Posts By Hesperleigh

HesperleighHello! This is Hesper (yes, that's my real name, it's Greek and means first evening star... you were wondering, right?!). I am a 27-year-old mother of a strong-willed but hilarious toddler, "step-monster" to a couple of teen/pre-teen dudes, and "trophy wife" of an adoring hubby. Presently I live in sunny Florida, but I'm longing for the mountains, the wind in my hair, the crisp air, the sounds of the babbling creek, oh wait a minute, that's me babbling, soooo, back to the present... My day jobs are as a full-time administrative assistant, doting mama and part-time novice crafter, though not necessarily in that order. My motivation is anything chocolate. Seriously, I can't go a day without it. My inspiration is life and the joy of being a mama, including the good times and even the trying times! I hope we can become fast friends and share some exceptional, or at least entertaining, moments along the way.

Chicken Nuggets & Banana Heads

Confession: I have not been able to kick my cursing habit since Haeden was born. I’m not proud of it. I keep telling my husband that he needs to pinch me or something when the “occasional” colorful word pops out of my mouth, but usually my intentions are much better than my patience, soooo I’m…
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Slacker

Slacker. Yep, that’s me lately. At least when it comes to the ‘ol blog.  Life has been busier than it normally is. Besides the usual full-time job and what not, I have been attending zumba classes twice a week and trying to get some other form of exercise the remaining five.  Okay more like three….
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I’m Famous, Ya’ll!

Several months ago I submitted Haeden’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Party to Apartment Therapy’s “My Party” page. Since it’s July now and I hadn’t heard anything back, I naturally assumed that they just weren’t impressed. But much to my surprise, I received an email yesterday telling me to look for it to show up today! I’m…
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60 Years & Counting

Two little love birds sitting in a tree… My grandparents celebrated 60 years of marriage this weekend. Can you even imagine? They met in Holland many moons ago. My grandfather was a missionary, and my grandmother had just joined the Mormon church. He replaced the missionary that had converted her family. My grandfather and his…
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Cup o’ Pee

This kid is crazy town. So, last night I’m sitting on the bathroom floor playing with my phone. I’ve already bathed Haeden, but I’m entertaining myself while he plays with his toys in the tub. Out of the corner of my eye, I can see that he is standing up over in the corner. And…
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5 Years

So, five years ago Saturday, this happened: Funny story, actually. The morning of the wedding, I went over to my mother’s house to get ready. When I arrived, I learned that my step-dad was not going to be attending. Apparently, he was sick to his stomach and vomiting. He had been quarantined to their bedroom….
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Come On, Ride That Train

Choo Choo! Like most three year-old boys (and maybe even girls), Haeden loves all things that go. Most especially, things that go fasssst (insert Haeden fist pumping here).  And so, a couple of weeks ago we decided to take the little man on a Sunday drive to Folkston, GA. Folkston is an itty bitty town…
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Noah Vs. Santa

Last week, I decided that it was time to get Haeden a children’s bible. He is at the age now where I think he is starting to understand the “moral” of the stories we read each night before bed, and what better time to get him his very own bible than Easter? Way to keep…
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Mickey’s House

This past weekend we took Haeden to Disney World, or as he likes to call it, Mickey’s house. The trip was everything we could have hoped for and more! Since Haeden is borderline obsessed with Mickey Mouse and has never exhibited any kind of fear around 6-foot furry creatures we adults like to call “characters”,…
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Conversations with Haeden

It’s quite funny to look back and remember that, this time last year, our pediatrician was suggesting that we take Haeden for a speech evaluation. At this point, I can’t remember how far “behind” he was, but we all knew that he was definitely not saying as much as the other kids his age. Ultimately,…
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