today, …

2016-11-09: So please correct me if I am wrong: our President-elect will be on trial for fraud and rape within …

2016-11-08: Seems like California had another interpretation of “they go low, we go high.”

2016-11-08: I have faith in God to share with my daughter tomorrow, but how do I explain to her that Hillary …

2016-11-08: Someone make this stop.

2016-11-08: Voted. #iworewhite #election2016 #electiondaywhite #sistersuffragette

2016-11-05: #wjlacour #myhandsomedude I can barely stand how cute he is! 😍😍😍 thank your hubby for the photo …

2016-11-05: #wjlacour #sarahcolette got some early Santa love for a good cause :) Thanks for organizing …

2016-11-04: Fundraiser for The Gayle Cronin Foundation in the morning. Colette: “Why did pick our house to …

2016-11-04: Last minute opportunity if you LOVE getting Santa pics every year but LOATHE time in lines at the …

2016-11-03: Gratitude. I live in a place that I see this on my way to #wjlacour’s preschool parent …

2016-11-02: Nothing like tuning into the baseball season in the bottom of the 8th of game 7 of the world series …

2016-11-02: Once there was this little girl who came to visit her Lala just before her little brother was born. …

2016-10-31: Laying in bed with a tummy ache, and I’m not even the one that ate all of that candy!!

2016-10-31: Hermione and The Green Lantern grabbing a pre-Trick or Treat snack! #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-10-31: “In brightest day, in blackest night, No CANDY shall escape my sight. Let those who worship …

2016-10-31: Sent the kiddos in the treat wagon with Daddy while I hangout to hand out candy and watch E.T.👻

2016-10-30: This about sums it up. @cleverdevil and #cleverangel equals #cleverlacours

2016-10-27: If you were wondering, getting off of a 9+hr flight to RUN to a 5+hr flight does not make for happy …

2016-10-27: How I look after a sprint through JFK from customs to the end of B terminal. I’ve got things …

2016-10-27: We came, we saw, we triomfed #barcelona #cleverlacours #arcdetriomf🇪🇸

2016-10-27: Returned to my friend in Parc de la Ciutadella #mamut #barcelona #cleverlacours

2016-10-26: That thing when you set 3 alarms so that you don’t miss your 1:45pm international flight. …

2016-10-25: Chocolate corks. Delicious. Presentation was impressive. Mmmmm chocolate!

2016-10-25: “Cheesecake” As much as I love chocolate this was the best dessert of the night, might …

2016-10-25: Baklava : pistachio foam inside puff pastry drizzled with honey. 😍

2016-10-25: We were invited to the dessert room, where we started with a lychee, raspberry sphere in a rose.

2016-10-25: Octopus in Pankow accompanied by vinegar cucumber. Dessert posts coming soon. 😍😍😍😛😛😛

2016-10-25: 15 different Tapas, this was one of my top two. Vinegar powder, marinated beef, shallot, garlic …

2016-10-25: Absolutely a meal of a lifetime: tastes, textures, ambiance, service, and company! …

2016-10-25: Waiting for a meal of a lifetime! #tickets #cleverlacours #barcelona

2016-10-25: Sure I kept both hands on the handles… 😇 Ride like the wind @jenniferlund #ebiketour

2016-10-25: Ice cream by a Michelin star chef, si!! #cleverlacours #barcelona

2016-10-25: Ebike tour in the rain :)

2016-10-23: Day 1 Barcelona: Las Ramblas, #buenhombre, and the end of an amazing food tour! #cleverlacours …

2016-10-23: Finally woke up in time for breakfast :) #cleverlacours

2016-10-22: Hola Barcelona! Buenos dias!#cleverlacours

2016-10-22: Happy Birthday Just Destiny! Your strength and perseverance amaze me! Thank you for always being …

2016-10-21: Enjoyed some good-looking food today, but the best food today was from the hotel restaurant. …

2016-10-21: My dessert game is strong. I win! #cleverlacours #mallorca

2016-10-21: Salud! #cleverlacours #mallorca

2016-10-21: Catedral de Santa Maria de Palma #cleverlacours

2016-10-21: Selfie in Mallorca #cleverlacours

2016-10-21: Good afternoon Mallorca! We slept a little late! 😇

2016-10-20: Snuggled in bed! I’ll be dreaming about the relaxing bubble bath I’ll be taking …

2016-10-20: Airport lounge number 3 for the day! And now we take one more plane to hop over to Mallorca for …

2016-10-20: Windmills, check.

2016-10-19: You might call it a 2nd honeymoon with @cleverdevil Or bravery. Or insanity. Here we go on our own …

2016-10-19: Up up and away!

2016-10-19: Lounging while we wait for our flight to Barcelona via Amsterdam. I’m trying to not have too …

2016-10-18: Why does the smoke alarm start running low on batteries in the wee hours of the morning??!!

2016-10-16: That thing when you are trying to write down as much information as possible about daily routines …

2016-10-15: Cleaning up the backyard and enjoying it.

2016-10-14: Sitting outside at the mall, and I hear “it’s freezing out here! Let’s go inside! …

2016-10-13: Waiting for Van Morrison: really hoping for Crazy Love, Brand New Day, Moondance, Into The Mystic, …

2016-10-13: It’s Not Unusual to be rocking out with Tom Jones on your own but with 10k + strangers.

2016-10-12: Who do I know that loves Van Morrison as much as I do?

2016-10-12: PanCAKE breakfast for awesome Daddy’s birthday!

2016-10-11: Hey guess what! I get to go to Barcelona next week which means when I get back there will only be 12 …

2016-10-09: This is when my hubby turned 30! We celebrated with a trip to D.C. and hit up some speakeasies :) I …

2016-10-08: The look of a kid who just cut his cake with a katana! Thank you @thewayoftheshadow for an amazing …

2016-10-08: William got to choose the message for his birthday cake. #wjlacour #proudtobebigboy

2016-10-08: “The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me.” Let me clarify bc it …

2016-10-08: “I’d never withdraw. I’ve never withdrawn in my life,” Trump told The …

2016-10-04: Lilly and Jonathan welcomed Tina immediately. Tina and Jonathan nominated Lilly as the new president …

2016-10-04: As our Tri Beta Fish sorority lost its president, Tiffany, we accepted a new member. Meet Tina. She …

2016-10-04: After weeks of trial to get Tiffany to eat, we discovered she has a worm problem. Apparently pellets …

2016-10-03: When #sarahcolette falls asleep during the day you know she’s sick. The vomiting episodes were …

2016-09-30: Don’t miss a bit of frosting! #wjlacour

2016-09-30: What do you want for birthday breakfast? GREEN CAKE! #wjlacour is 3!

2016-09-26: Lunch in the cabana poolside with @cleverdevil #relax #cleverlacours

2016-09-25: A little getaway with my man @cleverdevil Cocktails, pool, and rest!

2016-09-23: Our Friday. Hiking field trip for #sarahcolette Muffins and beach walk with the sitter for #wjlacour …

2016-09-23: Dropped my girl off for her first big hike. Wishing I could be there with her! #sarahcolette

2016-09-22: Do you think it’s discolored?!

2016-09-22: Slam. Swell. Tape. Rice. #oneofthosedays #ouch

2016-09-22: Which toe do you think I slammed into the wall when I fell down the stairs?

2016-09-21: #makeupbysarahcolette

2016-09-20: And another hashtag #TerrenceCrutcher I just don’t get it. Why? The defense is that he was …

2016-09-19: Ready for Embrace @bodyimagemovement! Thanks @enlightenedmoms and @mykindofmama for the tissues! …

2016-09-15: Jonathan: loves food, swims without a care. #tribetafish

2016-09-15: Tiffany is on the left. She has shown that she would like to be the #tribetafish president, or …

2016-09-14: We started a sorority this evening with 3 female Bettas. Lilly, Tiffany, and Jonathan (female but …

2016-09-14: First Day at r.u.m.p_preschool with a throw back to first day last year. Guess what color person he …

2016-09-12: MMR and TDAP on my right arm, flu shot on my left arm. Ouch! MMR is no joke! That one hurts and …

2016-09-11: Fell asleep with the kids and Just woke up from a dream that included gang-fighting, a corrupt …

2016-09-11: I haven’t forgotten. 9/11/01

2016-09-10: A year after our reconnaissance visit to LA, we were flying back to Atlanta for a visit. Funny thing …

2016-09-10: This was our visit to LA 5years ago to see if we could move here. After that trip, I knew I could …

2016-09-08: #sarahcolette giving #wjlacour a ride home from school :)

2016-09-08: First Days of School ages 1 to 5! #sarahcolette

2016-09-06: Opening Day at TKG. Colette was welcomed into the nest, and she welcomed new friends into the nest. …

2016-09-03: #wjlacour down for the count 😞 Two episodes so far. Hoping he doesn’t have a repeat of …

2016-09-02: I just woke up from a dream about talking to a woman who was trying to find someone to take over her …

2016-08-31: #sarahcolette heading down to San Diego on the “Hogwarts express” with Mimi!

2016-08-27: She didn’t catch the past two stomach bugs that went through the house, but it caught up with …

2016-08-19: Mommy-William green for mommy’s birthday breakfast. I had a handsome dude take me out! …

2016-08-17: Clayton T. French aren’t you glad I brought this little guy into your life? :) I’ll …

2016-08-14: My evil unhealthy plan to have dessert every night the week of my birthday has been thwarted. …

2016-08-12: I wore my Team USA soccer jersey today. Sorry! :(

2016-08-07: He’s feeling puny again :( He asked me to cover him with a towel. I hope he doesn’t need …

2016-08-06: Cheering on the USA Women’s soccer team! Let’s go ladies!!

2016-08-05: Goodbyes are not easy :(

2016-08-05: Had a great time with @jxlie.4, and now she is on the plane back home!

2016-08-04: California Adventure is not as much of an adventure for little dudes under 40” :/ But we try …

2016-08-04: California Adventure with @jxlie.4 #sarahcolette #wjlacour

2016-08-03: Crazy eyebrows and a lost tooth!

2016-08-03: Honey I Shrunk Our Niece! @jxlie.4

2016-08-03: I’m just going to leave this here

2016-08-01: 3 episodes in to Stranger Things, verdict: The Killing with less rain and more monsters.

2016-07-29: I had forgotten how much I love A Chorus Line! It was great at The Hollywood Bowl, and Mario Lopez …

2016-07-27: “Don’t boo! Vote!” President Barack Obama He said some pretty other awesome stuff …

2016-07-27: Remember the days when you would meet your anticipated guest at the gate? You’d watch as …

2016-07-27: So proud of my little girl trying something new and sticking with it! #sarahcolette

2016-07-27: Sick boy :( #wjlacour After 5 episodes in an hour, he’s finally able to sleep.

2016-07-27: In other news, Colette saw an elderly woman at the bus stop who had a walker that she could sit on. …

2016-07-27: On the list of not the best things about being a parent: driving home drenched in vomit

2016-07-26: As we watched the DNC tonight with Colette, explaining that a woman might become President, Jonathan …

2016-07-26: No babies to cuddle this time! But we’re hoping @jxlie.4 will still snuggle #sarahcolette and …

2016-07-25: Countdown to @jxlie.4 This was your first trip to LA by yourself :)

2016-07-21: This was timely to pop up as my little boy is out of diapers and no longer has boppy. He’s …

2016-07-21: jxlie.4 can’t wait for you to come visit next week!!

2016-07-21: “My body is scared, but I’m not!” #sarahcolette fastest longest lasting Ferris …

2016-07-21: Just me and my girl #sarahcolette on the Ferris wheel! #wjlacour’s turn for Camp Mimi.

2016-07-18: Celebrating this Big Boy at Disneyland this evening! Just me and my boys! @cleverdevil and #wjlacour

2016-07-17: My little buddy spent 20minutes this evening giving his last few sucks on his “boppy” …

2016-07-17: #sarahcolette took care of the TKG guinea pig, Smores this weekend. She fell in love. There were …

2016-07-17: William threw @cleverdevil’s phone and scratched it. So after processing the results of his …

2016-07-12: Trying to take more advantage of where we live. And these guys are just ridiculously cute! #wjlacour …

2016-07-12: Breakfast date as requested by my sweet silly boy #wjlacour

2016-07-09: I might be addicted to the bowl. The Hollywood Bowl. Time to look up season tickets :)

2016-07-08: Road weary

2016-07-08: #thejosephedward started to warm up to his crazy cousins #sarahcolette and #wjlacour

2016-07-08: “Cute but no more!” @cleverdevil is declaring us officially a family of four. No more …

2016-07-08: “I love babies! I want 1000!!!” #sarahcolette loved meeting cousin Grayson this week.

2016-07-04: Happy Fourth of July! Just hanging out in bed with today’s best friend.

2016-07-04: Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, and I’m laid up in bed with an uncooperative …

2016-07-02: Little mommy with her lap baby :) #sarahcolette

2016-07-02: Set up for a smooth flight!

2016-06-28: “I’m a ballerina, a gymnast, and a ninja warrior! I am a lot of things!” …

2016-06-22: Shocked #facesofdisneyland

2016-06-22: I ate too much seatbelt!! #facesofdisneyland

2016-06-22: Feed me your seatbelt!! #facesofdisneyland

2016-06-20:

2016-06-20: When you’ve had a giant pile of dirt in your front yard for a month, the caution tape …

2016-06-19: Sleepy right Little Man! #wjlacour

2016-06-19: Happy Father’s Day Dad, Donald H. French! Thank you for all of the opportunities you provided …

2016-06-15: Last day of school awesomeness: portfolio share, Charlotte’s web performance, and pillow …

2016-06-11: Exaggerator, Stradivari, Creator

2016-06-11: Harry Potter LaCour and Granny Colette #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-06-11: Little mommy influences her little brother :) #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-06-01: So we are headed to Atlanta for 4th of July! We’ll be there 7/2-7/8. We’ll get to meet …

2016-05-30: Thank you to the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedom, and thank you to the …

2016-05-29: Couch snuggles after our breakfast date. Love my dude! #wjlacour

2016-05-26: I honestly thought I had registered to vote in California when we moved here. But when I checked my …

2016-05-26: Putting William to sleep last night Me: are you going to have happy dreams? W: yes Me: what makes …

2016-05-25: I LOVED having the opportunity to participate at The Knowing Garden Thinker Faire this morning! Some …

2016-05-24: Nothing like a school fundraiser for an excuse to have #yogurtland for dinner! We love #tkg …

2016-05-24: Been promising #sarahcolette for 2weeks that we would get her nails done. We finally fit it in …

2016-05-22: They might love each other. #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-05-22: That thing when your baby brother has a baby of his own!

2016-05-21: I can’t wait to meet my newest nephew!! Welcome to the world Grayson French! Congratulations …

2016-05-21: Praying for jockeys and horses today at Pimlico! It hasn’t been a good start to the day. …

2016-05-19: Please let me know if you take or have taken Juice+. It’s been around for a while, and I know …

2016-05-18: Balcony. Peace. #andazcostarica

2016-05-18: Ending the trip right. I only wish we booked two nights here. 5AM is going to come way too quickly! …

2016-05-17: This is amazing! Andrew Niesen, has your dad heard of this before? Seems like something he could …

2016-05-16: Sulfuric mud: great for the skin, not for the nose!

2016-05-16: We had a wonderful time with our tour. Zipline, Horseback riding, tubing, and sulfur mud paint, and …

2016-05-16: This is about to happen:

2016-05-12: Mama’s with kiddos under 5, where are you going on vacation this year? Or where are you …

2016-05-11: That is one smart iguana! Or “giguana” according to #wjlacour

2016-05-11: Swim up bar FTW! #jonface Wish y’all were here @jenniferlund and @justinlund

2016-05-10: Best chocolate milk in town too! #puravida #costarica

2016-05-10: Best chocolate milk in town town!

2016-05-10: Apparently we like to fly around this time in May :)

2016-05-10: We found coffee, the best coffee in town, and toys and books until check-in. It’s toasty here, …

2016-05-09: Praying that when he awakes we’ll be in Costa Rica or at least landing! :) Goodnight sweet …

2016-05-07: Ok friends, we are off TK Tamarindo Costa Rica on Monday. Does anyone have recommendations for …

2016-05-04: Disney moments

2016-04-30: We made art! Which one is mine, which one is @cleverdevil ’s?

2016-04-28: Has anyone seen my kids?

2016-04-19: She refused to get in her bed bc Daddy wasn’t home to snuggle her.obviously creating the most …

2016-04-19: Overheard on the way to school this morning: William: “…until God lives in my …

2016-04-16: Mommy-William date!

2016-04-14: We had such a great time with @cashlock and crew this week! More visits back and forth are in our …

2016-04-10: No comment needed. #wjlacour and @cleverdevil

2016-04-06: There you have it. Three LaCours #wjlacour #sarahcolette

2016-04-01: While William was eating his grapes for lunch, he kept saying, “Here come the bad guys!” …

2016-03-29: Happy Birthday Mom! Thanks for being “sparky!” “When you grow up and have children …

2016-03-29: Wishing Happy Birthday to my mom today! You are a generous soul with a quirky spirit and the kids, …

2016-03-27: This child is always trying to get a laugh.

2016-03-27: Just before they got owned at the Easter egg hunt.

2016-03-26: love these kids!

2016-03-26: Inspiring beauty. #theflowerfields

2016-03-22: Beautiful curly top! Still blonde but not as blonde as this!

2016-03-22: Cousins are the best!!

2016-03-20: There’s this thing called relaxing! I highly recommend it! I miss my kiddos, but this is nice.

2016-03-20: Anniversary “morning” drinks :) nitro cold brew and a tea latte

2016-03-19: Traditional 12 year anniversary celebration is a getaway to the lake, right? :) #smorestonight

2016-03-19: As we were falling asleep last night, I told William, “I love you so much!” He responded …

2016-03-17: Sibling love :)

2016-03-16: Spent the afternoon at a preschool waiting to sell books. Like a good student, I’m headed home …

2016-03-14: Who is ready for Pi(e) today??!!

2016-03-10: Felt a rumble as I was putting Colette to bed tonight. 2.3 in Rolling Hills around 8pm. Not sure I …

2016-03-10: Old Man Winston. He’s a grumpy dog, but I love that little guy! #practicegratitude

2016-03-06: Don’t worry about me! I’ve got superheroes in my house!!

2016-03-05: Whatif I break my neck?! Whatif I have the best time of my life?! #insaneinflatable5k

2016-03-02: One dog at my ankles and one dog behind my knees. Feeling snuggled. #practicegratitude

2016-02-29: 100th Day of School pillow fight celebration! #oxytocinboost #connectedness

2016-02-27: Scratch art coloring with Colette #practicegratitude

2016-02-26: The Tanners are back! What great memories it brings back of TGIF at my second family’s home. I …

2016-02-26: Fuller House: Episode 1–shameless yet perfect!

2016-02-26: I’ve been driven to drink. Caramel java chip is my poison today.

2016-02-25: When you’re already buckled in your seat, but you turn around to this face saying, “I …

2016-02-23: Moments to let my brain be creative, imaginative, and resourceful. Using books as inspiration for …

2016-02-22: Silly moments and snuggles with my buddy. #practicegratitude

2016-02-21: We have a great park nearby with lots of trees to climb and sticks to collect. Colette determined …

2016-02-20: God forbid I ever look back and say, I miss the days that we had indoor plumbing. Grateful for …

2016-02-19: TKG kids wanted a swing. So they made one! What an answer to prayer to have found this little …

2016-02-19: Another morning of snuggles. Headed to the doc in a few. As much as I love his snuggles, the …

2016-02-18: I love cuddling up in this gloriously soft blanket! #practicegratitude

2016-02-18: Other than being behind on blog posts, I’m kind of okay with the fact that William wants to …

2016-02-17: Afternoon plans canceled. Little Dude got sick all over himself at school, then in the car on the …

2016-02-14: My Valentine

2016-02-13: 5yo alone with makeup + costumes = 80s revival You can’t say she doesn’t have, um, …

2016-02-13: He sleeps in my arms too :) 😍😍

2016-02-13: At least he feels comfortable sleeping in his babysitter’s arms! I mean, seriously, how …

2016-02-02: Colette took the plunge today and got her ears pierced! We talked through her options, and she made …

2016-01-28: She is totally diva these days! “It’s all about the glitter and the glam.” …

2016-01-28: Birthday breakfast at Disneyland! Now onto a few rides before we get to celebrate with PomPom! :)

2016-01-24: So I thought this was a fun one :) Without ANY prompting, ask your kids these questions. Its a great …

2016-01-24: Looks like we’ll be having a Denver Omelet followed by Carolina BBQ on Super Bowl Sunday! What …

2016-01-21: Sometimes you have to tell that super mommy voice in your head to shut up and just let your kiddos …

2016-01-19: Afternoon snuggles with my girl. Sometimes you just need some lovies

2016-01-17: Nope, not vacation. Just lunch :) #socallife

2016-01-16: Where are we going William? “To the moon!!”

2016-01-11: Making himself comfy #wjlacour

2016-01-09: Well that sickness kicked my butt. I’m still congested with a mean cough, but at least I feel …

2016-01-08: When I am sick or lonely Game Show Network is my jam.

2016-01-08: Jonathan LaCour attempted to get work done with kiddos hanging on him this morning while I am still …

2016-01-08: When mommy is sick, it means free reign of her closet.

2016-01-07: Kids are off with Auntie Francesca Pappagallo, who came to the rescue today. Now I will hopefully …

2016-01-07: That thing when you can feel your fever in your stomach. #sickdayplease

2016-01-05: That thing when there is a break in the rain so you run errands but forget to bring your raincoat. …

2016-01-05: Rain!!!

2015-12-31: A verse that we asked our friends to share at our wedding is my verse for 2016. Though well-known, …

2015-12-30: My Winston boy enjoying a snooze

2015-12-25: O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long …

2015-12-22:

2015-12-21: Time to awaken the force at The El Capitan! I’ve always loved Star Wars, I promise…

2015-12-19: Before and after doodling :) #usbornebooks #relaxing

2015-12-16: Hot chocolate is serious business!

2015-12-15: Jedi watching tv.

2015-12-13: “Snow” sledding at Dreamhost Family Holiday party

2015-12-09: Ready for 4.5hrs in the air headed home!

2015-12-08: Definitely a classic!

2015-12-05: The flight attendant gave the kids some wings. William asked us to put his wings on and promptly …

2015-12-02: The face you make when you get a tower of whipped cream on top of your hot chocolate!

2015-11-28: So I was shocked when Colette’s picture did not show up when I looked this word up a few …

2015-11-28: Doodling and coloring at my vendor event :)

2015-11-28: Doodling and coloring at my vendor event :)

2015-11-28: I’m packing up to head to the Mompreneur Holiday Boutique! Come change lives, see me, …

2015-11-25: We made a teepee today just because :)

2015-11-23: William loved the LA Auto Show the most :)

2015-11-21: Sleeping Leia

2015-11-17: Sometimes you need snuggles from your baby girl! (even though she’s not so little anymore)

2015-11-17: Sometimes when you have plans to rest but then you don’t, God knocks you on your butt and …

2015-11-16: How refreshing to hear someone make rational points!

2015-11-15: So I know this isn’t what Popeye means, but does anyone else have this run over in your head …

2015-11-15: Well, this is one way to respond: www.cnn.com/2015/11/1…

2015-11-15: Does anyone have this tradition?? I am not sure I would wrap 25 books, but I like the sentiment :) …

2015-11-13: Praying

2015-11-13: Paris, je t’aime.

2015-11-10: Today I am thankful for this awesomeness! I NEEDS it!

2015-11-09: “I feel a little sick today. I just want to lay in bed and watch some tv.” Taking a day …

2015-11-07: Having so much fun with Santa! This is really a special experience for my kiddos to get to hang out …

2015-11-06: Last chance for my local friends to get tickets to a VIP meeting with Santa :). I know some of …

2015-11-05: The desire to prepare your child for anything cannot be solved by exposing her to every possible …

2015-11-05: If only they loved each other!

2015-11-05: Some days you have to learn how to teach an art lesson, drop off free books earned at a book fair, …

2015-11-04: Winston likes to say that he liked being only kid, but he shows his true feelings when it comes to …

2015-11-04: Renovation campout in mommy’s room

2015-11-04: As much as she is learning and as independent as she is getting, tonight my Colette just needs some …

2015-11-04: Every year I am shocked by how early it gets dark when we fall back to standard time. Dark by 5:30 …

2015-11-04: Can i just say how I love that my daughter thought I would be running the book fair at her school, …

2015-11-03: Tis the Season! The season for spreading joy and giving to others! Santa is taking a break from his …

2015-10-31: The bunny is back!

2015-10-31: Bing Bong was definitely fading tonight.

2015-10-31: Happy Halloween! Remember it’s also time to FALL BACK!

2015-10-30: The girl full of joy, decided to be Sadness #insideout #halloweenfun

2015-10-29: That thing when the middle of your house disappears. #phase2

2015-10-29: #westerwearday #yeehaw

2015-10-29: I sure miss this goofball! Come back soon Jonathan LaCour! We miss you!!

2015-10-28: I had the important task of scoping out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tonight. I …

2015-10-22: Oh no! William got eaten by a giant pumpkin!

2015-10-21: 10/22….what does that bring to mind???…hmmmm… OH YEAH! Just Destiny’s …

2015-10-21: Who is looking for some fun on Saturday?

2015-10-20: It’s one of those days that I feel completely validated. Those days are rare. First, a quote …

2015-10-18: status by William: oi5wwr67h8i8,] \’ [potrhftfcvg l;

2015-10-18: status by William: oi5wwr67h8i8,] \’ [potrhftfcvg l;

2015-10-18: Colette from the car seat: can you put on Mexican Lucky please?

2015-10-15: Morning adventure to kids club resulted in a mohawk! #californiaboy

2015-10-14: I might have forgotten one minor (read major) detail in my super awesome fun plan for when Daddy is …

2015-10-14: Ever get in your car and sit there taking care of correspondence only to remember you have a million …

2015-10-12: After dropping a tomato sauce jar on my toe, which promptly shattered on the ground, in the checkout …

2015-10-12: After dropping a tomato sauce jar on my toe, which promptly shattered on the ground, in the checkout …

2015-10-12: Happy Birthday to my supportive, loving, and fun husband, Jonathan LaCour!

2015-10-09: Alright guys, seriously!! Enough with the shootings!!!

2015-10-08: Last chance for pledges to Colette’s jog-a-thon today! TK kids normally run about 15 laps, …

2015-10-07: You know that thing when you looked at something and thought, “phew, I’m glad I put that …

2015-10-07: More fairy fun with Tot Book Club with Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazel G Mitchell’s, Where Do …

2015-10-05: I’m having a Tim Gunn “make it work” moment. I’m totally thrilled to be …

2015-10-03: Even though I have been laying down all day, I’m still in denial about how yucky I really …

2015-10-01: And scene… youtu.be/oow_ZVCAW…

2015-09-30: Having the best 2nd birthday ever! #wjlacour #disneyland #d60

2015-09-30: And this is how you start a birthday off right! #wjlacour

2015-09-29: This adorable kid wanted to wear his school birthday hat to dinner. Can’t wait to celebrate …

2015-09-29: I will wake up tomorrow as the mother of a 2 year old (and 4.5 year old). Time flies. Let’s go …

2015-09-27: Started off celebrating William this week at Wonder of Dinosaurs! He came out looking like a …

2015-09-26: First time at chuck e cheese. It wasn’t as horrible as I thought. They’ve definitely …

2015-09-22: So elephants rank up there in my top 5 favorite animals, and I’m not sure there is anything …

2015-09-22: After that crazy nap hour yesterday and wanting to take advantage of it today by actually napping, …

2015-09-22: Nightmare gets adrenaline pumping, wake up to convince myself that my heart is racing bc of hiding …

2015-09-21: My girl’s first haircut 2 years ago. #toodarnfast

2015-09-21: So I am passionate about getting more books into more homes and schools, but today has been rough. …

2015-09-19: This sure is fitting with my last post!!

2015-09-18: It’s normal to be giddy when it’s time to pick up your kids from school, right?

2015-09-17: So I don’t know how I match up with him politically, but man, Vice President Joe Biden is …

2015-09-16: Find out about this guy on my blog and tune into the author’s story time in 30min! …

2015-09-16: Whoa! Really?! That seems fast approaching, but then you realize that’s almost 1/3 of a year …

2015-09-16: Sometimes you just need to cuddle your napping child in a hammock.

2015-09-11: Fun day with my little buddy!

2015-09-11: “I’m flyin!”

2015-09-11: Western Museum of Flight :)

2015-09-11: My goofy breakfast date:

2015-09-10: Sitting in at a local street fair selling books, but when the crowd is slow, I get to color! :)

2015-09-09: I need 25 people to donate $20 each for our neighborhood and for a sister neighborhood Little Free …

2015-09-08: He had a great day! “School is fun!”

2015-09-08: William started school today in the 2year old classroom. He had no tears as I left. It will either …

2015-09-06: Love in the LaCour home: Lately Colette has been saying that she loves us more than “a hopping …

2015-09-02: Wow! 5 years ago, from the womb to the classroom!

2015-09-02: And she’s home! She loved it, but William missed his sissy!

2015-09-02: I love you little fry!

2015-09-02:

2015-09-02: You know when 12:45 rolls around and you are used to picking up your preschooler by 1? My little …

2015-09-02: Colette was a pro this morning! Daddy and Mommy held off tears too.

2015-09-01:

2015-08-29: That thing when you are about to leave the parking lot after dropping your daughter off for a …

2015-08-27: Teacher friends: How many of you had to read The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease during your …

2015-08-25: I’m pretty sure that when Grandaddy Billy touched my belly 2 years ago, he also transferred …

2015-08-24: Have you ever gotten so excited about an upcoming product that you got tears in your eyes?

2015-08-24: Confession: I don’t usually set goals, because I haven’t figured out how to not beat …

2015-08-24: Dreaming about being super exhausted but not being able to sleep does not make for a good nights …

2015-08-23: This was a pretty good party too! 6 years ago!

2015-08-23: Took us 20min to get here from our home. Not bad. #nofilter

2015-08-19: Sitting outside at an oceanview restaurant 15min from my home enjoying birthday dessert and tea. …

2015-08-16: Funny our garage looks the same way right now! Jonathan LaCour

2015-08-13: Date night with this guy! I was thinking I’d let him sleep with me, but then he looks up at me …

2015-08-13: Boxes r fun!

2015-08-12: She sure looks mean! ;) #coletteythekidd

2015-08-05: My birthday is in two weeks, something I only realized yesterday. I haven’t thrown one of my …

2015-08-05: Jonathan LaCour, remember that time? Of course, she doesn’t avoid the camera like this …

2015-08-01:

2015-07-31:

2015-07-25: I am naive enough to only now realize that honesty is not as important to many more people, than I …

2015-07-25: Curls love humidity :)

2015-07-24: Is it just me or is there something totally sexy about a guy walking out of a grocery store with …

2015-07-23: Classic dance photos. I LOVE them!

2015-07-23: Ok, we got our classic dance pictures of Colette, and I’m not sure it gets any cuter!

2015-07-23: You know that thing where you fly from West Coast to East Coast, go to bed at 2amET, then wake up at …

2015-07-22: Long-distance father-daughter “Jon face” photos

2015-07-22: “Light show” out the airplane window

2015-07-22:

2015-07-22:

2015-07-22:

2015-07-22: On the plane with these two crazies!

2015-07-20: And then there is this.

2015-07-17: It’s amazing the difference 10mos makes! Been hanging out with this little guy today, and I …

2015-07-15: Amazon Prime Day should have been on April 1st! Also, I want my 2 hours of sleep back that were …

2015-07-15: I love the little reminders of Sarah Lincoln. The other day the kids had their sunshine duck on …

2015-07-14: IMHO, Prime Day did not meet expectations at 12am. Hoping I wake up to better deals!

2015-07-14: Does anyone else I know in LA have strep? I don’t have it, but I currently know of 3 people …

2015-07-14: Appreciating cows today with some books! Dare I dress up my kiddos?

2015-07-11: The plan for the evening with @cleverdevil @jenniferlund and @justinlund #thehansons711

2015-07-10: Hmmm he doesn’t quite get how soccer works yet. I keep trying!

2015-07-05: That’s how it’s done! Go USA Women’s Soccer!!

2015-07-05: at what point does this get embarrassing? USA! USA!

2015-07-05: Colette has started to love drawing, and I’ve been impressed with her creativity. Love my …

2015-07-02: Which way William?! #wildernessexplorer

2015-07-02:

2015-07-02: We just wrapped up our focus on Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau with Tot Book Club! Keep an eye out …

2015-06-30: We had a Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau play date at the park for @totbookclub William is always up …

2015-06-30:

2015-06-30: My monkeys at the San Diego Zoo

2015-06-29: William and Colette got to watch the fireworks from Sea World with Mimi from the vantage point of …

2015-06-29: We had a great vacation at Paradise Point in San Diego, and we ended it with a visit to the zoo. …

2015-06-28:

2015-06-25: Ok friends, today is the last day of my 30-day incentive period with Usborne Books & More. I am …

2015-06-22: It’s almost been one month since I started my book business, so I am giving away free books! …

2015-06-21: We had a good day celebrating Jonathan LaCour. We started with French toast at our favorite brunch …

2015-06-20: And so it begins….

2015-06-20:

2015-06-18: We had a little bit of fun too! #totbookclub #madamechapeau

2015-06-18: William loved the hats no matter the color!

2015-06-18: Our book of the month, Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau, took us to One of A Kind Hats today. …

2015-06-17: It’s great to find a new passion. It’s not so great to have it keep you up until 2am. …

2015-06-14:

2015-06-14: The build up to her recital, then nailing her recital, tuckered her out! @rachellacour can you say …

2015-06-12: Some lyrics by Colette: “Here’s my Mama, so call me baby!” “Uptown funky …

2015-06-11: I have a little issue. I’m so excited about my new venture with Usborne Books and More-Lacey …

2015-06-09: We are sitting in a pub and eavesdropping on a conversation of a man trying to convince another man …

2015-06-09: Ever have an epiphany at 12:30 am about a project you’ve been working on, and then it’s …

2015-06-06: Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Oh my gosh! Love it! Victor Espinoza and Bob Baffert have to be peeing …

2015-06-06: Triple crown??? Will it happen?? Pleeeeeaaaasssseee!

2015-06-04: Hanging in San Francisco with someone special

2015-06-03:

2015-05-30: Superman chasing Wonder Woman

2015-05-29: Disney fun with Daddy

2015-05-29: We picked Colette up from school today and headed to Disneyland. We met Daisy, Mickey, Tigger, …

2015-05-28: Innate sense of humor!

2015-05-28: Carrying his “noonul” back to the car after swimming. He cracks me up!

2015-05-28: Sometimes her beauty shocks me #growingtoofast

2015-05-28:

2015-05-25: Thank you to those who have served in our military! Thank you to the families who have sacrificed to …

2015-05-19: It has come to this: m.huffpost.com/us/entry/…

2015-05-19: Survey: what books does your child read over and over? What books did you read over and over as a …

2015-05-18: Just saw Oreo Smores. How did they not call them Smoreos??!!

2015-05-17: Has anyone else I know ever had an allergic reaction to stevia or alfalfa? They are both known to …

2015-05-16: The look of determination

2015-05-12: Still laying in bed with my little boy who was feverish all night and my little girl who was …

2015-05-12: #Love2Twirl @twirlygirl nothing makes a little girl feel as beautiful and confident as uninhibited …

2015-05-11: Yes. m.motherjones.com/mixed-med…

2015-05-09: Mother’s Day Confession: I’m in the mommy stage at which I don’t want to be …

2015-05-07: So, when did I change from a wife who stayed at her parents or in-laws when hubby was out of town to …

2015-05-07: Epic preschool Mother’s Day gift

2015-05-06: Jonathan LaCour said before he fell asleep tonight, “tonight, I am going to get a good …

2015-05-05: May Gray go away, don’t come again another day.

2015-05-03: How to greet one another today 1: May the Fourth be with you. 2: And also with you.

2015-05-03: That one woke me up!

2015-05-02: My cute kids: Colette asked Jon today “can you get the car out of Odysseus’s …

2015-05-02: LaCour family picks: William-Materiality, Dortmund, Mr. Z, Upstart (chosen by pointing at pictures …

2015-05-02: Woodford Reserve Turf: Me: Chocolate Ride (duh) Jon: Seek Again Colette: Chocolate Ride and Seek …

2015-05-02: Churchill Downs picks: Colette- Bayern Jon-Private Zone Me-Pants on Fire

2015-05-02: In other news, Colette thinks the new princess should be named Elsa and should move to Arrendelle …

2015-05-02: Churchill Distaff Turf Mile: Colette has Strike Charmer. Jon has Sandiva and I’m Already Sexy. …

2015-05-02: This kid loves cars! #naturevsnurture

2015-05-02: Praying for the safety of the horses and jockeys first and foremost today.

2015-05-02: Humana Distaff: Colette has Dame Dorothy and I have Sweet Whiskey

2015-04-29: Ok so, I am Mystery Reader in Colette’s class tomorrow, and the teachers encourage costumes! I …

2015-04-23: This article is missing an important detail. The threat was made to a church that also hosts a …

2015-04-22: The movie Toy Story is so old that the little sister Molly is forward facing in a car seat in the …

2015-04-22: Trike-a-thon champ! She exceeded her goal! 12 laps!

2015-04-21: Mickey Mouse and Cinderella watching Toy Story. #yourewelcomedisney

2015-04-20: Boys being boys

2015-04-19: If he’s not wearing Woody or “woo-wee,” he carrying him on adventures with us.

2015-04-19: I have a handsome husband! We got fancy for a wedding in Highlands, NC #meetthemcclains

2015-04-16: So, I have an 80s Gala to go to next Saturday in LA. I was thinking of trying to find something …

2015-04-16: Colette got styled by Ernesto today :)

2015-04-15: Woody can fly too! Off to ATL then Highlands, NC.

2015-04-15: In case you missed it… www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-…

2015-04-15: West Coast peeps, the Home & Family that we are on is airing right now, started at 7. …

2015-04-14:

2015-04-12: Lonely little sister seeking new big sister. Apparently current big sister does not have time chat …

2015-04-12: Toy Story 2 on dvd with the previews, and there is an ad for California Adventure Park opening in …

2015-04-11: ok friends, considering going to Oahu instead of Maui this year, however, I’m not thrilled …

2015-04-11:

2015-04-10: Siblings. I love you.

2015-04-09: Melt

2015-04-07: A girls gotta twirl, and these are the best dresses to do so. #twirlygirl

2015-04-07: Indian Canyons: Andreas Canyon Loop Family hike

2015-04-07:

2015-04-07:

2015-04-04: What were you doing 18 years ago today? I was going on my first date with Jonathan LaCour. Today, we …

2015-03-31: This little 18month old is feeling puny. 103F at the doc. Awaiting flu test

2015-03-30:

2015-03-29: Dana Point Harbor. Waving at boats while waiting for The birthday Mimi to get through traffic.

2015-03-28: PomPom watched Colette and William yesterday around nap time. I figured I’d put William down …

2015-03-26: Colette has returned to an obsession with All About That Bass and Shake it Off. While I appreciate …

2015-03-25: Recovering from dental cleaning and extractions. #stoned #neverbeenthisrelaxed

2015-03-25: Little Gym fun :)

2015-03-25: My baby boy Winston, not so baby anymore, is getting his teeth cleaned today under anesthesia. …

2015-03-23: Scooting in style

2015-03-23: My tumultuous friendship with my daughter is on the rocks again. She “doesn’t like me …

2015-03-22: Old man Winston.❤️

2015-03-22: We practiced doing some fun hairstyles.

2015-03-21: My daughter just said “then you’re not my best friend.” Are we really at that …

2015-03-20: Celebrated 11 years of marriage, our own fairy tale, at Disneyland today. What better place?!

2015-03-20:

2015-03-20: About to hop on to Space Mountain. Pretending we are young and can handle roller coasters! Hopefully …

2015-03-18: To add to my day of shameless plugs: Colette’s school fundraiser is coming up. Here are 3 ways …

2015-03-18: Alright people, the sale fell through. We have had a lot of showings but no one is taking the …

2015-03-18: So peaceful, but why do they have to grow so quickly?

2015-03-17: William went all out with his green. He must have some Irish roots. William of Green?

2015-03-17: This is my favorite Irish Blessing. So much so that Brian Riggs sang it beautifully at the end of …

2015-03-17: A leprechaun is trying to steal my car!

2015-03-14:

2015-03-13: I’m so excited about eating pie for every meal tomorrow! Egg pie, pizza pie, chocolate pie! …

2015-03-11: So my phone ironically did not die a water death. After the autopsy was performed the Genius said, …

2015-03-10: My phone has been upgraded in the RICU from critical to fair condition.

2015-03-09: Phone in back pocket, holding sick child with one arm, pulling jeans down to hop on the potty. …

2015-03-08: Family kite-flying at the festival 2015

2015-03-08: William at the Kite Festival 2014 and 2015. The difference a year makes.

2015-03-08: Kite Festival 2014 and 2015

2015-03-04: Due to my daughter having a recurring nightmare about being stung by bees, I now know that if …

2015-03-02: There is some sort of rumbling going on. My history as an Atlantan tells me that it is thunder, …

2015-02-28: Peaceful sleep

2015-02-27: After discussing with Colette whether or not we could pet Beluga whales, and her explaining that …

2015-02-23: Watching “teedee”

2015-02-21: Today was a great day to be grateful for the neighborhood we live in, especially for our neighbor …

2015-02-21: Seriously

2015-02-21: Ok, so I am not a runner, but all these 5ks that are like color or graffiti or bubble sound fun. …

2015-02-21: Ok, so I am not a runner, but all these 5ks that are like color or graffiti or bubble sound fun. …

2015-02-20: I miss this face! #firstsleepoveranddisneyland

2015-02-19: I tried a new MOPS group today, and God really wanted me to hear this, bc it is really resounding …

2015-02-13: It’s days like these that make me ridiculously grateful that we moved out here.

2015-02-08: Anyone have a good book or Bible Study recommendation for helping me improve my body image and …

2015-02-08: QOTD: What gives you self-confidence?

2015-02-06:

2015-02-05: Hanging at the dealership while my two tires, each with a nail in them, get repaired.

2015-02-03: “Mommy, earrings don’t look good on boys, but they look fantastic on …

2015-02-03: My daughter just said “because I have the most amazing hanging skills ever.” How is she …

2015-02-03: First visit to the dentist. Overall success, but definite moments of uneasiness for my little bug

2015-02-02: Accepted an offer on our Atlanta house. Colette aced her screening for private school Transitional …

2015-01-31: Frozen Birthday. Anna and Elsa graced us with a visit! They were a hit as you can imagine! When we …

2015-01-30: rainepip @lwfulton @claire.atkins remember this movie? Any memories of what I was distracted by …

2015-01-30: Ok, I usually make cake and cupcakes the day of the party, but I made them today. Anyone have tips …

2015-01-28: Stacy Snyder Meinhardt is it horrible or nostalgic that I am on my 3rd straight episode of Girl …

2015-01-28: Let the onslaught of sugar celebrations begin :) happy 4th birthday to my precious little girl!

2015-01-27: Pretty sure they can reenact this in 20 years :)

2015-01-26: Some of you may realize how big of a deal it is that I encouraged Jonathan LaCour to make …

2015-01-24: Gone Girl. Nope. No thank you.

2015-01-24: As much as I want to take Colette to Disneyland for her birthday, I know I shouldn’t bc …

2015-01-24: As Colette is using salt and other things in her dish while Jon cooks eggs, this conversation: J: I …

2015-01-20: It is the end of Day 9, I really am wishing that tomorrow morning I could eat some of that zucchini …

2015-01-19: Who was I telling that I wanted curbside grocery pickup? Apparently there is a new app Curbside that …

2015-01-18: What?! I don’t even get Hoosier pie? Guess it will be Boston Cream Pie and Maryland Crabcakes …

2015-01-18: Pulling for Beer Cheese Soup and Cream Puffs vs. Hoosier Chili and Hoosier Pie for the Super Bowl!

2015-01-16: Finally watched Fed Up. The documentary that inspired my current 10 day no added sugar challenge. I …

2015-01-16: Day 5: halfway there. Officially mad at myself for even proposing this challenge and trying to …

2015-01-15: Day 3: William was handed an ice cream sandwich at the grocery store. I didn’t taste it. Made …

2015-01-13: Day 2: resisted the delicious pastry and cake samples at the farmers market this morning. Animal …

2015-01-12: Day 1 no sugar: I have noticed that my mouth waters a lot more often. Explanation?

2015-01-12: Jonathan LaCour and I are starting the #fedupchallenge today. 10 Days no added sugar or sweeteners. …

2015-01-12: Can’t make this stuff up. A mom on a board loves her nanny but is having a hard time with the …

2015-01-11: Also, I think my least favorite word is “smear.” Rachel LaCour Niesen for me it’s …

2015-01-11: Date night with the hubby to the new Italian restaurant and then to see Todd Glass and Louis CK …

2015-01-11: Overheard Colette saying to William while they were playing with the toy camera “wanna do a …

2015-01-11: Overheard Colette saying to William while they were playing with the toy camera “wanna do a …

2015-01-07: I had to take my hoodie OFF when we arrived in LA. Good to be home!

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2015-01-07: James and William. Buds.

2015-01-06: The worst part about leaving Atlanta is the goodbyes. Only a few more to do tomorrow but they are …

2015-01-06: Name that goofy kid ;)

2015-01-06: Doin it up right at the Cracker Barrel!

2015-01-05: Atlanta, you are officially cold.

2015-01-04: Colette just woke up from a good sleep and whined, “you didn’t get me my chocolate …

2015-01-01: She got upgraded too!

2015-01-01: First class buddies ;)

2014-12-31: 2015 Word: Surrender 2015 Verses: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own …

2014-12-31:

2014-12-31: #clublife selfie

2014-12-31: Orange Bowl! Go Jackets!!

2014-12-31: ✈️🚗+🍊🍲+👏🐝

2014-12-31: First flight in 4 years without kiddos. What will it be like?? Still missing my kiddos, but also …

2014-12-30: When setting alarm for 5:30am, be sure to keep the repeat status on “never.” I …

2014-12-30: William and Papa

2014-12-30: I have begun my 48hours of separation from my children. I know, I’m pathetic, but it’s …

2014-12-29: Wheels down in ATL.

2014-12-29: I thought I would expand my mind with some of these TED Ideas talks while inflight on Delta. Nope. I …

2014-12-28: Target with a monkey

2014-12-25: Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory given! Word of the …

2014-12-24: Things my son brought me that he put in his mouth while we were dining at a friend’s house. …

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2014-12-23: My little elf

2014-12-23: Spreading Christmas cheer!

2014-12-23: This kid loves the computer. #shocking

2014-12-22:

2014-12-21: I commented on a post that was outraged about the Lenox intersection blacklivesmatter protest. The …

2014-12-17: In our seeming endeavor to become increasingly LA, I am taking Colette to her first commercial shoot …

2014-12-16: The Christmas busyness has taken down my sister. She is behind on 2 days of our 12. Fear not though, …

2014-12-14: Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas. This was a tough one. The challenge was “If I Were Mary.” …

2014-12-14: “Oh I LOVE brunch! That’s why I didn’t want lunch. I want brunch!” …

2014-12-12: “Do you want to say some night time prayers?” “Yeah” “Maybe we should …

2014-12-12: So, Just Destiny and I are challenging ourselves to 12 Days of Christmas blog posts. Our first one …

2014-12-12: So, Just Destiny and I are challenging ourselves to 12 Days of Christmas blog posts. Our first one …

2014-12-12:

2014-12-12: On the way home from school, Colette said, “Is daddy home?” “Yeah but he’s …

2014-12-12: Hold on: Christmas cards from Colette’s classmates’ families? Really? Do I follow the …

2014-12-12: I’ve become one of those moms that would rather just keep her home than take her to school in …

2014-12-11:

2014-12-11: School pic better with a filter? Not really. Oh well!

2014-12-11: Maybe a let down after our photo shoot, but here are Colette’s school pics, and William got …

2014-12-09: Why does santa only bring gifts to kids but not adults? Or does he bring to adults in your house?

2014-12-09: Why does santa only bring gifts to kids but not adults? Or does he bring to adults in your house?

2014-12-08: Holiday Photo Shoot with the Amazing Justine Ungaro It was so hard to choose between photos. Believe it or not this is a narrowed down selection of our …

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2014-12-08: William's 1 year photo shoot Justine Ungaro rocked our world again with her photos of William photo credit to Justine Ungaro …

2014-12-08: Christmas in SoCal this will be our first Christmas in LA when we won’t be visiting the South. Liliana and …

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2014-12-07: Sometimes it’s not fair how cute this guy is!

2014-12-02: So apparently I have become way too used to it not raining here. I feel completely paralyzed by it. …

2014-11-28: Happy quarter century birthday to Preston French! Love you little bro, and your little family too!

2014-11-26: Obviously she’s a dancing turkey. #imaginationofachild

2014-11-26: She found a box, then she found her tap shoes. She decided she needed to make up a dance. Then said …

2014-11-25: Did you know that wiping a toddler’s nose is basically equivalent to torturing him?

2014-11-25: Did you know that wiping a toddler’s nose is basically equivalent to torturing him?

2014-11-24: You know you’re not feeling well when your daughter brings you a pretend mushroom salad and …

2014-11-24: Poang chairs and VeggieTales

2014-11-22:

2014-11-21: Well hello fever William. I’ve been expecting you! 😕

2014-11-21:

2014-11-20: Both kids headed to the doc at 11. William started with a barking cough last night, and I can tell …

2014-11-19:

2014-11-19: So Colette’s energy level is back up, but she has a cough and she won’t drink anything. …

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2014-11-18: Victim #2 to the fever and belly ache is Colette. She is doing a good job of resting in bed today, …

2014-11-17:

2014-11-17: Weather man in LA just mentioned “Santana winds.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but …

2014-11-16: Kids made it to 6:15, one hour more than yesterday.

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2014-11-15: “You can’t reason with crazy, and you can’t argue with stupid.” This is a …

2014-11-13: William slept until 4am and Colette until 4:45. I’m actually okay with this considering I …

2014-11-12: ROYGBIV sunset. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. I was so inspired by it, I want to make an …

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2014-11-12: One for the rehearsal dinner slideshow

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2014-11-11: Trying to stay awake to adjust back to at least East Coast time… Is an 8pm bedtime ok for …

2014-11-11: This boy sees the camera and smiles :)

2014-11-11: This boy sees the camera and smiles :)

2014-11-11: Headed home! (By way of NY for a hug from Auntie Rachel LaCour Niesen and Uncle Ginger!)

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2014-11-10: Last day in Paris. We did a lot of walking and relaxing and finished the trip off with an elevator …

2014-11-10: He comes by his humor honestly. #movember

2014-11-09: French country home close to Pithiviers

2014-11-09: Colette’s “new cousins”

2014-11-09: It was so wonderful to spend time with Sandra Bonnamy and her family while we were here in France. …

2014-11-09: A walk in Paris on Saturday afternoon and a walk in the French countryside on Sunday morning. …

2014-11-06: Les Jardins du Luxembourg playground, a visit to Sacre Coeur, and a ride on Colette’s …

2014-11-06: Melt

2014-11-05: Colette likes to find sticks now. She found a great walking stick today :)

2014-11-05: Water play, fun in any country :)

2014-11-05: A children’s museum, two carousel rides, cake with Colette’s French Auntie, and a …

2014-11-04: Sur Le bateau

2014-11-04: We had a fun day in Paris. Colette looked for Quasimodo at Notre Dame. We smelled the orchids at the …

2014-11-03:

2014-11-03: Colette came to Paris excited to see all of the sights in Paris that are in the book Madeline. …

2014-11-03: So, part of the reason we tagged along with Jonathan to Paris is because I was scarred by having to …

2014-11-01: Sky Club fun ✈️🇫🇷

2014-11-01: We got to the airport for our flight with only forgetting Elaine LaCour’s keys in Jonathan …

2014-11-01: All Saints Eve My boo-two-full grandchildren can scare the blues away!

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2014-10-31: It’s 1am and I should be asleep, or, if I were in Paris as I will be in 36hrs, I should be …

2014-10-31: Did you see these cuties on the plane?

2014-10-31: Also, today Colette learned the ridiculousness of TS. She snuck a boxed chocolate milk into her bag, …

2014-10-31:

2014-10-28: Awake bc of a nightmare. I kept trying to fix it while I was sleeping but to no avail. Dreaming that …

2014-10-27: Lunch at BigBob’s

2014-10-27: Lunch at BigBob’s

2014-10-25: My sweet girl meow!

2014-10-25: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

2014-10-25: Katerina Kittycat and Daniel Tiger and their respective parents

2014-10-24: First haircut

2014-10-23:

2014-10-22: Happy Birthday to my favorite sister Just Destiny! It looks like this is shaping up to be an amazing …

2014-10-19: Twice this week I have been slapped in the face with the fact that I am an introvert. I know this …

2014-10-19: Twice this week I have been slapped in the face with the fact that I am an introvert. I know this …

2014-10-16: Some days I certain my kids held an early morning meeting to figure out what they can do to send …

2014-10-16: Some days I certain my kids held an early morning meeting to figure out what they can do to send …

2014-10-12: Happy Birthday Jonathan LaCour! You are the best husband and an amazing Daddy! I’m so blessed …

2014-10-10: Pumpkin Patch fun. There was a lot of waving.

2014-10-07: Quotable Colette: “Maybe I don’t have a good remembery after all.”

2014-10-07: Quotable Colette: “Maybe I don’t have a good remembery after all.”

2014-10-07: Celebrating 1 year home from the hospital :)

2014-10-01: William is officially on the LaCour track now. Coming in at a whopping 31in/90th percentile, which …

2014-10-01: The pollen indicator says there is barely any in the air, however my sinuses and sneezes are saying …

2014-09-30: Colette wished for one thing at the house we would buy, “a tree to hang a swing on.” …

2014-09-30: Exploring his loot from his party on Sunday.

2014-09-30: My baby boy is 1 year old today. I love him beyond words. He is the sweetest, goofiest, monkeyest …

2014-09-27: Lobster Festival fun: S.s. Daddleboat and William dancing with Big Bob

2014-09-24: Love reading this verse of the day just 6 days before my little buddy turns 1 year! “For you …

2014-09-24: Thank you Francesca Pappagallo for recommending a great organizer to help get is settled in quickly. …

2014-09-21: “Mommy take a picture”

2014-09-20: Seriously love this kid.

2014-09-19: So, I’m ready for someone to unpack the rest of our boxes. I will leave for 2 days, and when I …

2014-09-18: BFFs

2014-09-16:

2014-09-16: Colette is super eager to go meet all of her neighbors. She wants to go knock on all their doors. …

2014-09-15: The neighbor came over with flowers for Colette :)

2014-09-15: Super impressed with my Delancey Street Foundation movers. They are literally running between …

2014-09-15: Super impressed with my Delancey Street Foundation movers. They are literally running between …

2014-09-15: It’s moving day! And unpacking week(s)….

2014-09-14: Being dragged through the sprinkler in our new house :)

2014-09-14: Running in the sprinkler in our new yard :)

2014-09-13: Thanks Ikea Kura bed for making Colette’s wish come true! And Daddy and Big Bob for building …

2014-09-10: Colette was eager to paint over that icky color on her wall.

2014-09-08:

2014-09-08: Peek-a-boo!

2014-09-08: Just sitting in my chair and someone snuck up behind me ;)

2014-09-07: We have wired money and signed lots of papers with a notary, but in California that doesn’t …

2014-09-06: Aquarium, climbing, big bonk, sleeping, views, goofing around, bean silliness, an independent …

2014-09-06: The Bean and the dudes

2014-09-04: Of to the aquarium with my kiddos while Daddy has meetings :)

2014-09-03: On the plane to Chicago. I hope the Windy City lives up to this long travel day!

2014-09-03: Sitting on a plane on the Tarmac for an hour. We’re on our way back to the gate for a medical …

2014-09-02: As someone moving into a neighborhood, I am currently loving the NextDoor app. I’m prepping …

2014-09-02: First day of school in the 3s class

2014-08-30: College football season used to be a good excuse to be lazy on Saturdays. Now it is a season of …

2014-08-24:

2014-08-24: Good evening, and welcome to love songs with Delacey. This is one goes out to all the new lovers out …

2014-08-24: Good evening, and welcome to love songs with Delacey. This is one goes out to all the new lovers out …

2014-08-23: Ever feel so tired and ready to sleep, but your racing heart won’t let the rest of you let go?

2014-08-23: Ever feel so tired and ready to sleep, but your racing heart won’t let the rest of you let go?

2014-08-22: When you wake up at 5am but are still tired, don’t check your email.

2014-08-19:

2014-08-19: Birthday tradition one, check. Dancing to birthday songs, specifically, Birthday by the Beatles.

2014-08-14: Before she fell asleep, Colette supposedly had to empty her colon. 15 min later I found her standing …

2014-08-12: Lots of people are saying,“I don’t understand why someone so loved and so talented could …

2014-08-08: We are closing on a house here in SoCal and listing our home in Atlanta next month. This is a huge …

2014-08-08: We are closing on a house here in SoCal and listing our home in Atlanta next month. This is a huge …

2014-08-06: Headed to Chicago 9/3-9/6. I’ve never been, so I’m super excited to experience the Windy …

2014-08-05:

2014-08-04: Why can my son sleep through a parade at Disney or the insanity of Giggles n Hugs, but if the dogs …

2014-08-01: Creepin. @tysontysonxv watch out! #lmad #readytodeal @letsmakeadealcbs

2014-08-01: How does your garden grow? #lmad #readytodeal @letsmakeadealcbs

2014-08-01: Ready to deal!!! #LMAD @letsmakeadealcbs

2014-07-31: So this was quite the controversy on a mommy board, what would you do? You see a caregiver run into …

2014-07-24: July 24th: pre-register to see Santa at Phipps, check! Insanity!

2014-07-19: There goes hubby. Off for a week :( Can’t wait for Jennifer LaHatte Lund and Justin Lund to …

2014-07-16: Baby smiles are sweet always, but there is something super sweet about sleeping baby smiles.

2014-07-15:

2014-07-14: Had a wonderful afternoon chatting with the first Sutterfield to visit me in California :) Thanks …

2014-07-13:

2014-07-11: C: I’m going to have my birthday in a couple more days M: no honey, not until January. But …

2014-07-11: My son seems to be attaching to his sister’s Cinderella.

2014-07-10: I have had this weird excited, anxious feeling that has stirred up several times today. Not sure …

2014-07-10: I just signed up to get back into soccer at the LA Galaxy Soccer Center! I’m so excited!!! And …

2014-07-09: On the ground at LAX. I’ll miss the every day pool trips, but it will be nice to be home to …

2014-07-09: On the ground at LAX. I’ll miss the every day pool trips, but it will be nice to be home to …

2014-07-08: It’s almost getting embarrassing for me to watch. Maybe Brasil is setting us up for the most …

2014-07-07: First time mini-golfing

2014-07-07: Post-swim Mickey Mouse

2014-07-06: Soaking up the sunsets

2014-07-06: Happiness

2014-07-06: Cool guy

2014-07-06: Umbrellahead

2014-07-04: Sometimes the sky stops me in my tracks.

2014-07-04: Independence Day Hawaiian-Style

2014-07-04: Daddy and daughter dug a big hole, so they could both fit.

2014-07-02: Spreading joy

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2014-07-02: Maui 2014 Sunset beach running. Sunset beach running. Sunset beach running.

2014-07-02:

2014-06-30: Yep, it’s real. Maui sunset. #nofilter

2014-06-30: I’ll be waking up to a USA game tomorrow! Wooooooot! Clayton T. French please use your …

2014-06-30: I’ll be waking up to a USA game tomorrow! Wooooooot! Clayton T. French please use your …

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2014-06-25: SoCal Summer 2014

2014-06-20: “But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we …

2014-06-16:

2014-06-16: U.S.A! U.S.A!! Btw, what do you think Landon Donovan is really feeling?

2014-06-15:

2014-06-15: This is the one I speak of. The moment Jonathan LaCour became a father! I am so grateful that Rachel …

2014-06-15: Father’s Day isn’t so fun when none of the fathers are in town!

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2014-06-15: Happy Father’s Day to Donald H. French!

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2014-06-13: Hup Holland Hup! My mind goes back to a crowded orange-filled stadium in Tampa. My heart goes back …

2014-06-12: Just saw 22 Jump Street. I laughed. Several times. If you see it, you will know when I laughed the …

2014-06-11:

2014-06-11: The biggest brother and big sister taking a walk. #howisshethisbig

2014-06-08: C: “I can’t wait to go to the petting zoo!” Me: “Oh yeah?” C: “I …

2014-06-08: Should I be insulted that for the past two days my daughter has wanted to dress like her daddy not …

2014-06-07: Onto the next event, dare I say Go Kings Go?!

2014-06-06: My boy!

2014-06-03: At MOPS yesterday, we discussed where we put our identity be it tasks, to do lists, productivity, …

2014-06-02:

2014-05-31: First time in the sand at the beach.

2014-05-31: Sometimes a spontaneous trip to the beach is fun :)

2014-05-27: 3 year old mistaken song lyrics: From Cinderella, as Colette sweeps while holding a bucket, …

2014-05-26: “Happy Memorial Day!” Is it really though? I mean maybe we should be exclaiming …

2014-05-25: Just watched Saving Mr. Banks then read some information about P.L. Travers. Her grandchildren said …

2014-05-24:

2014-05-22: Taking care of a sick 3year old and a curious 8month old is a lot harder than vice versa!

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2014-05-19: Little Dude held on through the celebration weekend, but succumbed to an ear infection yesterday. …

2014-05-17: There is a little girl who adores her Auntie Rachel, who had a huge part in tiring out this …

2014-05-17: More fishin

2014-05-17: Fish camp. Lake Wanita.

2014-05-16: Status: side of the road BFE, AL. Flat tire. Yay!

2014-05-14: After a day of playing on her “banged” ankle, the swelling was crazy. So we went to doc …

2014-05-12: Seriously mean girls suck! Quit pickin on my sweet little girl. She just wants everyone to be her …

2014-05-10:

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2014-05-10: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the new mommies this year! Megan Cahill Roe Ruth Ann North Sarah …

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2014-05-10: Whoever is responsible for this early riser gene better come take care of this kid while the rest of …

2014-05-08:

2014-05-04: That smile

2014-05-03: Go California Chrome! That was great!

2014-05-03: Praying for all the jockeys and horses. Nothing ruins a derby like an injury! Lord, keep them safe …

2014-05-03: Last call for bets!

2014-05-02: Colette had her 40sec part on stage as a munchkin :)

2014-05-01: There is just not the excitement in the air out here about the Kentucky Derby…I miss it! My …

2014-05-01: Too many people I’ve known or am connected to have passed recently from cancer. They have all …

2014-04-30: Trike-a-thon fun :)

2014-04-30: She scooted her way around 5 laps :) She had so much fun that she asked her teacher if she can do it …

2014-04-29:

2014-04-29: On Tuesdays, we snuggle.

2014-04-27:

2014-04-23:

2014-04-23: Colette has been playing on her own for about an hour. She just gathered her stuffed animals and …

2014-04-23: They both have a little cough, so they have to rest up today for Disneyland tomorrow.

2014-04-23: It’s 10am and where are my kids?

2014-04-21: As I’m putting some things away: “Mom I’m not being sneaky.” …

2014-04-20: First time feeling grass

2014-04-20: Easter family

2014-04-18:

2014-04-18: Colette asked me to keep a secret from Daddy today. “Mommy don’t tell Daddy, cause …

2014-04-17: He’s got the army crawl down. I fear true crawling is coming too soon!

2014-04-16:

2014-04-14: Blood moon: I came, I saw, I fed baby. (He seriously started crying at like 12:08am)

2014-04-14: Ok someone just posted on a mommy board that her daughter had half of an Advil but mostly just …

2014-04-14: I can’t decide if this sounds fun or miserable: www.stubhubcenter.com/news/deta…

2014-04-12: So I am going to attempt to purge and organize our pantry tomorrow. I’d like to get into more …

2014-04-12: First thing out of Colette’s mouth this morning: In a deep voice “I’m so …

2014-04-10: Hahaha! Colette was playing with her leap frog computer and Scout asks “have you checked your …

2014-04-09: Darn you nerd conferences! Stealing my hubby away again. And on a weekend at that! Lame!!

2014-04-07: I can’t remember who was saying that their daughter sings “I’m Bree” for …

2014-04-07: I can’t remember who was saying that their daughter sings “I’m Bree” for …

2014-04-03: #tbt Chris J French as promised:

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2014-04-01: There was just a house shaking boom, and I have no idea why. It’s raining, but I don’t …

2014-04-01: Playing. Mommy needed a break.

2014-04-01: I have had a phrase running through my head all day. “I pity the fool”

2014-04-01: Should I be concerned or just amused that my daughter personifies her fingers and toes? As in she …

2014-03-31: Practicing sitting

2014-03-31: Snuggling in our green :)

2014-03-30: My baby boy has been sleeping quietly in his crib for 1.5hrs. I’m ambivalent about whether I …

2014-03-30: So many birthdays this weekend that we had to get some cupcakes. Grandpa, Mom(60), Jolie(10), and …

2014-03-30: Dudes

2014-03-30: Dude

2014-03-29: Scientists are particularly concerned about the Puente Hills thrust fault because it goes directly …

2014-03-29: I feel the earth move under my feet… 4.4. I might be getting my wish to live on an island …

2014-03-28: Can we agree to not have that happen again? If it has to happen, let’s get little lower on the …

2014-03-28: Bath time

2014-03-28: Holy schnikies! That was a big one! I’m still reeling.

2014-03-28: Apparently driving grocery carts is exhausting. That or there’s sleepy juice in green muffins!

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2014-03-28: He’s been seeming so big lately, but last night, he looked like my little baby!

2014-03-26: Back in LaLa land.

2014-03-25: Tiny dancers, the “wee game,” and a good looking couple!

2014-03-25:

2014-03-24: Negotiating with Colette about bringing her poodle purse or “nermaid” into the …

2014-03-24: Colette has been wanting a Frozen castle since December. She has reminded us often of this desire, …

2014-03-24: Ok, I know this is a ridiculous question, but I’m so tempted. Colette has been begging to get …

2014-03-22:

2014-03-22: The Mr. And Mrs.

2014-03-22: Waiting on his bride.

2014-03-22: Had a great time at the Squillante-French wedding! Many happy wishes for the newlyweds!

2014-03-22: Ready for round 2

2014-03-22: Tuckered out

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2014-03-21: Intent

2014-03-21: I play mommy phone

2014-03-20: One handsome husband! (Thinking about his anniversary gift)

2014-03-20: Swam at the pool with my hubby and kiddos, had a wonderfully relaxing massage with my hubby, now …

2014-03-18: Hey guess what!? It’s 3am on the east coast and I am still awake. GTFTS me!

2014-03-17: (Anna voice) For the first time in forever, I can finally breathe through my nose! For the first …

2014-03-17: Wanna hear my gross St. Patrick’s Day realization? Here it goes: I have always worn green on …

2014-03-16: Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria. Commonly referred to as “walking pneumonia” or …

2014-03-16:

2014-03-16: Let’s play some Jeopardy: Answer: like a poop nugget or farfegnugen.

2014-03-15: Latest cold update: sinuses are in the state of feeling bruised and my eye feels like it’s …

2014-03-15: Yikes! There’s something called “rain” forecast in Atlanta this week!

2014-03-15: I utterly failed at my traditional all-day pie eating for pi day yesterday. Who’s going to …

2014-03-14: Up at 1:50, head stuffed. Ears full Feed William Take long steamy shower Try to sleep. No luck Work …

2014-03-13: Sick day cuddles and cheer up smiles. #mamasboy

2014-03-12: I have the best hubby! He came home early so I can try to kick this bug that caught William and …

2014-03-10: It’s William’s turn to feel puny. He hasn’t been his smiley self since noon. Get …

2014-03-09: Am I crazy for not being able to sleep when my kiddos have fevers? Colette is sound asleep in her …

2014-03-09:

2014-03-09: At the helm!

2014-03-09: Kite Festival. Colette’s kite!

2014-03-07: Felt a 3.2 earthquake down here. Earthquakes are weird. We looked at each other and said …

2014-03-04: Colette and I were discussing why Anna is sad in Frozen. I explained that Elsa hurt Anna, so now …

2014-03-04:

2014-03-04: Mardi Gras = Fat Tuesday = Shrove Tuesday = Pancakes for Dinner Day!!!!

2014-03-03: Happy Boy!

2014-03-03: Loving Disney!

2014-03-03: We had a great spontaneous trip Disneyland yesterday. We did the long wait for Anna and Elsa, and …

2014-03-02: Whoever said there are no stupid questions has never been on the Mommy2Mommy board.

2014-03-02: Whoever said there are no stupid questions has never been on the Mommy2Mommy board.

2014-03-01:

2014-02-23: Pillow talk Me: I’m so thankful you’re my little girl! Colette: I’m so thankful …

2014-02-23: Balance bike for Colette or small bike with training wheels?

2014-02-23: Mama and LilBuddy

2014-02-22: On Wednesday evening, after trying to help my food-poisoned husband, the kids and I treated …

2014-02-21: Please say some prayers for Colette’s teacher, Mrs. Ford, as her husband died suddenly of a …

2014-02-21: Feeling overwhelmed by all the “stuff” we have. Can someone just come simplify for me?

2014-02-18: The Exploratorium was super cool. Colette and Jeremy had fun being scientists together.

2014-02-18: The Exploratorium was super cool. Colette and Jeremy had fun being scientists together.

2014-02-17: Ordered in at the hotel. She fell asleep immediately after her last bite of corn dog, which she …

2014-02-16: Bedtime with “Jermery”

2014-02-15: Made it to Monterey. The drive was a bit foggy but still had stunning moments. Dare we try for sun …

2014-02-15:

2014-02-14: Decided to start our road trip tonight. We packed up, put the kids in pjs, and turned on The …

2014-02-14: Happy Valentine’s Day! May it be better than nursing your son in the car while at the same …

2014-02-12: So excited to see Royal Teeth again! :)

2014-02-10: Hey ATL peeps, if you want to escape the nasty weather, book a last minute flight to come visit us …

2014-02-07: The LaCours wore red for Bodie today too, but only two of us kept our clothes on long enough for me …

2014-02-07: If you’re wondering how much Colette loves William, “I love you more than the whole big …

2014-02-03: I made art.

2014-02-03:

2014-02-02: Here is a quick recap of Colette’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party at The Little Gym. …

2014-02-02: Well at least this cold held off until after Colette’s party. I’m down for the count …

2014-01-30:

2014-01-29: San Diego Zoo trip

2014-01-29: Monkey #sandiegozoo

2014-01-29: Koala #sandiegozoo

2014-01-28: Hey Atlanta peeps, stay warm!! So sorry to see so many people stranded, stuck, walking home, or …

2014-01-28: Todo has a buddy :)

2014-01-28: How is she 3 already?!

2014-01-28: First school birthday :)

2014-01-28: Colette has been asking for the past couple weeks, “Do you want me to be 3?” I …

2014-01-27: After William’s baptism, we had an early birthday celebration for Colette at Disneyland :)

2014-01-27: Godfather dressing the baptism boy :)

2014-01-21: Calling from the bathroom stall at school: “mommy we can’t go to new house yet for the …

2014-01-21: Calling from the bathroom stall at school: “mommy we can’t go to new house yet for the …

2014-01-19: So I just listened to a modern version of Bringing Home a Bumblebee: 1. Bringing it home 2. Owie it …

2014-01-19: So I just listened to a modern version of Bringing Home a Bumblebee: 1. Bringing it home 2. Owie it …

2014-01-19: Hashtag times instagram.com/p/jXCX3Tt…

2014-01-18: Colette loves her Daddy! They tell secrets and play the “mommy game.”

2014-01-18: It’s a beautiful day in SoCal!

2014-01-18:

2014-01-17: Donald H. French and Beverly Cook French So I was unprepared for this conversation: C: mommy, who is …

2014-01-17: Snuggle time brought to you by Colette inviting herself to a party!

2014-01-17: Colette came into our room crying at 2am, which has been a trend for this week. I asked her why she …

2014-01-16:

2014-01-14: For those that couldn’t see my posts since ¼, did I fix it?

2014-01-13: Colette while reading books to her My Little Ponies: Mommy, we’re in epi-fa-nee. Me: Epiphany? …

2014-01-04: Yesterday’s travels tired them out

2014-01-04: In my bed. PTL! No we hope Colette doesn’t wake up in 3hrs!

2014-01-04: Tired. Ready to be home. Almost there.

2014-01-03:

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2014-01-03: Watching our scheduled plane depart is scary when we don’t have our vouchers in hand yet. …

2014-01-02: The times they are a-changing: 1. I forgot the name of a road in Atlanta today, not just a road but …

2014-01-02:

2014-01-01: Like mother like son. Seen that smile somewhere else ??!! Also, remember the days of the floating …

2014-01-01: My scripture for 2014: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the …

2014-01-01: Four friends born on New Year’s Day, crazy! Happy Birthday to Stephen Russell, Alison Holby …

2013-12-31: Progression of a smile :) William says “Happy 2014”

2013-12-31: Happy New Year! To all of my friends who don’t live in SoCal, please put on your resolution …

2013-12-31: Favorite moments of 2014 1. Colette’s second birthday 2. Telling Grandaddy Billy about his …

2013-12-30: Colette signing adoption papers for her cabbage patch baby namesake: Sarah Colette also born on 1/28

2013-12-30: Colette got to go to Babyland General, the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids, today.

2013-12-29:

2013-12-26: 3AM and still awake. I’m beginning to think the barista at Caribou Coffee did not make my …

2013-12-26:

2013-12-26: The obligatory photo in front of the tree. We all look so happy ;) #savefamilyphotos #tbt

2013-12-25: From our family to your’s , Merry Christmas!!!

2013-12-25: Merry Christmas!

2013-12-24: Telling Gigi how excited he is about Christmas

2013-12-24:

2013-12-24: Telling Nona stories

2013-12-24: Chattin it up with ol Saint Nick

2013-12-23:

2013-12-22: Testing out the CARES harness instead of lugging the car seat. It worked sell, but I’d make a …

2013-12-22:

2013-12-22: Christmas time at Disneyland

2013-12-19: Cuties to the rescue!

2013-12-19: Colette and her friend Kira took “candy cane chocolate” to the firemen at the local fire …

2013-12-17: Sometimes I feel like my heart is going to explode with love. So blessed to have my kiddos!

2013-12-17: Miss Norma made us mitten cookies :)

2013-12-15: God knew I needed to live here… Thank you!

2013-12-14: Good verse of the day: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of …

2013-12-13: Hey ladies

2013-12-13: A contagious smile

2013-12-10: In preparation of going to see the theater production of The Lion King at The Pantages tomorrow, we …

2013-12-10: Today’s use of the scientific method: Question: is Sharpie really permanent? Gather …

2013-12-09: Colette had a rough evening but totally stole my heart when she said, “ I want to snuggle …

2013-12-08: Christmas Joy

2013-12-08: Christmas wonder

2013-12-08: Best Christmas tradition ever! #mbfireworks

2013-12-05: On the other hand, Santa came tonight:

2013-12-05: Harold the Christmas Angel made his first appearance today. He was in Colette’s car seat when …

2013-12-05: 20 minutes in to Carrie’s Sound of Music: meh. She is neither an actress nor a broadway …

2013-12-03: Yep, I live here: Sand Snowman Contest December 7, 2013 9am-12pm “The weatherman says …

2013-12-02: Thai food make belly angry, grrrrrr.

2013-12-02: Sometimes he gets peaceful sleep. Those times are when sissy is asleep

2013-11-28: Also: I don’t care what the neighbors say Christmas time is near I don’t care what …

2013-11-28: Seriously, that smile!

2013-11-28: Gracious Redeeming Abounding Tender Eternal Faithful Unconditional Love Trimmins’ Home Atlanta …

2013-11-28: “The leaves don’t fall far from the tree, but some of them get picked up by the …

2013-11-28:

2013-11-28: One happy kid!

2013-11-27: The Godfather

2013-11-27: #frenchcheeks

2013-11-27: Colette was channeling her great aunt Beth LaCour’s artistic talent this evening:

2013-11-26: Sleeping in the queen bed at my in-laws: C:daddy is squishing me Me: honey that’s why we made …

2013-11-26:

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2013-11-26: I forgot what packing a newborn up for a 7 day trip is like…. But I think I have it all, and …

2013-11-23: LOVED Frozen! :) just one minor issue that made me cringe to have to explain to Colette, which …

2013-11-23: Frozen

2013-11-23: Special date with mommy and daddy to see Frozen at El Capitan

2013-11-22: William Jonathan LaCour

2013-11-22: William Jonathan Barnes

2013-11-21: After paying our portion of mine and William’s hospital bills, I am extra grateful today that …

2013-11-21: After paying our portion of mine and William’s hospital bills, I am extra grateful today that …

2013-11-21: C: “Did you get a new scrubber??!!” Me:“Yep” C: “That’s music to …

2013-11-21: Only in SoCal would Lunch Bunch be an outside-only program and canceled when it rains. I will be …

2013-11-20: I really want to buy Goldie Blox for Colette, but I suppose I should hold off. I thought my …

2013-11-20: Good-lookin dude

2013-11-20: Sick day

2013-11-20: Packed her lunch last night, got out of the house to get her to school on time, fantasized about my …

2013-11-20: Packed her lunch last night, got out of the house to get her to school on time, fantasized about my …

2013-11-18: Prof. W.J. LaCour

2013-11-15: Double-stroller to the rescue!

2013-11-14: Good news: breathing treatments are only 4x/day now and we don’t have to wake him up to do …

2013-11-14:

2013-11-14: A season of thanks: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to …

2013-11-13: Breathing treatment at home

2013-11-13:

2013-11-13: Band I was given: Alanis Morisette Do I like her: for nostalgia and to sing to, yes Have I seen her: …

2013-11-13: Band I was given: Alanis Morisette Do I like her: for nostalgia and to sing to, yes Have I seen her: …

2013-11-13: Today is one of those days: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will …

2013-11-12: I’m a little nervous William won’t sleep anywhere but a swing once we get out of the …

2013-11-12: It looks like we’ll be headed home tomorrow. Doc wants to get through day 4 of the virus as it …

2013-11-11: If one works in a patent office, can he/she apply for patents? Cause..yoink!

2013-11-10: William update: His temp is staying normal. He is very congested and has a little sporadic cough. …

2013-11-10: William seems to think Torrance Memorial is his second home. We are here due to his fever. The poor …

2013-11-09: Some soundbytes from Colette tonight: “Just trust me mommy” “I don’t …

2013-11-08: It started yesterday as we strolled back from the park. Colette fell asleep in the stroller and …

2013-11-05: 3AM feeding; Colette up with a fever :/ Please pray that William stays healthy and does not get any …

2013-11-04: I think the poor little guy has a headache #bigsisters

2013-11-01: I called in an expert for the next few days while Jonathan LaCour is in Hong Kong. Just Destiny is …

2013-10-31: Beginning to think I was a little nutty when I encouraged my husband to go ahead on his 11 day trip …

2013-10-31: Thank you Odysseus for your gentle hum and smooth ride! You have provided my saving grace today: a …

2013-10-31:

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2013-10-30:

2013-10-30: “Sally”

2013-10-30: Colette gets 2 school Halloween parties this year. Daddy went to her “parade” today. …

2013-10-30: Colette gets 2 school Halloween parties this year. Daddy went to her “parade” today. …

2013-10-30:

2013-10-29:

2013-10-27: Super Girl and Daddy watching the pumpkin races:)

2013-10-27:

2013-10-27: Yep, we did that.

2013-10-27:

2013-10-26: Sad to be missing the Dreamhost Halloween party this year. I had to send Kermit without his Miss …

2013-10-25: Happiness

2013-10-25: Peace

2013-10-23: Hoping Colette’s cold has cleared (literally) enough so I can take her to school tomorrow. …

2013-10-23: Movie cuddles

2013-10-23: Little green car #zoomzoom

2013-10-17: In the thick We’re into week 3 of two kids, but the first week doesn’t count due to the extenuating …

2013-10-17:

2013-10-17: Mommy brain major fail: I’ve been telling Colette all day long that Gigi ( Elaine LaCour) is …

2013-10-16:

2013-10-16: We grew him :) William has returned to and surpassed his birth weight. He is now 8lb 2oz !

2013-10-15: Daddy a left for an errand, and William is sleeping on me. Colette comes in with two books: Me: are …

2013-10-15: Napping in the park

2013-10-15: Picnic in the park

2013-10-15: I have had the body aches “I’m getting sick” feeling for the past 2 days. Please …

2013-10-14: Looking like his sister

2013-10-13: Oktoberfest in Torrance. The sneaky pretzel pic sums up Colette’s new attitude.

2013-10-13: Hi daddy!

2013-10-13: Mutual admiration

2013-10-13: Try to find something sweeter! #cantwaitfornewcameraphone

2013-10-12: Your amoeba photo messing up your timeline ;)

2013-10-12: Love

2013-10-12:

2013-10-12: I have yet to catch it on video, but William does this amazing laugh when he’s sleeping …

2013-10-12: We were at Macy’s yesterday, and Colette stops dead in her tracks and says “This is …

2013-10-11: Sometimes I want to cry about how quickly Colette is grown. And here we are starting again with …

2013-10-11: Colette was “reading” the Bible yesterday and informed us of a few verses we had never …

2013-10-11: Mt. Contentment

2013-10-11: Little Dude

2013-10-10: I have 2 sleeping angels! #spoiled #blessed

2013-10-09: Can’t ever have enough sleeping baby pics.

2013-10-09: Sleep smiles

2013-10-07: And the moment she’s been waiting for for 8months!!

2013-10-07: Little Dude getting ready to go home!

2013-10-07:

2013-10-07: We’re busting out of here by noon! My heart is bursting!! Happy Homecoming and Graduation Day …

2013-10-07: 3, 6, 9, 12…not just divisible by three, but the times for William’s last nursing …

2013-10-06: Billy and the nurses are on the clock for the next 2hours. #namesake

2013-10-05: Daddy and Colette are having a spend the night at home. Mama and William are hunkered down at the …

2013-10-05: Daddy and Colette are having a spend the night at home. Mama and William are hunkered down at the …

2013-10-05: Good grip on his boppy. Snuggled with Mama

2013-10-05: And….milk drunk :)

2013-10-05:

2013-10-05: Monday! We’re shooting for Monday. Prayers for good feedings breast or bottle for the next …

2013-10-04: As positive as his progress may be, it doesn’t get any easier going home for the night without …

2013-10-04:

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2013-10-03: Daddy and his kiddos

2013-10-03: Some great eye contact with my baby boy!

2013-10-03: Apparently William’s great feeding today tired him out. He missed his 4:30 feeding, so now …

2013-10-03: I woke up at 4 to Colette having a nightmare about William, so I had to call to check on him and …

2013-10-02: What a day!!! William got his oxygen nasal canula out this and his arterial IV out this morning. So …

2013-10-02: Praying today for peace, patience, and trust. And let there continue to be rejoicing! “Rejoice …

2013-10-01: We are so grateful for the love and support! Today has been a great day for the whole LaCour clan! …

2013-10-01: He got comfy and rooted around, but he can’t eat yet. Doggy boppy to the rescue for practicing …

2013-10-01: Someone is waking up to the world!

2013-10-01:

2013-10-01: Kisses

2013-10-01: A message to his people!

2013-10-01: Our Little Buddy

2013-10-01: In Daddy’s arms

2013-10-01: The much awaited cuddle time!

2013-10-01: Father-son powwow.

2013-10-01: Didn’t get full report from the doctor, but we saw him as we came to visit. His first words …

2013-09-30: Just walked some liquid gold up to NICU. William is looking good, sucking on his …

2013-09-30: William the Conqueror!

2013-09-30: After 2 NICU babies of her own, Mimi finally gets to be one of the first to meet/love on one.

2013-09-30: They love him.

2013-09-30: 1st role as big sister, holding his hand through scary moments.

2013-09-30: A proud big sister!

2013-09-30: 1st step getting that thing out of his nose.

2013-09-30: William is currently in the NICU being treated for a “mild case of pneumonia,” which …

2013-09-30: Let us compare for a moment: Colette at birth: 5lbs 9oz, 19in long, 12in head William: 7lbs 13oz, …

2013-09-30: This is the day. This is the day. That The Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. William …

2013-09-29: 38 weeks. William, you are officially unwelcome in my uterus now. Come out and play!!!

2013-09-27: I know this is bizarre, but… Sometimes I forget that a baby is coming. You know it takes …

2013-09-27: Really enjoyed Crazy Stupid Love. Great date night movie :)

2013-09-27:

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2013-09-25: Guilty, but definitely not this bad ;) m.youtube.com/watch

2013-09-25: Trying to lay low today after several days of pushing myself to get this kid out of here. I tried to …

2013-09-24: If anyone is curious about prodromal labor–what I have been experiencing for 4 …

2013-09-24: If anyone is curious about prodromal labor–what I have been experiencing for 4 …

2013-09-23: Apparently the one who has been impatient was me, because this guy doesn’t seem to be going …

2013-09-22: Apparently Fall officially starts at 1:44PST. We shall go dance in the leaves as they fall from the …

2013-09-22: “On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand.” Sometimes a good …

2013-09-22: Dare I say “brrrr” after walking the dogs today? Happy Fall, especially to those who see …

2013-09-21: First Hair Cut. She is officially ready to be a big sister! William, your eviction notice has been …

2013-09-19: Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be …

2013-09-19: Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be …

2013-09-19: I’m ready to hug and kiss this little hunk of love.

2013-09-18: Somewhat serendipitous to have Esther here for Baby #2 :) www.estherjulee.com/portrait/…

2013-09-17: I’m interested to hear what Rick Warren has to say about mental illness now. He’ll be on …

2013-09-17: I’m interested to hear what Rick Warren has to say about mental illness now. He’ll be on …

2013-09-17: MOIST. A much hated word, but how can it be so when it refers to the best cupcake ever?! …

2013-09-15: Praying for peace about William’s birthday. Now that we’re at 36 weeks, I’m super …

2013-09-15: Alright buddy, mama went to church and got her nails done. I’m ready!

2013-09-14: Colette just randomly said: “I’m not worried. The song goes: Don’t worry, just …

2013-09-12: An exercise of patience with a sweet result.

2013-09-12: Official word from the doc: bedrest ends Sunday! Now I don’t imagine I’ll be super woman …

2013-09-12: Feeling blech. Time to be an ostrich. #headinsand Sand = pillow

2013-09-12: I just had a typical late pregnancy moment! I woke up hungry and had to get a snack to tie me over …

2013-09-11: William almost got me to add to my bracelet collection today. 2min apart contractions for 2hrs at …

2013-09-10: Why hello reflux. I haven’t missed you one bit!

2013-09-10: Manama gets an upgrade! 5c or 5s?

2013-09-10: Bedrest lesson: 10am is the hour of obnoxious women on TV–The View, Kathy Lee and Hoda, and …

2013-09-10: Thankful not to be in the hospital, so I can get these snuggles.

2013-09-09: Apparently William is a flirt and wanted to meet more nurses. Nurse Natalie was a good one though. I …

2013-09-08: Grandaddy Billy went Home this morning. His incredible spirit will be missed here on Earth and …

2013-09-07: So far the routine has been: wake up with contractions 7-8min apart, time them for 30min, take 2 …

2013-09-07: Thank you Miami Hurricanes for the farewell gift for Grandaddy and the sympathies gift for Jonathan …

2013-09-07: Trying to remain at peace with the fact that I/we are not in Atlanta right now with our family …

2013-09-05: A night of close strong contractions, a doctor appointment. These things exhaust me. Nap time.

2013-09-05: Treasures from my Sweet :)

2013-09-04:

2013-09-04: If you’ve never been pregnant, you haven’t been properly kicked in the rear. #fetalninja …

2013-09-03: Well, William gave me a run for my money yesterday afternoon/evening. Thankfully the procardia …

2013-09-02: It’s Labor Day–a fun day of TV marathons and NOT going into labor :)

2013-08-29: Winding down my first day of home bedrest, and I’m adjusting to a new norm for the next 3ish …

2013-08-28: Listening to my hubby negotiate with my overtired and over-emotional baby girl…#bestdaddy

2013-08-28: Apparently William needed to check out the L&D floor one more time before his official …

2013-08-28:

2013-08-27: Thank you for all of the prayers and support during my hospital stay. I am glad to be home without …

2013-08-27: I get to sleep in my own bed with no monitors and no IVs. I don’t get to go back to daily life …

2013-08-27: Back from my walk, praying for limited contractions. The walk felt so good without monitors and an …

2013-08-27: I got about 3hrs of sleep last night :) which is much better than the 1hr I got the night before. My …

2013-08-27: E.T.

2013-08-26: Non-official update: Reflux is not compatible with flat side-sleeping. Contractions are too …

2013-08-26: Love the heat but hate the UV rays? Try Magnesium Sulfate! Tanning bed experience without the …

2013-08-26: Apparently my uterus is only happy when I am on my left side…

2013-08-26: Doc seems confident that my contractions will naturally ease after some good rest/inactivity, but …

2013-08-26: No looking up at the stars tonight…

2013-08-26: Well I wanted a practice run for my mom and Jonathan for putting Colette to bed and waking up …

2013-08-25: Like Father like daughter–she grabbed this bowl of bacon off the table for herself.

2013-08-25: Dancing fun with her Jen and Justin

2013-08-25: Godparents. She adores her Jen and Justin!

2013-08-25: William Jonathan Barnes and William Jonathan LaCour

2013-08-23: True love’s kiss #teammcclain

2013-08-23: #teammcclain

2013-08-23: Chocolate milk girl

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2013-08-22: Colette is experience her first thunderstorm. Doesn’t seem to phase her :) #atldaysofnoah

2013-08-22: Saying lots of prayers for loved ones as they are on the brink of new opportunities launching them …

2013-08-21: Birthday mocktail :)

2013-08-20: Safely and comfortably in ATL. This was my first flight separate from Colette and vice versa. We …

2013-08-20: Getting ready to head to the airport. Off to Atlanta for a Grandaddy Billy hug and to celebrate Matt …

2013-08-19: Thanks for the FB explosion today! Without balloons and a party, FB sure helps me feel the love from …

2013-08-19: As Stephen Colbert would say “The number one threat: Bears!!” …

2013-08-19: Birthday gift number 1: I slept through the night! I didn’t wake up worried that I …

2013-08-18: Doesn’t feel one bit like my birthday, but… It will be a crazy day! We are hosting …

2013-08-17: Colette decided to join in on Saturday morning tradition

2013-08-16: Do you sometimes wonder if your two year old wakes up and thinks “I wonder if I can send mommy …

2013-08-15: I have officially reached the constant reflux stage of pregnancy…fun. Sadly last night just …

2013-08-15: Ever feel like your liver and stomach could come flying out of your mouth? #32weeks

2013-08-15: Sleeping, sleeping, dreaming, burp…. Swirling, whirling, clasping mouth. Waking, muscles …

2013-08-14: Led 30 4&5year olds I’m Bible Adventures Story at VBS. And as crazy as they are, I sure do …

2013-08-13: Sometimes it’s fun to be awake at 5:30am, said no one, ever.

2013-08-12: Park, nap, chiropractor, vbs… A good day. Here’s to hoping we’re back on the …

2013-08-12: Princess or Jester?

2013-08-12: My child is napping! Must take advantage!! #nappinghouse

2013-08-12: Sciatica to the max. Calling all chiropractors!

2013-08-11: Sunset Concert Party Wagon!

2013-08-11: Feeling less prickly this morning but still pregnant and tired. Must take advantage of the Sabbath …

2013-08-10: Ever been curious what it feels like to be a hormonal pregnant woman? It’s like having every …

2013-08-08: One of the worst feelings is when your child is screaming and thrashing and doesn’t recognize …

2013-08-08: Baby boy coming home outfits. Ready, set, post links!

2013-08-07: Ok, so I’ve personally been anti-American Girl Doll, until now. I’m considering giving …

2013-08-07: So Colette just said as we got out of the shower. “Mommy I forgive you. I don’t need …

2013-08-07: Anyone who has had the pleasure of my mom babysitting or teaching their kids, please consider …

2013-08-06: Colette and Daddy are officially booked for their special trip to Atlanta for the wedding of Matt …

2013-08-05:

2013-08-04: 8:45 on a Saturday. I’d prefer her to nap….

2013-08-02: She is in the bath. “Are we going night night?” “No we’re taking a bath …

2013-08-02: Ever been to Wits End? I’ve been here all day, and I don’t suggest joining me. …

2013-08-01: Spoiled Fruit Today has been a rough day. I’m getting pretty uncomfortable pregnancy-wise, and Colette is …

2013-08-01: A boppy-free day! She did not ask for boppy at all today. In fact she almost asked for it and caught …

2013-08-01:

2013-08-01: Hubby will be happy, but I sure haven’t figure out the finer points of clothes shopping for a …

2013-08-01: First load of Williams’s clothes are in the wash…gotta start confronting the reality …

2013-08-01: First load of Williams’s clothes are in the wash…gotta start confronting the reality …

2013-07-29: Bedtime was relatively easy tonight, and she didn’t ask for boppy at all! Tomorrow she has …

2013-07-29: Bedtime was relatively easy tonight, and she didn’t ask for boppy at all! Tomorrow she has …

2013-07-29: The rest of Big Girl Day: shopping for balloons and party hats, hot dog lunch at Johnny Rockets with …

2013-07-28: Last night with Bopper (from Mimi) and Snoopy (from Gigi) both stuffed with a boppy each. This …

2013-07-28: No screams for boppy through the night. A few moans and whines not necessarily about boppy. But she …

2013-07-28: Bye Bye Boppy--"you hold me." And she’s asleep. After 3.5 hours of mood swings and a lot of patience and consistency from …

2013-07-27: It’s boppy-free bedtime…I wonder who is more anxious, Colette or myself?

2013-07-27: So proud of my friend Cari Pendleton for trying out for The Voice today! I have always loved her …

2013-07-26: Please welcome Odysseus to the LaCour family! Some are more pleased about the minivan stage than …

2013-07-26: Try not to let your head explode: www.nytimes.com/2013/07/0…

2013-07-25: I don't want to be big After VERY slowly weaning Colette off of the pacifier or “boppy,” the bandaid will be …

2013-07-25: Favorite Colette deep thought today: “Take off your glasses” After I remove my eye …

2013-07-25: Woke up at 8am, and my child is bouncing off the walls by 8:30….my womb …

2013-07-23: Child trying to jump out of my stomach…hey calm down in there!!!

2013-07-22: Tough topics with a 2 year old: Aging Before bed tonight during our pillow talk, Colette and I discussed putting William’s crib in …

2013-07-22: Fairy godfamily!

2013-07-22: Bows n poses

2013-07-22: Romantical

2013-07-22: Cuteness

2013-07-22: Pregnancy-safe back stretches anyone? I have an epic back ache this morning, mostly mid/upper back …

2013-07-21: Colette is excited for her first 3D movie at The El Capitan! :) She said, “My face is getting …

2013-07-21: Very interesting…. www.relevantmagazine.com/god/churc…

2013-07-21: Some good points in this article www.relevantmagazine.com/god/being…

2013-07-21: Minivans, pacifiers, and sleep-training, Oh My! #3rdtrimesterinsomnia

2013-07-20: I know this is not worth sharing, but my brain hurts! I have a Zulily order placed and correctly …

2013-07-20: Aaaahhhh! Catching up on Fallon from last night. Jesse and the Rippers!!!! Forever!

2013-07-19: Saying my bedtime prayers with a big request and a lot of appreciation as my friend Ashleigh Pearson …

2013-07-19: After a red-eye back from Maui, Colette is wide awake and I am sleepy. Thank the Lord for Mimi, who …

2013-07-19: On the ground at LAX. Back to reality! That reality being that I will have a newborn in 12ish …

2013-07-16: Captain Timothy and Colette

2013-07-16: Daddy-daughter

2013-07-16: Baby belly!

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2013-07-16: Colette picked out a stuffed Sea Turtle today and begged for it. She and Daddy made a deal: no more …

2013-07-15:

2013-07-15: La Perouse

2013-07-14: It is Maui Midnight thus time for bed. Oh the days when vacation meant staying up late!

2013-07-14: Sticker book

2013-07-14: Beach sleep

2013-07-14: Someone I know is blessed to have the best godparents ever! Jennifer LaHatte Lund Justin Lund

2013-07-14: No legs!

2013-07-14: Sand-castle-wrecker jail

2013-07-14: Travel snoogle brought to you by 3 standard pillows and two airplane pillows.

2013-07-12: Getting ready to watch “Pickabled Me Toooo”

2013-07-11: Colette on her phone calling Billy and Nona “Hi! I at my condo. What you do Atlanta? You …

2013-07-10: “Sooooo pretty”

2013-07-10: Stickers with Daddy at fancy dinner.

2013-07-10: Jonathan LaCour I’ve been telling you this… :) thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/1…

2013-07-09: Beach babe

2013-07-08: Even with a 1.5hr nap, I’m still feeling the 3hr time difference…bed is calling!

2013-07-08: Shave ice day one.

2013-07-08: Poolside shave ice

2013-07-08: Morning conversation over chocolate milk on the lanai.

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2013-07-08: Pro traveler

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2013-07-04: Curly concentration

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2013-07-04: Potato salad and deviled eggs in the fridge, cole slaw and family recipe upside down cake on the …

2013-07-04: Thank God for family!

2013-07-03: Jonathan LaCour www.buzzfeed.com/erinlaros…

2013-07-02: Wedding baby bump! :)

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2013-07-02: Best service I’ve had as a pregnant woman comes at The Troubadour (a Beverly Hills concert …

2013-07-02: Continuing the tradition of in utero concerts tonight :) Williams’s first concert will be …

2013-07-01: After the wedding weekend this Mama is exhausted. I barely made it through today alive and awake. …

2013-07-01:

2013-06-30: Between Preston French becoming a husband this weekend and Clayton T. French turning 25 tomorrow, …

2013-06-30: Keeping up with the Frenches at a wedding is exhausting

2013-06-30: Cousins-in-law

2013-06-30: Colette had too many goodbyes today to handle. She broke down after we dropped Mimi at the train …

2013-06-30: Dance partners for life!

2013-06-30: Boogie down with cousins

2013-06-30: Dizzy!

2013-06-30: Feeling pretty enough to twirl!

2013-06-30: “Where my cousins?” “Honey they’re going back to their house in Ohio.” …

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2013-06-27: On the ground at DFW. Worst flight attendants ever, but forget them it’s time to play!!

2013-06-27: Me to American Airlines gate agent: do you allow preboarding to install carseats? AA agent: you are …

2013-06-27: Alright, these crazy pregnancy dreams need to stop! I normally have weird dreams, but this has …

2013-06-26: Exhausted. But it feels like Christmas Eve…too excited for the weekend to sleep!!

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2013-06-26: It takes a while to wake up from a night of coughing.

2013-06-26: Clayton T. French are you ready for the biggest birthday party you’ve ever had?! Thanks to …

2013-06-26: Too good not to share www.adweek.com/adfreak/m…

2013-06-25: My favorite doc appt of pregnancy is tomorrow: Gestational Diabetes test. Here’s to hoping it …

2013-06-25: Mama pteranodon just sent the kids and Papa pteranodon on a camp out….I think we now know how …

2013-06-25: Ever have one of those days when you’ve cleaned up mess after mess, and then you’ve had …

2013-06-24: Colette finally caught this post-nasal drip cough that Jonathan and I have been fighting for 3weeks …

2013-06-24: You know what’s fun…. a dead garage remote battery when you have tons of errands to …

2013-06-23: I’m not sure I can move. Ikea for a dresser, then reorganizing Colette’s clothes and …

2013-06-23: It’s 10:30…Dare I wake her?!

2013-06-22: Curious Curlies

2013-06-21: Last day of “school”

2013-06-21: Not that interested in the trial, but the sleep expert info is quite interesting! …

2013-06-19: Catchin up on The Voice…what attacked Cher’s head last night?!

2013-06-19: In Jen’s element. Cerritos Children’s library with Colette including a fountain to cool …

2013-06-18: Colette loves swinging with Jen! And we have been cooking up a storm :) in Colette’s …

2013-06-17: Colette’s 2 favorite activities these days: sticker book and “you read this, I read …

2013-06-17:

2013-06-14: Finished my first customized prenatal circuit training on my own :) thanks Jorunn Grobey Phipps!!!

2013-06-13: Checking on my Dunwoody peeps! Is everyone and their homes ok?

2013-06-13: Dear Lord, thank you for giving Colette the peace to take a nap today! Mommy needs one too, and you …

2013-06-13: Officially giving Jonathan LaCour the duty of finding a GP and Pediatrician for us in the South Bay. …

2013-06-13: Continue to be charitable but know where your donations are going: …

2013-06-13: Hmmm this seems like a bit much, especially because there are tons of other …

2013-06-12: Fun day at Knotts Berry Farm with Gigi and my little Sally!

2013-06-12: Trying out Knotts Berry Farm. So far so good!

2013-06-11: So I’m thinking this cough must be allergy related; it’s getting old quickly… …

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2013-06-11: Checking out Seaside Lagoon today!

2013-06-10: I’ve gotta say, lots of talent left on The Voice, but Michelle and Danielle are my two front …

2013-06-10: I’ve gotta say, lots of talent left on The Voice, but Michelle and Danielle are my two front …

2013-06-10: I had a lot of trouble getting comfortable enough to fall asleep, even considered the couch. I woke …

2013-06-07:

2013-06-07: The week has office caught up with me…I am exhausted!

2013-06-07: June had potential to be extra gloomy this year with Jonathan out of town so much, but we’ve …

2013-06-05: She got a shamu stuffy and asked to put it in a bag. Then, we got in the car and she was asleep …

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2013-06-05: About to watch Shamu. Great day so far!

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2013-06-03: Slight headache, foot taps, leg shakes, heart pounds, stomach turns. Hello panic attack. Riding this …

2013-06-03: I’ve gotta hand it to Sasha and Shakira on that last song. But I miss Sarah Simmons…

2013-06-03: I had to take a break from Pinterest in my first trimester, because all the food posts made me sick. …

2013-06-03: Colette has been doling out the antics nonstop….I might have to start a blog just to keep up …

2013-06-03: “See you have a boo-boo like this.” Colette holding up her notebook of …

2013-06-03:

2013-06-03: 4 = number of days Daddy will be here over the next 17 days :/ Thankfully we have some good …

2013-06-02: This Mama is exhausted. A Sunday nap is in order for sure!!!

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2013-06-01: Beach time…really wish the weather had been warmer…but it was still the beach.

2013-06-01: Packing the cooler and bags. Time to take advantage of where we live…3 miles from the beach! …

2013-05-30:

2013-05-29: C’mon mattress topper! No neck aches in the AM!!!

2013-05-29: C’mon mattress topper! No neck aches in the AM!!!

2013-05-29: Just watched The Voice eliminations…America’s brain is broken! (At least the voice …

2013-05-29: She is her father’s daughter….. Colette’s choice for her morning show: “I …

2013-05-28: The good news: there is nothing that needs to be done for Colette’s metatarsus adductus. The …

2013-05-27: Anyone got copperhead snake bite stories to share? I’m gathering research for the bro :)

2013-05-26: First water balloon toss at OCF Church Picnic

2013-05-25: Good day in LA! Brunch with Mom, hubs, and Colette, then quick meetup at the beach, finished off …

2013-05-25: Preciousness: Daddy got dressed after his shower– (Unprovoked)Colette: “you look …

2013-05-24: How did pregnant women sleep without multiple pillows? Specifically, how so before The Snoogle? :) …

2013-05-21: Colette is already developing her protective big sister skills. Proof: Winston snuggled up in my …

2013-05-20: So….The Voice = great for Adam Levine’s image and encouragement of my girly crush on …

2013-05-20: So….The Voice = great for Adam Levine’s image and encouragement of my girly crush on …

2013-05-19: Test drove the Pilot and the Odyssey today…came away impressed with the Pilot, wishing I …

2013-05-19: I may be part lizard. As much as I find all reptiles icky, I sure love to just bask in the sun. …

2013-05-17: Ok next survey: please do not provide reasons or opinions on nicknames period, but what would you …

2013-05-17: You know what’s fun? When you accomplish an errand you’ve been needing to, only to …

2013-05-17: You know what’s fun? When you accomplish an errand you’ve been needing to, only to …

2013-05-16: Ok Mama friends…. We’re looking into getting a car with a 3rd row… So it’s …

2013-05-13: No nap on Daddy-out-of-town days are brutal! I fear no-nap days when baby arrives….Please no!

2013-05-12: 87 degrees tomorrow in Redondo Beach…what pools are open?

2013-05-12: 2 pandora charms, 38 Godiva chocolates, a potty success, and a burger and a milkshake… …

2013-05-12:

2013-05-12: Happy Mother's Day Gigi, Mimi, MyJen, GigiSandra,Babs, Marwee,(and a Justin) Copyright LaCour-Niesen Visuals, Inc. All …

2013-05-12: We sang this song in church today and I found the music incongruent with the lyrics. Can someone …

2013-05-12: Ultimate Mommy Indicator: My Mother’s Day has been made because Colette poopooed in the potty …

2013-05-11: Sometimes Godiva is all a Mommy needs…hint hint Jonathan LaCour

2013-05-10: It has been a long day for this Mama! Colette was making me earn my paycheck!

2013-05-08: On the ground in LA. The princess slept the whole flight…here’s to hoping she continues …

2013-05-08: Headed back to LALA land. No planned trips to Atlanta until after the arrival of baby William, so …

2013-05-07:

2013-05-07: Good day: lunch with Todo, visit with Lauren and baby James, and dinner with more friends tonight!

2013-05-05: Why does it always seem like there is never enough time to see all the people I want to see while in …

2013-05-05: On the road back to Atlanta! So proud of Preston French and Mary K. Gray for graduating and having …

2013-05-03: On the road to Nashville! French kids reuniting for PC’s graduation! Clayton T. French , boooo …

2013-05-02:

2013-05-02: On the ground in ATL….but waiting for a gate. This is going over well with the 2 year …

2013-05-02: Atlanta tonight, Nashville tomorrow…to see the first French boy graduate college!! Go PC!!!!!

2013-05-01: Waiting for our “Evening with David Sedaris” but Jonathan says it doesn’t make up …

2013-04-26: Colette insisted on wearing panties today, which is great except for the fact that we were at …

2013-04-25: Hotel is booked for the wedding of Mary K. Gray and Preston French. Can’t wait to celebrate …

2013-04-24: Nothing like date night at the mall and Soup Plantation… Lacey=lame wife

2013-04-23: Someone please give back my child who wakes up at 8am and takes naps!!!

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2013-04-21: How to fill Mommy with joy: run up to her, hug her legs and say, “you’re the best …

2013-04-21: I have yet to fully commit to potty-training Colette. We’ve had good weeks and off weeks, but …

2013-04-20: We are on a roll! Two movies in two nights! Pitch Perfect was a fun movie. Silver Linings Playbook …

2013-04-19: I watched the Boston shootout unfold last night and read Twitter trends before bed. Way to go TV …

2013-04-15: “Colette, how much do you miss Daddy?” “So much in the world!”

2013-04-15: Literally out of the mouth of babes: “Mommy I spilled my hiccup. Bleh! yucky!”

2013-04-14: This is one of those days when I just want to lay on the couch and watch movies… But I have a …

2013-04-13:

2013-04-13: Lesson of the evening–hungry doesn’t necessarily mean my stomach actually wants …

2013-04-12: If anyone needed proof that my daughter is a LaCour, I provide you with these facts: 1. She knows …

2013-04-11: I was actually hungry at dinner time tonight, yet I think I was too ambitious with my eggs, sausage, …

2013-04-09: Hubby has given me complete reprieve of dinner duty for the past 10 weeks, because that is when I am …

2013-04-08: It takes a lot for me to stay up past 9 these days… I pushed through tonight to catch up on …

2013-04-08: My nightly routine: Put Colette to bed, fall asleep with her Wake up 3-5hrs later, pee, get Colette …

2013-04-07: I really appreciated Pastor Joe’s clarification of God’s jealousy or qanah in the Bible. …

2013-04-03: The pilot navigated through the thick smog, so we are safely on the ground in sunny LA

2013-04-03: Bumped to the 3pm flight. 2 more hours at the airport worth some travel vouchers? Sure! :)

2013-04-01: I love Dorothy at Nail Talk Tan Dunwoody! She gives the best spa pedicure treatment!!

2013-03-31: I’m getting a promotion this Fall! New title: Mother of two :)

2013-03-31: Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes He arose a Victor from the dark …

2013-03-30: Coloring eggs :)

2013-03-30: Easter Egg Hunt :) thanks for the dress! Donald H. French and Theresa Enyedi

2013-03-27: ATL down

2013-03-27: Why am I awake at 3AM? Wouldn’t you like to know!….I would too, so if you find out, let …

2013-03-26: Totally feeding off of Colette’s excitement to head to Atlanta tomorrow. As she said, “I …

2013-03-25: Just had a great Seder meal with MOPS. Traditions are fun :)

2013-03-24: First sign it might be time to turn off the House Hunters International marathon: your toddler says, …

2013-03-22: Colette learned the finer points of playing with a 2.5year old boy :)

2013-03-21: Snuggling up with my Nelson boy tonight! (Winston is handling Colette). :)

2013-03-20: Home from anniversary dinner to cuddle up on the couch with hubby, but my sneaky little booger came …

2013-03-20: My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand. His eyes are like doves beside …

2013-03-20: The first day of Spring always reminds me of….my wedding!!! Happy Anniversary hubby! …

2013-03-19: I’m ashamed to admit that I watched Splash tonight…the scoring is bogus!

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2013-03-17: Colette had a blast with Jeremy this weekend :) Now we head back to “new house.”

2013-03-16: Brushing goats, climbing turtles, and riding horseys with her pal Jeremy!

2013-03-14: Up and at ‘em! We’re off to see April, Christian, and Jeremy!!!

2013-03-11: During Colette’s nightly songs sung by Daddy, she made a request during Wheels on The Bus: C: …

2013-03-11: Colette grabbed Daddy’s empty water bottle from last night, then “poured” it into …

2013-03-10: My bed is not as warm tonight because my boysies are with their Mimi in San Diego :/ I miss my guys, …

2013-03-10: California road trip

2013-03-09: Nothing like a post-Disney nap at 7:30pm to set you up for a successful Spring Forward… …

2013-03-09: I have 5 friends with birthdays today! Happy Birthday!!!

2013-03-08: Colette woke up from a nap at 6pm, and just now said, “I wanna go sleep.” Fully …

2013-03-07:

2013-03-02: Hawaii Life is a bad show for me to watch…. I want to go to there…to live.

2013-03-01: Post-nap milkshake

2013-03-01: Colette just counted to 12!…On her fingers!!!!! Hahahaha

2013-02-28: Finally got around to watching the 25th Anniversary performance of Les Miserables that I had …

2013-02-25:

2013-02-25: Colette did a great job at her check up. The nurse came in to do weight, temp, etc… But when …

2013-02-24: Thanks to Doc McStuffins, Colette is excited about her 2yr appt tomorrow. “Time for a check …

2013-02-24:

2013-02-23: We had a fun day meeting up with Mimi in Long Beach! Daddy took Colette to the aquarium while mom …

2013-02-20: Little girl

2013-02-20: Tulle and curls

2013-02-19: Not sure what is going on, but it sounds like someone is tap dancing in the garage next to our …

2013-02-17: Oh Sweet Pea, won’t you dance with me. Come on, come on and dance with meeeee…. An …

2013-02-15:

2013-02-14: Colette wanted to stay up until JenJustin get here. It’s almost 10:30, and I can barely keep …

2013-02-14: Valentine snuggles.

2013-02-14: Just woke up for the 3rd time tonight with my heart pounding. I was having an awful nightmare about …

2013-02-12:

2013-02-12: Guys if you’re seeing that commercial, don’t give her Russell Stover chocolates either. …

2013-02-12: Happy Mardi Gras! It’s Pancakes for dinner tonight!!

2013-02-11:

2013-02-09: When did she turn 16??!!! “Bye bye Daddy! I goin Disneyland. Going Ariel ride. Where da …

2013-02-09: It’s a Daddy day

2013-02-09: I suppose I should appreciate the me time, but I can’t help but feel a little slighted this …

2013-02-09: I suppose I should appreciate the me time, but I can’t help but feel a little slighted this …

2013-02-07: Hamburger or hot dog?

2013-02-05: Back in LA. At least now I don’t dread going back to our home! I’m cuddled in with my …

2013-02-05:

2013-02-05: Praying for Becky Purcell Houston today as she lays her little Will to rest. But this I call to …

2013-02-03: Hmmm I liked this game more before the outage!

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2013-01-31: Omg! I just looked at the forecast for tomorrow… A high of 38F???!!!! Noooooooooo!

2013-01-31: I thought after waking up at 7:30 and a short nap at 12:00, Colette would be on Atlanta …

2013-01-31:

2013-01-30: Colette is holding court at Gigi and Papa’s! Poor Papa is ways being told what to do by a …

2013-01-30: Tornado? I’ve forgotten such things… Thanks Atlanta for reminding me how much better …

2013-01-29: At Gigi and Papa’s house

2013-01-29: ATL-Bound!

2013-01-28: Nothing like cupcakes for breakfast on your birthday!! :)

2013-01-27: Memories are flooding my head. I cannot believe my Sarah Colette turns 2 tomorrow (technically in …

2013-01-26: Upped the ante to mucinex dm tonight. Heated rice pack, humidifier, and drugs. Sinus pain go away!

2013-01-26: Sneeze count for the day: 100…meelyon…. 2 Benadryl, 1 humidifier, c’moooonnnn …

2013-01-25: OH: I tried eating that low-fat food, but it tastes like plastic. So when I moved to NY, I just …

2013-01-22: Daddy’s version of Twinkle Little Star: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star/how I wonder what you …

2013-01-21: After a long weekend of potty training, Colette was accident-free today, and we even went on a …

2013-01-20: Looks like the Super Bowl Sunday menu will include lots of seafood with a battle of 2 bay citiies! …

2013-01-20: The Falcons may not be Super Bowl champions in 2 weeks, but I am hopeful that Colette will be a …

2013-01-20: Onto the next match up: clam chowder vs crab cakes… I wish fried chicken won the last game …

2013-01-20: Dear Falcons, Please RISE UP and bring me some hometown pride in a city of Niners fans. Tyvm!

2013-01-19: Tomorrow we shall Rise Up and enjoy Unca Jon’s BBQ pork!

2013-01-19: My cup overfloweth: Colette jumped in my lap, gave me a great big hug, and exclaimed, “I luh …

2013-01-18: It is absolutely gorgeous here today! THIS is what SoCal is supposed to be! Stay away …

2013-01-15: Watching The Care Bear Movie…it’s kind of creepy. I’m ready for the CareBear …

2013-01-13: My current status can best be summed up in a monologue from Brak in the show Spaceghost: I …

2013-01-12: Frost advisory, you are not welcome here!! Go back to your home!!

2013-01-12: Quite a day for football!

2013-01-12: We had a great day at Disneyland, and Silvermist (the fairy) made it super special by giving Colette …

2013-01-12:

2013-01-12: Colette: Un cawkick milk Me: it’s in daddy’s room, isn’t it? You should go get it …

2013-01-12: Colette and Daddy are already dreaming of Disneyland. It’s time for Mommy to close her eyes …

2013-01-11: My little munchkin bumped up to the 2year old class at MMO today. I fully expected a dramatic scene …

2013-01-11: Ummmm hello SoCal, what is this cold weather??!!! This was not in the agreement!

2013-01-10: Listening to songs as Colette falls asleep: C: I get cake? L: What hunny? (Delaying so I can explain …

2013-01-08: Thank you Francesca Pappagallo for getting Colette hooked on Enchanted! I can’t complain about …

2013-01-08: Thank you Francesca Pappagallo for getting Colette hooked on Enchanted! I can’t complain about …

2013-01-07:

2013-01-03: Off to see Royal Teeth who wrote one of my favorite lyrics WILD Don’t you think it’s time for …

2013-01-03:

2013-01-03: Sitting at Cooks Collision waiting on an estimate for the damage done after the CRV was rearended on …

2013-01-03: Sitting at Cooks Collision waiting on an estimate for the damage done after the CRV was rearended on …

2013-01-02: First panic attack of 2013 :/

2013-01-01: Love

2013-01-01: Somebody is taking advantage of only kid awake status….

2013-01-01: Resume 30 Day Shred Eat at restaurants less Set weekly meal plan Open Bible every morning Limit …

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2013-01-01: New Year’s Naps

2013-01-01: KTLA Rose Parade announcers: “Do you know what Mexican cowboys are called?” …

2013-01-01: Happy 2013! On this 1st day of January 2013, I resolve to….. Stay tuned

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2012-12-28: I’m not sure I’ve ever gone to the grocery store and gotten only what’s on my …

2012-12-26: First piggy ponies!!

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2012-12-25: Colette opened a present then played with it each time. We had to convince her to keep opening :) …

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2012-12-25: Santa wuz here!

2012-12-25: Finally, sugarplum visions!

2012-12-25: Oh Christmas Tree!

2012-12-25: Stockings hung by the chimney with care

2012-12-25: Apparently, there are visions of sugarplums dancing in Colette’s head… …

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2012-12-24: Colette,as of late, has earned the nickname The Negotiator, because she is always presenting the 3rd …

2012-12-23: Fever gone!!!

2012-12-23: Prayers for my little munchkin who is still fighting this fever that keeps bouncing back up after …

2012-12-21:

2012-12-20: Norman the Nordman (fir) returned to Home Depot today because he was dried up and raining …

2012-12-20: So I’ve been trying to make it to the Candlelight Processional at Disneyland. It’s …

2012-12-20: Thank you to The Westminster Schools and Pam Elrod for giving me such a strong appreciation for …

2012-12-19: 3 more acts: 1. Bought lunch for the people behind me at the local coffee shop 2. Left a bouquet of …

2012-12-19: Tally for day of extra kindness: 10 Ralph’s gift cards given to strangers chosen by Colette 2 …

2012-12-19: Colette and I will be out and about today on a mission: “Be kind to one another, …

2012-12-18: An excerpt from nighttime prayers: “tayk you mommy. Tayk you daddy. Tayk you noses. Tayk you …

2012-12-17: Migraine+nausea+ears clogged = mommy needs a nap. Pleeeeeaase Colette fall asleep Soon!!!

2012-12-16: Two verses that are poignant and were shared at the end of the sermon today: Psalm 34:18 The Lord is …

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2012-12-16: Daddy-Daughter

2012-12-16: Seriously….

2012-12-14: Praying for those affected by the tragedy in CT whether directly or indirectly. I am thankful that …

2012-12-13: The folks at Providence Little Company Urgent Care are getting to know the LaCours this week. First, …

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2012-12-11: It is not even 8 yet and I can barely keep my eyes open…

2012-12-11: What would you do?! Norman the Nordmann is raining needles, so much so that if you touch a branch …

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2012-12-09: Merry Christmas Darling…

2012-12-09: Though I was exhausted from a busy weekend, we still mustered the energy to go to Manhattan Beach …

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2012-12-09: Me: Colette, are you ready to go to church? C: No. I stay house. Me: Well Mommy and Daddy are going …

2012-12-09: Colette found a table the perfect size for herself at Big Bob’s, then she set up a date with …

2012-12-08: Preciousness!

2012-12-08: “yook my dress” Seriously look how sweet Cinderella is. How can you not love the …

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2012-12-02: “You are light in the darkness! Quit being surprised when you step into the world saying, …

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2012-11-30: Back Home after 2 weeks away! I always love seeing my family and friends in Atlanta, and it’s …

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2012-11-22: In the spirit of Oprah on this holiday, I am feeling especially giving, so: you get a thanks, and …

2012-11-22: After a day of family, fun, and food (and no nap)

2012-11-22: Wild Turkey!

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2012-11-22: Happy Thanksgiving!

2012-11-21: This was my plan for weaning Colette from her “boppy” To better explain the cutting of …

2012-11-20: Pink Pig with Gigi

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2012-11-17: Hey California, My body still thinks its in your time zone… Not cool!

2012-11-16: What what ATL! :)

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2012-11-11: A little late on the draw, but thank you to our past and current servicemen/women “And I’m …

2012-11-10: So after a few nights last week here at home and then again tonight upon our return home, I think I …

2012-11-10: She is an LA Baby now…well, in that outfit! Thanks to Salwa for the chic infinity scarves! :)

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2012-11-09: Interesting…Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm–Big Bird and friends clean up after a …

2012-11-08: Colette snuggling Winston: “you want boppy?” #truelove

2012-11-07: Running around fountains, smelling flowers, finding colors, and a table top in Balboa Park today. …

2012-11-06: I just sleep pinned. Time for bed??

2012-11-06: Colette voted! She had to pick between Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Secret of the Wings. …

2012-11-06: Whoa!! Dr. House is Jasper in 101 Dalmations!

2012-11-06: Trying to fall back asleep… I was jolted awake by a loud kerplunk! :( It was Colette falling …

2012-11-06: Thanksvember: today I was struck by how grateful I am for the doctors I have had in …

2012-11-05: Colette woke up 3hrs before her usual 8:30/9 rising… I would be ok with the hour, but 3??!! …

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2012-11-04: So… We came home from our bike ride today to find Nelson Houdini LaCour had gotten into his …

2012-11-04: So…riding bikes in the South Bay is a bit different than in Venice/Santa Monica. Our …

2012-11-04: Some of you may be pleased to know that somehow I did not register to vote in California :/ I …

2012-11-03: 3 Days in to Thanksvember and Colette has been grateful for: 1. her brothers (she picked out a toy …

2012-11-02: Grateful for being able to watch my munchkin sleep!

2012-11-01: Introducing Pocahontas for our Thanksgiving princess… Yeah I know, it brushes over a lot of …

2012-11-01: So far the impact of Halloween on Colette: Me: Colette what do you want for breakfast? Colette: More …

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2012-10-31: She was climbing the ropes and darting towards her saying “unner, seederelya” (under). …

2012-10-31: She was climbing the ropes and darting towards her saying “unner, seederelya” (under). …

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2012-10-31: Fun times with Jen, the fairy godmother! :)

2012-10-31: We hit up Disneyland in costume this AM, and we had big plans of trick or treating at the local walk …

2012-10-30: Anyone have experience with Chemdry cleaning tile?

2012-10-30: Anyone know what is required by law in regard to repainting a rental unit after 1 year of occupancy …

2012-10-28: “seeederellya” at the Halloween Parade :) she was so excited to show her bag of treats! …

2012-10-28: “Meeeeneeee Mowwwsss”

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2012-10-25: Jen and Justin are here!!!! Yesssssss!

2012-10-24: After I burned 2 pieces of toast under the broiler, Colette gets a cereal bar for breakfast!

2012-10-23: So Colette has had a cold on and off since July, but every time I go to the doc they say it’s …

2012-10-19: Still need to do some cleaning, some organizing, and some decorating. We need a bed and a dining …

2012-10-17: Meanwhile, Mimi was wrangling Colette, the dogs, cleaning up, and breaking down boxes. What’s …

2012-10-17: Kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom all unpacked. Thanks Regina!! Friday she’ll tackle …

2012-10-17: Kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom all unpacked. Thanks Regina!! Friday she’ll tackle …

2012-10-16: Snuggled up with my baby girl in her new room :) still lots to do, but I will enjoy my rest tonight! …

2012-10-16: It’s moving day! Let’s see how painless we can make this…

2012-10-15: Movers are packing the kitchen: this just got real!

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2012-10-14: About to watch a man jump from 120k feet. Turn on discovery channel

2012-10-14: Today we move in our first piece of furniture to the new house: Colette’s new play kitchen! …

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2012-10-13: She did so well getting her pretties painted on!

2012-10-13: Choo Choo

2012-10-13: She “won” a purple bunny at the ring toss :)

2012-10-13: More fun!

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2012-10-12: Just in case we were getting nervous about leaving Venice, our neighbors have decided to throw down …

2012-10-10: My energizer bunny woke up at 8AM and went nonstop until 8PM. She WILL nap tomorrow!

2012-10-10: Colette’s room is 85% packed. Office is 60% packed Bedroom is 25 % packed. All thanks to …

2012-10-09: Colette had a great time at her first Mother’s Morning Out!!

2012-10-07: Though I don’t seem to be able to get this every day thing at home, I did complete Day 4 …

2012-10-07: So, the week before movers come, Colette and I are going to be busy busy! Monday: MOPS!! Tuesday and …

2012-10-07: After Jonathan and I tired of the Mickey Mouse repetition and the Elmo obsession, we decided to …

2012-10-05: Thank you God for such an awesome day. I needed that!

2012-10-05: Day 3 got away from me yesterday as we were out and about, but I caught it today!

2012-10-05: Sooo, this girl’s desire for cowboy boots has been reignited… Suggestions for comfy …

2012-10-05: Hey Braves fans, tell me what happened..??!!

2012-10-05: I LOVE my housekeeper!! She does such an amazing job every week: cleans/arranges fridge and pantry, …

2012-10-05: I just toured and signed up for Mother’s Morning Out for Colette in Redondo Beach! She starts …

2012-10-03: If you need to find me, I’ll be on Pinterest for the next 1.5 months! Oh and I’ll still …

2012-10-03: Day 2-check. Definitely was sore this AM though! But if I remember correctly that goes away around …

2012-10-02: 30 Day Shred Day 1 complete. (20 min workout is the most doable with a toddler) thanks for inspiring …

2012-10-01: Colette ran to find a special book this morning and said “Bubble songs! I want Bubble …

2012-10-01: Here are a few reasons why dieting is difficult while you have a child: 1. You commit to going to …

2012-10-01: Here are a few reasons why dieting is difficult while you have a child: 1. You commit to going to …

2012-09-30: Colette has taken to calling Winston and Nelson her brothers….Do you think when we have a …

2012-09-30: Colette brought Jonathan her Hug-a-Bible today and said “Papa read.” And now she is …

2012-09-29: So Colette’s passion for chocolate is as strong as her mommy’s as demonstrated by her …

2012-09-26: There’s something in the air in LA right now making me…AAAACHOOOOO…sneeze! Do …

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2012-09-13: Alright Georgia Tech friends, we’re in town and would love to see y’all at our tailgate …

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2012-09-11: I cannot believe it was 11 years ago that I woke up to go take my Astronomy test. The tv was on …

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2012-09-08: Things I won’t miss about Abbot Kinney: loud neighbors and smoke (pot and cigarette) wafting …

2012-09-08: Just signed our lease on a home in north Redondo Beach :) so excited!!!!!

2012-09-07: 6 more weeks… Then no more loud neighbors! Shut the eff up, please!!!

2012-09-06: Eeeek! 3.5 quake scared the buhgeezus out of me, not because of the bed shaking and rattling noises, …

2012-09-06: I didn’t make it to the gym today, but I had promised myself I would workout every day this …

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2012-08-31: Thinking of Neil and a little bird I once had

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2012-08-30: Colette was just dreaming about going down a fun slide as evidence by the swift slide sign and the …

2012-08-30: Colette was just dreaming about going down a fun slide as evidence by the swift slide sign and the …

2012-08-29: Ever cough so much that your jaw started hurting? Me neither, until now….

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2012-08-27: Thank you Disney Jr. channel!! I can stop whispering for a little bit!

2012-08-27: How does one with no voice take care of a toddler??

2012-08-26: While I can’t say that we have found a “home” yet, it sure was nice to be back in …

2012-08-26: While I can’t say that we have found a “home” yet, it sure was nice to be back in …

2012-08-26: While I am awake by myself, I shall list some of my joys that I have noted over the past few weeks: …

2012-08-26: Sometimes I get past 1AM and wonder if it’s worth it to try to fall asleep. I’ve missed …

2012-08-25: I am awake but should be sleeping. Darn craving for an Arnold Palmer gets me again. No caffeine, …

2012-08-24: I just enjoyed a bowl of broccoli cheese soup while watching House Hunters Intl…alone. Seems …

2012-08-24: I just enjoyed a bowl of broccoli cheese soup while watching House Hunters Intl…alone. Seems …

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2012-08-19: Thank you for all the birthday messages! I had a magical day at Disney, and a fantastic weekend …

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2012-08-19: Birthday picture with my Eeyore!:)

2012-08-19: It’s a great day for being born!

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2012-08-16: Colette has a new obsession with “ah, ah Mouse.” any guesses what she’s thinking …

2012-08-15: Ahhh the noises of Abbot Kinney: downstairs neighbor pumpin the base, another neighbor wailing …

2012-08-11: No A/C and SoCal is having a heat wave. It’s a blistering 77F in Venice, so all of the fans at …

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2012-08-09: Colette is learning that love hurts. At the Kids Club in the gym, a boy Holden chases her and tries …

2012-08-08: Ok Husby you can come home now! #cantsleepwhileyouregone

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2012-08-08: Downstairs neighbors please pump up your base a little more so my daughter won’t ever go to …

2012-08-08: Got my butt kicked at “Core, Strength, Balance” class. It sounded like a moderate …

2012-08-07: “daddy, airpane, wuok” we miss you!

2012-08-07: Aly Raisman’s floor ex was epic! Still not as fun as Dominique Mocianeaus devil went down to …

2012-08-07: The days of me pretending not to understand Colette’s requests for chocolate are over. She …

2012-08-05: Wait, really? They are airing the marathon???

2012-08-05: I am so ready to live in a place where I can’t hear my neighbors’ every word in their …

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2012-08-03: Praying for joy, wisdom, and clear next steps. Please join me :)

2012-08-03: After a 6:30am wake up, an 11am-2pm nap, an 8:15pm bedtime, and a random extended wake up at …

2012-08-03: After a 6:30am wake up, an 11am-2pm nap, an 8:15pm bedtime, and a random extended wake up at …

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2012-07-31: Medals ceremony outfits = super cute!! I loved the cut of their jackets! Project Runway task???

2012-07-28: Had a wonderful time catching up with tons of friends at a Baby-Q! Thanks for having a baby so I …

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2012-07-28: Watching Waldo play soccer. Oh wait that’s the USA Women’s Soccer Team!

2012-07-27: In a twisted sort of way, sometimes I wish I didn’t love all my friends and family in Atlanta …

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2012-07-27: Well done on the torch London! :)

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2012-07-15: AMCI Fiat 500 Photos FIAT Live Photo Booth - starring me and the new FIAT 500!

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2012-07-12: Estimated time until power restored: 10hrs. Estimated battery life left on phone: less than …

2012-07-11: Colette’s fever has come and gone all day today. Hoping against hope for an ok night. She must …

2012-07-10: My baby girl is in pain. I’m not positive what it is, but I think her sinuses… Daddy is …

2012-07-10: Had a great day in LA with Jen :) swim class with Colette, hike at Kenneth Hahn State Park, and …

2012-07-09: All pretty for Daddy coming home from work

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2012-06-24: SOOOO EXCITED for Jen and Justin to get here tomorrow night!!!!

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2012-06-22: Fourth Friday in Paia?

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2012-06-21: Lessons learned in Maui Day 1: –keep shadow behind us or Colette will panic –the surf is …

2012-06-21: I LOVE Maui!!

2012-06-18: I just walked my mom to her babysitting job. My how times have changed!!

2012-06-17: Why when watching Earth, do I cheer for the baby caribou to outrun the hungry wolf? I mean …

2012-06-17: Daddy and Daughter Sick Day :/

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2012-06-15: Does it get better than the first official “I wuv you”???!!!

2012-06-15: Here’s an idea, let’s have a party on a Thursday until 2AM! Neighbors: next time you get …

2012-06-14: Summer tv: wheel of fortune and jeopardy at 10-11pm?! Does their audience stay up later with the …

2012-06-13: Laying at the end of my beautiful baby’s bed as she falls asleep listening to Forest Gump …

2012-06-13: She has a vision

2012-06-13: I’m a Big Girl!!

2012-06-13: Little Miss Independent

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2012-06-13: I found a clean gym with a great Kids Club at an incredible price! I’ve been working out for a …

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2012-06-09: Dunwoody peeps: What do you know about Montgomery Elementary? I have a friend wanting input :)

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2012-06-04: Mighty are the preparations…for taking 4 kids and 3 adults to Disneyland!

2012-06-03: In about 18 hrs, we will begin 8 weeks of summer fun: Destiny, Jolie, Rhett and Paisley here, then …

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2012-05-31: That sleep was good while it lasted… Awaken by a panic attack, yay! :(

2012-05-31: Thank God for tylenol and orange juice! Comfortable enough to fall asleep now.

2012-05-31: You know when your sinuses hurt and your insides ache? Yeah, I know it all too well right …

2012-05-30: Husby is in SF, so it’s me and my 3 babies till Friday. Go on an exciting outing or just stick …

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2012-05-25: Loving catching up with Atlanta friends and family. 1.5 more days to fit the rest in!

2012-05-24: Great Grandaddy Billy and Colette

2012-05-23: Gigi’s school is awesome!!

2012-05-22: Packing up to leave the NYC to head to the ATL. Message me for meet up times!!! :)

2012-05-19: Thanks for a great show!! We had a blast!

2012-05-19: 2 Skinnee J’s now with Special J. Spice, Andy Action, Eddie Eyeball, and Lance!! I may be too …

2012-05-19: Please please let’s have a Triple Crown winner! That would be so exciting!

2012-05-18: In the NYC, hit me up peeps!

2012-05-17: Colette went to bed tonight with the promise of getting on am airplane tomorrow to go see Gigi, …

2012-05-17: Looking up some fun tot-friendly things to do with Colette in NYC. Any suggestions?

2012-05-16: If we don’t take the subway in NY, what do you think about this? Kinda freaks me out • What …

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2012-05-14: Today was a roller coaster day: UP-getting back on track at the gym DOWN-not being able to convince …

2012-05-13: Yummy brunch at Chaya for Mother’s Day, perfect! Even with my wiggly Baby Girl! So happy to be …

2012-05-12: At Hotel Palomar for a full nights sleep. First night away from Colette. About to draw a bath for …

2012-05-12: After mopping, we take a stroll

2012-05-12: Playing “Mommy” wearing mommy’s shoes, carrying a “purse,” and mopping

2012-05-11: So we just hung up the phone with ToDo (pronounced toe-doe), and Colette keeps signing …

2012-05-10: Thank you to each of you who have been praying for my joy! It came back in full force today! …

2012-05-09: Looking at my sleeping baby, snoring husband, and snoring dogs: I am blessed

2012-05-09: Boooo to migraines, especially when hubby is out of town.

2012-05-08: I’ve got a 19lb (5th%) munchkin who is proportionally tall (50th%) snuggled up to me after her …

2012-05-08: I’ve got a 19lb (5th%) munchkin who is proportionally tall (50th%) snuggled up to me after her …

2012-05-07: Alright, for those of you who have lived in one place most of your life, and then moved to a …

2012-05-06: NYC bound 5/18-5/22, ATL bound 5/22-5/27. Woooot! Let’s play in May!

2012-05-05: Gotta go with my boy Calvin on Take Charge Indy. Then, I’ve got Creative Cause and Gemologist. …

2012-05-04: The fourth may not have been with us, but we did avenge the heck out of today! :)

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2012-05-03: Cut from the same cloth. Dark thoughts swirl with confusion. Will this be me too?

2012-05-03: Footie pajamas and one pink sparkly shoe on, Daddy’s business card in hand, making her way …

2012-05-03: So hoist up the John b’s sail See how the main sail sets Call for the captain ashore Let me go …

2012-05-02: I am missing The South this week! It’s Derby week! I need big hats! I need race excitement! I …

2012-05-01: Colette has been stuck like glue to her Daddy since he got home. From “no, no” when he …

2012-04-28: I went to this cool place called a “movie theater” with my husband tonight! I …

2012-04-27: Colette says “Thank you” on behalf of all signing babies out there to Dr. Acredolo and …

2012-04-26: My Baby's Heart I just have to share what Colette did today. First some details: 1) I am at the Baby Signs …

2012-04-26: Although she signed “more” mama a lot today, Colette sure loves her PomPom!

2012-04-26: I am currently at the Baby Signs Instructor Conference in Las Vegas, and my dad is watching Colette …

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2012-04-24: Making one more attempt at the DMV to pay some sort of fee that they forgot to assess the first 3 …

2012-04-22: A little freaked out by the idea of applying to and touring preschools for Colette’s Sept 2013 …

2012-04-22: Really trying not to be a party pooper, but the a-holes next door are still partying outside. I can …

2012-04-21: We got to meet up with Beth and Don Carter for dinner. It’s always great to see family! Then, …

2012-04-19: So I know I’m the only sad soul still watching Celebrity Apprentice, but I think Lisa …

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2012-04-16: Someone I know is having too much fun with Draw Something!

2012-04-16: There were 4 in the bed, and I still said, “where’s husby? I miss husby!” But I …

2012-04-15: So Colette’s favorite treat lately has been “iiiiiiiiiice,” but she’s had a …

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2012-04-15: My little helper girl

2012-04-14: In the past 24hrs, Colette has pulled out: “cookie” “more” …

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2012-04-13: Happy freakin Freaky Friday to you too!

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2012-04-11: So the 59 and rainy happened overnight, so we got a pretty sunny day. Thanks for fixing it! Now, …

2012-04-11: Colette never ceases to be the star of the show. We went to a hip Cerveteca tonight, and Colette was …

2012-04-08: I’m not sure if my expectations are unreasonable, but it seems to me that this “sunny …

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2012-04-06: The verses I meditate on this weekend: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he …

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2012-04-05: So Colette says a few words now “baah-baah” for ball, “duhdee” for ducky, …

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2012-04-04: On this date in 1997: A 118 lb boy pulled up in his mom’s white Honda Civic to take me on a …

2012-04-03: Tomorrow I put my best friends on a plane until the next time we get to hang out in …

2012-04-03: Craig Ferguson was way more fun than Jimmy Kimmel, but we did have a bit of a comedy of errors …

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2012-03-31: Finished The Great Urban Race in Santa Monica in approx 3.5 hours. Duck testicle eating aside, it …

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2012-03-28: Played Card Against Humanity with friends tonight and had a blast! I’ll leave you with my …

2012-03-28: Bad mommy moment of the day: looking down, packing out bag at the park– look up Colette is …

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2012-03-24: Hey neighbors! Quit being loud and slamming doors! You’re waking up my baby!! Time to invest …

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2012-03-23: Colette is headed to bed. When she wakes, we get to pick up cousin Jolie!!!!

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2012-03-23: Anyone care to explain “non-religious” Passover to me?

2012-03-23: Gettin ready for Barnyard Dance Signing Story Time! Join me at Books & Cookies at 10:30am.

2012-03-22: Wanted: compact, FAST, point & shoot camera that takes better pictures than my iPhone. …

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2012-03-20: Celebrating my anniversary with Jonathan LaCour today! Friday I gave him his present of going to see …

2012-03-18: So tonight I was thinking, “wow, I have more than one friend and my husband in my …

2012-03-18: Booked our flights to NYC for the 2 Skinnee J’s concert. Now, who in NY wants to babysit?! …

2012-03-18: After Mommy’s fun, long week with just Colette. Daddy is taking Colette on a breakfast date, …

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2012-03-16: Spontaneous night out in LA: an AMAZING show by Jerry Seinfeld. So hilarious!! Thank goodness for …

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2012-03-15: Dogs up at 5am. Arrrg. But I was already tossing and turning due to the worst nightmare ever! Dad …

2012-03-14: Anyone else exhausted? Anyone else unable to sleep?!

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2012-03-14: Today is brought to you by the Greek letter Pi and the number 3.14

2012-03-13: Tomorrow will be a great day! It’s Pi(e) Day!! Mmmm egg pie (quiche) for breakfast, pizza pie …

2012-03-11: Mind go to sleep, my body is tired!

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2012-03-11: Had so much fun with Gigi and Papa. Now for a week of just mommy and Colette….

2012-03-10: I am officially old. I am sitting in bed at 10:15 cursing the neighbors who are having a party and …

2012-03-09: My first Sign, Say, and Play class was awesome! I loved teaching and seeing all the mommies and …

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2012-03-09: Colette and “Pahpaaaah”

2012-03-09: Wow! I have 30 FB friends with birthdays in March! Happy Birthday March peeps!

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2012-03-02: Hey Atlanta people, be safe in the storms!!!!

2012-03-02: Hey Atlanta people, be safe in the storms!!!!

2012-03-02: Enjoyed an awesome bike ride along the beach with Clayton T. French and stopped to see American …

2012-02-27: I was beaming with pride as Colette dribbled a soccer ball around an indoor playground today! :) I …

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2012-02-26: Still reeling over the sermon this morning. It’s funny how God answers prayers!

2012-02-24: March is shaping up to be AWESOME! Clayton comes 2/29-3/3. Elaine comes 3/6-3/11 (with Al arriving …

2012-02-21: Mommy-brain or am I losing it?! I took the dogs to the groomer, got lunch, and then came home. I …

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2012-02-18: So I’m going to have to say… I really liked Whitney Houston’s …

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2012-02-14: An actual date night for Valentine’s Day! It was way overdue. Our Valentine’s Day …

2012-02-14: Happy Godiva Day! Err I mean Valentine’s Day….

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2012-02-13: Sick Day Snuggles

2012-02-12: Snuggling my baby girl through a fever :/

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2012-02-12: It was love at first sight with my Valentine’s Day gift! Her name is Valentina! She’s …

2012-02-10: Colette has a date for Valentine’s Day :) Her Great Uncle Bob will be chilling with her that …

2012-02-09: Bah! First world problem: I have to straighten up before the cleaner comes tomorrow, but I am …

2012-02-08: 4 months in LA and I’ve been discovered! ;) I just got an email from a person casting for a …

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2012-02-07: Colette needed a break on our drive down to San Diego, so we are now at a lookout chasing …

2012-02-07: I have a healthy 10th percentile baby girl at 17lbs 11oz and 29.5in long :) She ran straight to Dr. …

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2012-02-05: “Everybody’s the same color with the lights off!” –Ceelo

2012-02-05: Oops! We booked our flight during the Super Bowl! But glad to be headed back home! Bummed my boys …

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2012-02-05: Mirror Mirror on the wall

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2012-02-03: Social Baby trying to schmooze the gemologist!

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2012-02-03: Somebody thinks she’s old enough for her own seat

2012-02-03: Back to LAX. Getting to know, Frankie, our driver pretty well ;)

2012-02-03: Back to LAX. Getting to know, Frankie, our driver pretty well ;)

2012-02-02: 12 hrs until Colette and I meet up with Daddy in SFO! We’re jet-set gals :)

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2012-02-01: Morning play with Gigi

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2012-02-01: Special time with Gigi at school

2012-01-31: Hmmm…. Flying back to LA tomorrow, but the flight I am scheduled for has been 1+hours delayed …

2012-01-31: Colette was just dreaming about talking to her daddy on the phone. How do I know? Hr hand was on her …

2012-01-30: Looks like a long might ahead as Baby Girl has a stuffy nose and keeps waking herself up because she …

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2012-01-26: Can’t wait to see Jolie, Rhett, Paisley and their mom. Yay!! So fun to see family and friends!

2012-01-26: Who wants to play tomorrow?! I definitely have a date at my fave nail salon. Things to hit up this …

2012-01-26: We is heah

2012-01-26: Now for takeoff attempt number 2!

2012-01-26: Hmmm I didn’t bargain for extra time on the plane… Mechanical problems were not in my …

2012-01-26: Hmmm I didn’t bargain for extra time on the plane… Mechanical problems were not in my …

2012-01-25: ATL in the AM. Tempted to say “going home,” but I suppose my home is no longer there. …

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2012-01-25: I just got my “it’s time to check in for your flight” email. Woooooooooot!

2012-01-24: My boys are at Camp Mimi and Jerry for 2 weeks while we are in and out of town. I miss them already, …

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2012-01-23: Signing has given me a peak into what Colette dreams about: dogs! For the past two nights, …

2012-01-22: Looks like its gonna be “The Battle of the Chowdahs” for the Super Bowl. Or should I say …

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2012-01-22: Colette lives by the motto, “sometimes you’ve gotta stop and dance.” I love it!!

2012-01-22: This is going to be an awesome and busy week! I get to see Justin on Tuesday and Wednesday. I drive …

2012-01-21: Colette was nonstop today from 8:45am-6pm. she finally just came up to me and put her head down on …

2012-01-19: Totally impressed and excited with how quickly Colette is picking up signs! She’s a pro at …

2012-01-18: Clean and organized our guest room finally while Colette went on a stroll with the downstairs …

2012-01-18: Glad to be awake at 3AM….

2012-01-17: Is anyone keeping up with the Costa Concordia accident? What is up with this Captain?! His name is …

2012-01-16: Ok, so I’ve been walking in and out on The Bachelor playing in the background. What the heck …

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2012-01-15: Thinks the montage of Morgan Freeman’s work would have been better if he had narrated it! :)

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2012-01-14: Home with hubby, boys, and baby. YAY!!

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2012-01-13: Colette took “All you can eat” Chinese buffet to heart! She enjoyed: lo mien, fried …

2012-01-13: Two more things to share about my training: 1. Linda Acredolo, one of the original researchers of …

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2012-01-12: Definitely excited about my class tomorrow. But… I am a little sad about leaving Colette for …

2012-01-12: Loved my Baby Signs program training today! It combines my loved of child development and language …

2012-01-11:

2012-01-11: Jetset Baby

2012-01-10: Upset tummies are never fun, but they’re more bearable when your mother-in-law or mother is …

2012-01-10: Is full of caterpillars wanting to become butterflies…

2012-01-09: That was lame

2012-01-09: Colette picked a purple outfit today, so I think her Big Al was guiding her to cheer for LSU. Geaux …

2012-01-08: We’ll be in the ATL for Colette’s birthday, 1/26-2/1. Reserve your time slot now for …

2012-01-08: Wishes I was enjoying this beautiful Sunday with my baby and my hubby, but my body is exhausted and …

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2012-01-06: Always having to remember: He knows best.

2012-01-05: Love the pigeon! “major medical boooiiiiis”

2012-01-05: It’s 81 degrees here and I’m LOVING it!

2012-01-04: Colette is sleeping peacefully in her room on her crib. I am awake anxious. Why is this always …

2012-01-03: Sid the Science Kid tackling the controversial topic of vaccinations. He handled it well ;)

2012-01-03: Looking at the weather in Atlanta today sure makes me happy to be living in SoCal!

2012-01-02: I think the people that came up with the ideas “rain on your wedding day” or “a …

2012-01-01: Yes, yes I am watching Stepbrothers again :)

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2011-12-31: Feeling kind of sappy and emotional as I think about the past year.

2011-12-31: Feeling kind of sappy and emotional as I think about the past year.

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2011-12-29: I miss my doctors! I hope to find some as close to awesome as all of the people at Arbor Ob/Gyn …

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2011-12-28: My driver’s license is processing, finally! I hope to not return to the DMV for a long time. …

2011-12-28: Just got a WTE email about “weaning your baby.” I almost started crying…I guess …

2011-12-27: Back to reality

2011-12-27: Just booked my flight for Vegas to go to a BabySigns certification workshop 1/11-1/14. I have till …

2011-12-27: Driving to Phoenix, then flying to San Diego, then picking up the boys from mom’s, then …

2011-12-26: Having a hard time knowing that we are going back “home” to Venice and Al and Elaine are …

2011-12-25: EscarNo! Thank you!

2011-12-25: Christmas Angel charm

2011-12-25: And lights out!

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2011-12-25: First Christmas present

2011-12-24: Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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2011-12-24: Zooming Christmas baby!

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2011-12-24: Enjoyed some Lessons and Carols at Flagstaff Community Church. We made it up to the message, then …

2011-12-24: Elf

2011-12-22: LaCour Holidays

2011-12-22: Staying warm in Flagstaff. Looking forward to yummy dinner prepared by all the talented LaCour chefs …

2011-12-20: Today I wish I was in Georgia. The California DMV pissed me off enough to miss whacked put Georgia …

2011-12-20: Today I wish I was in Georgia. The California DMV pissed me off enough to miss whacked put Georgia …

2011-12-19: Had a blast watching Colette’s amazement at all the lights on Candy Cane Lane

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2011-12-18: “Christmas time is here…I wish it was Christmas todaaay.” my tune at Xmas! I love …

2011-12-18: Agh! What am I allergic to? Itchy nose, eyes, and throat keeping me awake!

2011-12-17: Enjoying my new iPad! Not stuck on my phone as a computer anymore! Woot!

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2011-12-16: Having so much fun with family visits! Loved having Destiny aka Babs here. Now we get some good time …

2011-12-15: Colette has officially given up crawling. She walks everywhere!! (99% of the time)

2011-12-15: Colette has officially given up crawling. She walks everywhere!! (99% of the time)

2011-12-12: LA culture shock number 1: Mama drama! Is this a worldwide phenomenon or is it a bit more prevalent …

2011-12-12: I said I missed friends and family in Atlanta, not the weather!! What is this 50 and rainy stuff??!!

2011-12-12: So not only did Jonny have food poisoning but apparently the dogs ate something too. I have taken …

2011-12-11: I’m ready for Jonny to feel better! I’m sure he is too! Food poisoning is no fun!

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2011-12-09: Fun times with family and friends in December! Mom is coming up today. Destiny comes 13th-16th. Al …

2011-12-07: All protein, veggies, fruits makes Lacey a mean mom! Give me cheese! I want bread!! Where’s my …

2011-12-06: So it was a big night. Colette kept taking little 2-3 step jaunts throughout the day, and she …

2011-12-05: Getting nervous about my 28 Day Cleanse that starts tomorrow… No sugar or flour throughout …

2011-12-05: My 17lbs of love has a cold and fever with her first tooth. She’s one sad baby :(

2011-12-05: Colette and I are going back to bed to see if we can wake up and start this day over. #morningfail

2011-12-05: It was a LONG night, but we came out on the other side of it with a tooth!!

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2011-12-03: My baby isn’t keeping me up. It’s that darn Mexican coke I indulged in for dinner. …

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2011-12-01: Yes!!! This kid on the news just said in a 5year old know it all voice “we DID have a …

2011-12-01: How much fun would it be to be at Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways?! Gots to figure out how to be …

2011-11-30: The wind is literally howling. Crazy Santa Ana wins! You’re not the Santa we’re looking …

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2011-11-29: Buttfaces, don’t miss this deal!! (look for it)

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2011-11-28: Hahaha! Nate Berkus just did a favorite things segment and he was so generous to give everything to …

2011-11-27: Santa Monica Farmers Market this AM and found the best idea ever!!! Rent or adopt a Christmas …

2011-11-26: Didn’t realize my husband was truly a Scrooge. Not even Colette gets him in the holiday …

2011-11-26: Enjoyed family sign language class as we build on Colette’s vocabulary. “more” and …

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2011-11-25: Muppets rocked my face off!! And Colette clapped along to the pre-show, then watched the first 15 …

2011-11-25: Feeling the reality of living in Venice now…good thing Miss Piggy, Kermit, and the rest of …

2011-11-25: Had a wonderful week with our bestest friends.. the hardest part about moving is being away from …

2011-11-24: Climbing

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2011-11-22: Colette enjoyed miso soup and tofu tonight. She is adapting quickly to California lifestyle!

2011-11-22: Colette enjoyed miso soup and tofu tonight. She is adapting quickly to California lifestyle!

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2011-11-19: Cannot wait for Jen and Justin to get here tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2011-11-14: Hmmm…The Voice tapes in Universal City. Maybe I could get up close and personal with Adam …

2011-11-14: Our couch is here!! And our dining table! (note: it is an outdoor dining table cause we can eat …

2011-11-13: Great weekend in Venice: enjoying our locale, connecting with new and “old” friends, and …

2011-11-13: Large church with lots of opportunities to get connected or small church that feels more like home? …

2011-11-12: I thought boys were supposed to be the ones that climb on everything…Colette seems to have …

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2011-11-10: Basking in the snuggles I’m getting from my active baby girl today. LOVE!

2011-11-09: 0.2 miles away: Marla’s–delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, yummy cookies. This could be …

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2011-11-08: First time having fun in LA without family. Leave it to a hockey game! I’m moving up in the …

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2011-11-08: The premise of Dinosaur Train is that a pteranodon mom mysteriously hatches a t-Rex egg and raises …

2011-11-07: Colette’s latest tricks: dancing, bending over to look through her legs, and standing for …

2011-11-07: Remembered why I’m not in school any more: I hate tests! Give me papers to write all day, but …

2011-11-06: Mommy meetup potentially cancelled tomorrow due to “cold weather.” The high is …

2011-11-06: Have an appointment tomorrow to make my California residency official, DMV for written test and …

2011-11-06: Danger Will Robinson!

2011-11-04: Overcast and rainy??!!! I thought I moved to SoCal!

2011-11-03: Colette’s room and master bedroom unpacked and somewhat organized. Happy to be able to walk …

2011-11-02: Colette has grown so much: she’s mobile, she communicates pretty well, she can play …

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2011-11-01: If we can’t pay rent, it’s okay! We can build a cardboard mansion with all of these …

2011-11-01: Hmm. Do I leave the Christmas box out to go ahead and decorate before Thanksgiving? Or do I try to …

2011-11-01: Grabbing a crepe for lunch. Spoiled that this is .2 miles down the street

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2011-10-27: Here in Venice! Walked down Abbot Kinney for a lemonade. Now on Main St.in Santa Monica!

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2011-10-26: Melting at the cuteness of Nelson and Colette holding hands while they sleep…

2011-10-26: Melting at the cuteness of Nelson and Colette holding hands while they sleep…

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2011-10-26: Vegas baby!

2011-10-26: One day away from being “home” and I’m starting to get knots. Missing Atlanta and …

2011-10-26: Who’s keeping me up at 4am? Is it my 9 month old?! No! It’s my two whiny dogs who are …

2011-10-25: Snuggled in in Flagstaff at the Carter’s. Yummy home-cooked meal, family catching up, now for …

2011-10-24: Bedtime massage, thank you very much! Score for Hotel Parq Central! Now for a good nights sleep then …

2011-10-24: Parq Central Hotel in Albuquerque to the rescue!!

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2011-10-23: Made it to Lubbock, but not without a nice speeding ticket in Crosbyton (20 miles from Lubbock). …

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2011-10-22: Officially west of the Mississippi!

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2011-10-21: If this is the “Best” “Western” has to offer, I am unimpressed! Nighty …

2011-10-21: At The Club with Sarah Lincoln and the Whisky Widows

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2011-10-21: And we’re off! Only 4 hours later than hoped!

2011-10-21: And time to pack the car. My tummy is rumbly with emotions.

2011-10-20: House is being packed. Truck is taking off this afternoon. Emotions are intensifying!

2011-10-19: Just said “make this weather go away! Brrrr!”. Guess that’ll be no problem in …

2011-10-19: Just said “make this weather go away! Brrrr!”. Guess that’ll be no problem in …

2011-10-19: Rest for the weary

2011-10-18: Alright, it’s road trip music time. Suggestions for the drive West? Alabama, Mississippi, …

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2011-10-16: Methinks this will be a week that zooms by.

2011-10-15: Enjoyed Southern Belle Farm with Jen and Justin today! I loved the pig races; I think Colette loved …

2011-10-14: One week until our journey begins: ATL–>Meridian–> Irving–> Lubbock …

2011-10-12: Name those lovebirds

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2011-10-11: Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby! We will have snoballs and dine at Leon’s in your honor …

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2011-10-11: One of those days

2011-10-11: After this morning, I panicked about driving west with the boys. I called TLC Pet Transport and …

2011-10-11: Driving around with baby and dogs so that our house can be shown. NOT fun.

2011-10-11: It’s going to be a long 7 days without my Jonny!

2011-10-11: It’s going to be a long 7 days without my Jonny!

2011-10-10: Anyone doing a canned food drive? I’ve got a box ready to go :)

2011-10-10: New goal for when we move to LA: finagle a pair of tickets to Madmen Season Premiere :)

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2011-10-10: This is the last day hubby is in town before move week. So much to do!!

2011-10-09: Wow! What great friends and support we have here in Atlanta! It makes it so much harder to leave, …

2011-10-09: It’s a day of goodbyes and see you laters. We had our last day at Open Table Community this …

2011-10-07: It’s gonna be a Wicked night! :)

2011-10-07: It’s D day!!! Daddy is coming home!!! (Colette’s daddy of course) :)

2011-10-06: So bed time was still late tonight, but much easier than last night… I think it might have …

2011-10-06: Exploring

2011-10-06: Missing the hubby! I shall cherish this weekend before he leaves for a week again!

2011-10-06: My little teenager: goes to sleep at midnight, wakes up at 10!

2011-10-05: Colette just went down for the night. She could be 1) teething 2) missing her daddy 3) a night owl …

2011-10-03: Ew, so glad I don’t live in West Virginia! 9 inches of snow?!! LA here we come!

2011-10-02: Colette and I will be with Jon 7 out of the next 26 days…lame! This is my sad face :(

2011-10-01: Hippo Hat!!

2011-10-01: All our garage sale items are gone…some sold, most picked up by New Covenant Ministries; …

2011-10-01: Making quarters and quarters at our moving sale!! But, we may have found renters! :)

2011-09-30: Sorting stuff for our moving sale tomorrow. There will be tons of craft, school, and preschool …

2011-09-26: I am awake for no apparent reason…

2011-09-26: I am awake for no apparent reason…

2011-09-26: Colette, Winston, Nelson, Elaine LaCour and I will be driving West starting October 21. We are …

2011-09-24: A day of tailgating and football was fun and exhausting. But boy are my allergies kicking my booty …

2011-09-24: Hey Y’all!

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2011-09-22: On a related note: Moving Sale October 1. Home rental available Nov 1 :)

2011-09-22: and I can finally break the news..Jonathan LaCour, Colette, Winston, Nelson, and I are moving to …

2011-09-22: Migraines are never awesome

2011-09-21: Colette is pretty much only interested in what Mom and Dad are eating, unfortunately she …

2011-09-19: Colette thinks that we take naps from 8-10 and then play for an hour and then go to bed. A habit we …

2011-09-19: So much to do, so little motivation to do it! :)

2011-09-17: Here come the nighttime panic attacks. I didn’t miss you!

2011-09-17: Was really looking forward to the ropes course, fresh air, and chilling with church friends, but …

2011-09-17: Cannot believe how much Colette’s personality is developing. She never ceases to make me smile

2011-09-17: Taking a recovery day with the family. Naps abound.

2011-09-15: I picture take

2011-09-15: Little One is knocked out and sleeping without tossing and turning; I think we may be done with the …

2011-09-13: Colette brought back her first cold from LA. Little coughs, little sniffles make momma sad for her …

2011-09-13: Landed safely back in the ATL. Time to go see my boys!!!

2011-09-13: Flying home

2011-09-11: Great day in LA LA land!

2011-09-11: Great day in LA LA land!

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2011-09-09: Off to LA tomorrow to see PomPom and Mimi and to meet Uncle Bob :)

2011-09-08: Overwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe it.

2011-09-07: Once again I present to you my sister, Destiny!. Showing her versatility this time: t.co/uncMW2q

2011-09-07: Meditating on this because my paths are looking pretty winding and rollercoaster-like presently! …

2011-09-07: I dont know what “wise” person said this, but he/she is seriously misguided: “Love is …

2011-09-07: It’s a dreary, veg in front of the tv kind of day, even for my little busy bee!

2011-09-07: What’s happening?

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2011-09-03: As a former preschool teacher, watching Colette eat Cheerios is a proud moment. (fine motor skills …

2011-09-02: Mushy sentiment: often when I look at my daughter, my heart literally feels like it’s going to …

2011-09-02: For the 2nd time in 3 days, someone working at a restaurant has taken my daughter back to the …

2011-09-02: And she lost the battle at 5:30…quite the appropriate time for a nap!

2011-09-02: Colette is the USF champion. (ultimate sleep fighting)

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2011-09-01: My CNN newsfeed is disturbing today: 2 hurricanes, wildfires, earthquake, and riptides!

2011-08-29: Daddy just lowered the crib because Little Toot was standing up in her crib crying!

2011-08-28: Happy 7 months to my curious, mischievous, crawling, sitting, standing baby girl!

2011-08-28: and she just pulled herself up on the tv cabinet….

2011-08-26: It’s been a long day with my baby girl! A few short naps, chasing her around, and an attempt …

2011-08-26: We’ll call this one a draw. I let Colette cry in her crib in hopes that she’d finally …

2011-08-26: We’ll call this one a draw. I let Colette cry in her crib in hopes that she’d finally …

2011-08-26: My boycott of Arby’s due to the stupid “Good Mood Food” slogan has ended. The …

2011-08-26: Whoever told my daughter that it is ok to wale up at 2am to play, get over here and entertain her!!! …

2011-08-25: Listening to the hum of our AC…the LOUD hummmmmmmm…. AC guy please come quick!

2011-08-25: strolled with Colette to Alon’s then to Target then back home…could Dunwoody be …

2011-08-25: This life is not my own

2011-08-22:

2011-08-22:

2011-08-22:

2011-08-21: Thankful for my church, but man do I miss my father-in-law’s preaching! I suppose 40+ years of …

2011-08-21: Well I think that birthday will go down in the books! Everyone did such a good job of getting into …

2011-08-20:

2011-08-20: So far scavenger hunt is going slowly! Traffic is horrible!!

2011-08-20: THANK YOU to each person who made my day special by wishing me a happy birthday! It was so nice to …

2011-08-20: Colette’s bday present to me: she slept until 7! Yay! Now it’s party time!

2011-08-19: And 30th bday capped off at my favorite restaurant, Sotto Sotto. Like a good 30 year old, I made it …

2011-08-19: Off to my spa day! These tired OLD bones and muscles need a break :) nothing like easing into my …

2011-08-19: Jonathan played me my favorite birthday song first thing this AM, house is being cleaned, Colette …

2011-08-18: Last day of my 20s, what should I do to commemorate? Waking up at 5am is not jiving. I’m …

2011-08-16: Pulling out all the stops to get Daddy to stop working

2011-08-14: Haikus inspired at church Our sermons over the past 5 weeks have been about intimacy with God and each other, so today we were …

2011-08-14: Church-write an intimacy haiku: Whisper in my ear I hear your call and bow down Take me as I am

2011-08-12: Wendy’s lemonade doesn’t taste like my mom made it like they promise. This is partly due …

2011-08-12: I don’t think I’m ready for this, are you?

2011-08-11: I have not fallen asleep before 2am all week. Hubby please come home so I can sleep!! (and because I …

2011-08-10: well it’s official Beverly Cook French and Donald H. French are divorced. 38 years of trying …

2011-08-09: When hubby is away, Godiva saves the day! Mmmmmmmmm

2011-08-08: All these first day of school updates tempt me to go back to teaching… But I have my own …

2011-08-08: hmmmm carrots dont seem to work either. She did eat them mixed with oatmeal though. What next?!

2011-08-07: Avocados are a no-go. We’ll try carrots tomorrow :)

2011-08-05: Yikes! The house is shaking, what’s going on?! Oh, it’s just husby running on the …

2011-08-04: Watching my baby sleep…

2011-08-04: Brother and Sister

2011-08-03: Swirl in Dunwoody for the win!

2011-08-02: Morning wallowing

2011-08-01: long day sorting through bins and bins! But it’s nice to get it done!

2011-07-31:

2011-07-31: First Braves game!

2011-07-30: Peek-a-boo

2011-07-30: From her half birthday “party” at the park

2011-07-28: 2 clogged ducts and the beginning of a staph infection…fun times! Bonus prescription: take a …

2011-07-28:

2011-07-27: Fever, back ache…it’s daddy’s night to tend to the little one; mama’s gotta …

2011-07-26: It’s 3am, your nursing alarm is going off, where’s your 6month old??…sound asleep …

2011-07-26: Really enjoyed Easy A! Fun movie :)

2011-07-25:

2011-07-24: Amazing material gift or awesome experience/trip for 30th birthday?

2011-07-23: Got home and didn’t unpack the cosleeper, so Colette is sleeping in her crib again. Will I be …

2011-07-23: 30th birthday suggestions anyone?? I’ve got less than a month to plan.

2011-07-23: Sad to be leaving the beach, but excited to go home to see my baby boys and my nieces, nephew, and …

2011-07-21: Got on the pinterest train tonight. Pretty sweet!

2011-07-20:

2011-07-20: SUP rented! Time to play! Hopefully my lessons from Me-Shell will come back to me!

2011-07-19: Bonus relaxation on vacation

2011-07-17:

2011-07-17: :/

2011-07-17: Agh!!

2011-07-17: C’mon ladies! You can doooooo eet!

2011-07-17: Chilling in my beach chair!

2011-07-16: Um yeah…this is what it’s all about!

2011-07-16: Beach time here we come! Following in the French family tradition of leaving 3 hours after …

2011-07-15: Had fun bonding with Colette at Baby Sign Language class! :)

2011-07-14: And she’s sitting…

2011-07-14: It was such a good plan until I left my keys in her diaper bag….

2011-07-13: woooooooooooooo!

2011-07-12: Blah! It’s been a rough night! Everyone is restless and hot! The a/c is making an odd noise, …

2011-07-11: Sleepy snuggled

2011-07-11: this should have been taken care of LONG ago! Get your stuff together!

2011-07-10: Naptime

2011-07-09: Wow!! Hot! Walked outside to play soccer and I started dripping sweat. The air was thick! But it was …

2011-07-08: Hung out with my favorite sister-in-law-to-be, then made a cowstume for Cowlette, then exploited her …

2011-07-06: I feel icky! Just watched Black Swan…

2011-07-06: Now taking bets! Mom was planning to leave yesterday, but postponed to “early afternoon” …

2011-07-06: Waiting for Mom to start her drive is like waiting for the French family to leave on vacation but to …

2011-07-05: Confused: Casey Anthony was granted time served for her check fraud guilty plea, so the time served …

2011-07-05: SO wrong! I think those jurors feel sick that there wasn’t enough evidence…they …

2011-07-04: Reaped the rewards of the runner’s hard work at the LaHatte post-race breakfast feast! Now …

2011-07-03: Mom starts her new life on Tuesday (moving to San Diego). What better way to send her off than with …

2011-07-02: Drivin’

2011-07-02: I baaaaaad!

2011-07-02: My 30th birthday is coming up this summer and I have an unattainable wish: to go on a SwellWomen …

2011-07-01: I have 6 friends with birthdays today! Hope you all had a great day!

2011-06-29: Lake lounging

2011-06-29: Post-lake, boat baby

2011-06-29: Lake baby

2011-06-29: Opinion: what’s the maximum age you would breasfeed your child until? Consider U.S. and …

2011-06-29: Lounging

2011-06-29: Monkey

2011-06-27:

2011-06-27:

2011-06-27: 11:18:02, 8th in age group, 32nd woman overall! Lauren Fulton rocks my world! Now I can’t wait …

2011-06-26:

2011-06-26: Lauren is killing her Ironman! Go Lauren!!!

2011-06-26: Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who tread on their toes. – …

2011-06-25: The week is catching up to her

2011-06-25: Partying too hard

2011-06-25: Wishing endurance, health, and safety for Lauren Fulton as she goes for her Ironmanx2 tomorrow in …

2011-06-25:

2011-06-24: A few things keeping me smiling through this: 1. Supportive words, prayers, and thoughts from …

2011-06-24: Thank you all for the prayers! They were answered! Got help with the kids, we got a fulll …

2011-06-24: Cousins are tiring

2011-06-23: Looking at my daughter, it’s amazing to me that God s love for me could be deeper than my love …

2011-06-23: Nothing gets a floor shinier than 3 kids, old socks, pine sol and water, and “ice” …

2011-06-22: I’m not going to be able to keep this pace for 4 days. Prayers please! 1. Need help with the …

2011-06-22:

2011-06-22: Finally made it to Loveland, Ohio after some weather delays for our flight and bad directions from …

2011-06-21: 2am: mommy alarm abruptly wakes me from my restless dreams, where’s my baby. Look at the …

2011-06-21: I’d be pretty okay with Adam Levine showing me his “moves like Jagger”. :)

2011-06-20: Phew, just did my first Stroller Strides class! I can definitely get in shape with that!

2011-06-19: I love the fact that my daughter just looks at her dog brothers and just laughs! She loves them as …

2011-06-19: Her tiny finger always wrapped around Daddy’s

2011-06-19: Colette, I am your father

2011-06-17:

2011-06-17: Our Daddies (Great Grand and Grand) Copyright LaCour-Niesen Visuals, Inc. All Rights Reserved Copyright LaCour-Niesen Visuals, Inc. All …

2011-06-17:

2011-06-12: My new night-time view of my sweetheart. :/

2011-06-12: so my baby girl is asleep in her OWN room, I don’t know how I feel about this…

2011-06-11: Super 8, I’m nervous! Good thing we didn’t refrain from bringing outside food and drink. …

2011-06-11: Double header, double nap, double date :)

2011-06-10: Resting and hydrating for my double header tomorrow. Of course they’re at 11:00 and 12:30, …

2011-06-09: Wishing I was at the beach right about now…imagining smelling the salt in the air, feeling …

2011-06-09: 3rd day without Daddy and I’m hitting a wall.

2011-06-07: One sappy movie down, and I’m still not falling asleep… I do enjoy my baby girl cuddles …

2011-06-07: Enya saves the day again! I should write her a fan letter :)

2011-06-07: Dinner

2011-06-07: It’s just me and you kid.

2011-06-05: New favorite wap cwew: SH’boss Boys! “I’m a lil G….and the G is for …

2011-06-05: Peacefully sleeping to Enya

2011-06-05: Magic trick: tired and fussy Colette mixed with Enya tunes = peacefully sleeping Colette :). Works …

2011-06-05: Really want to be at church, but migraine and baby kept me up all night and I can barely keep my …

2011-06-04: Blonde baldy

2011-06-04: Haircut for daddy, lunch, laundry, wedding. busy day!

2011-06-02: Cuddling my baby through her first fever (post vaccinations, so normal)…it’s quite …

2011-06-02: Cuddling my baby through her first fever (post vaccinations, so normal)…it’s quite …

2011-06-01: After shots

2011-06-01: Going to try to FLY again… We’ll see how it goes!

2011-06-01:

2011-06-01: phew…Fantastic but exhausting “weekend” (thurs-tues)! What a special time we had …

2011-05-31:

2011-05-31: Meridian: Full of LaCour Heritage.

2011-05-31: Napping in the “boy’s room”

2011-05-31: An educational plate

2011-05-31: Where’s Waldo?

2011-05-31: Goodnight from Great Grandmother’s (er, I mean Sarah Lincoln) pillows!

2011-05-30:

2011-05-30: Armed and Dangerous (or adorable)

2011-05-29: Sleepy Swimmer

2011-05-28:

2011-05-28:

2011-05-27: Mutual admiration

2011-05-27: Rearview dream

2011-05-26: looking forward to a great weekend! Colette’s cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great …

2011-05-23: Cuddling

2011-05-23: Cuteness

2011-05-21: Two soccer games, two goals, three hot LaCours! Pool time!!

2011-05-21: Sleepy

2011-05-20: First use of new firepit!

2011-05-20: had a special day with Colette’s Great Auntie Val picking out baby girl’s baptism …

2011-05-20: We’ve got rolling!

2011-05-19: I work Daddy

2011-05-19: So excited about our new yard!! It looks awesome!

2011-05-18: Laughed while my 3.5 month old gave me the what-for for trying to clear out her nose before bed. If …

2011-05-18: Momdad cook. I play.

2011-05-17: Oh my goodness! I am SO in love with my baby’s laugh!

2011-05-15:

2011-05-14: Good day with the hubby and daughter. So blessed!

2011-05-13:

2011-05-13: Apparently I waited too long to cut Colette’s fingernails. She gave herself a nice cut on her …

2011-05-11: BuyBuy Baby, doctor, Home, Snoballs, Taco Mac, It long day. Good night!

2011-05-11: Another haiku: Breastmilk bottle, YUM! Pour last drops over sno-ball. Brrr! Cold! No like. YUCK!

2011-05-11: A haiku by Sarah Colette LaCour inspired by tree work being done today: I close eyes. I sleep, …

2011-05-10: really should put Colette down to nap, but I love her sleeping on me and giving her kisses :)

2011-05-10: Pregnant in Heels–wow, i’m speechless, my heart breaks for these babies… this …

2011-05-09: In the walgreens trying to escape since aliens that turn into product displays invaded. walking …

2011-05-08:

2011-05-08: First Mother’s Day recap: long hot shower by myself, return to snuggle with baby, wake up for …

2011-05-08: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, …

2011-05-07: Calvin Borel let me down! But it was a fun day of horse racing!

2011-05-06: Putting my money on Calvin Borel with Twice the Appeal, Nick Zito’s Stay Thirsty, and a …

2011-05-06: 8:30 am soccer game…let’s see if I can do it!!

2011-05-06:

2011-05-05: In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m changing my profile pic to me and my mother and my …

2011-05-05: In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m changing my profile pic to me and my mother and my …

2011-05-05: phew…paying bills, disputing charges, making mother’s day gifts…productive day. …

2011-05-04: In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m changing my profile pic to me and my mother. If you will …

2011-05-04: Note to the wise: unless you want steam to come from your ears, don’t read the comments on CNN …

2011-05-03: The Princess on her throne! Her new favorite spot.

2011-05-03:

2011-05-02: Sharing this post cause it sums up how I have felt: …

2011-05-02: This is one of those days to stay off FB so as not to lose respect for friends.

2011-05-01: Quite the climax this evening! Cannot believe this. So surreal.

2011-05-01: Drivers in Puerto Rico: drive slowly in left lane, never use turn signals, don’t use lights in …

2011-05-01:

2011-05-01: Off to San Juan for two nights, hoping for a more pleasant experience. Aguadilla did the trick, but …

2011-04-30: 6 days in puerto rico and so far my opinion is there are great ingredients, but no one knows how to …

2011-04-29: Royal wedding spectator then guest, discussing my large breastfeeding boobs with the Duchess of …

2011-04-28: Escape from abusive school, gangs, car chase, frantic phone calls, arcade, torture by old …

2011-04-28: I think he might actually be relaxed!

2011-04-28:

2011-04-28:

2011-04-28: First time in the ocean

2011-04-28: Somebaby I know is 3 months today! :)

2011-04-27: Fresh dorado, a tropical drink, finished of with a slice of chocolate cake: yummy!!

2011-04-27: What a view!

2011-04-27:

2011-04-27: Establishing a routine of beach time from 10-12, home for lunch and nap, then out for dinner, not …

2011-04-26: So grateful to be feeling better and to be relaxing with hubby and baby girl! Could only be better …

2011-04-25: Nothing like starting off with a migraine! Likely due to dehydration, so off to fin Tylenol, drinks, …

2011-04-25:

2011-04-25: Here we go!

2011-04-24: Looking forward to an awesome Easter Sunday: worship, food, and games at church. Then home for a …

2011-04-23: Victory in soccer on Saturday, victory for Jesus on Sunday :)

2011-04-23: tying up loose ends, then playing soccer, then packing, then Easter Celebration at church, then …

2011-04-21: looking forward to a Good Friday tomorrow

2011-04-21:

2011-04-21: Proud mama of a 10lb 5oz chunk of love!

2011-04-18: working on our 7,11,3,7,11 schedule. So far we have 7,11,and 3 done….can we make it to 7 …

2011-04-18: Cadbury egg snoball at New Orleans SnoBall Cafe in Decatur…yum!!!!

2011-04-18: Off to Puerto Rico in a week! Anyone been? Any suggestions either for things to see or for advice on …

2011-04-17: Had a wonderful Sunday with hubby back in town and with happy baby girl!

2011-04-16: Lunch with great grandparents

2011-04-16: Filling up my day to make the time pass: lunch with great grandparents, introducing Colette to the …

2011-04-16: It’s a great day for a hubby to come home!! 9pm can’t come soon enough!

2011-04-16: 5:45 is not an acceptable time for breakfast, Winston and Nelson!!

2011-04-15: Mom kept us company for a bit, now to snuggle in and hope the rest passes over. Night!

2011-04-15: Bonding with my bro!

2011-04-15: Sadly no takers on staying with me tonight.. Guess I’ll weather the storm with my girl and …

2011-04-15: Taking boarders tonight to keep me company during the apocalypse storms headed our way. Anyone …

2011-04-15: Morning thoughts

2011-04-14: Gross…immigration bill passed :/

2011-04-14: Colette has decided to sleep until Daddy gets home, I’m pretty sure…

2011-04-14:

2011-04-14: Ahhh nothing like Godiva to pick up my mood:)

2011-04-14: I have an idea let’s give my two year ok’d daughter a ball and set her free to toss it …

2011-04-13: love having my baby girl to love on, but I still miss my hubby tons!

2011-04-13: anyone up for watching Colette on the sidelines while I play my soccer game Saturday morning at …

2011-04-13:

2011-04-13: Here is Sarah Colette LaCour! Thank you for your wonderful class! We recommend you to every pregnant …

2011-04-13:

2011-04-13:

2011-04-13: Glowing Gigi showing off Colette

2011-04-12: “isn’t she actually a lesbian?….oh maybe she’s just a …

2011-04-11:

2011-04-11: First night with hubby out of town and of course there are crazy storms, my favorite….NOT!

2011-04-11:

2011-04-11: Wow! Just dreamt that Colette started repeating words. Her first word was “wazzup.”

2011-04-10: Feeling nervous and emotional about hubby leaving tomorrow for 5 nights/6days

2011-04-09: Mama can still dance! Had fun in my my my my boogie shoes!

2011-04-09: My little brother is babysitting Colette tonight….weird! (Clayton–she better be in one …

2011-04-08: soccer, cleaning, wedding, church, hubby leaving for LA for a week…the next 7 days will be …

2011-04-07: Long week cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning…not even my own house which needs it! Prepared …

2011-04-06: I win!

2011-04-06: Are you really now?

2011-04-06: Anyone know of charities that will take old trophies? I’ve got a box full!

2011-04-06:

2011-04-04:

2011-04-04: 14 years ago today a white Honda civic pulled up in my driveway, a handsome young man in a pale …

2011-04-03: Sunday afternoon nap

2011-04-02:

2011-04-01: Well, after not getting their peanut butter cupcakes for their birthdays this year, Winston and …

2011-04-01:

2011-03-31: Celebrated Granmommy’s 87th birthday with ribs, coleslaw, potato salad, and brownies with ice …

2011-03-31: 8lbs 12 oz (7th percentile), 22 in long (36th percentile), and 37cm head circumference (10th …

2011-03-31:

2011-03-31: Physics problem for all you science kids out there: what is Colette’s Poop Velocity given her …

2011-03-30: Tomorrow is the big 2month check up…I’m nervous for my baby due to the several shots …

2011-03-30: Irreplaceable-Beyonce #songsnottosingtoyourchild

2011-03-30: Irreplaceable-Beyonce #songsnottosingtoyourchild

2011-03-29: EXHAUSTED

2011-03-29:

2011-03-29: Big day for Little Miss Toot today: meeting her cousins and Aunt Destiny! Then birthday celebration …

2011-03-28: 12:30-8:45…there was nothing to worry about! My daughter loves sleep as much as I do :)

2011-03-27: Fearing that my daughter will not sleep tonight given the amount she has slept today. Hopefully …

2011-03-27: Great afternoon of chowin down BBQ and chillin with friends and family. Colette pretty much slept …

2011-03-26: Did we just become best friends? Yup! Wanna go do karate in the garage?! Yup!–love me some …

2011-03-26:

2011-03-26: Randoms Just some pics Winston and Nelson–my boys All of my boys The haircut Takin’ Cari out …

2011-03-25:

2011-03-24: Getting pumped about heading to the fish fry tomorrow night!! It’s been too long.

2011-03-24: tomorrow: haircut…go a good bit shorter or get a trim?

2011-03-24:

2011-03-24: Her disposition is Happy :)

2011-03-23: Nappin

2011-03-22:

2011-03-21:

2011-03-21:

2011-03-21: Colette decided she wasn’t up for Stroller Strides: she slept till 8:30!!

2011-03-20: Hoping to make it to my first Stroller Strides class tomorrow! But…I’m pretty sore from …

2011-03-20:

2011-03-20: Lovebird cocktails ;)

2011-03-20: Off to 4th and Swift for anniversary dinner! Colette is having her first evening alone with Jen and …

2011-03-20: 7 years of marriage and he still makes me laugh every day! Blessed with my handsome, hilarious …

2011-03-20: Big smile!

2011-03-20: Getting so smiley!

2011-03-19:

2011-03-18: New comfy spot

2011-03-18: At the coffee shop with Uncle PC

2011-03-18:

2011-03-17: So much cuteness in my house!

2011-03-17: Beware the Lace on 3/17!….I pinch!

2011-03-16: Look how big I am!!

2011-03-16: Curious

2011-03-15: Beware the ides of march…caesar salad, spaghetti, and togas tonight!

2011-03-14: Bundle of joy!

2011-03-14: Had pizza pie and coconut custard pie to celebrate PI day! Mmmmm… PI day should be every day!

2011-03-14: Baby eyelashes with the perfect curl

2011-03-13: Fester, fester, fester. Rot, rot, rot. Anyone know he movie? One of my faves!

2011-03-13: Emotions are whirling and I can’t find the words to express them. Why must you mess with my …

2011-03-11: Always photo ready!

2011-03-11: Getting so big!

2011-03-11: Still a diva!

2011-03-11: Born a diva!

2011-03-11: Saying lots of prayers. My heart is sad.

2011-03-10:

2011-03-10: It will be her’s!

2011-03-10: It’s mine for now, but one day…

2011-03-10:

2011-03-10: Mother and daughter hitting up the mall!

2011-03-08:

2011-03-08: Best comment: Ms. Lacey, your baby is beautiful!

2011-03-08: Blessed with a great sleeper!

2011-03-07: I’m raising quite the social butterfly. Salsa night, birthday parties, anniversaries, and …

2011-03-07: 7lbs 7 oz, perfectly proportional, 14% height, 15% head, 5% weight. Colette is growing!

2011-03-07: Ready for my 1 month appt

2011-03-06: Sleepy baby. (testing my new iPhone 4 camera)

2011-03-06:

2011-03-06: Love her little hands!

2011-03-06: Snuggles

2011-03-06: Snuggling my baby girl since she list all of her breakfast all over herself and me. :/

2011-03-05: Awake at 2am while my baby sleeps. There is something wring with this picture!

2011-03-04: Colette just had her first Daddy Daughter dance: Salsa at the Vietnamese-French fusion …

2011-03-02: I LOVE my daughter’s laugh. I’ve only caught it while she’s sleeping a couple …

2011-03-02:

2011-03-01:

2011-03-01: Short Stuff waiting for her short stack at IHOP :)

2011-03-01: So nice not to wear glasses! Finally went to the eye doc and got new contacts! Now for new …

2011-03-01: So nice not to wear glasses! Finally went to the eye doc and got new contacts! Now for new …

2011-02-28: Asleep after bath time :)

2011-02-27: Go PS22 Chorus!! Love that!

2011-02-26: Talking to mama about our dinner with 4 Generations: great granmommy, GiGi, Auntie Rachel, mama, and …

2011-02-25: All dressed up for Mr. Matt!

2011-02-25: Heartbreaking: hearing your baby’s pain cry because you caused it :(. I bonked her head on the …

2011-02-24: Ran a few errands today with Lil Bit. She was an angel for me. I’m feeling a lot better, but …

2011-02-23: Feeling 75% better, so today should be a day of recovery rather than getting worse :). Thank God!

2011-02-22: Praying for a good nights sleep and feeling 100% better in the morning

2011-02-22: Not feeling well again. Monitoring for appendicitis per doctor’s orders; really hoping …

2011-02-22: Mommyhood: deep breaths and swallowing so as not to be sick on your child..

2011-02-22: Upset tummy for mommy makes infant care difficult…

2011-02-21: Took another good walk today :) strolled to the Dunwoody Tavern, ate some wings and sliders, stopped …

2011-02-21: Thankful husby is here to help me this week and not at WPPI, but it makes me nervous for his first …

2011-02-18: Big weekend for baby girl: hibachi for dinner tonight, meet Uncle Joe, meet Pom Pom, go on lots …

2011-02-18: Unofficial weight check (with clothes on) at the doc…. 7lbs!!! So at the very least …

2011-02-17: 3weeks ago I was in excruciating pain, today I’m in bliss :)

2011-02-17: “you don’t like to joke or be happy, do you?”. A good thing or bad thing coming …

2011-02-16: Starting to feel ill again.. Hoping and praying of doesn’t turn into anything nasty!

2011-02-16: Is it normal to suddenly feel like the past 10 months were a dream, and I still haven’t …

2011-02-16: I guess it’s probably ridiculous that I’m itching for a vacation…somewhere sunny …

2011-02-15: Caught a smile

2011-02-15: We were going to go shopping, but we decided to snuggle instead :)

2011-02-15: www.estherjulee.com/babies-an… Beautiful pictures done by dear friends :)

2011-02-14: Mimi and Colette

2011-02-14: Daddy’s Valentine :)

2011-02-14: Been blessed with love in my life! I have an amazing husband! Two doggy boys that I couldn’t …

2011-02-14: Annoyed bit dainty! ;)

2011-02-14: The first of many dress-up pictures!

2011-02-13: Zen baby

2011-02-13: Colette’s impression of a baby chimp!

2011-02-12: I need to buy Despicable Me! Loved it!

2011-02-12: Despicable Me, Colette’s dreams

2011-02-12:

2011-02-12: You might be a new mom if…when you’re leaving a restaurant you look down to find a …

2011-02-12: Rugby Sevens makes me long for the days of Speedball at Westminster. We’ve got dodge ball and …

2011-02-12:

2011-02-12: Happy Snuggles

2011-02-11: Busy day ahead: doctor for me, then doctor for Colette. What better way to celebrate 2 weeks?!

2011-02-10: Feeling much better this AM! Fever is gone, pain is subsiding, and all is right with Baby Girl :)

2011-02-09: Perfect! Lets top off this banner day with snow… Really??!

2011-02-09: Watching American Idol while waiting for my medicine to kick in, but I think Steven Tyler’s …

2011-02-09: Diagnosis: kidney infection Treatment: very painful shot of antibiotics, oral antibiotics Prognosis: …

2011-02-09: Diagnosis: kidney infection Treatment: very painful shot of antibiotics, oral antibiotics Prognosis: …

2011-02-09: At the doc due to a 101 temp and aching all over. Prayers for relief are appreciated.

2011-02-09: Hoping Dr.Judd can work wonders on my back today. I’m in a lot of pain! Ouch!

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2011-02-07: Doc says keep sucking, use saline, keep an eye on her temp, and prop Colette up when she’s …

2011-02-06: Holding my baby on my chest listening to her squeak through her nose and mouth… We’ll …

2011-02-06: Do I have Daddy’s profile?

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2011-02-05: Dr. Sears recommended Snotsucker made in Sweden giving my baby much needed relief. Never thought …

2011-02-05: Working so hard! So strong!

2011-02-05: Showing off her neck muscles

2011-02-05: A little sniffle doesn’t get a diva down :)

2011-02-05: Mommy will not get much sleep tonight because my baby has the sniffles. No fever, but the yucky …

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2011-02-04: 7 days ago Colette was born at 5lbs9oz. Monday she was 5,6. Yesterday she was 5,8. You will never …

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2011-02-03: God blessed me with the best helpmate ever! Got to go get a postpartum massage to move all those …

2011-02-03: Off to Mission Latch On! C’mon Northside Lactation Specialist!

2011-02-02: A morning hot chocolate, a hot shower, 2 naps, laundry finished, clothes organized, dishes …

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2011-02-02: Pump pump pump all day long. Pump pump pump while I sing my song!

2011-02-01: Btw, there is no end in sight to the Colette pics, so if I am jamming your news feed, TOO BAD!! hide …

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2011-02-01: Suck-cess!!!!

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2011-01-31: Woohoo!!! Left the hospital yesterday morning at 5lbs 2.7oz baby. Today after the doc visit …

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2011-01-31: All dressed for our first doctor’s office visit :). We will be picking up some preemie clothes …

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2011-01-30: Waiting for my last “free” lunch, feeding my baby, then heading HOME!

2011-01-29: Discharge papers have been signed for Mama and baby, so we’ll go home tomorrow to introduce …

2011-01-29: Day 2: falling in love more every moment. I’m feeling much more like myself and encouraged …

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2011-01-29: So proud of April Ashlock and her new addition Jeremy Scott! He and Colette will be fast friends!

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2011-01-27: Pain-free is the way to go…at least for me! However I was hoping it would let me sleep, but i …

2011-01-25: checked out some dim sum in Atlanta…not exactly what I remember from San Francisco… …

2011-01-23: Blech! Guess that’s why it was called Hard Knocks… How bout I just have a baby to be …

2011-01-23: Nervous about the prospect of a cheese soup and ketchup super bowl menu. I may be pregnant, but that …

2011-01-23: Consoling myself about the Bears loss with the prospect of beer cheese soup on the Super Bowl menu …

2011-01-23: Consoling myself about the Bears loss with the prospect of beer cheese soup on the Super Bowl menu …

2011-01-20: Baby Girl is still hanging in there not making much progress on coming out. She’s head down …

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2011-01-19: recliner/glider arrived today!! pictures to come :)

2011-01-18: Best shower ever! I’m pretty certain that any “green” mommy decisions I’ve …

2011-01-18: Recliner/Glider is coming tomorrow!! This will likely end up being my bed for the next 3 weeks :)

2011-01-18: TGFT = Thank God for Therapies! Emotional and Massage–two things that have really helped get …

2011-01-17: Wishing all of my packages actually arrives today! Especially wishing my recliner/glider appeared at …

2011-01-16: Pulling for the Jets to go to the Super Bowl, only because of the Hard Knocks series this summer :).

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2011-01-15: Wow! First major surge of mood-altering pregnancy hormones: one minute happy couple discussing plans …

2011-01-15: Getting pretty uncomfortable up in here, but I haven’t hit miserable yet; I was close last …

2011-01-14: feels prepared in case of an emergency: choking? cardiac arrest? I can handle it! I’m sure the …

2011-01-14: taking infant/child/adult CPR with friends and family today :) Gotta keep my baby safe, and we might …

2011-01-14: Couldn’t fall asleep until 3; wake up call from Nelson at 6:45. So, this is how it’s …

2011-01-14: Couldn’t fall asleep until 3; wake up call from Nelson at 6:45. So, this is how it’s …

2011-01-13: Pregnancy is both the most amazing/beautiful and most disgusting thing a woman goes through.

2011-01-13: BP still holding strong :) Belly still measuring small but steadily growing. Little One is head down …

2011-01-13: Ok, so stuck in the house because of ice, but mostly I’m dreading going to the doc today …

2011-01-12: What to Expect Tip of the Day-Day 249: “for Dad:Stay in Touch–Keep your cell phone …

2011-01-12: What to Expect Tip of the Day-Day 249: “for Dad:Stay in Touch–Keep your cell phone …

2011-01-12: hubby is off to the airport… I have mixed feelings….

2011-01-11: obsessing over whether my hubby will have a flight in the AM… wh