Monthly Archive for June, 2013


Our cholla is blooming in our backyard! We’ve been WAITING for this. Every year, it is spectacular. This time, I got a bee at work, too!

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Ready for the Ren Fest!

Last year we bought jingle skirts at the Renaissance Festival. This year, we’re taking them for another spin!

We’re building her outfit piece by piece. This year, we found a beautiful headpiece made of Peacock Feathers and Flowers that will work on Claire’s hat or in her hair. The silver accents match her jingle skirt. Huzzah!

Needless to say, one of our favorite activities is the Colorado Renaissance Festival, and we had a FANTASTIC time again this year!

Claire-isms from a 7.5 year old

I love recording Claire-isms. Here are some of the latest!

Me: “I’m sorry. I’m not a big fan of Miso Soup. To me, it always tastes like feet.”
Claire: “Maybe that’s because it has Toe-Food in it!”

“I was accidentally breathing in whistle position!” says Claire, who was NOT whistling on purpose, just so you know.

“…and then the Art Teacher cut everyone’s duct-tape. I wanted to cut my OWN duct-tape, but you know how it goes. Let one person cut duct-tape and then EVERYONE wants to cut duct-tape. Plus, she has no idea I’m an expert at duct-tape.” ~Claire, 7.5yo, Duct-Tape Expert

The reason they’re called Monkey Bars.

Jaw Therapy – One Year Later

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! If you’re just stopping by, be sure to check out the Jaw Therapy Category. In true “blog style,” the newer entries are first, so scroll back to see how this adventure began!

My last post was about The New Normal, and I wrote that in November. Nothing has changed since then, in that I’m maintaining the proper jaw position, and this is great news. I have no pain or locking, but I’m still wearing my appliances (one or both at least once a day). I’m still not able to eat tough or crunchy or chewy foods, but you know what? After a year, it doesn’t even faze me anymore. Yes, I find myself getting pouty every once in a while when everyone else is enjoying something I used to, but it’s okay.

It’s been a year.

I just can’t believe it!